Oklahoma boasts almost 50 wineries, which might surprise many wine enthusiasts. Sixteen of those will be featured at Wines of the West, where guests can sample some of the best of Oklahoma in one of its most unique settings.
“And my favorite is the MiG-28. In the movie, the MiG-28s are actually just F-5E Tiger IIs painted black and given a Soviet-esque red star,” he said. “So the MiG-28 cocktail is an Aviation with black food coloring.”
There are two high-backed “gangster booths” that are perfect for having a little privacy in an otherwise-exposed dining room, but it’s a pretty cool place to be seen. Some brunch dishes — like Belgian Hangover ($14) — are less visually pleasing to eat than others, though.
Diners can enjoy a glass of wine, tuck into a plate of ossobuco and watch the talented dancers move to the music.
“Some of the more fruity beers work well with lighter flavors, while the darker beers, which are heavier, go with a heavy cookie,” he said.
“No, you can’t touch my beard,” said bartender Lance Hall of Club One15, 115 E. Sheridan Ave.
The OKC metro is chock-full of interesting cocktails.
“The only way to explain it is to drink it,” he explained to two nearby friends who were drinking Lunchboxes for the first time.
What do you call a dive bar that isn’t a dive bar? Co-owner Scott Pepper just calls it Lost Highway.
“The cocktail needs to be the focus,” he said. “The champagne is an ingredient; it needs to play well with the other kids at the party.”