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Rudy foodie

Rudy’s Bar-B-Q may be owned by a Texan, but crimson and cream runs through his veins.


Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill

Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q

3450 Chautauqua Ave., Norman

rudysbbq.com

307-0552

What works: Good beef brisket and smoked turkey.      

What needs work: Cole slaw quality control.     

Tip: Diners in Sooner or Longhorn apparel will feel welcome.  

 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Easy as pie

The two ladies of Viva La Pies want to share their comfort food with the metro.


Food and Drink Features

Devon Green
The women behind Viva La Pies would like you to imagine a friendly neighborhood pie shop where you can cozy up to your favorite slice with a great cup of coffee. What could be more homey than a slice of pie? After eight years of planning, owners Deanna Layman and Charissa Morrison are on the way to make that dream a reality.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sudsy salutes

Oklahoma beers win national awards at a yearly competition.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Oklahoma City-based Black Mesa Brewing Company won a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup for its Endless Skyway Bitter. The World Beer Cup was established in 1996 to increase recognition for traditional beers around the world and award those breweries that produce excellent beer in 91 categories.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pack mentality

Chef Chris McKenna takes the helm at Packard’s New American Kitchen.


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Devon Green
There have been some changes at Packard’s New American Kitchen, 201 NW 10th St., and Chris McKenna couldn’t be more excited.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Back door, man

Be an insider and skip the front door at this barbecue eatery on NW 23rd Street.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

Back Door Barbecue

315 NW 23rd St.

525-7427

What works: The ribs, the Daily Beast, almost everything

What needs work: The texture of the smoked burgers.

Tip: Park behind the restaurant and go in through the back door.

 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

OKG eat: Pancakes for all occasions


OKG7 Dining

Devon Green

Pancakes, flapjacks, griddlecakes — whatever you call them, they’re the cornerstone of an American breakfast. There also are variations worldwide, from French crepes to Slavic blins. We’ve scoured the metro to find the best traditional pancakes and a few variations of the breakfast classic.

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

 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Papa knows best

After a bumpy start, Papa Dio’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar gained a following in the 1970s that remains today.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Bill Bonadio opened his first restaurant in Oklahoma City about the same time a revolution was unfolding in Iran. The two unrelated events helped catapult Bonadio and his restaurant into Oklahoma City’s collective awareness in a very unusual way.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Let them eat onion burgers

Thousands flock to El Reno each year to enjoy the city’s most iconic food.


Food and Drink Features

Devon Green

El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday

Main Street, downtown El Reno

elrenoburgerday.wordpress.com

262-8888 

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sporty pies

Retired professional athletes from Oklahoma return home to open a pizza franchise.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Two of Oklahoma State University’s former standout athletes are bringing a new pizza franchise to the metro this year. Billy Bajema and Josh Fields have signed a deal with Pie Five Pizza Co. for as many as ten franchise locations in Oklahoma. Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn and is headquartered in The Colony, Texas.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mountaintop masala

Himalayas Aroma of India offers cuisine for carnivores and vegans alike.


Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill

Himalayas Aroma of India

705 N. Moore Ave., Moore

himalayasok.com

701-390o

What works: Exotic food served in a pleasant atmosphere.

What needs work: If there must be beef on the menu, cook it low and slow.

Tip: Come prepared to be overwhelmed with choices.

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

OKG eat: Viva la salsa

Liven up the obligatory chips and dip with these fresh local salsas.


OKG7 Dining

Devon Green

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Why not liven up your table with one of these fresh, locally made salsas? They’re great if you like to feel superior to your fellow revelers with what you can handle or you just like to give those corn chips some pep. Find these at places like the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Farmers Market and Urban Agrarian.

— By Devon Green, photos by Shannon Cornman

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The art of eating

Come for the art and stay for the food at this year’s Festival of the Arts in downtown OKC.


Food and Drink Features

Devon Green

Festival of the Arts

11 a.m.-9 p.m. through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Festival Plaza and Myriad Botanical Gardens

artscouncilokc.org

270-4848

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Permanent parking

A food truck park plan passes a downtown committee and is on its way to a summer or fall opening.


Food and Drink Features

Devon Green
A plan to create a permanent food truck park in Midtown passed the Downtown Design Review Committee (DDRC) on April 17. The creator, Hunter Wheat, based it on other permanent food parks around the country.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chow time

A local Chinese restaurant offers old favorites and some unexpected new twists.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell

Chow’s Chinese Restaurant

3033 N. May Ave.

949-1663

What works: Dumplings, anything with ginger-scallion sauce, and lots more.

What needs work: Watch out for the raw garlic.

Tip: Take-out is a big time-saver.

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Peru-fect

South American tastes come alive at a south OKC eatery.


Food and Drink Features

Ryan Querbach

Naylamp Peruvian Restaurant

2106 SW 44th St.

601-2629

facebook.com/naylamprestaurante

What works: The friendly staff and authentic food give guests a true Peruvian experience.

What needs work: The small restaurant is kind of difficult to spot.

Tip: The choritos a la chalaca are a must-try for seafood fans.

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 
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