Oklahoma food news in brief

Food news briefs for Feb. 26
Modified: February 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm •  Published: February 26, 2014
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In Brief

Francis Tuttle to host local ‘Top Chef' star

Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts restaurant District 21, 12777 N Rockwell Ave., continues its Guest Chefs Series at 6 p.m. Friday with chef Josh Valentine. The former “Top Chef” contestant and executive chef of The George Prime Steakhouse will help students prepare a spring-inspired four-course meal.

Cost is $50 per person and includes nonalcoholic beverages. Proceeds support the culinary arts student activity fund. Tickets can be bought at District 21 or by calling Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts at 717-4944.

Caffeine Crawl coming up

Coffee Slingers, Elemental Coffee Roasters and Mariposa Coffee Roastery, Oklahoma City's three independent coffee roasters, will be Roaster Sponsors for a caffeine crawl March 15. Other stops on the routes include Cafe Evoke, Crimson & Whipped Cream, Cuppies and Joe, Gray Owl Coffee and Urban Teahouse.

Each shop will start with an educational presentation and samples for ticket holders. Presentations will cover home-brewing tips, coffee-roasting, the origins and processes of coffee.

Crawlers must provide their own transportation. Tickets for the Caffeine Crawl are $25 and can be bought online at caffeinecrawl.com/tickets.html.

Uptown uncorks plans for fundraiser

The Uptown 23rd District will host its first Uptown Uncorked fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 17 in the newly renovated TEEMCO Gold Dome.

The food and beverage-tasting event will feature local restaurants and merchants promoting the continued renaissance of the Uptown 23rd District. Money raised from Uptown Uncorked will support beautification of medians and public spaces along NW 23 Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway Avenue.

The event will include live music and an opportunity to mix and mingle. Tickets are $50 for VIP and $35 for general admission, available online at uptown23rd.com/uptown-uncorked.