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Tres times a charm

Hallacas at Tres Cantina BY: Mark Hancock Ask anyone in Oklahoma, and they’ll tell you where to get the best Mexican food. It wouldn’t be surprising if a Civil War-style battle broke out in the metro over the best salsa or most authentic enchiladas. And while it may be impossible to convince someone else a

Boss broths

Owners John Vu and Jeff Chanchaleune BY: Mark Hancock When friends, chefs and business partners Jeff Chanchaleune and John Vu visited New York and tasted authentic Japanese ramen noodle soup dishes for the first time, they were hooked. More than that, they were inspired. After years of working in restaurants in Chicago, Portland, Ore. and

Pedal power

Sandwich at Pelotón BY: Shannon Cornman To say that it’s cozy is an understatement, but Steve and Leslie Schlegel know about maximizing space. They did, after all, manage to build the thriving bicycle business out of a tiny, four-employee shop at Southwest 59th Street and Western Avenue into the two-location shop on Automobile Alley that

Cooking for a cause

Jonathan Stranger, chef at Ludivine in Oklahoma City, wanted to help the tornado victims with his culinary talent, so he started phoning some of his colleagues Monday night. Within hours, the idea had mushroomed into a two-day, full-scale event, the OK Chefs Relief Pop-Up Restaurant. The fundraiser is set for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Explore the Mediterranean

Future site of Istanbul By: Mark Hancock Diners soon will have more metro Mediterranean options. Rashid Ayare and Mehmet Karyaldiz, owners of Couscous Cafe, 6165 N. May, will open Istanbul near the end of June. The Turkish-cuisine restaurant will be in the former Taste of Egypt location at 3604 N. May. Istanbul will fill a

Box it up

“Most people who have worked downtown remember The Lunch Box,” Elder said. “When I heard it was closed, I asked Ed Strawn, the owner and chef, to come help us out.” Strawn has taken over managing the back of house operations, including cooking. Elder said the experience Strawn brings already has brought additional quality and

Hit me, baby, one more Thai

By: Shannon Cornman I love Thai food the way most women love their children. And if I can have that love in a casual atmosphere, quickly and affordably, at a place that also delivers … Well, then I think that’s the definition of “having it all.” Spoon Thai is not only quick and affordable; it’s

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