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Mock mixes, authentic fun

Ring in the new year hangover-free.


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Heide Brandes

One New Year’s Eve, Patrick Allmond and a dozen celebrators rented a van to party-hop all over Oklahoma City.

 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bite Size: 12-28-11

News and notes on OKC dining.

 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

12 in ’12

The kind of resolutions that are fun to keep involve food.


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Carol Smaglinski
It’s that season where you promise yourself certain things in light of a new year. Why not start 2012 with some resolutions that surround an event that happens every day? Eating!
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cool tools for yule

As this topsy-turvy year comes to an end, rev up for gift-giving! Need ideas for the passionate cook in your life? Try these simple, pure and delightfully uncomplicated culinary tools.


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Carol Smaglinski
Even the most stubborn wine cork is child’s play when you have the proper item. Something simple to use is called Cork Pops. The needle is inserted into the cork and the low pressure propellant cartridge pops the cork right out. It will last for 60 to 80 bottles before it runs out.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mod mixtures

Take a cue from yesteryear and give your cocktails a vintage twist.


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Christina Nihira
Who better to provide some insight about retro libations than Amy Nelms, head bartender at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel’s Red Piano Lounge?
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Heart of the city

City chefs prove that eating healthy also can taste delicious.


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Joshua Boydston
Mercy Health System teamed up with American Heart Association on Nov. 2 for an event about preventative care with “Iron Chef” flair. As part of the national Start Eating Healthy Day, the two groups hosted and organized a healthy cooking competition in hopes of sparking interest in living better, healthier and longer.Mercy Health System teamed up with American Heart Association on Nov. 2 for an event about preventative care with “Iron Chef” flair. As part of the national Start Eating Healthy Day, the two groups hosted and organized a healthy cooking competition in hopes of sparking interest in living better, healthier and longer.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Top nights

Are those special nights worth the splurge?


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Shawn Lealos
Some people order drinks based on quality, no matter the price. It happens often at Riverwind Casino in Norman, where top-shelf alcohol includes Patron Platinum and Johnny Walker Blue.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Vintage vantage

Restaurant-recommended wines at liquor-store prices for your dining pleasure at Paseo Grill.


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Greg Horton
What if you could buy a bottle of wine at your favorite wine shop and take it to dinner with you? Depending on where you shop and eat, you could save up to 200 percent off the cost on a restaurant wine list.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A cut above

Specialty meat purveyors supply selection and service not common at chain supermarkets.


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Doug Hill
In supermarkets, where most people shop for groceries, it’s rare to find anything in the meat case but plastic-wrapped parts on foam trays shipped from hundreds of miles away.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Operation drumstick

’Tis the season for metro restaurateurs to work with area nonprofits to ensure the needy enjoy traditional holiday meals.


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Greg Horton

The founders call it Turkey Tango. Every Thanksgiving, participating restaurants partner with the City Rescue Mission to provide Thanksgiving dinner for up to 800 of its clients.

 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Twin Peaks staff to become Santa’s Little Helpers

Holiday-themed costume party runs through Christmas Eve.


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Gazette staff
Starting Friday, the Twin Peaks Girls of Oklahoma aim to get visitors to their eatery in the best of holiday spirits. Through Christmas Eve, the Twin Peaks location at 3109 W. Memorial will play host to a "Santa’s Little Helper” costume party.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cheese, please!

Pungent or mild, whatever you fancy, local cheese blocks are full of choices!


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Hundreds of delightful cheeses are popping up in markets and grocery stores, from assertive blues to washed-rind Taleggios or fresh, unripened ones like a queso fresco or queso blanco.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Space heater for your heart

Forget starting a fire! These holiday treats will have you warmed up in no time.


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Luke Atkinson
Some holiday sippers locate the nearest bottle of whiskey and mix up a makeshift hot-chocolate treat, but that isn’t what Christmas is about.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Something’s brrr-rewing

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


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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

Belle of the bars

Dazzle your friends and family this season with your libation readiness.


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Christina Nihira
Well-chosen liquor instantly adds a glow to gatherings by inspiring conversation and uplifting spirits.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
 
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