• 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!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Back to school in a belly shirt? No!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    QUESTION : I am a high school senior girl in Oklahoma City. I try to look my best every day. Do you have any ideas on what I can do for self- improvement? Should I always try to wear the new styles I see in magazines or in the newspaper? Should I continue to try […]

  • ZooBrew VI beer lineup coming together

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    We’re now less than two weeks away from the annual ZooBrew beer tasting, and the lineup of beers at the Sept. 26 event is taking shape. If you’re looking for tickets, you better act quickly. I’m told there are only about 100 spots left for the event. Attendance will be capped at 850, so you […]

  • 1Day Ranch Big Build: Matt and his dog Molly

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Everyone I met during the New York Says Thank You barn raising project at 1 Day Ranch had their own unique story to tell. I told my editors that I could have written enough to fill the paper with their stories — all of them inspirational. Just the fact that most of the volunteers helping to […]

  • 1 Day Ranch Big Build: It's a small world after all

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Working on my stories about the New York Says Thank You  Foundation’s community barn raising event in Bethel Acres has  resulted in a few  surprises for me, all of them pleasant. One surprise was learning that I have known of 1 Day Ranch founder Maeghan Hadley’s love for animals for a long time … I just […]

  • Prairie approved for new labels

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Quick post today. Just wanted to pass along three labels that were approved by federal regulators this week for Prairie Artisan Ales. Keep your eyes open for these new releases. I do enjoy a beer made with blackberries, so I’ll be on the lookout for Tulsa Funk, myself.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Susie Fuller, Susan Coit and Christian Boone talk about Chi Omega's Fashion for a Passion

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Chi Omegas are hosting Fashion for a Passion event at Ck & Co. to benefit Hearts for Hearing.

  • Cutting-room floor: Roughtail Brewing

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    It’s time for the final installment in my cutting-room floor series, featuring leftover nuggets from my interviews with Prairie, Anthem and Roughtail for the LOOKatOKC piece on the state’s craft beer scene. Today, let’s hear from Roughtail brewmaster Tony Tielli. -On Roughtail’s first building at NE 14 and Broadway: “We had a really cool old […]