Meatball Sandwich

Mangiamo Truck
Sometimes a big, lusty Italian meal – the kind that involves piles of pasta topped with Sunday sauce and plenty of bread for sopping – is in order. But who has the time to slave over the stove? The team at Mangiamo Truck does. Serving Italian creations in paper trays (no white linen here) out of a food truck, Mangiamo is feeding Tulsans at American Airlines, Guthrie Green and other areas in Tulsa where diners are hungry for Italian. Lasagna rolls, sausage and peppers and pasta with marinara are all standard, but it’s the meatball sandwich, a hearty hunk of bread stuffed with marinara-smothered meatballs and topped with cheese, that keeps the hungry masses coming back for more. Follow Mangiamo on Twitter or Facebook to find out where the truck is parked daily.  – Jami Mattox


Mama Sinmi’s Chop House
Mama Sinmi’s Chop House – “chop” as in “to eat” – already is attracting devoted fans in the short time since it opened its doors. This small but colorful eatery offers traditional Nigerian fare such as suya (tender skewers of spiced meat) and jollof rice (cooked in a mix of peppers for a serious kick), along with other favorites like the goat meat pepper stew and perfectly fried golden plantains. The reasonable and filling lunch special includes a choice of rice along with chicken or beef, plantains, and a beverage. Just as popular as the food is Mama Sinmi herself – chef Ijeoma Popoola, who along with husband and co-owner Andrew, has brought the vibrancy of West African flavors and culture to the vivid life on the plains of Oklahoma. 2312 N. Macarthur Blvd., Oklahoma City. – Tara Malone

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