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Victoria’s Pasta Shop, 327 White St. in Norman has dished up local favorites since it moved there in 2002.

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Victorias Past Shop (Mark Hancock)
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  • Victorias Past Shop

Victoria’s Pasta Shop, 327 White St. in Norman has dished up local favorites since it moved there in 2002.

This month, Victoria’s opened its first Oklahoma City location at 3000 SW 104th St. It’s putting the finishing touches on things while the staff trains. It is now open for business as it prepares for its official grand opening in late November.

Manager Griffin Miller, who has been with the company for 12 years, said there will be no major changes to either menu and the new location will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week. The restaurant is also still hiring. For more information, visit facebook.com/victoriaspastasouthokc or call 759-3580.

Saturn Grill (Shannon Cornman / File)
  • Shannon Cornman / File
  • Saturn Grill

One is just right

Sorry, folks up in the Quail Springs area, but the Saturn Grill location at 4401 W. Memorial Road has closed, owners announced last week in a media statement. This came after recent news that it also closed its Midtown location, citing the extensive construction as an impediment to business.

The original location is still going strong at 6432 Avondale Drive in Nichols Hills.

“This [Quail Springs] location has proven to be more of a business corridor and not strong enough to support local businesses once the lunch rush is over,” owner Joseph Royer said in a media statement.

The chain was stretched thin with three locations, Royer said. In a way, he is pleased to return to one restaurant.

“I was never more pleased with the brand than when I had the one location,” he said in the press release.

Learn more about the restaurant at saturngrill.com.

Pearl's
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Pearl’s turns 30

Pearl’s Oyster Bar started in a closet-sized restaurant just east of NW 63rd Street and Western Avenue. The original Pearl’s moved to its present, much larger, location at 5641 N. Classen Blvd., in 2007.

The family of concepts that evolved years ago into Pearl’s Restaurant Group wants to celebrate. Through Dec. 8, Pearl’s wants guests to share memories, pictures, their favorite dishes and stories to the company’s Faceboook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. For details, visit pearlsokc.com.

Oak Tree opens

Since January, sweeping renovations have been underway at Oak Tree Country Club, 700 Country Club Drive in Edmond. Perhaps the most exciting change is the new, 200-seat restaurant. “The space was stripped down but is completely new and stylized as we raise the bar of the country club experience for our members,” said Kindt Steven Meyers, private events director.

The bar now accommodates four times the number of guests and features 14 televisions. There is also a lounge with seating around a fire and a stunning view of the championship golf course.

Visitors will experience a reinvented country club with multimillion-dollar renovations to the facility. Improvements include a new lobby and club entrance, clubhouse upgrades, renovations to all six indoor tennis courts and a new food outlet for grab-and-go meals and drinks in the sports center. For more information, visit facebook.com/oaktreecc.

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