Tuesday 15 Apr

Thai me up

Thai Kitchen Cafe

327 Dean A. McGee Ave.


What works: Top-notch pad thai, excellent stir-fry dishes, fast and friendly staff.

What needs work: Parking can be a real pain, but that’s the price of eating at Thai Kitchen Cafe.

Tip: Go at dinner if you want a larger selection. But there’s plenty to love at lunch.

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Beer and wine

“Drink pink” is the rallying cry of spring for many wine lovers. The big reds of the fall and winter are retired in favor of lighterbodied wines for warmer weather, and the more patio-friendly the better. While white wines, especially sweeter ones, dominate the spring and summer, many wine lovers still prefer dry, red wines.
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Drinking al fresco

One of the first signs of spring every year is the increase in drinkers and diners spending beautiful afternoons and evenings on metro restaurant patios. As the number of restaurants in the metro continues to grow, so do the number of patio options, but very few provide spectacular views of the city while you enjoy your spring cocktails. Here are three hot spots worth visiting for more than just food and drinks.
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OKG7 eat: Soccer pub crawl

Football season is finally here! We call it soccer, but that doesn’t have to stop you from indulging in two favorite European traditions: walking and pub crawling. Since the Energy FC games will be alcohol-free, we’ve created a list of pubs and taverns within walking distance from Clement E. Pribil Stadium at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School.

— by Devon Green 

photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

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OGK7 eat: Dollars to doughnuts

While the idea of fried dough may or may not be American in origin, the traditional ring-shaped confection that we know and love does originate here. According to The Smithsonian, doughnuts were created by an enterprising New England sailor’s mother who wanted a way to store and transport pastry. Regardless of its origin, the doughnut is a modern favorite.

— by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman 

04/02/2014 | Comments 0

OKG7 eat: BBQ for me and you

Ubiquitous barbecue joints are a point of state pride and, in some cases, a reason to poke fun. When comedian Jim Gaffigan visited Oklahoma last year, he commented on the sheer number of barbecue restaurants in the Sooner State. Whether it’s the rub or the sauce, pork or beef, there’s one thing we all can agree on: A full plate of smoky, sweet barbecue with all the sides is heavenly.

— by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

03/26/2014 | Comments 0
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The Stuffed Olive

A south OKC sandwich shop serves up delicious and fresh options for those wanting to stay local.

Joshua Boydston January 18th, 2012

Oklahoma City and the surrounding metro are replete with many a chain deli restaurant, but none of those places do it quite like The Stuffed Olive.

Owner and general manager Andrea Durow, once a partner at Moore’s Two Olives Cafe, decided to not only curb the chain deli trend, but the chain trend, in general.

“We were trying to serve fresh food in south suburban Oklahoma City,” Durow said. “There aren’t a lot of locally owned, made-from-scratch type restaurants here, and we wanted to offer that to people around here.”

The Stuffed Olive certainly strikes the perfect balance between the convenience of the Panera Bread set and sit-down restaurant quality, with the added benefit of having the loving feel of homemade food. Each of the menu’s 16 standard sandwich offerings does its part in showing off that careful attention.

right, the ham and Brie sandwich

The ham and Brie ($6.99) is especially tasty, a warm concoction of gooey Brie and spiral-sliced ham that finds a brilliant counterpart in the accompanying subtly sweet caramelized onions and pepper jelly, with mayo there to smooth out the entire plate.

The Sicilian club ($6.99) is another standout with fresh turkey, along with salami and provolone seemingly flown straight in from Italy; the mayo is cut with a bright basil pesto to add a nice bit of cream and bite.

There are others, like the hot and hearty CBMS ($6.99) — which is chicken, bacon, mushroom and Swiss — and the classic muffuletta ($7.25) with a tangy spread of olive salad and a particularly scrumptious basil vinaigrette.

The soups ($4.29 for a cup, $5.99 for a bowl) and salads ($5.95) aren’t slouches, either. The Caesar BLT takes the standard formula and beefs — err, porks — it up with bacon, which feels like cheating, but I’m more than willing to let that slide. 

There’s also the Asian-leaning Bonsai that pairs mixed greens with a healthy portion of fruit (mandarins and apples), along with feta, spiced nuts and a flavorful ginger-soy sauce dressing.

right, the strawberry spinach salad and chicken corn soup

Durow notes that many customers gravitate toward some of the healthier options, especially the OMG chicken salad ($6.99) and the pesto garden ($7.25), the latter of which is served open-faced on focaccia with a salty artichoke heart, onion, olive salad, mushroom, the aforementioned pesto mayo and creamy goat cheese.

The tomato-basil soup is another popular choice, and all three dishes seem to lead to a fair amount of repeat customers.

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01.20.2012 at 10:10 Reply

We love Andrea & The Stuffed Olive!