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For 20 years, we at Oklahoma Magazine have compiled The Best of the Best in our July issue to help you, our readers, find the finest in everything the state has to offer. The best part? These are your choices, your votes and your voices telling us who you think are the best of the best at what they do. Regardless of what you’re searching for, we’ve compiled those companies here for you – a comprehensive listing of the best in services, home, health and wellness, shopping, dining and entertainment. Get ready: it’s The Best of the Best 2019.

What makes a home deserve the title of luxurious? An architect and two designers share their thoughts. “A luxury home is soothing to the senses and supports the homeowners’ lifestyle. It is a place of comfort and inspiration for them. It can even encourage new directions in their life,” Tulsa architect Brian Freese says. Designer Tim Yardy cites dramatic ceilings and expansive interior spaces as key components. He designs “transitional luxury,” enhanced by open floor plans with formality. Lance Cheney, another Tulsa designer, says simply, “If it’s a luxurious home, it really must have a housekeeper.”

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Celebrations of peaches, blackberries, watermelons and huckleberries are big business to towns throughout the state.

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ood vendors at the McLoud Blackberry Festival must offer at least one item made from its namesake fruit, and they are more than happy to comply. Blackberry kettle corn sold out a couple of years ago, says Melanie Krause, executive director of the

McLoud Chamber of Commerce. Also popular are blackberry dream-cookiecrumble compote and funnel cakes adorned with a blackberry topping. Beverages include blackberry lemonade, blackberry sweet tea, blackberry beer and blackberry wine. This year’s festival, July 12-13, also has blackberry shaved ice and

blackberry wine slushies to help festival-goers beat the heat. Annual fruit festivals are big business for towns across Oklahoma this month, from watermelons and huckleberries to peaches. They include carnival rides, contests, parades, food, desserts, drinks, displays and live entertainment. Following are some highlights. JULY 2019 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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• DIRECTLY BELOW: ENJOY FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS LIKE TURTLE RACES, ALONG WITH WATERMELON EATING CONTESTS, AT THE VALLIANT WATERMELON FESTIVAL JULY 26-27. PHOTO COURTESY VALLIANT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Valliant has about 1,000 residents, but its watermelon festival draws upwards of 9,000 people from out of state and another 2,000 to 3,000 who live nearby, says John Rymel, the town’s chamber of commerce president. Festival-goers can eat as many free slices of watermelon as they want. Many out-of-towners have ties to Valliant and come home to visit during the festival, July 26-27, says Rymel, adding that locals like the free admission and kid-friendly events, such as the turtle race (his personal favorite). There are dachshund races, a horseshoe tournament and a sawdust scramble, which has children digging through boxes filled with sawdust in search of $100 worth of coins. Rymel says the festival is the chamber’s biggest gig of the year and a fundraiser for several local organizations. Most volunteers have organized the same events for years and often use their own money to pay for supplies. The Stratford Peach Festival, July 20, offers more of the same as well as a three-legged race, hula-hoop contest and water balloon toss, according to travelok.com. Peaches from local orchards are sold by the bushel or mixed with homemade ice cream. The festival’s car show includes classics, muscle cars, original trucks, modified trucks and street rods from the 1920s through the 1960s. Alan Parnell, who chairs the Porter Peach Festival (July 18-20), says it “is all about community. A lot of the local organizations – that’s how they make their fundraising money for the year. It’s a worthwhile event.” About 550 people live in Porter, he says, and there aren’t as many orchards as when the festival was founded in 1967, but peaches are still the star of the show. “We give away peaches free after the parade,” he says. “We have a carnival with rides, and a tremendous set of vendors.” Wineries are among the vendors, and some feature peach wine, Parnell says. At the Jay Huckleberry Festival, July 4-6, the pie contest made with the featured fruit and the accompanying auction are crowd-pleasers. The festival celebrates huckleberries that grow wild in the area, which travelok.com describes as “more intense in flavor than the common blueberry.” Like many festivals, McLoud has a pageant, but it’s not just a beauty contest, Krause says. The queens and princesses

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become ambassadors for the town, and they must appear at least six times during the year at public events. They attend ribbon cuttings and fundraisers, and ride in parades throughout central Oklahoma. Some are horsewomen who sport their pageant sashes at rodeos. The McLoud chamber sells fresh blackberries by the quart, along with blackberry jam and blackberry cobbler with or without ice cream. The McLoud festival has turtle races, a potato sack race, a horseshoe tournament and a money hunt that involves pawing through a haystack. Elvis impersonator Mike Black is “extremely entertaining” and a perennial favorite, Krause says. She expects 90100 entries in this year’s car show, and Great Plains Amusements has promised a carnival to occupy an entire football field. Once people have had their fill of blackberries, Krause says, they can visit booths offering Indian tacos, turkey legs, hot dogs, chili pies, bratwurst and other typical fair foods. “The festival has exploded in the last few years,” Krause says. “It has gotten larger and there is more to do.” Krause says free admission and several entry points make accurate visitor counts difficult, but she estimates attendance at about 10,000 people.

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Cowboy Up … Again and Again Unheralded Blake Jarwin of tiny Tuttle has unexpectedly earned spots as a regular tight end for both OSU and Dallas.

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t appears that Blake Jarwin is simply destined to remain a Cowboy. The Tuttle native first walked on at Oklahoma State University as a blocking tight end who dabbled on special teams. By his junior season, he became a starter for Mike Gundy’s Cowboys and earned first-team All-Big 12 Conference recognition. “I’ll cherish that time forever,” Jarwin says of his years in Stillwater. “I was grateful for the opportunity – just happy Coach Gundy gave me the opportunity to get to where I’m at today. I owe that whole program everything. “They got me here and built me in every way possible, especially Coach [Rob] Glass, the strength coach. He’s done tremendous things for me.” Jarwin now plays tight end for a different group of Cowboys, arguably the most famous team in sports, the NFL’s Dallas franchise, which was long ago branded by many as America’s Team.

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Blake came to Dallas in a similar, unheralded fashion as he did to Stillwater – as an undrafted free agent in 2017. After being one of the Cowboys’ final cuts before that season, he landed on their practice squad. “You’re involved in everything. The only thing you don’t do is travel on away games,” Jarwin says. “Every meeting you’re in, every practice you’re in, they don’t treat you differently because you’re on practice squad. “Sometimes it’s just [a matter of] numbers at your position. You got to come to work with the mindset of ‘Hey, I’m going to do my job today.’ That’s all it is – staying motivated internally and pushing yourself every day.” In October 2017, the Cowboys promoted Jarwin to their 53-man active roster and he made his NFL debut Nov. 12 on the road in Atlanta. He had no receptions in that game, but he will always remember it. “I played 11 plays the whole game,” says Jarwin, adding that he was “overwhelmed, but at the same time did my job and per-

formed well. Every game after that, it gets a little bit easier. I’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s been a great experience so far.” Last season, he played all 16 regularseason and both playoff games for Dallas; he started four times. He saved his best for last with a career-best seven receptions for 119 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 17 victory over the New York Giants – a performance that earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. Donning the shoulder pads for the NFL’s most famous franchise isn’t something Jarwin takes for granted. “Yeah, I don’t think there’s any other place that’s as great as this place,” he says. “The facilities are top notch. Everything we do, we’re the Dallas Cowboys, so it’s grade A. It’s been a great opportunity. “I learn every day I come into work. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” STEPHEN HUNT


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As head of Tulsa’s electric utility, Peggy Simmons uses her varied experiences to shape the company’s future.

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hile relatively new to Tulsa and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, Peggy Simmons has a firm grasp on the direction of the electric company, what she wants for PSO employees and her connection to the community. Simmons, PSO president and chief operating officer since September, has worked for American Electric Power, PSO’s parent, since 1999. The wide range of positions that she has held in her career affects her leadership style. “At one pointed I counted, and I think I’ve worked in over a half a dozen different departments over my 20-year career at AEP,” says Simmons, adding that her broad experience gives her a solid understanding of the company’s big picture and how to treat employees. “I believe people are more motivated when they feel valued and involved. We are all better served when we are willing to put others’ needs before our own.” People feature prominently in her vision for PSO, which can be summed up in four words: safety, agility, diver-

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sity and inclusion. “I firmly believe that our employees should go home in the same or better condition than they came to work that day,” Simmons says. “And I also don’t believe that it stops there. We are just as focused on public safety.” Agility is necessary in the ever-expanding and evolving energy industry. Simmons says an adaptive framework allows PSO employees to have the skill sets and knowledge to meet customers’ needs. Simmons also leads PSO in fostering economic development throughout Oklahoma. “Ultimately ... we want to be a trusted and valued energy partner with our customers and the communities we serve,” she says. Simmons describes the importance of establishing and maintaining a corporate culture where all employees know that their opinions count. She says a diverse, inclusive workforce drives innovation, engagement with the community and PSO’s future. Giving back to

the community is another action that resonates with Simmons. “Tulsa feels like home to me – a strong community feel where people genuinely want to help one another – and I’m fortunate to be a part of a committed and connected community,” she says. She enjoys supporting young people, especially girls, and encourages careers in science, math, engineering and technology. “It’s important to make sure that we are being a pathway for the future,” Simmons says. “We have to help impart wisdom on those who are coming after us.” She supports the United Way – both in Ohio (her previous home) and Oklahoma – and serves on the Tulsa board of the nonprofit. “I think it’s just a great way to aggregate resources to come around a common goal for the betterment of the community,” Simmons says. “I want to leave a light of optimism that inspires others to embrace differences and feel empowered to collaborate and be successful.” BONNIE RUCKER


