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Pie Junkie and Not Cho Cheesecake on Take A Bite with Phi

Take a bite of some sweets with Phi as she travels to Pie Junkie in Oklahoma City, where she learns how to make an oatmeal chocolate chip pie. Then Phi travels along Route 66 to Bethany, where Glen Whitaker of Not Cho Cheesecake decorates their chocolate wasted cheesecake.

Take A Bite and Visiting Haunts: Premiere at Rodeo Cinema

Join me for the world premiere watch party of the first episodes of Take A Bite with Phi and Visiting Haunts. The show starts on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 6 pm at Rodeo Cinema in the Stockyard City district of Oklahoma City.

Beginning with Visiting Haunts, author Jeff Provine leads viewers on a tour of The Overholser Mansion and The Paramount Building for spooky places people can visit. Then in Take A Bite with Phi, Phi Nguyen travels to Cafe Kacao and Ma Der Lao to learn how their family has influenced their dishes. Both series are part of The Show Starts Now Studios, Oklahoma’s first creator-owned streaming service dedicated to adding adventure to people’s lives.

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New Show: Take A Bite with Phi

A photograph of Phi Nguyen outside the patio of Cafe Kacao with food dishes and the Take A Bite with Phi logo in the upper left corner.

Show Reveal: We filmed the first episode of our new show, Take A Bite with Phi. Hosted by Phi Nguyen of the Take A Bite OK Instagram account, the food series is all about getting people to expand their food horizons while getting to know the stories behind the dishes and even how to make some of the meals at home yourself.

Photograph of Lessa, Dennis, and Phi holding up drinks inside the restaurant Cafe Kacao.

Phi is a born and bred Oklahoman who spent 10 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry before her current downtown management career in the heart of OKC. Her love of food and passion for the ever-growing restaurant scene in OKC was the catalyst for Take A Bite OK. The mission of her hyper-local account is to share the vibrant culinary landscape of Oklahoma with others.

Photographic of Dennis, Phi, Chef Jeff, and Lessa at a table with some food at Ma Der Lao Kitchen in Oklahoma City.

The series will premiere on The Show Starts Now Studios app later this fall. You can help us and get early access by joining us on Patreon at

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