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. 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.
  • Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant is a Chinatown Dream

    There are two kinds of people who go to Chinese restaurants. Some won’t be happy unless the food is authentic, the very dishes you’ll find in China. And the other kind replies, “who cares if the food...

    • Posted October 14, 2018
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  • The Reserve at Grogg’s Green Barn is Hyper-Local

      A few weeks ago I enjoyed one of my favorite meals of the year so far. There were 10 sold out seats at the chef’s counter at The Reserve at Grogg’s Green Barn. I found myself...

    • Posted September 21, 2018
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  • The Lazy Fisherman delivers nostalgic comfort food

    If you’re really proud of your grandma’s fried catfish and other Southern accompaniments, you probably shouldn’t go to Lazy Fisherman because chances are they will knock her socks off. Cathe never eats more than one piece but...

    • Posted September 2, 2018
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  • Red Thistle Brings True Farmhouse Dining to Tulsa

    I think there’s something magic about the little grey house at the corner of 14th and Harvard. Sometimes it seems illusive, like a flirtatious game of hide and seek. And even though I’ve been there quite a...

    • Posted October 12, 2017
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  • Amelia’s: The New Queen of the Mountain

    There’s a row of elegant little tables right at the entrance to Amelia’s. I usually go to Amelia’s fairly early — word has spread and after 6 PM it can get crowded — and at that hour...

    • Posted September 29, 2017
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  • Brian Schwartz’s Top 10 Favorite Dishes of 2015

    “I remember when all of this was farmland,” I said, “with horses and cows and all.” We were driving on 21st somewhere around Mingo and there was nothing outside our windows, nothing at all. We were trying,...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • The Tavern : Delightful, Casual Fine Dining Returns to the Brady Arts District

    “It’s the new fall menu,” says Chef Ben Alexander, “but we’ll change it a lot more often than once a season.” “Doing whatever we want to play with,” adds Chef Mark Loberger. “But still staying with Tavern...

    • Posted December 21, 2015
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  • The new Franklin’s Pork & Barrel Beefs up the Rose District

    I really enjoy the drive to Broken Arrow’s spiffy newly developing Rose District. Simply exit the expressway at Elm, turn left on Kenosha and right a few short blocks later on Main Street. It’s fun watching the blocks...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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