Dining Out

 
Dining Out


 
THE GARAGE

THE GARAGE

THE GARAGE BRINGS BURGER PERFECTION TO OKLAHOMA CITY
By Greg Horton
The Hal Smith Restaurant Group doesn’t really have a burger concept, per se, but The Garage comes closer than any of their other restaurants. Yes, many of their concepts do make very good burgers, including Louie’s and Charleston’s, but The Garage specializes in burgers.


Red Rock Canyon Grill

Red Rock Canyon Grill

Red Rock Canyon Grill brings Southwest flare to Lake Hefner
By Greg Horton
Red Rock Canyon Grill was the first Hal Smith Restaurant at Lake Hefner, and it has been the most consistent performer at that location. Except for a fire that closed the restaurant temporarily, Red Rock has remained open as Red Rock since


KD’s Slam Dunk With Southern Cuisine

KD’s Slam Dunk With Southern Cuisine

KD’s Slam Dunk With Southern Cuisine
By Greg Horton
Kd’s Southern Cuisine takes its name from the Oklahoma City Thunder’s NBA All-Star Kevin Durant. The restaurant features some of KD’s favorite foods, including traditional Southern cooking, as well as menu items familiar to fans of Oklahoma City’s favorite steakhouses.
Although there are televisions, Kd’s is


Charleston’s Keeps ‘Em Coming Back

Charleston’s Keeps ‘Em Coming Back

Charleston’s Keeps ‘Em Coming Back
One of Oklahoma City’s most consistent restaurants pleases with classics
By Greg Horton
Charleston’s Restaurants have been making high-quality, moderately priced food for a couple decades now. One of Hal Smith Restaurant Group’s original concepts, Charleston’s is one of the most remarkably consistent restaurants in Oklahoma City. (There are six


PRIME TIME DINING

PRIME TIME DINING

PRIME TIME DINING
Unique crusts, sauces make Red PrimeSteak utterly original
By Greg Horton
Red PrimeSteak is the flagship restaurant of A Good Egg Dining Group. Located in the historic 1911 Buick Building, Red PrimeSteak’s beautiful, cavernous interior was designed by award-winning architect Rand Elliott.
The building was constructed in 1911, as part of what


BISTRO ATMOSPHERE, PREMIUM WINES

BISTRO ATMOSPHERE, PREMIUM WINES

BISTRO ATMOSPHERE, PREMIUM WINES
By Greg Horton
The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro delivers on high-quality food, neighborhood feel
The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro has been in business for just over 25 years when owner LaVeryl Lower opened The Metro across the street from The Coach House.
At the time, there was no place


Rococo Northpark

Rococo Northpark

Rococo Northpark brings island feel to fine dining – famous crab cakes and all
Bruce Rinehart, chef/owner of Rococo Restaurant and Fine Wine, built his “little island” on N. Penn and NW 28th in 2004, and for almost 10 years, that was Rococo. Rinehart said that regular customers never complained about the drive south from


West Brings Beauty into Restaurant Décor, Food

West Brings Beauty into Restaurant Décor, Food

West Brings Beauty into Restaurant Décor, Food
The Haynes brothers have been in the restaurant business since 1971, the year their father, Johnnie Haynes, opened the first Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler in Oklahoma City.
In 2007, the brothers decided they want to create a modern, upscale restaurant in the metro. They partnered with director of operations


DEFEND AUSTRALIA! DRINK WINE

DEFEND AUSTRALIA! DRINK WINE

DEFEND AUSTRALIA! DRINK WINE
Aussie winemakers work to bust stereotypes of native wines
By Greg Horton
The new slogan is almost militaristic: Defend Australia! That’s the rallying cry for a new generation of winemakers in Australia who are working very hard to overcome the stereotypes associated with their native wines.
No country benefitted more from


Iron Starr Gets Innovative with Barbecue

Iron Starr Gets Innovative with Barbecue

Iron Starr Gets Innovative with Barbecue
By Greg Horton
Barbecue is everywhere throughout the southwestern United States, and not the kind associated with the Carolinas, in which is too much vinegar and not enough smoky deliciousness. The tangy, smoky barbecue associated with Kansas City and Ft. Worth is replicated all over this part of the