Mother Road Trip

Sometimes we all need a change of scenery, even when time is short. In Oklahoma, we are fortunate to have two thriving cities just 100 miles apart, both with delicious and exciting food and drink options. Having lived in both cities, which happen to be along the famed Route 66 highway connecting Chicago to Santa Monica, I appreciate both. I find the old…

Food Fight: Battle of the Ramen

Let's face it; everyone has an opinion when it comes to food. My circle of dining companions is no different, particularly since it involves chefs, the spouse of a Cheese-Wenchy chef and the publishers of this magazine. 

Looking Back: The Cellar Restaurant and Chef John Bennett

New England Clam Chowder with Parmesan Cheese ToastAs served at The Cellar at Hightower circa 1964

Remembering an Oklahoma Legend

I was going to write this tribute myself, but it wasn't for me to write. Like my friend Dave Cathey, I met chef Bennett while interviewing him about his friendship with Julia Child. It was 2012 when I met him, the 100th anniversary of her birth. Chef was one of those people you immediately knew you adored. Recently, I approached Dave for some extra anecdotes.…

Barbecue & Beer

Just because the "summer grilling season" is coming to an end, doesn't mean it's time to cover up the grill and head indoors. Fall is definitely my favorite time to step outside and gather friends for a barbecue feast. Add in some local craft beer to pair, and it is even better.

Welcome to fall, my favorite time of the year, and welcome to our food issue, my favorite topic of… all time.  Even the most devout food fanatic can sometimes get into a rut, and in this issue, we hope to bring you some delicious inspiration to try something new, set out in search of culinary … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Volunteer with the Homeless Alliance How You Can Help Volunteer The Homeless Alliance has a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. To find out more about the latest needs, visit HomelessAlliance.org. We dedicate this space to highlighting one way to help. Art Supplies The Homeless Alliance and City Care offer the “fresh stART” art program to … Continued

Nicole Moan

Does that belong on a person or in a display case? 

Our Style Issue is Unique

While many look to the highly anticipated September issue for the latest in fashion and trends, we took a different approach with high hopes that you will love it! My personal style includes classic watches, fine writing instruments and carefully crafted cocktails. Julia McLish, owner of Barkeep in Midtown, let us in for a few hours … Continued

Reconstruction, Not Destruction

Sarah and Andi Bytyqi had worked together in real estate and renovation in the past when they came across a home in 2015 that most investors would consider unsavable. Many would even argue their case for permission to demolish the house and start over, rather than put in the effort to renovate it.