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How OKC Is Faring

The state of the local food scene



Longtime Western Concepts favorite Sushi Neko

Photo by Scotty O'Daniel

 

The reckoning is coming. That was the theme of 2016, based on the certainty that Oklahoma City could not sustain the restaurant growth we were seeing at the time. We listed 21 new restaurants – just local eateries, not national chains – in the food issue last year, and our initial list for this year had 36, but that number could grow by the time this goes to press, and the closings have been far fewer than predicted. That means growth is actually expanding more rapidly than in 2016, which prompted us to revisit the question of “How are we faring?”

The most surprising area of new development has been the Paseo. In much of recent memory, the options were Paseo Grill, Sauced and Picasso Café, but a wave of growth is remaking the arts district into a dining destination, as well. (For a full list, see the “Coming Soon” sidebar.) By summer 2019, assuming all are successful, there will be 12 bar and restaurant options in the historic arts district, including a new iteration of The Red Rooster and two concepts from Picasso owners Shaun Fiaccone and Kim Dansereau.

One of those 12 concepts will be Rachel Cope’s 84 Hospitality Group’s first venture in the district, an as yet unnamed concept that Cope said should open around March  2019.

“This is a prime time to be in the Paseo,” Cope says. “There are a lot of newer restaurateurs, and in some cases, we’re friends. We share information, and we’re excited about working together to attract traffic to Paseo, and we’re actively talking about ways to complement each other’s businesses.”

The city has fully embraced a new generation of restaurateurs, among whom Cope is a likely poster child, even as those operators have embraced the lessons about hospitality and cooperation they learned from previous generations. Still, not all the news is positive, and Oklahoma City is part of a national market trend that The Atlantic reported on in 2017 with this description: “The good news is that there are too many great restaurants to choose from. The bad news is … the same thing.”


The Paseo, the Plaza District, Uptown 23rd, Western Avenue, Midtown, Automobile Alley … OKC is better supplied than ever with neighborhood dining options.


Young and Hungry The gist is that the amount Americans spend on dining out versus eating at home is now 50/50, up from 25/75 in the middle of the 20th century. For decades, middle-class restaurants – places such as Chili’s, Applebee’s and TGI Fridays – dominated the markets, but that tier, where the check is between $15 and $25 per person, is exactly where the most problems are right now. The group getting the blame for all the pain: millennials, the plug-and-play scapegoats for our time. Rather than thanking them for helping to kill mediocre, middle-class concepts, many people have responded angrily … but the death of mediocre chains means someone is benefiting.

That someone is local restaurants. An AT&T survey in 2017 showed that half of all millennials are willing to pay (at least a little) more to support a small local business. In a market that is eaten up with rising food prices, that counts as very good news.

 

Streetside seating at The Mule in the Plaza District

Photo by Matt Payne

 

“Millennials are absolutely a huge part of our customer base,” Cope says. “They’re very faithful to ‘local,’ and they will shame their friends for eating in chains. The good side of that is that they are really trying to support our neighbors and friends.”

Shaun Fiaccone said Picasso has always tried to cater to millennials, and they’ve done so with great success, but Fiaccone also sees the popularity of local restaurants growing beyond the millennial divide.

“I ask my neighbors in the dog park in Nichols Hills, ‘Where do you eat?’” Fiaccone says. “They name places like The Mule and Empire or districts like Plaza as their favorite places, and I’m blown away. They, too, are gravitating toward youth and vitality, and being part of this trend.”

Diners are certainly better equipped and better informed than ever before, and food television certainly gets some of the credit, even as it must take part of the blame for fast food burger commercials with people deconstructing a burger’s textures, layers and contrasting flavors. More than television, though, millennials act as evangelists for brands they love, and they are clearly having an impact on their parents’ choices.

Two years ago, Rachel Cope said that if we could convert 10 percent of the people who ate in national chains to eating in local restaurants, we wouldn’t need to discuss closing local restaurants as often. She may prove to be more prescient than we expected, but that leads to another piece of bad news.

