New Tastes About Town

 

Written by Bethany Schwarz in the February 2018 Issue

New Tastes About Town

One of my plans this new year is to try new things. With all the exciting new restaurants popping up around Edmond, food seems like a good place to kick off my plan!

1 Neighborhood JAM – Breakfast with Heart

15124 Lleytons Court #103, Edmond, OK 73013 • 405.242.4161

This is my jam! General manager, Michael Kraft is intentional about the name of this new restaurant, which opened in October 2017. With dreams of serving his neighbors, making great food and supporting the community, Kraft and his restaurant have taken the area by storm...with homemade jam, giant biscuits, and full-service coffee and bar. Go for the Hot Jam Biscuit with fried chicken, candied bacon, cheddar cheese and homemade jalapeno peach jam. You may want to get the NoWait app to get your spot reserved in line, or walk in and enjoy yard games (and a mimosa or a latte) with your crew while you wait.

2 The Heat – Authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

1319 S Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034 • 405.715.1818

You may or may not know them as Humble Pie; with some updates and a few changes - The Heat is on. Their location is inconspicuous, but don’t be fooled – their authentic deep dish pizza is exceptional. Dollar bills that dangle from the ceiling (patron donations, matched by owners and donated to the Emergency Response Assistance Program), sporting events that are projected on the walls, plus craft beer and a friendly wait staff all support the worthy wait for their delicious deep dish pizza. The Deep Dish Supreme goes will with The Calling IPA and the experience will make you feel like you left Edmond for The Windy City (just for a bit)!

3 Chile Pepper Café – Scratch Made Food 

15220 N Western Ave Ste. G, Edmond, OK 73013 • 405.285.1160

White bean chicken chili is just what you need to keep warm this winter. Check out this cozy, casual, walk up to order restaurant. The employees alone are worth coming back time and time again to see. With a friendly wait staff, hearty portions, and food made from scratch, this cafe will bring you back time and again, especially for favorites like their “fry sauce” for dipping. Choose your own meat with the “rolled tacos”-- might I suggest the smoked chopped chipotle brisket?

4 Bistro 22 – Inspired Cuisine

1417 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034 • 405.562.4884

When was the last (or first) time you had truffle fries? How about a chicken salad served on toasted, buttery, sourdough bread? Whatever your answer is, it was too long ago. Make plans now to get to the sister restaurant of Signature Grill. The owners have again hit the ball out of the park by bringing delicious and inspired food to Edmond. I would recommend this as a lunch (and drinks) spot with friends ANY Tuesday-Saturday!

5 Fait Maison – French for Home Made

152 E 5th St, Edmond, OK 73034 • 405.509.2555

Romance is not dead! It is alive, here in the heart of Edmond. This elegant, yet unpretentious restaurant with soft touches boasts an authentic French dining experience. The two owners, Susan Wedel and Executive Chef Olivier Bouzerand, formerly of Cannes, France, have perfected their concept of a comfortable, French romantic culinary experience. Start with the escargot, sip some champagne and finish with crème brulee; anything you do in between is guaranteed to be incroyable. The Valentine’s Day Menu (with and without wine pairing selections) is already set, are your reservations? 

This year, you can support local chefs and restaurant owners all while expanding your culinary palate! WIN WIN! Bon Appetit!

Bethany Schwarz is the mother of 3 active children (6, 5, and 18m). She is in pursuit of building community while getting to know her neighbors through story and shared experience.

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