300 E. Main 232-4373
You can smell the fried onions from a block away at this place — always a good sign, in my book. The hamburgers are simple, greasy, great. So is the atmosphere. I always get an original burger with pickles, and split a side of fries (pictured, below) with my wife. By “split,” I mean I try to take them all and she has to stab at my hand with a fork.
1708 E. Second, Edmond thaidelightok.com 513-8881
I’m a total obnoxious snob when it comes to Thai food. Thai Delight measures up to my impossibly high standards. Their tom yum goong soup has the right hot and sour snap, and the green curry with chicken always makes me feel for a second like I’m back in Bangkok (minus the humidity, the deep-fried crickets and the ladyboys).
Inca Trail Peruvian Restaurant
10948 N. May incatrailokc.com 286-0407
This place doesn’t look like much from the outside, but I think it serves some of the best, most affordable and most interesting food in the city. I love the pollo a la brasa (Peruvian roast chicken) and the adobo de puerco (grilled pork chops), but the best part of the meal for me is the green rice and beans, with a little aji Amarillo sauce mixed in.