Uncovering Oklahoma

Uncovering Oklahoma

5 Seasons

Produced by Dennis Spielman as a YouTube series to prove Oklahoma wasn't as boring as people thought, Uncovering Oklahoma profiles creative people and places throughout the state. This collection features new and timeless stories from this award-winning series.

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  • Nosh in Moore

    Episode 1

    Eat enthusiastically is the motto behind the Moore restaurant, Nosh. Offering a wide array of menu items, including daily specials like their entry mac-and-cheese, Nosh has something for everyone, including men, with their steaks and burgers.

    In this Uncovering Oklahoma story, I interviewed the ...

  • Ganache Patisserie in Oklahoma City

    Episode 2

    Started by husband and wife Laura Szyld and Matt Ruggi, Ganache Patisserie is a European-style café and bakery where you can take apart the balance of flavors in your mouth. When you come to Ganache in Oklahoma City's Chisholm Creek district, Matt encourages guests to enjoy every flavor and relax...

  • Chalk in Oklahoma City

    Episode 3

    Bringing luxury and comfort, Chalk in Oklahoma City's Chisholm Creek elevates the typical sports bar experience by welcoming all sports with scratch-made food. Chalk also features a state-of-the-art video system with 100 screens, totaling 1,600 square feet of screen surface. More than 42,000 feet...

  • Chili Dishes in Oklahoma City Metro

    Episode 4

    For National Chili Day, Uncovering Oklahoma visited three restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro that serve bowls of chili as part of their regular menu. For this story, I traveled to Flint in Downtown Oklahoma City for their Bison Chili, The Red Cup in OKC for their vegetarian chili, and The Din...

  • Fashion of Midtown OKC

    Episode 5

    In this special episode, Kat Lock guest hosts as she explores Oklahoma City's Midtown District to visit fashion retailers, Nhu Avenue, mode, and The Black Scintilla, with some other stops along the way, and Evan English gives a personal tour of Opolis Clothing.

  • Bourbon Street Café in Oklahoma City

    Episode 6

    Exporting New Orleans style cuisine to Oklahoma City, Bourbon Street Café (formally Jazmo'z) specializes in seafood, steaks, pasta, and cocktails. With an atmosphere great for both intimate dates and casual drinks along the Bricktown canal, Bourbon Street Café is a fun place to be for any occas...

  • Ludivine in Oklahoma City

    Episode 7

    Capitalizing on Oklahoma's rich agriculture, Chef and Owner, Russ Johnson, opened Ludivine in Oklahoma City's Midtown District after working in another state at a farm-to-table restaurant. In this interview, Russ Johnson and Zack Carol talk about how Ludivine is for everyone and how their new loc...

  • Red Rooster in Oklahoma City

    Episode 8

    After a year of undergoing a complete makeover, the Red Rooster has returned with full-strength beer, wine, and cocktails alongside a regional and international influenced food menu.

    The ownership team of Holey Rollers, a coffee and donut shop located just a block from Red Rooster, agreed to ass...

  • BBQ with OKC Black Eats

    Episode 9

    I collaborated with Apollo Woods of OKC Black Eats on an episode about Black-Owned BBQ Restaurants for Juneteenth. We visit the traditional BBQ joint, George's Happy Hog Bar-B-Q, in Oklahoma City then a more modern take with Big O's Pork & Dreams in Edmond.

  • Press and Plow in Norman

    Episode 10

    Growing from a passion for tea, coffee, meats, and other unique groceries, Press & Plow in Norman brings all those together. Anthony Compagni shares his story about what visitors can expect to find at Press & Plow.

  • Dead People's Stuff in Oklahoma City

    Episode 11

    Get lost through the reclaimed and restored finds at Dead People's Stuff "Architectural Antiques + Design" in Oklahoma City. Curran and Marymar Fudge give Uncovering Oklahoma a tour of their antique store.

  • Prelude Coffee Roasters in Oklahoma City

    Episode 12

    Prelude Coffee Roasters believes coffee is a starting point. Owners Pryce Fischer and Sam Wilson share how they desire for the coffee to be a tool used for creating experiences, evoking memories, and inspiring your new beginning.

  • FRIDA Southwest in Oklahoma City

    Episode 13

    When a vacant lot became available in 2014, Humankind Hospitality bought the land to ensure it would continue with the same vision as the Paseo Art District. Frida Southwest emerged from that space as an amalgamation of Mexican, Native American, and Southwest cuisines. Shaun Fiaccone and Kindt St...

  • The Daley in Oklahoma City

    Episode 14

    The Daley is a craft cocktail, arts and design, whiskey library in the Paseo Arts District. Located within FRIDA Southwest, Shaun Fiaccone shares the story and philosophy behind this hidden speakeasy.

  • Dystopia Rising

    Episode 15

    Do you think you got what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Dystopia Rising is an immersive role-playing game where from Friday to Sunday you will eat, sleep, and fight in character to survive. You will have to fend off hordes of the undead, stop raiders, and work together if you can hop...

  • Poe Bouyz House in Oklahoma City

    Episode 16

    Under construction since April 2015, Poe Bouyz House in Oklahoma City is now open to serve great seafood in a fun environment that feels like home. I interviewed the builder and owner, Tony Howard, and Chef GiGi about the story behind this unique restaurant, what food they offer, the artwork, and...

  • Theopolis Social Club in Shawnee

    Episode 17

    From a desire to create something new, Theopolis Social Club doesn't require a membership to gather with friends. Cami Engles, Leanne Wright, and Rich Sauve talk about this brasserie-style destination in Shawnee where wine, cocktails, food, and culture collide in a modern, eclectic space.

  • Uncovering Art & Architecture with Ride OKC

    Episode 18

    Ryan Fogle of Ride OKC gives a sample bicycle tour of Oklahoma City's Art & Architecture in this sponsored episode. Experience downtown Oklahoma City with unforgettable bike tours and rentals offering insight into the unique history, art, architecture, craft beer and local food with Ride OKC.

  • New State Burgers & Spirits in Oklahoma City

    Episode 19

    Focusing on quality instead of quantity, New State Burgers & Spirits in Oklahoma City brings a service focused burger to the Plaza District. Jay Iaquinta, Jordan Harris, and Tyler Maune discuss what you can expect to enjoy when you visit New State.

  • Zero-Proof Cocktails in Oklahoma City

    Episode 20

    I explored Oklahoma City's emerging zero-proof cocktail scene with Chris and Miranda Hodge, a.k.a. The Bevographer. Miranda interviewed Gabbi Lee at The Daley, stopped by Barkeep Supply for a drink, then headed to Ponyboy to talk with Alex Larrea, and made a final visit Jake Holt at Ludivine. We ...

  • Freezing Cow in Oklahoma City

    Episode 21

    Apollo Woods of OKC Black Eats guest hosts this episode where he interviews Sean McCoy and Jordan Lowe of Freezing Cow in Oklahoma City. In addition to being rolled ice cream, Freezing Cow has non-dairy and keto options.

  • Enid Brewing Co in Enid

    Episode 22

    Oklahoma's first Grain to Glass brewery, Brady Sidwell shares the origin story and what visitors can expect when visiting Enid Brewing Co.

  • Parlor OKC

    Episode 23

    Jabee and Dana Gillett interview the people behind Parlor OKC.

  • Downtown in December

    Episode 24

    I partnered with EMBARK as Lessa Keller-Kenton guest hosts this episode using the streetcar to travel to several Downtown in December activities. Stops include the Midtown Holiday Pop-Up Shops, the Devon Ice Rink, the Myriad Gardens, Bricktown, the Water Taxi, and the Lights on Broadway in Automo...