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Hello, April! It’s officially spring, guys! Maybe I was just a big baby this winter, but it seemed to last so long, with endless gray days and the coldest temps in a long time. I’ve never been more ready for it to warm up, for the sun to shine and for things to keep blooming! I’m welcoming April and all it brings with wideopen arms! As a foodie and an Okie, one of the best things about spring and warmer weather is all of the great local food trucks and patios. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to know what to try this season. So we are giving you a spring preview of some unique food trucks that are serving up seriously delicious cuisine. Find the truck and then find yourself an outdoor spot to sit back and enjoy it. One of my favorite things we hear from our readers and followers is how much they love it when our food issues center around some type of theme and feature dishes from local spots around town. Many people have shown us how they have created lists of featured dishes to try, and some even carry around

the magazine with an actual Sharpie to cross things off as they go! So this time around we’re sharing some of the best meat dishes from around the metro, for all you carnivores out there. Food issues are always so fun to work on. The Oklahoma food scene is something to be seriously proud of. The owners, chefs, workers and everyone in between are all working hard to ensure Oklahoma is overflowing with what we’d argue is some of the best food in the world. I really encourage you to get out there this spring and support the local food scene. Great food, great people and great times are to be had here and I urge you to partake in it. Happy Eating!

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PLATO’S PROVISIONS (405) 464-3041 Plato’s Provisions is one of the newest food trucks on the scene, having opened in August 2018. Husband and wife duo Taylor and Clinton have a passion for cooking and saw a demand for more vegan food in OKC, and so Plato’s Provisions came to life! This mobile eatery is 100% vegan/ plant based, but you’ll have a hard time convincing meat eaters of that – because it’s literally so good and authentic-tasting. Their menu options are inspired by Middle Eastern/American fusion. Their most popular dish is their gyro, which is handmade in small batches using wheat flour and a blend of spices. Each serving contains around 15 grams of protein and is soy-free and never frozen! This truck is whipping up delicious vegan food that’s not only nutritious and satisfying but also relatable and convenient. After trying out Plato’s, we have a feeling you’re going to be inspired to incorporate more plant-based eating into your life. Taylor and Clinton are both young and ambitious, and we have a really good feeling this local concept is going to be around for a good while. We couldn’t be more excited.

WHAT WE TASTED GYRO Vegan gyro meat, hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, tzatziki sauce on a pita served with carrots and hummus

P L A N T- B A S E TRUCK TOUR FOOD TRUCK SPRING PREVIEW

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SHAWARMA FRIES

CLASSIC CHXN SANDWICH

Vegan gryo meat, sautéed onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin aioli and tahini on a bed of potato wedges

Vegan fried chxn strips, lettuce, pickles, “honey” mustard on a pretzel bun serve with potato salad

D M O B I L E K I TC H E N With spring finally here (hallelujah!) and giving us beautiful weather, the food trucks are coming out in droves. We wanted to introduce you to some of the newest trucks on the scene. I’m sure you’ll agree there is some seriously good food truck cuisine to be had this year in OKC. so6ix.com | APRIL 2019

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TACO NATION (405) 456-9090 Tim & Leanne Ulrich, who we might just need to go ahead and refer to as the Taco King and Queen, have had a love for tacos and Mexican food for as long as they can remember. And what better way to spread that love than with a mobile taco bus? Growing up in Southern California, they ate loads of Mexican food, and they have so many fond memories of discovering all of the flavors in street tacos as the food artist brought the tacos to life. When an unlikely journey brought the California family to the heart of OKC, they brought their passion and knowledge with them. As they starting having friends over to their house for taco parties and dinners, Tim realized how much joy he gets from making food for people. The dinner party sizes and the love for tacos both continued to grow. They followed that joy and produced Taco Nation! Trust us when we say these tacos are one of a kind. We’ve eaten a LOT of tacos, and I’m not sure we’ve had a fresher, better-tasting taco, seriously. They’re making most things from scratch like their sauces (that you’re going to want to drink with a straw). They buy and utilize local ingredients when and where they can like the microgreens, locally sourced tilapia and ground beef! They’re putting love into every single order. For the people, by the people.

WHAT WE TASTED BAJA Carne asada, guac sauce and pico de gallo

FOR THE PEO TRUCK TOUR FOOD TRUCK SPRING PREVIEW

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FISH

SURF & TURF

Beer-battered fish, magic sauce, cabbage slaw and pico de gallo

Flash-fried shrimp, carne asada, magic sauce, cabbage slaw and pico de gallo

OPLE , BY THE PEOPLE With spring finally here (hallelujah!) and giving us beautiful weather, the food trucks are coming out in droves. We wanted to introduce you to some of the newest trucks on the scene. I’m sure you’ll agree there is some seriously good food truck cuisine to be had this year in OKC. so6ix.com | APRIL 2019

