Chefs’ Roundtable

Ever wondered what drives talented chefs? We talked to three noted chefs in our readership area, who agreed to share their stories, along with their recipes for their favorite dishes to make. The dishes (two entrees and an appetizer) vary from fairly difficult and unusual (see Anthony Compagni’s Wild Boar Ragu with Pappardelle Pasta) to simple and straightforward and sure…

Expensive vs. Inexpensive

One of the fringe benefits of my job is that I get to taste a lot of wine. I mean, A LOT. Wine reps stop by pretty regularly with samples. After years of drinking free wine samples, the one thing I know for sure is that I can never tell whether the bottle costs $5 or $50. That might make…

Kitchen Gadgets

In Cleveland County, professional chefs as well as serious home cooks know where to go for high-quality bakeware/cookware, cutlery and electrics (such as mixers and blenders), as well as a wide assortment of food-preparation tools: The International Pantry. But did you know the International Pantry also carries an assortment of fun and whimsical (yet useful) gadgets for the kitchen?

Oklahoma Cooking

 Best of the BEST from Oklahoma Cookbook  Edited by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley

Cleaning for a Reason

Making and keeping a home is a full-time endeavor. Add illness into the mix, and not only does housework fall behind, but it may have to be neglected entirely. This fact is the basis of the nonprofit group, Cleaning for a Reason, which matches cleaning companies with cancer patients to help them get through this very difficult time in their…

OU’s “Living Room”

To enter the doors of the University of Oklahoma’s Oklahoma Memorial Union is to walk into a perfect blend of the past, present and future. An endless bustle of students, faculty, vendors and visitors are uniquely and successfully juxtaposed against the backdrop of a 1920s-era, Gothic-inspired building that helped set the tone for future campus architecture. OU’s heritage is celebrated…

Bon Appetite!

If you’re a “Foodie” (like me), you’ll almost certainly find this one of our “tastier” issues!  In our main feature, the Chefs’ Roundtable, three noted chefs from our readership area share their favorite dishes to make, along with the recipes for them! The most time-consuming entree to prepare, and the most unusual, is the Wild Boar Ragu … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Libraries Plan Halloween Fun The Pioneer Library System’s branch libraries in Cleveland County have numerous activities planned for all ages in October, including these Halloween-themed events. Noble Frankenstein Turns 200, 6 p.m. Oct. 25–It’s the 200th anniversary of the creation of Dr. Frankenstein and his famous monster from the pages of author Mary Shelley. The … Continued

Comedy Night: Comedy for a Cause

ABLE Comedy Night: Comedy for a Cause, held Aug. 24 at The Mercury Events Center, was a great success for Norman’s ABLE Community Based Services, netting approximately $1,500 more than the inaugural event. Funds raised will allow ABLE to continue striving to realize its mission–to enable adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to lead meaningful … Continued

Full Circle’s Purse-onality Fundraiser

A total of $38,746 was raised at Full Circle Adult Day Center’s “Purse-onality” fundraising luncheon Aug. 25 at The Railhouse. Attendees enjoyed a signature cocktail and dessert catered by Abbey Road Catering; silent and live auctions of purses; individual gift bags; and door prizes. Proceeds will go toward scholarships, the new building fund and a … Continued

Fun Times at Orangetheory Fitness Moore

Orangetheory Fitness Moore members celebrated the King of Pop’s 60th birthday and participated in the Moore War Run, among other fun activities, during August. Visit or call 703.5259 to schedule your FREE workout.  

Autumn Fun

Do you enjoy a fine wine? Are you curious about what goes into producing fine wines? No need to travel to Napa Valley. A short road trip to Canadian River Vineyard and Winery, located at Highway 77 and Slaughterville Road just south of Norman (in Lexington) may be just the thing.

Eat the World

 Misal Bistro  580 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman  579.5600