Art Attack: Searching for Strawberries Newport at the Festival of the Arts


As TLO head honcho Patrick described Strawberries Newport, a creation his late uncle Phil Pitt brought to the Arts Festival about 40 years ago, it sounded like a pure work of divine art. I imagined the whipped topping sensually set on the precisely reddened fruit, gently placed upon a softened bed of puff pastry, slowly forking the pastry into my ultimately waiting mouth.



Through a convoluted tale of sweet deals and creamy backstabbing, as I learned how that famed Festival of the Arts dessert came to be, I made it the delightfully sheer focus of my trip to the annual celebration this Wednesday afternoon, with, if I’m being honest, viewing the sheer artistic side of Oklahoma on the gelatinous backburner.


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