• Unibroue brewmaster stresses balanced recipes

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Unibroue master brewer Jerry Vietz made a publicity tour through Oklahoma last week, and I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with him at TapWerks during his Oklahoma City swing to talk beer and sample some of his latest creations. The highlight of the night was getting to sample three different versions […]

  • Marshall prepares release of new barrel-aged IPA

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Get ready for a new brew from Marshall Brewing Co.: Bound for Glory bourbon barrel-aged Belgian IPA. Marshall’s Wes Alexander describes the beer like this: “Bound for Glory is a barrel aged Belgian IPA. The base for this beer is our This Machine IPA. This Machine features a Belgian yeast strain and Nelson Sauvin and […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Move along!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

      YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! Editor’s note: The 20-40-60 Etiquette team is happy to have Joe Hight, editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette, as our guest. He was instrumental in getting this column started several years ago when he was director of information and development at The Oklahoman/NewsOK and he also answered questions […]

  • Parties Extra ! Video---Jan Peery and Reggie Cook talk about the YWCA, the "Engaging Men Breakfast" and the new labyrinth and the new shelter

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

        Jan Peery and Reggie Cook talk about the YWCA’s Engaging Men Breakfast on Parties Extra!

  • Oklahoma brewers step up game for IPA Day

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    One of my favorite holidays — the annual IPA Day — is coming up on Thursday. As usual, TapWerks Ale House is hosting a celebration, and they just shared with me the list of special beers our Oklahoma brewers dreamed up for the event. Let’s take a look: (ABV/IBUs) Marshall -Pineapple Express: Belgian IPA in […]

  • Guns, guns, guns: Anti-gun PSA inspires pro-gun PSA

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Love them or hate them, Everytown For Gun Safety’s latest round of video public service announcements about gun violence is making waves and getting people talking. Especially those who disagree with the organization. One video in particular is getting the most attention, and its goal is to urge various Senators and Representatives to push for […]

  • Unibroue brewmaster in OKC tonight

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Beer odds and ends to pass along: -Unibroue Brewmaster Jerry Vietz is in Oklahoma City today and will be at TapWerks tonight for a special event from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring a selection of Unibroue beer. -The annual IPA Day is right around the corner — it’s set for Aug. 7. Expect announcements on […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Chris Lower and Kathryn Mathis talk about food, food trucks and parties!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

      Helen catches up with Chris Lower and Kathryn Mathis and Big Truck Tacos and Mutt’s on Parties Extra!

  • Video---Kristy Boone, Sue Ellen Reiman and Kellen Hodegson talk about OKC Improv---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

        Check out OKC Improv on Parties Extra!

  • Just how many brewers do we have in Oklahoma?

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    I posted a snippet of Oklahoma beer trivia on my Facebook page yesterday, and it started something of a mini-conversation on the interwebs. Here’s what I posted: “Random Oklahoma beer trivia: Did you know there are only 10 strong beer brewers officially licensed with ABLE to operate a brewery in Oklahoma? Six of those are […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Should I go to the wedding?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!       By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Here’s a question opposite of the one I read in your June 30 article. I recently received a wedding invitation for the marriage of the son of a new friend whose […]

  • Notes from an IPA tasting

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    I got together with some very important people last weekend, so I decided to break out a selection of IPAs from my recent summer vacation/road trip beer haul for a mini-IPA tasting session. Here was the lineup: -Westbrook IPA -21st Amendment Back in Black -Terrapin Hopsecutioner -Straight to Ale Monkeynaut -Cigar City Jai Alai -Uinta […]

  • Nice plans on deck at TapWerks

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    If you perhaps haven’t been down to TapWerks since the extravaganza that was Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week, this may be a good time to make plans to swing by. Festivities start tonight with the monthly third Thursday COOP Ale Works night. Tonight’s beer will be a watermelon sour that will be tapped at 6 […]

  • If Oklahoma and Game of Thrones got together and created a state sigil, it'd look like this

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    HBO recently debuted a piece of fun software called Join the Realm that allows users to generate their own sigils. One redditor by the name of Boo-yay decided to create sigils for each state and territory, which he then posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit. You can check them all out here, but here’s […]

  • Happy birthday Haunted House and Jamil's

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    As I wrote in today’s Oklahoman, Oklahoma City restaurants Jamil’s Steakhouse and The Haunted House turn 50 this year. I’ve written extensively about both over the years, but few stories have been more fun to work on than the piece I did five years ago. Since I wrote this, we lost Vidaree King in 2012.Rather […]

  • Session IPAs: Yay or nay?

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Over the years, we have seen many beers trends arrive. Some tail off, some keep going strong. Several years ago, the big deal was aging on oak. Then oak chips and spirals weren’t good enough, it had to be oak barrels. Then the barrel-aged craze really took flight, with whiskey barrels. Then whiskey barrels were […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---My feelings are hurt!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My daughter, a nurse, threw a rather elaborate baby shower for a co-worker. Everyone who attended received a thank-you note within a couple of days of the shower, and the woman also sent a card to the hospital unit where […]

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

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

        Helen catches up with Joy Reed Belt at JRB Art at the Elms on Parties Extra!

  • Chiltepe's opens in Plaza District; Pierre Pierre joins Sara Sara

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The Plaza District parking problems will only intensify as the up-and-coming entertainment district welcomes another outstanding eatery in Chiltepe’s Latin Cuisine and Bar, 1800 NW 16 St., which has its grand opening is Friday. Previously Antojitos Guatemaltescos, which developed a reputation for some of the best Latin comfort food in the city operating out of […]

  • Dispatches from the road: Georgia

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    There’s generally not anything too exciting about driving non-stop for 16 hours — especially after you’ve pretty much exhausted and wiped yourself out with nine nights in hotels and a full week battling the sun and massive, teenaged South American tour groups at Disney World. What you need in such a circumstance is a way […]