• 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!

  • Still time to see "Where Was God" at the Warren Theatre

    chinton | Updated: Wed, May 28, 2014

    “Where Was God?,” an Oklahoma documentary film, has been extended through Thursday, June 5,  at the Warren Theatre in Moore. The documentary opened at the Warren on May 16. It sold out most of that opening weekend, the film’s producers said. The film explores the role of faith and hope in overcoming life’s storms through […]

  • Vegetarians, vegans be warned: E. coli outbreak in hummus, walnuts and dips

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Earlier this week a ground beef recall weighing in at 1.8 million pounds happened due to some nasty E. coli. Now that recall is about to gain some weight thanks to contaminated hummus, walnuts and other dips. CNN reports folks in Idaho and Washington have gotten sick from eating raw clover sprouts, and walnuts sold […]

  • Food Network food trucksters compete in OKC this weekend

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Food Network’s band of merry food trucks from the upcoming season of “The Great Food Truck Race” are in town filming this weekend.

  • Stacy London teams with Hollywood Fashion Secrets

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Stacy London, best known as co-host on fashion reality show “What Not to Wear,” has teamed with Hollywood Fashion Secrets as its style ambassadress. And what, you’re probably wondering, is a style ambassadress? It’s the chosen one who reveals well-kept style secrets to women everywhere.

  • 5 things I learned from buying a storm shelter

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 16, 2014

    My wife and I finally got a storm shelter. We’re not sure what took us so long, but last year’s severe weather season made up our mind for us. Our outdoor shelter was installed earlier this week, and here are some things I learned from the entire process.

  • Are you praying for a Thunder win tonight?

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    Just a few hours before Game 5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs.

  • Of gyros and existential crisis

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    In today’s edition (May 14) of The Oklahoman and on NewsOK.com, we published a story about Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine, which has got to be the city’s most successful purveyor of gyros sandwiches, now into its 21st year under that name.

  • WATCH: Anchor drops the smackdown after viewers complained about tornado coverage

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    We here in Oklahoma are all-too familiar with severe weather, and I can’t think of a single person who ever gets upset that news stations cut into scheduled programming so they can give us weather updates. Apparently some folks in South Dakota aren’t as appreciative as us, because a local news station there was “berated” with calls from viewers angry that tornado coverage broke into their favorite television show(s).

  • WATCH: Cat saves boy being attacked by dog

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Cats might treat you like their servants and furniture, but they got it where it counts. Like this cat, who was filmed drop-kicking the living daylights out of a dog that was attacking the cat’s little human: The father uploaded the video to YouTube earlier today, and wrote this about it: My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage.

  • Track Debut: Matt Stansberry & The Romance "Crash Landing"

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

    This is the first time you’re able to hear a track off of Matt Stansberry & The Romance’s upcoming sophomore album, “Crash Landing,” and The Middle of Nowhere couldn’t be prouder to share it first.

  • Updated Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival beer list

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

    Some additions have been made to the beer list for the fourth annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival.

  • Choc, FOAM plan interesting 2014 Wild Brew beer

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    Curious what Choc Beer Co. and the FOAM homebrew club are brewing up for this year’s Wild Brew festival?