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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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Little bakery on the Prairie

It’s a bread-lover’s paradise at Prairie Thunder Baking Company.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Prairie Thunder Baking Company
1114 Classen Drive
prairiethunderbaking.com
602-2922

What works:
really great baked goods
What needs work:
expanding the lunch selection
Tips:
Go early if you’re going for a specific item. When they sell out, they’re out.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

All trails lead to here

Enjoy Peru’s flavorful cuisine at a price that won’t break the bank.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Inca Trail Peruvian Restaurant
10948 N. May
incatrailokc.com
286-0407

What works:
Amazing food, especially the Pollo a La Brasa and ceviches.
What needs work:
Purple corn drink is not in my wheelhouse.
Tips:
Meat lovers, get the Parrillada Inca if you want to try a bit of everything.

 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cous we said so

This is Mediterranean food worth getting excited about.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Cous Cous Cafe
6165 N. May
couscouscafeokc.com
286-1533


What works:
big flavors, quality food, low prices
What needs work:
better information about their desserts
Tips:
The parking lot is small, so carpool.


 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Savory Vista

Bella Vista serves up inspired Italian and Greek dishes.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Bella Vista Italian Kitchen
5801 S. Western
bellavistaokc.com
631-1717

What worked:
Italian and Greek meals prepared with obvious pride
What needs work:
The marinara sauce is too sweet.
The Tip:
Family owned and operated, this place is distinctly unique in atmosphere, service and quality.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jo dough

We aren’t sure who Jo is, but she sure can make a pizza.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Jo's Famous Pizza
900 S. Kelly
josfamouspizza.com
340-7070

What works:
big flavors and lots of toppings
What needs work:
Prices are a bit steep for specialty pizzas.
Tips:
Get the half-and-half so you can try out a few intriguing combos.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Italian artistry

Enjoy hearty Italian in the heart of downtown Edmond.


Restaurant Reviews

Stephanie Bice
Othello’s Italian Restaurant
1 South Broadway, Edmond
othellos.us
330-9045

What works:
lasagna topped with meat sauce
What doesn’t:
house wine
Tips:
Bring your appetite and save room for dessert.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Principles of pasta

An old-school spaghetti joint sticks to the tasty basics.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Meiki's Italian-American
6916 Northwest Expressway
721-5522


What works: angel hair with pesto and a great calzone
What needs work:
boring salads
Tips:
Lunch specials give good discounts on pasta favorites.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

You say ‘neck-o,’ I say ‘knee-ko’

Any way you pronounce it, Sushi Neko has a stellar menu for all to enjoy.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Sushi Neko
4318 N. Western
sushineko.com
528-8862

What works:
top-notch nigiri, spicy miso and gyoza
What needs work:
Watch what you’re spending. It adds up fast.
Tips:
Reservations aren’t always necessary, but it’s nice to have a guaranteed seat.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Southern special

Bring your appetite and your non-vegetarian friends for a meal full of comforts and carbs.


Restaurant Reviews

Christina Nihira
Red’s Southern Diner
840 W. Danforth, Edmond
509-2635
redsoutherndiner.com

What works:
anything fried, creamed corn
What doesn’t work:
wimpy salad
Tips:
Biscuits and creamed corn complete the meal.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Silky smooth

Dinner with a view awaits at Silks, the upscale restaurant of Remington Park.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Silks Restaurant
1 Remington Place
remingtonpark.com
425-3280

What works:
great view of the track and tasty appetizers
What needs work:
better communication among staff
Tips:
Make a reservation and plan to stay the entire evening. It’s all about the view.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Burger bistro

The changing of the season brings in menu changes at this Midtown upscale diner.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Kaiser's American Bistro
1039 N. Walker
kaisersbistro.com
232-7632

What works:
juicy burgers, tasty soups
What doesn’t work:
The au jus on the french dip is kind of “au no.”
Tips:
Milkshakes make every meal better.
Things change.
People change. And sometimes, most devastatingly, menus change.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Before you GoGo

To-go or to-stay, this sushi emporium is sure to satisfy.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
GoGo Sushi Express and Grill
1611 S. I-35 Service Road, Moore
gogosushinow.com
794-3474

What worked:
delightful tempura and competent sushi
What needs work:
removing the big-screen TVs from the walls
The Tip:
affordable sushi and grilled dishes in a casual atmosphere
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

All aboard!

Take the taste train straight to Italia Express.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Italia Express
4621 N. May
917-9995

What works:
Excellent marinara sauce and buttery pizza crust.
What needs work:
The chicken Parmesan sandwich is lacking.
Tips:
Prices vary between locations. Both serve inexpensive, quality food.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The whole enchilada

House-made tortillas are the just the beginning of benevolent offerings from this Flavor Country.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Alvarado's Mexican Restaurant
1000 E. Second, Edmond
alvaradosmexican.com
359-8860

What works:
Tortilla soup and tacos poblanos are must-haves.
What needs work:
Thanks to a college crowd, it can get pretty busy.
The tip:
If you want a hotter salsa, ask for it.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bellissimo

Indulge in sophisticated Italian cuisine served in elegant, contemporary surroundings.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Bellini’s Ristorante & Grill
6305 Waterford Blvd.
bellinis.net
848-1065
What works:
Great service in a charming atmosphere.
What needs work:
One dish’s flavor was subtle to a fault.
The tip:
Go with the daily specials using local, in-season produce.  
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
 
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