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OKG Newsletter

Topic: alcohol

Celebrity seal

Famous names get in on the alcohol business with branded beer, liquor and more.

Food and Drink Features

Shawn Lealos
When most people head into a liquor store, they know exactly what they want. But there are times when they may notice something different. It might be a stand-up cutout of Snoop Dogg or a picture on the wall of Ludacris — it’s the sight of a familiar face that piques an interest.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bar Wars

Just like ‘Star Wars,’ but without the crushing disappointment of prequels. And more alcohol.

In a galaxy far, far away (actually, on Sheridan between Lee and Shartel), there were Bar Wars.

Dun. Dun-dun-dun ... (That's supposed to be the "Star Wars" theme.) Shhhzzmmmm ... (And there go the light sabers.)

Anyway, Be the Change is a local nonprofit that works at home and around the world (and possibly on Endor) to help marginalized citizens. They have worked in Kenya to help those living with HIV/AIDS and are planning a return trip in December. That's where the fundraiser comes in.

Bar Wars is tomorrow starting at 7 p.m. at IAO Gallery. The event will pit 11 local bartenders against each other to wow guests with their signature drinks. Some of the participating restaurants include Iguana Mexican Grill, Picasso, Deep Fork and Rococo. Besides crafting the winning concoction, the Bars Wars winner will get to throw the losing bartenders into the sand pit of the sarlacc on Tatooine. Or I assume.

Tickets, which also includes music and a silent auction, are $20 and are available on
by Jenny Coon Peterson 09.30.2011 2 years ago
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Space heater for your heart

Forget starting a fire! These holiday treats will have you warmed up in no time.

Food and Drink Features

Luke Atkinson
Some holiday sippers locate the nearest bottle of whiskey and mix up a makeshift hot-chocolate treat, but that isn’t what Christmas is about.
Wednesday, November 30, 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

Park after dark

Recent incidents test the calm between Oklahoma City police and Occupy OKC.


Clifton Adcock
Unlike the arrests and pepper sprayings that have characterized the Occupy Wall Street movement elsewhere, the relationship between Oklahoma City police and local protesters has not been confrontational.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Top nights

Are those special nights worth the splurge?

Food and Drink Features

Shawn Lealos
Some people order drinks based on quality, no matter the price. It happens often at Riverwind Casino in Norman, where top-shelf alcohol includes Patron Platinum and Johnny Walker Blue.
Wednesday, December 14, 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

Mock mixes, authentic fun

Ring in the new year hangover-free.

Food and Drink Features

Heide Brandes

One New Year’s Eve, Patrick Allmond and a dozen celebrators rented a van to party-hop all over Oklahoma City.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bone luge!

No bones about it: OKC is on the starting end of a new food fad.

Who says Oklahoma peeps aren't trendsetters? People who don't live here, that's who.

This weekend, Oklahoma's own Ludivine served up a special birthday shot … through a bone. That's right: Turns out a hollowed-out bone turns into a perfect path for your favorite liquor.

This isn't Ludivine's first experiment, and it doesn't look to be the last. In fact, today the downtown restaurant received a nod from about its unique decanter.

Bone luging, the wave of the foodie/boozer future, has begun to sweep the nation for those who are willing to try something a little more, well, primal.

You saw it in OKC first.

Now, go luge a bone or something.
by Jenn Scott 01.19.2012 2 years ago
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Sicilian nose

The black grape of Italy is no longer the black sheep.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Think of a delicious Cru Beuajolais: bright-red fruit upfront, great balance and that smoky tar finish that takes a light wine and makes it serious.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012