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Tantalizing tapioca

You’ve had it in your calendar all year — well, maybe you haven’t — but now it’s here; Saturday is National Tapioca Day.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
Your grandmother probably made tapioca pudding, an old-fashioned comfort food, for dessert and also had a few boxes tucked away in her pantry. Now slightly more difficult to find, tapioca pudding has fallen a bit out of popularity.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Get acquainted with halal

One doesn’t have to go far to find halal food in the Oklahoma City metro area.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer

Oklahoma City’s vibrant Muslim population has recently produced some wonderful places to eat and shop halal, a welcome addition to the region.

 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mod squad

A local group works to save mid-century modern architecture.


Features

Angela Botzer
As you drive around the Oklahoma City metro area, in the corner of your eye, you spot a building that looks like a spaceship. A few blocks away, another structure resembling a flying saucer looms.
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tantalizing tortas

This Mexican sandwich is a delight any time of the day.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
Torta, in Spanish-speaking countries, usually means “a loaf or cake”; but in Mexico, it means a tasty, traditional sandwich, and no two tortas are alike. Tortas roughly resemble sandwiches, but the bread and fillings are what sets them apart from lesser combinations of ingredients and some sort of bread.
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The best offense

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Thabo Sefolosha is on the top of his game when it comes to helping others.


Sports

Angela Botzer
What’s one thing that tugs at Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha’s heartstrings the most?
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Contra dancing

Put on your comfortable shoes because it’s the weekend and time to contra dance.


Visual Arts

Angela Botzer

Flamingo Fling

8 a.m.- midnight Friday, 10 a.m. -11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Epworth Ballroom

Epworth United Methodist Church

1901 N. Douglas Ave.

scissortail.org

kevbarrt@gmail.com

Registration starts at $85

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Homestyle sushi

Sushi bars abound, but it’s fun to create sushi at home and name a sushi roll after yourself.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
Sushi originated in southeast Asia as a means to preserve fish using fermented rice. It has evolved to nigiri, a street food (the sushi we commonly know today), and also temaki, a cone-shaped roll filled with fish, vegetables and rice. Nori-maki is rolled and sliced and is commonly found in almost every supermarket.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sizzle, slurp, munch

Bacon shows up in some unusual places around the metro, from cocktails to bandages.


Food and Drink Features

Angela Botzer
Bacon played a part in the 2001 movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring when two naive characters were cooking bacon, which, in turn, tipped off the evil ringwraiths about the location of their camp. Frodo Baggins knew the risks of being spotted with a burning campfire and the smell of bacon, but by that point, his foes were on their way.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Love OKC

Get on it. You still have time to experience your city this year.


News

Angela Botzer
Oklahoma City just turned 125 years old. To hallmark the metro’s well-established and celebrated eclecticism, Oklahoma Gazette shares some of OKC’s notable local eateries, attractions and cultural landmarks. Here’s why we love OKC and you should, too.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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
 
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