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Retro rebound

Throwback style is back, and this time, it resembles the old-school, handcrafted fare of bygone centuries.


Features

Marisa Mohi
Quality and tradition are driving factors behind the success of many local businesses, whether they specialize in antiques, personal care or even beer. Shops like Bradford Ink Antiques, Carwin’s Shave Shop and The Brew Shop not only provide products and services that can’t be found just anywhere; they also offer customers an escape from the monotony of their average experience.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blithe bites

Pumpkin, clove spice, baked apple and toasted marshmallow are a few flavors to indulge in during the fall season.


Food and Drink Features

Marisa Mohi
For many of us, it’s not officially fall until the menus of local restaurants reflect changes brought on by the autumnal equinox.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tres times a charm

From banana leaves to chicken-fried goodness, this Norman establishment will plate anything you please.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Tres Cantina & Grille
305 E. Main St., Norman
701-8282

What works:
A menu of typical and not-so-typical Mexican and South American fare.
What needs work:
It takes time for food to get to the table when the restaurant gets busy.
Tips:
Come on Fridays and Saturdays for live music.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pouring it on

Syrup is the perfect place to take Mom and nurse a hangover.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Syrup Breakfast Boutique
123 E. Main, Norman
syrupbreakfast.com
701-1143

What works: a small menu of favorite breakfast foods
What needs work: The wait for a table can get pretty long.
Tips: Drink the coffee black; it’s that good.

 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The culinary cutting edge

Metro restaurants are serving up more than just fancy food.


Food and Drink Features

Marisa Mohi
It’s hard to quantify all the recent changes in Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Das tasty

Norman’s Das Boot Camp mixes delicious German mainstays with beer — lots of beer.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Das Boot Camp
229 E. Main, Norman
das-bootcamp.com
701-3748

What works:
German food in a sports bar atmosphere
What needs work:
The restaurant echoes and can get pretty loud.
Tips:
Go after 9 p.m. to take advantage of the happy hour.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Manna of Morocco

A Norman nook dishes out some tasty Moroccan fare.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Shawarma Vite
1129 Elm, Norman
shawarmavite.com
569-0879

What works:
hot food served fast
What needs work:
It can be a little hard to find if you aren’t familiar with the area.
Tips:
Orders can be made to go.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pole position

Pole dancing is not stripping, but it is the subject of a new fitness competition.


Performing Arts

Marisa Mohi
Miss Pole Dance Oklahoma
6 p.m. Friday
Will Rogers Theatre
4322 N. Western
misspoledanceoklahoma.com
$25-$40

 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

'Whole' living

In a new book, Dr. Murali Krishna seeks to de-stigmatize mental health issues while empowering self for healthier living.


Nonfiction

Marisa Mohi
Dr. R. Murali Krishna is the president of the Oklahoma State Board of Health, Integris Mental Health and the James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Forbidden fruit

Burlesque artist Apple Angel is a real peach.


Performing Arts

Marisa Mohi
TnT Burlesque & Variety Troupe
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday
The Boom
2218 N.W. 39th
tntsizzle.com
601-7200
$20-$25

 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tune in

A music-based therapy organization gets underway in the metro.


Features

Marisa Mohi
All Abilities Rock
2 p.m. Saturday
Sonder Music, Dance & Art
225 E. Gray, Norman
musicmovesmountains.org
694-3700

 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hit me, baby, one more Thai

Spoon lets you have your curry, and your fried rice, too.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Spoon Restaurant: Fine Thai Cuisine
1428 W. Britton
286-9179

What works:
simple menu with all the favorite Thai dishes
What needs work:
The décor does little to hide that the building used to be a fast-food restaurant.
Tip:
The restaurant itself is tiny. Call ahead if you have a large group.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
 
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