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Smoked salmon potato cakes from Saints in Oklahoma City.
Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes
A mix of traditional Irish pub and sleek, trendy new place-to-be, Saints is the perfect place to grab a pint and a delicious bite. The menu boasts both small and large plates packed with flavorful dishes, such as Shepherd’s Pie, Banger Dogs and Rashers and Hash. The Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes, however, may be the most flavorful bite in the city. Applewood-smoked salmon is served on a traditional potato pancake. Each bite is rich in taste, light in texture and well-rounded in flavor. Enjoy the small plate with a Guinness, good friends and a raucous evening at Saints. 1715 NW 16th St., Oklahoma City. www.saintsplaza.com
La Boca Loca
Mexican eateries are a dime a dozen in this state. You can hardly throw a stone without it landing in a bowl of salsa accompanying chips. So when a restaurant opens that offers delicious Mexican flavors, we take notice. La Boca Loca is such an eatery, a small joint in downtown Tulsa open Monday through Friday for lunch. They’re cranking out simple but flavorful Mexican staples, like burritos, tacos and empanadas. When visiting La Boca Loca for the first time, try the street tacos: delicious meats topped with cheese, cilantro and onions double-wrapped in corn tortillas are served with spicy salsa. Each bite is spicy, fresh and flavorful. 601 S. Boston, Tulsa. 918.592.2622
Wild Sockeye Salmon
This focused-on-healthy-dining eatery is having quite a run, having gone from one storefront to five in just a few years. It’s hard to find another eatery in Oklahoma City that cares so much about health, and it’s next to impossible to find a place where they are using fresher, more flavorful ingredients to serve salads, wraps and pizzas that are both delicious and nutritious. Take, for example, the Wild Sockeye Salmon: flaky, orange-glazed salmon is served with mixed greens, sundried tomato, apricot, tortilla chips, red onion, black beans, goat cheese and basil vinaigrette. The salmon can be served as a salad or, as we prefer, in a wrap. Five locations in the Oklahoma City metro area. www.coolgreens.com