The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 May 2006

Don't turn around

Is Der Kommissar in town? Nope. Just this fellow:

Ban Nguyen is cooking up something new.

After more than 20 years of serving up bacon and omelets, the chief executive officer of Jimmy's Egg has entered the market of upscale dining.

Nguyen recently opened Casablanca American Bistro, 13801 Quail Point Drive in Oklahoma City.

"This is about a 360-degree turn over from Jimmy's Egg," Nguyen said.

Over easy, I assume. In fact, he could have turned 720 degrees and not moved a silly millimeter.

Posted at 6:22 PM to Say What?

Geometric prowess aside, Nguyen has a spiffy little joint on his hands. I took the wife there for Mother's Day. The menu was quite diverse, the food well prepared and presented, and the key-lime cheesecake will be haunting my arteries for years to come.

Being based on the movie of the same name, Casablanca also has oodles and oodles of atmosphere. Keep your eyes away from the window and you'd halfway believe yourself to be in a fancy nightclub in WW-II Morocco. That is, up until the waiter calls you "dude".

Posted by: Joe Goodwin at 9:07 PM on 17 May 2006