Take a Bite Out of Oklahoma

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Okie Baha from Big Truck Tacos.

Okie Baha

Big Truck Tacos

Both a food truck and brick-and-mortar establishment, Big Truck Tacos serves giant flavors in small tortillas. The Okie Baha is filled with marinated and grilled tilapia and jicama-cabbage slaw – a great flavor that stays fresh, whether you have one or five. 530 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City. www.bigtrucktacos.com

Roast Chicken With Pesto

Restaurant at Gilcrease

The restaurant, located at the historic museum just west of Tulsa’s downtown, serves lunch Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buffalo burgers, fried goat cheese with lavender honey and shrimp ceviche with grilled cactus are standouts, as is the roast chicken with pesto. Juicy chicken features a crisp crust and flavorful sauce. It’s the perfect way to end – or begin – a journey through the museum’s storied halls. 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa. www.gilcrease.edu/dine

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Surf and Turf from Celebrity Restaurant.

Surf And Turf

Celebrity Restaurant

Fillet, lobster tail, corn, baked potato – the Surf and Turf meal at Celebrity Restaurant is a feast. Enjoyed in the well-appointed dining room, where celebrities, sports heroes and politicians have rubbed elbows and dined, it’s an other-worldly experience. Be sure to precede the meal with Celebrity’s tableside Caesar salad. The establishment celebrated its 50th anniversary of serving customers, new and regulars, in 2013 – practice does, indeed, make perfect. 3109 S. Yale, Tulsa. www.celebritytulsa.com

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Sushi from In The Raw.

Sushi

In The Raw

As the name touts, sushi in its original form can be found at In The Raw, but so can creative rolls that cater to those looking for something outside the box. Traditional California rolls, tuna rolls and sashimi are all available at In The Raw’s four locations, as are specialty rolls named after the locales, such as the Brookside Roll, featuring tuna, crab and asparagus topped with eel. Four locations in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City. www.intherawsushi.com

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Bento from Palace Cafe.

Bento

Palace Café

Sure, Palace Café has luscious entrees. With everything from lobster ravioli to scallop linguini, rich flavors and upscale tastes permeate everything that comes from Chef James Shrader’s kitchen. But what Palace Café connoisseurs have discovered is that the restaurant is just as great a location to grab a drink and a snack. Order a specialty cocktail and peruse the bento menu. Order one, two or all six small dishes and share with friends. Braised short rib, seared tuna loin and mini turkey burgers all currently make an appearance on the bar menu. 1301 E. 15th St., Tulsa. www.palacetulsa.com

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Broiled Fish from White River Fish Market.

Broiled Fish

White River Fish Market

It’s the place to go for fresh seafood in Tulsa. Located near the airport, White River benefits from its close proximity by receiving shipments flown in daily from all coastal areas. Customers can choose their seafood from a display case to be prepared in the kitchen. Fish fillets, shrimp and lobster are all popular, but the most impressive is the broiled fish dinners. Choose among orange roughy, rainbow trout, red snapper and flounder. Sides are superfluous but delicious. 1708 N. Sheridan, Tulsa. www.whiteriverfishmarket.com

Ethnic Food

Travel the world without leaving Oklahoma.


Queen of Sheba

A favorite for Ethiopian food in the middle of Oklahoma City. 2308 N. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City. 405.606.8616

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China Garden.

China Garden

According to our food writer, Brian Schwartz, China Garden is an original among imposters. 9720 E. 31st St., Tulsa.
www.chinagardentulsa.com

India Palace

The place to go in Tulsa for authentic, hearty Indian food. 6963 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. www.theindiapalacetulsa.com

Café Kacao

The best breakfast around, with cuisine inspired by the owners’ Guatemalan heritage. 3325 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City. www.cafekacao.com