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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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Victoria’s secret

The Norman pasta shop has worked the corner for years, leaving a slew of satisfied customers.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Victoria’s Pasta Shop
327 White, Norman
329-0377

What worked:
small menu that’s been perfected over years
What needs work:
Toss some chopped fresh parsley on top of all that cheese. 
Tip:
Cheese on pasta is good.   
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Super naan-y

A traditional Indian restaurant is working to build a tasty legacy in the metro.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Heritage India
3409 S. Broadway, Edmond
286-9972

What works:
great vegetarian options, like the chana saag, and the best naan
What needs work:
Servers need to know what’s on the menu.
Tips:
Lunch buffet lets you try a bit of everything; dinner for more intimate meals.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I dream of Gabriella’s

The food genie bestowed OKC with its wish of a top-notch Italian eatery.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
1226 N.E. 63rd
gabriellasokc.com
478-4955

What works:
big portions of classic Italian fare for reasonable prices
What needs work:
The hostesses could be a little nicer.
Tips:
Urbanspoon says it's open for lunch. Only if you eat lunch at 3 p.m.

 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thai-ed up

Tana Thai is authentic Thai cuisine, whether you know it or not.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Tana Thai Bistro
10700 N. May
749-5590

What Works:
lovely atmosphere, small and focused menu
What Needs Work:
Spice levels seemed to vary dish to dish.
Tips:
Take a group, order a bunch, try some of everything.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pig out

Van’s Pig Stands have been feeding hungry Oklahomans for more than 80 years.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Van’s Pig Stand
320 N. Porter, Norman
364-0600
pigstands.com
What worked:
outstanding hickory smoked barbecue that rivals any of the best in the country
What needs work:
The baked beans need bolder flavor.
Tip:
tried-and-true Oklahoma family recipes at a reasonable price        
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pizza panache

No longer will you have to choose between a taco or a pizza for dinner.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Pizzini'z Pizza
12101 N. MacArthur
720-8500

What works:
simple, delicious pizza for very reasonable rates
What needs work:
Not all of its non-pizza offerings are so tasty.
Tip:
Make sure you call the right shop, as there are two locations.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Friendly as pie

If you’ve a hankering for a pastry filled with fruit or meat, no need to make an Arbuckles retreat.


Restaurant Reviews

Kinsey Crocker
Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies
3721 N.W. 50th
946-1300

What works:
dessert fried pies
What needs work:
Not the place to go if you are looking to dine-in.
Tip:
If you can’t decide, just ask for a sample. 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Midtown medley

This fusion spot is so delicious, you might just want to cry.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Foodies Asian-American Diner
1220 N. Hudson
Facebook
235-1111

What works:
affordable, tasty Asian treats. Ramen is très spicy.
What needs work:
communication with waiter
Tips:
Seat yourself, but be sure to look at daily specials first.

 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hit me, baby, one more Thai

Spoon lets you have your curry, and your fried rice, too.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Spoon Restaurant: Fine Thai Cuisine
1428 W. Britton
286-9179

What works:
simple menu with all the favorite Thai dishes
What needs work:
The décor does little to hide that the building used to be a fast-food restaurant.
Tip:
The restaurant itself is tiny. Call ahead if you have a large group.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pizza pizzazz

Traditional Italian recipes define Sandro’s pizza and pastas.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Sandro’s Pizza and Pasta
914 W. Main, Norman
sandrospizzaandpasta.com
701-8822

What worked:
excellent pizza and good signature entrees
What needs work:
A crisp, ultra-thin pizza crust would be a welcome additional choice.
Tip:
Pleasant but not fancy dining room serving a level of Italian cuisine found in much more expensive restaurants.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pho-nomenal

Flavor is the universal language at Pho Thai Nguyen.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Pho Thai Nguyen
3221 N. Classen Blvd.
525-7373

What works:
tasty dishes for all experience levels
What needs work:
Pho broth could be hotter.
Tips:
free hot tea! Also, the place takes credit cards, which is nice.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Curry in a hurry

Fiery to mild Indian cuisine is served up à la casual at Spice and Rice.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Spice and Rice
770 DeBarr, Norman
321-7423

What worked:
high-quality food at lower prices
What needs work:
Addition of beer to the menu would complement the highly spiced cuisine.
Tip:
family recipes that haven’t been compromised for American tastes  
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Presto Pranzo!

Searching for a neighborhood Italian spot? Caffe Pranzo just might fit the bill.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Opulence is overrated.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ann can

Ann’s Chicken Fry House is the down-home taste you’ve been waiting for.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Ann’s Chicken Fry House
4106 N.W. 39th
943-8915

What works:
absolutely perfect chicken-fried steaks
What needs work:
Kitschy decor could use an update.
Tips:
Save room for dessert.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Raw appeal

Bricktown gives you the entertainment, the view, and now the food, too.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
In the Raw Sushi
200 S. Oklahoma
intherawsushi.com
702-1325

What works:
ahi tuna nachos and affordable specialty rolls
What needs work:
Non-sushi items need a little more thought.
Tip:
Park in the lot on the other side of the building or across the street.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
 
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