Author: Greg Horton

The Best Red Wine in OKC

The Oklahoma State Fair wine competition doesn’t often draw the attention it deserves, especially when the winners are local wines. That unfortunate situation is about to change, thanks to the good work of Steve Sneed and his Sabatia (suh BAH…

The Best Pie In OKC

  It’s delicious anytime, obviously, but pie and coffee is breakfast. The movie trope of the diner with the pie case and the white ceramic mugs full of subpar coffee fleshes out something deeply true about our collective experience of…

Join the Dark Side

  “I think it’s a dated thing – like very 2018 – to say, ‘I’m a whiskey guy,’” said Will Groves, sales manager at Allegheny Distilling Company. “Customers are more open-minded now, and we’re seeing increases in every market where…

Time for Tamales

  Sad news: Barrios has taken its phenomenal mushroom tamales off the menu. On the bright side, once we heard, we went looking for more great options around the metro. Introduced to American diners by San Antonio’s famous Chili Queens…

One for the Road?

  The official and legal start date for Oklahoma’s new cocktails-to-go law is Wednesday, Aug. 25. While the general public has been excited about the change, restaurants -- still reeling from COVID issues as the delta variant marches across the…

Gold Medal Local Salads

  It’s best to admit right up front that the term “salad” is too vague to be useful if we’re looking for prescriptive definitions, as in what exactly does and doesn’t go in one. Greens and dressing can be a…

Frozen Cocktails in the 405

    Bartenders and servers already celebrate a couple of holidays that people outside the industry don’t in any great number – especially Prohibition Repeal Day – but they probably should add Mariano Martinez’s birthday. He’s the innovator who converted a slurpee…