Author: Greg Horton

Struck by the Thunder

  Will Syring is the vice president of corporate partnerships for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a position he started in February 2019, after leaving a global sales role with the Chicago Bulls. The native of Stoughton, Wisconsin, worked in Oklahoma…

Midtown Market

  Midtown finally has its own grocery store with the opening of The Market at Commonplace. No, it’s not a full-size grocer, but operating partner Eric Berumen, consulting partner Chris Castro, and consulting cheese monger Gersende Cazaux have put together…

Route 66 Italian

  Chef Patrick Morris and Kristen Brice launched the food truck Amici in Movimento two years ago September with what he calls “the sandwich that started it all,” the Manzo Caldo (more on that below). That sandwich, and so much…

Bourbon Tales

  “My triple-great grandfather arrived in the U.S. with only the clothes on his back,” Charlie Nelson said. “On the voyage over, his father fell off the ship and drowned with the family’s gold sewn into his clothes.”   As…

Ghost Fries

  Big B’s Southern Fry debuted on DoorDash in mid-July this year with the promise of bringing fried comfort food – specifically calf fries and lamb fries – to the Norman area and beyond. Brady Sexton, owner of Scratch Kitchen…

Laotian Love

  While its geographical neighbors – Vietnam to the east and Thailand to the west – have flourished in the American culinary landscape, Laotian food has had a difficult time finding traction. A mountainous, agricultural country, Laos entered the American…

Smoke in a Glass

  Trends are hard to predict under ideal circumstances, making it even more unlikely that even the best prognosticators could have foreseen the rise of mezcal over the past two years. The agave-based distillate from Mexico is known for its…

Sincerely Yours

  A pop-up coffee shop adjacent to Commonplace Books in Midtown will introduce customers to one of the city’s new roasters, Ian Flemming and his Sincerely Coffee Roasters. (And he’s definitely heard all the James Bond jokes he needs for…

Philanthropic Power

  What better time to make a powerful push for good? Impact Oklahoma awarded $185,000 in grants to five charities at its annual meeting – held virtually – in May, with $100,000 going to St. Luke’s Meals on Wheels, a…

Edgar, Elmore, Lou

  Author and Oklahoma City native Lou Berney describes himself as “a lazy person, except when it comes to writing.” He is talking about his background, specifically the number of jobs from which he’s been fired, on the Author Stories…

Myth and Murals

  The first city-sanctioned mural for the SW 29th District Association is complete. Chicano artist and Oklahoma City resident Narciso Argüelles worked with two, young emerging artists to complete the four-panel mural on the east wall of Joe’s Transmission Shop…