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Food connoisseur Tony Trong, 84, who is part of the Nguyen family, came to the U.S. in 1975 after the fall of Saigon. He was among the first Vietnamese immigrants who moved to Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Rhythm and barbecue


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Kicking off at 10 a.m. in Edmond’s Hafer Park, the festival will spotlight more than 40 barbecue teams from across the country that will compete in a cook-off officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. To vote for your favorite barbecue, sampling kits will be available for $10.
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mideast feast

Got an urge for Mediterranean food? It will be satisfied at this new spot in Edmond.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski
Simply Falafel
343 S. Blackwelder, Edmond
341-4646
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How’s it hangin’?

Hanger steak, the beef from the bottom of the belly, is the butcher’s best-kept secret. Quit laughing.


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain wrote about eating his first real French steak in The New York Times. The “kidney-ish” flavor of the pan-seared onglet struck him as not overly tough, and not overly tender, with more character than the average filet, sirloin or rib-eye.
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fresh faces


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
In the choppy waters of today’s economy, some are taking the plunge and opening up new places to eat. Give these seven restaurants a try, which are either new ventures or have moved to fresh locations.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Chef Donnie Samara helped open Papa’s Lil Italy, worked at Michael’s Grill and owned and operated the much-missed Vineyard in Edmond.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer sides


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Throwing something on the grill? Here are some can’t-miss dishes from seven area restaurants that will help round out the meal. In this hectic, ever-changing world, keep it simple, and your family and friends will eat well.
 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You said ‘red’?


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Smart, knowledgeable people say the color red could make people hungry. How about mouthwatering barbecue, chili or pizza? Eat inside at any of the following restaurants or carry out. Good stuff? You bet they are..
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Chef Mark Stewart, 48, is with Emerald Square Assisted Living Community Center at 701 N. Council.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Regional Food Bank holding drive Saturday

Donations to be collected by letter carriers


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is staging its annual Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers Food Drive, with 83 cities in the state participating to help hungry adults and children.
 
Monday, May 9, 2011

Fiesta time

Get your tacos and quesadillas here!


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for May 5) is victory day for Mexico. But you don’t need to be from south of the border to enjoy your own fiesta. Mexican food is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and can be enjoyed at the following seven restaurants. Not to worry, the celebrations will continue even if you don’t make it tomorrow.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Fred Langford is the director of fresh foods and catering at Buy For Less at 3501 N.W. Expressway.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Trawlin’ for N’awlins

The influence of the Big Easy is felt in every nook and cranny.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski

The Shack Seafood & Oyster Bar
303 N.W. 62nd
608-4333

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Top dogs?

Restaurateurs set the local culinary world ablaze again, this time with a stadium staple that ranks high, even outside the ballpark.


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Carol Smaglinski
When is a hot dog good for you? When that quality dog comes out of Mutts, 1400 N.W. 23rd, the newest concept from the successful owners of Big Truck Tacos.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Shauna Struby is a volunteer about town and gave Sustainable OKC and the local food movement a big boost when she joined them. A talented gal with a green thumb, she is also a freelance writer, editor and project manager.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
 
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