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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2011, 09:30:14 am »

Some of his recipes were "borrowed" from another restaurant he worked for in the late 90's.

Didn't he own French Hen and/or Capistranos?
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 09:43:18 am »

I think you must be my brother. Same thing for me. Used to take dates to St.Michaels in high school.

Shotgun Sam's was a really fun place and the pizza was pretty good too. You know the story about how they closed?

Twins separated at birth! 

Shakey's was great too!  Seem to remember it was a little bit more expensive than Shotgun Sam's, but that may just be residual hallucinations from my misspent youth.


Have heard good things about Ricks, but never got there to eat.  Hopefully he will be back again, so will get the chance.

I think French Hen was gone before late 90's wasn't it??

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2011, 09:46:10 am »

Didn't he own French Hen and/or Capistranos?

He was the chef at Capistranos, he left to open "Ricks" at 51st and Harvard and the Capistrano/French Hen owner was surprised to see his menu items on the Ricks menu.

BTW: The French Hen/Capistrano owner was the same AOLIs owner that called three of his customers "fat" (and some other choice epithets) and learned the hard way how the internet has changed the restaurant game.
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 10:29:14 am »

He was the chef at Capistranos, he left to open "Ricks" at 51st and Harvard and the Capistrano/French Hen owner was surprised to see his menu items on the Ricks menu.

BTW: The French Hen/Capistrano owner was the same AOLIs owner that called three of his customers "fat" (and some other choice epithets) and learned the hard way how the internet has changed the restaurant game.

Ah yes, Terry The Toad.
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2011, 11:08:57 am »


I think French Hen was gone before late 90's wasn't it??



Still exists in 2011 http://www.frenchhentulsa.net/ but not Turner's place any longer
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2011, 11:35:47 am »

Still exists in 2011 http://www.frenchhentulsa.net/ but not Turner's place any longer
Came across this place while geocaching a few months ago.  It is tucked back in a hidey hole
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2011, 12:02:28 pm »

Still exists in 2011 http://www.frenchhentulsa.net/ but not Turner's place any longer

The French Hen has been owned by Chef Richard Clark for some time now.   Darned good food too. 

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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2011, 02:21:08 pm »

The French Hen has been owned by Chef Richard Clark for some time now.   Darned good food too. 



Efrain and Javier are two of Teatown's bests chefs.....Richard trained them and they've been solid for close to 10 years straight.
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2011, 10:53:30 pm »

The French Hen has been owned by Chef Richard Clark for some time now.   Darned good food too. 



Yep.
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2011, 10:05:59 am »

So does Rick have any plans in the meantime? Will he open another restaurant perhaps in a better location? I've been to Rick's Cafe a couple times and it was great but nothing great. I think I would have eaten there more often if it was in an area that I visit often or if he offered free coupons or other good discounts to drive traffic there.
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« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2011, 10:11:37 am »

Location was a thing for me.  Not the area, the spot.  I'd pull in to grab some booze and look over there thinking "Oh yeah, Rick's is over there."
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