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ROCKIN ROTOLO (405) 561-1475 Rockin Rotolo has been whipping up to-die-for pasta dishes since 2017. Jennifer Marshall and James Etzler first met in 2014 and found a common love, talent and passion for creativity and cooking. James was a mixologist for Wsky Lounge and Savings and Loan Co., and Jennifer had a penchant for making insanely good pasta dishes. When a food truck became available for purchase, they took the leap and put their dreams and hard work into this mobile pasta heaven, if you will. Rockin Rotolo is serving up Italian dishes from scratch – yes, everything from scratch. The pasta – yes, seriously – is from scratch and so are all of the sauces, and even the fresh-made ground Italian pork sausage. They’re incorporating fresh, local and organic vegetables into each dish, so you know you’re getting quality. For our friends with dietary needs, they always have plant-based and paleo options on the menu. One of our favorite things about the truck, besides the obvious (the food), is how much it gives back to the community. You’ll often see this truck out helping others. The menu changes seasonally based on local ingredients. It’s not often you can get a made-from-scratch meal, so when you see Rockin Rotolo out and about, be sure to stop by. You’ll thank us later.

WHAT WE TASTED CHICKEN FETTUCCINE With grilled chicken and a pistachio pesto cream sauce

FRESCO IT TRUCK TOUR FOOD TRUCK SPRING PREVIEW

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VEGAN ANGEL HAIR

SCAMPI ON LINGUINE

Heirloom tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, lemon and garlic olive oil

Jumbo wild-caught Pacific shrimp, garlic butter, white wine and crushed red pepper

TA L I A N C U I S I N E With spring finally here (hallelujah!) and giving us beautiful weather, the food trucks are coming out in droves. We wanted to introduce you to some of the newest trucks on the scene. I’m sure you’ll agree there is some seriously good food truck cuisine to be had this year in OKC. so6ix.com | APRIL 2019

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OHMYGOGI OKC (405) 640-2890 Oklahoma’s first Korean/Mexican Fusion truck, OhMyGogi OKC, is taking the city by storm. Owner Michael Park has been operating OhMyGogi OKC for about a year now and the following has quickly grown. OhMyGogi OKC is actually the sister truck to the thriving and widely popular original truck in Houston, run by his little brother Nathan Chang. The opportunity was available and now the Oklahoma truck came into our food scene with a little twist and some subtle changes from the original truck. OhMyGogi’s food is a little touch of Korean influence wrapped up in popular Mexican dishes. Their main ingredient, Gogi Steak (short for bulgogi), is a very popular Korean BBQ-style shredded rib eye steak marinated in a sweet soy sauce blended with various herbs and spices. It packs a lot of flavor that you’ll very quickly realize you can’t get enough of. They throw it into some Oklahoma favorites like tacos, quesadillas, loaded fries, and burgers. You can even add Asian condiments like kimchi and spicy mayo. You might be a little hesitant about combining the Korean aspects with Mexican, but trust us – you’ll quickly get over your hesitation. It’s insanely good. This truck is producing only the highest-quality food and educating Oklahomans on the tasty world of Korean Gogi. We have a feeling if you try it once, it might just become your favorite food.

WHAT WE TASTED GOGI FRIES Bulgogi beef, fries, cilantro, onions, cheese and spicy mayo

KO R E A N M TRUCK TOUR FOOD TRUCK SPRING PREVIEW

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GOGI TACOS

GOGI BURGER

Bulgogi beef & chicken, cabbage, cheese, onion, cilantro and spicy mayo

Bulgogi beef, sautéed onions, lettuce and spicy mayo on a Hawaiian bun

MEXICAN FUSION With spring finally here (hallelujah!) and giving us beautiful weather, the food trucks are coming out in droves. We wanted to introduce you to some of the newest trucks on the scene. I’m sure you’ll agree there is some seriously good food truck cuisine to be had this year in OKC. so6ix.com | APRIL 2019

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carnivore Even with the food world being taken over by dietary preferences like vegan, pescatarian and vegetarian, there are still a lot of die-hard meat fans – carnivores, if you will. Being a landlocked state, full of prairies, it’s no secret that Oklahoma has some of the best meats around. We sought out some of the best dishes from local restaurants across the metro for all you “meat and potato” loyalists. These savory dishes are all unique and packed with flavor. We suggest working your way through the list and trying them all! Photography: Lauren Wright

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T RIPLE RET UR N OF T H E

M AC

Green chili mac ‘n’ cheese between 6 beef patties with 6 pieces of bacon, topped with arugula, tomato concasse, crispy shallots and spicy mayo on a locally made bun

guyutes 730 N.W. 23rd St., OKC, OK 73103 405.702.6960 guyutes.com

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mickey mantle’s steakhouse 7 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., OKC, OK 73104 405.272.0777 mickeymantlesteakhouse.com

R O Q U E F OR T

FILET

Filet mignon with Roquefort sauce


the greens 13100 Green Valley Dr., OKC, OK 73120 405.751.6266 thegreenscc.com

GR I L L E D 24 - OZ

E S T. 8 I OWA P R E M I U M

P OR T E R HOUSE Served with twisted truffle steak fries, charred broccolini, house “A-1” and black garlic butter

