Tulsa-area restaurant closings, openings

Maryn’s Taphouse & Raw Bar, 400 Riverwalk Terrace in Jenks, has closed and is for sale, according to a restaurant spokesperson.

The restaurant opened in the summer of 2017. Owner Corey Crandall still operates the popular George’s Pub in downtown Jenks.

Guang Zhou Dim Sum, 4003 E. 11th St., apparently has closed. Signs on the windows say it is closed through the pandemic. A large sign outside says it is for sale. Calls to the phone number listed on the sale sign were not answered.

Among new restaurants poised to open soon according to their Facebook pages:

Wildflower Café is coming to 1306 E. 11th St., where it will share space with another new eatery, The Meat & Cheese Show. The location, which has been rebuilt from the studs, formerly held Corner Café.

Rustic Chophouse, 210 S. Main St. in downtown Broken Arrow, has an “opening soon” sign.

Casa Del Tequila Fine Eatery is set to open at 6000 S. Lewis Ave. in space formerly occupied by Cardigan’s.

Not to be confused with the above eatery, Casa Tequila Mexican Kitchen, 5001 S. Harvard Ave., is opening a Broken Arrow location at 1311 Hillside Drive.

French Hens sets dinner to open new location

French Hen owner Kathy Bondy has scheduled a Bastille Day dinner at 5:30 p.m. July 14 to kick off the opening of the restaurant’s new location at 318 E. Archer St. in the Vast Bank building.

The dinner will feature appetizers, wine, cocktails and grilled items. Go to frenchhentulsa.net for more details.

She recently closed the location at 7143 S. Yale Ave., where it resided for 40 years, to concentrate on getting the new spot opened.

“The build out of the new location continues,” Bondy posted on Facebook. “And without dividing any more time between two projects, I will be fully focused on making the new French Hen the fantastic dining destination we have planned.”

Mahi mahi tops Thursday special at Boston Deli

Grilled mahi mahi and Gulf shrimp tops the Thursday night special for July at Boston Deli, 6231 E. 61st St.

The dinner, offered in addition to the regular menu, also includes coconut curry rice, cumin-dusted plantains, grilled watermelon wedge and lemon-scented cheesecake with papaya compote.

Cost for the special, served from 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, is $30. Reservations recommended: 918-492-4745.

Extra bites

• Whataburger this week launched a new pico de gallo burger. It includes two beef patties on a toasted 5-inch bun topped with two slices of pepperjack cheese, pico de gallo and creamy cilantro lime sauce.

Metro Diner, 7474 S. Olympia Ave., has introduced a steak and scramble bowl featuring diced seared sirloin steak, scrambled eggs and roasted grape tomatoes, served over hash brown potatoes and drizzled with hollandaise sauce for $11.99. The dish will be available through Aug. 9.

• Texas de Brazil, 7021 S. Memorial Drive in Woodland Hills Shopping Center, is offering 25% off takeout orders through July 9. Check out the menu online at texasdebrazil.com and call the restaurant to place orders: 918-921-7513.


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Scott Cherry,

Tulsa World

Scene Writer

Scott is in his second tour of duty with the Tulsa World. He was a sports writer during his first stop. Since returning to the World in 1992, he has been the food writer and now restaurant critic and wine columnist. Phone: 918-581-8463