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Lucifer’s libations

The devil gets his due with specialty drinks at two metro bars.


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Devon Green
With the possibility of a new monument in the popular conversation, a new character on social media has OKC all atwitter. Lord Baphomet (that’s Satan, for the uninitiated) created a Twitter account shortly after he caught wind that a petition circulating to erect a monument of him on the grounds of the state Capitol had gained some momentum.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Marvelous margaritas

Oklahomans won’t waste away in Margaritaville on National Margarita Day; here are the hot spots in OKC.


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Angela Botzer
This is what you’ve been training for: National Margarita Day is Saturday, Feb. 22.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Artisinal delight

These Old World-style bakeries offer elegant comfort during the cold winter months.


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Angela Botzer
Artisinal bakeries abound in Oklahoma City, and these bakeries shine through the dark winter in particular.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In the name of ...

Love. It’s as good a reason as any to try these tantalizing, holiday-themed drinks with your sweetheart.


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Greg Horton
Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest dining-out days of the year.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wholly molé

Most of us have heard about guacamole, but what about the many rich varieties of molé sauces available in the city?


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Angela Botzer
Traditional Mexican molé is the general name for several sauces as well as the delectable signature dishes based upon the sauces. Molé recipes can be very complicated or very simple, but let’s face it; the ones we crave are the ones most delightfully complicated.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cheap eats

Where do you eat when your wallet says stop and your belly says go?


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Angela Botzer
It’s February, and so far, you’re keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions to save money when dining out. But where can you go for $5 or less? Tax and tip not included, here are twenty gems to check out right now.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Let them eat king cake

A church’s king cake fundraising sale will help feed hundreds of people.


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Kevan Goff-Parker
Midwest City’s Douglas Boulevard United Methodist Church is cooking up sweet profits for its free meal programs by selling king cakes through Fat Tuesday, March 4.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wine and fine

The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro celebrates 25 years with the purchase of its permanent location.


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Greg Horton
The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro opened in December 1988.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Eat, sample, love

Norman’s award-winning Chocolate Festival brings together the love of confection and art.


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Angela Botzer
Since the time Mayans and Aztecs in Central America and Mexico included chocolate as part of their diets, people around the world have had a perpetual love affair with chocolate in every form.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hearty party

Local bartenders know how to make cocktails you can sink your teeth into as the savory drink trend gives “comfort food” a whole new meaning.


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Danniel Parker
As chill factors dip below zero, drinkers traditionally gravitate toward the heavier drinks, like mulled wine, cider and nog.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Panaderías

It’s time to meet the donuts, or even better, the tres leches cake, at these local Mexican bakeries.


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Angela Botzer
Freshly baked pastries, breads, cakes and cookies are all woven into the fabric of daily Mexican cuisine. The beloved Mexican bakeries are frequented most often for breakfast, a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and to catch up on local news.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Elegant education

District 21 restaurant is home to culinary arts and a top-shelf teaching school.


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Angela Botzer
Everything is truly mise en place (all ingredients prepared and “put in place” before cooking) at The Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts, 12777 N. Rockwell Ave.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Scratch that

Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails satisfies your itch for an innovative local niche.


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Devon Green
The landscape of Oklahoma City’s food culture has grown over the past decade. The days of chain eateries on every corner are becoming a thing of the past. A passion for the restaurant industry is often a life commitment (or sentence, if you like), and you will often hear a chef talk about “the moment they were hooked.”
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Java update

Local start-up Mariposa Coffee is as concerned with the perfect brew as it is with the well-being of the world.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez
The first thing that hits you is the aroma of blueberries coming from the coffee cup. It is a scent unexpected. After the drink is finished and a bag of the roasted concoction is purchased for later brewing, one might wonder if it was real or a trick of the mind.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

High time for Downton

Formal afternoon teas — the good, old-fashioned English way — are new again. Here’s where to find them.


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Angela Botzer
This city isn’t late to the Downton Abbey television series — or to its old-is-new-again trend of high tea. Yes, a formal afternoon tea with friends, scones, lemon curd, crumpets — the Edwardian works.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013
 
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