The List: April 2016
Viet Huong’s bun cha gio
Viet Huong makes it easy for you. Dine in or take out for great Vietnamese food most of us can’t replicate at home. Some say they have the best pho in town, so be sure to order a bowl. Also bring home the bun cha gio — a noodle salad with fried spring rolls and a sweet and tangy dressing. The stir-fried veggies with rice noodles are great for vegetarians. Dinner at this cash-only establishment is inexpensive, though it tastes anything but.
7919 E. 21st St., 918-664-1682
My favorite place to grab lunch or dinner to go is Stonehorse Market, located next door to the Stonehorse Café in Utica Square. It’s a great place to pick up dinner for one or two, with perfectly portioned entrees and side dishes. From the rotating menu, I choose the roasted vegetables, which are always better than my own. Their soups (lobster bisque is my favorite) make the perfect springtime dinner.
1748 Utica Square, 918-712-7470, www.stonehorsecafe.com
Sometimes the takeout line is longer than the dine-in line at Andolini’s. That’s pretty telling, considering you can have a pizza delivered without having to leave the house. But the people in line know the pizza from Andolini’s is something special. The Upper East Side is a winner, with roasted garlic-infused olive oil, Brie, toasted walnuts, apples and a honey glaze. For something meatier, there’s the Hoboken, with sliced meatballs, ricotta, mozzarella and marinara.
1552 E. 15th St., Tulsa; 12140 E. 96th St. N., Owasso; and 222 S. Main St., Broken Arrow; www.andopizza.com
Siegi’s Sausage Factory
Pick up some sausages from the market and some sides from the restaurant and you have a quick dinner that’s much better than rotisserie chicken and bagged lettuce. My favorite sausage is the spicy chicken with sundried tomatoes, apples, jalapeños, spinach and cheese. Pair an assortment of sausages with sauerkraut, red cabbage, hot German potato salad and cucumber dill salad for a happy plate.
8104 S. Sheridan Road, 918-492-8988, www.siegis.com
Tacos Don Francisco
When you think about takeout that’s still fresh and appealing when you get home, Mexican food might not come to mind. But the people at Tacos Don Francisco know tacos, whether they’re eaten right there in the parking lot or taken home for the family. Tacos are tightly wrapped to keep them warm on the drive home. The tacos al pastor and the carne asada tacos are two of the best.
4008 E. 11th St., 918-834-4866