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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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Temple of turmeric

Gopuram offers a shrine-worthy buffet of fried, stewed and curried Indian delights.


Restaurant Reviews

Jenn Scott
Gopuram Taste of India
4559 N.W. 23rd
gopuramtasteofindia.com
948-7373

What works: Everything on its menu is spectacular and carefully spiced.
What needs work: Nothing, actually.
The tip: The buffet is hard to beat and offers you a chance to try everything the menu has to offer.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Holy guacamole

A unique blend of the familiar and exotic makes for a satisfying meal at Abel’s.


Restaurant Reviews

Sam Lower
Abel’s Mexican Restaurant
5822 N.W. 50th, Warr Acres
491-0911

What works: Consistently great flavor and variety of food.
What needs to work: The taco menu option needs to be advertised.
The tip: The fresh fruit with lime juice and chili powder is a must.
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Delicious rivalry

No need to take sides — just enjoy the barbecue.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Bedlam Bar-B-Q
610 N.E. 50th
528-7427

What works
: The ribs and the smoked ham are some of the best.
What doesn’t work: Come at the wrong time and you’ll find a very long line and only one register.
Tip: If it’s nice, sit on the back patio. If you get sweet tea, mix it 50-50 with unsweetened, lest you get diabetes.

 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hoagie heaven

Hobby’s may not have invented the sandwich concept, but it has taken meat and bread to a whole new level.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
 Hobby's Hoagie

325 N. Walker

hobbyshoagies.com

605-3131


What works: The cheesesteak and Special Italian are shining paragons of sandwich-hood.

What needs work: Ambiance, maybe? It’s pretty bare bones in there.

Tips: Lean forward. The bread can’t hold those wonderful sandwich juices at an angle, so physics and your dry cleaner dictate you keep it over the table.

 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fair-ly full

Can't decide what you'll eat this year at the arts fest?


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Fair food is always a mystery, isn’t it?
 
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Light my fire

Juan del Fuego’s open kitchen serves Mexican-style diner fare for breakfast and lunch.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Name: Juan del Fuego Mexi Diner
Address: 223 34th Ave. S.W., Norman
Telephone: 310-2030

What works: Genuine homemade goodness in every dish.
What needs work: Open daily 7 a.m.-2 p.m. is good, but serving 24/7 would be amazing.
The tip: The diner with authentic Latino flair. 
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Don’t be a weenie

Try out-of-the-box hot dogs that will take your taste buds on a gourmet adventure.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
What works: The standard dog combinations are inventive and delicious.

What needs work: A few of the specialty dogs are so loaded with toppings you can't really taste the meat that makes them special.

The tip: Not in the mood for a dog? You can get any dog toppings on a burger.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Soup’s on

Mr. Pho delivers what its simple name implies: Delicious pho, plus all the accompaniments.


Restaurant Reviews

Jenn Scott
Mr. Pho
1133 N.W. 25th
525-7692

What works: You get fresh and authentic dishes.
What needs work: The curry dishes lack the “wow” factor.
Tip: Don't wait for your server to take your payment; do that at the front cash register.

 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hurts so good

This Thai house isn’t afraid to turn up the heat with its curry and chile dishes.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
When my friends came to town — yes, I have them; don’t act so shocked — they had a few places they wanted to stop. La Baguette for brunch. The Wedge for dinner. And lunch, they insisted, must be at … Pei Wei.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Picasso Cafe

Leave the brushes at home; this Picasso is all about eats.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Picasso Cafe
What works:
Crowd-pleasing menu and service.
What needs work:
I'd like en entrée of pretzels. But that's more my issue.
Tips:
Go at night and get a drink. Hippy Juice tastes like smiles, but will knock you down.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fontana Italian Restaurant

Fontana nails the standards, and does so affordably.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Fontana Italian Restaurant
854 N.W. 12th, Moore
703-0911
fontanaitalianrestaurant.com

What worked: The service was prompt and friendly in this family-owned bistro.
What needs work: A few inexpensive flourishes would add more appeal to the plain-Jane iceberg lettuce salads.
The tip: Bring your appetite! There is a large selection of traditional Italian-American favorites served in a simple setting.       
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saii Asian Bistro

The bustling May Avenue offers an Asian-paradise respite for the hungry and rush-hour weary.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
What works: The wide selection of sushi.
What needs work: Some of the prices are relatively high.
The tip: We didn’t stray far from the sushi menu, but the kitchen items have a great reputation.

Saii Asian Bistro
6900 N. May
saiiasianbistro.com
702-7244
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pepe Delgados Mexican Restaurante

Looking to break away from the Tex-Mex mold? Pepe delivers.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Pepe Delgados Mexican Restaurante
702 Asp, Norman
321-6232

What works: Unique family recipes for dishes that are cooked to order.  
What needs work: How about tamales every day … not just on Fridays.
The tip: Afro-Mexican heritage adds to the menu’s mix of flavors.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Red Cup

This bustling, eclectic dive serves up coffee, comfort food and community.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Red Cup
3122 N. Classen Blvd.
redcupokc.com
525-3430

What works: Delicious dishes made upon ordering.
What needs work: Some comfort-food faves lacked any real standout appeal.
The tip: If you're avoiding meat, this is the place for you.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lumpy's Sports Bar and Grill

This all-access man-cave entices women with nightly beer specials.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski
Some diners like the white-tablecloth route, while some prefer their food at a sports bar.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
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