If you are making the road trip to Oklahoma this weekend for K-States football game against the Sooners, you might enjoy this list of nine tasty restaurants in Norman. The list is provided by Kit Lewis, a K-State grad and loyal reader who gave us some food recommendations last season before the Cotton Bowl.
By KELLIS ROBINETT
The Kansas City Star
From Kit: In case you might have forgotten, I gave you a list of restaurants for the Wildcat Nation to try on the trip south to the Cotton Bowl last year. Although the game didnt turn out as well as hoped, I thought a slightly revised list might be useful when Purple Pride invades Norman this Saturday.
A quick search on the Internet will give addresses and contact numbers for a large number of eating places in Norman. There is a plethora of fast food and chain restaurants all along I-35 not that their food is bad, but here are some local places I enjoy more.
If staying in OKC, there are lots of places in Bricktown, and Cattlemans Steak House (1309 South Agnew) is a local legend.
(1) The Diner 213 E. Main: Good breakfasts and was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
(2) La Baguette 924 W. Main and 1130 Rambling Oaks: French pastries and breads to die for!
(3) The Mont 1300 Classen: Close to the OU campus, a Norman landmark.
(4) Tarahumara Mexican Restaurant 702 N. Porter: Forget the other Mexican places in my opinion this is THE place for authentic Mexican dishes and the service is excellent! Dont be deterred by a long line, it is worth the wait, in my opinion.
(5) Jimmys Egg 2539 W. Main: Great omelette selection and varied menu. Cant go wrong here.
(6) Vans Smokehouse BBQ 320 N. Porter: Not fancy, but some time a guy just gotta have meat!
(7) Sweet Basil Thai Restaurant 211 W. Main: Try this if you are in the mood for something more exotic.
(8) Juan del Fuegos 223, 34th Ave. SW: Might be a little hard to find, but worth the effort. Located in the Red Bud Plaza strip mall, the breakfasts are outstanding. AND, while you are there check out the cup cake shop next door Sweets and Spurs is fun with a nice selection of treats that will make you forget a diet in a heartbeat.
(9) Kendells 100 S. Main St., Nobel: If you are in the mood for Chicken Fried Steak, this is the place! Nobel is only about 8 miles south of Norman on old highway 77, and is definitely worth the drive. The CFS is huge.
Hope this list will be of use to the loyal followers of K-State football. Good luck to the Cats its hell being a Wildcat trapped in Sooner land!
Kit Lewis, KSU 66
By the way, if anyone else wants to submit food recommendations before other road games just e-mail at email@example.com. Or if you want a K-State question answered on here, fire away. The more e-mails I get from all of you, the better.
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