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. 

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.

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.…

Nicole Moan

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

Backstage with Oklahoma Shakespeare

Since 1985, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park has been entertaining Oklahomans with their fresh interpretations on Shakespearean classics from outdoor stages in Edmond and Oklahoma City. They now have a new home in their indoor theater in the Paseo Arts District. Today, the company is headed up by co-founder and artistic director Kathryn McGill and managing director Tyler Woods. Kathryn and Tyler also…

Stylish Cocktails

During her years of working as a bartender and cocktail consultant in Oklahoma City, Julia McLish noticed that it was difficult to find specialty cocktail supplies locally. In 2018, she opened Barkeep, with the intent of providing cocktail tools, ingredients, drinkware and accessories to both professionals and home cocktail enthusiasts alike. There is also a full bar, so you can enjoy a…

Trend Setting: Custom Suits

 1. Layering and Bold Patterns  Wear a suit because you feel good in it; use the opportunity to showcase style. As temperatures drop, layering becomes second nature.  Wear this suit as a three-piece, wear a vest on its own or mix a vest with other fabrics to extend your wardrobe options. We are trending trend toward a modern take on retro looks—a new vision of classic…

Pups on the Patio

'Tis the season for dining alfresco, and what could be better than enjoying dinner and drinks with friends? Having the option to invite our four-legged friends to the party is undoubtedly a bonus for some. These OKC hot spots will allow you to bring your pooch along, and even a few go out of their way to make man's best friend…

Shop Dogs

 Betsy King Shoes  After many years in the apparel industry, Betsy King returned to Oklahoma to create a boutique collection of fashionable shoes for the contemporary woman. With a desire to offer a selection that was unique yet wearable, King enjoys working directly with clients to help them find their style. She felt that the Paseo Arts District is the…