• Poinsettias and holiday flowers from Trochta's on Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    [brightcove]3957287015001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion talks about holiday flowers on Parties Extra!

  • Parties Extra! Video---Joy Reed Belt at JRB Art at the Elms

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    [brightcove]3946180486001[/brightcove] Joy Reed Belt shows her Christmas exhibit at JRB Art at the Elms on Parties Extra!

  • After long wait, (405) Brewing debut appears close

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    I’m always trying to give you guys the latest Oklahoma beer news, so I wanted to pass along some news on the latest federal label approvals. Check this out: That right there is a keg label from (405) Brewing of Norman. If you’re not familiar, (405) has been in the planning and development stage for […]

  • 5 reasons the Wii U won the console war in our house

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The console war is a messy one, but the Wii U stood out amidst the competition. Here's why.

  • Mustang opens brewery for holiday tastings

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    If you have your Christmas shopping wrapped up — or if you just prefer to avoid Christmas shopping altogether — you can head down to Mustang Brewing Co. on Saturday afternoon for tastings and tours. The brewery will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Mustang Brewing President Tim Schoelen said they will have the […]

  • Brianna Bailey's rebuttal: 8 best Christmas movies ever

    Brianna Bailey | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    I noticed a few glaring omissions to Richard Hall's list of his top eight Christmas movies, so this is my rebuttal.

  • Pres. Obama given lifetime homebrewing membership

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Fresh off the beer wires, the American Homebrewers Association announced this morning it is extending “special lifetime gift memberships” to President Barack Obama and White House chef Sam Kass. “Both Obama and Kass were instrumental in bringing homebrewing to the most famous house in the world,” the AHA said in a news release. “The AHA […]

  • The 8 best Christmas movies ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Christmas is just eight days away, so let's take a couple of minutes and check out the eight best Christmas movies of all time.

  • TapWerks to pour two local special release beers

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    You may have heard a lot — from this space included — about the new string of special-release beers due from Anthem Brewing Co. You can get your first chance to try two of them on Wednesday at TapWerks Ale House. TapWerks will tap kegs of Anthem’s Count Pedro and Festivus at 6 p.m. Wednesday. […]

  • 10 most popular Google searches of 2014

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Google has just shared what the top Internet searches of 2014 are, and none of them are too surprising. Google actually shares two lists: the searches that trended in the United States, and the searches that trended globally. This post will list both. Get to it! No. 10 – Ukraine Ukraine made headlines across the […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Fun gifts for all? Should we give gifts to children only?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: As our extended family has grown, the cost of everyone getting presents for everyone has risen. Is there a certain number at which you should shift to a “kids-only” or “Secret Santa” type gift exchange? What’s the best way to […]

  • Anthem brew pays tribute to friend of local beer scene

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s Anthem Brewing Co. appears set to release a string of new beers. One of those is notable for a couple reasons. Pappy Burleson is a wheat wine ale aged in bourbon barrels that checks in at a whopping 17% ABV. Unless I’m mistaken (which I don’t think has ever happened before), that would […]

  • Movie review: "Exodus" is entertaining, though not all biblical

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    I’ve got to hand it to director Ridley Scott, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is pretty entertaining. And that’s how moviegoers should view it — purely for its entertainment value — because it is only loosely based on the biblical account of the Hebrew exodus as told in the Book of Exodus. Oh sure, there’s Moses […]

  • New labels approved for Willows, Anthem, Prairie

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Happy Friday night, beer fans. Before we dive into the weekend, wanted to pass along images for several new beer labels approved this week by federal regulators. First up, here’s the latest offering from The Willows Family Ales — a tribute to Prairie Artisan Ales founder and brewmaster Chase Healey. Say hello to Blueberry Sour […]

  • Roughtail offers one-off at the Taphouse

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    We’re entering weekend No. 2 of the new Roughtail Taphouse, and already the beer list there is growing. (If you missed it, here’s my post from last week on the Taphouse.) Here’s a beer menu posted to FB today: And here’s a note from Roughtail brewmaster Tony Tielli: “If anyone’s feeling thirsty this weekend come […]

  • Video: Oklahoma kids say the darndest things about Santa, Christmas

    BY RICHARD HALL | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Everyone knows kids say the darndest things, so when we here at NewsOK decided to ask some pint-sized humans what they thought of Santa and Christmas, we knew we would be bombarded with a cuteness overload.

  • Parties Extra! Video---American Cancer Society's first annual "Birthdays and Bubbly"

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    [brightcove]3935189836001[/brightcove] Mary Allen, Devyn Smith and Lesa Foster talk about Birthdays and Bubbly on Parties Extra!

  • Brewers Association issues year-in-beer report

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    The Brewers Association (the Colorado-based trade association representing America’s small/independent breweries) on Tuesday issued its annual look back on the year in craft beer. The biggest highlights? More than ever there’s a feeling that craft beer is moving into the mainstream. That and the statistics that 13 states in the U.S. have more than 100 […]

  • TapWerks gets in the Christmas spirit

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    TapWerks Ale House, 121 E Sheridan Ave., is getting into the Christmas spirit this week with its annual Holiday Beer Party. The event is set for 6 p.m. Thursday and will feature the following beers: -St. Bernardus Christmas -Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper 2014 -Mikkeller To: From -Mikkeller Red White Christmas -Ridgeway Lump of Coal -Ridgeway […]

  • Holiday 20-40-60 Etiquette---I'm a vegan---Any holiday recipes?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I eat an alternative diet in that I’m a vegan. How would you recommend I approach my family about including more vegan options during the holidays?   CALLIE’S ANSWER: Make options for yourself maybe? That way it doesn’t cause extra work […]




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