El Toro Chino

Translating from The Chinese Bull in Spanish, El Toro Chino is an adventure in food by fusing together Latin and Asian Cuisine in Norman. Uncovering Oklahoma interviewed Gerry and Jennifer Reardon about their story behind the restaurant and what makes them unique.

El Toro Chino is located at 2801 36Th Avenue NW in Norman. For more information, including hours and menu, visit their website at https://www.eltorochino.com

Brielle’s Bistro

Brielle’s Bistro in Midwest City features made from scratch comfort food, while incorporating a cajun/creole feel. In addition to the cajun menu, Brielle’s Bistro also features classic American items, burgers, a bar, weekend brunch, and breakfast all day.

Brielle’s Bistro is located at 9205 NE 23rd Street, Midwest City. For more information, including menu and hours, visit their website at briellesbistro.com

Dolci Paradiso

After developing a passion for sweets from traveling the world, Hema Patel became inspired to open Dolci Paradisoin Oklahoma City. Dolci Paradiso offers guests a broad selection of pasties, including cakes and croissants, cruffins and more, but the primary focus is their gelato.

Each of Dolci Paradiso’s gelato and sorbet recipes are made from scratch in gelato machines handmade in Italy, allowing the flavors to texturize and meld. Additionally, almost all of their ingredients are organic.

Dolci Paradiso pastries at 10740 South May Avenue, Suite 116, in Oklahoma City. For more information about Dolci Paradiso, visit dolciparadiso.com

Banquet Cinema Pub

Banquet Cinema Pub in Oklahoma City is both a restaurant pub and a movie theater, making for a unique social experience. In this Uncovering Oklahoma story, hear from Hunter Wheat and Jeff Patton about how this place is unique to the state, including why they’re great for a date night.

Banquet Cinema Pub is located at 800 NW 4th Street in Oklahoma City. For more information, including showtimes, visit them at banquetcinema.com.

Oklahoma City Chili

In preparation for National Chili Day next week, Uncovering Oklahoma visited three restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro that serve bowls of chili as part of their regular menu. For this story, Dennis Spielman traveled to Flint in Downtown Oklahoma City for their Bison Chili, The Red Cup in OKC for their vegetarian chili, and The Diner in Downtown Norman for their Championship Chili. The chili featured from each place is completely different from each other. Not only do all of these venues offer bowls of chili, but they also feature it on other menu items such as burgers.

National Chili Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in February, which will be on February 28th for 2019.

Be sure to read the full story at Uncovering Oklahoma for more information about these places, including some recommendations to other restaurants.

Ganache Patisserie

Started by husband and wife Laura Szyld and Matt Ruggi, Ganache Patisserie is a European style café and bakery where you can take apart the balance of flavors in your mouth. When you come to Ganache in Oklahoma City’s Chisholm Creek district, Matt encourages guests to enjoy every flavor and relax.

In this Uncovering Oklahoma story, Dennis Spielman interviewed Laura Szyld and Matt Ruggi about what visitors can expect from Ganache Patisserie, including what makes their place great for a date night.

Ganache Patisserie is located at 13230 Pawnee Drive in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit them at https://www.ganacheokc.com

Cornish Smokehouse

From the backyard to a food truck and now brick-and-mortar, Uncovering Oklahoma visited Chris and Nicole Cornish, the owners of Cornish Smokehouse, an Oklahoma City restaurant that does more than just BBQ. They specialize in jerk cuisine and delicious wood-smoked meats worth trying. 

Cornish Smokehouse is located at 801 SW 119th Street in Oklahoma City. To learn more about their specials and hours, visit them either FacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram