PRESS RELEASE Oklahoma Beer Alliance works with ABLE, Legislature on multiple alcohol-related updates

Permanent curbside sales, deliveries and more options for retail establishments/consumers
The Oklahoma Beer Alliance has worked closely with the Oklahoma Legislature and the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission to support Senate Bill 1928 and House Bill 1349.

PRESS RELEASE OKCPS to launch summer meal plan

OKCPS is transitioning to our Summer Meal Program, beginning Wednesday, May 13.

PRESS RELEASE Oklahoma Beer Alliance shares COVID-19 alcohol updates

ABLE Commission extends temporary emergency authorizations through May 15
In response to changes necessitated by the coronavirus in Oklahoma, many brewers, restaurants, wineries and liquor stores have had to adapt to a new normal — social distancing — leaving many establishments closed and searching for new ways to reach consumers.

PRESS RELEASE Oklahoma Beer Alliance shares COVID-19 alcohol updates

New ABLE Commission guidance ensures Oklahoma establishments can still reach consumers
In response to changes necessitated by the coronavirus in Oklahoma, many brewers, restaurants, wineries and liquor stores have had to adapt to a new normal — social distancing — leaving many establishments closed and searching for new ways to reach consumers.

PRESS RELEASE Food Assistance available through Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s network of partners

Nearly 300 community-based partner agencies available in central and western Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma wants to assure residents that food assistance is available.

Restaurants offering curbside pickup and/or delivery

Abel's Mexican Restaurant 5822 NW 50th St., Warr Acres 405-491-0911 Abuelo's multiple locations order.abuelos.com

PRESS RELEASE VOLUNTEER UPDATE: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma continues its response to COVID-19

Hello! Late Tuesday evening we established a protocol to help us meet our food assistance needs while also adhering to safe social distancing.

84 Hospitality Group moves to takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up

84 Hospitality Group announced today that it is switching to takeout-, delivery- and curbside-only service for an undetermined amount of time.

Alcoholmanac: Will and way

COOP Ale Works taps into the growing hard seltzer market with the first local brand to distribution, Will & Wiley.
The largest-ever product launch for Oklahoma City’s largest brewery is not an IPA or lager.

Alcoholmanac: Legacy continues

With touches of its history, Elmer’s Uptown provides live music, drinks and food for generations of fans.
The legacy founder Elmer Kemp established throughout the decades and locations of Elmer’s Uptown is still felt, even after his death in 2018.

Slice return

Veteran pizza operator Danny Falcone has returned to Oklahoma and taken over New York Pizza & Pasta in Norman.
The common legend for what makes New York pizza special is the water.

Paseo Punk

With inventive burgers and a whiskey-focused bar menu, Burger Punk crowd-surfs into The Paseo Arts District.
The same aesthetic that made Burger Punk the most unique food truck in Oklahoma City is applied to its brick-and-mortar location in The Paseo Arts District, which opened for lunch and dinner the last week of February.

Organic pledge

Clean Juice expands into Oklahoma at Classen Curve as the nation’s only organic-certified franchise.
Most days when customers walk into the Clean Juice location in Classen Curve, they will see franchise owner Jasmine Parker operating the huge cold-pressed juicer through a window.

Food briefs

Scottie’s Deli closing, Cal’s Chicago Style Eatery returns, Magic Noodle opens in OKC and more
Scottie’s Deli closing

Soul provider

Oklasoul Cafe provides a rotating menu of options with plenty of sweet treats.
The soul at the heart of Oklasoul Cafe doesn’t mean soul food.

Daiquiri Vibes

Good Times & Great Vibes offers a twist on frozen daiquiris, as its wine-based drinks are topped with candy or available to-go.
A strong bond between longtime friends brings a jubilant taste of the South with colorful wine-based daiquiris to Oklahoma at Good Times & Great Vibes.

No fryer zone

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe stakes its claim for healthy options by making more than 100 items in-house.
Providing healthy options has been important for Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe since it was founded in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1997.

Cheesesteak commitment

Philly Homa, which is accumulating lunchtime lines, gets its bread and steak shipped from Philadelphia.
A commitment to serving Philly cheesesteaks like those found in Philadelphia has led to breakout success for Philly Homa after just a few months in business and has already set the groundwork for expansion.

Food Issue: Building community

A monthlong celebration of black-owned restaurants will create awareness and track economic impact.
In honor of Black History Month, OKC Black Eats has organized a selection of black-owned restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro area together for a monthlong celebration designed to build community and study economic development. Apollo Woods founded OKC Black Eats in 2017 and has watched the marketing organization grow in the intervening years so much that it has become his full-time job.

Panda-style

Panda Grill draws fans with its fresh burgers, fries, customer-favorite chicken teriyaki and its own special bread.
Since opening in 2016, Panda Grill has generated a huge following thanks to its commitment to providing fresh food in large portions.

Learn and chill

Play Cafe allows kids to learn and have fun while parents relax with healthy food and even booze.
With a menu featuring items like avocado toast and grain bowls inside a modern and clean aesthetic, Play Cafe, 610 NW 23rd St., at first glance might be the next casual, comforting cafe to open in Uptown 23rd District.

Ode to meatloaf

Area chefs compete in a meatloaf challenge that sets the stage for a public event this spring.
Besides fruitcake, I can’t think of a more derided food item at the butt of jokes in popular culture than meatloaf, but I’m a fan of the savory loaf.

Fresh choice

Ichiban Sushi Bar & Poke offers diners a choice of fast-casual poke bowls or sit-down service with sushi and a hibachi grill.
Along S. MacArthur Boulevard and just off Interstate 40 is a sea of big-box retail outlets and franchise chain restaurants, but at 6308 SW Third St., Ichiban Sushi Bar & Poke offers local ownership as fresh as the fish it serves.

Eggroll Queen

From side hustle to brick-and-mortar, Queen of Eggrolls wants to make Laotian cuisine popular in Oklahoma City.
Getting the nickname Queen of Eggrolls isn’t something that happens without lots of hard work.

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