Outdoor nighttime food market debuts in MidTown
An outdoor nighttime food market will debut Friday in Oklahoma City’s MidTown area.
In November, I received an email about “Small Business Saturday” which occurred the day after Black Friday. I thought it was a really fabulous concept but it wasn’t until early this morning that I discovered the foundation behind that campaign. Here is a little info on how YOU can help your local economy. There is a link in my side bar that takes you to the 3/50 Project so spread the word!
Written for the Mayfair Heights Neighborhood Association January/February Newsletter. I like to give these as thank you gifts and tonight I will be using mine at Cheever’s while I enjoy their oh so yummy Chicken Fried Steak.
What if I told you that you could support local economy and save money at the same time? Well, you are in luck because you can! 2011 marks the second year for Keep it Local OK, a program dedicated to “promoting the locally owned and independent business that make Oklahoma great.”
About a year ago I started hearing advertisements on the radio and television for ridiculously good deals on food and entertainment… 50% off at Paseo Grill, Cafe Nova or other locally owned fine dining restaurants. I am always looking for a deal so I must have been especially in tune with this marketing campaign but then it spread and evolved.
At the request of a handful of folks, I am posting my meatball recipe. You could also use local bread to make the breadcrumbs if you wanted to go one step further but this is exactly how I made them for a recent gathering at my house and they were, as always, a big hit. I typically make them a day in advance (though this is not necessary) and cook them in a rich marinara sauce that I also make at least one day before serving. However, I chose to use a jarred Tomato Basil sauce for time’s sake and they were still pretty tasty.
This weekend you can step back in time as you stroll through historic Mesta Park during The 32nd Annual Holiday Homes Tour. Mesta Park is a Historic Preservation District located just north of Midtown in Oklahoma City. The neighborhood is brimming with vintage charm, tree lined streets, ample sidewalks and generous front porches.
Its Thursday OKC and that means that you can buy fresh and local this evening at the Thursday Market. In case you are not familiar with the Thursday Market it is an extension of the OSU-OKC Farmers’ Market that takes place at 400 N Portland on Saturdays. The Thursday Market is held from 3:00pm – 7:00pm in the Glenbrook East parking lot located at 1120 NW 63rd street across from Mamasita’s.