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husband, Dan, who showed how windmills were an integral part of life in Oklahoma’s early days. “They’re important because without these windmills this area wouldn’t have ever been settled,” says Sue Schoenhals, a museum volunteer and board member. “The main thing they did was pump water A museum in Shattuck shows how Oklahoma pioneers up to where they needed it, harnessed wind energy to pump water for cattle and railroads. and later they would use them to generate electricity. They also were used to provide water efore gargantuan, high-tech turbines dot- for railroad steam engines.” Ranching, still part of life in westted Oklahoma’s plains, ern Oklahoma, wouldn’t have been pioneers harnessed possible without cattle having regular wind energy with access to water. wooden-and-metal contraptions that “The area we’re in is quite arid, allowed them to survive. Many are so the only place you’d find water still in use today. was in creeks, springs and streams,” That slice of history is chronicled museum volunteer Jim Schoenhals with real-life and functional exhibits THE SHATTUCK FACILITY says. “When that land got settled into at the Shattuck Windmill Museum. HAS SCORES OF WINDMILLS ON DISPLAY. Opened in 1996, the project was small parcels, often you didn’t have PHOTOS COURTESY SHATTUCK water running through your property. the dream of Phillis Ballew and her WINDMILL MUSEUM

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For animals to survive, you had to have windmills. And they’re still used today for cattle in remote areas.” Among the most unique windmills is one from an area settled more than a century ago. “It came from a ranch near Freedom and the Alabaster Caverns area,” Jim Schoenhals says. “The guy came in and laid claim to the land and then went to Arkansas City in Kansas, where there was a windmill manufacturing company, and we have that very windmill. I’ve heard there are only three of that type still in existence.” Most of the museum’s windmills date from the late 1800s to the early 20th century and are maintained by volunteers. “The lady who started it – it was a romantic thing to her as far as how important they were and how much they are connected with life here,” Sue Schoenhals says. “And they are kind of fascinating to watch. Some are quite pretty.” In the museum’s collection of 40 windmills are the 5-foot Star Zephyr and the 18-foot Samson, along with a fully restored and furnished homestead giving visitors a glimpse of how early Oklahomans lived. That experience is popular with visitors from abroad. Last year, people from 30 foreign countries signed the museum’s guestbook. “I find it a treat to be there at the park when we have visitors from other countries,” Jim Schoenhals says. “I’ve visited with people from Australia, Great Britain and China. You never know who is going to show up.” The free museum, at Oklahoma 15 and U.S. 283, is open year-round and includes a gift shop and visitor’s center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays from April to mid-November. It features exhibits and 14 more windmills inside. MATT PATTERSON


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Fur and Away Beer for Some Pets Mobile veterinarians make home visits for people who can’t get away or for cats and dogs with special needs.

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n the olden days, doctors made house calls. Today – if you have an ailing dog or kitty – you can get care at home, thanks to mobile veterinarians. The service appeals to pet owners who are homebound or work from their residences, or who have animals suffering from anxiety, aggression or travel-induced seizures. Many people just like the convenience, even if higher rates or fees are charged for house calls. “One of the great things about being a mobile veterinarian is every day is different,” says Dr. Kristy Plunkett of Mobile Veterinary Hospital of Tulsa. “One day we may be at one multiple-pet household all day doing dentals and surgeries. Some days we only have one or two surgeries scheduled and the rest are vaccines, exams, bloodwork and sick pet treatments.” Plunkett’s practice tends to be booked a few weeks in advance. “Most surgical procedures and dentals have us at the client’s home for 2½ hours to allow time for preanesthetic blood work and a full recovery,” she says. Happy Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic, led by Dr. Gayle Acton, serves Greater Oklahoma City. Like Plunkett, Acton has filled an obvious void because some pets are best served at home. Mobile medical units are full service, including wellness care, surgeries, dental and blood work, digital X-rays, senior care, surgery and euthanasia. “Being a veterinarian is a very rewarding profession, but being mobile takes it to a whole new level,”

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Plunkett says. “We are able to help pets that I truly believe would not receive care if not for our service. “We form bonds with clients and their pets that are quite unique to mobile veterinary medicine. And we’re able to focus on one client and their pet at each visit without interruption.” Both practices put in many daily miles to serve their respective metropolitan areas. A mobile vet unit means a large vehicle getting, at best, 6 miles to a gallon of gasoline. Scheduling requires clustering appointments in the same parts of town whenever possible. However, treatments can run longer than anticipated, so a vet often has to let the next client know of delays. Euthanasia is part of any veterinary practice.

“With the mobile truck, it’s such a nicer service and better for pets with less stress,” Acton says. “It’s like they’re passing in their sleep as we can have the pet stay in their favorite spot, perhaps with their owner talking to them. Or the owner doesn’t need to be present. It’s up to them and we can take the pet to the truck. “The pet is given a sedative to relax and the second shot is a heavy sedative to go to sleep. They’re comfortable and in no pain and sound asleep when the last injection stops the heart and there is no awareness or discomfort for them.” As a final service, the beloved pet’s remains are cremated and the pet owner can choose whether to receive the ashes. TRACY LEGRAND


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Oklahomans’ needlework and other fiber arts help those in need … and de-stress the artisans.

LORI HALL, OWNER OF GET STITCHIN’ IN TULSA, FOSTERS STRESS RELIEF AT HER STORE WITH SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES, KNITTING GROUPS AND THE OCCASIONAL ANIMAL VISITOR. PHOTOS COURTESY GET STITCHIN’ TULSA

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ductive fidgeting.” Lori Hall, owner of Get Stitchin’ in Tulsa, says there’s a lot of stress relief going on inside her store, where customers gather to socialize, learn from one another and make garments and other items to give away. “People come in to de-stress,” says Hall, who learned to knit after she bought the store. “They’ve worked a long, hard day. Any of the fiber arts are good for de-stressing. They help you focus and become creative and leave your daily worries behind.” Abigail Hanisch, a 22-year-old University of Oklahoma student from Tulsa who lives in Norman, says knitting is therapeutic and offers a tangible reward. “I like that it’s calming, and it’s productive,” says Hanisch, who was 7 when her older sister taught her some knitting basics. “It relaxes me, and I’ve made something at the end of it.” Hall says the bulk of her customers are in their 40s and 50s, but many young people have taken up handwork, such as knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, weaving, tatting and spinning. “Knitting helps kids stop and be in the moment,” says Hall, who offers lessons in her store. “It helps their brains because they focus. Eight years old is a good age to start learning.” Blair says she started knitting as an OU sophomore at the Wesley

Foundation, where seniors taught the skill to underclassmen. About half her fellow knitters were male students. Hanisch says she is always working on a new skill and wants to get better at making sweaters. “It was difficult at first,” she says. “My first few projects were just throwaways. For a few years I would just make scarves. I was about 14 when I started getting serious about it.” Kate Sanders, 25, of Oklahoma City, says she loves the “creative expression” afforded by knitting. “And I love that it’s social,” she says. “My best friend taught me how to knit, and then I taught another friend. I love the joy of sharing.” Sanders says knitting has turned out to be “a really soothing and fun activity. Everyone should try to find a creative outlet.” Hall holds monthly charity nights at her store, and people come to knit or crochet hats for homeless people and make wash cloths and dish towels for those getting on their feet and moving into apartments. Get Stitchin’ also does a purple cap campaign for shaken-baby awareness. Blair likes to make stuffed animals for the children of her college friends, but tends to put her knitting away when her 2-year-old son enters the room. “He likes to grab the yarn and run with it,” she says. KIMBERLY BURK


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Going Solo in the Red Dirt After decades with the Medicine Show band, Brad James finally releases his go-it-alone album.

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t’s hard to believe that a new CD and LP – The Brad James Band at Fellowship Hall (Horton Records) – is the first-ever solo offering from the Tulsa guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. As he puts it, “I guess you could call it kind of a debut.” The operative term there is “kind of.” For nearly three decades, beginning with his work as a founding member of Medicine Show, James has been a force in Oklahoma music. During a stretch in the early ’90s, Medicine Show and fellow act the Red Dirt Rangers were the leading – and sometimes, it seemed, pretty much the only – exponents of Red Dirt music, that earthy amalgam of country, folk, rock and blues originating in Stillwater and continuing to this day. James is also known for his work with singer-songwriter Brandon Jenkins, another act often put under the Red Dirt umbrella. The Fellowship Hall album is dedicated to Jenkins, who died last year following complications from heart surgery.

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“We played a lot together over the years,” James says. “There was a big chunk of time in the middle when he was gone to different states, to Austin and Nashville, but I was back playing with him again as his lead guitar player. I’m not positive, but I think I played the very last show he ever performed. We did a Texas run, three nights with the full band and then he and I as a duo in Fort Worth on the last night. “We drove home that night. We couldn’t sleep because he was coughing so bad, which I think was heartrelated, so we just looked at each other about 5 a.m. and said, ‘Man, we’re not getting any rest. Let’s go home.’ So he dropped me off at my driveway and went back to Nashville, and that was the last I ever saw of him.” The spirit of Jenkins hovers over Fellowship Hall, along with the musical ghosts of Medicine Show and the late Tulsa-based piano player David Tanner, who played several engagements with that band. The disc begins with the Tanner-penned “No Dress Re-

hearsal,” a bluesy lament about how, “when you’re the star of the show, there ain’t a lot of time to rehearse.” On Fellowship Hall, the Medicine Show member and Jenkins’ lead guitarist is, finally, the star of the show. It’s been a long time coming, but the timing seems very right – for at least a couple of reasons. One has to do with format. “I really wanted to do a [vinyl] album,” James says. “It’s been kind of a lifelong goal of mine. But when we were in Medicine Show, the technology just wasn’t there. CDs were as far as you could go. Because albums are so much more popular now, you can afford to get one made.” And if that reason seems slightly retro, the other reason is just the opposite, reflecting a way of recording music undreamt of when vinyl was king. “My friend Chris Combs, who’s a wonderful musician, engineer and producer,” James says, “was doing a Kickstarter [for his first solo album, Combsy]. My wife, Ann, was looking on Facebook, and she said, ‘Hey, Chris Combs has a reward tier here on his Kickstarter that says for this amount, he’ll produce your next record. Honey, wouldn’t that be cool?’ “I’m sure I just grumbled something about ‘Oh, I don’t need to make a record’ – like I’ve been doing for years. And then at one point, she said, ‘Honey, there’s only one day left on this Kickstarter. You really should call him and talk to him about this reward tier.’ So I did. “I can’t say enough about how instrumental he was in being patient with my vision but knowing exactly how to get there. He said, ‘What do you want this to sound like? Give me albums that are important to you.’ I looked back through my collection, at


“I really wanted to do a [vinyl] album,” James says. “It’s been kind of a lifelong goal of mine.” what was influential to me, and I realized that just about anything Tom Dowd ever did, I liked.” Dowd, the legendary engineer and producer for Atlantic Records, recorded a staggering variety of acts, ranging from Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers Band (one of James’ personal favorites). What James likes most about Dowd’s work is “how he had everything miked up in the recording process, how he mixed it. So I’d get my hifi set up where it sounded right to me and I’d listen to Aretha records, and Derek and the Dominos, and I’d say, ‘OK, the conga is placed over here, the tambourines are placed over here, and the kick and snare and bass sound like they’re over here.’ “Chris said, ‘OK, I get what you’re going for.’ We didn’t want to make a retro thing, but we thought, ‘Well, Tom Dowd was top-notch, and that’s a good thing to shoot for,’” he adds with a chuckle. Equally important were the songs James chose to record, and the way they’re sequenced on the disc. After waiting so long to do a real vinyl LP, he was determined get everything right. “I started thinking about it as an experience, the tactile experience I grew up with – how the album starts, how Side 1 ends, and how you go flip it, clean it, and how Side 2 starts and ends,” he says. “I wanted as many of my own songs on it as I could get, but I had a few of my friends’ songs that were really important to me, that I really enjoyed, that spoke to me. There were three songs – one of mine and two friends’ songs – that just didn’t make the cut because they didn’t fit the experience, the ride.” When it came to the LP, there were also time restrictions.

“The mastering engineer told me that you didn’t want to have more than 20 minutes per side or the music starts to sound different – the fidelity,” he says. So one of the tracks he and the band cut, “Together” (written by steel-guitarist Cary Morin, who also appears on the album), ended up as a bonus number on the CD version of Fellowship Hall. “We couldn’t cram it on one side [of the LP] or the other, and it really didn’t fit in my sequencing idea,” James says. With encouragement from producer Combs and Horton Records president Brian Horton, James put it on the CD – not at the end, like most bonus tracks, but in the middle. “It just seemed like a good place,” he says. Some of the songs on Fellow23815 Travers Mahan.indd ship Hall, he adds, have been around since the Medicine Show days. Those include three written with Mike McClure “around ’95,” just about the time McClure’s band the Great Divide was beginning to assert itself as a major Red Dirt act. “You know, when it came time to choose the songs we were going to record, it was like trying to write the Great American Novel,” James says. “It was difficult to expose yourself that much.” But it worked, and James is quick to credit others for helping make it happen. “I really can’t say enough about my band members,” he says. “I thought they not only did a fine job of playing, but really got way inside those songs. They were musically and emotionally supportive. And Chris Combs was genius in his guidance, editing, and mixing. I would love to get to do this with all of them again.” For more information about The Brad James Band at Fellowship Hall, go to hortonrecords.org.

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Vive Le Tour de France Experiencing the rustic countryside while following the race route counters typical big-city attractions.

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trip built around this month’s Tour de France is a cultural way to combine a love of off-the-beaten-path experiences with an international bicycling event. You can enjoy crepes, Edith Piaf music, sunflowers and some of the world’s best athletes – all authentically intertwined with the French spirit. The trophy of such a trip is time spent driving in the countryside to balance bustling, urban sightseeing. Fill a planner with logistics using Google maps to plan your driving time. An itinerary allows you to include other cities of interest that are not on the tour. Keep in mind that you want to take in more than just the race. Since cyclists fly by at breakneck speeds, the race itself is often a blur. However, with planning, your journey can magnify and cherish each fetching village. Watching the tour and cheering the cyclists are free as you achieve global

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Side excursions

France is filled with swoon-worthy side trips, including Paris (the Louvre, Palace of Versailles, Luxembourg Gardens, Tuileries Gardens, the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe); Saint-Remy-de-Provence; Aix-en-Provence; Avignon; Arles; Cannes; and Nice.

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The tour has a carnival before each of the 21 stages. Each stage city has a parade, tents with vendors, shows, awards for kids’ festivities and an area for team buses. Cyclists departing tour buses are greeted by journalists and fans. The start of each stage can take several hours from the time that the first security car and camera crews arrive. The length of each stage varies, too; short time trials can take as little as 40 minutes while climbs up steep mountains can last as long as 5 hours.

You travel to enchanting hamlets and villages that you normally wouldn’t encounter. Tourists must book their trip months in advance for their accommodations because of the magnitude of the event. Romantic, quaint Joursac, with 45 people, is an example of a storybook French village. With no hotels in some towns, tourists can stay in bedand-breakfasts, where owners can cook you a French meal of custard, meat and milk, all from cows on site. Among the painterly swish of cobblestone homes, you can witness a local baker stop by to sell bread. One unique bakery decorates itself with cyclists’ jerseys. Street vendors’ sandwiches, Nicoise salads and tasty breads from local shops provide typical lunches for spectators. You can save fancy restaurant experiences for stops in bigger cities. The Tour de France website (letour.com) is your starting point for information about the race and its course. GINA MICHALOPULOS KINGSLEY


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Avoiding Ocular Pitfalls

The summer sun and excessive screen time can damage your eyes, but simple solutions exist.

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hether you have perfect “20/20” vision or your eyesight requires a bit of correction, ocular health is a concern that we should all look at from time to time. Summer brings additional considerations for your eyes. Enjoying time in the sun is a joy of the season, but it can be hazardous for your peepers. “The main threat of ultraviolet exposure from the sun is damage to the retina, though there is evidence that cataract progression is related to sun exposure as well,” says Marc Goldberg, an ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon at the Eye Institute in Tulsa. Another threat from sun exposure is not as readily apparent as those two problems. “The skin is prone to skin cancers, so protection with sunglasses is important as well as having skin and eyelid lesions looked at,” says Anil

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Patel, clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City. Just by looking cool, you can protect both your eyes and the skin around them while enjoying the summer sun. “Adequate protection with sunglasses that block ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays is important, as well as limiting direct sun exposure,” says Patel. The upshot is to wear sunglasses or stay in the shade when you can’t. Many people spend a lot of time inside and work in front of computers. We’ve all heard that screen time isn’t good for the eyes, but the reasons may surprise some. The risk doesn’t have much to do with damage done by what emits from the screen; it has to do with how often you blink. Both Goldberg and Patel say large amounts of screen time can cause eye strain and discomfort from dry eyes. “This is not due to damage from the computer or phone light,” Patel

says. “Rather, it is because the blink rate is considerably reduced when performing near-vision tasks.” Goldberg adds: “Whenever we concentrate on or stare at any target, including a computer or phone screen, we dramatically reduce our blink rate, and surface tear evaporation is increased, worsening dry-eye symptoms.” Their advice is to take breaks by looking away from your screen, preferably into the distance, every 20 minutes and use an artificial tear product when you have to spend a lot of time at the computer. Both doctors say people can often prevent eye injuries and degenerative diseases. Their best suggestions are: wearing protective glasses whenever something might fly into your eyes; getting regular eye exams from a qualified doctor; exercising; and maintaining a healthy diet (but what doctor doesn’t mention that?). These tips will help keep you seeing clearly all year long. BONNIE RUCKER


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County Museum. “I also spoke with a history OUTSIDE THE METRO class at the high school, and that was the first time I had set foot in that building in 40-50 years,” she says. Randolph, dedicated to diversity, equality and social justice, says it took time to fully appreciate the risks that her father and mother, Doris Montgomery, took as African-Americans from Texas Out-of-the-way Poteau has a place in civil-rights history … making a life in Poteau. and attracts skateboarders from across the country. “What they accomplished was so selfless,” she says. “But my ucked between the Ouachita brother and I at the dinner table would often National Forest and the Arkanask, ‘Why in the heck did you come here?’ sas River lies an old town with My dad’s answer was: ‘Look. I was trying to some unusually progressive provide for my family. I wasn’t interested in elements. demographics. I wanted to know how many Poteau pitches itself as “Above the Ordicows they had.’” nary,” and two examples – one historically sigMontgomery, LeFlore County’s first nificant; one culturally recent – bear that out. licensed vet, filled a void where many animals In 1955, a year after the U.S. Supreme died from preventable diseases. Court’s landmark Brown v. Board decision, “He was an amazing diagnostician,” RanPoteau became the first Oklahoma municipaldolph says. ity to integrate its schools. (Oklahoma City Today, the town keeps surprising people. and Tulsa didn’t desegregate until 1972.) For instance, the eighth annual Slam Skate, A driving force to end Poteau’s educational July 27 at the Poteau skate park, draws hunsegregation was veterinarian and civil-rights dreds of competitors and professionals from activist John Montgomery. The school board across the country. voted heavily in his favor, but townspeople Lisa Fabian, founder of the Nashoba Youth “rebelled against it,” he told The Oklahoman Foundation, pushed for the skate park’s in 2004, a decade before his death. construction in 2010-11 because of her desire Mildred Randolph – Montgomery’s daughto help the underdog. She was a longtime biter, herself a veterinarian, and born and raised lingual teacher and migrant TOP LEFT: THE EIGHTH ANdirector in nearby Heavener NUAL SLAM SKATE OCCURS in Poteau – says she “had mixed feelings about JULY 27. [the town] when I was growing up, but now I before retiring in 2016. PHOTO COURTESY SLAM SKATE have better memories.” “Kids are always hangTOP RIGHT: DR. JOHN Randolph, director of laboratory animal ing out at the skate park,” MONTGOMERY TREATS ONE OF HIS EQUINE PATIENTS medicine at the University of Arkansas for she says. “One young lady YEARS AGO. Medical Sciences, adds: “Geographically, it’s told me it literally saved her PHOTO COURTESY MILDRED RANDOLPH a beautiful place – mountainous, green. I’m life. She was suicidal. But proud of the progress they’ve made.” the other skaters accepted Randolph visited twice recently – once to her as she was. They accept FOR EXTENDED LOOKS AT RANDOLPH present the NAACP scholarship named for her everyone; they don’t shun AND FABIAN, VISIT father (he founded the local chapter), the other anyone.” OKMAG.COM/POTEAU for an exhibit featuring him at the LeFlore BRIAN WILSON

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Matt George, Susan Eddings-Perez, Jo Ann Winn, Julia George, Michelle Jones; Tulsa’s New Leaders Event, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tulsa

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Lina Cravotto, Scarlet Henley, Bronya Zamarin; Tatas and Tinis, Oklahoma Project Woman, Tulsa

Chuck Wiggin, Frank Hill; Dean A. McGee Awards, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership

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we at Oklahoma Magazine have compiled The Best of the Best in our July issue to help you, our readers, find the finest in everything the state has to offer. The best part? These are your choices, your votes and your voices telling us who you think are the best of the best at what they do. Perhaps you’re looking for a physician or lawyer, a place to tune up your car, an interior designer or a moving service. Maybe you’re on the hunt for Oklahoma’s tastiest margarita, trendiest brunch spot or tip-top shoe store. Regardless of what you’re searching for, we’ve compiled those companies here for you – a comprehensive listing of the best in services, home, health and wellness, shopping, dining and entertainment. Get ready: it’s The Best of the Best 2019. JULY 2019 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Architect, Residential Jack Arnold in Tulsa, known as an expert in European residential design, promotes a sophisticated style for modern living. Since 1994, Brian Freese of Freese Architecture specializes in custom single-family and multifamily residences that minimize stress on the planet. John Duvall of Duvall Atelier has a portfolio ranging from complete custom-home designs and single-room makeovers to successful restaurants and bars. In Oklahoma City, Rand Elliott of Rand Elliott Architects says, “We really believe that we cannot only build great buildings but impact people’s lives.” Perry House Plans offers custom designs, floor plans and modifications for entire houses, extensions or individual rooms. Bruce Bockus at Bockus Payne Architecture maintains growth and dynamism with the same family feel established by its founders more than 30 years ago.

Architect, Commercial Firm KKT Architects, Inc., in Tulsa touts character, creativity, community and collaboration as core values, with projects including the children’s Discovery Lab, set to open next year at the Gathering Place. MATRIX Architects Engineers Planners, Inc., embraces inspiration springing from clients’ ideas and designs one-of-a-kind spaces. TriArch Architecture always focuses on the clients because they are the drivers and motivators of a project. Selser Schaefer Architects states, “Great design is nothing without people to experience it, interact with it – and connect with each other because of it.” In Oklahoma City, GH2 Architects provides on-call services to the State of Oklahoma offices and the University of Oklahoma. Mass Architects is heavily into historical preservation, shown by the restora-

tion of the state Capitol. Among the projects of Butzer Architects and Urbanism are the Skydance Bridge, iconic OKC Memorial and up-and-coming Scissortail Park. Prime Architects provides comprehensive architectural and building operations services to both government and commercial clients.

Bathroom Fixtures Expressions Home Gallery, in Tulsa and OKC, carries high-end brands for fixtures, lighting, accessories and fans. Heatwave Supply and Showroom, a Tulsa business for 58 years, has a 6,000-square-foot showroom. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, with showrooms in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, takes individual appointments. Hoffman Kitchen and Bath in Tulsa has a design team and products to help with any update or renovation. In Oklahoma City, Architectural Hardware Designs promotes accurate, transformational designs and products.

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Tulsa’s Sullivan’s Custom Cabinetry, in its 40th year of business, employs dozens of highly skilled designers and craftsmen. K&D’s Wood Refinishing focuses solely on woodwork and cabinets, offers a five-year warranty on its work and does not subcontract jobs. Mill Creek Lumber, founded in 1934 as Commercial Lumber, has always been owned by the Dunn family and offers high-quality products. Jay Rambo Co., begun in 1953, has an 80,000-square-foot building and sells to individuals, builders and dealers. The national chain Lowe’s is a favorite in Oklahoma City for its array of products. Also, Suburban Cabinet Shop provides sales, service and old-world craftsmanship within a 70-mile radius. Wilshire Cabinet +


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Decor is a favorite with its comprehensive selections. Brewer Carpet One Floor & Home is part of a global purchasing group and fosters low prices. Smith Carpet specializes in carpet, tile, hardwood and engineered wood.

Co. says its finishes are applied in multiple layers with heat-cure technology and hand-sanding between coats.

Designer Home Furnishings Richard Neel Interiors of Tulsa offers new, vintage, one-of-a-kind, upscale and designer furnishings. SR Hughes, with second- and third-generation leadership, stresses classic, eclectic and timeless designs. Fifteenth & Home features dozens of product lines as well as a helpful blog. Hawley Design Furnishings has its own original designs in addition to those from more than 70 other suppliers. In Oklahoma City, Heenan’s Home Furnishings has hand-picked its product lines since 1950. Mister Robert Fine Furniture and Design promotes its sales and service as sophisticated, sumptuous and stunning. Urban Farmhouse Designs focuses on using reclaimed wood and lets customers watch the entire process.

Electrical Service Tulsa’s Houchin Electric Company, founded in 1974, offers a two-year limited warranty on its parts and labor and earns kudos for its knowledgeable staff. Marrs Electric, begun in 1978, offers repairs and emergency services for almost any electrical problem. Gilley Electric, also in business since 1978, is a full-service contractor for residential, industrial and commercial clients. Murray Electrical Services is an employee-owned company that emphasizes high quality and low costs. FireFly Electricians provides residential, commercial, new construction and troubleshooting services. Harp Service Company offers upfront pricing and three-year warranties. In Oklahoma City, G.D. Harris Electric is an all-service, residential and commercial contractor … with an informative blog, too. In business since 1979, Delco Electric stresses safe practices and is a robust commercial contractor, with projects that include the Devon Boathouse. Innovative Electric has donated its services to Pepper’s Ranch, Habitat for Humanity and the Edmond Hope Center. Ritchie Electric, Inc., has solutions to residential, commercial, industrial and remodeling challenges.

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Flooring Company

Furniture Store

In Tulsa, Johnson Floor & Home Carpet One is a member of one the world’s largest buying groups, so it saves money on products from major brands, mills and manufacturers. Renaissance Hardwood Floors, with second-generation family leadership and more than 30 years of experience, emphasizes handcrafted, custom designs. Since 1977, TileStone Distributors, Inc., has supplied architects, designers and homeowners with unique limestone floors, and stone and glass mosaics. C&C Tile & Carpet Co. sells and installs carpets, rugs, tile, laminents, vinyl and stone. Superior Wood Floors & Tile, family owned and operated, is a full-service company. Begun in 1982 as Carpet Center, Floorhaus Design Center undertakes residential and commercial projects. In OKC, the national chain Floor &

In Tulsa, Bassett, a national chain with hundreds of options, is a favorite for items in every room of your home, along with Luxe Furniture & Design, a family-owned business featuring high-end products. Mathis Brothers Furniture has massive showrooms in Tulsa and OKC. Bob Mills Furniture has a wide selection of nationally known brands. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an Oklahoma City favorite with its wide-ranging product lines. Suburban Contemporary Furniture is a family-owned store featuring modern styles and decors.

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of audio-visual and security systems.

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In Tulsa, Richard Neel Interiors offers a depth and breadth of design options, as evidenced by its online “lookbook.” Sarah McPhail at SR Hughes adapts each project to the desires, needs and lifestyle of the individual client. From a display of myriad recent projects, Christopher Murphy Designs embraces natural lighting in many private residences. Thayer Furniture & Design Studio, founded in 1955, is into its third generation of family ownership and personal attention. Silex Interiors has a range of products, from countertops and cabinetry to bathroom fixtures and flooring. Bailey Austin Designs, whose namesake owner was born and raised in Tulsa, finds inspiration from the rolling hills and landscape around her hometown. Mel Bean Interiors says, “We believe your home can be stunning and functional, your haven and your inspiration.” In OKC, Carson See of Sees Design began the business in 1975 and has partnership with his sons, Ross and Corbin, who have their own depths of experiences. Jennifer Welch Designs emphasizes sophisticated, sleek interiors layered with texture and comfort. 30A Home says it creates functional sanctuaries within any home or office.

Alert 360, with Tulsa as its headquarters, has evolved since 1973 and is the fifth-largest home-security provider in the nation. ADT Security Services, popular in both Tulsa and OKC, traces its origins to the first CAVINESS LANDSCAPE DESIGN PHOTO BY KO RINEARSON telegraph-based call-boxes in 1874. Advance Alarm is along with electrical and plumbing care. an independent, Oklahoma-based company. Another Tulsa-OKC firm, Air Comfort In OKC, Cox Communications bundles Solutions, promotes its well-stocked service its security services with its national internet, trucks, mobile diagnostic systems and cable and phone services. AMPED Audio prompt service calls. In Tulsa, the Rampey Video Security offers many residential family has operated Air Assurance since plans. 1985 and has a large service fleet. Master Service Heating & Air Conditioning offers 10 product lines. Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Hill & Company Services, Inc., familyowned and operated since 1967, has locaIn Tulsa, Oklahoma Lighting Distributors, tions in OKC and Edmond. Inc., has been family-owned and operated since 1927. MGM Lighting has emphasized low-voltage residential options for more than 45 years and on more than 5,000 projects. Home Builder LunaScapes emphasizes simple, effective In Tulsa, Tom Little Construction specialsolutions and processes, along with a 10-year izes as a general contractor, builder and warranty on materials. remodeler. Brian D. Wiggs Homes has built In OKC, Hunzicker Brothers Lighting more than 300 custom residences over 30 Gallery, founded in 1920, is still familyyears, with a marble-carved signature on owned and operated, with more than 100 each. Since 1986, Barron & McClary has employees. The national behemoth Lowe’s built, renovated and remodeled a vast array has a large inventory for customers. of homes. In OKC, Kent Hoffman Construction is a full-service builder and home-improveIn-Home Video/Audio ment company. Paul Little Construction works on everything from small remodels In Tulsa, locally owned Video Revolution to high-end restorations and constructions. has offered personalized sales, installation Matt Wilson Custom Homes has more than and service since 1982. Dynamic Audio 30 years of experience in home construction prides itself on being a family business and and residential development. focusing on service since 2007. Best Buy, as a national chain, brings access to thousands of products in-store and online. In Oklahoma City, Vox Audio Visual has Home Improvement/ outfitted just about any size of venue, from Appliance Store universities and city governments to individual homes. Audio Dimensions touts its sales Across the state, home improvement and installations of custom-home theaters, favorites include the national powerhouses whole-house audio systems and commercial of Lowe’s and The Home Depot and the integrations. Digital Future Security & Auregionally popular Metro Appliances tomation, as its name denotes, offers a range & More. Customers can find just about

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Interior Designer

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CORE has the largest operating rooms in the Tulsa area, as well as the latest and most advanced medical technology. Our physicians, surgeons and staff are among the best, providing advanced, top-of-the-line care to all our patients in Bristow, Jenks and Cushing. Just as important, our affiliation with Bristow Medical Center means we are committed to the same standards of quality patient care, dedication to patient satisfaction and rigorous attention to patient safety that have been the hallmarks of Bristow for over 60 years.

