Dallas has an outdoor ice skating rink, much like OKC does. OKC does a fine job with its Downtown in December (which The Oklahoman is a proud sponsor). Angi and I did a segment on the ice skating and snowtubing earlier this month.
So Melinda and I, along with some of my close friends, braved the 60 degree temps to skate outside the W Hotel in downtown Dallas. It’s in a cool location, near American Airlines Arena. The streets were lined by Arkansas fans, waiting for the Cotton Bowl parade to march by.
After a brief round of $12/per person skating, we tasted the guacamole at Luna De Noche. This restaurant in Victory Park did it up right, with avocados chopped up at your table.
This place was packed, apparently lots of Dallas-ites shopping for their party goods. It’s a grocery store and more. Almost like a NYC deli or a cafeteria. Needless to say it had stuff olives too.
Anyway, back to the townhouse to chef up some snacks and bring in the New Year.
To everyone who has watched videos on NewsOK.tv: thank you for watching. Happy New Year and have a safe time tonight, tomorrow and the rest of the week.
Melinda and I drove up to the Martini Lounge in Edmond on Saturday night. Caught up with our friends Anne and Sage. The Martini Lounge is the lounge of Boulevard Steakhouse. Also connected to Cafe 501. The food at all three places is amazing.
The Lounge features live music and an extensive menu of martinis, wines and cigars.
The champagne was bubbly as it should be. A man needs to celebrate his engagement, afterall.
1492 is a new restaurant/lounge in OKC. Located just north of downtown OKC and the NW 10th and Walker round-a-bout, 1492 features New World Latin Cuisine. Or something. I can attest the bean and cheese nachos and the Winter version of Sam Adams are quite tasty.
Ran into Gwen Falconer Lippert there. Gwen hosts a show on KTOK and teaches at OCCC. She will attend The Oklahoman’s upcoming session for the local universities about the various changes The Oklahoman is undergoing – such as online, video, niche publications, etc. The idea is to keep universities updated with the newspaper so their teachings are accurate.
Mike Koehler, from The Oklahoman’s sports department.
On Wednesday, former OSU basketball coach Eddie Sutton announced he would take the coaching job at the University of San Francisco.
So I sat down with Mike to discuss why.