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To Jim, Love Johnna

Once upon a time, in those halcyon days when the war had just ended and Tulsa was the Oil Capital of the World, a man named Big Jim Capshaw owned pretty much all the land around the intersection of Harvard and Admiral; they called it Capshaw’s Corner. On it, Big Jim built a gas station, a late-night bar called...

Kai Vietnamese Cuisine

Nestled into downtown Tulsa, Kai Vietnamese Cuisine presents dishes as lovely to the eye as to the palate. Start with a cocktail from the full bar; try the house specialty – the Asian pear mule  – or a passionfruit margarita. Appetizers tempt, including the lotus salad of pickled lotus stems tossed with shrimp, pork, jalapeño and herbs – all...

Redefining Fine Dining

There are two restaurants, two cafés, twelve concession stands and three event centers at the Tulsa Zoo. Each day, Cameron Werry is responsible for every meal served at each of these venues, and there’s thousands of them. Not to mention the event centers ... which sometimes host parties for as many as twelve thousand guests.  “But,” he says, “I’m very...

Eiffel Tower Grilled Cheese Co.

When Josh Caffey was growing up, he ate a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches.  “We didn’t have lots of money,” he explains, “so we had it as a staple. We loved grilled cheese, but it gets old having the same sandwich every night. So we invented ways of having fancy grilled cheese sandwiches. Now everyone’s in on that act ......

Whipped Bakery Cafe

Follow your nose for fresh-from-the-oven pastries, breads and cakes at Whipped Bakery Café in Warr Acres. Whether a special order confection, a signature sandwich crafted with handmade yeasted bread, or simply a handcrafted coffee drink, the bakery has you covered. Try the original Runza burger, or perhaps the roasted turkey on focaccia with lettuce, avocado, apple and poppy seed...

Four Floors of Excellence

Chef Chris McKenna is no stranger to the Oklahoma City culinary scene. A native of Edmond, McKenna has turned out eye-catching and palate-pleasing dishes at OKC favorites such as Stella Modern Italian Cuisine, Packards New American Kitchen, Oso on Paseo and Clark Crew BBQ.  McKenna’s latest project is the Joinery, a multi-faceted and multi-leveled hotspot for Italian-American cuisine, craft beer...

Can Do

Canning food at home can be a great way to preserve some of those garden harvests to enjoy year-round. It’s a method of food preservation that has been around for many years, and is often taught by previous generations of family cooks.  While there can be some really great memories around deliciously beautiful jars of food on the pantry shelf,...

Festive Dining

The Black Raven  This restaurant offers a large array of curated fine Irish whiskeys such as Tullemore Dew, Connemara Cask Strength, Bushmills Black Bush, and several forms of Jameson including Jameson Black Barrel. Entrées include beef Guinness stew and shepherd’s pie. For dessert, try Irish bread pudding with Irish whiskey caramel sauce. 1878 N. Church Ave., Harrah; blackravenirishpub.com Saints Pub The Guinness...

Naija Wife Kitchen

“The mission of Naija Wife Kitchen has always been to be a bridge in between the Nigerian and American cultures,” says Tahnee Francis, the Naija wife.  For Francis, the exploration of the Nigerian and, more specifically, the Yoruba culture, began when she married her husband. Since then, she has made it her mission to help bring the beautiful experiences she...

The Real Deal

Go east on Tulsa’s 36th St. North, past brown and stubbly fields, bales of hay neatly stacked and then, after crossing Sheridan, turn right on a snaky narrow road past freight depots and other airport outbuildings. There, low slung and easy to miss, a building next to a big hangar comes into view: it’s Evelyn’s Soul Food. Inside, it’s upscale...