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N UA N A M

(T H A I BA R - B - Q BEEF SA L A D) Grilled beef tossed in a chili lime dressing with roasted rice, red onions, mint leaves and cilantro

panang thai 14101 N. May Ave., 9022 S. Penn., 3325 S. Blvd #149, 1615 S. I-35 Service Rd. panangthaifood.com so6ix.com | APRIL 2019

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the press 1610 N. Gatewood Ave., OKC, OK 73106 405.208.7739 thepressokc.com

S H OR T R I B P OT

R OA S T Beef short rib, bed of mashed potatoes, roasted squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and onions, topped with brown gravy and rosemary

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T HE BELL A AND

BL E U Tomato, bacon, grilled baby portabella mushrooms & onions, all topped with bleu cheese crumbles, drizzled with a vinaigrette dressing and served with bleu cheese dressing to dip

the fixx 644 W. Edmond Rd., Edmond, OK 73003 405.285.2311 thefixxok.com

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moni’s 17200 N. May Ave. #700, Edmond, OK 73012 405.285.5991 monisokc.com

CH A RCU T ERIE

B OA R D

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Sweet sopressata, prosciutto, pepperoni, Genoa salami, bresaola, pancetta, gorgonzola, Pecorino Romano, Fontina d’Aosta, taleggio’s, two types of olives, so6ix.com | APRIL and 2019 sauces mustards (meats and cheese rotated at Chef Rachel’s discretion)


OK I E

B A D B OY Chargrilled 10 -oz burger patty with chili, cheese, fried egg, bacon, peanut butter and jelly

okie tonk cafe 1003 S.W. 19th St., Moore, OK 73160 405.603.8665 okietonk.com

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musashi’s 4315 N. Western Ave., OKC, OK 73118 405.602.5623 musashis.com

WAGY U - S T Y L E

BE E F Wagyu-style strip steak, famous for its tremendous marbling, cooked rare to medium rare

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R AC K OF

L A MB Pan-seared rack of lamb, Vast potato, and sun-dried tomato reduction

vast

333 W. Sheridan Ave. 49th Floor, OKC, OK 73102 405.702.7262 vastokc.com

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C A S T I R ON

ST RIP Served with Peruvian potatoes and crispy sprouts

black walnut 100 N.E. 4th St., OKC, OK 73104 405.445.6273 facebook.com/ blackwalnutokc

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r&j supper club 320 N.W. 10th St., OKC, OK 73103 405.602.5066 rjsupperclub.com

H OM E M A DE

B AC ON Truffle with bleu cheese

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E N C H I L A DA S

GUATEMALTECAS A tostada layered with lettuce, beef picadillo, and a unique blend of vinaigrette cabbage and beets, topped with chirmol, parsley, and queso seco

cafĂŠ antigua 1903 N. Classen Blvd., OKC, OK 73106 405.602.8984 facebook.com/cafeantigua1

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chick n beer 715 N.W. 23rd St., OKC, OK 73103 405.604.6995 chicknbeerokc.com

KIMCHI BEEF

SL I DE R Flame grilled beef, spicy ranch, sharp cheese, bacon & kimchi

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brent’s cajun seafood & oyster bar 3005 S. Broadway, Edmond, OK 73013 405.285.0911 brentscajunseafood.com

R OA S T B E E F

P O’B OY

Braised roast beef slow cooked to a tender perfection and served on a toasted French bread with Cajun chips

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C H I C K E N FRIED

ST E A K

House prepared, served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and country gravy

ned’s starlite lounge

7301 N. May Ave., OKC, OK 73116 405.242.6100 nedsstarlitelounge.com

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eddie’s bar & grill 930 E. 2nd St., Edmond, OK 73034 405.285.7725 edmondeddies.com

2 P OU N D S

W I NG S

Eddie’s House Sauce: Tangy Spicy BBQ Mango Habanero: Balance of sweet and spicy

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B A R B AC OA Corn tortillas, Chihuahua and cotija cheeses, smoked brisket, sour cream and avocado

C A R N E A S A DA Corn tortillas, Chihuahua and cotija cheese, red onion, cilantro and lime

MOJO CHICK EN Corn tortillas, caramelized yellow onions, Chihuahua cheese, raja vegetables

hacienda tacos 12086 N. May Ave., OKC, OK 73120 405.254.3140 haciendatacos.com so6ix.com | APRIL 2019

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LANGERS #19 Pastrami, Swiss, coleslaw, Russian dressing and rye bread

scottie’s deli 427 N.W. 23rd St., OKC, OK 73103 405.604.8940 scottiesdeliokc.com

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wagyu japanese bbq 3000 W. Memorial Rd. #105, OKC, OK 73120 405.285.9796 wagyujapanesebbqokc.com

A S S OR T E D

GR I L L E D M E AT

Salt and papper WAGYU Sirloin Flap, Basil Chicken Breast, Prime Hanger Steak and Tare WAGYU Flat Iron Steak so6ix.com | APRIL 2019

