• Valentine leaves The George and other news to chew on

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Four months after opening The George Prime Steakhouse, executive chef Josh Valentine has resigned and chef Chad Willis will step in to take over. The George, which sits atop the historic Founders Tower, is owned by Kevin George, who says Valentine’s departure is completely amicable and simply a matter of Valentine being presented with opportunities […]

  • Roughtail plans brewery cornhole tourney

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    When I learned that Roughtail Brewing planned to host a cornhole tournament at its brewery, I immediately thought I needed to ask why they had decided to do that. It didn’t take me long to realize that asking why they are hosting the tourney is the wrong question altogether. The better question is, why would […]

  • Diver Meets Shark, And You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    This is what happened: Nothing is as awesome as HIGH-FIVING A SHARK pic.twitter.com/gdMPhRObRZ — Animal Planet (@MeetAnimals) September 30, 2014

  • Muslims banned: Arkansas gun range owner declares business 'Muslim-free zone'

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Jan Morgan, the owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, has banned all Muslims from her business, declaring it a “Muslim-free zone.” Morgan, a firearms trainer and Second Amendment advocate, released a statement on her website in which she explains her decision by condemning Islam and the Quran, describing her concerns for the safety […]

  • Fast food: Don't you love it when this happens?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

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  • Run to combat human trafficking

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Earlier this year, I wrote a story about a faith-based group called No Boundaries International that has been working for several years to combat human trafficking all over the world and specifically in Oklahoma City. The organization is one of three nonprofits that will benefit from proceeds raised from the upcoming “Voices in the Dark” 5k […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Marty Dillon, Vice President of Party Galaxy, talks Halloween

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    brightcove]3808558162001[/brightcove] Marty Dillon from Party Galaxy talks about Halloween costumes and decorations on Parties Extra!

  • Jewish High Holy Days are here

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Jewish community is in the midst of observing the High Holy Days, with the beginning of Rosh Hashana at sundown yesterday. The High Holy Days are the 10 days between  Rosh Hashana — the Jewish New Year — and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. These 10 days also are often called the “Days […]

  • Craft beer on tap at Tulsa State Fair, other locales

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The annual Tulsa State Fair begins today, and craft beer fans in attendance will not be left wanting. Marshall Brewing Co.’s Wes Alexander reached out to let me know about craft options at the fair: “The fair organizers are very craft beer friendly and offer Marshall a booth selling four draft beers in the Made […]

  • The best iPhone case ever?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Only in America. I mean Japan. But, hey, if you can find one for your iPhone 6 Plus, then you might prevent that whole bending issue we’re hearing so much about. What did you expect from KFC Japan? After all they did gift us with the fried chicken keyboard: All I gotta say is…

  • Have a Diet Coke with who?!

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

     

  • 5 things that taste better than Norman water

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Ya’ll taste the water in Norman lately? It’s horrible. Apparently it’s because Lake No Fish Dirtybird Thunderbird is turning over, causing the city’s water to taste like it’s been mixed with a healthy dose of dirt. Whatever the reason, Norman’s water is disgusting right now. I can taste it every time I brush my teeth. […]

  • Where is the Choc?

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    I went to the State Fair on Saturday. There’s a lot you can say about the Oklahoma State Fair — it may be one of the greatest displays of humanity in the world. Humanity aside, one thing I always think when I go to the State Fair is, “How did the Oklahoma wine industry get […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Should I say I think your plastic surgery looks great?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My friend just had some plastic surgery on her face and neck. She has not talked about it and has not acknowledged it, but does accept compliments about how wonderful she looks. […]

  • Do beer fans really want 3.2 craft beer to succeed?

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    I attended the first Heard on Hurd street fest in Edmond on Saturday night, and came away with some interesting observations. First, it was a fun and well-executed event, from my point of view. The biggest concern might have been some long lines at the food trucks. Since I wasn’t picky about which truck I […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Genea Vallion and Trochta's Flowers and Garden Center

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    [brightcove]3793099620001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion talks about Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center on Parties Extra!

  • Clambake redux: Rococo plans September sequel

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Rococo’s second-ever clambake was such a resounding success earlier this summer, owner/chef Bruce Rinehart immediately scheduled a sequel on Sept. 27 t to accommodate those who couldn’t make it to the first one in mid-August.

  • Feds approve labels for Elk Valley

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    There haven’t been a ton of new labels approved by federal regulators recently for Oklahoma beermakers. Prairie had three approved last week, but it’s been a slow scene otherwise. This week however, the state’s newest brewer appears ready to get into the game. The feds approved a pair of labels for Elk Valley Brewing Co. […]

  • Ludivine promises to give birth next H&8th

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The chefs who brought you Ludivine would like you to know their next concept will be born the evening of the next H&8th Night Market, which is Sept. 26. The R&J Lounge and Supper Club, 320 NW 10 St., is named for chef/partners Russ Johnson and Jonathon Stranger, who have spent the better part of […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Nicole Thomas, Epic Events and parties in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Nicole Thomas of Epic Events talks parties on Parties Extra!