• Date set for ZooBrew VI

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Mark your calendar for one of my favorite beer events, the annual ZooBrew beer tasting as the Oklahoma City Zoo. This year’s event, ZooBrew VI, will be Friday, Sept. 26, at the zoo. Tickets are set to go on sale in August at www.zoofriends.org. Last year, tickets for ZooFriends members were $30, while general admission […]

  • WATCH: The best anti-texting-and-driving PSA ever?

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    New and veteran drivers alike are constantly reminded to not text and drive, whether it’s by family members, billboards or other public service announcements. This PSA from Volkswagen has to be one of the most effective PSAs yet: Let’s be real here: Nearly everyone and their mom texts while driving, but that doesn’t make it […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Time to pay up!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: I went to dinner and the movies with my friend. She forgot to bring her money and asked me to loan her $40. I did so. Time passed, and she did not offer to pay me back. Do […]

  • Anthem plans relase party for latest beer

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    Anthem Brewing Co. and TapWerks Ale House are teaming up for a release party for Anthem’s latest beer, Uroboros, a Belgian influenced stout. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. Uroboros is an 8.5 percent stout brewed with Belgian candi syrup and aged on oak spirals. It will be available on tap only initially. […]

  • Look Up in the Sky...It's The George, readying to stuff you with prime beef!

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    It’s now been longer than a year since Kevin George first announced he would attempt to resuscitate the restaurant space on top of Founder Tower. George followed that spring 2013 announcement with an even bigger one: hiring chef Josh Valentine, fresh off a successful run on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” as kitchen maestro. Then he announced […]

  • Video: Parties, Extra! -- Ashley Bellet and Charlotte Franklin talk about Senior Follies 2014

    By Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    Ashley Bellet and Charlotte Franklin talk about the upcoming Oklahoma Senior Follies 2014.

  • WATCH: Son surprises father with amazing 57th birthday present

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    The younger man shown in this video was 8 years old when he made a promise to his father that he’d get him a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air for his 57th birthday. As you can see, he kept true to his word. Here’s what the son said about the gift and video: Growing up my […]

  • Photos: D-Day then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Today marks the 70th anniversary of the landings at Normandy, which is the largest seaborne invasion in history that eventually led to an Allied victory in World War II. More than 4,000 lost their lives during the invasion in order to pave the way for a better today. There are some striking images of that […]

  • Black Mesa plans release of new beer

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    Black Mesa Brewing Co. announced today that its latest beer, Alexander Supertramp Dobbelbock, is set to appear in Oklahoma liquor stores as early as Friday. To mark the occasion, Black Mesa has planned a launch party and other events. Check out the press release they issued today: Oklahoma City-based brewer Black Mesa Brewing Co. is […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Was it a social slight?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My husband and I recently hosted a couple’s shower for one of his work colleagues. We held a brunch in our home for more than a dozen people. Of course, my husband knew everyone. I did, too, except one couple. I had spoken to the wife […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---She thanked me for the wrong gift!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Calllie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What if I got thanked for the wrong gift? This happened to me at Christmas and when I gave the same person a birthday gift this month. She wrote a thank you both times and both times it was for […]

  • 'Duck Dynasty' Bible headed to book stores this fall

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    “The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible” will be released in October, Thomas Nelson publishers announced today. I know that many Oklahomans are interested in the hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty” so I thought this news might be of interest. Late last year, I received a slew of emails and mail when I asked readers if A&E, […]

  • News abounds on Oklahoma beer scene

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    This is shaping up to be a pretty newsy week for Oklahoma beer. For starters, Marshall Brewing has a tour/tasting scheduled for Saturday, featuring the popular summer seasonal Arrowhead Pale Ale. Is it just me, or is this year’s Arrowhead tasting a little more malty than in years past? Maybe my hop threshold is too […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---New tipping question!

    Hellen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I’m a little confused about tipping. I understand tipping a waiter/waitress who delivers food and drinks. They do not prepare or purchase the items, but are compensated simply for their service. What I don’t understand is the tipping protocol when […]

  • VIDEO: Parties Extra!---Jan Peery and Caleb Everett talk about the Purple Sash Gala

    Hellen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The YWCA and the Purple Sash Gala are topics on Parties Extra! this week.

  • New beers expected from Choc, Prairie

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Federal regulators have approved labels for two new beers from Choc and Prairie. From Choc, we have Double OPA: Choc President Zach Prichard tells me this beer will likely hit stores mid-June. And from Prairie we have Apricot Funk: It’s a sour ale aged on apricots. No word yet on availability date, but I’m looking […]

  • Looking back at Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Sometimes I think about how the inaugural Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week turned out, and it kind of blows my mind. The idea for the week was planted in 2013, actually, not long after the fine beer people over in Tulsa announced plans for their first craft beer week. It never really got past the […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cathy Keating and the Annie Oakley Society Luncheon

    hsanger | Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Cathy Keating talks about the Annie Oakley Society Luncheon on Parties Extra!

  • Black Mesa announces next release

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Hello Oklahoma beer fans, long time no talk. I’m excited to get back to work on the blog. I spent the previous week recovering and decompressing after Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week, and the last several days taking care of Mrs. Beagle after half of one of her kidneys was lopped off (she’s recovering nicely […]

  • VIDEO: Parties Extra! Kristen Brown and Amy Parrish talk about new book called "Good Night OKC"

    By Hellen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Kristen Brown and Amy Parrish discuss the Junior League’s new book on Parties Extra!