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OKG Newsletter

Topic: food and drink

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

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

OKG7 new spots that hit the spot

New places to eat!

OKG7 Dining

Jenn Scott
Support those new restaurants out there and get a stamp in your foodie passport while you’re at it! From the Colosseum to the Egyptian pyramids, your taste buds won’t realize they haven’t left the metro.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wheat ease

Restaurants tweak their menus to accommodate gluten-free diets.

Food and Drink Features

Sam Lower
Most of us go out to eat because it’s easier than cooking at home.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Liquid cooling

A cool cocktail in hand is the only way to beat the summer heat.

Food and Drink Features

Nicole Hill
When it comes to beating the heat, there are two strategies: Stay inside with the cold clutches of the lonely air conditioner, or counteract summer’s scorched-earth policy alongside your fellow sufferers by refreshing your taste buds with some cool cocktails.
Wednesday, June 6, 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

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

The hole shebang

Everyone loves a good donut.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
What a conundrum you present, donuts. First of all, should you be spelled “doughnuts”? Nobody is quite sure.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OKG7 restaurants to take the kids

OKG7 Dining

Jenn Scott
The whole family is home for the summer, and some days it’s easier to take everyone out to eat. From burgers and seafood to Italian — and a place that offers all three — these seven stops will keep your entire family happy … at least for a week.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Masterpiece meals

A new menu, decor and national recognition make the Museum Cafe a delightful summer haven.

Food and Drink Features

Joshua Boydston
When surrounded by gorgeous blown glass, Renaissance portraits and inventive modern art pieces, it’s easy to overlook the Museum Cafe in the east wing of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rico suave

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

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Taco Rico
3838 N. Lincoln Blvd.

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

Nancy Kitko

Nancy Kitko, owner of Nancy’s 57th Street Lighthouse at 5708 N. May, grew up in Pennsylvania. Boss of more than 25 employees, she has regulars who stop by night after night.

What do you wish you knew five years ago: “How hard a bar was. I am a caterer first and do what people want me to do; but if a bar owner did that, they would go to jail.”

You look like: “Annie Potts, and years ago, like Melanie Griffith when I had long hair.”

Most difficult: “Owning a bar.”

A favorite thing to do: “Spend time with my family. My husband is Ray, and my children are Ryan, Allen and Jamie Lippoldt.”

Where did you meet Ray: “In a chat room on the Internet in the late '90s.”

Signature dish at Nancy’s: “Reuben sandwich.”

A nice recent happening: “After the Thunder beat the Spurs, I got up on the microphone and said, 'The Spurs’ losing streak starts now!'”

You would never eat: “Sushi.”

But love: “Anything with tomatoes.”

Fav cookbook of your collection of 250: “Betty Crocker, but now the Internet.”

Essential in the kitchen: “Good teamwork between workers.”

Hidden talent: “Played flute and basketball in college, but was horrible. I am a very good listener, and I can hear what you don’t say.”

Most unusual catering happening: “Surprised a bride and groom with Whataburger in the center of the table. That was what they really wanted instead of the eclectic menu. Anyone who was at that wedding 12 years ago still talks about it.”

Come back as: “Bette Midler.”

A song that describes your life: “'You Are My Sunshine.'”

Unusual catering request: “Food for 300 in two hours. We did it.”
by Carol Smaglinski 06.13.2012 2 years ago
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