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Top Gun-themed pop-up bar flies high April 23 in Bricktown

“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.”

Julia Laughlin poses for a photo at Prairie Earth Gardens, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Popular local radio host also dedicates her time to sustainable farming

Julia Laughlin co-host The Garden Party 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on News Radio 1000 KTOK.

Chris Barrett makes a Grinnin' Tonic at Ludivine, Thursday, March 16, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Bar managers make the transition from winter drinks to spring refreshers

Local bartenders turn to fresher flavors as spring appears and we say goodbye to winter.

Jonathan Stranger at The R&J Lounge and Supper Club in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 6, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Food Briefs: Jonathon Stranger, Bedré chocolate, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

“I just wanted something different,” he said.

New retail, fitness and dining concepts join growing Nichols Hills Plaza. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Nichols Hills Plaza celebrates recent growth

New venues in the plaza include restaurant En Croute, grocery story Trader Joe’s, fitness studio SoulCycle and Pure Barre, accessory boutique Rustic Cuff and clothing and accessories store Lily Rain.


Food Briefs: Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, Haunted Lawn dinner, Wheeler Ferris Wheel dinner and more

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria opens in Penn Square Mall, J. Bruner’s at The Haunted House hosts Haunted Lawn dinner, Ludivine plans a dinner on the Wheeler Ferris Wheel dinner and Andy’s Frozen Custard opens in OKC.


Food Briefs: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Taste of Asia, Shawnee Country Club, Ludivine, Tour de Palate and more

Fuzzy’s Taco Stand opens a new location, Asia Society of Oklahoma offers Taste of Asia, Shawnee Country Club welcomes home new head chef, Ludivine celebrates one year of Midnight Toast and Tour de Palate continues fundraising efforts.

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Food Briefs: Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs & Burgers, Epic Pops, Taste of Oklahoma series and Legends & Leaders

Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs & Burgers is working on two new locations, Epic Pops readies brick-and-mortar location for students, Taste of Oklahoma series includes mixology class and Legends & Leaders inspires professionals.

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