(from Steve Gil at 405 Magazine) Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and while on one level that leads to thinking about food (this is, after all, the food issue), it also makes this an excellent time to take stock of how much growth the metro has experienced, and how that’s been reflected in an even larger bounty of restaurants that are looking to make their mark on Oklahoma City palates. Yes, we’re back to thinking about food again. We’ve rounded up more than two dozen of our favorite fresh flavor purveyors; please feel free to feast on these recommendations.

► Hatch

When it began: October 2016

Where to find it: 1101 N Broadway, Automobile Alley

What’s the story: Purveyors of “early mood food,” they’re certain to get you in the right mood to kick off your day, thanks to the open feel, natural light, yellow-and-blond-brick color scheme … and completely delicious breakfast.

What to try: For sweet, try the Oklahoma-shaped pancake with little crumbles of pecan and bacon; for savory, the migas laced with onions and peppers or the avocado toast. Either way, do *not* leave without some hash brown tumblers. They’re spectacular.

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