Family fuel

The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen grows from food truck to successful brick-and-mortar Midtown destination.
A family food tradition has spurred The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen from food truck to a successful Midtown location that will celebrate its two-year anniversary in May 2019.

Cooking lessons

An Oklahoma City Public Schools graduate turned Bravo TV star chef returns to the classroom and teaches students how to be resourceful in the kitchen.
Between running restaurants in Chicago and earning the title Top Chef Master on a hit Bravo TV show, North-west Classen High School graduate Rick Bayless has seen his fair share of surprises.

International spice

Edmond’s Kafutoh African Food Mart provides food staples and recipes to educate customers.
Edmond resident John Yomendan got tired of having to drive nearly two hours just to get a few small items that reminded him of life in his native Togo, so he decided to do something about it.

International flavor

A new downtown restaurant offers rice bowls and steam buns as a nod to Indonesia’s diverse cuisine.
Growing up in Indonesia, Alvin Sutanto was exposed to a diverse background of cuisine.

Hardcore hunger

Burger Punk serves attitude to burger fans who wanna be sated.
The newest addition to Oklahoma City’s food truck scene certainly stands out in a crowd.

Platonic ideal

Plato’s Provisions’ vegan-friendly dishes are driving traffic to the new food truck.
After graduating from University of Central Oklahoma, Taylor  Martin and Clinton Farmer considered leaving Oklahoma, perhaps moving to a city with more vegan restaurant options to support their plant-based lifestyle. 

OSO good

Paseo Arts District’s newest restaurant combines craft cocktails and designer tacos.
To make their own tortillas or not to make their own tortillas; that is the question facing operators of OSO, the Paseo’s newest restaurant from some of the district’s most notable names. 

Cover: What we ate in '68

Oklahoma City’s dining scene was radically different 50 years ago.
In 1968, the biggest national restaurant news was the transition of a regional favorite into a coast-to-coast phenomenon as McDonald’s added the Big Mac to its permanent menu.

Thunder eats

Thunder Food Court vendors offer new choices for the new season.
Chef Andrew Murin has worked in Chesapeake Energy Arena longer than the Thunder has been in Oklahoma City.

First Look: OSO brings forward-thinking taqueria concept to Paseo in late October

The newest restaurant addition to Paseo Arts District comes from the neighborhood’s most prominent restaurateurs, owner Shaun Fiaccone and chef Ryan Parrott (Picasso Café, The Other Room and upcoming Frida), who will introduce OSO at the end of October.  Located at 603 NW 28th Street on the lower level of the new Pueblo development, OSO will put an emphasis on craft cocktails and fresh tacos.

Fast pasta

By offering affordable and eclectic pasta, Pasta 2 Go aims to fill a takeout void in Oklahoma City market.
With extensive experience in fast food and fast-casual concepts both here in the United States and the Middle East, entrepreneur Bassam Saleh moved to Oklahoma City about a year ago and immediately began surveying the city to look for a void in the restaurant market.

New beginnings

Chae Café carries the rest of Chae Modern Korean’s legacy to a new independent eatery on Western Avenue.
After Chae Modern Korean surprisingly closed its highly successful 23rd Street location in April, fans were excited to see the restaurant’s popular oxtail soup and bibimbap appear on the menu at Ur/bun, also opened by Daniel Chae.

Soulful vegan

Chef-driven Health Koncious wants to make your holiday meals delicious and nutritious.
Oklahoma City chef Nicole Asali is fully aware of the preconceived notions surrounding a plant-based diet.

Sláinte mhaith

Matty McMillen’s new pub brings Irish cheer to its north Oklahoma City neighborhood.
Once Matt McMillen retired last June after 19 years as assistant athletic director of football operations at University of Oklahoma, he decided to shift gears.

Penne thoughts

At its second location, Victoria’s The Pasta Shop delivers what has made it a Norman tradition.
A commitment to fresh pasta has allowed Victoria’s The Pasta Shop to thrive at its Norman location for nearly 30 years.

OKG PHOTOS: Wine is no longer under wraps at Sprouts and other area supermarkets

For weeks prior to the new alcohol laws going into effect Monday, wine was displayed on shelves throughout the metro area.

Cover: Drink up

New alcohol laws will have an immediate impact on how consumers get their beer and wine and how retailers will sell them.
It all changes Oct. 1.

Retro modern

Ned’s Starlite Lounge serves modern fare in a vintage 1960s setting.
Ned’s Starlite Lounge opens at 7301 N. May Ave. this week, and diners will be transported to a vintage 1960s-era eatery with modern conventions, which is the vision of its namesake.

Burger celebration

Celebrate the state’s unique burger culture with the first Oklahoma Gazette Burger Week.
Oklahoma has a hamburger culture unique to the country, whether it is an El Reno-style onion burger or a Theta or Caesar burger that started at the old Split-T.

Oven fresh

Empire Slice House moves down the street but keeps its original recipe.
Housed in the 16th Street Plaza District since 2013, Empire Slice House closed the doors at 1734 NW 16th St. and reopened Sept. 26 just a few doors down at 1804 NW 16th St. In its new and more spacious home, the popular New York-style pizzeria is planning a better way to service the dedicated customers who have remained loyal to the business since its founding.

Craving satisfied

Born in Seattle’s unique food culture, Krave Teriyaki offers Oklahoma City a local option.
The roots of teriyaki might date to 17th-century Japan, but the modern Mecca for all things teriyaki is Seattle, where over 500 chain and independent shops operate in the metro area.

Cantonese fusion

Kwan’s Kitchen delivers on its concept of Chinese dishes with French influences amid show-stopping decor.
Driving along Memorial Road, locally owned restaurants are few and far between the ubiquitous corporate eateries designed to provide a familiar meal at the expense of attentive care.

OKG Sneak Peek: Ned's Starlite Lounge in NW OKC

Ned’s Starlite Lounge, 7301 N. May Ave., is set to open Sept. 24. Located in the former Nomad II location, the restaurant from veteran operator Ned Shadid (Ned’s Catering) focuses its menu on sandwiches,hamburgers, chicken-fried steak, and more.

Speedy food

Edmond-based meal pickup wants to take planning and prep out of your busy hands.
A driveway conversation between friends has developed into a business designed to help families and single people cut out the meal planning and prep time associated with cooking at home.

Fair delicacies

Great TASTE of a Fair provides a glimpse into new food offerings at the Oklahoma State Fair.
There are many reasons to be one of the hundreds of thousands of people who attend the Oklahoma State Fair during its 11-day run (Sept. 13-23), whether it’s for the rides, performances, bull riding or indulgent food.

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