• Bounty of edible blessings: Oklahoma City-area churches reach out through community gardens

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Several Oklahoma City area churches, including Del City Church of Christ, Wesley United Methodist and Portland Avenue Baptist Church, reach out to the surrounding neighborhoods through community gardens.

  • Who needs cookbooks when you've got recipe tattoos?

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Fun activities don’t always go together. Skydiving, for example, doesn’t work well with skeet shooting, and video games don’t really mesh with deep-sea fishing—unless you have some sort of P. Diddy–style shrimping vessel. But there are exceptions. Case in point: Two Italian design students have (finally!) managed to combine two activities that, on the surface, appear ridiculously far removed from one another: cooking and tattoos, according to Reviewed.com.

  • Obama cuts line at famed barbecue joint

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Some people wait in line for five hours just to get their fix at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nation’s best, according to Yahoo News. Of course, President Obama is not “some people.” After a campaign-style speech in Austin on Thursday afternoon, the commander in chief made a stop by Franklin Barbecue and was quickly ushered to the front of the line. It’s common practice to let a president cut to the front of the line at a dining establishment. After all, the president arguably has the busiest schedule on the planet. Plus, having a president standing in one place only creates headaches for everyone else who is just trying to get some food, Yahoo News reports.

  • Slurp, munch freebies for a week at 7-Eleven

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    A free Slurpee may no longer be enough to make folks stop, so 7-Eleven plans to boost its odds of luring tech-savvy consumers into the store for its 87th birthday celebration, according to USA TODAY. Sure, again this year the chain will give away millions of free 12-ounce Slurpees on its birthday on Friday. But the convenience store giant will expand its freebie celebration into the following week by handing out everything from free ice cream bars to free cookies to free Big Gulps — if you've downloaded its app, USA TODAY reports.

  • Fighting for civil rights with fork and spoon

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Chef Leah Chase, or as she’s widely known for her famous New Orleans cooking, the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” quite literally helped to feed the civil rights movement, according to Yahoo News. As the chef and owner of the renowned New Orleans restaurant named after her husband’s father, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, Chase’s family took great risk in braving the South’s infamous “Jim Crow” laws to allow black and white organizers of the civil rights movement to use the popular restaurant as a safe meeting place. “You just did the work you thought you were expected to do,” Chase said. “Anything you thought that could better people, you just did it.”

  • Would You Pay $1,000 for a 'Proud Whopper' Wrapper?

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    To mark San Francisco Pride, the city's annual gay pride celebration last month, one of the Burger King locations along the parade route released a "Proud Whopper," the fast food chain's same old signature sandwich, but with one new feature: It was served up in a rainbow-colored wrapper emblazoned on the front with the phrase "Introducing the Proud Whopper" and on the reverse side with the witty tag line "We are all the same inside," according to Yahoo Shine. A pretty cool idea, for sure. But cool enough for someone to dole out $1,000 to own one measly wrapper that came off a burger someone else ate? We'll find out soon enough. An eBay member, who uses the handle bigrockandrollstar, has put the wrapper up for sale on the auction site and started the bidding at an aggressive $1,000.

  • A rare treat of pintos in the pod is in season

    BY SHERREL JONES, sherrel@justdelish.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Sherrel Jones writes about a recent trip to the farmers market that presented her with fresh pinto beans.

  • Local is as local does: Whiskey Cake doesn't act like a chain restaurant

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    The Food Dude writes about Whiskey Cake, an out-of-state franchise with local ambition.

  • Woman Eating Dog, Cat Food for 30 Days

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    A Richland pet store owner has caught the attention of national media with her plan to eat nothing but pet food for 30 days, according to The Tri-City Herald. Dorothy Hunter, the owner of Paw's Natural Pet Emporium, with stores in Richland and Kennewick, decided to prove that pets can eat foods as healthy and delicious as human foods by consuming dog, cat and bird food each day for 30 days. She started her campaign June 19. "You would be surprised how tasty dog and cat food can be when it's made right," she said. "You really are what you eat and it's the same for your pets. I decided to eat this food for a month just to prove how good it tastes, as well as showcase its nutrition."

  • TGI Fridays takes a chance on 'endless' appetizers

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    There all-you-can eat buffets. No-limit salad bars. And even eat-'til-you-drop dessert bars. But this may be a first for a national restaurant chain: endless appetizers. USA TODAY reports TGI Fridays, whose signature item is arguably its appetizer line, today launches a high-profile but risky "Endless Appetizers" summer promotion that offers all-you-can-eat appetizers for $10 per person.

  • AT&T gives donation to Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City

    By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    AT&T gives $5,000 to the Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City as part of AT&T’s community excellence award.

  • Oklahoma women's group promotes beef

    BY BECCA LASICH, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Oklahoma CattleWomen announce the winners of their beef ambassador contest.

  • Easy foods for your next camping trip

    Celeste Tholen Rosenlof, KSL | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    The taste of food when camping is somehow, always better than at home. As such, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite camping foods.

  • Mauled girl's family says it won't take KFC money

    Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Kelly Mullins stands by her story that a Jackson KFC employee asked her and her scarred 3-year-old granddaughter to leave the restaurant, but the family has "unequivocally rejected" the fast-food chicken chain's $30,000 donation, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Victoria Wilcher's family turned down the money "because we didn't feel it was appropriate to accept it after everything KFC has done," Jackson attorney Bill Kellum told The Clarion-Ledger. Mullins maintains the KFC employee asked her and Victoria to leave because her granddaughter's face was scaring other customers, The Clarion-Ledger reports.

  • Burger King sells 'Proud Whopper' in San Francisco

    By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers.

  • Taste of Edmond delights participants

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    The Taste of Edmond event is a fundraiser for the LibertyFest Fourth of July celebration.

  • People Are Furious Over Burger King's Gay Pride Whopper

    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    In support of gay pride month, a San Francisco Burger King has begun selling Whoppers wrapped in rainbow-colored paper inscribed with the words, "We are all the same inside," according to Business Insider. The marketing campaign, which is limited to just one restaurant, has set off a firestorm of backlash among customers, with hundreds of people vowing to boycott the fast food chain.

  • A passion for food: Sparkling Fourth of July picnic is easy as pie

    BY SHERREL JONES, sherrel@justdelish.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    A passion for food: Sherrel Jones shows how to make your Independence Day pop with pie made from local blueberries.

  • Food briefs

    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Food news in brief

  • Norman Day 2014 set Friday at Reaves Park

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Norman’s annual celebration of Independence Day will kick off at 4 p.m. Friday with children’s activities, games, live music and a fireworks display.