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Feeling thirsty?

Tip your glass in the name of charity! Thirst for a Cause raises money for the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Thirst for a Cause 2012
6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19
Jim Thorpe Museum & Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
4040 N. Lincoln Blvd.
thirstwine.com
942-8181
$75-$89



 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tucker up


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Greg Horton
On Friday, Tucker’s Onion Burgers opens its second Oklahoma City location at Classen Curve at 5740 N. Classen Blvd.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New brew


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Greg Horton
Two Oklahoma breweries have doubled their fall releases, meaning more seasonal sampling for beer lovers.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Digging deep

Students from an Edmond college are digging up history on an archaeological trip in Israel.


News

Greg Horton
Students from Edmond’s Herbert W. Armstrong College recently traveled to Israel to work on an archaeological dig site possibly linked to King Solomon.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lucky 7

Cafe 7 is twice as nice!


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Greg Horton
Cafe 7 has a second location in the metro.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Seasonal selections

A number of OKC chefs are busy working on fall menus.


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Greg Horton
As the seasons change, so, too, do menus around the metro.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Vouch for it

The Homeless Alliance provides an alternative to spare change.


News

Greg Horton
When Shane Warren Speegle told an Oklahoma City police officer he made $60,000 last year by panhandling, the story quickly went viral thanks to The Huffington Post. Locally, KOCO Channel 5 broadcast the story, but with no way to verify Speegle’s income, it might be wise to take his claim with a dose of skepticism.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Like it dirty?

Shaken or stirred, a martini can be enjoyed in more ways than one.


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Greg Horton
Sorry, vodka drinkers, but the first martini was made with gin.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Evergreen wine


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Greg Horton
In a spring wine-tasting at Ranch Steakhouse, 3000 W. Britton, a group of restaurateurs, wine professionals and food-service staff blind tasted some of Napa Valley’s best wines side-by-side with Washington wines. For both Cabernet and Merlot, the room overwhelmingly chose the Washington offerings.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Orange to gold?

A former OSU wrestler heads to London to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Sports

Greg Horton
Coleman Scott, a former NCAA champion at Oklahoma State University, secured the final spot on the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in June. Despite winning the Olympic team trials in April, he still had to win a tournament in New York City to earn his place in the 132-pound (60 kg) weight class for London.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Grape expectations

Winemakers give their best pour to support young, drug-free athletes.


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Greg Horton
Wine Tasting
6 p.m Tuesday
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
4040 N. Lincoln Blvd.
jimthorpeassoc.org
$75
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

No time for wine

Proponents of allowing wine sales in grocery stores say it’s unlikely the issue will be voted on this year.


News

Greg Horton
Despite a recent state Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for a petition drive to go forward, its organizers believe a state question to allow sale of wine in Oklahoma grocery stores is unlikely to make the ballot this November. State Question 763 seeks to give the 15 most populous counties the opportunity to let certain retailers sell wine in grocery and department stores.
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Players of the Caribbean

One-quarter of the Oklahoma City RedHawks hails from the Domincan Republic.


Sports

Greg Horton
In 1984, Danny Hightower was playing ball for a minor-league team in Bradenton, Fla., a part of the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Now the athletic director at his alma mater in Owasso, he was in Major League Baseball about the time the Dominican pipeline began to gush forth with baseball talent.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Strong brew

Have no fear: The beer cocktail is here.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Beer cocktails are becoming regular features on bar menus around the metro. Yes, beer cocktails.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Young love

This Portuguese wine is scarce, but leave it to your local favorites to bring the best of the best.


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Greg Horton
The Portuguese wine Vinho Verde (just ignore the H) is inexpensive, delicious, crisp ... and scarce in the metro.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
 
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