I Ate Oklahoma is brought to you in part by:

Eat This Calendar June 14-20


I Ate Oklahoma is brought to you in part by:

You know when you’re sick and you can’t see very well and you just sleep all the time? Well, that happened to me last week. But now I’m back to being partially functional (it’s as functional as I ever get) and can read a list of events, so it’s time for Eat This Calendar!


McNellie’s 10th Anniversary Patio Party

Celebrate a decade of drunken fun, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday at McNellie’s (1100 Classen Drive). The patio party includes a special cellared beer menu, specialty flights from Orval, a new summer cocktail menu, and a DJ spinning some sweet summertime tunes.


Wine & Howl 2018

If you love animals and wine, you’ll love Wine & Howl. This year’s event is 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Dunlap Codding (609 W. Sheridan Ave.) and includes a selection of wine, COOP Ale Works beer and appetizers prepared by some Oklahoma City's best new restaurants. Guests can bid on and purchase live and silent auction items. There’s also live entertainment, raffles, a wine pull and all the adoptable puppy snuggles you can handle.

Ticket purchase required for entry; must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $35. The party will go on even if it is raining cats and dogs; no refunds.



For the Love of Cilantro and Salsa Making

Cilantro is the Civil War of herbs. It has separated families and turned brother against brother.

But for cilantro devotees, My Raggedy Herbs presents For the Love of Cilantro and Salsa Making from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at 206 S. Mustang Road.  

Cilantro can be difficult to grow. In this workshop, you’ll learn all the tricks and tips necessary for planting, growing and harvesting cilantro in Oklahoma. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and make a variety of delicious salsas including watermelon, corn, strawberry, tomato along with other ingredients fresh from the My Raggedy Herb garden. Discover what separates an ordinary salsa from an extraordinary salsa!

Tickets are $35.


The Art of Brunch

Everyone loves brunch (except people who have to serve brunch instead of eating it) and everyone loves art, so The Art of Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary Showroom (1146 N. Broadway Drive), is kind of a no-brainer.

Dine outdoors, among the art! Last year, more than 300 guests made the event OKC's new brunch tradition. Enjoy bottomless mimosas alongside a chef-curated menu while we brunch under the trees of Campbell Art Park. Get a VIP tour of Guerrilla Art Park's sculptures, relax with a poptail in the West Elm lounge, and enjoy live music, art-making and creative elements from local artists.

Learn more about The Art of Brunch and buy tickets for $75 at bit.ly/ArtofBrunch.

Made in Oklahoma Fest 2018

Many Oklahomans were made in Oklahoma, thanks to their parents’ insatiable sex drives. But if you need to get that thought out of your head, try the Made in Oklahoma Fest, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Reed Conference Center (5750 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City).

The annual Made in Oklahoma Fest is a highly-anticipated celebration of local businesses, attracting more than a hundred vendors and thousands of festival-goers. Each June, adults and children of all ages turn out to the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center for a full-day of exciting events and live entertainment.

The festival is free and open to the public. Commemorative festival glassware and 10 tasting tokens can be purchased for $20.

Experience an extensive variety of wine and beer samples from local producers as well as food tastings and culinary delights from several of Oklahoma’s premier restaurants. Shop the unique selection of merchandise, products and art from a variety of made in Oklahoma vendors.

For more information on the 2018 Made in Oklahoma Fest, visit MadeinOklahomaFest.com.

Touching Speedos Bottle Release

Nobody names a beer quite like Stonecloud Brewing Co. Enjoy their newest beer at the Touching Speedos Bottle Release event, noon-9 p.m. Saturday at the brewery (1012 NW 1st St.).  

Touching Speedos is a rum barrel-aged stout with toasted coconut and cacao.

Bottle Release Details:

$16 per bottle

500 ml bottles

15.9% abv

6 bottles per person limit

Draft available day of release


Heard on Hurd

The metro’s biggest, baddest food truck event returns to downtown Edmond from 6-10 p.m. Saturday.

Citizens Bank of Edmond will shut down the streets of Broadway and 1st to host the popular local street festival, Heard on Hurd.