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Kitchen Designer In Tulsa, Imperial Kitchens, Inc., has specialized in upscale selections for more than 40 years. The namesake of Jay Rambo Co. was a former Hollywood set builder who moved to Tulsa and set up shop in 1953; it’s now owned by a former salesman with the firm. Kitchen Ideas has designed and built customized and critically acclaimed projects since 1976. In OKC, Classic Kitchens has kept customers’ needs a priority since its founding in 1984. A Karen Black Company’s namesake owner was one of the first in Oklahoma to be registered as a Custom Kitchen Designer. Urban Kitchens highlights how it works within anyone’s budget to create a custom, distinct look.

Landscape Designer Clare Ashby Landscape Architect of Tulsa says it takes “design cues from the land itself and our client’s lifestyle.” Kingdom Landscape has onsite consultations and adjusts to any project’s unique needs. Tom’s Outdoor Living highlights an array of projects, along with extensive maintenance services. In Oklahoma City, Caviness Landscape Design has had projects featured on Destination America and HGTV’s Cool Pools. With 30 years experience, Ward Design Group, LLC, understands the demands of Oklahoma’s climate and uses that knowledge in its projects. TLC Garden Centers, independently owned, has grown from a small plant shop in 1980 to a two-store, 20-acre operation.

Lawn and Garden Store In Tulsa, Sanders Nursery says its decades of hard work and experience distinguish it from megastores. Southwood Landscape and Garden Center, in operation for more than 35 years, offers extensive workshops in addition to its products and services. Westlake Ace Hardware, with four Tulsa County locations and nine more in metropolitan OKC, fills its parking lots with plants and flowers. Hardscape Materials in Bixby markets many outdoor solutions and offers a relaxing area to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Ted & Debbie’s Flower Garden,

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family-owned and operated, serves Tulsa and surrounding counties. Under the Sun Garden Center says it has found its niche as a high-end boutique center unlike traditional nurseries. In Oklahoma City, TLC Garden Centers has been listed in Nursery Retailer magazine’s top 100 since 1996. National chains Lowe’s and The Home Depot literally carry tons of options to its stores every day.

Lawn Maintenance LawnAmerica has grown from a tiny Tulsa company in 1999 to one with locations in Oklahoma County, and Charlotte and Asheville, N.C. TruGreen has more than 2.3 million customers nationwide. Complete Lawn Care, locally owned and operated, maintains lawns and sprinklers, picks up leaves and provides pest control. In OKC, Lawn Love Lawn Care has locations all over the country. TurfWorks prides itself on reliable communication with customers and following through with its services. Employee-owned AgriLawn has had the mantra of “We Care” since its founding more than 25 years ago.

Lighting Store In Tulsa and Edmond, LifeStyles bills itself as the state’s largest lighting store. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery has scores of options for customers to consider. In OKC, Hunzicker Brothers Lighting Gallery dates its first showroom to 1927. In Tulsa, Garbe’s has provided one-on-one attention to generations of customers since 1970.

Cosmopolitan Apartments is a mile’s walk along Riverside Drive to the Gathering Place and offers numerous high-end amenities. The Tulsa Club Hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, plays up the art deco architecture of a Tulsa landmark. The Pearl District continues to expand with shops, galleries, breweries, eateries and coffeehouses. The Edge at East Village is an easy walk to the Arts and Blue Dome districts and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The Metropolitan Apartments, in the heart of downtown OKC, has top-flight amenities and grounds. The SoSA District (south of St. Anthony Hospital) is a collection of new and restored homes near downtown. Residents of Meadowbrook Acres share a walkable, urban lifestyle a few miles from downtown. Scissortail Park, a 70-acre urban oasis, is scheduled to open its first phase this fall.

Paint Store Across the state, national chain SherwinWilliams is a favorite. In Tulsa, Elder Paint & Wallpaper, founded in 1939, has some employees who’ve been with the company for more than 25 years. Spectrum Paint, operating since 1986, has stores throughout Oklahoma. The Cox family has run H-I-S Coatings in Oklahoma City since 1972.

Pool Designer Dolphin Pools and Spas highlights that it is Tulsa’s oldest family-owned and operated pool store. Baker Pools offers 3D designs to help customers visualize their projects


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and fit their budgets. Fiesta Pools and Spas, begun in 1956, relies on its long-held reputation and has two locations. Vivion Pools and Spas, Inc., specializes in custom, high-end pools. Sierra Pools & Spas is a family-owned company founded by Paul and Tammy Bemies in 2007; they are in business with their daughter and son-in-law. In OKC, Caviness Landscape Design boasts a wide range of one-of-a-kind, highend pools. Blue Haven Pools and Spas aims to transform each backyard into a resort. Ward Design Group, LLC, features customized pools. Prestige Pools and Spas is part of the Master Pools Guild.

Plumbing Service Airco Service has steadily grown since its beginning in 1961 and increased its acquisitions of other companies to become a favorite in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In Tulsa, Williams Plumbing, founded in 1988, installs or repairs just about any fixture or problem associated with water in the home. Since 1945, Allied Plumbing Supply has provided service to clients, in addition to online help for do-it-yourself plumbers. Mullin Plumbing has provided service to customers since 1973. Roto-Rooter’s Tulsa and Oklahoma City stores are independent franchises of the national chain. Big C’s Plumbing Service, in operation for more than 20 years, highlights its service record and low prices. In OKC, Hull Plumbing, Inc., begun in 1998, boasts of its customer-oriented approach to repairs.

Real Estate Company In Tulsa, Walter and Associates knows the area well since its founding in 1986 and boasts talented Realtors to help sell your home. McGraw Realtors says it’s the largest independent real-estate company in Oklahoma and has no shortage of skillful associates to help in your real estate journey. Keller Williams Realty, a favorite in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, says the national company has the most agents, units and sales volume of any real-estate firm in the world. Chinowth & Cohen Realtors is one of the largest independent real-estate

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firms in the state. Sam Rader began his realestate company in 1978 and it has grown into Coldwell Banker Select with more than 500 agents. Berkshire Hathaway touts Tulsa as a liveable city and harbors a wide range of clients. Throughout the state, Century 21 has dozens of offices and hundreds of skilled agents. In OKC, First Source Real Estate, Inc., has 14 high-caliber Realtors in its office.

trust of clients for more than 40 years. In Oklahoma City, R&R Exteriors boasts of its qualified workers, quick service and fair pricing. Elliott Roofing, family-owned since 1981, commits itself to quality, character and conscientiousness. Basey’s Roofing says, “The only measure of our success and reputation is the satisfaction of our customers.”

Remodeler

In Tulsa, TornadoSafe offers solid-steel shelters and has strict installation procedures. FamilySafe features above-ground shelters that have survived EF5 tornadoes. F5 Storm Shelters highlights shelters with 10-gauge steel, a jack to remove any debris atop it and a GPS locator. In OKC, Storm Safe Shelters, in business since 1987, was the first in the state to install shelters in garage floors. Central PreCast specializes in concrete structures. Ground Zero Storm Shelters offers a variety of shelters to survive severe storms.

In Tulsa, Powers Design and Build specializes in custom remodeling, with more than 1,000 completed projects. David Trebilcock Construction provides free estimates on its contracting work. For more than 30 years, Barron & McClary operates on the principles of trust, partnership, authenticity and ethics. In OKC, Paul Little Construction, begun in 1997, specializes in all home projects. Remodeling Concepts’ owner, Craig Brudzinski, has refurbished and improved homes since 1996. Thomas McMillian of TRM Construction and Handyman Services offers solutions to any redesign, big or small.

Roofer In Tulsa, A-Best Roofing, founded in 1988, has built, repaired or replaced more than 30,000 roofs. Lewis Roofing specializes in residential, commercial and storm-damaged projects. T-Town Roofing has gained the

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Title/Escrow Company In Tulsa, Guaranty Abstract Co. has been owned and managed by three generations of the Kirkpatrick family since 1928. Tulsa Abstract & Title Company has offered escrow closing services since 1986. FirsTitle says it’s the largest independently owned abstract and title company in Northeastern Oklahoma. Titan Title & Closing has served Tulsa County for 23 years. In Oklahoma City, AIC Title Service, LLC, has helped clients in 150 countries since its founding in 1989. The Oklahoma City Abstract and Title Co., begun in 1907, is in its fourth generation of family ownership. First American Title is plugged into a nationwide network of operations.

Window Company Across Oklahoma, Pella Windows and Doors is a popular choice because of the company’s diverse and innovative products. Founded in 1979, Thermal Windows makes its products in Tulsa and has showrooms in Tulsa and OKC. Champion Windows offers decades of expertise at its OKC and Tulsa locations.


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Accounting Firm Tulsans turn to Eide Bailly LLP, which offers everything from estate planning to audit preparations. HoganTaylor LLP, in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, helps with litigation support, risk assurance and wealth management, and Carl Webb CPA has you covered with bookkeeping, payroll and IRS representation. Oklahoma Citians turn to the Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting Firm for penalty abatements, bankruptcy and innocent spouse relief. The team at Ancel Airington & Associates in Edmond excels in an array of financial planning services and works with you on unique situations. Early & Means boasts experienced accountants to help you in any step of your financial journey.

Airline Oklahomans enjoy the customer service and

cost-efficient flights of Southwest Airlines to take them where they need to go. Others enjoy American Airlines for its rarely delayed flights and smooth travels, and many vote for the varied flight options on Delta Air Lines or the friendly staff and organized service at United Airlines.

