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Embracing Southern Hospitality

When FLINT – a new American destination at the historic Colcord Hotel in Oklahoma City – reopened last August after a major renovation, it felt...

Make It Oklahoma

In November, the beloved Scratch Paseo in OKC closed suddenly. For chef Zach Hutton and his beverage-expert wife Kayla, the abrupt end to the hyper-local,...

A Sensory Experience

When Oklahoma City chef Eric Smith opened Pachinko, a high-end Asian restaurant adjacent to his wildly popular The Crown Room on North Western Ave., he...

All the Little Details

When Oklahoma City’s newest steakhouse, Symmetry, opened in the Nichols Hills neighborhood, it was designed from the start to stand out. It excels with steaks,...

Just Getting Started

James Vu had just launched his OKC-based Peruvian fusion restaurant La Brasa when his then-business partner – and all but one staff member – walked...