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Italian, Venezia-style

Limoncello cake Photo by Shannon Cornman Italian chain restaurants have become shorthand for describing those who don’t like “real” food or aren’t “shopping local.” Now here’s an unpopular position: They’re not that bad. Not really. I mean, if you’re craving the most authentic Italian food in Oklahoma City, you’re already facing a bit of an


It took me 25 years to leave the U.S., and I didn’t go very far. A cruise ship. Mexico and the Caribbean. So to say I’m well-traveled is to fundamentally misunderstand the nature and meaning of words. And yet here we are in Oklahoma City, and I find myself spoiled for choice when it comes

No gyros allowed

Sorry, you delicious melange of beef and lamb, shaved thin and crisped on a spit. Some days, I want to expand my options. I’m obsessed with doing so at Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe & Market, 3131 W. Memorial Road. Nunu’s is the rare Mediterranean spot in Oklahoma City that does not serve a gyro. But if

Greasy spoon greatness

Yes, sometimes looks can be deceiving. And sometimes looks are there for a very important reason, as a warning. The key to discerning between the two is in reading the signs. Are the booths and chairs worn down but still clean? Do the waitresses seem harried, as if there is plenty of work to do?

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