Here’s how it works: sometimes a video request will come in via email from the newsroom to the OPUBCO Studios and I feel the need, the “right,” the hunger to personally handle the request.
That was the case this week.
I caught up with The Oklahoman’s food editor Dave Cathey and Matt Clayton for a preview and tour of RePUBlic Gastro Pub, Good Egg Dining’s latest opening. The place is spectacular inside. I’m a big fan of patios and it has one of those too, complete with flat screens, secluded from Classen.
Walls of beer.
Flat screens of over 100 inches. Several of them.
And outstanding mustard dipping sauce.
RePUBlic opens Monday. I’d recommend it from what I tasted. The burgers, wings and chicken were exceptional, and that was only a bite or so of each. Some weeks are more rough than others with this gig.
Watch the video above for a sneak peek. My tripod completely crapped out on me during this shoot, meaning the head came completely unscrewed and fell off. Fortunately the camera – Canon 7D – was already in the bag. But I came away with limited pans and moving shots, they just weren’t smooth enough to use. The Oklahoman’s David McDaniel, a big time pro, was on hand to shoot stills for NewsOK and The Oklahoman. I used some of his stills in the video because they were much better images of the food.