Yakitori pub

Building from Gorō Ramen, Gun Izakaya opens in Paseo as Oklahoma City’s first Japanese pub.
In the 1985 cult classic film Tampopo, food is one of the main characters alongside Gorō (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and his sidekick Gun (Ken Watanabe).

Longtime coming

Frida Southwest opens in The Paseo Arts District after more than five years in the works.
After more than five years of setbacks and delays, Frida Southwest, 500 Paseo Drive, seated its first dining guests.

Conversation starter

Black Foodie Summit showcases black-owned businesses and puts proceeds to work.

New Sichuan

Chuanyu Fusion offers traditional Sichuan-style recipes that balance spice with unique peppercorns.
The experience of dining on Sichuan-style cuisine (often stylized as Szechuan) is defined by the Mandarin phrase mala, which translates to “numb-spiciness.”

PRIDE Diversity niche

Mizu Ramen and Sushi creates a niche, offering unique broth and roll preparations.

PRIDE Jovial brunch

After the Pride parade, enjoy the whimsy of Unicorn Brunch at The Other Room.

Anticipated opening

Oklahoma City’s first food hall, The Collective Kitchens + Cocktails, is set to open at the end of June.
Oklahoma City’s first food hall, The Collective Kitchens + Cocktails, is almost ready to showcase 10 restaurant concepts at its Midtown location, 308 NW 10th St.

Sparrow flies

Sparrow offers fresh pasta, pizza and modern Italian in Edmond’s former Martini Lounge space.
Sparrow Modern Italian represents a new era for Holloway Restaurant Group, but its successful foundation set with Cafe 501 and Boulevard Steakhouse still plays a role in its newest venture.

New hen

Red Rooster makes a leap from dive bar to a full-service cocktail lounge with a local and organic menu.
Red Rooster has existed on the corner of Walker Avenue and 30th Street since 1937, but its transformation into a full-service restaurant focused on organic and local ingredients from its previous life as a dingy dive bar is as clear as the light pouring in through its new large front windows.

Island delights

D Taino Bakery opens downtown as Oklahoma’s only Puerto Rican bakery.
Hector Lopez and Wenddys Rios could not locate Oklahoma on a map until Hurricane Maria brought devastation to their native Puerto Rico in 2017.

Founders view

Atop Founders Tower, 3Sixty introduces a new menu to balance the old and the new.
In a space that is one of the most unique and historic in Oklahoma City, the owners of 3Sixty Restaurant & Bar, 5900 Mosteller Drive, want to balance the pull of nostalgia by tapping into market trends of the present.

SUMMER GUIDE Destination meals

No matter the direction you’re heading, there is a meal worth seeking out.
The summer doesn’t just mean planning trips to visit the great outdoors or family members; there are plenty of meals in small-town Oklahoma worth their own trip or to make a detour when headed out of state. North of Oklahoma City

Decade strong

Park Harvey Sushi celebrates 10 years downtown by strengthening its wine bar while embracing its sports bar roots.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month, Park Harvey Sushi has earned its reputation as a sports bar filled with authentic memorabilia and serving contemporary sushi in the heart of downtown.

Taste buds

Try It, You’ll Like It podcast confronts food fears with comedy and cooking chops.
On one level, the Try It, You’ll Like It podcast is a comedy podcast hosted by talented improvisers and “taste buds” David Zwick and Winston Carter.

Hops Scot

Angry Scotsman offers 24 beers at its new downtown taproom.
Science is the reason Ross Harper made his way to Oklahoma by way of Scotland, and it is also one of the reasons his brewery is turning out inventive beer at its western downtown brewery and taproom.

Gelato treats

Dolci Paradiso is a haven for gelato and European pastries in Oklahoma City’s southside.
With a menu built around Italian-style gelato, European baked goods and high-quality coffee, it’s easy to see why Dolci Paradiso has the tagline “Happiness starts here.”

Cover: Brunch bible

From hangover cures to finding something different, brunch is the answer.
In Bonfire of the Vanities, author Tom Wolfe accurately describes waking up with a hangover as feeling like being “inside an egg with the shell peeled away and only the membranous sac holding it intact … and the yolk was as heavy as mercury.” It only makes sense that a hangover’s best cure is a marathon brunch meal at one of the metro area’s many options.

Deuce debut

Whiskey Biscuit Bar & Grill offers all-day breakfast with a flair of Southern and Asian touches.
After surviving three hurricanes and leaving the U.S. Virgin Islands with only the clothes on their backs, opening a restaurant and bar in what is perceived as a difficult location seemed like nothing to Mark and Jennifer Richards.

Cover: Filling gaps

During the height of the foodie movement, nearly 20 percent of Oklahomans are food-insecure.
The pain shooting up Moore resident Terri Marshall’s foot is a constant reminder for her to keep going, against her doctor’s wishes, but she doesn’t know what else to do.

Hamburger hub

Geronimo’s Bakery thrives as an eastside hotspot for great burgers and sweet treats.
There are only a handful of restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro area still open and popular that have celebrated their 50-year golden anniversary.

Baja bus

Taco Nation dishes California-style tacos from the windows of an old school bus.
Cooking for friends helped heal Tim Ulrich at his lowest moment after he and his wife Leanne moved to Oklahoma City from Southern California more than a decade ago.

ALCOHOLMANAC Popping bottles

The Merret serves fun and education as the area’s first champagne-focused concept.
The first champagne-centered bar in the Oklahoma City metro area is out to dispel preconceived notions about the drink’s history and what it means to drink champagne. 


Life as a mobile bartender provides perspective on wedding and alcohol trends.
The cult classic Starz television show Party Down, which starred a pre-Parks and Recreation Adam Scott among its talented cast, went behind the scenes of all that could go wrong in event catering from the vantage point of its bow-tie wearing, want-to-be-actor crew.

Dinner diversion

Banquet Cinema Pub offers first-run movies and a large pub experience.
Oklahoma City’s newest movie theater is also its trendiest full-service bar complete with shuffleboards, a pool table and a projection screen showing sporting events.


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