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In praise of pork

A new restaurant focuses on all things porcine.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
In a 1995 episode of “The Simpsons” titled “Lisa the Vegetarian,” Homer Simpson exasperates his daughter, Lisa, by asking her to enumerate the meats she will no longer eat: pork chops, bacon and ham. Lisa snaps at him that those meats all come from the same creature.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saving the leftovers

Wineries frequently use second labels to distribute excess juice or work on special projects. The results can be amazing.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The wines are naughty. There is a small devil on the label to prove it.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Church abuses

A Catholic sexual abuse report finds that gay priests are not to blame, instead focusing on the upheaval of the 1960s and ’70s.


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Greg Horton
Stan Jezior, now in his 70s, says he was abused by a priest when he was a child.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Saturday brunch

Popular metro-area restaurants offer brunch on Saturdays, as well as excellent by-the-glass lists to accompany your meal.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Sunday, for whatever reason, seems to be the de facto day of the week for brunch.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Napa for Papa

Napa Valley still produces some of the best wines in the world, and Father’s Day is a good reason to rediscover old favorites.


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Greg Horton
“Don’t ever buy me anything I need as a present.” That bit of wisdom is actually from my wife. It’s a maxim I now live by when birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmases come round. It’s entirely apropos for Father’s Day.
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

International focus

Eric Berumen, the sommelier at The Vineyard at Kamp’s 1910 Cafe, has put together a by-the-glass list drawing on the best of the Old and New World.


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Greg Horton
Eric Berumen left Oklahoma City 14 years ago. For much of that time, the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School graduate worked as a sommelier in Austin, Texas, where he consulted with various restaurants.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Detour ahead

Budgetary hand-wringing puts the partially constructed American Indian center in limbo.


News

Greg Horton
Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, has called for an interim study on proposed bond issues, including the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Denomination divisions

An amendment that would allow the ordination of gay clergy has some Presbyterian ministers talking schism.


News

Greg Horton
The Presbyterian Church (USA) moved closer to ordaining LGBT candidates for ministry last month. The Twin Cities Presbytery in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area became the 87th presbytery to ratify Amendment 10-A, which changed previous language that only allowed for married or celibate candidates to be considered.
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wine words

Terry Theise has spent much of his life singing the praises of Riesling in a language we can all appreciate.


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Greg Horton
Terry Theise makes wine nerds gush. Jane Black, writing for The Washington Post, introduced him thus: “If you like wine and don’t mind name-dropping, here’s the name to know: Terry Theise.”
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

French summer

The new French rosés have arrived just in time to help you cool off for summer.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The Tavel region of France makes one kind of wine: rosé. The winemakers there have been making it for more than a millennia, and their expertise shows in every bottle.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Okie evangelist

Andrew Snyder is working to drag Oklahoma’s wine industry into respectability.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Every pioneer gets a nickname, but so many of the good ones are clichés: godfather, guru, founding father — even pioneer.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vino-sophy

Abe Schoener, one of the most divisive names in winemaking, was in Oklahoma in April to introduce to his remarkable wines.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Abe Schoener is a philosopher — a real one. He holds a doctorate in ancient philosophy, studied Heraclitus after going to school to study Homer, and has managed to make a name for himself in wine, not philosophy.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wine Forum wrap-up

Argentinian wines, already well-established in the state, were the focus of this year’s event.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
South America has been the source of remarkable value wines for the past two decades. Beginning in the 1990s, Chile began collecting shelf space and market share, especially with familiar names like Concha y Toro, Frontera and Walnut Crest.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

‘Life’ laws

Gov. Mary Fallin signed two ‘pro-life’ measures, and there may be more to come.


News

Greg Horton
On April 20, Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law two bills her office referred to as “pro-life.”
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stop gap

An obvious hole in the city trail network exists along Nichols Hills boundaries, but officials and donors are seeking to fill it.


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Greg Horton
A plan to extend the Oklahoma City multiuse trails through Nichols Hills appears to be moving forward.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
 
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