Assisted Living Center Tulsans prefer Inverness Village for a highly qualified staff, a welcoming atmosphere and top-tier amenities. Residents of Senior Star Living enjoy the many activities and the strong sense of community. Saint Simeon’s boasts everything from a memory center to Parkinson’s care and cottage living. Tulsans also favor Montereau due to its rehabilitation, independent living and health services. Oklahoma City offers The Fountains at Canterbury, with numerous outings for residents, financial options and first-rate dining. Others enjoy Concordia Life Care Community for its top-of-the-line support services and long-term care. Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center is another OKC pick and offers both short- and long-term care.

Attorney

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Tulsans trust William R. Grimm of Barrow and Grimm in business-related litigation, including creditor rights, bankruptcy and intellectual property disputes. Brad Beasley of Boesche McDermott LLP can assist with real estate, banking and other corporate matters. When personal injury or medical malpractice cases arise, Tulsans choose Michael Barkett of The Barkett Law Firm. Anthony Gorospe of Gorospe Law Group also excels in

personal injury cases big and small. Others utilize the talents of Bruce Edge of the Edge Law Firm because he’s Tulsa’s only board certified DUI lawyer. Keith Swift of The Swift Law Firm handles matters pertaining to mass torts or personal injury. In Oklahoma City, Randall K. Calvert of the Calvert Law Firm garners votes for his prowess in mergers and acquisitions and civil litigation. For issues regarding discrimination, overtime pay or wrongful terminations, Mark E. Hammons Sr. of Hammons, Gowens, Hurst and Associates is the man to see. For excellent criminal defense skills and a man who fights for the underdog, visit Elliott C. Crawford, Attorney at Law. Noble McIntyre of McIntyre Law P.C. empowers victims of personal injury, car accidents or product liability to get the compensation they deserve.

Auto/Tire Shop Across Oklahoma, Robertson Tire is a top pick for a full-service auto shop experience, whether you need an oil change or alignment. Hibdon Tires Plus offers high-caliber vehicle maintenance, great deals and friendly services. Others rely on Firestone Tires for exceptional products and craftsmanship on every trip.

Bank You need to be careful about who you trust with your money, and Tulsans and Oklahoma Citians alike choose Bank of Oklahoma for checking and savings accounts, credit cards and loans. Others enjoy Regent Bank for mobile banking and a bevy of financial resources. Arvest Bank is a top choice for mortgages, investments and trusts. You can’t go wrong with Bank of America for its many loan packages. Others enjoy the personal touch at RCB Bank, which offers assistance with both personal and business banking. Others turn to Commerce Bank


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to invest, borrow, insure or learn about financial options. Oklahoma Citians enjoy MidFirst Bank for its loan programs and friendly service. Another top choice is First Fidelity Bank for auto or education loans, free ATMs and savings accounts. Citizens Bank of Edmond has been around for over a century and offers top-notch financial services.

Caterer In Tulsa, 624 Catering earns top marks for its cuisine and expert service. Others enjoy Aila’s Catering Events, Inc., for customizable menus, drop-off service and hors d’oeuvres. Another top choice is Just Catering by Orr for its fare and wedding coordination services. Ludger’s Catering and Events offers bar service, full-service catering, centerpieces and linen rentals. In Oklahoma City, Aunt Pittypat’s Ca-

tering features customizable menus and unparalleled hospitality. Others prefer Nancy’s Kitchen for its superb breakfast and lunch catering menus, and Ned’s Catering takes the cake with creative menus and above-andbeyond service.

ingenuity and supportive environment; Cox Communications for its collaborative work environment; and Ben E. Keith Foods for excellent work/life balance and benefits.

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Tulsans support Manhattan Construction Group for its superior workmanship and client-focused business decisions. Both Tulsa and Oklahoma City voters trust Crossland Construction Company, Inc., to help with a project from start to finish. Flintco offers competitive bids, general contracting and top-notch management. Nabholz Construction Corp. covers projects in a variety of categories – from industrial to commercial and civil. Cowen Construction has more than a century of experience with all kinds of construction needs. GE Johnson Construction Company in Oklahoma City specializes in everything from conceptualization of a project to final construction, and Miller-Tippens Construction Company handles any job, from homes to car dealerships and offices.

Tulsans vote for Alan Armstrong of Williams Companies, who took the helm in 2011 and has expanded the company’s reach to touch 30 percent of all U.S. natural gas volumes. Tulsans praise Jake Henry Jr. of Saint Francis Health System for his commitment to Tulsa and philanthropic initiatives. Others enjoy the leadership of Steven Bradshaw, who has been with BOK Financial Corp. for more than 20 years and understands each branch of the company. Employees in Oklahoma City favor David Green of Hobby Lobby for his employeesfirst attitude and commitment to philanthropy. David Hager of Devon Energy has been CEO since 2015 and brings a rich history of expertise to the job. Another top choice is Harold Hamm, who has been with Continental Resources since its inception in 1967 and remains wholly committed to the company.

Company to Work For

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Many factors create a great place to work, and QuikTrip wins with great pay, culture, benefits and bonuses. Fleming Construction Group is a top contender that offers smooth operations and community involvement. The employees of Saint Francis Health System appreciate the benefits, passionate coworkers and compensation, and Ross Group garners votes for a positive environment and team-centric operations. Fabricut is another top choice that offers hardworking management and opportunity for advancement. Oklahoma City employees endorse American Fidelity Assurance Co. for its pension plans, challenging work and flexible schedules. For supportive coworkers and great vacation policies, Oklahoma Citians choose INTEGRIS Health. Other top choices are OU Medicine for its flexibility,

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Credit Union For a great deal on a home or car loan, plus account services and quality service, Tulsans and Oklahoma Citians visit Tinker Federal Credit Union. Another top choice is Oklahoma Central Credit Union for financial wellness help and finance education. For personalized service, Red Crown Credit Union is the way to go in Tulsa. Communication Federal Credit Union in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City covers loans, checking and savings accounts with first-rate customer service. Tulsa Federal Credit Union focuses on each individual client and offers an array of financial education, and TTCU Federal Credit Union is a top choice for online banking, loans and helpful resources. True Sky Credit Union is a top contender in Oklahoma City for low interest rates on loans and easy banking. WEOKIE Federal Credit Union garners votes for its high-interest savings and convenient ATM locations.

Dry Cleaners/Laundry Phoenix Cleaners has been a well-respected institution in Tulsa for more than 100 years.


electrical and civil projects. Cyntergy AEC offers a talented architectural, engineering and construction team, and Crafton Tull provides myriad services, including transportation, planning and architecture. Oklahoma City values the work of Cowan Group Engineering for maximum efficiency in numerous civil engineering projects. Cardinal Engineering is a top choice for government and industry customers, and SECG Engineering provides analysis, simulations and design engineering.

LaMode Cleaners offers tiptop dry cleaning and shirt laundry service, and Yale Cleaners boasts mobile check-in technology and carhop service. Fox Cleaners offers repairs and alterations along with dry cleaning. Others endorse Spiffy’s Cleaners and WaterStone Cleaners for great deals, service and pickup/ delivery service. Oklahoma City turns to Swiss Cleaners & Laundry, which offers home delivery and wash, dry and fold service. Vista Dry Cleaners in Edmond offers sustainable dry cleaning options, and Nichols Hills Cleaners boasts expert stain removal, even on wedding gowns.

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Energy Company Williams Companies excels in maximizing the efficiency of natural gas and natural gas products for customers, employees and communities. SemGroup is named as a top energy company for its vast networks of pipelines, marine terminals and storage facilities and its expert capabilities in connecting oil and gas producers to refiners and end users. Magellan Midstream Partners is a leader in the transportation and distribution of petroleum and crude oil. ONEOK boasts one of the country’s best natural gas-liquids systems, and ONE Gas provides top-quality natural gas services to Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. In Oklahoma City, Devon Energy excels in oil and natural gas exploration and production, with focuses on minimizing debt and maximizing cash flow. Chaparral Energy leads the charge in Blaine, Canadian, Garfield and Kingfisher counties. OG&E Energy boasts more than 750,000 customers

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in Oklahoma and Arkansas, Continental Resources, dubbed “America’s oil champion,” is a top 10 independent oil producer in the contiguous United States, and SandRidge Energy prides itself on high-volume production and exploration of drilling sites.

Engineering Company In Tulsa, Wallace Engineering has had a hand in a variety of projects in the health-care, hospitality and sports sectors. Professional Engineering Consultants has numerous Midwest locations and covers everything from wastewater engineering to

Talmadge Powell of tpc studios specializes in both branding and perfectly executing your next event, and has spearheaded numerous events and branding strategies around the state. For the wedding or social event of your dreams, Ashley Farthing-Porto of Farthing Events can make any wish come true. Ever Something offers event coordination, floral design and personal service. OKC residents turn to Eventures for innovation and flawless execution. For precise attention to detail, visit factor 110 | 110 events, or try Judy Lehmbeck Bridal and Party for a stress-free, beautiful event.

Florist Toni’s Flowers and Gifts offers high-quality florals, attentive service and decades of knowledge. Mary Murray’s Flowers is tough to beat with its stunning bouquets and quick, easy deliveries. Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop never fails to impress and has been in business since 1905. Stems, another top-rated spot, is located in Utica Square. Burnett’s Flowers & Design offers beautiful products at a great price. In Oklahoma City, Tony Foss Flowers assists with deliveries, special events or justbecause blooms. New Leaf Florist is another top pick for its dazzling service and florals, along with Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center with dozens of floral varieties for any occasion.

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When a loss in the family occurs, Tulsans rely on Moore Funeral Home for a meaningful ceremony that fully honors the loved one’s memory. Others trust Ninde Funeral and Cremation for its 80-plus years of service. Floral Haven offers cremation and


help with obituaries, and Stanleys Funeral & Cremation Services assists with burials, memorial services and cremations. Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Oklahoma City offers cost-effective plans to make the process easy, and Baggerley Funeral Home can plan every facet of the service. Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory is another top pick, with services for all faiths and cultures.

