Oklahoma traces its contemporary history to pioneers who populated the prairies. Now, new urban pioneers are repopulating the capital, Oklahoma City, as restaurateurs re-imagine landmark buildings and create new communities around them.
They could hardly have come at a better time: The local economy is booming, and Forbes ranks OKC as the nation’s eighth-fastest-growing city, thanks to thriving oil, gas and wind-power sectors as well as fracking.
Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.
“Some of this year’s trends are retro (deviled eggs, lobster rolls), others are have been popular around the fringes and are entering the mainstream (Korean ingredients, Mexican tortas, octopus), while others are good for you (upscale vegan) and the environment (wine on tap).”
Read the rest of the post and see the slide show on my Forbes site, Seat 1A, by clicking here.
Five Guys Burger (Photo credit: miamism)
From the story Airport Restaurants That Really Are Worth the Trip by Paul Brady:
“Washington’s Dulles International may be my least favorite airport in America. It’s far from the city, public transit is an ordeal, check-in and security are madness, its trains and people-movers inevitably drop you off far from the gate, and the commuter plane terminal in Concourse A is awful. The one saving grace of the entire airport? It’s the first place I encountered Five Guys Burgers and Fries…”
Read the full story in Conde-Nast Traveler.