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Spelling bee(r)

A fundraiser combines a spelling bee with beer. Sold!

 Fundraiser. F-U-N-D-R-A-I-S-E-R. Fundraiser. Complete.

In an announcement that probably surprises no one, I was really into spelling bees as a kid. It was right up there with sitting at the front of the class and turning in all my homework on time. Yeah, I was that kid.

And, you guys, my time has come again. Midtown Rotary — a fairly new Rotary club group full of young, downtown types — is hosting its first fundraiser this Thursday, a spelling bee. Or, make that spelling bee(r).

The event kicks off at 7 p.m. at IAO Gallery and includes a beer tasting from Coop Ale Works, food from Iguana Mexican Grill and, of course, a real, live spelling bee. I’ve already been practicing.

The grand prize for the bee is $500. Tickets to the event are $20 per person and are available online. Tickets are limited, so get yours soon.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 03.21.2011 3 years ago
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Green beer

Coop does its part to be environmentally friendly

Food and Drink Features

Heide Brandes

Coop Ale Works, a sustainable and environmentally friendly craft brewery, started its first batch of beer with the planet in mind.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Weekend math

Shopping + music + food = a fantastic Friday and Saturday

It was only 70 degrees out this morning when I met a friend to go running (or, in my case, stumbling/lurching/whining). 70 degrees! I may or may not have sang a few snippets from “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” on the way home, because nothing welcomes a lovely, cool morning like a song from a racist Disney cartoon.


So, the weekend. There’s a lot going on — hopefully the nice weather actually sticks around.

Local designer Annah Chakola Ramsey is debuting her new line of jewelry and purses at a trunk show tonight at A Date with Iris. The event is from 5:30-9 p.m. and will also coincide with a fabulous new window display from the Iris ladies (seriously, they create the coolest displays).

The new line was inspired by her travels in Asia, and the gorgeous bags are actually using hand-embroidered fabric she sourced from the Hmong people. If you can’t make it to the show tonight, Annah will also be around from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Tonight is also the kick-off of the Night Food Market, a really fantastic idea that brings together the growing contingent of food trucks in one location for a smorgasbord of late-night eats.

You can find the Night Food Market outside Elemental Coffee (that’s N.W. Eighth and Hudson) from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. today. Besides food trucks, look for drinks from Coop Ale Works and Elemental.

This is hopefully the start of a new foodie tradition that will set up the last Friday of every month. For more, follow it on Twitter.

Finally, Dustbowl Arts Market presents its fifth semi-annual arts and crafts show Saturday on Campus Corner in Norman.

Besides the regional arts-and-crafters lined up along Buchanan, there will also be a kids’ area and two stages (with 20 local bands set to perform). The market runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and bands will perform from noon to 2 a.m.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 08.26.2011 2 years ago
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Brews for the bird

Hometown hops abound for every part of your Thanksgiving festivities.

Food and Drink Features

Matt Carney
All my extended family lives out of state, so we usually meet at my grandparents’ house in Missouri for the holidays. So close to Kansas City, Mo., Boulevard brews are aplenty, as are St. Louis’s Schlafly (they have a September- October-only pumpkin ale that literally tastes like you’re drinking a spiced pumpkin pie still glowing from the oven), but this year I’ll bring a handful of my favorite Okie beers to share with the cousins, aunts and uncles.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Something’s brrr-rewing

Local brewers offer a spectrum of options with the release of beers for winter.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Oklahoma City-based Mustang Brewing Company is releasing Session 33, a new line of beers created specifically for grocery stores and convenience stores. The first of two low-point beers will be available at the beginning of 2012, and company co-founder Tim Schoelen said a summer beer will follow.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Drink this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
B-E-E-R. Provided by Coop Ale Works, that’s what you can drink at OKC Midtown Rotary’s second annual Spelling Bee(r), 7 p.m. Thursday at Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Food & Drink

Best of OKC

Gazette staff
The best of food & drink!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New brew

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Two Oklahoma breweries have doubled their fall releases, meaning more seasonal sampling for beer lovers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Something brewin’

A break in Prohibition-era legislation allows breweries to offer tours with tastings.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
A recent change to Oklahoma’s liquor laws is being hailed as a big victory for the state’s growing craft brewing industry.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Crafty brews

Oklahoma breweries will show off their suds at a festival in Lawton.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton

Red River Craft Beer Festival

5-8 p.m. April 5

Great Plains Coliseum Exposition Center

Comanche County Fairgrounds

920 SW Sheridan Road, Lawton



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