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The Royal Sampler: Where to eat in Oklahoma, why OU should have recruited Tyler Lockett and links

FOOD RECOMMENDATIONSIf you are making the road trip to Oklahoma this weekend for K-State’s 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.

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 didn’t 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 Cattleman’s Steak House (1309 South Agnew) is a local legend.

In Norman:(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! Don’t be deterred by a long line, it is worth the wait, in my opinion. (more…)