How do you take your coffee? Is it with a heaping helping of self-loathing and guilt? Well...stop doing that. Baristas don't care what you order, only that you're happy with it.
The New OKC Taco Tour returns for a fourth installment on the far west side of OKC. Mini reviews of Hugo's Taquizas, Taqueria La Original and Taqueria El Rey await you! Yes, you!
After a July sabbatical, where it worked on a manuscript that could help it get tenure, Monthly Features is back for August. It's all timely treats and expiring eats in here.
ATTENTION EASILY OFFENDED READERS, THIS MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU. SORRY FOR SHOUTING. IT'S JUST...THIS GETS A LITTLE RAUNCHY. FAIR WARNING.
Finally revealed: How to steal my job. Also, one of the perks of said job — a tasting menu at The Sushi Bar that was surprisingly light on sushi...and the bar.
The BLT is king of the sandwiches, but who is king of the BLTs? In this #PigOutOKC (sponsored by the Oklahoma Pork Council) we lay out the contenders.
Break the Chain is back to take down IHOB. Er, IHOM. IHOV? IPOH. IOPH. IHPO. THAT PANCAKE PLACE THAT TRIED TO BE A BURGER PLACE FOR A MINUTE.
The Black Foodie Summit seeks to teach minority restaurant owners how to garner much-needed attention to keep their businesses alive and thriving.
Not all of us like to get a solid 19 hours of sleep a night (but I do), so here's the first part of a guide to great late-night dining options in Oklahoma City.
It's my biggest Break the Chain challenge yet: Red Robin. Why? Because Oklahoma City has SO MANY great burger places and I'm sure I've accidentally forgotten a couple.
You begged. You pleaded. You threatened. But I ignored you and now there's a new installment of The New OKC Taco Tour. WHAT TACOS HATH GOD WROUGHT?!
Learn to make the drink I like, because maybe we'll become friends and you'll want to do something nice for me. Or just drink it yourself, you greedy jerks.
You've driven past ALDI. Your friends shop there. Is it a cult? A scam? Is this how aliens will finally take over your body? MAYBE. But also, it's an awesome grocery store.
Think you can't screw up hot dogs? Wrong. You've been screwing them up your whole life. Now, finally, a fat food writer from Oklahoma is here to set you straight.
When you go to a Korean restaurant (like the excellent Taste of Korea) and they give you all those little bowls of food...what are they? That's banchan.
The Depresstaurants series continues with C2 Catering executive pastry chef Whitney Cardona discussing her experiences with mental illness and the restaurant industry.
Learn to make pasta with your own two hands alongside the two hands attached to Oklahoma's pasta master, Chris Becker of Della Terra Pasta. Then eat that pasta.
The smell inside your house is getting grim. Open the door, go outside and find something delicious to eat at one of these Eat This Calendar approved events.
Break the Chain and get your family eating local barbecue. There's nothing wrong with RibCrib, necessarily, but that's no reason to avoid great local spots for BBQ.
Forget everything you know and...oh, crap. You forgot how to read. Oh, man, this is bad. I was just trying to make a funny intro to Eat This Calendar and now you're illiterate!
Depression takes a heavy toll on many of us, but it strikes particularly hard in the restaurant community.
Boozy Breakfast Cereal cocktails and Greg-chosen Saturday morning cartoons — What could be better? Lots of things! But this is still very good!
Break the Chain helps you find local restaurants that will satisfy your chain-loving family while letting you eat something a little more adventurous. Up first: Olive Garden.
Time again for Monthly Features, the round-up of limited-time-only drinks and dishes from our favorite local restaurants, which comes out roughly 12 times a year.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or, in the case of Eat This Calendar, the more food and drink events in Oklahoma, the fatter I'll get.
Urban Agrarian was doing local food before it was cool. A new Kickstarter gives you the chance (and awesome perks) to expand and grow this vital local resource.
Donuts are, by definition, circles of happiness and joy. But not all donuts are created equally. Here's a guide to some of the best in the metro.
Tequila, Spanish wine, chuck wagons, hot wings and drag queens await you in this week's Eat This Calendar.
