• Cutting-room floor: Anthem Brewing

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Last week I posted some leftover quotes from Prairie Artisan Ale’s Chase Healey — a spin-off from my LOOKatOKC interview with Prairie, Anthem and Roughtail. I’ll follow up today with some extras from my discussion with Anthem Brewing’s Matt Anthony. -On naming his brewery: “Originally it was going to be called The Brothers Stout. My […]

  • Deal of the day: 7 weeks of never-ending pasta, breadsticks, salad and more for $100

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Cutting right to the chase here: Olive Garden is offering seven weeks of never-ending pasta, breadsticks, salad and soft drinks for $100 to the first 1,000 buyers. This is a great deal, especially if you’re a poor, hungry college student (who can swindle $100 from your folks), or are looking to do a good deed […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Christine Eddington and the Myriad Gardens activities for fall

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    [brightcove]3770011141001[/brightcove] Christine Eddington talks about the Myriad Botanical Gardens and activities on Parties Extra!

  • Black Mesa eyes first barrel-aged project

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Seems like it’s been a quiet few months for Black Mesa Brewing Co. since the company claimed a gold medal at the World Beer Cup for its ESB back in April. I caught up recently with Black Mesa’s Brad Stumph, and it turns out they haven’t just been resting on their laurels. Stumph confirmed they […]

  • Fast food strike: 5 tough jobs that pay less than $15 an hour

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    There’s been a ton of talk this year about the fast food industry. No, not about the lackluster foodstuffs (except for Braum’s and Whataburger, they are always delicious), but about the pay many fast food workers receive for the jobs they do. Whether they’re taking orders, flipping burgers or cleaning up messes, fast food workers […]

  • Celebrity nude photo leak: The real horror of it all

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

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  • This baby's reaction to a head rub is too cute

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Someone suggests the baby looks like Vizzini from “The Princess Bride.” I can kind of see it!

  • Kid's school assignment answers: 'Go get the belt'

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    redditor Batmansappendix uploaded a hilarious (or sad, if you’re sensitive) picture of his younger brother’s homework assignment in which he was to answer how his parents would react to certain situations (click image for larger version): I grew up in the 1990s, when corporal punishment wasn’t considered child abuse. And though I only ever got […]

  • Roughtail bugs out for ZooBrew

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual ZooBrew beer tasting event is fast approaching. Tickets for the sixth edition of the event, set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, are going fast and attendance will be capped at 850 guests. (Tickets are $35 for ZooFriends members; $45 for non-members; and $10 for designated drivers.) Event […]

  • Marshall Brewing plans busy September

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    How about a little update on the state’s latest Oktoberfest news? For starters, I just bottled a batch of homebrew Oktoberfest on Monday night. Because I’m just a simple homebrewer with no ready access to temperature control, I fermented with ale yeast. I’ve done that each of the past three years, with good results each […]

  • Cutting-room floor: Prairie Artisan Ales

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    When you gather enough material to write a roughly 3,000-word feature on three of Oklahoma’s craft brewers, you’re bound to have some stuff you simply cannot fit into the story. That was the case with my recent story on Prairie Artisan Ales, Anthem Brewing and Roughtail Brewing. I transcribed nearly two hours of combined interviews […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Interview with Cindy Hoehner, owner of 1 Smart Cookie

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

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  • Austin beer brewer sells epic 99-pack for $99

    Matt Carney | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Anybody want to drive down I-35 with me? Austin Beerworks in Austin, Tex. launched a new brew called the Peacemaker this week with probably the coolest promotion I’ve ever heard. They’re selling 99-packs of the new beer for $99 in various locations around Austin, according to the brewers’ website. Might have to double-check my math […]

  • Elk Valley to team with Choc on production

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    It’s a tale almost all of Oklahoma’s craft brewers can relate to. You think you’re going to open a craft brewery, but the process invariably takes several months longer than expected. There are stops and starts, changes in plans and unforeseen roadblocks. The latest brewer navigating that bumpy path is Elk Valley Brewing Co. Brewmaster […]

  • 'Boyhood' proves low and slow isn't just for barbecue

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    When Richard Linklater wasn’t watching movies or waxing existential during his own boyhood in the Texas Hill Country, he mustiv’e been eating a lot of good barbecue. How else can you explain a film that adheres so closely to the credo of legendary Texas pit masters, which is to develop deep, profound flavor with patience […]

  • Fatty Brisket, Live Music and the Whole Karmic Bowl of Queso

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A couple of weeks ago I made a pilgrimage south to my hometown of Austin for various reasons, which I described here. Part of the reason for the trip not discussed in the previous post was a chance to throw open the hood on my creative engine, and there is no better place to find […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cattle Baron's Ball is September 19th

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Devyn Smith, Carrie Mayes and Kevin Ducey talk about the Cattle Baron’s Ball and the American Cancer Society on Parties Extra!

  • COOP to debut lineup of 3.2 cans, enter grocery market

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Hot news for you today beer fans — let’s get right to it: COOP Ale Works plans to introduce a lineup of three 3.2-strength beers to be sold in four packs of 16 oz. cans at grocery and convenience stores in Oklahoma. Let that sink in for a minute. If you’ve frequented the monthly H&8th […]

  • Ice Bucket Challenge - wisdom teeth = THE BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO EVER

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    YouTuber m3gtr0n decided it’d be a great idea to record herself doing the ice bucket challenge an hour after having her wisdom teeth removed. And it’s the funniest darn thing I’ve seen all week. It’s also the best ice bucket challenge video out there. Have a look: Instant replay:

  • LOL: Watch GOP Sen. John McCain do the robot at a Hamptons party

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The Roots and Jamie Foxx were performing for some Republican dignitaries, and former Republican presidential hopeful John McCain decided he wanted a piece of that. So, he got up on stage and did the only thing he could: The robot.