Opportunity window

As 42nd Street Candy Co. closes its doors at the end of the month, its owner pursues new avenues.
For 39 years, 42nd Street Candy Co. has been a staple along Western Avenue, but the brick-and-mortar location is closing April 27 after owner Teresa Wall said the store never really recovered from the loss of traffic from prolonged construction along the corridor.

Name-worthy

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Legend’s has watched Norman grow.
The hand-built wooden wine cases overlooking the dining room at Legend’s Restaurant in Norman are remnants of Oklahoma’s archaic liquor laws.

Holistic hunger

Kize Concepts aims to energize body and mind with healthy products.
Taking inspiration from the Japanese term kaizen that means “change for better,” Oklahoma City-based Kize Concepts offers healthy energy bars, catering and meal services to address more than physical hunger.

Ballpark eats

With a new season comes new concession items and offerings at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Long before the lines on the base paths are drawn or even before a batting practice pitch is thrown, Oklahoma City Dodgers’ executive chef Will Fenwick and staff are cutting produce and getting items ready for that day’s concessions.

Helping hand

OKC Restaurant Week supports Allied Arts’ mission to facilitate art and art education across Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Gazette’s OKC Restaurant Week returns next week, and every $1 spent at lunch or dinner with a participating restaurant benefits Allied Arts. Founded in 1971, Allied Arts provides financial and hands-on support for 40 arts and cultural organizations in Oklahoma in addition to providing grants for non-member groups.

From scratch

Chelino’s adds fresh tamale production at its tortilla factory as new menu items debut.
Guadalupe Garcia has watched as his father Marcelino “Chelino” Garcia has built Oklahoma City’s largest network of Mexican restaurants, which now total 14 in the metro area.

Not just waffles

With the opening of Buttermilk, operator Todd Woodruff continues to diversify.
Since Todd Woodruff opened the brick-and-mortar location of Waffle Champion in Midtown to long weekend brunch lines in 2013, he has heard from people that there needs to be another location.

Bunches of brunches

Too late for breakfast but just shy of lunch, brunch beautifully splits the difference in the Oklahoma City food scene.
If brunch were an Olympic sport, it would be the biathlon. It mixes marathon meals with the excitement of fighting a crowd the same way the biathlon mixes the endurance of cross-country skiing and the thrill of rifle shooting.

Footprint expansion

Entering its fourth season, Foodie Foot Tours expands in OKC and into Tulsa.
When Nadia Jubran traveled to Oklahoma City from upstate New York to visit a friend, they signed up for the Foodie Foot Tour, a bimonthly guided tour through different OKC neighborhoods that combines history, food and libations.      “When I thought Oklahoma, I wasn’t thinking I would I have the best culinary experience, but the tour showed me otherwise,” Jubran said.

Next Issue: Alcoholmanac, Our annual libation celebration

Drink up the excitement in Oklahoma Gazette’s annual Alcoholmanac, featuring a full menu of rich, full-bodied stories on liquor, beer and wine. By Gazette staff Cover illustration by Kimberly Lynch

Going on 30 years, Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe attracts crowds with customer service

The familiar voice of Jimmy Collins bellowing, “Welcome to Jimmy’s! How are you doing?” is part of the reason Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies has become a southside institution while attracting customers across the region for giant yeast rolls and fresh country cooking. Every customer who walks through the door at 1301 SW 59th St. receives a hearty greeting from Collins.

Maturing from a pop-up, Nonesuch takes diners on an Oklahoma journey with modern techniques

Maturing from a pop-up, Nonesuch takes diners on an Oklahoma journey with modern techniques.

An acclaimed French chef relocates to Oklahoma and opens Fait Maison

An acclaimed French chef relocates to Oklahoma and opens Fait Maison.

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