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Permanent parking, mobile food

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, including places like New York, the Dallas/Ft. Worth-area and Austin, Texas.
04/18/2014 | Comments 0

Smooth pop

Ah, springtime in Oklahoma and the joy of eating food from a street vendor. Just in time for the warm weather, two new mobile concepts want you to chill out.
04/16/2014 | Comments 0

Egg-static

No single holiday has done more to ruin the reputation of eggs than Easter.
04/16/2014 | Comments 0

OKG7 eat: Fresh off the farm

There was a time not too terribly long ago in Oklahoma City when there was a chain on every corner and the closest you could get to local was to make a trip to your farmers market and make the food yourself. We always celebrate all things local, and luckily, it’s getting easier for OKC restaurants to incorporate locally grown, all- natural ingredients into what they offer.


— By Devon Green

photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

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

04/09/2014 | Comments 0

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
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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

Chopped

Mama Sinmi’s Chop House offers you everything but a plane ticket when it comes to West African fare.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Mama Sinmi’s is an intimate dining room with a handful of tables and a sprawling mural of Africa on the wall (along with a Post-It Note imploring visitors to keep their hands off it). Order at the counter, but take your time. The menu can be daunting..
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

No gyros allowed

This Mediterranean cafe leaves the gyro stereotype at the door, and off its menu.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Don’t tell the gyro I said this, but sometimes I don’t want a gyro.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

House party

There’s a multitude of reasons to love The Park House at the Myriad Gardens.


Restaurant Reviews

Kevan Goff-Parker
The Park House, the much-awaited contemporary American cuisine restaurant on the eastern edge of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, opened in mid-December. Foodies and families out for fun haven’t been the same since.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Traffic pattern

Hunger finds a delicious landing at Annie Okie's Runway Cafe with club sandwiches, hearty breakfasts and more.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

Annie Okie’s Runway Cafe

5915 Phillip J. Rhoads Ave.

787-7732

What worked: Breakfast is strong, especially the omelets.

What needs work: The burger’s pretty boring, and the dinners seem like they’re just sandwiches without the bread.

Tips: Sit in the atrium if you want to watch the planes.

 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Greasy spoon greatness

Sometimes a diner is just a diner. A good ol’ hole-in-the-wall can still serve up perfect breakfasts as well as burgers.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
We have fooled ourselves, we foodie hipsters. We have bought into this idea that every hole-in-the-wall is a gem merely waiting for us to polish it. And then we can shine it in the eyes of our foodie friends and say, “Oh, you haven’t been there? I’m not surprised.”
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On top of Ol’ Gyro

Forget the golden arches and head for the land of the Golden Fleece.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler

Ol’ Gyro Mediterranean Cuisine

3513 N. Classen Blvd 

606-2266


What works: A quick and easy lunch at a low price.

What needs work: The menu is a little thin.

Tips: Ask for extra garlic sauce — in a bucket, if possible.

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Seoul food

Spicy barbecue and bold flavors welcome fresh flavor from the Korean peninsula.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Dong-A Korean Restaurant

1262 N. Eastern Ave., Moore

237-1002

What worked: Made-to-order dishes from family recipes.

What needs work: Substitute Korean pop music for the big-screen TV.     

The Tip: This is the place to go for Korean cuisine on the south side.         

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

American luxury

Packard’s American Kitchen showcases the art of handcrafted fare, from duck mac and cheese to juicy rib-eye hamburgers.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Winners never quit. Even if they start out by losing a bit. Packard’s New American Kitchen, 201 NW 10th St., had to endure an early losing streak. The menu seemed ambitious and different, but like so many restaurants, it took time for the food and the service to meet the high expectations of the customers.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Let’s talk turkey

Finding turkey burgers, even in this meat-loving town, isn’t easy, but they add variety to any restaurant’s beefy menu.


Restaurant Reviews

Ken Langston
It’s no secret: Oklahoma City loves beef, and there is nothing quite like a great steak or burger. However, some people choose not to eat red meat for health or dietary reasons.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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

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
 
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