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Mar 25, 2022

A Taste of OKC’s Freshest Spring Menus

Must-try seasonal flavors.

Fresh, seasonal ingredients can make even the simplest dishes extraordinary, and Oklahoma City isn’t short of restaurants inspired by the season. This time of year is perfect for enjoying light, flavorful and nourishing meals that are every bit as exciting to look at as they are to eat. Here are some of our favorite mouth-watering spring menus to try on your next visit to OKC!

Picasso Café in the Paseo Arts District

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Picasso Café in the Paseo Arts District

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Don’t miss your chance to taste Picasso Café’s March Chef’s Features including the Danny Tanner Salad: mesclun mix, radicchio, grilled asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, sweet potatoes, edamame, strawberries, quinoa, pickled onions, goat cheese, pomegranate vinaigrette and balsamic reduction. The vibrant eatery located in the Paseo Arts District is honoring Bob Saget with Full House-themed, seasonally inspired dishes. You can always count on Picasso Café to have fresh new flavors on rotation.

FLINT in Downtown OKC

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FLINT in Downtown OKC

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Located on the ground floor of the historic Colcord Hotel, FLINT is known for its contemporary American favorites during breakfast, brunch and lunch hours. Stop in to try the decadent baked brie on the Quick Bites menu. The melty, creamy cheese is baked with honey and seasonal fruits like strawberries and blueberries and served with grilled sourdough. This downtown spot is great for a weekend brunch or appetizers and cocktails before an event!

Hefner Grill on Lake Hefner

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Hefner Grill on Lake Hefner

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Hefner Grill may be known for its selection of fresh seafood, but you’ll want to give the bold and refreshing Newporter Chicken Salad a try on your next visit. It’s packed with seasonal greens, grilled chicken, tomato, bacon, apple, chopped egg, carrot, candied pistachios, dried cranberries, feta, parmesan crisps and a honey-lime vinaigrette. Light, filling and flavorful – can you imagine a better dish to enjoy on a spring day overlooking the Lake Hefner marina?

Harvey Bakery in Midtown

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Harvey Bakery in Midtown

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One of the latest additions to Midtown is Harvey Bakery & Kitchen, serving up made-from-scratch pastries, coffee, breads and sandwiches. Its lunch menu boasts fresh salads like The Harvey Caesar and the Harvey House: shredded romaine, watercress and brussels, basil, parsley, dried cherry, tomato, avocado, honey roasted almonds and an apple cider vinaigrette. If you’re in the mood for fresh-baked bread, go for the Bacon and Pimento Grilled Cheese or The Giovanni: soppressata, mortadella, capicola, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, smoked provolone, cherry pepper spread, red onion, tomato, mayo and Dijon on a salted focaccia.

Black Walnut in Deep Deuce

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Black Walnut in Deep Deuce

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Dressed but not dressy, Deep Deuce’s Black Walnut is the perfect balance of thoughtful food and an unbuttoned atmosphere. Its menu blends American cuisine with the neighborhood’s rich cultural history, creating an eclectic and vibrant selection. Stop in to try the juicy Baharat Pork Tomahawk topped with a red wine mushroom reduction and house-made mango chutney and served with crispy mushrooms, asparagus and brussels. But you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

Packard’s New American Kitchen in Midtown

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Packard’s New American Kitchen in Midtown

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Seafood fanatics looking for a fresh spring twist should check out Packard’s New American Kitchen in Midtown. Its seared ahi tuna salad comes with avocado, orange slices, pickled red onion, slivered almonds, spring mix, sliced radish, green onion and sesame-ginger vinaigrette. No matter what you order, you won’t be disappointed by Packard’s seasonal and eclectic lunch and dinner menus.

Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen on Lake Hefner

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Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen on Lake Hefner

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You know we couldn’t forget dessert! The perfect way to end your mouthwatering, border-style Mexican meal is with Mama Roja’s Tres Leches cake topped with house-made whipped cream, fresh seasonal berries, caramel sauce, toasted coconut and almonds. This one is sweet, decadent and nearly impossible to share.

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