Flipped offThe sign in front of Flips Wine Bar & Trattoria, 5801 N. Western Ave., simply read ART THIEF PLEASE RETURN OUR ART.
I ended up taking the sign down, said co-owner Betsy Mitschke. We try not to get political with our sign, but when stuff like this happens, thats pertinent to us and I have that outlet ... well, this really pissed me off.
Three small Clos Du Val posters art that predated the 30-year-old restaurant went missing from the bathrooms, and Mitschke wants them back.
Security cameras caught the culprit, and management is trying to get in touch with the frequent customer in order to bring about the arts return without pressing charges. Six months ago, a more valuable item a large, framed black-and-white photo of a cow also was stolen from the foyer. If these local Thomas Crown wannabes would like to return the pieces without involving the authorities, contact Flips at 843-1527.
- People enjoying a recent warm day at Bleu Garten featuring the Big Truck Taco truck. mh
Rolling stoneTickets are on sale for Isaiah Stone Foundations annual fundraiser on April 9. The event, No Stone Unturned, will be at The Bleu Garten, food truck park, 301 NW 10th St.
In 2010, former University of Oklahoma basketball player Renzi Stone and LeeAnne Stone lost their infant son Isaiah to epilepsy. The foundation, named in his honor, began raising money for pediatric epilepsy research and aid in 2014.
We hope to create a landmark event that is a departure from the typical ballroom dinner, stuffed-shirt affair, said foundation events manager Danielle Barber.
The Saucee Sicilian, Smokin Okies Catering & Mobile Smokehouse, Kaiteki Ramen, Pinkys Rolling Fresh and Crepe Brewers are participating. Live entertainment includes Alexander Webb, Mike Hosty and Graham Colton. Tickets are $125.
Visit isaiahstonefoundation.com or call 202-5508.
Healthy appetiteFood trucks arent always associated with eating right, but OU Physicians hopes to draw a crowd of conscientious diners to its healthy food truck event on Thursday.
March is National Nutrition Month, during which the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges folks to bite into a healthy lifestyle.
Food trucks and vendors include Green & Grilled, Katiebugs, Super Juice, The Healthy Hippo, Pinkys Rolling Fresh, Off the Hook Seafood & More, Organic Squeeze, Kind Bars and the American Heart Association. Theyre open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. near Sacred Valley Park on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus, at the corner of Stanton L. Young Boulevard and Phillips Avenue.
Theres a niche for [healthy eating] food trucks, said Pinkys owner Vondah Stockbridge.