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Bloody Mary crawl

Everyone loves a classic Bloody Mary. Here’s where to find some wonderfully different concoctions of the famous drink.


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Angela Botzer
The “hair of the dog that bit me” is often mumbled the next morning, after a night of excessive drinking. This age-old request for alcohol’s curative properties for a hangover is sometimes known to lessen the effects of the night before.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Viva vegan

Mexican restaurant goes vegan, again, with pleasantly surprising results.


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Greg Elwell

Tamazul

5820 N. Classen Blvd.

What works: The jicama wraps and tacos are so good, you stop caring that they’re vegan.

What needs work: The tamales needed a little more filling and flavor. 

Tips: Juice is really more of a smoothie. The spicy green is expensive but glug-worthy.

 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cha Cha Cha

Korean concept brings tea, coffee and food to the masses.


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Devon Green
American companies often open stores in new markets abroad. McDonald’s, anyone?
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OKG 7 eat | Grease? Onions? Yes, please.


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Louis Fowler

Legend has it that the first onion burgers were created in El Reno during the Great Depression by enterprising burger-flippers looking for ways to stretch increasingly scarce meat. That costcutting measure still lives and breathes today. While El Reno might be the home of the onion burger, there are plenty other metro eateries that offer the delightful fare.

— by Louis Fowler, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Claim steaked

Jamil’s Steakhouse celebrates 50 years with few changes to menu or decor.


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Greg Horton
At age 25, Greg Gawey had his freshly minted master’s degree in public administration and planned for a career in city government. His uncle, however, had other plans for the budding young bureaucrat.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chinese sizzle

Traditional cooking of the Middle Kingdom with an emphasis on fiery flavors at Ba Shu Legends.


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Doug Hill

Ba Shu Legends 

1522 W. Lindsey St., Norman

bashulegends.com

310-6659

What worked: Bravely un-Americanized Chinese food.    

What needs work: Lose the insipid canned easy listening music and pipe Chinese classical directly into the dining room.

The tip: The red pepper pods are finely chopped and it can take some time to pick them out of your meal.   

 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Devoted to dumplings

Asian dumplings are irresistible little packets of goodness that represent comfort and fun of communal eating.


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Angela Botzer
While it’s sometimes difficult to classify what exactly a dumpling is, there are three basic traits — dumplings most often have a filling; they are wrapped in a type of dough; and they are boiled, steamed or pan-fried. Different folds and shapes abound for these goodies: round, crescent, basket, pleated and more.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spice it up

Specialty vinegars, oils, herbs and spices are sometimes difficult to find, but Oklahoma City cooks are in luck.


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Angela Botzer
It all started when I needed to add green and pink peppercorns to a seafood, citrus and greens salad, a recipe suggested to me by Marc Dunham, director of culinary arts at Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chickens and herbs

The Myriad Botanical Gardens host a symposium about the changing face of kitchen gardening.


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Devon Green

Chicken School 2014

Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday

Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory

2nd Floor conference room

301 W. Reno Ave.

$10-$15


Gardening School 2014

From Chard to Chickens: Rethinking the American Kitchen Garden

8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m. Saturday

Devon Energy Corp. Auditorium

333 W. Sheridan Ave.

oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com

445-7080

$30-$60

 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hot and cool

Tandoori cooking blends unique spice and sweetness into traditional Indian fare.


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Angela Botzer
What is it that makes the enduring flavor of tandoori cooking so special? It’s the tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven used predominantly in India. The charcoal used in the oven imparts a smoky flavor, the signature of tandoori cooking. Savory dishes commonly cooked in a tandoor oven are kebabs, tikkas, the popular naan bread and tandoori roti.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Don’t pho around

It’s still chilly outside, and now is the best time for sitting down to a steaming bowl of delicious Vietnamese-style noodle soup.


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Doug Hill
It’s great to go back to a favorite Asian District noodle shop or to discover a new one that is probably just around the corner. No doubt, the metro area has a wealth of places to get your pho fix.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Veggie brunch

Vegetarians and vegans need not be left out of brunch for lack of options.


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Greg Horton
Brunch typically evokes images of bacon, waffles, biscuits and sausage gravy, eggs Benedict, coffee and mimosas. If you are super-healthy, you might order a side of fruit. In short, brunch is rarely the healthiest meal of the week, and why should it be? It’s the weekend.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Valentine’s day

A Top Chef contestant returns to Oklahoma to open a new restaurant, but first, he will share his expertise with students and a few lucky diners.


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Devon Green

Guest Chef Series, Spring 2014

Josh Valentine

6 p.m., Feb. 28

District 21 Restaurant, Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts

12777 N. Rockwell Ave.

francistuttle.edu/district21

717-7700

 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Red Tie affair

Long-running HIV/AIDS benefit is a pioneer of community aid and education.


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Devon Green

Red Tie Night

6 p.m.-midnight, Saturday

Cox Convention Center

1 Myriad Gardens

okaidscarefund.com

 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mystery meat

Big Truck Tacos’ 5th Amendment option changes daily, but contents remain a secret until at least the next day.


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Greg Elwell
The folks at Big Truck Tacos are savvy. One of the first real social media success stories in Oklahoma City, the restaurant has remained a fan favorite with a fun atmosphere, consistently tasty food and an air of mystery.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
 
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