Oklahoma City is getting wild with a slew of gnu restaurants. Where they are getting these gnus is a mystery, but there must be a surplus because there are a bunch of them. Oh. Hold on. New restaurants. Not gnu. (Stupid Hooked on Phonics lessons never covered homophones.) Anyway, here are a bunch of recently opened restaurants you might want to give a try. Were not sure if any of them are serving gnu.
by Greg Elwell, photos by Mark Hancock and Garett Fisbeck
- Garett Fisbeck
- Hidalgo's Parrilla at Hidalgo's in Edmond, May 20, 2015.
Hidalgos Cocina & Cantina
200 S. Santa Fe Ave., Edmond
The only thing bigger than the portions at Hidalgos are the smiles. Tucked into the corner of an Edmond shopping center, this Mexican and pan-Latin restaurant is filled to the brim with happy, helpful servers and a variety of tasty dishes. Want to try some of everything? Check out the parrilla piled high with beef, chicken, shrimp, pork, Argentinian chorizo and veggies.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Fuze Buffet & Bar in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 21, 2015.
Fuze Buffet & Bar
6512 Northwest Expressway
Theres big. Theres bigger. And theres Fuze, which is a buffet that feels like it was plucked out of Las Vegas and dropped in OKC. What are you hungry for? Mexican? Sushi? Stir-fry? Burgers? Steak? Barbecue? From noodles to sandwiches, salads and cocktails, this buffet has it all. So if you leave hungry, thats on you, man.
- Black Raven Pub co-owner, Bryan Newport, draws a Guiness at the Choctaw Irish pub. mh
The Black Raven
14471 NE 23rd St., Choctaw
What is an Irish pub doing in Choctaw? A better question is, What are you doing in Choctaw? And the answer should be, Going to The Black Raven for Irish delicacies like Guinness beef stew, shepherds pie or the Raven Burger with Guinness cheddar. Best of all, this fun, homey bar is replete with great service and a welcoming atmosphere.
- Two guys enjoy their lunch at Maya Latin Cuisine recently. mh
Maya Latin Cuisine
3929 N. College Ave., Bethany
South America comes to Bethany with Maya Latin Cuisine. More than your usual Mexican restaurant, this new eatery serves intriguing dishes like Crepas Maya (three chicken-filled crepes) and carne a la Tampiquena with grilled flank steak and chilaquiles. And if you somehow have room for dessert, Maya serves a traditional homemade rice pudding.
- Yes, they have wine and they have beer, and food too, at Land Run Grill & Wine Bar. mh
Land Run Grill and Wine Bar
1400 SE 12th Ave. Suite 348, Norman
Its not a requirement to arrive at Land Run in a covered wagon, but you might want to bring a crowd to explore this mighty menu. Its eclectic, which means theres a little something for everyone. One order that stands out is the hog wings. These pork shanks come covered in tender, tasty meat and are served with sweet Thai chili sauce or barbecue sauce.
- Left, Cuu Le and Thuy Tran with Bun thit nuong cha gio, at Gia Gia Vietnamese Restaurant. mh
GiaGia Vietnamese Family Restaurant
2624 N. Classen Blvd.
Our city has no shortage of Vietnamese restaurants, but the more the merrier if youre talking about outstanding food like GiaGia. Hidden away on Classen, this family-run business serves all the greatest hits (like pho and glass noodle pork) and plenty of new favorites. If you havent tried congee a savory Vietnamese rice porridge now is your chance.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Chocolate Waffle at Bonjour in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 21, 2015.
3705 W. Memorial Road, Suite 707
Hi! Greetings! Howdy! Bonjour will have you saying, Hello, gorgeous, to a big plate of crab cake Benedict with crispy potatoes. Led by chef Vuong Nguyen, Bonjour has impeccable credentials and has already racked up a stable of loyal customers. But when youre serving chocolate waffles covered in fruit, toffee and whipped cream, its not like anyone will be leaving unhappy.
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