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Green is good

Two enterprising former restaurant owners looked around Oklahoma City’s restaurant industry and thought it could be a lot greener. Chris Buerger and his partner, Brian DeShazo, took notice of the fact that there is no infrastructure to recycle in area restaurants.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chow time

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.

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Peru-fect

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.

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

OKG eat: Highfalutin dining

You don’t have to be a millionaire or a head of state to eat like one. While dining like a king every night might quickly take its toll on your pocketbook, sometimes it feels good to eat like a well-heeled big wheel. For a special occasion or maybe just as a special treat, look no farther than these upscale eateries to tempt your taste buds and delight your palate.

— By Louis Fowler, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

04/23/2014 | 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
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Holding out for a gyro

Big flavor and big portions are on the menu at this Midwest City Mediterranean eatery.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
Basil Mediterranean Cafe
6620 E. Reno, Midwest City
basilmediterraneanrestaurant.com
736-0500

What Works:
Basil has plenty of options to choose from, including quite a few vegetarian dishes.
What Needs Work:
Although the menu offers plenty of options, most are typical Mediterranean dishes. The menu could benefit from some more unique items.
The Tip:
Affordable and fresh food makes Basil a great spot for Mediterranean cuisine.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kitchen creations

Even with all the hype, Kitchen 324 doesn’t disappoint.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Kitchen No. 324
324 N. Robinson
kitchen324.com
763-5911

What works:
open-faced toast, braised short rib, pretty much everything else
What needs work:
It can be very busy at practically any time.
Tips:
Bring quarters for parking. Try not to shove your butt in anybody’s face getting in and out of the booths.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lean like a Chalo

A Bethany-area taqueria provides an oasis of home-cooking amid a smattering of chain restaurants.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Chalo’s Tacos
5029 N. Rockwell, Bethany
440-2984

What works:
Burritos, tamales and goat birria. And so affordable!
What needs work:
The beef and tongue are a bit dry.
Tips:
Be sure to get the green salsa.

 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mucho Gusto

Take it from our reviewer and online cooking-show star Hilah Johnson: Salvadoran fare is alive and well in OKC.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Pupuseria El Buen Gusto
2336 S.W. 29th
636-1399

What works:
the pupusas, all for an unbelievable low price
What needs work:
It’s cash only, so a card reader would be nice. Unless you speak Spanish, sometimes communication can be difficult.
Tips:
three words — horchata, horchata, horchata
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Positively posh

Nearly 50 years of fine-dining service in Norman finds Legend’s living up to its name.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Legend’s Restaurant
1313 W. Lindsey, Norman
legendsrestaurant.com
329-8888

What worked:
Possibly the best upscale joint in Norman.
What needs work:
The dining room is a bit cramped and cluttered with bric-a-brac.    
The Tip:
Good food and fancy atmosphere that manages to avoid pretension.                               
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Saddle up

No mules or ponies were harmed in the making of The Mule’s grilled cheeses.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Mule
1630 N. Blackwelder
themuleokc.com
601-1400

What works:
sandwiches with great flavors, excellent spot to hang out
What needs work:
Parking can be a pain, but that’s what happens when a place is popular.
Tips:
The Monte Cristo is a dessert worth the calories.

 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

No reservations

A Warr Acres treasure has some of the best Indian tacos around.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Tim’s Drive Inn
5037 N. MacArthur Blvd., Warr Acres
789-5410

What works:
Indian tacos, of course
What needs work:
cash only, no debit or credit cards
Tips:
Order one of their “special” Dr. Peppers.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ever so Humble

Life is short; eat plenty of pizza.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Humble Pie Authentic Chicago Style Pizza
1319 S. Broadway, Edmond
humblepieok.com
715-1818

What works:
Try a shandy. The lemonade is housemade. It’s a great drink.
What needs work:
It definitely needs a bigger dining room.
Tips:
It’s closed on Monday and crazy busy on weekends.

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Modern Italiano

Stellas isn’t your momma’s spaghetti and meatballs.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
1201 N. Walker
stellaokc.com
235-2200

What works:
fancy Italian cuisine, tasty pizza combinations
What needs work:
Service can be spotty.
Tips:
Reservations are not mandatory, but they are helpful.

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pretty Penny

Super submarine sandwiches, salads and soups served with Sooner sass on the side.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Penny Hill Deli & Subs
1424 W. Lindsey, Norman
phdeli.com
217-8339

What worked:
In-house preparation of key ingredients makes for incredibly good food.
What needs work:
Don’t keep cookies and other desserts a secret. The eatery hides them behind the counter for special customers or something.   
The Tip:
so much better than national chain sub shops          
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Go Green

Green & Grilled keeps it light, healthy and full of flavor.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Green & Grilled
8547 N. Rockwell
greenandgrilled.com
563-2605

What works:
pork and chicken entrees, spinach rice and bacon spinach salad.
What needs work:
A little more salt would be nice, but you can add that yourself.
Tips:
You can email your order in, but remember to call and confirm. Great for take-out.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Different is good

Let your taste buds take a walk on the wild side.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Lobby Cafe & Bar
4322 N. Western
604-4650
willrogerslobbybar.com


What works:
great service, interesting dishes, excellent atmosphere
What needs work:
Prices can be a little high for the amount of food.
Tips:
Park in the back, where there’s lots of room.

 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bar none

The Sushi Bar provides metro sushi-lovers with a tasty experience.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Sushi Bar
1201 N.W.178th, Edmond
thesushibar.com
285-8484

What works:
Hamachi Kama and All ’Bout Tuna are tasty.
What needs work:
slow service, noisy dining room, some overly complicated rolls
Tips:
Call ahead if you think it might be busy. Consider sitting at the bar.

 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Artistic appetite

Italian Jim’s and Bella Forte work together to create great food and unique blown-glass artwork.


Restaurant Reviews

Stephanie Bice
Italian Jim’s Restaurant
13 S. Broadway, Edmond
italianjims.net
285-8800

What works:
eggplant ratatouille and lasagna
What needs work:
fettuccine Alfredo sauce
Tips:
Reservations of eight or more are accepted. If possible, ask to sit in the dining area that overlooks the glass studio.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nic of time

You may have to stand in a long line, but these perfect patties are worth the wait.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Nic's Grill
1201 N. Pennsylvania
524-0999

What works:
The food. Seriously. It’s uniformly good.
What needs work:
Specials ought to last a little longer than just before noon.
Tips:
Nic’s is cash only. If you go without cash, don't go without cash.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
 
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