Restaurant news: Zoës Kitchen to open Jan. 24 in Brookside
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Restaurant Critic
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/13 at 5:29 AM
Boston Deli adds dish, sets salmon special
Pan-Asian glazed Scottish salmon is the featured entree for the Thursday night special throughout January at Boston Deli, 6231 E. 61st St.
The salmon is served with roasted tomato Spanish rice, mango salsa with honey and almonds, grilled chili-ginger asparagus, a choice of greens or Caesar salad, and a piece of pie, all for $20.
Boston Deli also has introduced a new winter dish - bacon-wrapped pot roast ($15) with baby carrots, spinach and tomato-olive demi-glace resting on parsnip-whipped Yukon gold potatoes.
Keo's new south location to open Monday
Zahidah and Bill Hyman, who opened Keo in Brookside five years ago, will launch an additional location Monday at 8921 S. Yale Ave. in the new Tuscana on Yale shopping center.
Zahidah, who runs the kitchens, recently overhauled the menu to include new dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls, Thai beef salad, pan-fried ramen, Khmer noodles, Korean short ribs, red curry udon and hamachi salad.
The food is a fusion of southeast Asian cuisine with touches of East Indian and French.
Zahidah, who was born in Cambodia and moved to the United States when she was 5, said Keo has had many customers who encouraged the Hymans to open a restaurant in south Tulsa.
Cory Chang, whose mother owns Golden Gate restaurant on Harvard Avenue, has joined Keo as a partner and will manage the new location. Sam Pacheco, a veteran of P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Wolfgang Puck Bistro, will be chef.
"There aren't many people we would take on as a partner, but Cory is as solid as they come," Bill Hyman said.
The new Keo will have the same hours as the Brookside store, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Keo's is the first of several food-related businesses ticketed to open this year at the intersection of 91st Street and Yale Avenue. Others include Yokozuna, Whole Foods Market and Russo's Coal-Fired Kitchen. Ri Le's Vietnamese restaurant has been established there for many years.
Zoës Kitchen schedules Jan. 24 opening
ZoÃ«s Kitchen - a Mediterranean-inspired, fast-casual restaurant - is scheduled to open Jan. 24 in Brookside, according to a news release.
The restaurant, the first in the chain to open in Oklahoma, will be located at 3629 S. Peoria Ave. in space that most recently held Flying Burrito.
"We are excited to open our ZoÃ«s in Tulsa and are eager to be part of the community," said James Chang, regional operator. "We are ready to share our Southern hospitality and made-from-scratch family recipes with everyone."
This will be the 76th ZoÃ«s Kitchen restaurant scattered over 13 states, mostly in the southeast.
Signature dishes include chicken kabobs, chicken rollups, hummus and gluten-free options. The restaurant emphasizes fresh food. The kitchen has no fryer or microwave.
The renovation was extensive. Only two walls remain from the original building that has held a number of restaurants and businesses over the years.
The new space is bright and colorful. The dining room seats 68, and the patio can accommodate 36 more in good weather.
In addition to dining at the restaurant, ZoÃ«s also offers dinners for four to go, take-home side dishes by the pint and an extensive catering menu.
Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
To celebrate its opening, ZoÃ«s is giving away 500 meals and a grand prize of food for a year to its Facebook followers. The contest runs through Jan. 28.
Original Print Headline: Boston Deli adds dish, sets salmon special
The new Keo restaurant at 8921 S. Yale Ave. will have the same hours as the Brookside store, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. STEPHEN PINGRY / Tulsa World
The new bacon-wrapped pot roast dish at Boston Deli includes baby carrots, spinach and tomato-olive demi-glace resting on parsnip-whipped Yukon gold potatoes. Courtesy