Republic Next Step Toward Culinary Prominence
There’s a movement under way in the Oklahoma City dining scene that could ultimately culminate in this sleepy prairie town into becoming a tourist destination. I know, I know. It’s not going to happen tomorrow. But the opening of the Chesapeake-backed, Good Egg Dining operated Republic Gastropub is the latest major addition to the golden-bricked path to those halcyon days of wine and tourism that date all the way back to MAPS I.
Republic gives Oklahoma City’s sub-fine dining restaurants a new benchmark. Sure, sure, it’s a bar first. Maybe so, but because the partnership of Good Egg and Chesapeake promised nothing more than to make the ordinary pub experience extraordinary and delivered on it, this new concept is nothing less than perfect execution. Sure, Republic might be fast casual menu in dressed as fine dining, but in my opinion that’s just what we needed. And now we need more concepts that aim high and hit the bull’s-eye when they do so.
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