Short on Staff Speaking about the shortage of trained staff in the state, Chef Kurt Fleischfresser said that Vast and Western Concepts (Sushi Neko, Musashi’s, etc.) are still having a hard time attracting experienced staff. “It’s the worst it’s ever been,” he says. “Even established entities are struggling. Places like Vast have very little turnover, which helps.”

The shortage is a real problem, though, as anyone who has eaten out this year likely will have noticed. Fiaccone has handled the historic shortage by training people with no experience. “We create good servers,” he says. “We train to almost fine dining standards, and we worked with an HR company that understood personality profiles to identify the right kind of candidates for our restaurant.”

Paying for Space Rent prices are on the rise, too, and that’s bad for everyone. Popular areas of the city are now charging in the vicinity of $40 a square foot, and even the Plaza District, where young entrepreneurs such as Cope went for the creative rental agreements, is showing signs of rent inflation.

One of the most notorious casualties this year was the Irma’s in Midtown. While there is a compelling argument to be made that people say they want humanely sourced, locally raised meat products, even if that means a price differential of an extra dollar or two – something Irma’s provided – the other reality is that the price of doing business kept going up.

Chris Lower, one of the owners, says, “The common area maintenance and insurance got out of hand, and the parking, which wasn’t a problem in the beginning, got unmanageable. The north store was still making a profit, but the rent was going up there, too.”

These are the two biggest issues moving forward: rising rent and staff shortages. As a result, counter-service concepts with small footprints and minimal service will be the rule for the next few years. We will also see more locals moving east, west and south, taking advantage of less local density in the suburbs (see Expansion sidebar). Growth and change – for better and sometimes worse – remain on the menu.


Branching Out

Local restaurants expanding their reach

While most restaurant expansion has occurred in or near the urban core or along the West Memorial corridor, some local brands are taking their concepts north, south and east, trying to get more local brands in population-dense areas around Tinker AFB and I-35 in Moore.

Three of the hospitality companies have been around for decades, but Gogi Go is barely a year old, and it’s already adding a location in Edmond.

John Lee, a partner in the fast-casual Korean concept, said the ownership group wanted to break into a different market, and they liked the food-court model offered by the Edmond Railyard, one of at least three restaurant co-op projects in progress in the metro. The new Gogi Go, which will open when the Edmond Railyard is finished – likely first or second quarter 2019 – will be half the size of the Midtown location, but with a very similar menu.

Urban Management Inc., the Norman-based company behind Interurban and HunnyBunny, is also headed to Edmond sometime in 2019. The signage is already up along Covell, so residents of west Edmond will have a chance to try the made-from-scratch biscuit sandwiches without driving all the way to Uptown 23rd.

The Haynes brothers made the closing list this year with the demise of Urban Johnnie, but Rick Haynes said the company would benefit from the added focus on two new Johnnie’s locations, one in Moore that opened in July, and one that is scheduled to open Nov. 1 in Midwest City. Located at 6825 SE 29th, the Johnnie’s Express will be about a quarter mile from a Tinker gate. Haynes said the express locations serve breakfast, and since this one will be close to Tinker, they’ll open for breakfast at 6:30 a.m.

Finally, Deep Fork Group opened one location with two familiar brands in Midwest City in October. Located at 2320 S Air Depot, the 6,000-square-foot facility is home to a new Wedge Pizzeria and Drum Room. Partner David Attalla said the new location has the full Wedge menu, featuring wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas, and the Drum Room also offers chicken and waffles, burgers and salads. Like Johnnie’s, the new DFG joint concept is within a quarter mile of a Tinker gate.

 


 

Coming Soon

Future flavors to put on your radar

Automobile Alley
Magasin Table
Omma Greek Kitchen

Chisholm Creek
Birra Birra
Chalk

Crown Heights
El Tigre Tacos

Deep Deuce
Grey Sweater/Black Walnut

Downtown Edmond
Edmond Railyard

Film Row
Sanctuary Barsilica
Social Cinema Pub

Midtown
Canvas
The Collective
Hudson Street Market
Riviere Modern Banh Mi

Nichols Hills Plaza
Osteria

Paseo
Frida
Red Rooster

Plaza District
Maples
Mexican Radio

Uptown 23rd
Social Deck & Dining

Additional Locations
Cajun Corner
C’est Si Bon
Drum Room / The Wedge
Gogi Go
Hatch
HunnyBunny
Johnnie’s
Land Run Café
Mamaveca
Mob Grill
Neighborhood Jam
Sunnyside
Tamashii Ramen