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THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME The Greatest of All Time: the G.O.A.T. Think LeBron, Jordan, pizza, Federer, Apple – and now you have to include The G.O.A.T. Beef Jerky Company. Founded by J.R. Towe, the G.O.A.T. Beef Jerky Company began as a hobby. J.R. was gifted a dehydrator for Christmas one year, and he started experimenting with different jerky recipes until he perfected the texture and flavor. Of course, the jerky had to be reviewed by family and friends, but he didn’t want them to know he was the creator so the feedback would be unbiased. It passed with flying colors. They gave rave reviews and asked where they could get more – oblivious to the fact that the jerky was homemade by their own J.R. With a dream, passion and a lot of hard work, J.R. quit his corporate job and has since worked to build the G.O.A.T. Beef Jerky Company from the ground up. Now his highly praised product is available to the masses. J.R. wants his products to be the best of the best, so all the beef used is organic, meaning that the cattle are ethically raised with no growth hormones or antibiotics and have 80% free-range access to graze on the grass. This means you’re getting the highest-quality gourmet beef jerky with the best flavor. 44

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ORIGINAL The taste is outstanding and many flavor profiles comes to life in each bite, with the natural flavor of the beef standing strong. You’ll get hints of mustard and brown sugar that pull together a well-rounded original beef jerky flavor.

HOT The Hot recipe carries the same outstanding and unique flavor profiles but brings in a kick. It’s not overpowering, but just right if you like a little bit of spice. Instead of only using your typical cayenne spice, J.R. incorporates wasabi powder to give it that extra kick and a unique flavoring that you’ll crave. The brown sugar adds a nice balance on your palate, so you get a little sweet with the spicy.


We love springtime and we love local companies – and what better way to soak up the weather than with some local beer and jerky? With the help of G.O.A.T. and COOP Ale Works, Anthem Brewing Company, and Angry Scotsman Brewing, we’re giving you the 411 on what beers pair with this unbelievably good jerky.

COOP ALE WORKS + ORIGINAL

ANTHEM BREWING + ORIGINAL

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FU N IN THE FAC TS

CHEESE 10 POUNDS OF MILK

25% OF U.S. CHEESE IS

MADE IN WISCONSIN

PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE

named after upstate New York village

not

the famous Pennsylvania city

=

1 POUND OF CHEESE

MOST STOLEN FOOD ITEM IN THE WORLD

4

cheese

%

THERE ARE

1,000

ENDS UP STOLEN

Gouda

DIFFERENT FRENCH CHEESES

1/2 world's cheese consumption


TRUTH IN THE NUMBERS

FOOD RECORDS 5 lbs 8 z H E AV I E S T AVO C A D O

FRO M H I LO, H AWA I I , IN JANUARY 2018

10,119 ft. 1.92 in. longest single noodle

M O S T L AY E R S I N A S A N D W I C H

sixty 32.28 $169 seconds

BY D I LU S SO D ELI CO M PAN Y I N NE W YORK CIT Y IN 201 6

Most Expensive Hot Dog

FA S T E S T A 1 2 ” P IZ Z A H A S B E E N E AT E N

largest scoop of ice cream

3,010 LBS 5 ’ 6 ” TA L L 6’2” WIDE 7 3 3 C O N TA I N E R S OF ICE CREAM


DAYS OF THE MONTH

APRIL 02

01

THE MASTERS FAMOUS PIMENTO CHEESE SANDWICH

INGREDIENTS: 4 oz jar pimentos 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup cream cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp ground red pepper 1/4 tsp garlic salt 8 oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded (not pre-shredded) White bread

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Whip cream cheese until smooth. Add in mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic salt. Whip until smooth. 2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Spoon healthy servings onto fresh white bread and enjoy!

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If you can’t make it to the Masters this year, you can bring it right into your home by making the infamous Masters Pimento Cheese Sandwich. They’ve been serving it up since the beginning, and it’s still only $1.50!

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Children’s Book Day

April Fool’s Day

National Dandelion Day

National Beer Day

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Golfer’s Day

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

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World Art Day

National High Five Day

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World Penguin Day

National Pretzel Day

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World Party Day

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Zoo Lovers Day

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Scrabble Day

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Earth Day

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Astronomy Day

PuppyMONTH OF THE

MEET MAX!

Owners: Morgan Liebel & Paul Cason This teddy bear of a guy is Mr. Max, a 6-month-old Goldendoodle. He has a goofy personality, but if you were to ask Max himself, he’d say he’s an 11 out of a 10. He’ll eat just about anything he probably shouldn’t have – it’s his favorite treat! He hasn’t learned any tricks just yet, but don’t count him out – he’s still just a little guy! Fair warning: this cutie will definitely steal your girl. Want your puppy to be entered for our local puppy of the month? Email: LAUREN@SO6IX.COM

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TAPPING TO

the tunes

COMMON MAREN MORRIS CHASING PARTIES SASHA SLOAN CLOSER TO YOU CARLY PEARCE

Girl Scout Cookies + Wine Pairings After a long, hard day, sometimes you just need to curl up with a box of Girl Scout cookies, some wine and a good movie. Check out these pairings.

