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Sedalia’s Oyster & Seafood

Sedalia’s Oyster & Seafood redefines seafood dining with its ever-evolving menu inspired by Spain and France. From weekly-transformed oysters to innovative dishes like Sichuan-infused focaccia, guests embark on a flavorful journey, curated with care, creativity, and an impressive wine-focused experience.

I’m really digging the whole “talking while working” format, although technically, Zach was fairly stationary while I was asking my main questions. However, the cutting between the different dishes really livens up the pace. I’m also looking at doing some Tom Scott-style videos about popular attractions. I’ve reached out to one place with plans to show parts the public doesn’t get to see.

Huge thanks to my Superstar Supporters on Patreon: Revolve Productions, The Keller-Kenton Family, Christopher Lloyd, and Phi Nguyen! You can also help support Uncovering Oklahoma by subscribing to my online video library, The Show Starts Now. Your subscription there will help me continue this series while you get access to exclusive videos.

Raven and the Box of Daylight by Preston Singletary

Through glass sculptures, Preston Singletary captures Raven’s journey, transforming from a white bird to a trickster figure releasing stars, moon, and sun. The exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art delves into Tlingit culture, offering a rich, immersive experience where mythology, balance, and reciprocity intertwine. Take an in-depth look at this story on Archiving Contemporary Art.

I poured my heart and soul into this 30-minute episode for an entire week, and I am confident that you will thoroughly enjoy this compelling documentary. It’s an absolute must-watch, and I guarantee you won’t regret subscribing to access this exclusive content. English and Spanish closed captions are available!

Sweet Sips & Sticks, City Jerk Grill, and The Crimson Melt

Apollo Woods from the Bigger Than Food Foundation guest hosts this food filled episode! We visit Sweet Sips & Sticks in Norman, City Jerk Grill in Oklahoma City, and The Crimson Melt in Moore.

Located in the heart of Norman, Oklahoma, Sweet Sips & Sticks offers a one-of-a-kind ice cream experience. In our episode with Tabitha, the founder of this innovative ice cream parlor, we get an inside look at the inspiration and passion that drives the business. Tabitha, a self-proclaimed sweet tooth, opened her ice cream shop after countless dessert-filled adventures with her daughter during soccer trips. She wanted to create and offer something unique, and thus established Sweet Sips & Sticks – a place where customers can indulge in various creative and customizable ice cream treats. With a focus on creativity, uniqueness, and providing an unforgettable experience, Tabitha has created a haven for dessert enthusiasts in Norman, Oklahoma. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, Sweet Sips & Sticks welcomes you with open arms and sweet treats, ready to make your ice cream dreams come true.

Known affectionately as Mrs. Tee, the culinary genius behind City Jerk Grill hails from diverse cultural backgrounds, blending Jamaican, Alabamian, and Creole influences. Born and raised in Chicago, Mrs. Tee draws inspiration from her family’s roots. She creates a melting pot of flavors that sets City Jerk Grill apart from others. Apart from serving delectable dishes, Mrs. Tee emphasizes the importance of infusing love into her cooking. She is inspired by the nurturing spirit of her grandmothers and believes that every meal is a testament to the warmth and care that defines family and cultural connections.

Located in Moore, The Crimson Melt is a restaurant owned by Ashontay Owens, a retired Air Force fire chief. It is more than just a place for grilled cheese sandwiches. The Wall of Heroes inside the restaurant pays tribute to first responders, creating a unique culinary experience. The restaurant offers a limitless variety of grilled cheese sandwiches that patrons can customize to their liking. The menu also features signature sandwiches like the Shift Fridge and KJ Pyledriver, which showcase creative topping combinations. The culinary journey doesn’t end there, as the restaurant also offers signature shakes such as the Probie, which is a s’mores-inspired delight.

Apart from its menu, Mr. Owens emphasizes community support by raising awareness for mental health in first responders. The Crimson Melt encourages intentional spending, turning every meal into a charitable contribution. When you visit The Crimson Melt, you can enjoy a delicious blend of flavors while also supporting a good cause, fellowshipping, and promoting community care.

Huge thanks to my Superstar Supporters on PatreonRevovle Productions, The Keller-Kenton Family, Christopher Lloyd, and Phi Nguyen! You can also help support Uncovering Oklahoma by subscribing to my online video library, The Show Starts Now. Your subscription there will help me continue this series while you get access to exclusive videos.

Shopping in Downtown Norman at Studio JBerg and Human Interaction

Join me on a journey through downtown Norman, Oklahoma, as I explore two unique local shops: Studio JBerg and Human Interaction. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Jenny Bergen and Jacob Peregrin take me on a tour of their businesses, providing gift ideas to surprise your loved ones.

Discover the charm of Human Interaction, where Jacob and his wife Amy have created a space that combines locally grown plants, vintage and new pottery, and an array of carefully selected items. From fresh flowers sourced from local farms to unique gift items like cards, stickers, prints, candles, and vintage home decor, Human Interaction is a haven for those seeking a personal touch in their Valentine’s Day gifts.

Next, venture into Studio JBerg with owner Jenny Bergen, a former engineer turned full-time artist. Explore the fine art gallery and boutique that exudes bright colors and positive energy. Jenny showcased a range of Valentine’s Day treasures, including Spiffy and Splendid earrings, Emily Lex Watercolor how-to guides, original hand-drawn stickers, and a captivating collection of art, both new and vintage clothes, and one-of-a-kind pieces.

Whether you’re looking for a unique bouquet, vibrant artwork, or personalized gifts, Studio JBerg and Human Interaction offer a local and charming alternative for your Valentine’s Day shopping. Join us on this journey to uncover the hidden gems of downtown Norman and find the perfect gifts for your loved ones! Remember to like, subscribe, and share this video to support local businesses and spread the love.

Huge thanks to my Superstar Supporters on PatreonRevovle Productions, The Keller-Kenton Family, Christopher Lloyd, and Phi Nguyen! You can also help support Uncovering Oklahoma by subscribing to my online video library, The Show Starts Now. Your subscription there will help me continue this series while you get access to exclusive videos.

Between the Spaces with Jaiye Farrell and Cody Giles

Exploring the dynamics of connection and disconnection in the context of analog and digital spaces, Between the Spaces by Jaiye Farrell and Cody Giles reflected on the impact of the pandemic on art and human interaction at MAINSITE Contemporary Art in Downtown Norman.

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