Bamboo Thai Bistro – Asian Oasis in Oklahoma

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

STAR KITCHEN – Decidedly delicious dim sum and desserts

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

Wild Eggs

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

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

Lime XS

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves your food with a side of hair, a jacked up price on your drinks and a management staff that blatantly says “if you don’t like it, go somewhere else”, then this is the place for you. Because that is exactly the experience I recently had at Lime XS off of 6th Ave in Denver.

My husband and I have been dining at this neighborhood Mexican restaurant since we moved to Denver two years ago. Until recently, it had always had an experienced and professional, yet quirky staff (think biker gang/tattoo shop). . . . → Read More: Lime XS

Larkburger

 I have to admit that I was a bit reluctant to try the new Larkburger that just opened on Alameda in Wash Park.  I have a favorite burger joint that I like to patron and I really wasn’t looking to pay for anything less than what I was used to.  But such is the nature of the beast for a restaurant blogger.  If all I did was eat at the same places and write about them over and over again, no one would have even an ounce of interest in reading what I have to say.

 

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Lao Wang Noodle House

Amid the myriad of run down strip malls and fast food joints on the stretch of Federal Boulevard between Alameda and Mississippi one can find a hole in the wall restaurant called Lao Wang Noodle House. There isn’t anything that noticeably sets it apart from any of the other hundred just like it down the road. The outside is a dingy store front butted up against a tight fitting parking lot. Inside there is a small area containing 26 seats with walls virtually devoid of decor save for the Chinese wall menu.

The menu for those who can . . . → Read More: Lao Wang Noodle House

Sushi Train

Living in close proximity to a handful of well respected sushi restaurants, one might wonder why a picky patron such as myself would venture down south to try an establishment that named itself after a questionable, automated fish delivery system.  Much to my child side’s dismay, the train that meanders around the sushi bar no longer carries behind it a pay load of fish varieties.   

note the jars in theh background filled with tiny hand folded paper cranes!

But it is really all the better, as this method of raw fish delivery also carries with it an inherent . . . → Read More: Sushi Train

Cheeky Monk – A Belgian Beer Cafe

Let me preface this potentially critical blog post by saying, I will be returning to the Cheeky Monk!

For beer lovers, Colorado is king.  With our wide selection of local breweries, it is possible to have a different beer for every day of the year.  But let us not forget that on a global level, Belgium is known for being the beer country to admire.  Their selection of brews range from the very fruity and sweet to the dark and bitter, but all made with a touch of historic class.  To find . . . → Read More: Cheeky Monk – A Belgian Beer Cafe

Little India

The Little India restaurant chain, local to the Denver area, provides an excellent variety of Northern Indian delights sure to please any foodie interested in the spice-laced flavors of the Far East.  Rumors have circled that one location may surpass the others in food quality, but from my experience, any of the three restaurants offers delicious food of which I have yet to notice a difference in quality or flavor. 

Passing through the front door of the Downing Avenue location of Little India is like being transported into a different world. The fabrics, textures, colors and smells, oh those smells, . . . → Read More: Little India