• Parties Extra! Video---Molly Shi Boren and Tripp Hall---OU, end of school activities, Arbor Day

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Molly Shi Boren and Tripp Hall

  • After severe weather, it's important for Oklahomans to seek help for trauma

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Severe weather can cause more than physical damage. The emotional toll on storm-weary Oklahomans can be just as devastating, according to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. People who were directly impacted by recent storms will experience a range of emotions and stressors that might create a need for mental health services, the […]

  • Chickasaws launch travel initiative

    Matt Patterson | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    The Chickasaw Nation has announced it will be launcing its Adventure Road travel initiative that will encourage Oklahomans, and those from other states and countries, to drive a 130 mile stretch that spans I-35 from the Red River up to Oklahoma City. A collaborative effort between the Chickasaw Nation and more than 100 businesses, attractions […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Positive Tomorrows---Cork & Canvas

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    [brightcove]4124920022001[/brightcove] Susan Agel and Dawn Byram talk about Positive Tomorrows and the Cork & Canvas fund-raiser on Parties Extra! Susan Agel, Dawn Byram and Todd Fraser in The Oklahoman’s video studio. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).  

  • Cafe Kacao to expand operations into downtown; Food Dude giddy with anticipation

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    First The Oklahoman returns to downtown, then the owners of Cafe Kacao decide to open a new restaurant just blocks away. Coincidence? If you know me, you probably think not. But I assure you I do not own a stake in the soon-to-arrive La Condesa, owned by Luidgi Del Cid and his mother Veronica. There […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---She said no!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: How about when someone regrets an event? One of my good friends told me she could not come to my dinner party, and it was all that I could do not to ask her why. I felt like […]

  • 10 denied personalized Oklahoma license plates

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Here are 10 personalized Oklahoma license plate requests denied by the great state of Oklahoma (and, let me tell you: it’s highbrow stuff)

  • H&8th Returns Friday with Industry Flea and even more beer

    Dave Cathey | Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    If it’s the last week of March, the weekend everybody’s working toward includes the first H&8th Night Market of 2015. The food-truck driven phenomenon returns for its fourth full season, spanning the stretch of North Hudson Avenue between NW 6 and NW 10 streets in Midtown. Hours are 7 to 11 p.m., but crowds typically […]

  • 5 things movies taught me: The Goonies

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Movies hold a very special place in my heart. Not only as a form of entertainment, but as an unrivaled art form that has taught me a number of things. This week’s movie is “The Goonies,” the 1985 classic starring Sean Astin and Josh Brolin.

  • Expired passport scuttles Oklahoma City woman's dream trip

    Matt Patterson | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    An Oklahoma City woman recently wrote into Conde Nast magazine to tell of her experience losing out on a dream trip to Italy because she managed to get from Oklahoma City, all the way to Rome with a passport that was expired. “Jill W.” acknowledges that it was her fault that she grabbed the wrong […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Tips included?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

          YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: We traveled to an-all inclusive resort over the holidays. Typically, most everything is included from meals to drinks. I felt it necessary to reward employees like servers and bartenders who went above and beyond to make […]

  • Local food trucks will convene for your health on Thursday

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Once upon a time a food truck was most associated with midnight (or beyond) snacking after a full night bacchanalia. They still are, but the world of mobile kitchens has expanded it’s horizons to the point there really is a food truck for all occasions. In recognition of National Nutrition Month, local food trucks featuring […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Entertaining and B.C. Clark

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    [brightcove]4109563263001[/brightcove] Coleman Clark and Terri Benear talk about the history of B.C. Clark and about the inventory in the stores for entertaining on Parties Extra! Coleman Clark, Terri Benear and The Oklahoman’s video producer Paige Dillard. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

  • Parties Extra! Video---Judy Love and Lisa Reagan Love talk about Lisa's new album and Love's Stores

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    [brightcove]4105539720001[/brightcove] Judy Love and Lisa Reagan Love visit The Oklahoman’s new video studio for Parties Extra!

  • Drop the pickle! Food entrepreneurs have a bill to watch in the state legislature

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    A bill making its way through the state legislature is aimed at arming home-cooks with better tools to build their cottage industry with an eye toward public safety. State Senator Wayne Shaw, R-Grove, has seen his Senate Bill 696, also known as the Safe Food Home Manufacturing Act, clear a major hurdle when it passed […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Here's to you!

    By Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen at hfsok@aol.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace. Christina Nihira has the guest answer.

  • 3 Oklahoma businesses make list of Best Companies to Work For

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Fortune has released their annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, and three Oklahoma companies made the cut. They are: Devon Energy Rank: 38 From Fortune: The pride of Oklahoma City, oil and gas driller formed partnership with an inner-city school, Mark Twain Elementary, to provide one-on-one tutoring of students. 240 Devon employees […]

  • Orange Leaf drops a Reese's bomb on The Oklahoman

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Friday got a lot nicer when a team from Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt left dropped 200 samples of its new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup frozen yogurt on The Oklahoman. The new flavor is the result of a partnership with the Hershey’s Company and in response to high demand from chocolate and peanut butter lovers. In […]

  • Ark atop new DC Bible Museum?

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Construction began in mid-February on the new Museum of the Bible being built in Washington, D.C. by the Green Family of Oklahoma. Recently, more details about the project have surfaced. The 430,000-square-foot museum is to be dedicated to the impact, history and narrative of the Bible and the plan is to open it in 2017 […]

  • Franklin BBQ serves 'Crazy' good brisket

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

      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 […]