Beatrice and Woodsley – Decor to die for

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The dining space

 

The bar area with chain saw shelving supports!

I wanted to love this place, I really did.  I wish I could tell you that the food was so spectacular that even a year later, I could expound on the details of each course.  I wish I could rave about the way the flavors melded in just the right way to turn just an entrée into an experience, but I can’t do that.  Outside of the incredible interesting décor, I have nothing much to excitedly describe outside of the hilariously difficult time I had using . . . → Read More: Beatrice and Woodsley – Decor to die for

Il Posto – Andrea Frizzi is an Ass, DON’T GO HERE!!!

DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PLACE!!!!

Shame is the best way to describe how I feel about my experience at Il Posto.  Shame for having the ability to write this review after owner and chef Andrea Frizzi treated my party with such disrespect that I should have walked out and not contributed a cent toward his restaurant.  He verbally accosted several members of our party and made such a scene that other diners stopped eating to watch and listen.  How disgraceful it is for someone as “professional” as he to treat his customers in such a way.

Even if . . . → Read More: Il Posto – Andrea Frizzi is an Ass, DON’T GO HERE!!!

Bamboo Thai Bistro – Asian Oasis in Oklahoma

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I ate here with some friends tonight and I have to say, I am impressed with the quality of the food.  I wasn’t confident that I would find good Thai food in Tulsa, but this place really does a great job.  I won’t go so far as to say it is the most authentic Thai food I’ve ever had, but the flavors were really good, portions were of a healthy size and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

We started off our meal with an order of the shrimp and pork spring rolls.  The order came with 4 decent . . . → Read More: Bamboo Thai Bistro – Asian Oasis in Oklahoma

Ippudo – Japanese Ramen at its best!

Shiromaru Hakata Classic

For many, the idea of a hot bowl of Ramen brings up nightmarish times of sleepless nights in college when cash flow was so low, one resorted to packs of 19 cent cardboard microwave ramen.  But, this could not be further from the experience you will have dining at Ippudo.  The steaming bowls of tonkatsu (pork) broth release a delicious, rich aroma that beckons you to bend in for a more saturated smell.

Each tonkatsu bowl contains, at a minimum, the decadent broth, a healthy portion of noodles, medallions of fat laced chashu pork, sesame kikurage mushrooms, menma (seasoned bamboo . . . → Read More: Ippudo – Japanese Ramen at its best!

Num Pang – Cambodian inspired sandwiches

Pulled Duroc Pork Sandwich

Num Pang is an itsy-bitsy sandwich shop in Greenwich Village near Union Square that offers a variety of Cambodian inspired sandwiches.

On this particular day, I opted for the Pulled Duroc Pork which was recently featured as one of the best sandwiches in NYC in the Time Out magazine.  As is the case with every sandwich here, the pork sandwich was dressed with sliced cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro and chili-mayo.  I thought that the chili-mayo conflicted in flavor with the honey-glaze on the pulled pork, which turned me off a bit.  My dining partner heartily disagrees though, so take . . . → Read More: Num Pang – Cambodian inspired sandwiches

Cafeteria – A new twist on old Comfort Food recipes

A 24/7 Chelsea joint that offers the Big City a chance to taste a new twist on old “comfort food” recipes.  Having only been to New York City a couple of times on very brief trips, my recent expedition to the Big City was a chance for me to really explore a variety of dining venues.  Of the various breakfast places I had the chance to patron; this place was by far my favorite.

I met up with my friend for a late breakfast on Monday and had the luck to be seated immediately.  We didn’t have to wait, as . . . → Read More: Cafeteria – A new twist on old Comfort Food recipes

STAR KITCHEN – Decidedly delicious dim sum and desserts

Our table filled with way too much food!

Dining at the Star Kitchen is like being transported from the lazy American suburbs to the overcrowded and fast moving streets of China.  On any given Sunday morning, the parking lot is full and a line has formed at the door prior to the restaurant even opening.  It is not uncommon for there to be an hour wait just 30 minutes after opening.  Although one could patron them on a week day, which I have done in times of desperation, the menu size is reduced as there are certain dishes they only offer on the weekends.  So, go early . . . → Read More: STAR KITCHEN – Decidedly delicious dim sum and desserts

The Rolling Pin

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Finding this elusive downtown deli is difficult if you don’t,  A) Have it pulled up on Google maps or your navigation system, or B) Are with someone who already knows where it is.  I liken the difficult time I had in locating it the first time to that of trying to find your local speakeasy back in the roaring 20’s.  The exterior of the building is highly unassuming.  A small white building with no noticeable signage to flag you as you pass by.  There is a sign of course, but it is small an unlit and on the inside of . . . → Read More: The Rolling Pin

Wild Eggs

Breakfast Burrito with Pork Green Chili added on the side

Affection and desire can come in many forms, but the way I feel about the new Wild Eggs restaurant in Wash Park can only be described as obsessive love.  I LOVE the variety of dishes they have to offer.  I LOVE the inventive take on old, traditional recipes.  I LOVE the half priced Bloody Maries and Mimosas served on weekdays.  I just downright LOVE this place.  So much so, in fact, that I went there for breakfast twice in one weekend.

On Saturday morning my husband and I ventured our way to the intersection of Logan and Alameda in the . . . → Read More: Wild Eggs

In The Raw

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Don’t let the name fool you, this is a Sushi place not a sex shop. Although, I did have to have a chuckle about it when invited to go here for the first time recently. Also don’t be fooled by the idea that sushi and Tulsa don’t mix. Despite the distance from any ocean, this sushi joint offers very fresh and thickly cut fish. Situated atop one of the few hills of mentionable size in Tulsa, In The Raw not only offers sushi and Japanese dishes, but also one of the best views in and of the city. It really . . . → Read More: In The Raw