COCKTAIL RECIPE Credit: thelemonbowl.com

POMEGRANATE MOSCOW MULE INGREDIENTS:

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2 limes, halved and quartered 1 tbsp sugar 1/4 cup mint leaves 6 oz gin

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SAMOAS + MALBEC

THIN MINTS + PINOT NOIR

TAGALONGS + CABERNET SAUVIGNON

DO-SI-DOS + MERLOT

LEMONADES + PINOT GRIGIO

TREFOILS + CHARDONNAY

4 oz pomegranate juice 1 cup pomegranate seeds 12 oz ginger beer 8 oz club soda

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Place lime wedges, sugar and mint leaves in a large pitcher and carefully mash together with a muddler. 2. Add gin, pomegranate juice and seeds, ginger beer and club soda and stir well. 3. Divide between four glasses filled with ice. Garnish with extra lime, mint and pomegranate seeds. Sip & enjoy!

CRANBERRY CITRUS CRISPS + SAUVIGNON BLANC

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EATS Let’s take a little culinary journey to South China, but without ever having to leave Oklahoma City, shall we? When you step into Kwan’s Kitchen, you are transported to a village in the south of China. You’re immediately immersed into a serene atmosphere with waterfalls and koi ponds and met with delicious smells from the handmade dishes coming from the kitchen. Kwan’s offers authentic Cantonese cuisine with a twist. Chef Kwan spent eight years as head chef of a French-Chinese restaurant in Belgium, and he always dreamed of opening up his own restaurant someday. With the help of his business partner Don Kerr, he’s brought the dream to life right here in Oklahoma City. Chef Kwan has put a lot of heart and careful creation into the menu. You’ll fine unique dishes that combine Oklahoma roots with Cantonese flavors. Kwan’s Kitchen is 100% locally owned and operated independently, but it is far from the Oklahoma perception of “mom-and-pop” Chinese. It’s an upper-class experience and you won’t find anything like it anywhere else in the state. Not only do the dishes and flavors separate them from the rest, but also the presentation. Forget what you thought about Chinese food coming in a white paper carton: these dishes are a work of art. During your experience, you’ll forget you’re sitting in Oklahoma. It’s such a unique and special feeling to be transported by the food and the atmosphere to a whole new country. Kwan’s is upscale, but without the snobby attitude, and it’s accessible to anyone. They even offer a casual lunch (and yes, you can get in and out quickly) where they offer 20+ high-quality and delicious items for only $10. It is one of few local Chinese restaurants with a full-service bar. They offer unbelievably great craft cocktails, and they also feature a separate French bistro menu. Kwan’s has been open for roughly a year now and they’re continuing to grow. They’ve put a lot of heart and soul into this place and you can feel it through and through. From the cuisine to the atmosphere, Kwan’s Kitchen is something special.

3031 W Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73134 | 405.607.8838

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WHAT WE TASTED: CHICKEN AND PINEAPPLE STIR FRY Sautéed chicken with green, yellow and red pepper sautéed in a house-made sweet Cantonese sauce and onion with pineapple BAKED BLACK TRUFFLE HALIBUT ROLL Hand-cut halibut filet with Szechuan sauce SOUS-VIDE STEAK 12 oz of sous-vide teres major beef, sliced and served with asparagus, quartered potato wedges and mushrooms ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE SLIDERS Andouille sausage on brioche slider buns with house-made blue cheese mousse, baby spinach and BBQ CHARCUTERIE BOARD Assorted meats, cheeses and crackers HOUSE-MADE RUM CAKE


THE BA NQUE T CINE MA PUB 810 N.W. 4TH ST., OKC, OK 73106 BANQUETCINEMA.COM Midtown now has its very own movie theater! Banquet Cinema Pub comes from the owners of the beloved Bleu Garten. Banquet is much more than just a movie theater: it’s a bar, a restaurant and a space for hanging out. Its creators renovated an old unused building into a trendy destination for locals and visitors alike. They show everything from independent movies to the classics and newly released blockbusters. They offer delicious eats like pizza, salads, snacks and desserts. Definitely don’t miss out on their brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. They have an extensive drink menu with beers, ciders, wines and fantastic cocktails. Extra bonus: you can bring all of these into the theater with you! This is a spot you’re going to want to visit ASAP, trust us.

S US HI NE KO 4318 N. WESTERN AVE., OKC, OK 73118 405.528.8862 | SUSHINEKO.COM One of the longest-standing sushi restaurants in the state is a favorite for sure. Sushi Neko is locally owned and operated and their food is oh-so-delicious. They have an extensive menu and some of the freshest sushi you’ll ever eat – you’d never guess they’re in a landlocked state. They have creative rolls with ingredients like tempura bacon – yes, bacon! Our favorite rolls are the ones stuffed with cream cheese, because can you really go wrong with cream cheese on anything? The answer is no. If you’re not a sushi fan they have plenty of other menu items, like delicious steak, rice dishes, curry noodles and so much more. As the weather warms up, we recommend heading straight for their new renovated patio and enjoying a sushi roll or two.

