Food Briefs: Jimmy's Egg, Vast wine dinner and more 

Jimmys Egg (Gazette / File)
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Egg-spanding

Oklahoma City’s ubiquitous smiling egg continues to crack into the rest of the U.S. market as Jimmy’s Egg opened its 50th location April 11 in Springfield, MO.

Started as a single location by Jim Newman, the business was purchased by Vietnamese refugee Loc Le in 1980. Since taking over, Le’s Jimmy’s Egg has grown rapidly in recent years, with multiple stores in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. The chain was recognized as one of the fastest growing small chains in Restaurant Business Magazine last year.

President Kevin Burke said the restaurant chain is dedicated to serving cooked-to-order breakfasts and keeping cups of coffee full. That formula has led to 15 successful Oklahoma City locations, including the original at 1616 N. May Ave.

Vast (Gazette / File)
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Towering tannins

Chef Kurt Fleischfresser is getting back to his roots with April’s wine dinner 6:30 p.m. Friday at Vast, 333 W. Sheridan Ave..

A long-time student of French cooking, he designed the menu for L’Amour du Vin with “hints of French style,” while retaining the signature flair of Vast.

The $95 seat dinner includes a five-course meal and a selection of wines from four French winemakers. Representatives of each winery will be on hand to discuss the chosen vintage and food pairings.

“We have been fortunate to host some French winemakers recently,” Fleischfresser said. “So I try to impress them and everyone else benefits.”

Reserve seats at vastokc.com/special-events.

Viva Sabor

The Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is raising funds for programs to benefit the Latino community with the annual Viva Sabor event 6-10 p.m. Friday at Gaillardia Country Club, 5300 Gaillardia Blvd.

Combining the best of tasting fundraisers, Viva Sabor features “unlimited tasting” of wine, tequila and cocktails provided by Byron’s Liquor and bites from restaurants including La Oaxaqueña Bakery, Crudoolandia and Cocina De Mino, among others.

Tickets are only sold in advance, not at the door, and are $45 for chamber members and $50 for non-members.

Those looking for extra networking time, or just more food and drink, can get VIP Power Hour tickets for $250 with access to liquor and food 5-6 p.m. and admission to Sabor.

Tickets and more information at okchispanicchamber.org or 405-616-5031.

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