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

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.

Digging Up The Truth

Sam and Geoff conduct separate interviews with Sam getting a second opinion from Localites OKC on places they’ve visited and Geoff learning about the legendary Chinese Tunnels. Their conversations add new levels of mystery to the tales of Oklahoma.


Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine.

This episode featured the voice talents of Kayla Coffey & Anna Farha from Localites OKC as themselves; Paul Evans as Wendell Holmes; and Mel Roberts as Detective West.

Special thanks to Clarity Coffee and Waving Wheat Bakery for letting us record there.


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Dr. Amy Cerato – A Geotechnical Engineer

Cerato is the Rapp Foundation Presidential Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. She researches and consults in geotechnical engineering, specifically focusing on soil stabilization, expansive soil mitigation and foundation design in problematic soils. She is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma. She is the author of more than 50 technical papers and the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and 2008 National Science Foundation CAREER award. She is a member of the Deep Foundation Institute’s (DFI) Helical Pile and Tiebacks Committee and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute Committee of Engineering Geology and Site Characterization.


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Dr. Sepideh Razavi – A Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Sepideh Razavi is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Oklahoma. After obtaining her master’s degree from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, she decided to move to the United States to pursue a doctorate degree. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the City College of New York in 2015 where she worked with Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar on the assembly and flow behavior of colloidal particles at fluid interfaces. She then joined the University of Michigan as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Prof. Michael Solomon’s lab and conducted research on the application of external fields to assemble anisotropic colloidal particles. Dr. Razavi joined the faculty at OU in 2018 and her research focuses on assembling soft functional materials.


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