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Hill tops

Former Okie Bill Hill instrumental in developing some of California's tastiest wines.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Northwest Classen High School has produced an impressive list of alumni over the years, including current Sonic president and CEO Cliff Hudson, former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Bill Hill, a 1969 alumnus, left Oklahoma after graduating from the University of Oklahoma and has been instrumental in the development of some of California’s super premium vineyards and wines.
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Going dark

Two local breweries unveil new doppelbock and stout beers for summer.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Local brewers are expanding production, purchasing equipment and facilities and releasing new brews as Oklahoma’s craft beer industry continues to expand. Oklahoma City-based Black Mesa Brewing Company, fresh off its gold medal at the World Beer Festival, released a new beer, Alexander Supertramp Dopplebock, in June.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thank Ferris

Take a day off in OKC.


Features

Greg Horton
When the character Cameron Frye said, “Ferris Bueller, you’re my hero,” he was echoing the sentiments of a generation of young people who came of age in the 1980s.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Water works

OSU students bring clean water to a Honduran village.


Features

Greg Horton
Oklahoma State University professors and students provided a solution for a poverty-stricken Honduran village that supplied clean water to all the residents. The OSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working in the northern Honduran village of Seis de Mayo since 2009 to help the village of 1,200 alleviate the high infant mortality rate and diseases associated with water impurities.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hot Summers

Jody Summers sizzles with his acclaimed Dark Canvas series. Part two, The Mask Maker, was released in March, and a third is on its way.


Features

Greg Horton
When local author Jody Summers met former supermodel-actress Denice Lewis, she was using the ashes of her clients’ departed loved ones to create commemorative paintings. Lewis, whose most notable role was in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s End of Days, simply mixed the ashes with her paints and used the mixture in her composition.
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Boozy bikers

For its second year, Bricktown Bike Bar hits the streets with some new options.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Horton

Bricktown Bike Bar

12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Daily

bricktownbikebar.com

Prices vary

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yearly wine event will benefit nonprofit

A yearly wine event will honor a charity that helps children, youth and families.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton

Le Tour de Vin 2014

6 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday

Riverwind Casino

1544 W. OKLAHOMA 9

Showplace Theatre

letourdevin.com

310-9121

$100-$150

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Horsepower

Mustang Brewery Company reopens its facilities after being damaged in a 2013 tornado.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Mustang Brewing Company started brewing beer in Oklahoma City again on May 13. The company has spent the last year attempting to recover from the damage its brewing facility sustained during a tornado last year.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sudsy salutes

Oklahoma beers win national awards at a yearly competition.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Oklahoma City-based Black Mesa Brewing Company won a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup for its Endless Skyway Bitter. The World Beer Cup was established in 1996 to increase recognition for traditional beers around the world and award those breweries that produce excellent beer in 91 categories.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Not-so-funny pages

A graphic novel by an OKC artist tracks the trials and tribulations of a most unusual teddy bear.


Comic Book

Greg Horton
Ivan A. Alexander is a teddy bear, and in the graphic novel aptly titled The Story of Ivan A. Alexander, Dorshak Bloch tells the origin story of this displaced and anthropomorphic bear. Dorshak Bloch is a pseudonym for Oklahoma City artist Dustin Oswald, owner of Bombs Away Art.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Papa knows best

After a bumpy start, Papa Dio’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar gained a following in the 1970s that remains today.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Bill Bonadio opened his first restaurant in Oklahoma City about the same time a revolution was unfolding in Iran. The two unrelated events helped catapult Bonadio and his restaurant into Oklahoma City’s collective awareness in a very unusual way.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sporty pies

Retired professional athletes from Oklahoma return home to open a pizza franchise.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Two of Oklahoma State University’s former standout athletes are bringing a new pizza franchise to the metro this year. Billy Bajema and Josh Fields have signed a deal with Pie Five Pizza Co. for as many as ten franchise locations in Oklahoma. Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn and is headquartered in The Colony, Texas.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Drinking al fresco

With warmer weather comes opportunities to enjoy libations on rooftops and in the great outdoors.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
One of the first signs of spring every year is the increase in drinkers and diners spending beautiful afternoons and evenings on metro restaurant patios. As the number of restaurants in the metro continues to grow, so do the number of patio options, but very few provide spectacular views of the city while you enjoy your spring cocktails. Here are three hot spots worth visiting for more than just food and drinks.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Beer and wine

Welcome spring with wines and beers fit for the season.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
“Drink pink” is the rallying cry of spring for many wine lovers. The big reds of the fall and winter are retired in favor of lighterbodied wines for warmer weather, and the more patio-friendly the better. While white wines, especially sweeter ones, dominate the spring and summer, many wine lovers still prefer dry, red wines.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Diverse honors

Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City names its 2014 friendship award winners.


Greg Horton

Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City’s 

Annual Friendship Dinner 

and Awards Ceremony

6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday

Tower Hotel

3233 Northwest Expressway

dialogueok.org

$100 

 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
 
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