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Southern and Scrumptious 

Looking for salad? A burger? Onion loaf? Fried chicken livers? Never fear – Shorty Small’s in OKC has it all. The restaurant offers up a Southern-style menu with diner-favorites like catfish, ribs, pulled pork and smoked sausage. End the meal right with blackberry cobbler, sizzlin’ apple pie or deep-fried Twinkies. 2037 S. Meridian Ave., Oklahoma City;

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Say Hello to Poblano 

Fans of authentic Mexican cuisine, don’t bypass Poblano Grill in OKC. With tostadas, street tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, chimichangas and an array of other tasty fare, this joint is a must-visit. With lunch specials, $3.50 margaritas and a separate brunch menu on weekends, Poblano could easily become your new favorite restaurant. 13593 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City;

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A Taste of the Big Easy

Tucked into a quiet corner of downtown Tulsa is Lassalle’s, serving up Big Easy classics from true Louisiana locals. Owned by couple Chris and Amanda West, who were displaced from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the deli offers authentic po’boys with a variety of meat options: crawfish, catfish, shrimp and roast beef. Other favorites include the gumbo, bisque and jambalaya. 15 W. Fifth St., Tulsa;

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