Give us a small local eatery over a big chain any day. The folks over at Keep It Local OK feel the same way. Bryce Bandy and Chris Branson offer a merit badge for 405 pride with their Keep It Local card, which offers discounts at many of our favorite eateries. Learn more at keepitlocalok.com.
By Devon Green Photos by Mark Hancock and Garett Fisbeck
GoGo Sushi Express & Grill
1611 S. Interstate 35 Service Road, Moore
The bento box is, like most things that come out of Japan, functional and esthetically pleasing. Its cute as a button and perfect for lunch. GoGo Sushi, with two metro locations, mastered a perfect to-go option and creates incredible and satisfying sushi. With a Keep It Local card, you get 10 percent off. Bonus!
The Cake Shop by ButterSweet Cakes
817 S. Mustang Road, Yukon
ButterSweet Cakes is one of those well-kept secrets of Yukon youd almost accuse the city of keeping to itself. This is serious cake with just the right amount of icing. The rotating selection of cupcakes is available in mini and full-sized varieties. Make sure to place custom orders a day in advance. With Keep It Local, youll get 10 percent off.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Peach pineapple smoothie at Crave in Oklahoma City, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
211 N. Robinson Ave., Suite 114
Crave is a great place for busy people who want healthy, nourishing options. The little shop serves smoothies and protein shakes that are tasty and full of good things for people on the go. The Crave is made with strawberries, bananas, honey and vanilla and can be ordered with supplements of protein, bee pollen or Calcium Plus. Also try locally roasted coffee from Elemental Coffee Roasters and small bites like cheese and crackers. Save 20 percent with your membership card.
Trappers Fishcamp & Grill
4300 W. Reno Ave.
We all know and love this part of Pearls Restaurant Group. Its a casual family joint with really good catfish. You might not know about its other menu items like steaks, quail and incredible pork chops. Trappers knows how to cook land-dwellers just right, too. Its 12-ounce blackened prime rib is to die for, and on Tuesdays, theyre buy one, get one free with your card.
- Kasey Best reaches for a canister of tea at t, an Urban Tea House. file photo mh
t, an urban teahouse
7518 N. May Ave., Suite D
As you will quickly find out, the tea world is a big one, and owner Kristy Jennings is committed to helping customers find their new favorite varieties. As much as I love tea, it acts as a vehicle to bring people together, Jennings said. Every six weeks, a new artists work hangs on the walls of this cozy tea shop. Check out local artist Isla Harris work hanging through mid-February. Sign up for the stores mailing list at the counter, and when you use your card, you get 5 percent off any tea loose or prepared, to drink or to-go.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Crispy Calamari and wok-seared salmon with a bottle of Gekkeikan Nigori at Kang's Asian Bistro in Edmond, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
Kangs Sushi Bar and Bistro
2080 E. Second St., Edmond
This modern Asian restaurant takes the variety of flavors from Asia and makes them sing. Find classic Chinese favorites like Peking duck alongside traditional nigiri and sashimi. Take a whirlwind tour of Southeast Asia in one stop, and with your card, you save 10 percent.
- Garett Fisbeck
- 10" Supreme Chicago-style deep dish pizza with a half spinach salad and beer at Humble Pie in Edmond, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
1319 S. Broadway Suite B, Edmond
Okies love pizza, and Edmond residents couldnt keep Humble Pie secret if they tried. You can get both your favorites New York-style and Chicago-style in one eatery. It also caters to gluten-free diets with something that doesnt resemble cardboard. Huzzah! No matter your pizza preference, its worth the drive north. And with your card, you can deduct 10 percent off your bill to make the journey even more worth it.
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