All posts by Brian Schwartz

  • Taino’s Caribbean Fusion: Chef Ismael Ortiz Brings Uncommon Cuisine to Tulsa

    There’s not much in the way of decor at Taino’s, the newly opened oasis of tropical food and bonhomie on a strip of Memorial mostly devoted to car lots. It looks like a pool hall without the...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • Dalesandro’s: The story of the family behind Tulsa’s most famous Italian cuisine

    Contributors: Brian Schwartz, Valerie Grant, Mitch Dees 1989 was not an easy year for Buzz Dalesandro. He lost his job and his wife left him. “His back was against the wall,” says his son, Sonny Dalesandro, stretching his...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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  • The Chalkboard is a Tulsa Treasure: Never Boring, Always Original Cuisine

      “Why did I become a chef?” mused Josh McClure. “Because I can’t play guitar. And apart from composing music, cooking is the only way of bringing something new and beautiful into the world.” As Josh talked,...

    • Posted June 29, 2015
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  • Wine and Swine: The Tavern in Tulsa Sets the Standard for any Pig Roast.

      There’s something peculiarly primal about a group of men roasting a whole pig and eating it. It’s a heady combination of bloodlust and camaraderie that you’d expect to encounter in one of those remote and primitive corners...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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  • Bodean Prix Fixe Menu is a $35 Catch

    Sundays and Mondays are usually slow days for dining, but those are the days you’ll find some of the best meals in Tulsa served at Bodean. Of course you’ll get the finest dining there every day of...

    • Posted April 9, 2015
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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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