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‘It’s a fairness issue’

A 9-year legal struggle involving LGBT rights might finally come to a conclusion


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Greg Horton
Gay Phillips and Sue Barton have been a couple for 29 years. For the past nine, they’ve been fighting the state of Oklahoma to recognize their marriage. They joined a federal lawsuit filed by Tulsans Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin in 2004 after state voters passed a same-sex marriage ban.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Round about

This gourmet specialty shop opens a second location in the Shoppes at Northpark (again).


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Janet McDonald and Cindy Utecht started Gourmet Gallery in June 2001 at Edmond Farmers Market, 26 W. First St. in Edmond.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

‘Ex-gay’ ministry

A pair of Oklahomans help form a religiously affiliated group to “break the power of same-sex attraction.”


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Greg Horton
Two Oklahoma City ministries are key players in the formation of a new nationwide network of so-called ex-gay ministries. Stephen Black, executive director of Oklahoma City-based First Stone Ministries, is vice chairman of the board of the newly formed Restored Hope Network, cites the organization’s official website.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Drink me

Local restaurants and wine brokers team up to offer some of the world’s best wine, all for a good cause.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Thirst for a Cause
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
Jim Thorpe Museum
4040 N. Lincoln Blvd.
942-8181
$75-$89


 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Junior’s senior

The iconic underground supper club celebrates its 40th anniversary.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Words like “iconic” and “landmark” are often overused when assessing the history of a place, but this year, Junior’s of Oklahoma City, 2601 Northwest Expressway, celebrates its 40th year in business. It has earned the labels.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Driven to paganism?

A Christian’s lawsuit that fights the Native American “rain god” imagery on state license plates wins favor from the nonreligious sector, too.


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Greg Horton
A local minister’s lawsuit claiming that Native American imagery on license plates forces him to become a “mobile billboard” for pagan religion will get another chance after being thrown out of a higher court.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Valley of the wines

Takes some notes from the French and improve the quality of wines you drink.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
France’s Loire Valley can be compared to the least-favored stepchild to her shining twin siblings Burgundy and Bordeaux.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fo’ rich o’ fo’ po’ boy

What began as a weekly special is now a full-on Southern Creole kitchen with Hillbilly Po’ boys and Oysters.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
A couple of years ago, the owners of S&B’s Burger Joint at N.W. 59th and May noticed that every time they featured a po’ boy as the weekly special, the item would sell out quickly.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Winning wines

'Wine Spectator'’s prestigious awards are doled out to a few metro restaurants.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Four Oklahoma City restaurants are the recipients of Wine Spectator awards this year.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Beans on ice

Too hot for a steaming cup of joe? Opt for cold-brew this summer.

 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Open house

OKC’s growing Sikh community celebrates a new house of worship.


Features

Greg Horton
According to local Sikhs, the first Sikh arrived in Oklahoma City in 1972, but their community has worshipped in a modified church only since 1983.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Liquid sunshine

Metro mixologists offer an impressive selection of summer-friendly cocktails.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Summer cocktails are designed to help you beat the heat, not weigh you down.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ban on the run?

Oklahomans ponder how the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act will impact same-sex couples in the Sooner State.


News

Greg Horton
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last week energized both opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tap that

Kegs just got classy with wine on tap — and the new trend is expanding locally.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
One of the fastest-growing trends in the wine world is wine on tap.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Be reasonable

Freethinkers across the state will gather Saturday for a unique convention that touts science and reason.


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Greg Horton
Oklahoma FreeOK Convention
9 a.m. Saturday
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
freeok.org
$25
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
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