Restaurant news: Antoinette Baking launches Friday-Saturday pie nights
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Restaurant Critic
Thursday, November 08, 2012
11/08/12 at 4:21 AM
Restaurants should submit Thanksgiving plans
Friday is the deadline for restaurants planning Thanksgiving Day buffets or special menus to send their information to email@example.com.
The information should include hours, cost and some details about the buffet or menu. The roundup will be published in the Nov. 15 Weekend section.
Antoinette Baking to launch pie nights
Antoinette Baking Co., 3305 S. Peoria Ave., will introduce Friday-Saturday pie nights this week.
The bakery will begin staying open 7-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and it will offer pieces of pie, ice cream and coffee.
White Swan Smokehouse opens in south Tulsa
White Swan Smokehouse has opened at 5646 S. Mingo Road.
The restaurant features a variety of menu items, including barbecue, farm-raised domestic catfish, hamburgers and daily specials such as chicken and dumplings.
White Swan is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch Monday-Friday and 5-9 p.m. for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. The phone number is 918-893-3483.
French Hen dinner to feature Beaujolais wines
Wines from the Beaujolais region of France will be featured at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the French Hen, 7143 S. Yale Avenue.
Dishes will include smoked salmon beggar's purses, wild mushroom onion tarte, poached lobster wontons, spice-rubbed roasted leg of lamb and chocolate Gran Marnier souffle.
Wines will include Nicole Chanrion Effervescence Sparkling, Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Blanc, Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais, Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent and Graham's Tawny Port.
Cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-492-2596.
Panera sales to benefit Kids Backpack Program
Panera Bread locations will donate $1 from all souffles and soups in bread bowls, as well as 50 cents for every cranberry-orange muffin sold Friday to benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's Food for Kids Backpack Program.
The program provides a weekly backpack full of food to elementary school-aged children at risk of going hungry over the weekend when federal free or reduced-price meals are not available.
Arby's to offer free sandwich to veterans
Tulsa-based Arby's restaurants will offer a free roast beef sandwich to active duty service members and veterans Monday on Veterans Day. Active duty personnel and veterans must wear their uniforms or show proof of U.S. military service to receive a free sandwich.
Big Anthony's celebrating first anniversary all month
Customers who purchase one bologna, hot link or pulled pork sandwich will receive a second one free throughout November to celebrate the first anniversary of Big Anthony's BBQ, 8151 E. 21st St.
McNellie's Pub schedules Belgium beer dinner
McNellie's Pub, 401 E. First St., is staging a Great Beers of Belgium dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Chef Jason Ashing will prepare hors d'oeuvres, green salad with marinated shrimp, coq au vin, beef Wellington and mascarpone cheesecake to go with beers such as Posca Rustica, Petrus Oud Bruin, Scaldis, Rochefort 10 and DuPont Monk's Stout.
Cost is $50, plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected Qdoba locations to help toys drive
Selected Qdoba Mexican Grill locations will help collect toys and raise money for the 10th annual The Church at Battle Creek toy drive from opening times to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Qdoba will collect toys and donate 50 percent of its sales during that time period to purchase toys. Participating restaurants are located at 2401 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow; 7153 S. Lewis Ave., 8310 E. 71st St., 1520 E. 15th St. and 5220 S. Yale Ave.
Local Table dinner to feature The Ned Winery
Wines from The Ned Winery of Marlborough, New Zealand, will be featured at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Local Table, 4329 S. Peoria Ave.
Dishes will include sweet, tart and spicy shrimp and cucumber salad, chicken and waffle with chipotle maple mop, roasted pork loin with cardamom-currant jelly sauce, and cranberry-apple crisp.
Wines will include The Ned sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and pinot noir.
Cost is $25, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-794-8013.
Melting Pot launches new a la carte menu
The Melting Pot, 300 RiverWalk Crossing, Jenks, has launched a new a la carte menu to complement the regular four-course menu.
The new menu allows diners to select any combination of individually priced cheese fondues, salads, entrees and chocolate fondues.
Cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue prices range from $4.95 to $8.95. Entrees start at $15 per person.
The a la carte menu will be adopted nationally at Melting Pot restaurants next year.
"We're excited to be one of the first Melting Pot locations to offer a sneak peek of the new national menu and hope that the addition of a la carte ordering will allow our patrons to dip into the fondue more often," said owner Becky Chapman.
Melting Pot also is offering limited-time "Fondue Features," highlighting dishes from years past, including bacon-and-Brie cheese, a combination of baby Brie, Gruyere and Emmenthaler cheeses blended with white wine, Nueske's applewood smoked bacon, chopped onions, mustard and cracked black pepper, topped with scallions.
Mamasota's In & Out to celebrate birthday
Mamasota's In & Out will offer free samples of its new catering menu during lunch and unveil an expanded regular menu next week to celebrate its first anniversary.
The restaurant will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
New menu items include a beef torta, chicken enchiladas verde, ranchero steak plate, chicken flautas, steak fajita plate, chili beef burrito and pork verde burrito, among others.
Also, on Nov. 15-16 only, Mamasota's will feature free sopa pillas with any regular purchase.
Knott guest speaker at 'Beer for Chicks' night
Desiree Knott of High Gravity, a brewing and winemaking store, will be the guest speaker at the next "Beer for Chicks" night, scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dilly Deli, 402 E. Second St..
Knott will guide the ladies-only crowd through some of the most spectacular home brews in town.
Cost is $15 and includes light snacks. For reservations, email email@example.com.
Foundations schedules Beaujolais Nouveau dinner
The third Thursday in November is the day Beaujolais Nouveau wines - the first wines of the new harvest - arrive in wine shops and restaurants around the world.
Foundations, the student-run restaurant of the Culinary Institute of Platt College, has scheduled a Beaujolais Nouveau dinner 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15 at the restaurant, 3717 S. Sheridan Road.
Wines will be selected by chef-instructor and sommelier Tim Fitzgerald with help from Scott Garrett of Putnam Wines. The wines will include cru selections - from the top 10 Beaujolais villages that have their own appellations - as well as the Beaujolais Nouveau wines.
The food will be conceived and prepared by culinary students under the direction of chef-instructor Curt Herrmann. The menu will include small plates and hors d'oeuvres designed to highlight the wines and traditions of the Beaujolais region.
The instructors will inform the diners about the food and wine of Beaujolais, a sub-region of Burgundy, France.
Cost is $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required: Call chef-instructor Aubrae Filipiak at 918-828-0980 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Molly Martin (left) and Andrea Mohn, owners of Antoinette Baking Company, are introducing Friday and Saturday pie nights. MATT BARNARD / Tulsa World file
Fish tacos from Mamsota's In & Out Courtesy