Food in southern Oklahoma
I moved here about a year and a half ago. I am dying for good restaurant food. Other than a good burger joint in Meers, I have not been successful. I would prefer not to go further north than OKC. The good news is I save a lot not eating out. I would appreciate any suggestions.
How far south? And which side of southern? (That is, east or west of I-35?) I like Legends in Norman (not a chain) and Nonnas at the Painted Door in south OKC on far S. Western. They have their own gardens on the river. Duncan did have a good place, the White Horse I think it was called, but I don't know if it is still there. Legends is actually the only restaurant I've ever been to in Norman, I just always stop there and I've lived in OK most all my life.
The Gazette shopper-paper is reasonably reliable for restaurants, they only list the ones the staff likes, and Oklahoma Today magazine is another good source, expecially their annual 100 favorite things issue. Discover Oklahoma with Jim Buratti is a good source too, though he tends to go for the diners. Norman also has some good Indian places- Gopuram, Ajanta, and Misal, and the Classen St. neighborhood in OKC is great for exploring a variety of Asian places. I'd tell you more about OKC/Edmond, but that is your northern limit.
I don't get around much farther south than Norman. What sort of thing are you looking for?