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The Collective Kitchens and Cocktails

Guest host, Jabee, interviews all ten of the premiere restaurant concepts at the Oklahoma City food hall, The Collective, in the Midtown district. We visit with Black Cat, Cafe D’Lasie, Local-Homa, Oh Baby, Okie Pokie, Press Waffle Co, Shaka, The Flying Pig, The Fried Taco, and Theo’s Doughnuts.

This episode took several trips to complete. Jabee and I managed to get all but two of the restaurants interviewed in one day. I went there various times collecting b-roll here and there, including getting some last-minute pick-up shots to complete the story. Featuring 10 different places was quite a challenge.

I got some ideas for how I can do things differently for the next food hall episode. Hope you enjoyed this video!

Zero-Proof Cocktails with Bevographer

I explored Oklahoma City’s emerging zero-proof cocktail scene with Chris and Miranda Hodge, a.k.a. The Bevographer. Miranda interviewed Gabbi Lee at The Daley, stopped by Barkeep Supply for a drink, then headed to Ponyboy to talk with Alex Larrea, and made a final visit Jake Holt at Ludivine. We also discussed the difference between zero-proof cocktails and mocktails and did a taste test of the drinks.

This was such a fun collaboration and a great topic that needs to be shared. I hope this video inspires other bars to add some zero-proof drinks to their menu. It’s a great option for those who wish to be sober and patronize a business while out with a group of people.

If you want a deeper dive into the philosophy of zero-proof cocktails with the bar managers, my patron supporters can watch the full-length interview sessions. Uncut, the three interviews totaled over 20-minutes – and that didn’t include the taste tests or any of the location introductions. I’m proud of how well the final edit turned out.

I hope you enjoy this episode! I’m pushing for more collaboration episodes, so stay turned!

Factory Obscura’s Mix-Tape Phase 2

Factory Obscura, the art collective responsible for multiple temporary, immersive art experiences across Oklahoma City, has opened Phase 2 of its Mix-Tape experience, which features a 6,000-square-foot, hand-crafted, immersive art experience at its first permanent location on 9th Street in Automobile Alley.

In this Uncovering Oklahoma story, I interviewed Kelsey Karper, Factory Obscura co-founder and director of logistical creativity and show footage from their opening night event.

This place is worth a visit!

New State Burgers & Spirits

Focusing on quality instead of quantity, New State Burgers & Spirits in Oklahoma City brings a service–focused burger to the Plaza District. Jay Iaquinta, Jordan Harris, and Tyler Maune discuss what you can expect to enjoy when you visit New State.

I had the Hot Hamburger during my visit there and that was delicious.

Visit New State Burgers & Spirits at 1705 NW 16th Street in Oklahoma City or their website at for more information, including hours and menu.

Oklahoma State Fair Food 2019

I visited the 2019 Oklahoma State Fair with Meg Cathey and Tabbi Burwell of Visit OKC on opening day to sample some of the new and award-winning fair foods. We managed to visit eight places – The Urb Express, Cutie Pies Concession, Cookie Dough Monsters, Minneapple Pie, Project Krave, Freed Family Farm, Cheese Curd Tacos, and Oklahoma Pork Council – before we got too full.

The 2019 Oklahoma State Fair starts September 12th and goes through the 22nd.

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