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One tequila, two tequila

It’s like a beach vacation in your glass, whether served frozen or on the rocks.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
According to Gourmet magazine, the margarita is now the most popular cocktail in the U.S. Considering there are dozens of variations on the base recipe and thousands of Tex-Mex restaurants that serve only beer and margaritas, it’s easy to believe.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Poised for progress

Southern Baptists in Oklahoma react to the election of the national organization’s first African-American president.


News

Greg Horton
The Southern Baptist Convention has elected its first African-American president. Fred Luter, New Orleans pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, won during the SBA’s annual meeting today in New Orleans.
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In the Raw

The international indie arts organization Raw comes to town with a plate full of cool art and hot fashion.


Visual Arts

Greg Horton
Raw: Solstice
8-11 p.m. Thursday
Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein
facebook.com/raw.oklahomacity
$10-$15
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bouquet of rosés

Bubbly and chilled, rosé provides some heat relief without sparing taste.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The metro is now home to nearly four dozen rosés, with the majority of the imports coming from France, Spain and South America.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sweet bubbles

Cool down with a crispy and fruity glass of white wine.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
When it comes to Riesling, many people simply say, “I hate sweet wine.”
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer suds

Longer days bring lighter beers.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The first batch of summer beers has hit the metro, and the unifying themes are malt and citrus.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

At the Helm

OKC Barons captain Bryan Helmer is a leader both on and off the ice.


Sports

Greg Horton
While the Oklahoma City Barons square off against the San Antonio Rampage in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs, Barons team captain Bryan Helmer has proven to be a leader both on and off the ice.
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Alfresco alcohol

Treat your inner wine geek with these by-the-glass wines at your favorite patio.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Even the most ardent wine lover can get a little weary of the “big four” on restaurant wine lists: Cabernet, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Potable patios

It’s the prime time for a favorite pastime: outdoor imbibing.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Farmers’ Almanac promises a mild summer, and we probably deserve it after last year. With warm weather here, it’s already time to hit the patios.
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pretty in pink

The lighter body and refreshing notes of rosés might appeal to red-wine lovers looking for a warm-weather alternative.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Rosé can be a tough sale.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Modern word

A Norman church hosts a progressive theologian who champions a fresh interpretation of the Bible.


News

Greg Horton
John Shelby Spong
7 p.m. Friday
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua, Norman
normanucc.org
free
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lean and green

If moderation is your maxim, you might be a flexitarian.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The word “flexitarian” probably first appeared in Dawn Jackson Blatner’s 2008 book, The Flexitarian Diet. The idea was simple: Substitute a few meals each week with vegetarian-only entrées. Among the happy side effects Blatner listed were improved heart health, weight loss and a healthier planet.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Green guzzling

Here’s your guide to decide if going organic is worth the effort.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Of the three main categories of booze — wine, beer and spirits —the former is by far the most difficult to produce organically, at least in the U.S. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s certification process, organic wines cannot contain added sulfites, which are chemicals added to wines to inoculate against bad bacteria.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bee local

Though it may not help fight seasonal allergies, local honey makes up for it in taste and health benefits.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
First, the bad news: According to a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, local honey does not alleviate seasonal allergies any more efficiently than placebos.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stop and smell the tannins

Metro restaurants slow down to let diners sample food and wine without the rush.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The first Sunday of each month, Boulevard Steakhouse, 505 S. Boulevard in Edmond, offers customers access to Dinner Club, established in 1998 by Jimmy Stephney. Owner Pete Holloway said the idea is to offer guests a casual dinner with a set menu and hand-selected wine pairings.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
 
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