All posts by Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz

About Brian Schwartz

Born in NYC, age 0, on my birthday. College in Oxford at age 16. Law School in New Haven, Conn. 6 years travel in Africa and Asia. Haven’t done much lately. Still, I’m the only Tulsa member of the little-known Omega Society. www.theomegasociety.com I speak enough Chinese to order food not on any English menu. Spanish French Italian too (not fluently but food-ently) My favorite restaurant is Jean-Georges in New York. But those NYC chefs would sell their soul to get the produce available from the farms around Inola. “A writer writes alone. His words tumble forth from a magical inner void that is mysterious even to himself, and that no one else can enter.” And yet, the most important thing to me the writer is YOU. Without you to hear them, my words are worth less than silence.
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    HopBunz Pops Up in South Tulsa

    I can never pass that HopBunz store on Brookside without wanting to be inside eating. No matter what I’m heading towards—a lady, a banquet, a bright, sunny drive—there’s always a moment when my head turns, my eyes get...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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    Bohemian Pizzeria: Eating in the East Village

    My father grew up in the Bronx, and that meant I was born with a fixed and inalienable love for three things: the Yankees, the American dream, and pizza. Before I reached my teens, I had feasted...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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    Brian Schwartz’s Top Tulsa Dishes of 2014

    I’m shaking things up this year. When I began working on the Top Tulsa Dishes of 2014 list a few weeks ago, it was business as usual. I did what I do each year, and made a...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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    Brian Schwartz’s Top Chef Dishes of 2014

    It was a strange year for fine dining. Chefs quit their jobs at French Laundry and came to work in Tulsa. Other chefs, some of our very best, lost their jobs and couldn’t find another. Some of them...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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    Old Paris in South Tulsa: La Crepe Nanou Bistro

    My parents lived in Paris long ago. I didn’t arrive on the scene until quite a few years later. I can imagine them, though: young and very much in love, wandering hand in hand through the back...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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    Sisserou’s Introduces One-of-a-Kind “Cruisine” Dinners

      “Pretty intense weekend!” says Eben Shillingford, walking over and slapping his Lead Chef on the back. Eben’s the owner. If you go to Sisserou’s, he’s the face you’ll remember. He deserves an article of his own,...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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    Tallgrass: New Fall Menu

    Tallgrass isn’t the kind of place I normally fall in love with. I’m partial to restaurants where the Maitre D is better dressed than you are and the appetizers look like sculptures by Brancusi. Walking into Tallgrass’...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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    Cumin: Unforgettable Indian Food in Tulsa

    “I’m eating the best Indian food I’ve had in my life!” I was digging into a pile of lamb chops strewn with green leaves and covered with a fiery red sauce mottled with specks of brown. “I...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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