Hair Salon Jara Herron Salon & Medical Spa is the place to visit if you want to switch your look with haircuts, colorings and styling, along with hormone therapy and micro-needling. Others turn to Cypress Avenue Salon for a knowledgeable staff and welcoming atmosphere, or Ihloff Salon & Day Spa for wallet-friendly chops by talented hair dressers. iidentity Salon is another pick for all hair-styling needs. Oklahoma City boasts of Velvet Monkey Salon for it premier services and products. Salon W has more than 200 positive reviews on Google, with expert hair stylists brightening people’s days. You can explore Eden Salon & Spa for a wide variety of products and talented hairdressers.

Higher Education Oklahomans turn to the University of Oklahoma for first-class education in a wide variety of colleges, booming social clubs and activities, and an exciting on-campus atmosphere. Oklahoma State University is another top pick that offers an incomparable education, financial aid and scholarships, and more than 300 majors and minors. For those looking for a private institution, the University of Tulsa offers more than 60 undergraduate degrees, 40 master’s programs and 16 doctoral degree programs, plus ample social opportunities and a beautiful campus. Others turn to Oklahoma City University for a top-tier education in everything from arts and sciences to dance and entertainment, nursing, religion or visual arts. Tulsa Community College offers passionate professors, convenient payment plans and a variety of student resources for those looking to transfer to a four-year university.

Home/Auto Insurance Oklahomans prefer Farmers Insurance Group and its experienced agents, easy claims and significant discounts. State Farm Insurance is another top choice with its safe drivers’ discounts and plans for every phase of life. GEICO offers free quotes, quick mobile payments and responsive customer service, and Allstate covers insurance for every facet of life.

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When termites and other pests become a threat to your home or office, EMCO Termite & Pest Control is

the place Tulsans choose for these daunting issues. Others prefer Orkin Pest & Termite Control and Terminix for quality service that’s done right the first time. Another top pick for Tulsans is Arrow Exterminators for quick, efficient service. Oklahoma Citians choose the skill set and friendly service of Massey Services, Inc. You can’t go wrong with the competitive pricing and proven results of Moxie Pest Control, or the capable staff at Aztec Exterminating, which ensures your dwelling is protected.

Investment Firm If you aim to solidify your financial future, Merrill Lynch can help with wealth management, retirement planning and financial guidance. Morgan Stanley offers advice on investment management, inclusive innovation and staying atop market trends. You can’t go wrong with Ameriprise Financial for personalized advice, planning for life milestones and top-tier advisors. Others turn to Charles Schwab for modern approaches to investing and retirement, and Edward Jones offers personalized attention and financial plans.

Law Firm Tulsans turn to Barrow & Grimm for its array of seasoned attorneys who help with tax law, business litigation, banking or family law. Others utilize the talents of Latham | Steele | Lehman for its understanding of industries, including aerospace, communication and hospitality. Jones Gotcher Attorneys and Counselors is another pick in the fields of insurance defense, real estate, family law and employment, and Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts assists in criminal law, professional liability, intellectual property and discrimination proceedings. The staff of Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson in Oklahoma City has you covered in legal matters from A to U (aero-


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space to utilities), and can handle the case discreetly and skillfully. Echols & Associates offers superior help in matrimonial law, along with adoptions, paternity action and victim protective orders. White & Weddle, P.C., trial lawyers helps with dangerous products, education law and bad-faith insurance, while Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom emphasizes medical liability, insurance law and car accidents. You can’t go wrong with Crowe & Dunlevy for more than a century of expertise, ranging from wind and renewable energy to criminal defense. Ward Glass Attorneys advocates for each client in employment law, personal injury and civil-rights cases.

Life Insurance Oklahomans turn to MetLife for both term and permanent life insurance and a knowledgeable staff. Others work with American Fidelity Assurance Co. for a cooperative team and myriad plans. Prudential Financial is a top pick for affordability and expert customer support, and New York Life Insurance Company works to customize the plan right for you. MassMutual garners votes for a variety of options, affordability and customization options.

Manufacturing/ Industrial Company Tulsans prefer Matrix Service Company for its services, ranging from construction and engineering to natural gas processing and process plant design. Zeeco is a world leader

in combustion and environment systems, with myriad resources for new clients. Ditch Witch in Perry creates partnerships built on shared values and has contributed innovative products to the underground construction industry. T.D. Williamson is an innovator in pipeline maintenance, repair and modifications and specializes in isolating and minimizing risks. Advanced Research Chemicals, Inc., is a highly specialized fluoride manufacturer known as a top-tier resource in specialty chemicals. In Oklahoma City, Kimray Inc. creates reliable, American-made control equipment and has reinvented the pressure regulation and oil and gas industries. Another top pick is Boardman, which specializes in custom heavy metal fabrication. Delco Electric also takes honors for its award-winning commercial contractor work.

Moving Service Moving is a stressful event in one’s life, and Tulsans and Oklahoma Citians alike turn to Two Men and a Truck for quick, reliable and friendly expertise. Murphy Jones Moving receives high praise for its affordable rates and dependable service, along with Armstrong Relocation for decades of flexible service and friendly employees Those on the move in Oklahoma City enjoy 2 Fellas and a Big Vehicle Moving Company for quick service and easy scheduling. Ace Moving & Storage, LLC, is another top choice for affordable service and stress-free scheduling.

Pet Boarding Services Tulsans trust the capable hands of Riverbrook Animal Hospital for state-of-the-art medical care, plus grooming and pet wellness. Fifteenth Street Veterinary Group excels in friendly service, dental care and micro-chipping. Tip Top K9 Dog Training works with even the most difficult pets to ensure a wellbehaved fur baby upon pickup.

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Warwick Animal Hospital in Oklahoma City has you covered for emergency and preventative care, plus wellness exercises. Pet Medical Center of Edmond offers convenient pickup and drop-off times, plus a comfortable dwelling for your animal, and Lucky Dog Lodge provides top-tier boarding for cats and dogs of all sizes, plus fair rates and extra play time upon request.

Pet Grooming Service The Paw Spa in Tulsa covers everything from shed-reducing treatments to mud baths and massages. Tulsa and Oklahoma City alike turn to both PetSmart and Petco for expert care and top-notch bathing and grooming. Oklahoma City pet owners enjoy the staff at Warwick Animal Hospital for convenient hours, high-quality equipment and vaccinations during grooming appointments.

Place to Call When You Smash Your Car Whether it’s a fender-bender or a massive accident, Hourglass Collision Repair has you covered with detailing, replacements and repairs. Barron & Hart has been a trusted name in Tulsa since 1947, and Karoll Martin Paint and Body always gets your car back to its former glory. Oklahoma Citians like Collision Works for its peace-of-mind guarantee and craftsmanship. In Edmond, John Puckett Auto Collision is a trusted family business that handles all repair needs. Bob Moore Collision Center is also a great choice for a vast array of services for your vehicle.

Place to Detail Your Car When you want to spiff up your vehicle’s appearance, Hourglass Auto Spa of Tulsa is a top choice with services including your own consultant, interior and exterior detail, and refinishing. Rocket Lube and Wash offers waxes, cleans and shines, and White Glove Auto can handle window tinting, accessories and coating for vehicles. In Oklahoma City, Red Carpet Car Wash earns superior marks for its work and friendly employees. The Auto Spa provides dependable detailing that will last, and Aqua


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Realtor Buying or selling your home is a breeze with Peter Walter of Walter and Associates; he has decades of experience in all Tulsa markets and specializes in high-dollar homes. Jacki Crews of McGraw Realtors has more than 30 years of experience and works in any price range comfortably. Laura Hawkins of McGraw Realtors boasts more than 20 years of marketing expertise and finds innovative ways to market your home, and Blake Loveless of Walter and Associates is another top producer who harbors an intimate knowledge of Tulsa neighborhoods. Oklahoma Citians prefer Tiffany Little at Keller Williams Realty, who specializes in residential single-family and multi-family homes. Paula Peeler of Kalidy earns praise for her focus on the clients’ needs. Ann Ballew of Keller Williams Realty is another top producer whose passion for her job reaps results.

Rental Car Firm Oklahomans turn to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for competitive rates, a wide selection and quick service. Others enjoy Avis Car Rental

for cost-efficient deals and easy reservations. Budget Car Rental provides top-tier services and products at relatively low costs.

Retirement Community Tulsans prefer Inverness Village for its myriad housing options and top-notch health services. Others enjoy the varied choices at Senior Star Living, including independent living, skilled nursing and memory support. Town Village touts easy transportation options and skilled therapy partners, and Zarrow Pointe offers an aquatic center, tai chi and flexibility training. Timberwood Assisted Living in Oklahoma City allows residents to move at their own pace with exciting activities. Epworth Villa offers an inviting environment with a top-of-the-line staff and amenities, and Spanish Cove Retirement Village provides a certified personal trainer, an on-site medical clinic and diverse programming.

Staffing Agency Whether you’re looking for a dependable employee or employer in Tulsa or OKC,

Express Employment Professionals provides professional human-resource solutions. Another winner in both cities, Robert Half boasts top-of-the-line matching technology to ensure the best candidates are hired. Another top choice in Tulsa is Key Personnel for assistance in industrial, administrative, legal, technical, medical and financial divisions. In Oklahoma City, Kelly Services has you covered in connecting excellent companies and employees in dozens of countries. American StaffCorp. of OKC assists with staffing, payroll and direct hires, and Fuse3 Solutions is a privately held firm putting the interests of clients first.

Technology/Software Company Tulsans like TMA Systems for its innovative maintenance-management software, professional consultations and helpful training. Others enjoy ConsumerAffairs for its expert resources and myriad reviews that help during important purchases. Integrated Business Technologies garners votes for helping companies resolve informationtechnology issues, reduce downtime and increase profitability. Critical Technologies, Inc., in Oklahoma City is highly revered and has processed more than 8 billion documents. Paycom excels in top-of-the-line online payroll and human-resource software for companies around the United States, and MCSG Technologies helps major government entities – including the Department of Defense – with tricky issues.

Transportation Company Melton Truck Lines, a leader in the industry for more than 60 years, employs more than 1,200 drivers coast-to-coast. UPS earns high marks for reliable shipping and customer service, along with FedEx for expert courier services and easy tracking services. Miller Truck Lines prides itself on sustainability, rapid response and timely deliveries.