BLACK WALNUT 100 N.E. 4TH ST., OKC, OK 73104 405.445.6273 | FACEBOOK.COM/BLACKWALNUTOKC Deep Deuce has a new restaurant – say hello to Black Walnut! Black Walnut is blending American cuisine with the neighborhood’s cultural history, making for eclectic and vibrant menus. When the weather is nice, you’re going to want to grab one of their delicious cocktails inspired by locales from Bali to Brazil and head to the spacious patios for happy hour. This concept comes from the creators of La Baguette Deep Deuce, so you know the food is good. Their menu is composed of four different parts: sweet and savory, fresh and light, smoky and satisfying, and casual and comforting. We recommend trying something from all of them. You won’t be disappointed.

SAUCED ON PASE O 2912 PASEO, OKC, OK 73103 405.521.9800 | SAUCEDONPASEO.COM A long-standing favorite in the Paseo district, Sauced on Paseo is still whipping out delicious pizzas. Sauced on Paseo makes pizza the New York way, with thin crusts, delicious cheeses and the best toppings. You can buy pizza by the slice and pair it with one of their fresh salads or go for an entire specialty pie. They have options like the Green Lantern, topped with Bartlett pear; the Loaded Hawaiian, which adds a kick with jalapeños, or the Gardenia, which loads on the veggies. Those are just a few. We recommend working your way through the menu. If you feel like you want to try them all, order the Suicide Pie – it’s one slice each of 8 different specialty pizzas! On nice weather days, grab a slice and head out to their patio to watch the Paseo come alive.


SUPPORTS

GIVING FOR GOOD

BEST FRIENDS OF PETS Welcome to our monthly section in which we highlight local charities and nonprofits of all kinds that are doing great things in our city. We believe change can come in all sizes and at all times. The smallest act can turn around so much for even just one person, animal or place. If we can lift up one small aspect of one life, imagine what we can all do when we come together for the greater good of the people in this amazing city. Let’s continue highlighting the Oklahoma Standard, together.

FIDO 1 in 3 pets will go missing. They are more likely to make it back home with proper ID tags or microchipping.

In 2017 they completed 1,145 spays and neuters. 97% of these were for pet owners with limited income.

In 2017 they IDtagged 509 pets.

They work with 30 different vets and animal hospitals on their spay and neuter assistance program.

Best Friends of Pets has evolved throughout the years and gone by different names, but their mission has never changed: to help save pets. In 1994 they began helping to increase pet adoptions and improve conditions for pets in the metro. Now they are helping low-income families to spay, neuter and ID their pets to help reduce the number of homeless and euthanized pets at animal shelters. They operate a spay and neuter assistance program that makes it affordable for many pet parents in central Oklahoma. They work closely with 30 different participating veterinary and nonprofit clinics throughout the area. Based on your income and family size, you can apply for your pets and help stop the needless loss of life. Did you know 1 in 3 pets will go missing? BFOP wants to help stop this with proper identification. You can sign up for a $5 tag that comes with your name, address, phone numbers, pet’s name, and other information to help make sure your pets are safely returned home if they are lost. Best Friends of Pets is giving so many families the opportunity to protect their furry little best friends.

HERE ARE THE WAYS YOU CAN HELP DONATE

VOLUNTEER

Donations are used a lot of different ways, and you can make the difference in the life of a pet!

They’re always looking for volunteers for various projects and tasks, like marketing, checking requests for spay/neuter applications, making out packets, engraving pet IDs, writing content, and so much more.

720 W. Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101-F, OKC, OK 73113 • 405.418.8511 bestfriendsofpets.org

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Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar Chisholm Creek Oklahoma City

LIVE MUSIC APRIL 2

MIDAS 13

VEARL TOLBERT

TYLER SMITH DUO

GRANT WELLS – PIANIST

ALLEY CLUB OKLAHOMA CITY

FLINT OKLAHOMA CITY

EL TORO CHINO LATIN + ASIAN KITCHEN NORMAN

SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

STARS

APRIL 10

JESSE ALAN

APRIL 3

BRICKHOUSE SALOON SHAWNEE

BRANDON JACKSON

THE BLEND

TYLER SMITH SOLO MATTY MCMILLEN’S IRISH PUB OKLAHOMA CITY

MATTY MCMILLEN’S IRISH PUB OKLAHOMA CITY

REMINGTON PARK OKLAHOMA CITY

DAVID MORRIS – PIANIST

APRIL 6

SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

AARON NEWMAN

APRIL 11

SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 5

OTHELLO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & BAR OKLAHOMA CITY

JORDAN LAW

GRANT STEVENS – PIANIST

EMBER MODERN AMERICAN TAVERN OKLAHOMA CITY

SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

OCEAN

PUSH PLAY

OTHELLO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & BAR NORMAN

FIRELAKE CASINO SHAWNEE

GARY JOHNSON – PIANIST

THE BLEND

SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

REMINGTON PARK OKLAHOMA CITY

SHAUN SUTTLE

APRIL 7

KAMP’S 1910 EDMOND

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DAVID MORRIS – PIANIST

DRIVE SIDECAR BARLEY & WINE BAR CHISHOLM CREEK OKLAHOMA CITY

ALYSSA KOZLOWSKI – PIANIST SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

