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Cafe I can

From cooking with lava rocks to a sushi roll that includes fried chicken, this restaurant does things a little bit different.

Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Restaurateurs Patrick and Joanne Mok head up Cafe Icon Sushi and Grill, 311 S. Blackwelder Ave. in Edmond.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Turnip the beet

Akin’s celebrates 78 years of local health food and pioneering national wellness.

Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Akin’s Natural Foods Market celebrates its 78th anniversary this month with specials, product samples and more at its 2924 NW 63rd St. and 2370 W. Memorial Road locations.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The write stuff

Young authors come together on a creative project to promote the state and its history.


Christina Nihira
O is for Oklahoma: Written by Kids for Kids
3 p.m. Saturday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hot date

Find time to share a little summer amore— over Italian cuisine, of course.

Restaurant Reviews

Christina Nihira
The Vine Italian Cafe
10004 N.E. 23rd, Nicoma Park

What works: Italian food made by an Italian using authentic family recipes
What needs work: With tables close together, it isn't very private.
Tip(s): Make reservations in advance to prevent a painstaking wait.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

When you wish...

As the Poteet Theatre proves, Disney has a special place for young and old alike.

Performing Arts

Christina Nihira
Disney Magic
7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Poteet Theatre
222 N.W. 15th

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Betting on OKC

Place your fake money on a real cause Friday with Casino Florale.

Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Casino Florale
7:30 p.m. Friday
The Shoppes at Northpark
12100 N. May

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Feeling saucy

Oklahoma boasts an array of barbecue sauces for the grilling season.

Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Patio season is the perfect time to fire up the grill.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

'Poodle' power

A local therapy dog provides inspiration for a book that helps kids make better decisions.


Christina Nihira
Judy Savage was babysitting at her Oklahoma City home last spring when a conflict erupted between her grandchildren.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sweet 16

Chocolate Decadence, one of OKC’s long-standing fundraisers for downtown renaissance, returns.

Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Chocolate Decadence
6-8:30 p.m. Thursday
Hudson-Essex Loft Offices
825 N. Broadway

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Faking it

Stay safe and warm this holiday season, sans alcohol.

Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Holidays are typically celebrated with a few drinks.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sangria Claus

This beverage no longer is relegated to summertime or Spanish beaches.

Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
The festive season can be stressful, especially if you’ve put off holiday shopping.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Canterbury is Bach

Holiday masterworks are a great way to kick off your holiday season.

Performing Arts

Christina Nihira
Baroque Christmas
7 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Take shelter

The YWCA strives to raise $15 million dollars for a larger facility to help domestic abuse victims.


Christina Nihira
October marked Domestic Violence Awareness month, but the tragedy of domestic violence impacts women, men and families year-round.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pop goes the table!

Dazzle family and friends this season with catered turkey and outdoor-inspired decor.


Christina Nihira
This is the time of year when nearly everyone makes shopping lists.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

When it Raines

Broadway star Ron Raines comes home for the first time in 30 years for a one-night-only performance.

Performing Arts

Christina Nihira
Broadway to Bricktown
8 p.m. Saturday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
Wednesday, October 24, 2012