All posts by Brian Schwartz

  • 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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  • 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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