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Food Briefs: The Patriarch, Wayback Burgers and more

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Bartender Chris Evans brings some tasters to the forfront prior to the start of a Roughtail Pint Night event, Thursday, 5-14-15.  mh
  • Bartender Chris Evans brings some tasters to the forfront prior to the start of a Roughtail Pint Night event, Thursday, 5-14-15. mh

Happy beerthday

Edmond craft beer bar and food truck haven The Patriarch, 9 E. Edwards St. (pictured), celebrates every occasion with beer, so it’s no surprise that its first birthday will be a keg-tapping extravaganza.

Patriarch Anniversary Week, May 9-15, will be a 100-percent Oklahoma beer week for the bar. Breweries from across the state will be stopping by with some limited edition and one-off beers.

Iron Monk Brewing Company is scheduled for May 10, 405 Brewing Co. is May 11, COOP Ale Works and Elk Valley Brewing Co. are May 12, Roughtail Brewing Company and Anthem Brewing Company are May 13 and Marshall Brewing Company, Prairie Artisan Ales and Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing are set for May 14.

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Wayback coming

The ever-competitive hamburger culture in Oklahoma is getting as crowded as the chicken finger industry as another national brand seeks a foothold in the state.

Connecticut-based Wayback Burgers arrives this summer in Edmond with local franchisees Jonathon and Maria Unruh at the helm.

The restaurant will offer burgers — beef, turkey and vegetable — milkshakes, housemade chips and fries in the style of a “hometown burger joint.”

“We believe that the area is a great fit for the brand, and we look forward to bringing excellent service and top-notch burgers, fries, shakes and more for foodies in Edmond and beyond,” Jonathon Unruh said in a press release.

Wayback Burgers’ first Oklahoma location will be 3217 S. Broadway in Edmond.

Mobile munchers

Monthly food truck gathering event Eats on 8th Food Truck Festival & Night Market saw a successful return in March with more than 4,000 guests.

This month’s event is 6-11 p.m. Friday on a U-shaped footprint including NW Eighth Street and Harvey Avenue and Robinson Avenue to NW Ninth Street. Featured food trucks include Wolf’s Bar-B-Q, Norma’s Food Truck, Yum Pig, Trevino’s Mexican Street Beast, The Popcorn Patch, La Gallina Azul, Bacon N’ Cakin’, Smokey Ray’s BBQ, Metro Minis Gourmet Mini Donuts, Cutie Pies Concession, The Fried Taco and Just Desserts OKC.

Learn more at eatson8th.com.

Vineyard voice

Stella Modern Italian Cuisine and Thirst Wine Merchants host an evening of food and wine with rockstar vintner Steve Clifton 6:30 p.m. Monday at the restaurant, 1201 N. Walker Ave.

Clifton is an owner of Santa Barbara’s Palmina winery, Brewer-Clifton and his newest project La Voix Winery.

Stella executive chef Melissa Aust will prepare a five-course menu paired with Clifton’s Palmina wines, and the dinner features the Oklahoma debut of his new boutique pinot noir project, La Voix, the voice of the vineyard. The dinner is $75 per person, available at 405-235-2200. Reservations are required.

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