Nichols’ notables

Bill Kamp’s Meat Market
7310 N. Western

This traditional neighborhood meat market is filled with impeccably fresh sausages, hams, chicken and more. Customers also stop in for quiche and a large assortment of fresh cheeses. The Kamp family has kept this business going for more than 100 years, and maintains an active presence on Facebook to answer questions about meats or guide new cooks on preparation and seasoning.


City Bites
7020 N. Western

Since its founding in Bethany in 1986, this local franchise has produced a bakery; an eatery in Wichita, Kan.; and 16 other sandwich shops around Oklahoma City. Try the popular turkey melt or the California club. If you order one of its baked potatoes, make sure you’re hungry or sharing with a friend, because those taters weigh in at a pound each. For dessert, we recommend pumpkin cookies, peanut butter swirls or Sooner Doodles.


Saturn Grill
6432 Avondale 

You can tell everything at Saturn is made in-house because it tastes out of this world. Hot sellers are its spicy turkey sandwich, strawberry and spinach salad, and the pepperoni and portobello mushroom pizza. Its wines ($6 by the glass) are all temperature-controlled. Big news for Saturn Grill fans: Watch for another location in Midtown, plus an organic cookie company from one of the city’s most talented chefs, Joseph Royer.


Snow Pea Restaurant
6600 N. Western

Be sure to try the char-broiled lemon chicken, egg rolls and Szechuan specialties that are a bit on the warm side. Other
top picks by loyal customers are its char-broiled meat sticks,
garlic-fried chicken wings and a shrimp stir-fry that will excite
anyone’s taste buds. If you’re bold, ask for your rice to be made hot
and spicy.


7516 N. Western

is just the place for your sushi fix. Among the most requested rolls on
its extensive list are its Dynamite, Dynamite with grilled scallops,
Double Crunch roll with crab sticks, shrimp and avocado, California
spicy roll and a Cali with real crab. Let’s not forget its notable
Sooner and Thunder rolls. Finish up with green tea ice cream.


Brown Bag Deli
7600 N. Western

lively bistro sells a great curry chicken salad, a chef’s salad, and
housemade smoked chicken and turkey. There is hummus, a Brown Bag Deli
plate where you can skip the bread (if you wish), and maple-glazed honey
ham. Special treats include jumbo cookies, brownies, lemon bars and
carrot cakes.


Bin 73
7312 N. Western

bustling wine bar is great any time of the year and so are the
chocolatinis. But don’t go only for the wine or drinks; stay for the
food. Start out with its blue fondue for an appetizer. Among the menu
items are its Bin burger and pepper-crusted Ahi tuna, and Bin 73 just
added the classic steak Diane with mushrooms and a red wine reduction.


$$: Up to $15 

$$$: $15-$30 

$$$$: above $30

Photos by Shannon Cornman

Carol Smaglinski

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