Translating from The Chinese Bull in Spanish, El Toro Chino is an adventure in food by fusing together Latin and Asian Cuisine in Norman. Uncovering Oklahoma interviewed Gerry and Jennifer Reardon about their story behind the restaurant and what makes them unique.
El Toro Chino is located at 2801 36Th Avenue NW in Norman. For more information, including hours and menu, visit their website at https://www.eltorochino.com
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Arianne obtained her B.A. in Chemistry and Biological Anthropology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where she was a member of the Division I Women’s Basketball Team. After graduation in 2014, she joined the Chemistry/Biochemistry Ph.D. program at The University of Oklahoma where she is a fully funded “Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Department of Defense Scholar” and “Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellow.” Her research is focused on the development of synthetic methods to rapidly and efficiently construct pharmaceutical drug molecules in hopes of making them more affordable for the general population. During her graduate studies, she has won multiple awards and scholarships, with the most notable being the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award for her community impact in the State of Oklahoma. She is passionate about communicating science to the general public and gives scientific talks to teenagers in middle school and high school and also 50+ aged adults who continue to have a passion for learning. Arianne truly believes to solve the diverse set of scientific problems plaguing our society, we must have a diverse set of minds contributing solutions.
The Yes! Science! production team would like thank Walker Terrace for hosting the show in April and Clarity Coffee for providing our audience coffee.
We’re in the process of setting up our April and May shows, so stay tuned for more Yes! Science!
Brielle’s Bistro in Midwest City features made from scratch comfort food, while incorporating a cajun/creole feel. In addition to the cajun menu, Brielle’s Bistro also features classic American items, burgers, a bar, weekend brunch, and breakfast all day.
Brielle’s Bistro is located at 9205 NE 23rd Street, Midwest City. For more information, including menu and hours, visit their website at briellesbistro.com
After developing a passion for sweets from traveling the world, Hema Patel became inspired to open Dolci Paradisoin Oklahoma City. Dolci Paradiso offers guests a broad selection of pasties, including cakes and croissants, cruffins and more, but the primary focus is their gelato.
Each of Dolci Paradiso’s gelato and sorbet recipes are made from scratch in gelato machines handmade in Italy, allowing the flavors to texturize and meld. Additionally, almost all of their ingredients are organic.
Dolci Paradiso pastries at 10740 South May Avenue, Suite 116, in Oklahoma City. For more information about Dolci Paradiso, visit dolciparadiso.com
Banquet Cinema Pub in Oklahoma City is both a restaurant pub and a movie theater, making for a unique social experience. In this Uncovering Oklahoma story, hear from Hunter Wheat and Jeff Patton about how this place is unique to the state, including why they’re great for a date night.
Banquet Cinema Pub is located at 800 NW 4th Street in Oklahoma City. For more information, including showtimes, visit them at banquetcinema.com.
A new, previously unreleased Yes! Science! interview from last year is now available. As personal matters came up for Ofelia, the final approval to publish wasn’t obtained until recently. Since this video was recorded last year, it’s part of the season two collection, however, it features the new one. Enjoy!
Ofelia Cancio graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Professional Bachelor of Architecture. She spent five years working as part of a structural bridge design team prior to moving into her current position at Huitt-Zollars, Inc. as a Civil Engineer EIT focusing on urban land and infrastructure development. While studying architecture, Ofelia traveled to Europe to study urban planning and conduct analysis of the “walkable city” design sensitivity on different scales of the human environment. In engineering school, she conducted research on the performance of underdrain systems for bridge abutments in Oklahoma and the surrounding states.
She is passionate about place-making, improving infrastructure, and designing healthy communities in which people and businesses can flourish and thrive. She is a sustainability champion for Huitt-Zollars, a member of the Oklahoma Bricktown Design Review Committee, a member of the Oklahoma Chapter for Urban Land Institute, Chair of the Academy of Engineering for Capitol Hill High School, and is actively engaged in her community by mentoring young women and men who are interested in the built environment.
In preparation for National Chili Day next week, Uncovering Oklahoma visited three restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro that serve bowls of chili as part of their regular menu. For this story, Dennis Spielman traveled to Flint in Downtown Oklahoma City for their Bison Chili, The Red Cup in OKC for their vegetarian chili, and The Diner in Downtown Norman for their Championship Chili. The chili featured from each place is completely different from each other. Not only do all of these venues offer bowls of chili, but they also feature it on other menu items such as burgers.
National Chili Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in February, which will be on February 28th for 2019.