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Grabbing a bottle of Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon on the way to a costume party won’t cut it. A little ingenuity goes a long way. Bill Compton wannabes perfecting their vampiric smolder just got a boost from HBO’s marketing department in the form of Tru Blood, the blood substitute on the series “True Blood.” The nonalcoholic

Smag 7: Matters of taste

Campus Corner Breakfast Deli 6240 S.E. 15th, Midwest City 737-3388In searching for the best for its customers, this Midwest City deli decided to expand recently and now stays open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among its good values are the most-requested chicken salad sandwich, along with other cafe sandwiches and a good chicken tortilla

HOPE Center holding food drive

Harold Fontenot of Vintner’s Cellar suggests that people simply drop off those canned goods (even one can may be a big help) now through Saturday at Vintner’s Cellar of Oklahoma at 1389 E. 15th, Suite 116 in Edmond. The items then will be donated to the HOPE Center to ensure our neighbors do not go

Some like it hard

Whether warming up a cup of hot mulled cider or sipping the strong, sharp, crisp alcoholic ciders, the apples of fall squeeze out a distinctive drink that’s both comforting, but surprisingly potent, as well. “Normally, alcoholic cider is pretty strong, especially the longer you age it,” said Gail White, owner of The Brew Shop in

Bite Size: 10-19-11

TASTE OF WESTERN After Chesapeake Energy will present its 9th annual Taste of Western from 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 27, at Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N. Western, hosted by the Western Avenue Association. Chairs are Keith Paul with A Good Egg Dining Group and Melissa Yohn with Cafe 501. Samples will come from restaurants

Aging gracefully

And we like to have our options open. New York strips, rib-eyes, fillets, flanks or T-bones — there’s dozens of cuts and something for everyone. A decades-old debate about whether dry-aged steaks or wet-aged steaks are better is being fueled by the recent increase in availability of dry-aged steaks, which have been primarily served in

Book discussion features foodie fave ‘Homemade Life’

It is planned for 7 p.m., Oct. 25 in the Walker Center for Arts and Science, Room 151 at N. W. 26th and Florida Ave. Wizenberg is a well-known food writer who spent her childhood in Oklahoma City. Readers will be welcomed into her family’s love of food, cooking and one another, complete with recipes.

Wooly bullies

For the premiere episode of “Hairy Bikers,” the two food fiends will be stopping at three different locations in the Sooner State to find out the secrets of making wheat beer. “They’ve been bikers and good friends together for 20 years, and for them, that’s the way to get out and explore America,” said Dawn

Chew on this

With the unhealthy stuff out there, it’s important to avoid the “freshman 15.” When you don’t feel up to snuff from all that bad-for-your-belly food, the mind goes off track, and brains must be alert in a learning environment. To be able to make solid decisions, cope with a homesick roomie, and most of all

Salty lemon

Gose is a beer native to Leipzig, Germany, and the style almost disappeared in the mid-20th century. Thanks to the hard work of Lothar Goldhahn, a Leipzig pub owner, Gose made a comeback in the 1980s. Zach Prichard, president of Choc Beer Co., said he encountered the style while on a day trip away from

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