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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

Vietnamese comfort food

I’ve always had a love affair with the refreshing, healthy cuisine of Vietnam. I love the fragrances, the fresh herbs, cilantro, basil, mint and other Asian herbs: perilla, Vietnamese coriander and sawtooth cilantro. And I love the contrast and balance in almost every dish: spicy vs. cool, salty vs. sweet and steamed vs. crispy.
07/16/2014 | 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

OKG Eat

Ah, the perils of working with special dietary needs. It can make dining out a pain. Luckily, with restaurateurs becoming more savvy to their diners’ needs, there are a bevy of places in OKC to satisfy your craving for the foods you love without losing taste. All choices this week have been road-tested by gluten-sensitive foodies to guarantee satisfaction.
07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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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

DO-nuts

Be the office champion with a dozen doughnuts topped with candy or bacon.


Restaurant Reviews

Stephanie Bice
The Daily Donut
10911 N. Western Ave.
286-5599

What works:
a great variety of donuts
What needs work:
more inside seating
Tip(s):
If you are craving maple bacon donuts, get to the stop early on Mondays; they sell out fast. Also, the jalapeño cheese rolls are great.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sammich time

The art of sandwich making is executed flawlessly in the deli of Native Roots Market.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Native Roots Market
N.E. Second St.
nativerootsmarket.com
310-6300

What works:
deli treats like quinoa, tabbouleh and simple sandwiches
What needs work:
If there’s a line, even a short one, it can be a wait.
Tips:
That Keep It Local card in your pocket is worth 10 percent off all items made in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hot date

Find time to share a little summer amore— over Italian cuisine, of course.


Restaurant Reviews

Christina Nihira
The Vine Italian Cafe
10004 N.E. 23rd, Nicoma Park
thevineitaliancafe.com
259-9888

What works: Italian food made by an Italian using authentic family recipes
What needs work: With tables close together, it isn't very private.
Tip(s): Make reservations in advance to prevent a painstaking wait.


 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pouring it on

Syrup is the perfect place to take Mom and nurse a hangover.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Syrup Breakfast Boutique
123 E. Main, Norman
syrupbreakfast.com
701-1143

What works: a small menu of favorite breakfast foods
What needs work: The wait for a table can get pretty long.
Tips: Drink the coffee black; it’s that good.

 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What about Kabob?

Authentic Pakistani cuisine is closer than you might think.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Kabob-n-Curry
4104 N. Portland
kabob-n-curry.com
601-3454

What works:
spicy, creamy, wonderful Pakistani cuisine for pretty cheap
What needs work:
Its online ordering system is dodgy.
Tips:
Remember to order rice, especially if you’re getting it to-go.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
 
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