January 2009

01/30/09

We can wish, right?

While the ice blanketed Tulsa yet again this past week, I was lucky enough to miss it completely. Not to rub it in, but as we speak my husband and I are basking in the sun on the Big Island of Hawaii. I couldn't help but chuckle when the weather person on the nightly news warned locals that they would need to bring out the long sleeves and extra blankets for the cold front coming through. It is dropping down to 60 degrees tonight, so we better get prepared! While on the island, we were able to take advantage of the many local farmers' markets, offered year round since the growing season never changes (there is a greater difference between day and night than between winter and summer - oh these poor people!). In addition to the rather exotic assortment of papaya, rambutans and locally...

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01/22/09

A 10 pound duck?

Scanning all of the Wednesday food sections from my favorite newspapers around the country, I came across an article about the biggest (almost 10 pounds), fattest and perhaps heaviest cookbook to date. "The Big Fat Duck Cookbook," by Heston Blumenthal, may also be the most expensive. With a $250 price tag, what else can you expect from this ginormous tomme but perfection! Heston Blumenthal gives you just that, with delicious recipes to boot. The self-taught chef of a Michellin 3-starred restaurant (The Big Fat Duck) in Berkshire, England, Blumenthal gained his experience by diving into French technique cookbooks after a visit to Provence at the age of 15. His extensive research soon became his trademark and he has since been referred to as a 'culinary alchemist', putting him...

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01/22/09

A newsletter to sink your teeth into

Mark A. Brown, Tulsa World Scene and Spot Editor and former food writer, publishes a delicious newsletter, Argentfork, 4 times a year. Mr. Brown's great taste buds cover anything from peaches to pepperoni to finding the perfect pork belly. The newsletter is by subscription only, and costs a mere $5 a year - just skimp on one greasy burger and you will have delicious reading for an entire year! His mantra is to "please eat responsibly", and the issue I recently got my hands on made me want to - an entire 4 pages devoted to taste...both good and bad, and why we acquire tastes for what we do like. I am writing my check as we speak, and am awaiting my next issue with baited breath...or baited taste buds! To subscribe, visit www.argentfork.com or send a $5 check to Argentfork,...

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01/22/09

A heartwarming meal...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Utica Square is offering a great meal at a great price. For a limited time, enjoy a 3-course dinner (excluding wine) for $35.95. The meal includes your choice of appetizer (Caesar Salad or New England Clam Chowder), choce of entree (Filet Mignon, Spicy Grilled Shrimp or Cabernet Braised New Zealand Lamb Shank), a side dish and dessert. Make your reservations today by visiting www.flemingssteakhouse.com or by calling 712-7500.

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01/14/09

Join the club

Sports fans now have a new place to chill and watch the big game. The Clubhouse Bar and Grill opened recently in the Shoppes at Regal Plaza (106th and Memorial) on the corner of the new SpiritBank Event Center Building. This cool, modern space boasts a menu not typical of your average sports bar. Shrimp-tini (a jumbo shrimp cocktail served in a martini glass), Seviche Shooters and Tilapia Almondine are scattered on the large menu, which also offers classic game-time wings, burgers and sandwiches. The warm, modern main floor showcases a sleek, round granite bar, while the mezzanine level has a VIP room perfect for private parties or business meetings. Visit www.clubhousetulsa.com for more information.

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