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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.
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....

Local restaurant owner thrives in family-style environment

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

Lebanese Sisters Bring Middle Eastern Flavor to Norman

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...

Iranian Immigrant Finds His Passion with Italian Buffet

Iranian Immigrant Finds His Passion with Italian Buffet
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...

Chickasha landmark still smoking after decades of business

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...

Taco About Passion

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

OKC Couple Runs Restaurant Based on Kindness

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...

Venezuelan Food Hits Oklahoma

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...

Lindsey Street construction continues to plague local businesses

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...

Faculty-in-residence raise their children in dorms.

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...

International Students are Given Something to ‘Buzz About’

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...

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