THE WEEKEND ALL STARS THE LISZT OKLAHOMA CITY

KAMP’S 1910 EDMOND

MIKE MCCLURE BLUE DOOR OKLAHOMA CITY

CHRISTIAN PEARSON – PIANIST SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 13 GRANT STEVENS – PIANIST SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

JACK ROWDY WHISKEY CHICKS OKLAHOMA CITY

STARS

APRIL 12

NEWCASTLE CASINO NEWCASTLE

AVENUE DUO

APRIL 14

EMBER MODERN AMERICAN TAVERN OKLAHOMA CITY

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ANNIE OAKLEY

04 19

Blue Door Oklahoma City

LIVE MUSIC JOE HOPPER

ANNIE OAKLEY

SUPERFREAK

ERIC ANDERSON

FLINT OKLAHOMA CITY

BLUE DOOR OKLAHOMA CITY

LANDING ZONE MIDWEST CITY

BLUE DOOR OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 17

ERIC DUNKIN

APRIL 21

STARS

BLAKE O THE DJ MATTY MCMILLEN’S IRISH PUB OKLAHOMA CITY

DAVID MORRIS – PIANIST SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

KAMP’S 1910 EDMOND

GARY JOHNSON – PIANIST SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

SHAUN SUTTLE

APRIL 18

EMBER MODERN AMERICAN TAVERN OKLAHOMA CITY

ALYSSA KOZLOWSKI – PIANIST

SOULED OUT

SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

UCO JAZZ LAB EDMOND

REPLAY

APRIL 20

SIDECAR BARLEY & WINE BAR CHISHOLM CREEK OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 19 DRIVE MICKEY MANTLE’S STEAKHOUSE OKLAHOMA CITY

MY SO CALLED BAND TOWER THEATRE OKLAHOMA CITY

DRIVE GRAND CASINO SHAWNEE

GRANT STEVENS – PIANIST SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

ZANE WILLIAMS BLUE DOOR OKLAHOMA CITY

EDGAR CRUZ SKIRVIN HILTON PARK AVENUE GRILL OKLAHOMA CITY

BRICKHOUSE PUB & GRILL EL RENO

APRIL 27

JILL JUSTICE – HARPIT

DRIVE

SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL OKLAHOMA CITY

THE SANCTUARY BARSILLICA OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 24

GRANT STEVENS – PIANIST

JESSE ALAN MATTY MCMILLEN’S IRISH PUB OKLAHOMA CITY

DAVID MORRIS – PIANIST SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

BETH STELLING THE PARAMOUNT OKLAHOMA CITY

PUSH PLAY

APRIL 26

NEWCASTLE CASINO NEWCASTLE

AARON NEWMAN

APRIL 28

EMBER MODERN AMERICAN TAVERN OKLAHOMA CITY

GARY JOHNSON – PIANIST SKIRVIN HILTON RED PIANO LOUNGE OKLAHOMA CITY

EDGAR CRUZ SKIRVIN HILTON PARK AVENUE GRILL OKLAHOMA CITY

VEARL TOLBERT FLINT OKLAHOMA CITY

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04 19

Riverwind Casino Norman

CONCERTS APRIL 2

APRIL 5

APRIL 19

CANADIAN BRASS

FOREVER CAME CALLING

FOREIGNER

ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM EDMOND

89TH STREET OKLAHOMA CITY

RIVERWIND CASINO NORMAN

HOZIER

APRIL 6

APRIL 20

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

LANCO

APRIL 3

THE CRITERION OKLAHOMA CITY

RIVERWIND CASINO NORMAN

ALL THAT REMAINS

CITIZEN COPE

DIAMOND BALLROOM OKLAHOMA CITY

DIAMOND BALLROOM OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 25

BON IVER

APRIL 9

OKC FARMERS MARKET OKLAHOMA CITY

BROTHERS OSBORNE

PLAIN WHITE T’S

APRIL 4

THE JONES ASSEMBLY OKLAHOMA CITY

TOWER THEATRE OKLAHOMA CITY

WHISKEY MYERS

APRIL 12

APRIL 30

ALAN JACKSON

WAGE WAR

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA OKLAHOMA CITY

89TH STREET OKLAHOMA CITY

THE CRITERION OKLAHOMA CITY

THE CRITERION OKLAHOMA CITY

CRITERION OKLAHOMA CITY

JENNY LEWIS THE JONES ASSEMBLY OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 14 LORNA SHORE 89TH STREET OKLAHOMA CITY

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OKC THUNDER VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS

04 02

Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City

SPORTS APRIL 2

APRIL 6

APRIL 19-22

OKC THUNDER VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS

OKC ENERGY FC VS PORTLAND TIMBERS 2

OKC DODGERS VS IOWA CUBS

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 4-8 OKC DODGERS VS SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS

