Sooner statehood

In honor of Oklahoma’s statehood anniversary later this month (Nov. 16), indulge in the official state meal by getting some of the best renditions of parts of the meal or try to tackle the entire thing every Tuesday. By Jacob Threadgill with photos by Alexa Ace, provided and Gazette / file

Gazedibles: Braised and stewed

It’s fall, which means there are times when a slow-cooked stew or braised meat is the only answer for your cravings. If you don’t feel like spending the hours it takes to pull off some of these dishes at home, these seven restaurants have you covered.

Gazedibles: Trick or treat?

It’s trick-or-treat time, and in honor of Halloween, we’ve put together a list of restaurants that feature some of the most divisive foods in the U.S. diet: mayonnaise, cilantro, olives, coconut, blue cheese and okra. 

Gazedibles: Soup’s on

It might have taken until the middle of October for a chill to finally hit the air, but it’s here. There is no better way to warm your soul than with a bowl or cup of a tasty soup.

Gazedibles: Gluten mindfulness

Although full-on celiac disease affects about 200,000 new cases every year in the country, there are many more that are gluten-insensitive. These seven restaurants not only make gluten-free substitutions on the menu, they have more than one option.

Gazedibles: Beyond Tex-Mex

We love traditional Tex-Mex and its Okie-adjacent variants (let me bathe in complimentary cheese sauce), but there are a lot of restaurants in the metro area highlighting authentic cuisine from all over Central and South America. By Jacob Threadgill with photos by Alexa Ace and Gazette / file

Gazedibles: Cake craving

We’re not talking about cupcakes or a small cake bite. These are either full-sized cakes or decadent slices that will fully satisfy your craving for moist and sweet desserts that a pie can just never touch.

Gazedibles: Fall treats

We’re only a few years away from the season officially changing from being called “fall” to simply “PSL season” due to the runaway success of all things pumpkin spice, especially the namesake pumpkin spice latte. These seven eateries provide the pumpkin spice as well as other fall offerings.

Gazedibles: Tasty bird

Chicken outside the fried variety doesn’t hold a high enough position in the U.S. protein power rankings, but it can be much more flavorful than the sad, dried-out chicken breast that sometimes tops an uninspired salad. We pay tribute to the best non-fried chicken dishes the city has to offer.

Gazedibles: Tacocation

You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to get tacos. They’re a food worthy of any meal on any day of the week.

Gazedibles: Big game-watching

Let’s face it: finding a true sports bar where it’s possible to get good food and watch your game of choice this fall can be difficult in Oklahoma City. The upcoming Chalk luxury sports bar near Memorial and Western avenues strives to be the answer we’re looking for, but it won’t be ready for this football season.

Gazedibles: Summer seasonal

Summer is peak time for produce and inventive menus across the city. These seven restaurants have had fun with food trends and local ingredients to create some memorable seasonal menu additions.

Gazedibles: Decadent desserts

Restaurant desserts can be a tricky proposition. Often you can find the same flourless chocolate cake or Key lime pie across menus as restaurateurs place more emphasis on quickly turning tables than customers enjoying another item.

Gazedibles: Corner slice

Fancy local pizza places get a lot of buzz—and rightfully so—but getting a large pizza that costs more than $20 isn’t always an everyday option. This is a list of quality neighborhood pizzerias that have good service and large pizzas that cost less than $10.

Indian tacos

You don’t have to wait for fall and the state fair to get an indulgent fry bread Indian taco. Whether you’re looking for a classic location that has been serving them for decades or something a little more modern, these seven restaurants have you covered.

Gazedibles: Refreshing greens

It is a peak time of the year for fresh fruit. Summer salads using fruit are a great way to fill up with nutrients without carrying a food baby while you’re moving quickly from your car air conditioning to office air conditioning.

Gazedibles: Hog wild

Pulled pork is a menu item that is immensely popular, but the difference between freshly smoked and pulled varieties and the overcooked and mushy versions can be vast. Make sure you get seven good versions with these seven restaurants. 

Gazedibles: Celebrating 'Murica

In honor of Independence Day, let’s take a look at seven dishes that trace their origins to the United States: chicken-fried steak, s’mores, chocolate chip cookies, meatloaf, gumbo, Buffalo wings and apple pie. These seven eateries will satisfy your craving to indulge in America.

Gazedibles: Chisholm trailin’

There is always a lot of activity around Memorial Road, which has been bolstered with the nearby addition of the Chisholm Creek development, allowing folks in the north metro area the opportunity to visit some of the city’s best without venturing too far south. Check out Chisholm Creek and a few new additions in the surrounding area.

Gazedibles: From the grill

Summer is now officially here, and for many people, nothing symbolizes the season quite like firing up the grill. What if you don’t want to wash your own dishes, though?

Gazedibles: Fruit fun

One of the perks of enduring the heat of summer is access to fresh fruit that doesn’t come from a hothouse. From drinks to dessert and salads, here are seven restaurants that are having fun with fruit this summer.

Gazedibles: Raw fish

Just because we live in a landlocked state, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have good access to fresh seafood, so thank you, modern transportation and overnight shipping. Whether your preferred method is Japanese (sushi), South American (ceviche) or Hawaiian (poke), these seven restaurants have you covered.

Gazedibles: Vitamin (D)ining

Even though we’re a few weeks away from the summer solstice, temperatures are beginning to heat up. Here are seven places in the metro area to grab a drink or a bite to eat under the sun.

Gazedibles: Sizzling solstice

From bratwurst on the grill to a refreshing summer salad and shaved ice to beat the heat, summer food favorites come in a lot of different forms. Get ready to celebrate the solstice at these seven restaurants.
Rococo Restaurant & Fine Wine 2824 N. Pennsylvania Ave. rococo-restaurant.com 405-528-2824

Gazedibles: Meat-free

It’s starting to heat up, and we’ve got a long summer around grills ahead of us. Before stuffing our bodies with charcoal-kissed meats, check out a few of the best plant-based dishes in the city.

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