Western Country Diner

Chicken-fried steak was the biggest seller for almost two decades at Western Country Diner, which closed recently.

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Western Country Diner closes

Western Country Diner has closed after almost two decades operating at 1905 S. Sheridan Road.

The diner was one of the last restaurants locally to have a dedicated, glassed-in dining area for smokers.

Western Country Diner specialized in home-style food and big portions at moderate prices. It also was a popular venue for live music in a family atmosphere.

Longtime Tulsans might recall the building originally housed Shotgun Sam’s Pizza Place.

Trenchers to become panini spot

Trenchers at Mother Road Market, 1124 S. Lewis Ave., which has specialized in lobster rolls, is transitioning to Trenchers Panini Dreams. The cart space in Mother Road will feature hot-pressed panini, including vegan and vegetarian options, for $7 to $10.

The transition will take place over the next few weeks, according to a Trenchers statement.

The Mother Road location is a sister business to Trenchers Delicatessen, 2602 S. Harvard Ave.

Ethnic restaurants open in east, south Tulsa

A couple of ethnic restaurants recently have opened in east and south Tulsa.

Forasteros Venezuelan-Mexican Cuisine has opened at 11720 E. 11th St. Manos Peruanas, a Peruvian restaurant, has opened at 6703 E. 81st St. next to Hungry Howie’s.

Scott Cherry

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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