• Black Mesa encourages pints for charity

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: 10 hr ago

    If you’re looking to escape the house this weekend and grab a pint or two, you could do worse than heading out to one of the four McNellie’s pubs. That’s because McNellie’s has teamed up with Black Mesa Brewing Co. starting today to help raise money for charity. For more details, check this press release […]

  • 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to be thankful for what we have in this life. The following 10 stories are happy and heartfelt, and represent the best that we as people have to offer — and be thankful […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Turkey! Ugh!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I don’t care for turkey, and I have a relative who annually reminds everyone in the family that I don’t like it. It’s becoming tiresome. Should I just endure this yearly annoyance? CALLIE’S ANSWER: Maybe tell that relative you do […]

  • Options for dining out limited on Thanksgiving

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    When Chevy Chase obediently pierced the skin of a fake turkey, releasing a hellish plume of smoke for “Christmas Vacation” he couldn’t have known the gag would come to represent a turning point in his career.  He needed a backup plan for his specific style of humor, er a good backup plan — one that […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Christmas lights, parties, ice scupltures---Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    [brightcove]3904037791001[/brightcove] Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene talk about upcoming holiday parties and innovative lighting.

  • 10 famous Oklahomans, then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Ah, the Hollywood Sign. It has long since been a symbol of “making it.” You know, picking yourself up by your bootstraps and getting things done how only you can.

  • POLL: What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    I’m curious: What do Oklahomans like to eat on Thanksgiving? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Take the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments. It’s listed in alphabetical order, broken up by food type. Cheers! What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

  • I didn't take my car to raise

    By Peggy Gandy | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    As the turkey gobbles sound more frantic and the Christmas music begins to crank up, my worry list  grows…gravy lumps, overcooked turkey, burned out Christmas lights - important stuff. Nowhere on my list is my car mentioned. Unless it won’t start, then it gets my attention and moves right up to the top. Which leads me iinto explaining about my car’s separation anxiety. (I once left it in a parking lot for two days before I found it and it’s never trusted me since.) It’s  true. If I walk very far from my car or leave it parked in a mall lot so it can’t see me, the horn starts blowing incessantly.

  • Magi-themed postal stamp for the holidays

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The U.S. Postal Service has issued a Christmas Magi Limited Edition Forever stamps.  The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the St. John’s Church in Washington, DC.   The stamp celebrates the biblical story of three visitors from the east who came bearing gifts for Jesus. The stamp art depicts the Magi […]

  • Battered Boar primed to get back in the market

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    If you’ve noticed a little more activity on social media in the past week or so from Battered Boar Brewing Co., that’s not by accident. If you have started to see some new Battered Boar beer on liquor store shelves — not just a few leftover stragglers — you should be prepared to see a […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---It depends on who is playing?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, please email Helen at helen.wallace@cox.net YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: During the Thanksgiving holidays, what if you’re at a home that doesn’t celebrate the holiday properly and doesn’t turn on the TV to watch football after the meal? Can I […]

  • New beer release set for Choc

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    UPDATED! I blogged a while back about wishing that Choc would return to production on some of its Signature Series beers. While that is not exactly what appears to be happening, there is a positive development in the offing if you’re a Choc fan. Federal regulators recently approved a label for Choc Signature Series Whiskey […]

  • 10 facts about Oklahoma you might not have known

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Oklahoma is an interesting place, full of interesting and, sometimes, little-known historical facts. Here are 10 facts about Oklahoma you might not have known. No. 10 – Shoreline Believe it or not, Oklahoma has about 55,646 miles of shoreline, which is pretty impressive considering we’re smack dab in the middle of the Continental U.S. No. […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Patti Mellow tells about creating her purses and pillows

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    [brightcove]3890464260001[/brightcove] Patti Mellow of Mellow Memories talks about her fabulous purses on Parties Extra!

  • What this dog is capable of will make your jaw drop

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    I love dogs. They’re smart and capable animals. And some of them, as evident by the below gif, are incredible patient and show impressive self-control. Here’s a dog balancing 50 treats on his/her nose, like some tasty form of Jenga:

  • Franklin BBQ serves 'Crazy' good brisket

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

      As I finished the last of the brisket I brought home from Franklin BBQ in Austin, I found myself wonderin’. As in, “wonderin’ – what in the world did I do” to deserve the best fatty brisket on the planet. The short answer is I waited more than four hours in line on a […]

  • Marshall to start low-point growler fills

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Marshall Brewing Co. announced today it is jumping on the low-point growler train and will offer up a pale ale by growler and pint at the brewery starting Nov. 14. Here’s a press release sent out by Marshall, including pricing information: TULSA — Marshall Brewing Company, 618 S. Wheeling, announces a new era for the […]

  • More on Hance Dilbeck, Oklahoma Baptists' new prez

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Rev. Jeremy Freeman,  pastor of First Baptist Church of Newcastle, nominated the Rev. Hance Dilbeck to lead the state’s Southern Baptists today. Dilbeck (pictured), senior pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church, faced no other candidates for the post of president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and his election by delegates at today’s Baptist […]

  • Sean Cummings closing pub, opening new concept, killing St. Patrick's Day in OKC forever?

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

            Sean Cummings Irish Pub is closing in a couple of weeks, and the future of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Oklahoma City faces a future as dire as Democrats in Congress. The pub closure isn’t tied to politics, but the Cummings family, now, is. As most of you know (at least […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Still waiting for wedding thank you note...

    Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Last spring a friend of our family was married. Prior to the wedding, I was invited to a bridal shower. I know both the bride and groom, but I know the groom much […]