All posts by Brian Schwartz

  • China Garden

    Chinese take-outs serving “Szechuan-style” dishes are as common as sunflowers in Kansas. But the difference between them and the fiery, vibrant cuisine of China’s Sichuan...

  • Papa Ganouj

    “I’ve been cooking as long as I can remember,” says Paul Wilson as he strolls through his new restaurant, Papa Ganouj. “When I was 12,...

  • The Elegance Of Simplicity

    Tall and rugged with tousled hair, he’s the sort of man you’d expect to see hanging 10 above a soaring wave or relaxing aboard a...

  • Mings Noodle Bar

    It seemed like half of Texas had gone crazy. A man walked in off the street, ordered 22 egg rolls, slowly ate them one by...

  • Nothing But Blue Skies

    Far away in the brilliant blue of the Caribbean Sea is a tiny island where everything shuts down for lunch. Workers grab their bicycles and...

  • Bravos Mexican Grill

    Order the guacamole. Everyone does. It’s prepared tableside, and it’s fun to watch diners scramble to take photos as the chef deftly peels glistening avocados,...

  • Golden Saddle BBQ Steakhouse

    The pine shelves are laden with Wild West trinkets, and tables are jammed with truckers in overalls hunched over huge plates of chicken fried steak. But...

  • A Grand Old Name

    Italian restaurants are family affairs, and Mary’s, one of the oldest Italian restaurants continuously running in Tulsa, is no exception. Just walk around the old...

  • Knotty Pine Barbecue

    Back in the early 1940s, Knotty Pine was a rough bar in a tough part of town, and David Woodard’s grandmother used to carry a...

  • Molly’s Landing

    You’re on an interstate blander than soggy bread. You turn left six miles east outside of Tulsa city limits, and suddenly the magic begins. You’re...