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Feminine frames

The female experience is featured at Lunafest, a film festival by, for and about women.


Features

Christina Nihira
Lunafest
6 p.m. Friday
Lyric Theatre
1727 N.W. 16th
lunafest.org
$15-$35
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Raw appeal

A culinary academy offers one-time or extended courses in raw food techniques and tenets.


Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Tucked away on the Classen Curve, the Matthew Kenney Restaurant and Academy is a place where chefs in white aprons and pants happily bustle about the kitchen.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Nuts for coconuts

Here’s a trend we like! Coconut water is a low-cal way to diversify beverage options.


Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Long ago on a desert island, coconut milk was the preferred drink of Gilligan and The Skipper. Today, coconut water is the craze.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Eat like a horse

Kick off racing season at Remington’s latest restaurant addition.


Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
A day at the races has become more delicious. Bricktown Brewery, known for its craft beers, last month opened a second location on the casino level at Remington Park.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Birrieria Diaz

Visit Guadalajara by way of a Bethany restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Restaurant Reviews

Christina Nihira
Birrieria Diaz
6700 N.W. 39th, Bethany
603-1304

What works: The authentic food is fantastic.
What needs work: There is limited parking.
The tip: There's a parking lot behind the restaurant.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My funky valentine

Whether full of devotion or disdain, Valentine’s Day offers something to do.


Features

Christina Nihira
Valentine’s Day isn’t always about romantic dinners, flowers and chocolate. In fact, iconoclasts can rejoice in the many alternatives offered to commemorate cupid’s holiday.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Foreign fare

Let your taste buds experience authentic international cuisine without ever leaving the 405.


Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
International intrigue looms large at several Oklahoma City dining locales. Fortunately, there is no need for a passport to embark on this culinary adventure. Simply let your palate exhibit wanderlust for some remarkably unusual but tasty dishes.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pie-ssibilities

It’s called ‘pie hole’ for a reason, and the metro has many options to fill it.


Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Luckily, we don’t have to throw ourselves into baking chaos to satisfy a craving for a handcrafted, hot-from-the-oven treat.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Slice of life

Downtown Mustang’s chic teahouse and cafe is a lunchtime respite.


Restaurant Reviews

Christina Nihira
A few decades back, quiche got a bad reputation for being too delicate. Chef LaDonna Andeel is a friendly lady who is quick to point out that, at LD’s Specialties & Gourmet Cafe, real men do eat quiche.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mod mixtures

Take a cue from yesteryear and give your cocktails a vintage twist.


Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Who better to provide some insight about retro libations than Amy Nelms, head bartender at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel’s Red Piano Lounge?
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Elegant comfort food

Award-winning Cheever’s is the holiday go-to to impress the relatives.


Restaurant Reviews

Christina Nihira
It’s the time of year when family likes to visit. And more than likely, they’re starving. So what are you going to feed them?
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How bazaar

From sock monkeys to hoodies, you’ll find gifts galore at the fourth annual Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar.


Features

Christina Nihira
Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
State Fair Park
3000 General Pershing
deluxeokc.net
FREE
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Belle of the bars

Dazzle your friends and family this season with your libation readiness.


Food and Drink Features

Christina Nihira
Well-chosen liquor instantly adds a glow to gatherings by inspiring conversation and uplifting spirits.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Brickwork

The annual Block Party builds better futures for children, one unique piece of clothing at a time.


Features

Christina Nihira
Block Party
8 p.m. Saturday
The Packard Building
201 N.W. 10th
blockpartyokc.com
601-9200
$75-$150
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sparkle motion

This year, leave the reindeer jumper in the closet.


Features

Christina Nihira
We’ve all made blunders when it comes to dressing for the holidays, like a jumper featuring appliquéd wreathe. Whatever your fashion gaffe, there’s no reason to resemble a Christmas tree.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
 
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