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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    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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    BGB: Utica Square’s New Gourmet Burger Joint

    “Along 66 the hamburger stands.” So wrote Steinbeck. Tulsa’s a burger town, and always has been, since that hot July day in 1891 when a guy named Oscar Weber Bilby slapped a beef patty on top of...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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    Dear Papa Ganouj: Please give Tulsa a wine dinner like this again – and again.

    “So, are you nervous?” I asked Paul Wilson just before dinner started. I was trolling for quotes to begin my article. “Oh no,” the chef replied with a grin, “this is the easy part!” Later, long after...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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    Restaurant Week Insider: Don’t miss KEO!

    Though I dine out almost every day of the week and twice on Fridays, I never seem to make it to more than two or three of the Restaurant Week deals. But I always find time to...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    The Pint on Cherry Street: Quality Pub Fare and Craft Beer

    I loved the White Owl. Great space, great bar, great chef. I wrote my first long Tulsa Food review about it. “Step through the door of what looks like a tiny London row house and you’re in a...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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    Villa Ravenna: Sergio and an Unforgettable 10 Course Wine Dinner

    You wouldn’t expect to see a crowd of dapper gents and elegant ladies strolling around a strip mall, especially one with faux-barnyard decor. But there they are, early on a summer night, men in dark tailored suits...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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    Could it be? THE Korean Grill

    “Are you sure it’s the right place?” No, I wasn’t. It was the kind of strip mall you could cruise by a thousand times without bothering to take a second glance. Though sparkling clean and brightly painted,...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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    A Bright Sunny Day at Waterfront Grill

    It was a bright sunny March afternoon, one of those days that makes just about anything a pleasure, and the river gleamed in the distance. It was over three years ago and I was on a deserted...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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