All posts by Brian Schwartz

  • Grilling With the Seven Fires

    With Ringling Bros. gone, death-defying acts, primal drama and children with wide eyes asparkle seem dated. But that excitement can be recaptured in an unlikely...

  • A Place of Happy Refuge

    Kai Burmese cafe is a happy place. There are always family groups scattered about, with parents chatting to acquaintances at other tables while toddlers run...

  • The Bread and Butter of the Matter

    You’ve seen her before. Maybe in a law office (she was a partner in one of Tulsa’s most select firms), maybe at a committee meeting...

  • A Pinch or a Dash

    “Oh you MUST get the fried chicken!” the family at the next table calls over. “It’s fabulous!” Sometimes the snug, cozy, white-walled interior of Wanda...

  • For Old Time’s Steak

    If it were a movie, you’d want to leap through the screen and enter a world that’s much more vibrant and romantic than our own....

  • Thrown into the MixCo

    The]/dropcap[ setting sun shines off her long jet-black hair and picks out highlights in her chic black dress, ruby-red lipstick and rhinestone earrings as she...

  • Crafting Happiness

    Take a kid who has grown up on frozen orange juice, squeeze an orange and give him a glass. Watch his eyes light up. That’s...

  • All Flavor, No Bull

    Toward the dog end of summer, restaurants lose their charm. It’s all pork chops and asparagus and creme brulee, you think, and nothing could surprise...

  • Rustic Elegance

    Right at the entrance to cozy, upscale Bin 35 Bistro is an elegant yet friendly bar. It’s the sort of place you want to linger,...

  • World Class Beer

    Judging from his staid, sober photographs, Daniel Goh is not the sort of man who is easily impressed, but an email he received after closing...