Ding–Bethany, OK

Ding Asian Fusion 6400 N.W. 39th Expressway Bethany, OK (405) 603-8858 Ding Asian Fusion is the latest venture of Szechuan Bistro, a popular Chinese restaurant on Memorial Road near Edmond. With the following Szechuan Bistro has built up since it opened, I would think they would want to keep the same name with the new restaurant, but for whatever reason they have changed it. In some ways they have changed the concept at the new restaurant. Ding serves sushi and Continue reading Ding–Bethany, OK

Kim Wah–The Village, OK

Kim Wah 2925 W. Britton Rd. Oklahoma City, OK (405) 749-1413 Kim Wah has been one of my favorite Asian restaurants in north Oklahoma City for probably more than twenty years (I do not know the exact date it opened). It was originally a branch of Lido Vietnamese Restaurant (a prominent restaurant in OKC’s Asian District), but eventually put a large emphasis on its Chinese buffet (which Lido does not have) and shifted the menu mostly to Chinese food. In Continue reading Kim Wah–The Village, OK

Gloria’s–Warr Acres, OK

Gloria’s Mexican Kitchen 5801 N.W. 50th St. Oklahoma City, OK (405) 470-8700 Gloria’s Mexican Kitchen (or just “Gloria” on the sign) is a venture of two former employees at Ricardo’s which used to occupy the same building. One of the owners was the cook at Ricardo’s, and he has continued the same recipes as before (and I think this is a very good thing!). I thought of Ricardo’s as Mexican style cooking of dishes that are popular with Americans, and Continue reading Gloria’s–Warr Acres, OK

Nunu’s–Oklahoma City, OK

Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe & Market 3131 W. Memorial Rd. Oklahoma City, OK (405) 751-7000 Update Dec. 2016: I wanted to give a brief update to my older review of Nunu’s until I have a chance to provide a full review here. Janet is no longer at the restaurant (at least on a regular basis), but she has left it in capable hands and the food is the same as before.  For the most part there will not be any noticeable Continue reading Nunu’s–Oklahoma City, OK

Green & Grilled–Oklahoma City, OK

Green & Grilled 6320 Northwest Expressway Oklahoma City, OK (405) 563-2605 Update: Green & Grilled moved from its old location at 8547 N. Rockwell Ave. in October 2016. The Edmond location has closed, but they are still operating a food truck in Bricktown. Sometimes I lament the lack of real choices in restaurants, and it begins to look as if they have to specialize in greasy fried foods to survive. I eat my share of this type of food, but Continue reading Green & Grilled–Oklahoma City, OK

Jonathan’s Cork–Tucson, AZ

Jonathan’s Cork 6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ (520) 296-1631 Tucson has more than its share of upscale, fine dining restaurants, and selecting one can be somewhat of a formidable task. From the reviews I have read patrons are not likely to have a bad experience at any of them, with Tucson seeming to have a dining scene that rivals Santa Fe or other Southwest dining meccas. One restaurant that does not receive a lot of reviews is Jonathan’s Continue reading Jonathan’s Cork–Tucson, AZ

La Norteña–Pecos, TX

La Norteña 211 E. 3rd St. Pecos, TX (432) 445-3273 Update 2016: Since my review the business has moved across the street into a larger building. It appears, though, that the tamales are still for takeout (I am not sure if they have tables available to eat them on site). La Norteña has found success by making items that are staples in many Mexican meals, tortillas and tamales, but which few families have time to prepare when they cook. The Continue reading La Norteña–Pecos, TX

King And I–Midland, TX

King and I Thai Cuisine 801 N. Big Spring St. Midland, TX (432) 682-0988 This Thai restaurant near downtown Midland may seem out of place in the land of steaks and barbecue, but the large number of patrons who frequent King and I testify that there is a hunger for Asian food in West Texas that goes beyond the typical Chinese buffet. King and I Thai Cuisine was recommended by a West Texan I met through my webpage, and I Continue reading King And I–Midland, TX