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Bird’s the Word

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Inspired by his grandmother, chef Marc Dunham loves making people happy through food. Fortunately, his current culinary journey has him doing just that. At an early age, the Texas native began cooking out of necessity, but after watching his grandmother’s zeal for the activity, he quickly grew to love it. However, it was...

Fun for All

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Tulsa’s Great Raft Race is planned at River West Festival Park on Labor Day (Sept. 2). It’s the fifth consecutive year of masses floating down the Arkansas River since the tradition was reinstated. Head to Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC on Sept. 21 for Hot Wheels Monster Trucks. This adrenaline-pumping show features six giant trucks performing jumps and stunts with...

From Broadway to Ballet

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September is kickoff time – not only for football but for myriad performing arts companies around Oklahoma. In Tulsa, Signature Symphony’s shows include The Wonderful Music of Oz on Sept. 6 and Classics - Tchaikovsky 5 on Sept. 28 at the TCC Van Trease PACE. The world-renowned Tulsa Ballet presents Creations in Studio K from Sept. 12 to 22, with...

A Specialized Ice Cream Social Tour

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Capitals Ice Cream OKC The founders of this shop envision one store in each state capital, hence the plural in its title. The Oklahoma City location was created by four friends (including two brothers) so they could have something to do together. “We start with our classic vanilla ice cream as the base, but, from there, you choose toppings to be swirled...

Whitewater, Dogs and Liberty

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Give the kids a thrill at the eighth annual Stars and Stripes River Festival at Riversport Adventures in Oklahoma City on June 29. Whitewater rafting, races, food trucks and a fireworks display abound. Visit riversportokc.org. International canines strut their stuff June 8-9 for the Oklahoma City International Dog Show at State Fair Park. Visit iabca.com. Recognized by CNN and USA Today,...

Festival Season

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Germanfest, hosted by the German-American Society of Tulsa (gastulsa.org), runs May 3-5 at the GAST House. Offerings include authentic performances and music, plus food, drink and kids’ activities. Tulsa International Mayfest (tulsamayfest.org) is back May 17-20, this time in the Arts District. This annual tradition features local and national bands, food vendors and plenty of art for sale. Stick around downtown...

Panang Thai

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This eatery, family-owned since 2007 with four locations in metropolitan OKC, has refined Thai cuisine, such as the red curry for which it’s named – a spicy, tangy, crunchy, sweet signature entree rich with peas, fresh basil, coconut milk and bell peppers. Dishes can be made from mild to extremely hot. 9022 S. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC, 405-691-9989; 14101 N....

Heat(ed) Ice Cream Cravings

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Anytime Edmond native Josh Richardson returns to this part of the country during the NBA season, the fourth-year Miami Heat player always stops at a specific Oklahoma City-based chain. “I love Braum’s,” he says after a morning shoot-around before a game in Dallas. “Anytime Oklahoma or Texas, I try to go to Braum’s.” Richardson, Miami’s second-round pick in the 2015...

Invitation to Sophistication

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The exterior of a new Edmond residence has an upscale, sophisticated design, which is “exactly what the homeowners wanted,” says Andrew French, owner of French Construction Co. That’s definitely the first impression the homeowners wanted to make … but step across the threshold into the large entry and there’s a warm, comfortable, inviting aura. The entry sets the stage for...

Where Stones Find Homes

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Since its re-introduction to the Olympics in 1998, curling has gained popularity across the world, including in Oklahoma. You probably know it from watching on TV – teams of two or four furiously sweeping a sheet of ice in front of large granite stones to make them slide, or curl, toward a target area. It’s like a frozen, interactive game...