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Summer Treats, Fair-Weather Friend, Turkish Delight

With summer here, I traveled across the state, visiting four different businesses in this second volume of summer treats. I started in Norman with Beanstalk Coffee and Sno for their iced coffee, snowcone, and lemonade. By chance, I ran into Frios, selling popsicles (including popsicles for dogs) at the Wheeler Ferris Wheeler. Addi’s SugaShack in Norman showed me their banana pudding snowcone and funnel cake fries. I wanted to include something from the Tulsa area, and I found Rusty Gate Creamery in Jerks for ice cream and pineapple whip. 

Pizza and Beet outside of Fair-Weather Friend - photo by Dennis Spielman

I spoke with Adrienne and Reed Jaskula, who recently opened up Fair-Weather Friend, about their beers and pizza for a different kind of treat. They described their beers as not having a style. By using different yeasts and hops, they keep the spirit of experimentation alive by utilizing numerous tanks. As for their wood-fired pizza, they use beer yeast to ferment their dough, giving it a unique flavor. 

Chicken Tava at Turkish Delight - photo by Dennis Spielman

Sevim Cumpian from the Turkish Delight food truck shared her delightful food with me for my last story. Their best seller is the chicken tava, which features mushroom, green peppers, tomatoes, seasoning, chicken and pepper paste, and topped mozzarella cheese. They serve it with freshly baked bread and with rice and onion salad. 

Thank you for watching this episode of Uncovered in Oklahoma. I also want to take a moment to thank my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, and the Keller Kenton family, as well as all of my supporters on Patreon. If you love what I’m doing, please join me on Patreon for bonus content, early access to new episodes. I’m already working on the next one, which will another installment of creative burgers, so be sure to subscribe for updates. Until next time, happy adventures!

A Pizza from The Compass - photo by Dennis Spielman

5 Places we visited in McAlester, Oklahoma

Back in April when we traveled to McAlester, we spent the afternoon exploring the downtown area. I shot this casual tour of five places we visited in the downtown area (and a bonus place in Krebs) on my iPhone 12 Pro. No interviews or commentary – just letting the clips speak for themselves.

We visited Harper & Grey House, The Compass Wood-Fired Kitchen, Spaceship Earth Coffee, Peach Me Boutique, Common Roots Mercantile, and Lovera’s Market.

Happy Adventures!

The Left Hand of Liminality by Denise Duong and Gabriel Friedman - photo by Dennis Spielman

The Left Hand of Liminality

Denise Duong and Gabriel Freeman gave me a live tour of their MAINSITE Contemporary Art exhibition, The Left Hand of Liminality, before it opened to the public for the return of the in-person 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk. The show is open to in-person viewing from May 14 through July 9, 2021.

Drainage by Laura Nelsen - photo by Dennis Spielman

Uncovering Oklahoma May 2021

In this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma, I get a tour of Flora Bodega, a cooperative grocery store in the Paseo Arts District. Then I traveled to Norman to taste some authentic Chinese noodles at Magic Noodle. Next, I visited The BeetBox, a food truck that travels all over the state with a mission to change cattle country one vegan meal at a time. Finally, I saw the new Artful Inlet murals in Downtown Norman from the Norman Arts Council. 

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Uncovering Oklahoma March 2021

For the March 2021 episode of Uncovering Oklahoma, I started off with a visit to the flower shop, The Wild Mother, in Oklahoma City’s Arts District. Jeremiah Matthew Davis welcomes people to visit Oklahoma Contemporary to see their exhibition, Ed Ruscha: OKLA. I get some tasty dumplings for the Norman-based food truck, The Dump Truck. Curators Kristin Gentry and Pablo Barrera invite guests to the Artists Under 30 exhibition, Momentum, which is on display at MAINSITE in Norman and will travel to Tulsa in April. Finally, I end the episode with a music performance from Wood Willow.

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