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Pickin’ and grinnin’

Sand Stone Spring Vineyard, 9211 Sloan Road, in Mustang offers a unique opportunity for a glimpse into the wine industry. From now until mid-August, the winery welcomes visitors to pick their own grapes.
07/30/2014 | Comments 0

Food briefs: You’re toast, er, pretzel

There’s a new food truck on the scene.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Upward mobility

Locals can have fresh microgreens and herbs for cooking in a new and convenient way. Microgreens, a chef favorite, are petite vegetable greens that add color, nutrition and flavor to dishes.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Late-night bites

What a wealth of choices! We remember the days when the only places to eat after 10 p.m. were Denny’s and Waffle House. Next time you’re out late with friends, check out OKC’s abundance of local late-night eatery options.

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

07/30/2014 | Comments 0

OKG eat: Cool places, cooler drinks

We know. It’s hot. It’s summer in Oklahoma. Cool down by sampling cocktails that local bars and restaurants have concocted just for you. Find a nice, air conditioned space or a shaded patio and while away the hours drinking the flavors of summer. You might decide it’s not that bad after all.

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

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

New kids on the block

There are a wealth of new local eateries cropping up in the metro and even more coming. If they’re not on your radar, they should be. From the comfy atmosphere at The Barrel on Western Avenue to the laid-back vibe at the Plaza District’s coffee shop, you might find a new regular hangout.

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

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Southern hospitality

Pro baller Kevin Durant’s restaurant exceeds hype and scores points for homestyle Southern recipes.


Restaurant Reviews

Devon Green
One does not just simply walk into Kd’s Southern Cuisine. No, really. If you want a romantic, full meal at a table, make a reservation several weeks in advance or be prepared to sit at the bar if there’s space. The place is crowded.
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

All smiles

Try the mixed greens at George’s Happy Hog Bar-B-Q. They’re as good as the meaty main dishes. Almost.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

George’s Happy Hog Bar-B-Q
712 CULBERTSON DRIVE
525-8111
WHAT WORKS: The mixed greens are the best. The ribs are meaty and tasty.
WHAT NEEDS WORK: The mac and cheese needs a flavor infusion.
TIP: Desserts are displayed along the line, but ask if there’s something you don’t see.

 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stuffed in Oklahoma

The freshly made, new menu and management at The Miller Grill in Yukon might be too much — and that’s a delicious problem to have.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Someone with an entrepreneurial spirit might be interested in opening a small motel in the empty storefronts near The Miller Grill in Yukon, because some very happy people are going to be very sleepy.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Viva Alfie!

Alfredo’s offers Mexican food for tastes geared both north and south of the border.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe

2713 South I-35 Service Road, Moore

alfredosok.com

794-4700

What works: Good service and tacos with terrific Mexican corn and chino beans side dishes. 

What needs work: Disinfectant accosts you as you walk in the door.      

Tip: Check out the enormous menu online first.

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Noble nosh

A short drive to the metro’s edge will reward you with a taste of down-home Oklahoma cooking.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Kendall’s Restaurant

100 S. Third St., Noble

kendallsrestaurant.com

872-0303

What works: The uber-friendly atmosphere and good schnitzel-like chicken fried steak.  

What needs work: The green beans need seasoning, and mashed potatoes would be better from fresh spuds.

Tip: Come with a hunger like you’ve never experienced, because you’ll need it.

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Magnum Opus

Opus Prime Steakhouse offers decadence in everything from wine to lobster. Oh yeah, and steak, too.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Opus Prime Steakhouse
800 W. Memorial Rd.
opusprimesteakhouse.com
607-6787
What works: steaks, crab cakes and a wine list that could choke a donkey.
What needs work: a little less Sinatra on the stereo, but not much else.
Tip: With barrel-aged cocktails and an appetizer, the patio is a great spot to relax.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Let them eat cake

A sophisticated bistro specializes in European flair and uncommon fare.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

La Baguette Bakery and Café

1130 Rambling Oaks Drive, Norman

labaugette.com

329-1101

What worked: Well-prepared victuals served in upscale surroundings.     

What needs work: Nothing.     

Tip: Don’t skip dessert.

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Empirical evidence

Empire Slice House delights with specialty pizzas and old favorites.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

Empire Slice House

1734 NW 16th St.

empireslicehouse.com

557-1760

What worked: Fun and flavorful specialty pizzas.

What needs work: It's busy and can get loud.

Tip: Not every slice is available every day, so call ahead if you need something specific, or buy a whole pie.

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Boozy bikers

For its second year, Bricktown Bike Bar hits the streets with some new options.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Horton

Bricktown Bike Bar

12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Daily

bricktownbikebar.com

Prices vary

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: Ole Town Gyros & Kabob

A small Norman gyro restaurant offers an Iranian take on some familiar cuisine.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Ole Town Gyros & Kabob

402 E. Main St., Norman

447-0884

What worked: Generous portions of exotic food at reasonable prices.    

What needs work: The menu needs to stick with the basics and lose the corn dogs and fish sticks. 

Tip: Parking is scarce. Plan to park in the nearby downtown business district.

 
Wednesday, June 4, 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

Pony up

Red Horse Grill has been serving hearty Southern diner favorites to loyal patrons for a generation.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Red Horse Grill 

2205 W. Main St., Norman

redhorsegrillok.com

360-3287

What worked: Diner food that’s not from a corporate supplier.   

What needs work: Tidy up the dining room sports shrine.    

Tip: Twenty years in business means it’s doing lots of things right. 

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Italian, Venezia-style

An Italian chain surprises with pizzas and desserts worth coming back for.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

Venezia Italian Ristorante

8109 Northwest Expressway

What works: Chicken picatta, pizzas and desserts.

What needs work: Some of sauces are a touch too bland.

The tip: When in doubt, get the meatballs.

 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Peruvian purview

Chicken, fish and a variety of great food from Peru, with love.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

La Brasa Peruvian Kitchen

1310 NW 25th St.

What Works: the food. Ceviches, chicken, beef — all tasty and all affordable.

What Needs Work: Service is friendly, but it needs more servers working lunch.

Tips: Get a table shielded from the door. On cold days, it gets gusty.


 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Roasted rumors

A coffee shop with a reputation for snobbishness surprises with a courteous staff and irresistible java.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

What works: Incredibly smooth Americano, incredibly pleasant staff.

What needs work: The espresso wasn’t my cup of tea ... wait, what?

Tips: Bring a coat in the winter. It gets kind of chilly in there.

 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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