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Eat This Calendar May 3-9


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“I’m tired of missing out on cool food events,” is something I imagine some of you are saying sometimes. Or maybe not. I know I hate missing out on cool stuff, so I guess this is mostly for me. You can use it, too, if you want.


30th El Reno Burger Day Festival

For 30 years, El Reno has been celebrating its most famous son: the fried onion burger. And now you can join in the fun with musical acts starting Friday at 5:30 p.m. For the more food-focused events, you’ll want to be on Main Street starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. They’ll be cooking “The Big One” — an 850 lb. fried onion burger cooked in the town square. Visit www.elrenoburgerday.com for tickets.

Lyric Theatre's Broadway & Brew 2018

This musical celebration includes plenty of beer and food from local restaurants. From 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Aubrey McClendon Whitewater Center in OKC's Boathouse District, Broadway & Brew raises money for Lyric Theatre with beer and liquor from Anthem, Vanessa House, Iron Monk, Black Mesa, Prairie Wolf and more, plus food from Pub W, Yokozuna, Yuzo, Stone Sisters Pizza and others. Tickets are $85 each at broadwayandbrew.com


It’s Cinco de Mayo, which is...not actually as big a deal in Mexico as it is here. In Mexico, it’s a historical celebration. In America, we treat it like Mexican St. Patrick’s Day. And there are a lot of options in Oklahoma City.

The Yard's Cinco on 7th Street

The Yard’s party runs from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. There’s a big stage, live music, tacos from Cultivar and corn dogs from Mighty Corn Dog. There will be a semi on site so they won't run out of beer, shots or margaritas.


Iguana's Cinco De Mayo

Iguana’s Cinco celebration is noon-1 a.m. at the restaurant, both inside and out. The parking lot will be filled with six tents with outdoor seating, four satellite bars pouring margaritas, shots and beer, an extra-large food tent, cranking out hundreds of handmade tortillas for three kinds of tacos, plus nachos and more, a DJ stage featuring the Carte Blanche DJ crew and a photo booth to capture precious memories because after all that tequila YOU sure as hell aren't going to remember anything.


1492 Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Midtown gets in on the Cinco fun at 1492 New World Latin Cuisine from 4-10:30 p.m. with happy hour prices all day long, OKC's first taste of "La Gitana" a special craft cerveza brewed with mint & lime by Twisted Spike Brewing Company, $10 glassware memorabilia comes with 2 free drink tickets and 1492 "swag" giveaways all day.



Bend & Brews: Beer Yoga

Stonecloud Brewing hosts Beer Yoga with This Land Yoga from 11 a.m.-noon. Selected beers or beermosas will be offered to be enjoyed during class. $10 gets you yoga and a beer or beermosa. Participants must be 21+ years of age and please bring your own yoga mat.



An Evening of French Cuisine & Wine

Join Chef Alain Buthion at La Baguette Bistro from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for the May Wine Dinner.  Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. $45 gets you three courses and three wines. RSVP today at (405) 840-3047



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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.