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Made in Oklahoma (MIO) Coalition now has an app to help you find hundreds of products that are made and sold in Oklahoma.

The free app, available for iPhone and Android, is a streamlined version of the MIO website, which helps consumers find their favorite products, member restaurants and local producers.

This app makes it simple to support local producers and purveyors of Oklahoma products.

It also features recipes made with local products, new members, events and grocers that carry Oklahoma-made products. For more information, visit miocoalition.com.

Cafe 501 updates

Cafe 501 just got a little more cozy.

“We have changed our Saturday breakfast and Sunday brunch menus to provide more cold weather options and guest favorites specials,” said Margaret Holloway, manager of the Classen Curve location, 5825 NW Grand Blvd.

New items on the breakfast and brunch menus include biscuits and debris with sausage gravy, grilled ham, crispy potatoes and cheese and chicken and waffles.

For lunch, the menu includes a meatloaf sandwich and green chile sour cream enchiladas. Sound good? To find out about hours and reservations, visit cafe501.com.

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Nonna’s closes

In order to spend more time with her family and her devotion to nonprofit work, Avis Scaramucci, owner of Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar, is closing the restaurant at the end of the year.

This is after almost a decade in Bricktown at 1 Mickey Mantle Drive and 19 years since she opened her shop The Painted Door on N. Western Avenue. Scaramucci will continue to operate The Painted Door, but the adjacent restaurant and bar will close.

According to a newsok.com report, the owner gave staff members severance packages to ease the transition.

In 2005, when Nonna’s moved into the warehouse in Bricktown, most of the surrounding real estate was unoccupied. With Nonna’s elegant food and uncompromising quality, Scaramucci helped transform the neighborhood.

Nonna’s was an anchor for the rest of Bricktown, giving owners confidence to move in and try something new.

Goodbye, hello!

We’re not entirely certain why, but Sean Cummings is just not meant to have a traditional Irish public house in Oklahoma City.

His first location was the Collonnade Shopping Center. Eventually, Cummings moved down the street to the Lakeside Shops, 7521 N. May Ave.

Sean Cummings’ Irish Pub poured its last pint on Nov. 23. Rather than pack up his pub again, Cummings will transform the space into a new seafood concept called Land and Sea.

Cummings has some experience with seafood, as he ran Boca Boca for eight years before converting it to the first Sean Cummings’ Irish Pub.

Land and Sea is a seafood restaurant and gastropub. Cummings said he plans to serve gourmet food with a full bar and selection of beers. Vito’s Ristorante next door, owned by Cummings’ wife Cathy, will continue with business as usual.

As far as the next Irish pub, the dream has not died. Cummings wants to get Land and Sea up and running smoothly before he picks out his next spot.

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