OKG Eat: Follow your stomach to these 7 local eateries 

A great way to get to know an area is to explore its dining choices. From the exotic zest of West African cuisine to the flavors of the bayou, let your hunger for new experiences guide you. — by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock and Garett Fisbeck

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Jazmo’z Bourbon Street Cafe

100 E. California Ave.

bourbonstreetcafe.com

232-6666

This Bricktown eatery serves up fine Cajun food with New Orleans flair. Take in the canal from the patio while you sip on a hurricane, the signature cocktail of the Big Easy. Try Sachmo’s Salmon, a blackened salmon filet with a rich beurre blanc sauce paired with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus.

Italian OSB at Joey's Pizzeria in Oklahoma City, Thursdcay, Feb. 5, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Italian OSB at Joey's Pizzeria in Oklahoma City, Thursdcay, Feb. 5, 2015.

Joey’s Pizzeria

700 W. Sheridan Ave.

joeyspizzeriaokc.com

525-8503

This family-owned venue was one of the first restaurants in the revitalized Film Row district. Its menu features fresh, green salads, mouthwatering pastas and its signature pizzas. Its newest pie is the Italian OSB. (Make sure you read those letters in the right order.) It’s made with grilled onions, Italian sausage and basil with an olive oil glaze.

Lobster Cargot appetizer, top, and the Caprese salad at Mickey Mantle's in Bricktown.  mh
  • Lobster Cargot appetizer, top, and the Caprese salad at Mickey Mantle's in Bricktown. mh

Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse

7 S. Mickey Mantle Drive

mickeymantlesteakhouse.com

272-0777

This quiet, upscale steakhouse offers choices suited to a variety of cravings. For lighter appetites, try lobster cargot as an appetizer or main dish. The caprese salad, with tart tomatoes and sweet balsamic reduction, is a vibrant complement to any dinner. As for the entree, try the gorgeous filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crab.

La Mexicana burger and fries at Medio Tiempo Sports Cantina and Grill in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • La Mexicana burger and fries at Medio Tiempo Sports Cantina and Grill in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Medio Tiempo Sports Cantina & Grill

2035 S. Meridian Ave.

okcmediotiempo.com

605-6250

Medio Tiempo is a casual and fun hangout where the tacos and beer are always on special. Order a couple of pork tacos to start with. Then get down to business with the La Mexicana burger with all the trimmings. For a change, skip the fries and pair it with rice and beans.

Goat meat pepper soup at Mama Sinmi's Chop House in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Goat meat pepper soup at Mama Sinmi's Chop House in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Mama Sinmi’s Chop House

2312 N. MacArthur Blvd.

mamasinmi.com

947-6262

Based on the culinary traditions of West Africa, the menu is a tantalizing opportunity to sample exotic choices like ewa alagbado made with beans and sweet corn. And the goat pepper soup is sure to wake up your taste buds.

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Cafe 7

120 N. Robinson Ave. Suite 175W

cafe7okc.com

748-3354

Cafe 7 offers delicious, affordable food. Most items are — as the name suggests — less than seven dollars. Offerings include pizza, salad, sandwiches, a daily soup and plenty of ways to customize your order. But some items are perfect, like its signature salad with roasted chicken, cranberries, walnuts and bacon.

Old fashioned sandwich and tea at Kamp's 1910 Cafe in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Old fashioned sandwich and tea at Kamp's 1910 Cafe in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Kamp’s 1910 Café

10 NE 10th St.

kamps1910cafe.net

230-1910

This cafe, named for the year shop founder Henry Kamp arrived in Oklahoma, offers an array of delectable bites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Old Fashioned sandwich, with Kamp’s curry chicken salad on wheat berry bread, is an excellent choice for a leisurely lunch break.

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