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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Food

Bite size

Chow chat


Bite Size

Carol Smaglinski
Mahshid Aguilar is enthusiastic, that’s for sure. She owns Let’s Do Greek, 180 W. 15th in Edmond, and said the “response has been phenomenal.” Aguilar’s family is her husband, Gleen, and their two children, Ayeh, 19, and Afsheen, 10.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Uneasy eats

Is the food on the menu leaving you stumped? We’ve got you covered with simple rules for eating tricky dishes while staying within the boundaries of etiquette.


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski

We’ve all had it happen at least once in our lives. You try to cut in half a garnet red beet, but instead send the firm root vegetable dancing off the plate onto the spotless white tablecloth or the floor.

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Head east

Robust, home-style flavors highlight the best of Korean cuisine at Jeon Ju.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Cole-Frowe

Jeon Ju Korean Restaurant
217 S. Sooner Road, Del City
672-4644
www.jeonjurestaurant.com

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Better than ever

Longevity says it all with metro restaurants that have passed the 25-year mark and continue to thrive.


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Metro restaurants that have managed to stay around long enough to clink a glass of Champagne for their silver anniversaries are few and far between. New ones pop up with lofty ideas on the lookout for hungry diners, but many of those restaurants are shuttered before even hitting the one-year mark.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bite Size

‘Bite me’


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Hands down, the just-published “Bite Me” is, as the cover states, a “stomach-satisfying, visually gratifying, fresh-mouthed cookbook.” And it all starts with the bright, blue cover that features shrimp hanging by clothespins on a laundry line.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Get a perm

An agriculture movement that seeks to plant with the natural environment, not against it, gains popularity with backyard gardeners.


Features

Allison May
Once on the edges of scientific debate, permaculture has gained steadily in popularity nationwide, along with local food movements and home gardening.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Altered eats

Some commodity crops’ genetically altered counterparts are already pervasive. Will modified wheat still smell sweet?


Features

C.G. Niebank
For some, the phrase “genetically modified organism” might conjure up nightmarish visions of giant plants run amok, as portrayed in “Little Shop of Horrors,” while others embrace the label for efforts by seed and chemical companies to develop better seeds in order to improve food crop quality and yield worldwide.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Food biz newcomers


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
New restaurant openings provide needed jobs for a great number of people in the metro area, and these seven small businesses are certainly helping out with the economy. From Chinese to great steaks and Russian caviar, it’s all here.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Get your fest on

Festival of the Arts celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts, and offers plenty of kids’ activities.


Visual Arts

Courtney Silva
Oklahoma City’s rite of spring, the Festival of the Arts, is back for its 45th year. Now through Sunday, the fest takes place in downtown around the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bite Size

Chow chat


Bite Size

Carol Smaglinski
Fred Langford is the director of fresh foods and catering at Buy For Less at 3501 N.W. Expressway.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
 
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