Sunday 20 Apr
 
 

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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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

Still in Saigon

With diverse textures and flavors, the Saigon Baguette sandwiches are a gift from out of this world.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Saigon Baguette
2426 N. Classen Blvd.
524-2660
What works:
Barbecue pork banh mi and egg rolls for crazy cheap.
What needs work:
The line can get a little long.
Tips:
Take cash. The entrance is the door on the east side of the building.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Parrot talk

Repeat after me: Casa Perico does Okie-Mex right.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
What works: Enchiladas, tacos, fajitas … you know, Mexican food.
What needs work: Get rid of those fried guacamole bites.
Tips: Botanos are good, but filling. It’s an appetizer for a group.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rising from the ashes

Golden Phoenix has reopened, and is even better than before.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Golden Phoenix
2728 N. Classen Blvd.
524-3988

What works: The beautifully remodeled dining room with the same authentic and delicious Asian food.
What needs work: A menu that’s intimidating in its length and obscure descriptions. 
The tip: It’s possibly the best Asian food in the entire state.  
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Steakhouse of the rising sun

Yamato Japanese demonstrates a knack for seasoning and searing seafood.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
7101 Northwest Expressway
721-2420

What works: The shrimp and scallops are delicious.
What needs work: An overall update to its menu and decor.
The tip: Don't order the flounder, even if it's on the menu.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Go West

Its namesake might be a busy thoroughfare, but West offers modern cuisine in a sleek, calm setting.


Restaurant Reviews

Jenn Scott
West Restaurant
6714 N. Western
607-4072

What works: Thoughtful, flavorful dishes.
What needs work: Maybe add the sandwiches to the dinner menu, as well.
The tip: Sub cashew cheese for actual cheese if you're looking to cut dairy.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shawn’s secret

Sushi doesn’t have to be fancy


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Shawn's Sushi
5612 Northwest Expressway
792-2211

What works: Inexpensive, but still tasty.
What needs work: The wait time, especially for to-go orders, is approaching unreasonable.
Tips: Albacore loin. For reals. You’ll thank me later.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rico suave

Sometimes you just need some fast Mexican food. Enter Taco Rico.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Taco Rico
3838 N. Lincoln Blvd.
521-1330

What works: Tacos, burritos … you know, Mexican food.
What needs work: Not much. It does what it does.
Tips: Get queso for the tamales on the side. You may find you don't need all that sauce.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mambo Italiano

Italian favorites with a Latin kick are what you’ll find at Sergio’s in Norman.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Sergio’s Italian Bistro
104 E. Gray, Norman
573-7707

What works: Friendly service and good value.
What needs work: The marinara sauce is way too sweet.
The Tip:  Italian-American dishes in a nice restaurant with prices nearly the same as fast food.  
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yes, you ’can

Caribbean and American cuisine combine to put spice in your life at Carican Flavors.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Carican Flavors
2701 N. Martin Luther King
caricanflavors.com
424-0456

What works: Oxtail, oxtail, dear lord the oxtail.
What needs work: A little more heat on the red snapper, but that's about it.
Tips: Ask about the Jamaican empanadas.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Love me tender

Get a hunk of meat (and maybe even a side of nostalgia) from the barbecue joint serving memorable meals for 24 years.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Steve's Rib
7202 W. Hefner
728-9555

What works: Spicy sauces and tender meats.
What needs work: Soggy french fries and flavorless green beans.
Tips: The two-meat plate is enough for two meals, if you’re the kind who likes next-day barbecue.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
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