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Need ideas for Fish Fridays during Lent? Here's a healthy option

The Lenten season is upon us, and that means observers are eating fish on Fridays. If you’re a fan of church fish fries, you’re...

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Do enchiladas and homemade tortillas sound good right now?

ARCADIA — Sylvia Papitos admits she is a bit homesick for her restaurant patrons, but she’s loving her new pandemic-induced...

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Food Dude: Help me wing it around the 405 diningscape

Based on my early 2021 dining impressions, it's time to wing it. For the Szechuan wings from Private Kitchen, 1117 NW 25 St.,...

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Snap back at the cold with soul-warming carne adovada

During last week's downright Biblical cold snap, I turned to my cast-iron skillet for security and the opportunity to run the...

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'Snow-pacalypse' put Valentine's Day on ice; 405 diningscape responds with Valentine's Week

The love between restaurateurs and Valentine's Day was all set to take the next step when Jack Frost blew into town to show off...

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Cold snap remedy served in a bowl

Cold-snap? Never fear, the Made in Oklahoma Coalition is here with some one-pot wonders ideal for warming the family from the...

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Caution still called for, but hope showing on the 405 diningscape

Local restaurants and bars are making moves that reflect the vapor trail of hope left by the launch of vaccinations in the...

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8 types of Valentine's Day getaways to take around Oklahoma

If another night of Netflix and chill holds no appeal, Oklahoma has miles of romantic road trips, scenic views and memorable...

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8 types of Valentine's Day road trips to take around Oklahoma

Love isn't always easy, and love in the time of COVID-19 can be especially challenging. It's almost Valentine's Day, and many...

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Melba Lovelace gone at 90, but leaves behind one last 'Swap Shop'

Of all the sad news I've had to share lately— and there's been an absurd amount — the passing of local legend of the 405...

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One last Swap Shop from Melba Lovelace

LESSONS FROM OUR FAVORITE TEACHERS DEAR MELBA: As you know, we remember favorite school teachers and how they impacted our view...

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Legendary 'Swap Shop' columnist Melba Lovelace gone at 90

Legendary columnist and hall of fame journalist Melba Lovelace died Wednesday. She was 90. Born in Red Oak, Lovelace graduated...

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Owners counter with deli move after shuttering Aunt Pittypat's

This pandemic is forcing food-service folks to tango whether they know the steps or not. Good thing Maggie Howell and chef...

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Melba's Swap Shop: How to turn a treat into a pie

IT BEGINS AS CEREAL AND ENDS AS PIE DEAR MELBA: My kids are Rice Krispie Treat fanatics. They probably learned this from their...

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Melba's Swap Shop

DO THE TASTE TEST FOR CRUST AMOUNTS DEAR MELBA: Mix a stick of butter with some pumpkin puree and powdered sugar and spread on...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Omni ready to add four new places for downtown diners

The new Omni Oklahoma City Hotel next to Scissortail Park opens its 605-guest room convention center on Jan. 26, promising...

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Melba's Swap Shop

Serve French toast morning, noon or night DEAR MELBA: My friend, Jerri Marley, brought this casserole over for us to serve to...

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Metro schools warn patrons about chocolate milk recall

Local schools districts are urging patrons who received meals from the districts late last week to throw out milk products...

Business

A 200,000-square-foot kitchen? It's for Mom's Meals, coming to Oklahoma City

Mom's Meals, which produces refrigerated home-delivered meals in the health care market — and which caused some southern...

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Interurban co-founder known as 'Rosser' passes away

Robert Ross, co-founder of the Interurban Restaurant and the Urban Management Incorporated restaurant group, died on Tuesday....

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Local diningscape mourns another loss

Robert Ross, a legend in Oklahoma City's food-service industry and co-founder of Interurban Restaurants, has died after a long...

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Cafe 501 co-founder Peter Holloway dies from COVID-19 complications

Holloway Restaurant Group co-founder Peter Holloway died Monday afternoon from complications caused by the novel coronavirus....

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From Val Gene's to Cafe 501, Pete Holloway's legacy will endure

2020's cruelty was always going to bully its way into 2021, but hoping it wouldn't was something we could all do together. It...

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COVID claims iconic Route 66 restaurant as it was set to turn 50

BETHANY — This time last year, Shirley Burchett was planning a 50th Anniversary celebration for Ann’s Chicken Fry House. The...

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Diningscape percolating to start 2021; Tulsa says goodbye to a baking legend

This is usually a column in which I would share my overview for 2021 in the 405 diningscape, but the COVID-19 pandemic makes...

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Try these showstopping quiches for New Year's

New Year's Day in the pandemic is a great time to test out your quiche-making skills. Julia Child's classic technique results...

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Food Dude: No Champagne toasts for crummy 2020

Champagne will no doubt be involved in our New Year's Eve plans, but the only toast I can think of for 2020 is burnt. To the...

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Melba's Swap Shop: Twists and turns

Pretzels and pretzels DEAR READERS: It's not too late to share this recipe, because it only takes minutes to make. I call them...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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