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Body slam!

Women’s wresting is a hot, all-out performance at this one-night-only event.


Sports

Angela Botzer

Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling (BLOW)

8 p.m. Thursday

OKC Farmers Public Market

311 S. Klein Ave. 

ticketstorm.com

$10 advance, $15 door

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OMG!

Restaurant owners exit Midtown and head to south OKC.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
Some fusion restaurants result in a calamity of cuisines, but the owners of OMG! Fusion, 2142 W. Interstate 240 Service Road, are working to combine just the right elements to create some innovative dishes.
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Beacon on the hill

A longtime Capitol Hill newspaper closes after 109-year run.


News

Angela Botzer
Growing up in the newspaper publishing business, David Sellers had journalism and publishing in his blood. When he recently sold the newspaper originally purchased by his father, Eugene Sellers, in 1945, a lot of fond memories were packaged up in the two-story brick building on SW 25th Street.
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bloody Mary crawl

Everyone loves a classic Bloody Mary. Here’s where to find some wonderfully different concoctions of the famous drink.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
The “hair of the dog that bit me” is often mumbled the next morning, after a night of excessive drinking. This age-old request for alcohol’s curative properties for a hangover is sometimes known to lessen the effects of the night before.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Strings attached

Find top-shelf stringed instrument repair from some of the best in the OKC metro.


Angela Botzer
Many of you stringed instrument owners in the Oklahoma City area know our dry climate can sometimes wreak havoc on your prized musical possessions. Luthiers (makers of stringed instruments) who are experienced and knowledgeable can sometimes be difficult to find. If your instrument is having problems, here’s where to go to make certain you sound your best.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Devoted to dumplings

Asian dumplings are irresistible little packets of goodness that represent comfort and fun of communal eating.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
While it’s sometimes difficult to classify what exactly a dumpling is, there are three basic traits — dumplings most often have a filling; they are wrapped in a type of dough; and they are boiled, steamed or pan-fried. Different folds and shapes abound for these goodies: round, crescent, basket, pleated and more.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spice it up

Specialty vinegars, oils, herbs and spices are sometimes difficult to find, but Oklahoma City cooks are in luck.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
It all started when I needed to add green and pink peppercorns to a seafood, citrus and greens salad, a recipe suggested to me by Marc Dunham, director of culinary arts at Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tapping tradition

Jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip-jigs, slides and more all comprise the hauntingly old genre of traditional Irish music.


Visual Arts

Angela Botzer

Hill Irish Dance’s School’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance Fundraiser

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday

First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City

600 NW 13th St.

$5-$10

 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hot and cool

Tandoori cooking blends unique spice and sweetness into traditional Indian fare.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
What is it that makes the enduring flavor of tandoori cooking so special? It’s the tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven used predominantly in India. The charcoal used in the oven imparts a smoky flavor, the signature of tandoori cooking. Savory dishes commonly cooked in a tandoor oven are kebabs, tikkas, the popular naan bread and tandoori roti.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Marvelous margaritas

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


Food and Drink Features

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.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
Artisinal bakeries abound in Oklahoma City, and these bakeries shine through the dark winter in particular.
 
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?


Food and Drink Features

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?


Food and Drink Features

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

Eat, sample, love

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


Food and Drink Features

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

Panaderías

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


Food and Drink Features

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
 
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