100 E. Main, Bricktown 524-9500
CocoFlow opened a chocolate studio on its second floor offering classes and parties in Bricktown. It is right above the retail spot. CocoFlow offers artisan chocolate, freshly made pastries and desserts. This is a perfect spot for an after-dinner dessert with coffee or hot tea. There is also a full espresso bar. Ask for the chocolate salty dog, a caramel praline.
$$ Chocolate and more
East Super Buffet and Sushi
212 S. Air Depot, Midwest City 732-8181
Sushi makes some people’s mouth water. Others get excited for a buffet. What’s better than combining the two? At East Super Buffet and Sushi, there’s something for everyone. The sushi bar is quite popular with its rainbow roll, the dragon roll and the spicy crab. Yes, there is shrimp tempura, too, plus a white Alaskan pollock tempura. Desserts you will discover include a mocha cake, strawberry mousse or a mango mousse.
Sean Cummings’ Irish Restaurant & Pub
7523 N. May 755-2622
Owner Sean Cummings says he is on the lookout for people who would like to join him on a trip to Dublin in 2012 to see Navy and Notre Dame play in Ireland. “There is a huge amount of Notre Dame alumni in the Oklahoma and Tulsa area,” he said. At Vito’s, right next door and owned by his wife, stop by for the chicken spiedini and the mocha pot de crème for a nice finish.
$$ Pub food
Basil Mediterranean Restaurant
6620 E. Reno, Midwest City 736-0500
Ever dine at Zorba’s on N. May? This is a sister restaurant that is doing well. The portions have grown larger, for example, diners will find more vegetables on the osso buco, and the Euro platter has grown in size. There is a lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where you can get a sandwich and fries with a free drink. And here’s a tip: Get the baklava.
The Abner’s Ale House
121 E. Main, Norman 928-5801
The most requested food on the menu at the bar is the sweet potato fries along with the fried pickles. People like the blackened chicken sandwich and follow that with Guinness bonbons, which are chocolate cake with a chocolate shell done with raspberry liquor. You will like its Reuben sandwich, for sure.
$$ Pub food
Sinbad Mediterranean Cuisine & Buffet
5801 Northwest Expressway 773-3663
The owners of Sinbad have recently added more variety to the buffet. But don’t fret, the old favorites the customers love are still there. For example, the beef tenderloin kebab is delightful. The kebabs are available in both chicken and beef. After dinner, slip over to the popular hookah lounge, where there are belly dancers Friday and Saturday evenings.
14201 N. May 286-9304
In this ever-changing world of food, there is one thing that stays constant, and it is fresh ingredients. Coolgreens is paving the way for others in how they think about and eat food. One of its co-owners is Chris Lower, who has been instrumental in bringing forth so many of our finest metro restaurants. In Coolgreens, everything is done in front of the diner after they point out just what they desire. What could be better?
$$ Salads, soups and more
—Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock, Shannon Cornman and Marianne Pickens
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