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Tahini skillet with tahini over kubedah patty and potatoes | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Pita the fool who doesn’t explore ZamZam’s excellent Mediterranean menu

Pita the fool who doesn’t explore ZamZam’s excellent Mediterranean menu

The spice of the kufta leaches into the sauce, countering the mild bitterness. It’s a symphony of textures and flavors. Like many great dishes, it’s easy to eat and fun to ponder.

(Cover illustration Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: HOT HEADS! Local tastebuds yearn for burn

There is such a thing as “too hot,” but that doesn’t stop metro residents from seeking out the city’s spiciest dishes. After showing off his fish tanks, greenhouses and the rows where vegetables will soon begin breaking through the ground, Russell Cox reopened his tiny general store near the gated entrance of Tilapia Garden Farms.

No gyros allowed

Sorry, you delicious melange of beef and lamb, shaved thin and crisped on a spit. Some days, I want to expand my options. I’m obsessed with doing so at Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe & Market, 3131 W. Memorial Road. Nunu’s is the rare Mediterranean spot in Oklahoma City that does not serve a gyro. But if

Holding out for a gyro

Basil Mediterranean Cafe is a friendly place. The staff takes the time to describe each dish and even makes recommendations based on your preferences. The restaurant is spacious and has a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. It’s set up almost like a fast-food joint, a look that is matched by its brisk service. It’s probably best

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

FOOD & DRINK

Best Mediterranean restaurant ZORBA’S MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE & BAR 6014 N. May This marks the fourth consecutive win for Zorba’s, and it’s easy to understand why with its hummus, gyros and grilled skewers. Everything is packed with authentic flavors, and the service is always exceptional. On the weekends, enjoy watching traditional belly and Flamenco dancers while

FOOD & DRINK

Best Mediterranean restaurant ZORBA’S MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE & BAR 6014 N. May This marks the fourth consecutive win for Zorba’s, and it’s easy to understand why with its hummus, gyros and grilled skewers. Everything is packed with authentic flavors, and the service is always exceptional. On the weekends, enjoy watching traditional belly and Flamenco dancers while

Travel plans

In fact, at Travel by Taste Deli and Market, 4818 N. MacArthur Blvd., you can keep your voyage for delicacies within the Oklahoma City limits. Tucked away in the Warr Acres Shopping Plaza, this culturally sound spot has been in business since 1997, when owner Parviz Rezaian (pictured) opened it. The establishment is split in

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