Restaurants offering curbside pickup and/or delivery

Abel's Mexican Restaurant 5822 NW 50th St., Warr Acres 405-491-0911 Abuelo's multiple locations order.abuelos.com

PRESS RELEASE VOLUNTEER UPDATE: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma continues its response to COVID-19

Hello! Late Tuesday evening we established a protocol to help us meet our food assistance needs while also adhering to safe social distancing.

84 Hospitality Group moves to takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up

84 Hospitality Group announced today that it is switching to takeout-, delivery- and curbside-only service for an undetermined amount of time.

Alcoholmanac: Will and way

COOP Ale Works taps into the growing hard seltzer market with the first local brand to distribution, Will & Wiley.
The largest-ever product launch for Oklahoma City’s largest brewery is not an IPA or lager.

Alcoholmanac: Legacy continues

With touches of its history, Elmer’s Uptown provides live music, drinks and food for generations of fans.
The legacy founder Elmer Kemp established throughout the decades and locations of Elmer’s Uptown is still felt, even after his death in 2018.

Slice return

Veteran pizza operator Danny Falcone has returned to Oklahoma and taken over New York Pizza & Pasta in Norman.
The common legend for what makes New York pizza special is the water.

Paseo Punk

With inventive burgers and a whiskey-focused bar menu, Burger Punk crowd-surfs into The Paseo Arts District.
The same aesthetic that made Burger Punk the most unique food truck in Oklahoma City is applied to its brick-and-mortar location in The Paseo Arts District, which opened for lunch and dinner the last week of February.

Organic pledge

Clean Juice expands into Oklahoma at Classen Curve as the nation’s only organic-certified franchise.
Most days when customers walk into the Clean Juice location in Classen Curve, they will see franchise owner Jasmine Parker operating the huge cold-pressed juicer through a window.

Food briefs

Scottie’s Deli closing, Cal’s Chicago Style Eatery returns, Magic Noodle opens in OKC and more
Scottie’s Deli closing

Soul provider

Oklasoul Cafe provides a rotating menu of options with plenty of sweet treats.
The soul at the heart of Oklasoul Cafe doesn’t mean soul food.

Daiquiri Vibes

Good Times & Great Vibes offers a twist on frozen daiquiris, as its wine-based drinks are topped with candy or available to-go.
A strong bond between longtime friends brings a jubilant taste of the South with colorful wine-based daiquiris to Oklahoma at Good Times & Great Vibes.

No fryer zone

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe stakes its claim for healthy options by making more than 100 items in-house.
Providing healthy options has been important for Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe since it was founded in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1997.

Cheesesteak commitment

Philly Homa, which is accumulating lunchtime lines, gets its bread and steak shipped from Philadelphia.
A commitment to serving Philly cheesesteaks like those found in Philadelphia has led to breakout success for Philly Homa after just a few months in business and has already set the groundwork for expansion.

Food Issue: Building community

A monthlong celebration of black-owned restaurants will create awareness and track economic impact.
In honor of Black History Month, OKC Black Eats has organized a selection of black-owned restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro area together for a monthlong celebration designed to build community and study economic development. Apollo Woods founded OKC Black Eats in 2017 and has watched the marketing organization grow in the intervening years so much that it has become his full-time job.

Panda-style

Panda Grill draws fans with its fresh burgers, fries, customer-favorite chicken teriyaki and its own special bread.
Since opening in 2016, Panda Grill has generated a huge following thanks to its commitment to providing fresh food in large portions.

Learn and chill

Play Cafe allows kids to learn and have fun while parents relax with healthy food and even booze.
With a menu featuring items like avocado toast and grain bowls inside a modern and clean aesthetic, Play Cafe, 610 NW 23rd St., at first glance might be the next casual, comforting cafe to open in Uptown 23rd District.

Ode to meatloaf

Area chefs compete in a meatloaf challenge that sets the stage for a public event this spring.
Besides fruitcake, I can’t think of a more derided food item at the butt of jokes in popular culture than meatloaf, but I’m a fan of the savory loaf.

Fresh choice

Ichiban Sushi Bar & Poke offers diners a choice of fast-casual poke bowls or sit-down service with sushi and a hibachi grill.
Along S. MacArthur Boulevard and just off Interstate 40 is a sea of big-box retail outlets and franchise chain restaurants, but at 6308 SW Third St., Ichiban Sushi Bar & Poke offers local ownership as fresh as the fish it serves.

Eggroll Queen

From side hustle to brick-and-mortar, Queen of Eggrolls wants to make Laotian cuisine popular in Oklahoma City.
Getting the nickname Queen of Eggrolls isn’t something that happens without lots of hard work.

La vie en Eleanor

As Oklahoma’s largest champagne lounge, The Eleanor is about more than popping bottles.
Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of the most famous and powerful women in history, as she became the queen of France (1137-1152) and of England (1154-1189) and led the second crusade to the Holy Land during her rule in the High Middle Ages.

Cannabis Issue: Happie Flower

Using its ‘miracle’ sprouted spelt crust, the folks behind Stone Sisters Pizza Bar are disrupting THC-infused edible pizzas across the state.
Sometimes the most obvious joke is the one you should make.

Cover: Cooking cred

Younger generations are food-obsessed on social media, but their skills in the kitchen are lacking.
In 2019, the millennial generation (those born between 1981 and 1996) overtook baby boomers as the largest workforce population in the United States.

Ambitious barbecue

Clark Crew BBQ adds steaks and pizza to a menu that has dominated the competition barbecue circuit.
Like a location in one of Bill Hader’s character Stefon’s appearances on Saturday Night Live, Clark Crew BBQ has got it all: an outdoor dining area that seats over 500 people, competition barbecue world championship belts, grilled wagyu steaks, a fresh salad bar and a huge pizza oven.

Friendship foundation

The Hive Eatery in Edmond provides organic, quality products for comfort and allergen-free food.
The Hive Eatery in Edmond, 1141 E. Second Street, was born out of the bond between friendship and the desire to provide a dining destination that will make guests happy if they’re searching for indulgent comfort food or if they need organic, allergen-free clean eating.

Automated sushi

Sushi robots increase efficiency and provide Nhinjo Sushi and Grill a pilot opportunity as a potential fast-casual sushi franchise.
One of metro Oklahoma City’s first families of sushi is relying on the technology manufacturers’ market of “sushi robots” to lower the barrier for becoming a sushi chef with new fast-casual Nhinjo Sushi and Grill serving as a pilot program for potential franchise expansion.

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