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That’s all, yolks

In preparation for the upcoming Faberge: Jewelers to the Tsars exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, gourmands and art lovers unite for the 31st annual Omelette Party 7 p.m.-midnight Friday at Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E. California Ave.

EGGsquisite House of FabergEGG is this year’s iteration of the event, which blends fine art and fine food. As always, the Omelette Party features gourmet egg dishes and omelets prepared by local chefs, along with live music and entertainment.

Proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibits and programs and fund the expansion of the permanent collection. Stars and DJ Brian Smith will perform, and there’s an art raffle with works from more than 50 local artists.

Tickets for the 21-and-over party are $100 for museum members and $125 for non-members and must be purchased in advance. Find tickets and learn more at okcmoa.com or call 236-3100 ext. 237.

The museum’s Faberge: Jewelers to the Tsars exhibit opens to the public in June.

Combo fajitas at La Luna in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Combo fajitas at La Luna in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

La Luna wheels

Venerable downtown restaurant La Luna Mexican Cafe will close its doors on April 11, said owner Cindy Cabrera. A longtime fixture at 409 W. Reno Ave., the business was founded by Cabrera’s stepfather 21 years ago. She bought it from him in 1988.

Watching the revitalization of the area is exciting, she said, but it also set a countdown for the restaurant. “There have been plans to develop this property for a while,” she said. “That’s why I bought the Newcastle location (La Luna Cantina and Grill) three years ago.”

It’s located at 2812 Highway 62 Access Road in Newcastle.

Closing now allows Cabrera to exit on her own terms, but La Luna won’t disappear from Oklahoma City. The restaurant will continue catering and appearing via food truck at The Bleu Garten and special events.

“I’m looking forward to focusing on the food truck. It’s a lot of fun, but it’s hard to do when I have the restaurant around my neck,” she said. “But first I’m going to spend some time relaxing.”

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Room 222 at the Brick is opening. “Officially, I can say it’s coming soon,” said Mardy Bliss, general manager.

Owners want the space at 222 E. Sheridan Ave. to become OKC’s premier lounge spot by bringing comfort and style to customers.

Everything on the menu — appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts — is paired with wines and other beverages to make it easy for patrons to sit back and relax. A mixologist is developing signature cocktails as well.

“We have a riesling pizza that pairs with a riesling wine,” Bliss said. “Same with our hamburgers. Whether they come in for just an appetizer or for a full meal, we want to provide a pleasant experience.”

Though it will have live music and a DJ, there won’t be techno music or headbanging. Customers can dance or sit and talk comfortably, Bliss said.

In addition to the lounge area, Room 222 hopes to dazzle diners with what Bliss calls the largest quartz bar in Oklahoma.

“It’s the first thing you see when you walk in,” he said.

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