Nuggets Food Briefs: Ve-gone? Tamazul is closed 

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Tamazul, 5820 N. Classen Blvd., has closed.

It was the only local restaurant with a full vegan menu and was a celebrated attraction for vegans and non-vegans alike.

Last week, a sign was posted on its door that read, “We regret to inform you that Tamazul is closed indefinitely … It was a privilege serving you and your family.”

Owner Matthew Kenney, a superstar chef with restaurant concepts nationwide and in Mexico, originally partnered in 2009 with attorney Dara Prentice Olsen to open 105degrees and 105degrees Academy at the same location. It was rebranded as Matthew Kenney Cuisine in 2012 and Tamazul in 2013.

The property has been vacant since early October. reported that Classen Curve (Glimcher Realty Trust), the property owner, moved to evict the restaurant in late October. Kenney, Olsen and Glimcher could not be reached for comment by deadline.

Tipsy for history

The Edmond Historical Society Steering Committee will hold its annual fundraiser Wine through Time event 6 p.m. Thursday in the Edmond Historical Society & Museum gallery, 431 S. Boulevard in Edmond.

Now in its sixth year, the party raises funds for the nonprofit museum and society’s education and preservation projects. The building itself was a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1936 as part of the New Deal public works construction.

The permanent collection there spans prehistoric prairies to the present.

Guests can sip wine and sample food from several local restaurants, including Alvarado’s Mexican Restaurant and Cafe 501. Entertainment includes DJ Mark Burney and guests can take home a souvenir wine glass after sampling up to 16 wines. Tickets are $50-$300 and are available at There will be a limited number of seats available for walk-ups, but organizers said reservations are encouraged.


All your trucks

Local food truck app Truck It OKC is no longer leaving Android users hungry and alone. App developers Josh DeLozier and Travis Stephens said the Android app comes with other improvements as well.

The app, which tracks your location and the food trucks close to you, released its Android version in September and then upgraded the whole shebang Oct. 31 with new features, including a special section devoted to The Bleu Garten’s unique food court design and vendors.

“It took a little longer than we expected, and we were just excited at the feedback and to have it up and running for Android,” Stephens said.

Stephens said that the app has been downloaded about 10,000 times and it gets used about 400 times a day.

“The response has been pretty remarkable. We’re really pleased,” he said.

Download Truck It OKC for Android through the Google Play Store or the iPhone version through Apple’s App Store. Learn more at truckitokc .com.

Goodbye to a legend

At press time on Monday, VZD’s, 4200 N. Western Ave., announced it was closing. It’s showcased live music and local recipes for more than 30 decades.

Owner of 24 years, Chad Bleakley called Oklahoma Gazette Monday with confirmation that the venue was closed, in part, by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Look for updates and more online at

Read more about VZDs, here.

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