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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    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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    The Spudder Serves Aged Steaks Grilled Over Charcoal

    It’s a long drive from anywhere and the road is hard to find but it’s worth the time and trouble when this waits at the end of it. So you cruise down Sheridan and the 51 Street...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Visiting Sperry’s Chuck Wagon in Memory of a Friend

    If you’re driving through Sperry, Oklahoma on your way to somewhere else — not that there’s much of anything else to be found along lazy two-lane Oklahoma Route Eleven apart from cows and trees and pasture —...

    • Posted June 20, 2014
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    Siegi’s is More Than Just Sausage

    “Who’s the chef?” Betty asked. “What’s his name?” It was a fine late spring evening, and we were leaving Siegi’s full and happy. If she’d asked a few hours before, I would have said that Siegi’s just...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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    Adventures in a Bad Food Zone

    Leave Tulsa in the dead of night, while even the roosters are still abed, hitting their snooze buttons because it’s far too early for their morning crow, and by the time the sun sets to usher in...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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