• 5 things about Oklahoma's civil rights movement you should know

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    When most people think about the movement they think about states like Alabama and Mississippi, but Oklahoma played a large role in the movement’s development throughout the mid 1900s.

  • Parties Extra! Blog---20-40-60 Etiquette---How should I respond? Text? Phone?

    BY Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I am not sure but there seems to be a big gap in communication techniques with this generation of young people. Recently, my husband and I were hosts for an engagement party for our daughter and her husband-to-be. The party […]

  • Kyle's 1025 to close at month's end

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    First the building where the Denco Darlin‘ become famous burns down, now Kyle’s 1025 — a restaurant committed to keeping alive Oklahoma City classic dining traditions will close at the end of February. Owner Kyle Anderson announced he will the former Charlie Newton’s at 1025 NW 70 St., in response to changes in the market. […]

  • Oklahoma crude crunch: 5 ways low oil prices are hitting the state

    By Brianna Bailey | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    From delays in downtown Oklahoma City development projects to a smaller state budget, low crude oil prices are already having an impact on Oklahoma.

  • New beers coming from Elk Valley, Mustang

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    If you like barleywines or are a big fan of the Washita Wheat that Mustang infused with strawberries at the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival a couple years ago, you’ll probably be interested in a couple new beers likely headed to market soon. First we have the latest offering from Elk Valley Brewing: Old Grizzly American […]

  • Mashed In tickets available today

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Tickets for the annual Mashed In Homebrewer’s Showcase are now available. The beer-tasting event is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at TapWerks Ale House. Yours truly poured some homebrew there last year, and I can say it’s definitely a neat event — it’s a great chance to try some of the more […]

  • Hindu leader urges Oklahoma schools to mark Hindu holy day as school holiday

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    A Hindu leader is urging Oklahoma schools, public as well as private, which have significant number of Hindu students, to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond. Rajan Zed (pictured), president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, issued a news release Monday regarding […]

  • 7 awesome Oklahoma events worth checking out in 2015

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    I have family members from Texas who want to take a road trip this spring break, and they plan on making a stop in Oklahoma to “check things out.” They asked me for suggestions for an “Oklahoma experience,” and I began recommending things like Thunder games, Civic Center musicals and steak at Cattlemen’s. But then […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Artspace at Untitled's Monothon Exhibition now in progress!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    [brightcove]4007832371001[/brightcove] Laura Warringer, Stacey Milller, Kristen Vails, Richard McKown and George Oswalt talk about the Monothon exhibition at Artspace at Untitled on Parties Extra!

  • Super Bowl, Super Bet: Seattle-OKC go toe-to-toe...again

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Well, no matter what we do down here in Oklahoma City, we seem to be at odds with folks from the Emerald City. At least since the Seattle Supersonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last week in my annual pre-Super Bowl hometown recipe column, I chose clam chowder because it’s a dish both Seattle and […]

  • Marshall announces support for SB 424

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    I wrote earlier this week about Senate Bill 424 — the bill that would allow breweries to sell beer to the public on brewery premises. Now Tulsa’s Marshall Brewing Co. — the brewery that was instrumental in the passage of the beer sampling bill two sessions ago — has announced its support for SB 424. […]

  • 3 facts you should know about Oklahoma babies born with drugs or alcohol in their system

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Nearly 400 Oklahoma babies born in 2014 were born addicted to drugs or alcohol. Here are 3 quick facts you should know about the issue.

  • Choc forms new low-point beer company

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Interesting news out of Krebs this week as Choc Beer Co. has confirmed they are forming a new low-point beer brand, Born Free Craft Beer. Choc Beer President Zach Prichard said the Born Free line will have “a completely separate identity” from Choc. “It’s not a spin-off,” Prichard said in an email. “A spin-off implies […]

  • Gun range bans Muslims, owner claims business has 'quadrupled'

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Jan Morgan banned Muslims from her Arkansas gun range last year, citing "safety issues." Now she claims business has "quadrupled" since she made the decision.

  • Next Oklahoma brewery set to join the fray

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    I blogged some time ago about the discrepancy between the number of beer companies and the number of operational breweries in the state. When looking over the list of breweries, one name particularly stood out to me: Stillwater Brewing Co. It stood out because I couldn’t find any information about the company, who was behind […]

  • Remodeling announced for Saturn Grill

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Chef Joseph Royer has endured a trying couple of years, but he’s not done by a long shot. Today, he announced major renovations to his only remaining location, which happens to be the original. Plans are to increase seating capacity and improve furnishings. An artist’s rendering shows improved dining area. Royer embarked on an ambitious […]

  • So you were wondering about Senate Bill 424...

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    You may have heard over the weekend about the introduction of Senate Bill 424 — the bill that would allow brewers to sell their high-point beer to consumers on-premise. The bill has been the subject of much debate, but I think I’ve pinned down a solid understanding of what it all means. Below, I’ve pasted […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Please don't ask me about the wig!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! QUESTION: For my son’s play recently he needed a wig. I found the right one at a large big-box store. When I checked out, the checkout clerk quizzed me thoroughly about the wig. She wanted to know who was wearing it and why. I found myself explaining the reasoning […]

  • New beers on the way from Choc, Elk Valley

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The Oklahoma beer scene is in the news right now due to at least a couple pieces of interesting beer-related legislation proposed for the upcoming session. But that doesn’t mean all the state’s brewers are sitting around twiddling their thumbs. The work of brewing beer continues and Choc and Elk Valley recently received federal label […]

  • Parties Extra Video!---Luncheon set by Friends of the Capitol!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    [brightcove]4007160527001[/brightcove] Ginny Bass Carl, Friends of the Capitol Chairman, and Kelley McGuire, Board member and luncheon committee member, talk about Friends of the Capitol on Parties Extra!