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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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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

Pho fever

South-side bowls of goodness await.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Pho B&B Vietnamese Cuisine
1615 S. Interstate 35 Service Road, Moore
794-5261

What works:
home-style Vietnamese cooking at fast-food prices in a family-operated establishment
What needs work:
Entrées should be brought to the table simultaneously or, at most, just a few minutes apart.
The tip:
Pho on the south side is as good as or better than what you’ll find in the Asian District.
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Burgers in HD

You can have the onions and flavor without the drive to El Reno.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
HD's Onion Burgers
12417 N. Rockwell
621-9522

What works:
El Reno-style onion burgers in OKC
What needs work:
Grilled chicken sandwich could use more flavor.
Tips:
closed on Sunday
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Have a Cow

A quirky Edmond eatery serves up juicy burgers with a rustic flare.


Restaurant Reviews

Stephanie Bice
The Cow Calf-Hay
3409 Wynn Drive, Edmond
thecowcalfhay.net
509-2333

What works:
great family-friendly atmosphere
What needs work:
more signage (It's tucked away and somewhat hard to find.)
Tips:
Try the Western BBQ Burger.

 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nhinja star

Karate-chop-free food in a flash.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Nhinja Sushi & Wok
13905 N. May
nhinja.com
463-6622

What works:
fast service, low prices
What needs work:
Nhinja Poppers could use more pop.
Tips:
Condiments and silverware are not on the table. Go get ’em yourself, lazy bones.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

French bread

Is one of Oklahoma City’s most beloved French restaurants worth your time? Oui, oui.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
La Baguette Bistro
7408 N. May
labaguettebistro.com
840-3047

What Works: The food. Specifically the kind you eat.
What Needs Work:
The Bermuda Triangle dining room. Don’t get lost!
Tips: Try something different.
This is the kind of place that does different very well.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
 
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