FOOD articles

Wine studies

The event, which features 35 wineries and more than a dozen of Oklahoma’s best chefs, will be held on the Stillwater campus of OSU. Steve Ruby, a professor at OSU and the event’s coordinator, said this year’s theme is Cowboys & Gauchos. The emphasis will be on the similar cultures of Oklahoma and Argentina, particularly

Twist off

With the onset of spring comes the beginning of tornado season, that magical time of year wherein your regularly scheduled programming is preempted and your skies turn a foreboding shade of green. Dust off your beer glasses and spray down the rim of your toilet: It’s time for the Gary England drinking game. Invented by

Chefs’ Feast serves success

Proceeds from the annual bash benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “Food for Kids” backpack program. Last year, the event raised more than $100,000 in proceeds — enough to support 500 children in the program.  Through “Food for Kids,” chronically hungry elementary school children receive a backpack filled with nonperishable food on weekends and

Better than ever

“We’ve gone through three generations of management,” said David Egan of Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, 1309 S. Agnew in the historic Stockyard City area of Oklahoma City. Among the first dining establishments in the metro, the remarkable Cattlemen’s is the granddaddy of all historic restaurants in Oklahoma, with a solid heritage of 101 years under its belt.

Dr. Strangebrew

But in the interest of objective journalism, I set out on a three-day tour of beer cocktails, just to see if I was unjustly writing off the work of a new generation of mixologists. “The kind of people we target with these beer cocktails are those that don’t drink a lot of beer,” said Randy

Bite Size

Authors and sisters Julie Albert, who only got in the kitchen when she had a family to feed, and Lisa Gnat, a skilled chef, pulled together 175 recipes. This will be on the top of my shelf just for laughs, but the recipes look good, too. Tongue-in-cheek-titled chapters include “Spoon me,” devoted to steamy soups;

Celebrity chef to appear at Thunder game

In conjunction with the arena’s Levy Restaurants, Moonen will offer Thunder fans nothing less than his signature gourmet shrimp dogs, the Moon ‘N Doggies. As the Thunder takes on the Golden State Warriors, the Courtside Club will serve the item, an all-natural shrimp dog with Asian slaw and toga chips served on a toasted roll.

Tweet ’n’ eat

The message on Twitter came from Ludivine, 805 N. Hudson, one of the metro’s newest fine dining restaurants, and it was going out to more than 900 followers. The place had experienced a bad night with service and space, an expected growing pain for new eateries. The tweet enabled management to apologize to everyone at


above Mustang beer at McNellie’s A new batch of beers from Oklahoma brewers is hitting liquor stores and restaurant taps with drinks form-fitted for spring sensibilities. According to Battered Boar Brewing Company’s Mike Sandefur, introducing a new beer is one of brewing’s most challenging aspects. His newest offering is Ultimo Hombre, an unfiltered American wheat

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