• Proposed bill would allow refrigeration in liquor stores

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    The start of the 2015 legislative session is roughly a week away, and there doesn’t appear to be any sweeping alcohol reform bills on the table at this point. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing on the table. A metro-area state senator has proposed legislation that would impact Oklahoma’s retail liquor stores. Senate Bill […]

  • Anthem excited about 'slight change in direction'

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    I blogged on Monday about the unveiling of a new IPA from Anthem Brewing Co., and last night was able to catch up with Anthem brewmaster Patrick Lively to get some details about the beer. The main question for me, which I posed in Monday’s blog, was did the introduction of an IPA signify a […]

  • Who is invited to the wedding?--- 20-40-60 Etiquette team answers

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I am facing an issue currently with my daughter’s wedding. We sent out formal invitations with the specific names of people invited on the inside envelope. We also included a response card and a place for the number attending. However, […]

  • Anthem changes course with IPA

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    During the summer, I interviewed former Anthem Brewing Co. brewmaster Matt Anthony at length about his company and his plans for the future. My story from the interview appeared in the August issue of LOOK AT OKC. It highlighted Anthony’s rise from aspiring homebrewer to up-and-coming commercial craft brewer. If you frequent this blog, you’ll […]

  • Norman farm-to-fork restaurant to close Feb. 15 after nearly 3-year run

    Dave Cathey | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    NORMAN— Local, 2262 W Main St., will close its doors on Feb. 15, closing a chapter on an ambitious concept that leaves a strong legacy in serving excellent food and supporting local farmers and producers. Melissa Scaramucci, who co-owns the farm-to-table concept with sisters Abby Clark and Melissa Steele, confirmed she informed staff of the […]

  • Dates announced for Tulsa Craft Beer Week

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Dates have been announced for several upcoming beer events, including the third annual Tulsa Craft Beer Week. Organizers said the “week” will be April 23 to May 2. Here’s a press release from organizers to fill you in on some details: Tulsa Craft Beer Week began as a simple dream and a conversation between people […]

  • Church members take stand with 'Wear-a-Hoodie-To-Church'

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    People wearing hooded shirts of different colors filled the pews at several Oklahoma City churches on  Sunday. Some of the hoodies sported well-known athletic apparel logos while others were emblazoned with the names of colleges and universities. The shirts were symbols of solidarity, a visible sign that the church members were taking a stand. The […]

  • Black Mesa set for release of new coffee stout

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Following the successful debut last year of its Red Badger Stout, Black Mesa Brewing Co. is set to release its next coffee beer. Ethiopian Ardi Stout, a collaboration with Oklahoma City’s Elemental Coffee Roasters, is set for release as soon as this weekend potentially. I’ll let Black Mesa’s Brad Stumph provide an explanation of the […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---ArtNow Gala at the Contemporary Arts Center

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

      [brightcove]3976375911001[/brightcove] Julia Kirt and Donna Rinehart-Keever talk about the ArtNow Gala at the Contemporary Arts Center on Parties Extra!

  • Gov. Mary Fallin at the Inaugural Prayer Service

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin, with the Crossing Community Choir and Orchestra and the Ambassadors Concert Choir in the background, at the Inaugural Prayer Service at Crossings Community Church. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace). On the Inaugural Schedule of Events for Gov. Mary Fallin was the Prayer Service at Crossings Community Church. It was held Sunday and […]

  • Korie Robertson will be part of Women of Faith's OKC conference

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Korie Robertson (pictured), wife of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and star of  A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” will be a featured speaker at the Women of Faith conference set for July 24-25 in Oklahoma City.  The popular conference ministry typically includes guest speakers like Robertson, along with several core presenters like Patsy Clairmont and Sheila Walsh. […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Bill Hickman and the Warren Spahn Award Gala and Clayton Kershaw

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    [brightcove]3974405576001[/brightcove] Bill Hickman, Chairman of the Warren Spahn Award Gala, talks about the event and best left- handed pitcher in major league baseball, Clayton Kershaw, on Parties Extra!

  • Pope offers prayers for victims of Paris attack

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Pope Francis dedicated his early morning Mass Thursday to the victims of the Jan. 7 terrorist attack on a satirical weekly newspaper office in Paris, France, and their families. “Hours after the attack, Pope Francis condemned the killings and called on all people of goodwill to work to stem “the spread of hatred and every […]

  • ICYMI: 5 facts about Oklahoma gun sales and mental health records

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Oklahoma lags in providing mental health records to an FBI database used to prevent certain people from buying firearms.

  • Local Muslim group condemns Paris terrorist attacks

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), condemned the recent shooting attack and murders at  the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.   Leaders of the Oklahoma group distributed a news release that included a statement from Nihad Awad, CAIR’s executive director:  “We strongly condemn this brutal and cowardly attack […]

  • Date announced for 5th Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    A date has been set for the fifth annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival. The 2015 version of the state’s preeminent outdoor beer tasting will be Saturday, May 16. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale April 1. The festival once again is being hosted and staged by TapWerks Ale House. Organizers said they plan to […]

  • OKC's beloved Size Records to close doors this month

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Size Records in Oklahoma City will close its doors at the end of the month, according to an announcement made on the store’s Facebook page.

  • Bored? Here are 2,400 video games you can play in your web browser

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    We’ve all been there: The slow day at work, those Sunday afternoons where nothing is going on… Those times where you just need to kill some time but don’t know what to kill it with.

  • Mustang Brewing seeks growth in 2015

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Several people have asked me over the past couple months about Mustang Brewing Co. and their strategy for getting beer out in the marketplace. The questions, I would argue, have been appropriate — especially for people who feel like they’re not seeing as much Mustang in liquor stores as they used to. In my view, […]

  • New beer expected from Elk Valley

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    After closing out 2014 with the release of several beers in the Oklahoma market, Elk Valley Brewing Co. is gearing up for its first release of 2015. Mashie Scottish Style Ale is a wee heavy that checks in at 8.5 percent ABV. It is due for release in 12 oz. bottles, brewed in Krebs through […]