Restaurant news: McNellies to host Green Flash Brewing dinner Tuesday
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Restaurant Critic
Thursday, February 14, 2013
2/14/13 at 5:37 AM
McNellie's plans Green Flash Brewing dinner
McNellie's Pub, 401 E. First St., will highlight beers from Green Flash Brewing Co. at a dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Beers recently introduced to Oklahoma from the San Diego brewery will include the Green Flash Tripel, Hop Head Red, West Coast IPA, Imperial IPA and double stout.
The beers will be paired with tasso ham and Stilton dip, gumbo, seafood jambalaya, blackened beef tenderloin topped with Dungeness crab béarnaise, and cherries jubilee.
Cost is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back Yard Burgers puts fish sandwich on menu
Back Yard Burgers has put a fish sandwich on its menu for a limited time.
The fish sandwich is a crunchy, tortilla-crusted tilapia fillet, topped with blackened Creole mayo and served on a toasted roll. The sandwich ($7.49) will be available through March 31.
Back Yard Burgers stores are located at 6916 S. Mingo Road and 8942 S. Memorial Drive.
Hodges Bend opens on east end of downtown
Hodges Bend, a combination coffeehouse and cocktail lounge, has opened at 823 E. Third St.
John Gaberino - who owns Topeca Coffee with his wife, Margarita - and Noah Bush, a well-known mixologist and sommelier, are partners in the venture. Mason Remel is head barista.
Hodges Bend is open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. all week. Alcohol service starts at 11 a.m. daily.
The wine selection includes nine whites, three sparkling wines and eight reds, most of which are not common in other restaurants and even most retail liquor stores. They are priced by the glass, ranging from $7 to $13.
Bush, who most recently worked at Doc's Wine & Food, has created a libations list featuring 10 signature cocktails, priced $9 to $11 and with names such as Tobacco Old Fashioned, Moonshine Derby, Moscow Muller and Tale Spin.
Hodges Bend, of course, has a full line of coffees and specialty coffee drinks.
Food choices include pastries provided by Margarita Gaberino, cheese boards and charcuterie (cured meats) boards.
Qdoba franchisee sets fundraiser for Nicaragua
Qdoba Mexican Grill franchisee Randy Allen and the Rainbow Network are conducting a fundraiser through Sunday to raise money to send a cement mixer to Nicaragua to help those in need to build modest homes.
"This need is very critical and very real," said Allen, who has made mission trips to Nicaragua.
Donations may be made at the Qdoba store at 8310 E. 71st St., across the street from Woodland Hills Mall.
One free entree will be awarded for a $25 donation, a family four-pack for $100 and a catered meal for 10 for $500. The largest donations will receive free burritos for a year.
Dickey's Barbecue has new chicken sandwich
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is offering a new spicy chicken sandwich for a limited time.
The sandwich will cost only $2 on Mondays in February.
Tulsa-area Dickey's are located at 6044 S. Yale Ave. in KingsPointe shopping center and in Broken Arrow at 820 N. Aspen Ave. (71st Street and 145th East Avenue).
Joe's Crab Shack introduces $2 Tuesdays
Joe's Crab Shack, 7646 E. 61st St., has introduced $2 Tuesdays.
Every Tuesday, Joe's Crab Shack will sell Hurricane cocktails, draft beers and some appetizers, such as fried pickles, fried crawfish and popcorn shrimp, for $2 each.
The winter menu at Joe's includes some new items, including Citrus Steampot, Third Coast Platter (blackened redfish) and Joe's Stuffers (clam shells filled with shrimp stuffing).
Brian Prewitt reopens Family Diner on Admiral
Chef Brian Prewitt has reopened Family Diner at 3535 E. Admiral Place.
The longtime neighborhood diner had been closed since 2006.
Prewitt operated Blue Dome Diner downtown until closing it last year and has installed an almost identical menu for Family Diner.
Prewitt fans will be happy to see such favorites as the black bean burger, veggie sandwich, breakfast sandwich, quiche of the day, Greek salad, herb turkey burger and Grandma's oats.
Family Diner is open 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is 918-382-7866. Bring cash because the restaurant isn't taking credit cards yet.
It is unclear exactly how old Family Diner is. Louise and Bob Shewmaker purchased it from a daughter in 1985, when it was located in a building a little east of the current site.
Ten years later, they moved to the current location.
IHOP introduces griddle melts to menu
IHOP restaurants have introduced griddle melts - omelets served on sourdough bread - to their menus.
The griddle melts are offered in three flavors:
Each item comes with a choice of hash browns, fries or seasonal fruit.
- Sauteed spinach in an egg omelet topped with roasted red peppers, onions, melted Provolone, Parmesan and pepper jack cheeses.
- Smoked ham and sauteed peppers and onions in an omelet topped with sliced ham and melted American cheese.
- Sliced ham and melted Swiss and American cheeses served over an egg omelet.
Original Print Headline: McNellie's plans Green Flash Brewing dinner
Vintage-style furniture is a large part of the decor at Hodges Bend bar and cafe in downtown Tulsa. MATT BARNARD / Tulsa World
McNellie's has a special dinner planned to highlight newly introduced beers from Green Flash Brewing. TOM GILBERT / Tulsa World file
Back Yard Burgers has put a fish sandwich on its menu for a limited time. Courtesy
Dickey's Barbecue Pit in the King's Pointe Shopping Center at 61st Street and Yale Avenue is offering a new spicy chicken sandwich for a limited time. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World
IHOP's Sourdough Cheese Grillers add a new twist to an American favorite. Business Wire