Pho! Eating! Contest! And, yes, there will be other stuff at the inaugural Asian Night Market Festival in OKC's Asian District, but, c'mon: you want to see a pho-eating contest.
After a sick kid-induced week off, Eat This Calendar returns with so many events there's no way you can do all of them. Just give up. You can't win. My counselor taught me that.
More than 100 restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro serve biscuits and gravy and I'm going to try as many of them as I possible can. This page will update. A lot.
Servers and servants are not the same thing. Welcome to Customer Courtesy 101, your guide to behaving like a good human being at a bar and/or restaurant. Yes, you.
It's a different kind of meal planning with Eat This Calendar. Find out about all the best food and drink events around, including several Cinco de Mayo parties.
Pie, burgers, coffee...and possibly more if I get a few more suggestions for May's Monthly Features feature. Check back occasionally, as I tend to update this one.
Paseo Farmers Market begins its inaugural season Saturday at SixTwelve in the Paseo Arts District.
There's never not something to do. While that is completely exhausting, it's also nice for some people, maybe. I don't know. I just write this stuff. Why, what are you up to?
♫ Although we've come
To the end of the road ♫
♫ Still I can't let go
It's unnatural ♫
♫ You belong to me
I belong to you ♫
Music? Yeah, I guess there's music at Norman Music Fest. But there's also a culinary symphony of street food waiting for lines of hungry concertgoers.
Eventually, for one reason or another, we all find ourselves eating at a chain restaurant. If this is new territory for you: relax. Here's the map to the other side.
Design Appétit feeds those with a hunger for helping families transitioning out of homelessness with furniture, furnishings and other household items.
There are 52 weeks in a year, but this might be the best one. It also might not. No promises. But if you're looking for places to go and food to eat, this is a pretty good list.
Tired of staying home and binging "A Series of Unfortunate Events"? Really? I loved it. Ehn, to each his own. Here's some fun stuff to do that's not on your couch.
Whether you want to know more about wine or you just want to know when they'll pour you more, the wine education classes at The Pritchard are a tipsy treat.
If you've got the scratch, this week's Eat This Calendar has a ton of amazing events for you to enjoy.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a hallucination brought on by a deep psychosis! While the psychiatrists adjust my meds, here is the monthly Monthly Features feature.
How to woo a Wandering Nhinja? It starts with dim sum and milk tea.
Batman? Ghostbusters? When a beverage emergency strikes, the only place to call is Ludivine's new Whisky Phone.
Can you fight your way through another week of awesome food events? Only if you know what's coming. Get training with Eat This Calendar.
Oklahoma loves chicken strips. Probably more than is healthy. Speaking of unhealthy, I gathered my barista buddies for an old-fashioned Chicken Strip Tease.
Pink chicken, surprise roosters and a loving grandma who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty, all in Michelle Nhin's continuing series Back to the Motherland.
Whether you're drowning your sorrows or getting your successes well and truly drunk, you'll want to check out this week's very boozy Eat This Calendar.
Michelle Nhin is back! On the site, not in America. Read the first in a series of essays about an Oklahoma-born girl experiencing real Chinese food in her ancestral home.
Wine, food trucks and brunch galore highlight this week's, uh, highlights. It's Eat This Calendar!
The cow goes, "Mooo." And Greg goes, "Mmmm." If you eat meat, you ought be comfortable acknowledging that it came from a (formerly) living animal.
The monthly Monthly Features feature is here, featuring monthly specials and tasty treats you can only get in March.
OKCMOA's 2018 Omelette Party is March 2 at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
It's prime pho weather pretty much always. It's now easier than ever to find great pho in the metro, even if you're nowhere near the Asian District.
Bricktown Brewery is putting a new twist on the soft opening by selling tickets to benefit The HOPE Center of Edmond Feb. 22-24.
Limited edition treats for February are already waiting for you. Coffee, burgers, pie (and more to come) will only be here through the end of the month.
Listen carefully to tonight's special. It might use a super-fresh local ingredient or be a test run on the next big menu addition. Whatever it is, it'll probably be gone too soon.
Fusion Kitchen is putting on another fabulous Indian brunch and you're invited. Call to get tickets in advance.
