All posts by Brian Schwartz

  • 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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  • Escape to Greece at Jim’s Coney Island

    “Nothing much happened in Greece after 400 BC. That’s what they told me. And they were wrong. Completely wrong.” I’m not the kind of guy who can be found in the kind of places Western Doughty loves...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • Chef Donaldson vs Chef Donaldson: Two Unforgettable Wine Dinners

    This week I had two of the best meals of my long life. Not in New York, not in Paris, but here in Tulsa. I’m still sated from last night’s wine dinner at Tallgrass Prairie Table. This...

    • Posted May 23, 2014
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  • Don’t Let Bravos Mexican Grill Slip in Under the Radar

    The streets of Tulsa are paved with Mexican restaurants and it’s easy for one to slip in under the radar. That’s what happened with Bravos Mexican Grill, which opened a few weeks ago in the space vacated...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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