June good vendors Include: Babalu Cuban Latin Cuisine, BIG-O's Pork & Dreams, C'est Si Bon Catfish & Po'boys, Chef Ray's Street Eats, Cookie Dough To Go, Cool Penguin Shaved Ice, dOugh M G, Fat Sosa's, Filipino Fusion, The Flying Pig BBQ, Healthy Eats & Shameful Cheats, Jerky.com, Klemm's Smoke Haus, Let's Do Greek Food Truck, Metro Minis, Mighty Corn Dog, MOB Grill, Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs, Othello's of Edmond, Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks, Rockin Rotolo Food Truck, Smokin' Okies Catering, The Sugar Shack Sweets and Treats, The Chosen Juan Mobile Cocina, The Fried Taco, The Hall's Pizza Kitchen, The Roaming Bison, Turkish Delight Food Truck, Yum Yum Bites Food Truck, Buddy's Place, Anthem Brewing Company, LLC, The Patriarch - Craft Beer House & Lawn, Roughtail Brewing Company, COOP Ale Works and Jamaican Thunder.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Visit www.CitizensEdmond.com for applications and FAQs.


2018 Summer White Party

Preservation Oklahoma holds its third annual Summer White Party, 7-10 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th St.

Come dressed in your best summer white and enjoy live music, dancing, drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the work of Preservation Oklahoma, including its stewardship of the 1903 Henry Overholser Mansion.

Tickets are $65.



Little Father’s Day On The Prairie

Treat your dad to the only thing that can get him through a meal with you: beer. And the best place for beer in Oklahoma City is Oak & Ore’s Little Father’s Day on the Prairie, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the restaurant, 1732 NW 16th St.

By reservation only, dads get brunch, your choice of one bottle of hard-to-get Prairie Artisan Ales beer and a free piece of Prairie glassware.

Call (405) 606-2030 to make your reservation, and be ready to give your choice of bottle. All bottles are fixed price at $17:

• Okie (brown ale aged in oak whiskey barrels)

• Pirate Okie (imperial brown ale aged in rum barrels)

• Pirate Bomb (coffee/cacao/vanilla/chile stout aged in rum casks)

• Apple Brandy Noir (imperial stout aged in apple brandy barrels)

• OK-Si (imperial stout aged in tequila barrels)

Glassware is a limited tulip pint featuring a human head being drenched in ranch dressing. Cheers!



Chick n Beer Pint Night: Prairie Artisan Ales

The wing geniuses at Chick n Beer are at it again with a Prairie Artisan Ales pint night, 6-11 p.m. Tuesday at the restaurant, 715 NW 23rd St.

Buy a pint of Prairie’s Blueberry Boyfriend and you get to keep the glass! (While supplies last.)


Hoopes Wine Dinner

You’ll never get tired of jumping through these Hoopes. Opus Prime Steakhouse hosts the Hoopes Wine Dinner, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the restaurant, 800 W. Memorial Road. Featuring four wines — cabernet sauvignon, cabernet sauvignon oakville, Hoopla chardonnay and Hoopla The Mutt red blend.

The event is $99 per person. Call (405) 607-6787 for reservations.


Mitch Park Wednesday Market

Getcher fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the farmers at the Wednesday Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Mitch Park, 1501 W Covell Road.


Sean Minor Wine Dinner

There’s nothing minor about the taste of Sean Minor Wines. Taste for yourself at the Sean Minor Wine Dinner, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Vast, 333 W. Sheridan Ave. Enjoy impressive wines and a gourmet 5-course meal from Coach House graduates Paul Langer and Shane Roel. Reservations required. Tickets are $98. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-dinner-sean-minor-winery-tickets-46530985430?aff=efbeventtix

About the Author

Founder and Eater-in-Chief of I Ate Oklahoma, Greg Elwell has been reviewing restaurants and writing about Oklahoma’s food culture for more than a decade. Where a normal person orders one meal, this guy gets three. He is almost certainly going to die young and those who love him most are fairly ambivalent about it. You can email Greg at greg@iateoklahoma.com.