Radish, 1730 S. Boston Ave. : “Midwesterranean” cuisine which brings an Okie touch to Mediterranean cuisine. Superb roast chicken, pita sandwiches and mezze treats. Pictured: Mediterranean Cobb Salad can be topped with roast chicken, falafel, or gyroscopic meat.
918 Maples Café & Caterer, 8151 E. 21st St.: Excellent birria tacos top a varied menu at this small restaurant.
Cherry street food, 111 W. Fifth St.: Relocated from its original 15th Street location, the new Cherry Street Kitchen offers an expanded menu as well as full bar service.
Coffee break of the day, 8178 S. Lewis Ave. : Fans of the old First Watch will find most of their favorites, as well as a few new additions, at this breakfast and lunch restaurant.
Pizza Brick Bros., 2 W. Dawes Ave., Bixby: Quality ingredients, unique combinations and a brick oven make this excellent pizza, well worth the trip south.
Heritage Juice, 108 S. Detroit Ave. : Healthy libations are the star here, but the lunch menu is full of vegan options.
Mexican Fresh Calaca, 6902 S. Lewis Avenue; 3202 S. Sheridan Road: California-style Mexican cuisine – rice and beans are good enough to order on their own.
Gambill’s wines and coffees, 1102 S. Lewis Ave. : Spanish-style tapas and coffee preparations, as well as local, national and international wines.
Curd & Whey, 1124 S. Lewis Ave. : Chef Faith Walker describes what she does as “sophisticated comfort food,” with dishes like Very Berry Salad and Cali Girl ($ 13) with fresh avocado, candied bacon and a tangy ranch ; garnish with good fries.
Salt & Vinegar, 1124 S. Lewis Ave. : Few places are recommended for their Brussels sprouts, but few places prepare them the way Salt & Vinegar do, frying and seasoning them to make a sweet and tangy treat. The rest of the menu is also very good.