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2011 board named


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Carol Smaglinski
The Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA) installed the 2011 board of directors. Named to the executive committee were: Chairman Jim Sellers of The Artichoke Restaurant, Langley; Vice Chairman/ Treasurer Michel Buthion of La Baguette; Second Vice Chairperson Kathy Bondy of Arby’s/U.S. Beef Corp., Tulsa.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Uneasy eats

Is the food on the menu leaving you stumped? We’ve got you covered with simple rules for eating tricky dishes while staying within the boundaries of etiquette.


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski

We’ve all had it happen at least once in our lives. You try to cut in half a garnet red beet, but instead send the firm root vegetable dancing off the plate onto the spotless white tablecloth or the floor.

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fresh faces


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
When opening a new restaurant, choosing the right location for a new concept includes research, solid planning and a bit of intuition. And, oh, yes, there’s lots of legwork to make a correct decision. Try out these seven newbies.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Chow chat


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Carol Smaglinski
Mahshid Aguilar is enthusiastic, that’s for sure. She owns Let’s Do Greek, 180 W. 15th in Edmond, and said the “response has been phenomenal.” Aguilar’s family is her husband, Gleen, and their two children, Ayeh, 19, and Afsheen, 10.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Chow Chat


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Emilio Lorenzo Salinas, 43, is the owner of Pepe Delgado’s, 786 Asp in Norman. The restaurant has 80 seats inside and a patio. Before opening the business in 1992, Salinas was a tour guide in Mexico.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Chow Chat


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Carol Smaglinski
At the Coriander Cafe, 323 White in Norman, Chris Le is the co-owner with his partner, executive chef Jeremiah Caldwell. In business now for about six months, they have 45 seats and are open every day except Sunday.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

History and romance

Twelve Oaks may be luxury, but it isn’t snobbish. The established restaurant blends the old and the new, with a good dose of Oklahoma hospitality.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski

Twelve Oaks Restaurant
6100 N. Midwest Blvd., Edmond
340-1002
Date Established: 1994
Owner and General Manager: Bill Horn
Executive Chef: Daniel Listen
Food Style: American white tablecloth
Average check: $25 per person

 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Beef winners announced


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Carol Smaglinski
Chefs and good cooks alike competed recently during the annual Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show. The statewide cooking event drew a nice crowd and was sponsored by the Oklahoma Cattlewomen’s Association and the Made in Oklahoma Coalition. The audience gathered in the Carriage Hall Building at State Fair Park to watch the action.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OKCMOA’s annual Omelette Party a smashing success

950 people noshed on omelets


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
“It always happens,” said Leslie Spears of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. “Just when we get through with one party, people want to know what we are going to come up for the next year. ... We exceeded all of our budget goals and sponsorship goals.”
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Opposites attract

Chef Eric Smith gives loyal lunchers a little taste of heaven at Pachinko Parlor, his split-culinary personality restaurant.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski
Pachinko Parlor
1 N.W. Ninth
601-8900
Executive Chef: Eric Smith
General Manager: Jennifer Hughes
Owners: Rick Haynes, David Haynes and Eric Smith
Food Style: Asian-inspired AmericanAverage Check: $9, lunch; $15, dinner
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Slow Food helping OKC schools


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Carol Smaglinski
Slow Food OKC will sponsor an evening of cocktails and a silent auction from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday to benefit Eat Wise OKC.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Chow chat


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Carol Smaglinski
Gregory Haynes, 33, is a server at Paseo Grill in the Paseo Arts District and attends the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Community College, where he is studying management information systems. He was born in Chickasha and grew up in Arlington, Texas.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Contestants chosen for contest


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Carol Smaglinski
The Oklahoma Cattlewomen’s Association and the Made in Oklahoma Coalition have announced their choices for the Beef Cook-Off this Saturday in the Carriage Hall building at State Fair Park. The competition is part of the annual Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cheap chow


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
In a lot of restaurants around the metro, there’s love on the stove. We can get spoiled rotten visiting these destinations that serve up good food that is also inexpensive. Some are intimate establishments you might not have heard of, and most have food that is especially satisfying in winter. Stretch your buck and check out these seven.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One haute dish


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
At a few restaurants around town, stoves and ovens are being manned by the next generation of brave young chefs and cooks. Not only do they cook with care and imagination, but a level of sophistication. Keep your eye on these magnificent seven.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
 
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