Smag 7: Comfort cuisine 

The Garage Burgers & Beer
307 E. Main, Norman 701-7035

Despite the name, you won’t find any tires in this Norman spot, which opened for service this spring. However, you will find an array of burgers, tacos and salads. Try one of the two favorite desserts: Bomb Pops and root beer floats. This month, enjoy a Forward Foods cheeseburger featuring Benning Goat Gouda. Friend it on Facebook to stay up with specials, as well as theme evenings like Bucket Night and Skee Ball Night.

$$ Burgers and More

El Asadero
2703 S. Western 778-8924

Ultra-fresh ingredients only! This eatery as only just begun to sell carnitas, a meltingly tender pork dish interspersed with Mexican spices and served with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and beans. It also has started making its own corn tortillas in-house.

$$ Mexican

Round-Up Pizza
5004 S.E. 29th 677-8822

Don’t waste time or money on delivery when you can come in for authentic, pocketbook-friendly pizza. Not in the mood for Italian pie? No problem! Round-Up boasts fried chicken and Mojo potatoes, sliced, breaded and fried!

$$ Pizza, Chicken and More

Home Run Sliders
128 E. Fifth, Edmond 513-5410

matter your batting average, you’ll hit a home run with The Ump, Home
Run’s best-selling slider made with candied bacon and Gorgonzola. Got
the appetite the size of a ballpark? Come in from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays
for half-price sliders.

$$ Sliders

Timber Lodge Steakhouse
13100 Colony Pointe blvd., Piedmont 373-1161

some extraordinary beef? The best-seller at Timber Lodge is the
12-ounce rib-eye. If you’re not in the mood for a steak, choose one of
the daily specials. Here’s the rundown: Monday, chicken fried steak;
Tuesday, ham and beans; Wednesday, pot roast; Thursday, meatloaf; and
Friday, fried catfish. There’s room for 120, so bring a group!

$$ American Comfort Food

Basil Mediterranean
6620 E. Reno, Midwest City 736-0500

by local fave Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Basil Mediterranean cooks
up traditional gyros, kebobs and falafel. Try one of the specials,
chicken or pork shank, finished with a semisweet sauce made with
cranberries and apricots. See its full menu at

$$ Mediterranean

Tucker’s Onion Burgers
324 N.W. 23rd 609-2333

until 9 p.m. daily, Tucker’s has a simple, yet tasty menu of burgers,
including a turkey one. Top seller? The juicy onion burger created with
all-natural, grass-fed beef with no hormones. Recently honored as the
first two-star-certified restaurant in Oklahoma by the National Green
Restaurant Association, you can expect only the best here. Splurge for a
hand-dipped milk shake!

$$ Onion Burgers and More

—Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

$$: up to $15

$$$: $15-$30

$$$$: above $30

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