TAFT STADIUM OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 9

CHICKASAW BRICKTOWN BALLPARK OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 20

OKC THUNDER VS HOUSTON ROCKETS

OKC ENERGY VS ORANGE COUNTY SC

CHICKASAW BRICKTOWN BALLPARK OKLAHOMA CITY

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA OKLAHOMA CITY

TAFT STADIUM OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 5-7

APRIL 16-18

APRIL 29 – MAY 2

OK STATE COWBOYS VS WEST VIRGINIA

OKC DODGERS VS OMAHA STORM CHASERS

OKC DODGERS VS ROUND ROCK EXPRESS

CHICKASAW BRICKTOWN BALLPARK OKLAHOMA CITY

CHICKASAW BRICKTOWN BALLPARK OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 18-20

APRIL 30 – MAY 1

OIL CAN CLASSIC

OSSAA SLOW PITCH STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

ALLIE P. REYNOLDS STADIUM STILLWATER

OU SOONERS VS TCU L. DALE MITCHELL BASEBALL PARK NORMAN

APRIL 5 OKC THUNDER VS DETROIT PISTONS CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA OKLAHOMA CITY

LAZY E ARENA GUTHRIE

OK STATE COWBOYS VS TEXAS LONGHORNS

USA SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME COMPLEX OKLAHOMA CITY

ALLIE P. REYNOLDS STADIUM STILLWATER

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Reaves Park Norman

EVENTS APRIL 3-20

APRIL 5

LYRIC THEATRE: BRIGHT STAR

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK

PLAZA THEATRE OKLAHOMA CITY

PASEO ARTS DISTRICT OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 3-7

APRIL 5-7

OKLAHOMA QUARTER HORSE SPRING SHOW

MEDIEVAL FAIR

OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR PARK OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 4 MONTMARTRE CHALK ART FESTIVAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA CHICKASHA

CORK & CANVAS COLE’S GARDEN OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 4-6 OKLAHOMA CITY FARM SHOW OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR PARK OKLAHOMA CITY

NATIVE CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL SAM NOBLE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY NORMAN

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APRIL 5-6 WINE FORUM OF OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY STILLWATER

APRIL 6-7 REDBUD CLASSIC NICHOLS HILLS PLAZA OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 6 MADE IN OKLAHOMA FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW

OKC PHILHARMONIC: FANTASTIC CONTRASTS CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL OKLAHOMA CITY

HEART OF YUKON CRAFT SHOW FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH YUKON

TURKISH FESTIVAL RAINDROP TURKISH HOUSE OKLAHOMA CITY

TERRE ROUGE BURLESQUE 51ST STREET SPEAKEASY OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 11 UPTOWN UNCORKED TOWER THEATRE OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 11-13 OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL TOWER THEATRE OKLAHOMA CITY

SEMINOLE MUNICIPAL PARK SEMINOLE

APRIL 12

KIDS FEST

NATIONAL MUSTANG DAY

COX CONVENTION CENTER OKLAHOMA CITY

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04 28

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Oklahoma City

EVENTS STAR-TINI OKLAHOMA SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA CITY

2ND FRIDAY NORMAN ART WALK NORMAN ARTS DISTRICT NORMAN

APRIL 20

APRIL 25-27

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL

NORMAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

ROUTE 66 PARK YUKON

100, 200 & 300 BLKS; MAIN STREET NORMAN

BAR RUCK

APRIL 26

APRIL 13

FASSLER HALL OKLAHOMA CITY

WANDERLUST POP-UP SHOPS

APRIL 20

OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN OKLAHOMA CITY

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

APRIL 26-28

1701 S. WESTERN AVE. OKLAHOMA CITY

COVERED IN COLOR CHARLES J. JOHNSON CENTRAL PARK AT TOWN CENTER MIDWEST CITY

APRIL 16-20 89ER DAYS CELEBRATION DOWNTOWN GUTHRIE

APRIL 19-20 OKC BALLET: VISIONARIES CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL OKLAHOMA CITY

STILLWATER ARTS FESTIVAL MAIN STREET STILLWATER

ORR FAMILY FARM OKLAHOMA CITY

SAFARI SOIRÉE

IRON THISTLE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

APRIL 22

MOLLIE SPENCER FARM YUKON

TASTE OF MIDWEST CITY

APRIL 27

REED CONFERENCE CENTER MIDWEST CITY

JUNK HIPPY ROADSHOW

APRIL 23-28

HERITAGE PLACE OKLAHOMA CITY

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

STEAMROLLER PRINT FESTIVAL

BICENTENNIAL PARK OKLAHOMA CITY

[ARTSPACE] AT UNTITLED OKLAHOMA CITY

APRIL 25-29

INDIE TRUNK SHOW

BETTER BARREL RACES WORLD FINALS

OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR PARK OKLAHOMA CITY

OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR PARK OKLAHOMA CITY

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