Tag Archives: Restaurant Reviews

Artistic appetite

If you’re looking for good Italian food with a little something extra, make a trip to Italian Jim’s Restaurant in downtown Edmond. Not only can you enjoy a nice meal, but you can watch as master glass artists create amazing pieces of artwork. Owner Chris McGahan moved the eatery and adjoining glass studio from Yukon

Pig out

By: Mark Hancock From the name alone, you wouldn’t mistake Van’s Pig Stand for a kosher deli or Middle Eastern restaurant. But Oklahomans not in the know might not realize the place, which originally launched in Wewoka, is a bastion for barbecue. The Van clan has been hickory smoking ribs, pork and brisket in the

Friendly as pie

Nancy Fulton, owner Credit: Shannon Cornman Maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for desserts, or maybe it’s because I’ll eat nearly anything that’s fried, but the signs for “Fried Pies” along the Arbuckle Mountains are among the most interesting to me. Recently, I was driving through Oklahoma City and noticed signs for Arbuckle Mountain Fried

OKG7 spicy stops for curry

Ajanta Cuisine of India12215 N. Pennsylvaniaajantaokc.com752-5283 It’s always a good idea to get the buffet. That way, you can sample some of everything. If you decide to forgo all-you-can-eat gluttony, order from the tandoori section of the menu: marinated shrimp or lamb marinated in yogurt and spices. Heritage India3409 S. Broadway, Edmond286-9972 This newer buffet

OKG7 places to shake it up

Billy Sims BBQ1001 E. State Highway 152, Mustangbillysimsbbq.com256-0760 It’s a name you already know, just another location. Grab a combo plate, which includes a meat — from brisket to ribs — two sideliners, one super side and some Okie toast. Sideliners include potato salad, add-a-rib or baked beans, to name a few. Chapala Mexican Grill1001

Midtown medley

Credit: Mark Hancock There’s no easy way to describe Foodies. I’m talking about the Asian-American diner in Midtown, not people who are persnickety about food. Foodies is a tiny eatery that probably seats 20, if everyone packs in. It’s in a building that was formerly a gyro shop and a purveyor of Jamaican food, among

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