All posts by Brian Schwartz

  • 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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  • Hen Bistro with Grant Vespasian Cooking

    Like a fine old wine, a dish created by Grant Vespasian is rich, complex, with many interwoven layers, and it reveals them slowly. The dish comes, and it’s beautifully presented, art on a plate, but you feel...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Smokies is a Place for BBQ Junkies

    Take a little log cabin in the middle of nowhere, a family of barbecue fanatics, and a grandfather who designed, engineered and built the pit 20 years ago from a huge concrete culvert and what do you...

    • Posted May 2, 2014
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  • Go to Ming’s Noodle Bar Now

    Let’s begin with the bottom line. Go to Ming’s. You will love it. That’s guaranteed. You will love it because the food is really REALLY good. There’s a lot more that can be said about Ming’s. Food...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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  • 27 food reasons for New Yorkers to come to Tulsa

    “We’re foodies from New York City”, the message said, “visiting your city. Show us things your city does better than New York!” This message appeared on the Chowhound board of a major Midwestern city. Within minutes, someone...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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  • Dine Amidst Vibrant Tropical Colors at Sisserou’s Restaurant

    If you wish to dine amidst vibrant tropical colors, to feast on creative delicious dishes prepared by one of the best chefs around based on recipes from the tiny island nation of Dominica, you have two choices....

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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