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OKG Newsletter


Topic: wine

Napa for Papa

Napa Valley still produces some of the best wines in the world, and Father’s Day is a good reason to rediscover old favorites.


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Greg Horton
“Don’t ever buy me anything I need as a present.” That bit of wisdom is actually from my wife. It’s a maxim I now live by when birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmases come round. It’s entirely apropos for Father’s Day.
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Gifts for that great guy called Dad

Not every father loves OU football. Here’s what to get him for Father’s Day.

I consistently fail at Father’s Day. I’m sorry, Dad, I love you, but I never have any idea what to get you. There are only so many variations on the theme of golf one can buy as a present, after all.

So, for the rest of you out there that may have waited ’til the last possible second to show Dad you really care, here are some ideas.

For the Intellectual:
Bow ties. He already likes to read and probably wears glasses. Bow ties are the next logical step. Head to Steven Giles to check out some snazzy neck bows. Plus, the friendly, helpful staff can even give you a tutorial.

For the Wino:
This category is made for my father-in-law. If your dad is all about the vino, check out writer Greg Horton’s rundown of the best wine for Dad in this week’s Oklahoma Gazette.

For the Foodie:
Talk about perfect for your food-loving father. The Tasting Room offers cooking classes in a really lovely setting. Upcoming classes include cold foods, New Orleans cuisine and tailgating. Also check out [Artspace] at Untitled’s “A Taste of Art” cooking classes. The next class covers Mediterranean cuisine on June 25.

For the Geek:
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds (aka Nathan Fillion) shared his Father’s Day gizmo picks with Vulture. This guy knows how to keep a Firefly-class transport ship in the air, so I think you should trust him when he says Dad would love a Microvision Laser Pico Projector. (And yes, I’m talking about Joss Whedon’s beloved-but-canceled “Firefly,” for those who don’t live in Nerdistan with me.)

For the Adventurer:
Lucky you, getting the fun dad! Dad’s always up for an adventure, so why not head over to Rocktown Climbing Gym for a day of indoor climbing and bouldering? Or, check out OKC Kayak to hit Oklahoma’s waterways. They even offer a special “Dads and Daughters” and a Father’s Day paddle.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 06.17.2011 2 years ago
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Saturday brunch

Popular metro-area restaurants offer brunch on Saturdays, as well as excellent by-the-glass lists to accompany your meal.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Sunday, for whatever reason, seems to be the de facto day of the week for brunch.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Saving the leftovers

Wineries frequently use second labels to distribute excess juice or work on special projects. The results can be amazing.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The wines are naughty. There is a small devil on the label to prove it.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Metro plans Serbian feast

Reservations required for July 17 dinner


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Fancy an adventure in Serbian food?
 
Friday, July 8, 2011

Red Rhone rising

As Grenache planting in the U.S. improves, wine lovers in the metro reap the benefits of French tradition.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Grenache long has been the dominant grape of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the region in southern France known for producing some of the world’s most complex and subtle wines.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fork in the road

Deep Fork Grill has a new GM who happens to be a certified sommelier, and his new wine list is created with the customer in mind.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Joshua Strother took over as general manager of Deep Fork Grill, 5418 N. Western, in early July. A certified sommelier before he arrived at the restaurant, Strother brought his love of and expertise in wine to bear immediately, making small changes to an already very good list.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Odyssey de Culinaire


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Carol Smaglinski
The Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA) will present its annual voyage of Odyssey de Culinaire 6 p.m. Thursday at Will Rogers Theatre.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
 
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