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Eat This Calendar June 21-27


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Don’t let this be another summer of just sitting around in your underwear, cleaning your shotguns and yelling out the window to the gathering horde of zombies desperately trying to get into your home to rend you limb from limb and feast upon your entrails. Instead, use this new week of Eat This Calendar to help you plan out lots of fun events. Who knows? You might even meet that special someone who will help you get the psychiatric intervention you desperate need.


Yard Party

Thursday is the first in what will surely become a long line of Yard Parties at The Yard (21 NW 7th St., OKC) benefiting the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event is 5:30-8:30 p.m., tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

The 21-and-older event includes samples of a variety of beers from Oklahoma's best breweries, yard games and music.


Summer Inspired Cocktail Dinner

Cafe 501 hosts another of it’s come-and-go cocktail dinners from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Classen Curve location, 5825 NW Grand Blvd., OKC.

Tickets are $39.95 per person and include three courses paired with creative summertime cocktails. Call 844-1501 to reserve a spot.


Newton Vineyard Four Course Dinner

Join the experienced chefs at Kwan’s Kitchen, 3031 W. Memorial Road, for the four-course Newton Vineyard wine dinner, 7-10 p.m. Thursday.

Courses include a forager’s salad, crispy roasted salmon with bacon-wrapped scallops, sous vide lamb chops and duck confit over risotto, all paired with Newton Vineyard wines.

Tickets are $45 without wine or $90 with wine and are available online.



The Maine Event

The annual Maine Event, benefiting Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource and Referral, returns 7-10 p.m. Friday at Dunlap Codding (609 W. Sheridan Ave.).

Enjoy a fresh Maine lobster boil, wild Maine blueberry cobbler, along with wine, Maine's Shipyard Beer and a signature cocktail made with Cold River Blueberry Vodka. Dress is Snappy Casual!

Individual tickets are $150 each or $250 per couple.

Contact 405-706-7484 for more information.


Wheeler Summer Music Series

Roll on down to the river for the Wheeler Summer Music Series, 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel, 1701 S. Western Ave., OKC.

Enjoy live music from Jabee, Original Flow and The Fervent Route and Sara Miracle Byrd. Wicked Hangry and Rockin Rotolo Food Truck food trucks will be on hand if you’re hungry and The Big Friendly beer bus can handle your thirst. Cap off the evening by strolling through the night market of pop-up shops on the lawn including MENT Apparel, OKcollective, Tawnya Rene Corrente and Cargo Room.



Spencer's 30th Anniversary Barbecue Bash

Thirty years is a long time to smoke...unless you’re a barbecue restaurant. Help Spencer’s Smokehouse and BBQ celebrate 30 years this Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., at the restaurant, 9900 NE 23rd St., OKC.

There will be special deals on food, free face-painting and special guest appearances from Thunder cheerleaders, Chelsie and Mina, and OU's Ruf/Neks!


2nd Annual Pooch Ice Cream Social

Unleash your party animal at Fassler Hall’s 2nd annual Pooch Ice Cream Social, 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 421 NW 10th St.

Dog ice cream and people ice cream are available on the patio.

$5 per person and $5 per dog for ice cream. Register online or the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City.



USBG OKC Summer General Meeting & Patrón Tequila Tasting

Join the United States Bartenders Guild, OKC chapter, for a Patrón Tequila Tasting, 2-4 p.m. Monday at The R&J Lounge and Supper Club (320 NW 10th St.). It’s open to members and non-members alike.


Hammeken Cellars Wine Dinner 

The first of two Hammeken Cellars wine dinners in Oklahoma begins 6 p.m. Monday at Biga Italian Restaurant, 4329 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. The four-course meal is $45. Call (918) 743-2442 for reservations.

Petrichor Wine Dinner

Stella Modern Italian Cuisine knows its wine and on Monday, they’ll show off that knowledge with a Petrichor Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. at the restaurant, 1201 N. Walker Ave., OKC.

The $80 dinner includes four courses with wine pairings. Reservations are required. Call (405) 235-2200 or email info@stellaokc.com to save your spot.


Hammeken Cellars Chef's Wine Dinner

Hammeken comes to OKC with a dinner 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rococo Restaurant & Fine Wine, 2824 N. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC.  map

Chef Jason Heald will prepare a five-course menu including scallops, grilled octopus, oysters, wild boar sausage and a goat cheese mousse.

Tickets are $65 and reservations are required. Call (405) 528-2824 to save your seat.


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.