Eat This Calendar returns for a new year of booze, tacos and fancy French cuisine.
Alcohol and music? What dark magic is this?! It's Norman Music Fest's Brew Sessions (Jan. 13) featuring beer, food and (you guessed it) music.
Chef Beth Ann Lyon appears on Food Network show "Guy's Grocery Games." Fieri was "super chill and super down to earth and awesome," she said.
Big holidays can be a big hassle, which is why my family adopted Sandwich-mas. Forget cooking a fancy meal and let everyone make their own ridiculously large sandwiches.
Christmas week brings a ho-ho-whole lot of food and drink events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Unwrap Thick Thursdays, get your meat smoked and more in a new Eat This Calendar.
You hungry, bro? Of course you are! Here are some fun foodie (and drinky) events to enjoy this week.
The New OKC Taco Tour continues with the help of Shelby Sieg and Mindy Magers of The Pritchard.
Bust out of your winter coma and enjoy events at MMR Prime Steakhouse, The Patriarch, Fuel 66 in Tulsa, O Bar and more.
Belly up to the bar, grab a private table or just take out your phone. There's no shame in a table for one, especially at these places.
Send the absolute best Oklahoma has to offer to people who don't live here. It's the only way to convince outsiders we're not just a bunch of backward wannabe cowboys.
There's always somewhere to go and something to eat in Oklahoma. Here are some select highlights of the week ahead.
Frustrated with Oklahoma's government? You're not alone. But if you're stuck trying to make a difference, here are some places you can eat, drink and be merry nearby.
Is Greg dumb enough to taste test bath and body items on sale at Deluxe Winter Market? Of course he can! Wait. What?
Want to get to know Oklahoma City's taquerias? Get over your inhibitions and learn to love authentic Mexican tacos.
Natural? Washed? How coffee is treated before roasting makes a huge difference in the final product.
"How is everything?"
::goes home, gets on Yelp::
"WORST SERVICE EVER!"
Don't be that guy. Here's why to complain in person and how to do it the right way.
The Burrito Boyz are back with a worst-to-best review of Taco Bell's burrito menu. Are any of them still alive? It's hard to tell.
It's time to tear down the walls of food snobbery and just eat the foods you like...and maybe a few you don't.
Take it from someone who knows nothing about chakras, Beth Ann Lyon's 7-course chakra dinner should not be missed.
The inaugural Trapped in a District answers what to do when a gypsy curse keeps you in the Plaza District all day long.
Know which candy is worth stealing from your children, forever ruining their trust in you.
I Ate Oklahoma's continued exploration of the Taco Bell menu leads to fighting, betrayal and an unexpected new theory.
Growing up, I always wondered if I was Chinese, Vietnamese or American. All I knew for sure is that I'm a restaurant kid.
“I’d like one of everything,” I said, rubbing my hands together. “Haha, yeah,” said the man at the Taco Bell counter, who clearly thought I was kidding. “No. I, uh, I...
It’s not that my parents didn’t raise me. They did. I clearly remember them being around. It’s just that they didn’t raise me alone. The TV was (and is) the central feature...
I don't remember how old I was the first time I saw a beet, but I remember it seemed important. Deep red in thick slices, it looked like cranberry jelly out of a can.
The Asia Society of Oklahoma sent me a press release, which I have summarized below, but before we get to that, let me tell you a bit about the Taste of Asia, coming Sept. 16.
Millennials: If they haven’t killed you yet, they’re planning to. On their way to destroying everything we love and hold dear, including Blockbuster Video.
“I haven’t had the best path.” When Stacey Yarbrough ended her four years as a guest of the Department of Corrections, she resolved to make some changes.
"I could just work from home!" says the idiot. No. You can't work from home. Maybe if you were some kind of hyper-focused monk who doesn't have a washing machine, kitchen, bed...
Every month they create a new signature burger and side and raise money for a local charity. For every monthly special burger they sell in August, $1 goes to Brothers of Stomp...
Jacob Gray, the smiling, laughing, joking, non-stop happy presence at Old School Bagel on 23rd Street.[/caption] Jacob Gray is a hugger. A smiler. A giggler. And he’s been...