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Steak and ale

Robust local brews pair well with chili, hamburgers, smoked meats and more.


Food and Drink Features

Malena Lott
Shorter days and darker evenings call for a bolder beverage, and local brews paired with local eateries are sure to warm the cockles of Old Man Winter.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Golden god

Take your time picking a menu item you like — there’s plenty to choose from.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Golden Phoenix, 2728 N. Classen Blvd., has a menu that requires time, patience and a spirit of adventure. Not that you have to try Top Snail with Coconut Juice ($8.95), but it’s there if you want to.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

OKG7 It’s a miracle on 23rd Street


Food and Drink Features

Kelley Chambers

Not so long ago, anyone frequenting retailers along NW 23rd Street between N. Broadway Avenue and Western Avenue was shopping for a wig or pawning a television. Cheever’s Cafe was the pioneering restaurant but sat alone for many years. Things didn’t happen overnight, but more restaurateurs gave 23rd a second look and that strip of Route 66 is a diner’s dream.

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Noble nosh

The way of the Samurai is to prepare simple but solid sushi that will have you roll back for more.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Never doubt the power of one bad meal. I visited Samurai (1630 NW 23rd St.) when it opened a few years ago and did not feel the need to return. The sushi was not good. I remember the tempura batter being sharp. Like, it hurt my mouth to eat.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pollo outlet

El Pollo Chulo’s chicken is so tasty, it’s pimp, yo!


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Depending on who you trust, El Pollo Chulo could have several meanings. Google decided it means “The Pimp Chicken,” and if I’m being completely honest, this is the definition I want to believe is true..
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gimme a break

Breakfast items vary from country to country but have one thing in common: they are delicious.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
You know you need breakfast before you go on an all-day holiday shopping trip, but all you currently have in your kitchen is ketchup, a can of tuna and some okra because there’s no time to shop for groceries. Bored to tears of the traditional American breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast? Take a trip around the world, treat yourself before noon and get your holiday shopping on.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

OKG7 Open Christmas


OKG7 Dining

Kelley Chambers
Christmas can be a trying time, what with being surrounded by family and holiday cheer. For those who need an escape, a good drink, a bite to eat or all three, several bars around the metro will be open. These may not be places where everyone knows your name, but you can head to these friendly watering holes to celebrate — or to forget — holidays.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Premium rush

With the addition of one sweet store, Classen Curve just got candy-coated.


Restaurant Reviews


With the Classen Curve store’s recent opening, married owners Carolyn and Gary Goldman have one goal: to sell delicious, delectable confections to sugar fiends of all ages.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

OKG7 let’s do lunch, downtown


OKG7 Dining

Kelley Chambers
Head to the central business district in downtown Oklahoma City for lunch options including fine dining and casual stops. Whether you’re just downtown for the day, it’s your day in court, it’s a business lunch, you’re trying to impress the boss (or vice versa) or you just want to be surrounded by tall buildings, find a parking spot and grab some grub.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Miracle on Classen Boulevard

Inside Casa De Los Milagros’ inviting palatial exterior are the wonders of well-prepared Tex-Mex cuisine.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Casa De Los Milagros Mexican Restaurant and Cantina 

5111 N. Classen Blvd.

286-9809


What worked: pretty much everything

What needs work: Borracho beans had an unpleasant flavor.

The Tip: The salsa is real. It’s spiked liberally with jalapeño and fresh cilantro. 

 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Louie Louie

It’s a boisterous sports bar that wants to be your friend. With several locations, that’s easy.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
 Grabbing lunch at the Norman location of Louie’s Grill & Bar on a University of Oklahoma football game day right before halftime was not as crackers as you might expect. 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Drum right

No offense to the Okarche economy, but great fried chicken can be found right here in the metro, at The Drum Room.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
If you think the only way to get good fried chicken is by driving 45 minutes to the west, I have good news.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kiss my political buns

These days, businesses are good at sharing polarizing opinions ... but is sharing polarizing opinions good for business?


Food and Drink Features

Malena Lott

When ordering a burger, a side dish of politics may be served free of charge. In Oklahoma, that typically means dishing out conservative opinions blaming Obamacare and/ or President Barack Obama for, well, fill in the blank. But is it a bad marketing strategy or a good way to make the cash register ring?

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Rule Britannia

Riverwind Casino’s faux British pub may be perfect for celebrating a win or taking the sting from a loss.


Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill
“Welcome to the sovereign and self-governing lands of the unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaw Nation,” reads an entry-door sign at Riverwind Casino in Norman.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

OKG7 inventive breakfasts


OKG7 Dining

Kelley Chambers
Inventive options around the metro shake up the bacon-and-egg breakfast. Sure, there is a time and place for the old favorites, but why not have some fun, too? Bacon and sausage may think they hold a monopoly on breakfast, but they take a backseat to turkey, chicken and even lobster on these menus. Some places even substitute tofu and soy for meat, and odds are you’ll never miss the pork.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
 
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