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Eat This Calendar April 5-11

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Take your allergy pills and get out of the house this week with a new Eat This Calendar! As always, we’ve collected great food-and-drink-related events from across the state for you in one easy-to-read listicle. You have no excuse not to get out there are devour everything in sight!

As always, you can stay current with upcoming events on our events page right here.

Thursday

Flavor of Oaxaca

Local Instagram food king and generally wonderful guy (soon to be cooking at Commonplace Kitchen) Chris Castro will walk you through the flavors and cultures of Oaxaca, Mexico 6-8 p.m. at Siempre Viva (3 NW Ninth St., OKC).

Enjoy small-batch Mezcal, organic cacao and coffees imported from Oaxaca just for this event that celerates the flavors of interior Mexico.

Tickets for the event are $45 (available here).

Molly At The Fry....with Diamonds

Get this on your calendar now: the elusive RastaMolly tamale extravaganza will be at Drunken Fry (5100 Classen Cir.) from 8-11 p.m. Delicious tamales await, alongside some pretty tasty drinks.

www.facebook.com/events/730949920626364/

Friday

Breakfast with Benefits

Ever wish you could get some of that delicious breakfast food at night without having to cook it yourself? Neighborhood Jam (15124 Lleyton's Court, OKC) will open from 5-9 p.m. to serve Breakfast with Benefits.

Who benefits? Well, you. And also Charles Haskell Elementary School in Edmond, which will receive 20% of sales.

https://www.facebook.com/events/560228504370124/

Saturday

Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma

There are two kinds of people in the world: People who are reading this and people who aren’t. You’re in a very select group.

There are also more than two kinds of people in the world when it comes to beer, so for those with the rarified taste for small-batch beers, the Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma is perfect for you. From 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 365 Human Sciences West, Stillwater (on the Oklahoma State University campus), The Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma is putting on several food and beer events for those enthusiastic about beer.

Get tickets here.

Turkish Food & Arts Festival

Experience exotic cuisine and learn about Turkish culture at the Turkish Food & Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Raindrop Turkish House (4444 N. Classen Blvd., OKC). This family-friendly event includes tastes of traditional foods, demonstrations and hands-on tries at making Turkish art, kids’ play areas, folk dancing, henna and face painting and so so so much more.

https://www.facebook.com/events/351441845353626/

Food Forest - Part 2!

Urban Farmer Supreme Paul Mays of SixTwelve planned and planted a “food forest” last spring at CommonWealth Urban Farms, 3310 N. Olie, OKC. This year he’s back to show you how it’s grown from 11 a.m.-noon.

The permaculture food forest is a low-maintenance, sustainable and productive garden of trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables. Paul will review the principles of forest gardening, and we’ll do a second round of planting to fill out our growing food forest.

Tickets are $10 per person, $15 per couple or free to volunteers. Pay on-site with cash or check. No need to sign up beforehand.

Get more info here.

Boozy Bacon Dinner featuring Prairie Artisan Ales

You like beer. You like bacon. You need to go to Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse (7 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., OKC) for the Boozy Bacon Dinner featuring Prairie Artisan Ales, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $85 and include four courses of porky, beer-soaked goodness.

Obviously it’s for guests 21 and older.

Tickets? You better click here and fast.

Tuesday

An Evening of French Cuisine & Wine

La Baguette Bistro’s monthly wine dinners are always a hit. This month chef Alain Buthion has a three-course, three-wine event for $45. As always, you can only get it at La Baguette, 7408 N. May Ave., OKC. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. and dinner follows at 7. Call (405) 840-3047 to reserve your spot.

www.facebook.com/events/150669552292314/

Chefs' Feast 2018: Race to End Hunger

This year’s Chefs’ Feast is derby themed, but it always benefits Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program. Tickets are $150 available here.

Running from 6:30-9 p.m., this massive event at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St.) is for ages 21 and up because the food and drinks will be racing for your mouths.

As always, the list of chefs is a who’s who of who’s hungry — chefs from The Drake, Kitchen No. 324, Park Ave. Grill, Meat Market Refectory, Gopurum and more will have bites to delight as guests raise money to feed the state’s most vulnerable to hunger.

Can’t go? You can still help by making a donation to RFBO.

Herradura Tequila Dinner

Taco masters Hacienda Tacos (12086 N. May Ave., OKC) are hosting a baller evening of tasty foods and tequila education from Herradura Tequila. Tickets are $45 and can be reserved by calling (405) 254-3150.

The dinner is 7-9 p.m. and includes direction by Anthony Arellano, who will talk guests through each class of Herradura Tequila. 21 and older, of course.

www.facebook.com/events/155133661838867/

SPECIAL LOOK AHEAD TO NEXT FRIDAY

ARTini: A Blue Party

Arts, food and drink collide at the annual ARTini party, 7-11 p.m. at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. This Allied Arts Fundraiser always draws some incredibly creative foodies from across the metro.

Come dressed in blue. Tickets are $100 available here. Visit ArtiniOKC.com for more info.

About the Author

Founder and Eater-in-Chief of I Ate Oklahoma, Greg Elwell has been reviewing restaurants and writing about Oklahoma’s food culture for more than a decade. Where a normal person orders one meal, this guy gets three. He is almost certainly going to die young and those who love him most are fairly ambivalent about it. You can email Greg at greg@iateoklahoma.com.

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