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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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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

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

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

Lucky VII

VII Asian Bistro brings together the flavorful textures of Vietnam with the flair of the Far East.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

What works: Good prices on a variety of Vietnamese and other Asian dishes.

What needs work: Keeping goons like me from ordering too much food.

Tips: Skip the lunch specials and get the pho or the glass noodles. Very tasty.

 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

She’s country

Drive those few extra miles out of the city and treat yourself to some down-home cooking at Libby’s.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Libby’s Cafe

111 N. Main, Goldsby

Interstate 35 exit 104 (2 miles south of Norman)

libbyscafe.com

288-2418


What works: entrees that compare with the metro’s best.  

What needs work: The website needs an update with a complete menu, including prices.      

The Tip: top-notch, country-style grub and plenty of it.

 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Get the Blu’s

It’s time to spread the word about Oklahoma City’s barbecue secret.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
It was about a year ago when Blu’s Bar-B-Q & Burgers opened quietly at 612 N. Robinson Ave., becoming Oklahoma City’s little secret for great Southern cooking.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Local eats

Norman’s hyper-local eatery creates a tasty profile while highlighting garden-fresh produce and prairie-grown meats.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
Local
2262 W. Main St., Norman
eatatlocal.com
928-5600
What works:
a variety of menu items that are both tasty and healthy.
What needs work:
Some of the prices are a little steep.
The tip(s):
Order whatever is in season or on special because Local tries its best to offer the freshest area ingredients possible.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

1, 2, Pizza23!

From its house oil and garlic sauce blend, these pies are delicious from the crust up.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Pizza23
600 NW 23rd St.
pizza23okc.com
601-6161

What works: buttery crust, fresh toppings and unique combinations
What needs work: more customers. Despite good food, the place was nearly empty.
Tip(s): Starting soon, Pizza 23 will serve pancakes, a coffee bar, etc. for breakfast.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tres times a charm

From banana leaves to chicken-fried goodness, this Norman establishment will plate anything you please.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Tres Cantina & Grille
305 E. Main St., Norman
701-8282

What works:
A menu of typical and not-so-typical Mexican and South American fare.
What needs work:
It takes time for food to get to the table when the restaurant gets busy.
Tips:
Come on Fridays and Saturdays for live music.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

From Lima, with love

Sample the broad diversity of Peruvian cuisine or stick to familiar Tex-Mex at this dual menu eatery.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Mamaveca Mexican Restaurant
2551 Hemphill Dr., Norman
573-4003

What worked:
a fine selection of well-presented Peruvian and Tex-Mex dishes.
What needs work:
We were served only bland red salsa, but there’s a spicy green version, too. It would improve the dining experience to offer both.
Tip(s):
It’s a Mexican restaurant with Peruvian soul.    
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Roll on

It may not be traditional, but this Norman sushi stop sure is tasty.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
Full Moon Sushi and Bistro
326 E. Main St., Norman
701-1800
What works:
a wide variety of sushi options
What needs work:
It’s not the best spot for those seeking traditional Japanese sushi.
Tip(s):
It’s a comfortable atmosphere with a friendly staff, so stop here for casual and/or intimate dining.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bricktown boogie

Finally found a parking spot and have a few hours to kill before the game or hitting the dance floor? Have a burger!


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Bricktown Burgers
300 E. Main St.
232-4373

What works:
simple onion burgers cooked right
What needs work:
Avoid going overboard with toppings.
Tips:
Bring change for parking, or walking shoes.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Smokey and the sandwich

This may be the best barbecue in the city, with made-to-order chips to go with it.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Smokey's BBQ and Diner
2410 N. Portland Ave.
smokeysbbqokc.com
948-2001

What works:
slow-cooked meat and made-to-order sides
What needs work:
The parking. Definitely the parking.
Tips:
Try the tangy Carolina barbecue sauce.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
 
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