Gaylord News

The owners of the Greek House restaurant decide to sell the business

A cook is slicing meat on a vertical spit at the Greek House restaurant. The kitchen in Greek House is unique: Instead of being hidden in the back of the building, the cooks greet the visitors from behind the counter.

Vladyslav Alforov

March 31, 2018

An Iranian family that owns the Greek House restaurant near Campus Corner decided to sell the business due to hard working conditions. The place was established in 1979 and has barely changed since. When in 2012 the original owner sold Greek House and moved back to Greece, the Tajbakhshs purchased t...

Local restaurant owner thrives in family-style environment

Sergio’s Italian Bistro is located at 104 E. Gray St. and is behind Sooner Theatre.

Luke Schumacher

December 7, 2017

There are hundreds of local businesses in Norman, OK and, for one business owner, it’s been his goal to stand out from the rest. Sergio Garcia was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He studied accountancy at Escuela Bancaria y Comercial. What does he do now? He cooks. “Ever since I was little,...

Lebanese Sisters Bring Middle Eastern Flavor to Norman

Shereen Hashem

April 27, 2017

An aroma of meats cooking and Middle Eastern pastries baking filled the air in the small takeout restaurant wedged between Sonic and 7-Eleven. Sisters Mediterranean Taste, located on the intersection of Chautauqua Avenue and Imhoff Road, is owned by sisters who are Lebanese immigrants. “When first...

Iranian Immigrant Finds His Passion with Italian Buffet

Iranian Immigrant Finds His Passion with Italian Buffet

William Soule

April 3, 2017

Born in Iran, Hassan Daneshmand came to America with his younger brother in May of 1977 at the prompting of his parents to avoid being drafted into the Iranian army. With Iran on the verge of war with Iraq, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be with his two older brothers. “We didn’t know any En...

Chickasha landmark still smoking after decades of business

Nick Sanders

April 1, 2017

Waffle fries, ribs and brisket. A secret sauce that no one knows the recipe to, and great hospitality. Roy’s Barbecue opened in Chickasha, OK 46 years ago, and the smoky fire has yet to subside. Roy Bryant was no stranger to good food when he opened the joint in 1971. As a young man, he spent his...

Taco About Passion

Lalo Hernandez standing outside of his own business, Lalo’s I Love my Taco Chop and Grill. By Leah Whiticker

Leah Whiticker

April 1, 2017

He left his stable corporate job for family time and passion. His love for cooking led to starting his own business with a food truck. In the beginning, there were hard times and only $1.86 in his account. Lalo Hernandez is now his own boss and still in business after opening four years ago.  His day...

OKC Couple Runs Restaurant Based on Kindness

Harlee Toothman

March 31, 2017

Business owner Mar Aye Attamakulsri cooks the number 35 at Thai Kitchen Cafe in Oklahoma City on Thursday March 30, 2017.  “Whatever customer walks in that door, that’s my customer. Even though homeless guy walk-in, its okay to me,” Thai Kitchen owner Mar Aye Attamakulsri said.   Mar said ...

Venezuelan Food Hits Oklahoma

Lauren Linville

March 31, 2017

By: Lauren Linville Einar Perdomo left Venezuela in 2013 to escape the poor quality of life his homeland offered. He and his wife left everything in order to create a new life in Oklahoma. Perdomo first opened Amazonia Latin Flavors in Moore in 2015 to bring a taste of Venezuela to Oklahoma but later...

Lindsey Street construction continues to plague local businesses

Daniel Johnston

March 29, 2017

Narveir Singn, a manager at India Village, says "It's very very hard to make money. Businesses next door and around us have all closed down." The City of Norman and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation describes the project as a revamping of the Highway 9 and Lindsey Street exits in the largest s...

Faculty-in-residence raise their children in dorms.

Jaycie Bayless

March 7, 2017

After karate practice six-year-old Stella Siler returns to eat dinner with her dad at a University of Oklahoma residence hall, she calls home. Stella lives in Walker Center with her parents, Cameron and Jessi Siler, who are faculty-in-residence for OU. Cameron Siler is an Assistant Professor of Biology...

International Students are Given Something to ‘Buzz About’

Shereen Hashem

March 3, 2017

The pungent smells of Indian curry and African rice wafted into the Bookmark Café as students huddled around foods most had never before seen. The University of Oklahoma’s Information Technology ‘Boomer Buzz’ hosted an event specifically for international students. Boomer Buzz is a student-lead ...

Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.