The Hibiscus Jamaican Restaurant
The warm, vibrant spices of the Caribbean flavor the food, and combined with a bright atmosphere and the friendliness of staff and patrons, creates a great dining experience at Hibiscus, a small Jamaican eatery tucked away in a storefront along Brookside. The spicy Ocho Wings, coated in Hibiscus’s signature spicy sauce, are a favorite way to start the meal, while spicy jerk chicken, pineapple pork and escoviche fish are traditional Jamaican specialties offered, as is the spicy stewed oxtail. Nightly specials are a regular occurrence on Hibiscus’ menu, as is live music. 3316 S. Peoria, Tulsa. www.hibiscusbrookside.com
Have a hankering for fish and chips? How about a tasty meat pie or a heaping plate of bangers and mash? White Lion, an authentic English pub nestled among much larger buildings in south Tulsa, offers just that, serving British gastronomic specialties, often accompanied by a pint of frothy beer. Dining areas, outfitted with rich wood, dark walls and heavy rugs and drapes, are divided among a few cozy rooms at White Lion, creating a truly authentic pub atmosphere.
The food is equally comforting, with standard British specialties offered, along with nightly specials. Scotch eggs, crab cakes and beef Wellington are not on the menu, but are sometimes offered among nightly specials. 6927 S. Canton Ave., Tulsa. 918.491.6533
The Red Cup
Good drinks, simple food, no frills: Six words that sum up the philosophy behind The Red Cup, a coffee shop and café in Oklahoma City. This vegetarian-friendly eatery has long been a popular hangout for all walks of life; on any given day, you will likely find students, professionals and free spirits populating the dining room. The Red Cup serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering favorites like breakfast burritos, sandwiches and even vegetarian frito pie. Try the Red Cup Stir Fry – fresh veggies and tofu tossed in a savory sauce – or a rich, meatless rigatoni. Hot drinks ranging from basic coffee to chai tea are available, as are smoothies, lemonade and iced teas. 3122 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City. 405.525.3430