205 S. Meline Drive, Edmond 216-5760
Located in Edmond right
near Interstate 35 and Second Street, owners Chef Mitch Voigt and Melody
Pittman opened their restaurant about three months ago. The chef
studied at an accredited Le Cordon Bleu school in Alabama and shows off
fine Southern and gourmet cooking. The menu shines with good soups,
crisp salads, sandwiches, pizza and, of course, all-American burgers.
$$ American Food
Bills Island Grill
1013 S.W. 89th 631-2300
Owner Cliff Childs moved
his 30-year-old Bills Restaurant out of Norman because of rent increases
and will now focus on island cuisine at his new spot on S.W. 89th
Street, just west of Western Avenue. Many of his well-trained staff came
along. The Island Ranch Bacon Burger is a flavorful combination, along
with fish tacos, calamari and Island Club sandwiches. Major desserts are
its attractive Key lime pie cheesecake and its triple chocolate cake.
8121 N. Classen Blvd. 476-2356
Crescent Market closed and the comfort soups by Terry Sinclair are gone. However, Sinclair opened her own place where not only soup is available, but salads, desserts, trail mix, salsa and more. Also, find her soups at Bill Kamps and Whole Foods. Her Soup Soup shop is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
$$ Soup and More
Juan Del Fuego
223 34th, Norman 310-2030
more than 17 years, Juan Herrera was the chef at The Diner. His wife,
Elayne Herrera, was there for five years, as well. Both now own and
operate Juan Del Fuego, which has been open only a month in Redbud
Plaza. Fuego serves breakfast and lunch, and the authentic Mexican
cuisine is receiving good feedback.
$$ Mexi Diner
Whos Your Buddy Cafe
2929 S.E. 44th 702-9991
Your Buddy opened on Sept. 30 with seating for more than 100 hungry
diners. The cafe presents a lineup of well-liked breakfast foods and
lunch, plus four Korean plates such as spare ribs and chicken. On
11-11-11, the cooks featured all-you-could-eat catfish, plus presented
an Elvis impersonator, too. Hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through
$$ Breakfast And Lunch
The Basement Modern Diner
200 S. Oklahoma, Bricktown 702-8880
next door to RedPin, the burgers are the best. Discover fine quality
NoName Ranch natural beef, with buns baked by Prairie Thunder Baking Co.
The fried dill pickle chips are handcoated with a panko and Parmesan
breading. Owners Erin and Shawn Brewer are featuring a Whoopie Pie from
Shawns grandmother, Gram T., who hails from the woods of Maine.
$$ Burgers and Lots More
Old School Bagel Cafe
3209 S. Broadway, Edmond 285-2233
on the well-traveled intersection of 33rd and Broadway in Edmond, owner
Mike Leal opened this Old School Bagel Cafe just a few weeks ago.
Happily, we already know that Old School Bagels food is good, but this
location is also serving salads (chef, cobb, Boston and an Asian
variety). Try its homemade cookies for a nice dessert to finish.
$$ Bagels and More
Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman
$$: up to $15
$$$$: above $30