 

 

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November 2019

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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
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Cost: $75.00

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Will Rogers Theatre
4322 N. Western Ave.
OKC, OK  73118
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Cost: $175 for the full term

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The Paramount Room
701 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Cost: $27-$87

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Civic Center Music Hall
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OKC, OK  73102
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Cost: 40.00

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201 N Walker Ave
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Civic Center Music Hall
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Cost: Free!

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Cost: $4-$6

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1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
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“My Love Affair with the Brain” is a documentary that covers the brain, the passion of scientific discovery, the creation of modern neuroscience, Albert Einstein, women in science, and...

Cost: 0

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StoneCreek of Edmond
17701 N Western
Edmond, OK  73012
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701 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Telephone: 405-887-3327
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Cost: Free

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Chickasha High School
900 W. Choctaw Ave.
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Cost: Free

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1200 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Professional instruction in the art of improvisation. Though some experience with improvisation is beneficial, all skill levels are welcome, no prerequisite classes.  Though sketch comedy...

Cost: $175 for the full term

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The Paramount Room
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Cost: Free!

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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
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Cost: $4-$6

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Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
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Telephone: 580.252.6692
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Cost: Free

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Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
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Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Cost: $175 for the full term

Where:
The Paramount Room
701 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Cost: $4-$6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK  73533
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Telephone: 580.252.6692
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Cost: Free

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Bass Pro Shops
200 Bass Pro Dr.
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Telephone: (405) 218-5200

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Cost: Free!

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
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Sponsor: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
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Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Cost: $175 for the full term

Where:
The Paramount Room
701 W. Sheridan Ave
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Sponsor: The Space OKC
Telephone: 405-887-3327
Contact Name: AL Caveny
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Cost: 40.00

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201 N Walker Ave
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Rep
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Get in the holiday spirit with M-PACT’S Winter Wonderland. This award-winning pop-jazz vocal a cappella group has been called the “Cirque du Soleil of Song.” Their vocal...

Cost: $10-15

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University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
1727 W. Alabama Ave.
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Cost: $4-$6

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Cost: Free!

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
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Sponsor: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
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Cost: Free

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200 Bass Pro Dr.
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Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Cost: 29.95

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The Melting Pot
4 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 405-235-1000
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Cost: Varying

Where:
McKnight Center Performance Hall
419 S. Monroe
Stillwater, OK  74074
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Cost: 40.00

Where:
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Rep
Telephone: 405-594-8300
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Cost: 10-35

Where:
Elsie C. Brackett Theatre
563 Elm Ave.
, OK  73019
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Cost: Free!

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
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Sponsor: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
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Cost: $4-$6

Where:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
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Sponsor: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Telephone: 580.252.6692
Contact Name: Toni Hopper
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Cost: Free

Where:
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200 Bass Pro Dr.
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Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
Telephone: (405) 218-5200

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Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
1200 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: (405) 546-3500
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Engel & Völkers
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Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Britta Thrift
Telephone: 405-881-5000
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Cost: 29.95

Where:
The Melting Pot
4 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: The Melting Pot
Telephone: 405-235-1000
Contact Name: Donna Jackson
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America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: $59.95

Where:
The Skirvin Hilton
1 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: The Dinner Detective
Telephone: 866.496.0535
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We're poppin' champagne on the patio this Saturday and raffling off a bottle of Perrier-Jouet valued at $300! Come pre-party with us and DJ Catherine Ouellette from 6pm-10pm -...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
1, N Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Thrills, laughs, and excitement are on full display in this incredible Cirque program that transports audiences back to the timeless adventure of the big top circus ring. This production, set to...

Cost: Varying

Where:
McKnight Center Performance Hall
419 S. Monroe
Stillwater, OK  74074
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Nominated for 8 Tony Awards A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 flashes forward 15 years form Henrik Ibsen's 1879 portrait of marriage as a women's prison, and my, how things have - and...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Rep
Telephone: 405-594-8300
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