Smag 7: Love your food 

Shawn’s Sushi
5612 Northwest Expressway, Warr Acres 792-2211

Shawn Zhang came to Oklahoma from the northwest part of China, but he
specializes in irresistible Japanese sushi. Some of his best-sellers are
the aptly named “Spicy Cowboy” and another called “Lifesaver,” which is
tuna and salmon with lemon, cucumber and avocado. Sweeten the
celebration with its scrumptious deep-fried bananas or New York-style

$$ Asian

Sandro’s Pizza and Pasta
914 W. Main, Norman 701-8822

Ready for some real love? Pizza is a love-you-lots dazzler for a hot date night. Just
call ahead to Sandro’s and request a lustful heart-shaped pizza, which
will be out in a heartbeat. Or share a plate of spaghetti, a la “Lady
and the Tramp.”

$$ Pizza

The Red Cup
3122 N. Classen Blvd. 525-3430

Cup is catering to the singles for its Un-Valentine’s dinner. At 7
p.m., there will be a four-course $28 vegetarian meal. In the past,
there was an eggplant Parmesan, curried veggies, a “fancy” salad and a
rose cake for a finish. Singles dine while making new friends. This
tasty temptation is by reservation only.

$$ Vegetarian

The Tasting Room
4322 N. Western 604-4650

the love on Valentine’s Day at The Tasting Room at Will Rogers Theatre.
The unique business is offering two seatings with a Spanish-influenced
menu that will stir the soul. Chef Mackenzie Bentley will pull out all
the stops on this four-course meal with top-notch ingredients. Do note
that reservations for this dinner are due by Friday.

$$$ Eclectic dining

Italia Express
4621 N. May 917-9995

make this day designed for lovers extra special, the chef will be
dazzling with its surprising frutti de mare, which means “fruit of the
sea.” It’s a delicate seafood linguini, perfect for a rendezvous with
your sweetie. The dish will include mussels, shrimp, clams and scallops,
served with red or white sauce. They also will have a veal and shrimp
special with Marsala. And its tiramisu? Worth every bite.

$$$ Italian

Los Vaqueros
1114 s. Air Depot, Midwest City 737-1005

head over heels when you feel the warmth in this place. Los Vaqueros
offers a blend of great Mexican dishes from chiles rellenos and shrimp
cocktail to fajitas, and then spoils its customers with sweet
sopaipillas. The place offers oldf-ashioned, laid-back authentic food
made with love.

$$ Mexican

The Shack Seafood & Oyster Bar
303 N.W. 62nd 608-4333

Cajun? This place will warm up those taste buds! You will get all the
quick bliss and flavor of the food of Louisiana at this joint. Don’t
leave without trying the deep-fried alligator. Do take advantage of the
V-Day special, which will be a petite fillet with grilled shrimp and a

$$ Cajun

—Carol Smaglinski photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

$$: up to $15 $$$: $15-$30 $$$$: above $30

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