Learn to cook with herbs
The Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service will host a “Healthy Cooking with Spices and Herbs” workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. May 21.
Participants will learn to use fresh herbs and fragrant spices to flavor their dishes with instruction from Skyridge Farms herb farmer Monica Arndt, of Jones. Students in the workshop will get to observe hands-on food demonstrations that reveal how easily simple dishes can be improved with fresh herbs or spices. The class also includes planting instructions for small herb gardens in pots. Each workshop guest will get the opportunity to plant a pot of herbs to take home.
Healthy Cooking with Spices and Herbs will be in the OSU Cooperative Extension Auditorium, 930 N Portland Ave. Cost is $10. For more information or to register, call 713-1125.
Musashi's has a gift for mom
Musashi's Japanese Steakhouse, 4315 N Western Ave., is offering Sumo Surf & Turf special on Sunday so you can treat mom to a luxurious treat on her special day. The special includes a 7-ounce N.Y. Strip and 6-ounce portion of King crab legs and lobster tail plus grilled vegetables for $60.
Also available on Mother's Day Special is a half-off sushi roll or free kid's meal when you order any one grill entree over $35. Musashi's, is open noon to 9 p.m. on Mother's Day. For reservations, call 602-5623 or go online to musashis.com
Whataburger holds contest
Whataburger Restaurants are hosting an Instagram photo contest. All month long, people are invited to enter to win one of four weekly prizes, including a free Whataburger each week for a year.
To be eligible to win, fans must be 13 years or older and upload photos via Instagram featuring a designated theme, including the hashtag #Whatagram and also tagging @Whataburger. There will be a different photo theme each week, and a winning photo will be selected for each theme. Criteria will be based on creativity and originality, quality of the photo and relevance to the contest theme.
Here are the scheduled themes: May 3-10: Burger. Bag. Beverage. Fans can upload a photo that includes at least two of the following elements: a Whataburger, Whataburger bag and/or Whataburger beverage. The winner will be announced Friday. May 11-17: Yourself and Your Whataburger Server. Upload a photo of themselves with their favorite Whataburger employee. May 18-24: Swag Out in Whataburger Gear. Upload a photo of yourself with your favorite Whataburger apparel or merchandise. May 25-31: Most Epic Whataburger Photo. Ever. Upload any creative photo including Whataburger branding. Due to the “epic” nature of this photo, the winner will receive any two merchandise items of their choice from the Whataburger Store in addition to Whataburger for a Year.
Rudy's shows support for vets
Rudy's “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q locations in Norman and Oklahoma City will transform their plastic cups into camouflage colors to promote its fundraising campaign for Homes for Our Troops, a national nonprofit organization committed to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans. The camo cups will be available at participating Rudy's locations while supplies last.
Guests who visit Rudy's Bar-B-Q in May can donate a dollar to Homes for Our Troops and will be given a coupon for a free drink redeemable on their next visit. Additionally, Rudy's Bar-B-Q's Follow2Support, its social giving arm, will add another dollar to the total amount raised for every new Facebook Like (https://facebook.com/rudysbbq), Twitter follower (https://twitter.com/rudysbbq) and Instagram follower (https://instagram.com/rudysbbq).
The funds raised will be designated for Army SPC Justin Perez-Gorda, who was severely injured due to an roadside bomb explosion during his deployment in Afghanistan. As a result, he became a paraplegic and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Homes for Our Troops plans to build a custom home for Perez-Gorda in Dripping Springs, Texas.
This is the second Rudy's Cup for a Cause campaign. In October 2012, Rudy's cups were changed to the color pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raised $83,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.