December 2, 2022

Calaveras Mexican Grill reopens

Calaveras Mexican Grill, which has been a Kendall-Whittier neighborhood mainstay since opening in 2014, has reopened its brick-and-mortar restaurant at 2326 E. Admiral Blvd.

Owners David and Angelica Molina closed the restaurant in the spring of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and focused on their food truck, which until then was mainly used for catering events.

This approach has helped expand the restaurant’s potential audience, the restaurant’s assistant manager, David Molina Jr., said in a 2021 interview with the Tulsa World.

“We went to different parts of Tulsa and Owasso, Broken Arrow, Bixby and Jenks. Luckily, we were able to expand our reach,” Molina said.

Molina also said the pandemic “kinda changed our mindset (about) the menu. It was quite large and has always been a concern for us, so we are going to do a complete overhaul of the old menu – keeping lots of favorites and introducing some new dishes.

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The new menu includes a number of specialties that longtime fans will remember, such as molcajete, a stone bowl filled with chicken, steak, chorizo ​​and prawns; and pozole verde, a soup made with green chilies, hominy and pork.

The menu also includes a variety of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and tortas.

Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

MixCo. closes

MixCo., 302 S. Cheyenne Ave., specializing in craft cocktails and gourmet dishes, has closed.

One of the business partners involved with the bar and restaurant said the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was the main reason for the decision to close, saying sales had fallen by more than 60%, a “unsustainable” amount.

The venue’s lease was about to be renewed, and that, along with the fact that the city’s ‘arena district’ around the BOK Center has been slower to develop than other downtown areas. , contributed to the decision to close the space.

Jared Jordan and Ryan Stack opened MixCo. in the basement of the MidCo building in 2014. The space was modeled after a Prohibition-style speakeasy and emphasized craft cocktails. The restaurant began offering dinner service in 2016, under the leadership of then-chef Nico Albert. The food earned MixCo. a 4.5 star review from Tulsa World.

Restaurant group Justin Thompson, which owns Juniper, Prhyme Steakhouse, Freya Nordic Kitchen and Farrell Family Bread, has taken over MixCo. in 2017.

Boston Deli October Special Features Apples

The Boston Deli, 6231 E. 61st St., will be offering a Thursday dinner special in October, a meal centered around one of fall’s favorite fruits: the apple.

The entrée is a two-bone pork chop roasted over applewood in the restaurant’s Hasty Bake charcoal ovens and served with an apple cider reduction, apple-onion chutney and kale fries.

Side dishes are a roasted cauliflower “steak” seasoned with olive oil, garlic, paprika and parmesan cheese; and an arugula salad with shredded Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, goat cheese, Honeycrisp apple, candied pecans and apple cider vinaigrette.

The dessert will be a slice of homemade apple pie, with a filling of sharp cheddar crumble and flavored with cinnamon and cardamom.

The special is available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday in October. The cost is $29 per person and wine and beer pairings are available. Reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve a table: 918-492-4745,

Oren offers a new Sunday menu

Oren, located in Center 1 at 3509 S. Peoria Ave., has announced its October Sunday dinner menu.

The menu, available every Sunday in October, includes pulled pork served with brioche buns and lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and red onions; white cheddar macaroni and cheese topped with panko breadcrumbs; Coleslaw; a watermelon salad with feta, pistachios, mint and onion in a jalapeño-agave vinaigrette; and apple crisp served with vanilla ice cream.

The cost is $35 per person. To reserve a seat: 918-764-9699,

Do you want fries with that?

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the McDonald’s Mobile Snack Truck will be in Tulsa on Saturday, October 8 for the FC Tulsa Vamos Tulsa Hispanic Heritage Festival. The Snack Truck will be parked outside ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave., beginning at 5 p.m. to serve free samples of its frozen fries, chicken nuggets and coke products.

Fans can claim their free samples while supplies last by downloading the MyMcDonald’s Rewards app and visiting the McDonald’s Snack Truck when entering the festival.

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