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In Oklahoma City, TBS Factoring Service has a commitment to digital transformation and 50 years of quality experience in making trucking easier with technology and convenient services. Copeland Trucking Company offers heavy-hauling and freightmanagement solutions. Mid-Con Carriers Corp. provides reliable transportation of a variety of products, and Freymiller specializes in temperature-controlled deliveries made in a timely fashion.

Tribal Enterprise The business subsidiaries of Native American tribes positively contribute to the economic and cultural fabrics of the state. Cherokee Nation’s business sector, based in Catoosa, is described as the “economic engine” of the nation and creates an array of diverse jobs that improve Oklahoma’s economy. As one of the largest tribes in the nation, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and its business headquarters in Okmulgee focus on the health, safety, social and physical wellbeing and economic advancement of its citizens. The Osage Nation and its subsidiaries, based in Pawhuska, are committed to preserving the values and teachings of the tribe, and offer cultural education, informative events and diverse job opportunities. The Chickasaw Nation, based in Ada, and its business industries in Norman, have worked diligently since the 1980s to build a diverse economic base to benefit current and future generations of its people, with a focus on self-sufficiency and self-determination. The Choctaw Nation’s business subsidiaries in Durant offer a staggering number of

services, including health, finance and education, while generating millions of dollars annually for Oklahoma. Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s enterprises, headquartered in Shawnee, protect and nurture the tribe’s culture, provide veteran assistance, housing and career services, and create substantial employment opportunities and revenue for its members. Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, based in Wewoka with business ventures in Seminole, offers outreach programs for everything from transportation to diabetes care and improves the state’s economy with its numerous enterprises.

Veterinarian/ Animal Hospital Tulsans endorse VCA Woodland Central Animal Hospital for competitive rates, vast knowledge and exotic animal care. Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital and its preventative and emergency care, laser surgery and dental expertise receive top marks. For microchipping, house calls and ultrasounds, try Woodland West Animal Hospital, or visit Care Animal Hospital, which offers digital radiology and wellness care. In OKC, Warwick Animal Hospital features dietary counseling and an array of surgical services. Pet Medical Center of Edmond earns praise for its allergy treatments, behavior counseling and spay/neuter clinic, and Nichols Hills Veterinary Clinic offers top-of-the-line exams, grooming and nutritional counseling.

Wedding Cakes Tulsans have relied upon Merritt’s Bakery for 40 years – not only for delicious desserts, but for dependable and friendly service and a good value. Anne Keller Cakes is committed to making the dessert of your dreams and has been in business since 1981. Another top choice, Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery, boasts more than 200 positive reviews from happy customers. In Norman, Amy Cakes “takes the cake” with delicious creations that have been featured in a variety

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of regional and national publications. Another top contender, Andrea Howard Cakes, creates custom desserts that dazzle the eyes … and the taste buds. Raspberries n’ Creme in Oklahoma City provides quick and costefficient service, plus stunning, succulent creations. You can’t go wrong with Uptown Grocery Co., with talented bakers and designers who create the cake of your dreams.

Wedding Photographer Tulsans believe Picturesque Photos by Amanda is the top choice for quick turnaround, friendly service and beautiful photographs. Others enjoy the talents of Andi Bravo Photography, which boasts a five-star Google rating and specializes in fine art, romantic wedding photos. Another top contender is Andrea Murphy Photography if you’re looking for a photographer who puts subjects at ease and delivers stunning images every time. Oklahoma Citians enjoy Ely Fair Photography for competitive rates and a fine art/ editorial approach. Josh McCullock Photography boasts a talented repertoire and ability to capture candid moments, and Chelsea Reece Photography earns praise for professionalism, enthusiasm and the delivery of high-quality products. Others enjoy Kelsi Laine Photography, traveling the world to capture brides on their special days, and the duo of Travis + Haley G. Photography can deliver breathtaking images in a laid-back environment.

Wireless Service Verizon earns honors for its variety of plans, competitive deals, myriad phone options and service. Others enjoy the tried-and-true AT&T for connections, discounts and customer service. Others prefer T-Mobile for its numerous plan options and unlimited talk, text and data.


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Tulsans endorse Gabriel Horn of Uplifting Skincare; he’s a medical micro-pigmentologist and aesthetician in business for nearly 30 years that offers peels, facials and more. Ashley Yancey of The Skin Bar is a certified paramedical aesthetician and excels in Gua-Sha, a facial massage technique. Jenna Case at Skin Care Institute boasts more than a decade of experience, passion and a deep knowledge of her craft. Oklahoma Citians turn to Vanessa Smith at McKinzie Aesthetics Center for an array of services, from Botox to facials. Caitlin Kellam at Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics garners votes for her aesthetics expertise and enthusiastic service. Kasey Swayden, PA-C, of Dr. Tim R. Love Plastic Surgery, has wellrounded knowledge in many medical aesthetic procedures. Amber Cummins of Zen Aesthetics & Wellness Med Spa is an expert in laser

Cancer Center Cancer Treatment Centers of America is Tulsa’s trusted, go-to facility when a daunting diagnosis strikes; specialists tackle virtually any form of the disease – from adrenal cancer to uterine cancer. Tulsans also rely on Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute for comprehensive cancer care and health care, including surgery and radiation. In Oklahoma City, many travel to Stephenson Cancer Center for its National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center status, state-of-the-art facilities and breakthrough research. INTEGRIS Cancer Institute has a comprehensive focus on the patient – from diagnosis to treatment and survivorship. For highly individualized cancer care and cuttingedge technology, patients visit Oklahoma Proton Center.

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CBD Shop The Tulsa American Shaman Center offers an array of oils, along with gummies and supplements. In Tulsa and Oklahoma City, customers enjoy CBD Plus USA for knowledgeable employees and a variety of natural relief oils. Others turn to The East Village Dispensary for various oils and other cannabidiol products. Oklahoma City residents enjoy the service and array of products at The CBD Store of OKC. Others trust Buddy’s CBD Wellness for sprays, oils and even products for pets.

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Chiropractor Tulsans trust Dr. Chuck Zoellner at Zoellner Chiropractic for services that include corrective exercises, relief after car accidents and rehabilitative therapy. Another top pick is Active Approach Chiropractic for its focus not just on the symptoms but the underlying problems. Dr. Rick Huskey at Huskey Chiropractic helps with everything from chronic pain to sports injuries and herniated discs. Oklahoma Citians visit Ford Chiropractic Clinic for a well-rounded evaluation and offerings that include both micro-current and ultrasound therapy. Harmony Chiropractic in Edmond is another top choice for physical therapy and back pain relief, and Wes Hill of Hill Chiropractic Clinic in Edmond also garners praise for care in adjustments, wellness and corrective exercises.

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Dr. E. Bradley Garber has helped thousands of patients achieve their appearance goals, from skin treatments to liposuction and breast augmentations. Dr. Bryan Whitlock of Whitlock Cosmetic Center is a premier plastic surgeon who delivers results with convenient payment plans. Dr. Stephen M. Paulsen of Plastic Surgery Associates of Tulsa can help with brow lifts, breast augmentations and the popular “Mommy Makeover.” Those in Oklahoma City turn to Dr. Juan Brou at Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics for body contouring, face-lifts and breast reductions. Dr. Tim Love of Dr. Tim Love Plastic Surgery boasts more than 30 years of experience in patient-centered care amid many services. Dr. Derek Shadid of Shadid Plastic Surgery Associates features


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rhinoplasty, liposuction and augmentation. Dr. Justin Jones at Jones Plastic Surgery excels at personalized treatment in surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and Dr. Erik Nuveen of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates garners votes for affordable specials and quality care.

Dentist Dr. Mike Hinkle at Utica Dental provides top-notch care in Invisalign and Lumineers technology, plus general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. For a family-owned business with services including crowns, implants and bonding, visit Dr. Matt Kincaid at Kincaid Family Dental. Others enjoy Dr. Mark Davis at Perfect Smile for cosmetic dentistry, restoration and whitenings. In Oklahoma City, Dr. Ben Pinkston at Pinkston Dental Care provides adept service in everything from denture care to fillings and veneers. Another top contender, Dr. Lee Eliot in Edmond, performs skillful work and offers convenient payment plans. Others looking for quick and skillful service in a wide variety of offerings, from orthodontics to implants and general care, turn to Dental Depot.

Dermatologist Dr. Jeff Alexander at Skin Care Institute boasts more than 30 years of experience in everything from acne and alopecia to melanoma, dermatitis and vitiligo. Dr. Kristen Rice at Center for Dermatology is a favorite for an array of dermatological services, including lesion treatment, cryotherapy and acne therapies. Others turn to Tulsa Dermatology Clinic for board-certified dermatologists performing both medical and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Lynn Anderson at Midtown Dermatology is another top contender for her skills in Botox, skin cancer removal and laser hair removal. In Oklahoma City, Dr. Blaine Lehr at Dermatology Clinic Inc. treats rashes, moles, cancers and acne. Dr. Andrew John at Edmond Dermatology Clinic wins praise for his decades of service and care in a variety of procedures. Dr. Julie Lowe at Lowe Dermatology has prowess in family dermatology, cosmetic procedures and skin cancer removal.

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Family Physician Dr. Joe Reese is a top pick in Tulsa for his reliability, experience and bedside manner. Dr. Trudy Milner earns high praise for her patient care. Dr. Chad Edwards at Revolution Health & Wellness combines natural and holistic medical care, and Dr. Ruth Miller of Miller Health Clinic offers her comprehensive medical expertise to patients of all ages. Dr. Cynthia Taylor of Norman Regional Health System and Variety Care emphasizes her work with migraines, allergies and type 2 diabetes. Others turn to Dr. Wesley Dean Hinz of Norman Regional Health System and Moore Family Physicians for years of expertise and efficient, friendly service. Dr. Robert Stepp of INTEGRIS Family Care Hefner Pointe receives votes his emphasis on a strong patient-physician relationships and top-ofthe-line care.

Health Club/Gym Health Zone at Saint Francis is honored for its state-of-the-art facility and equipment, plus skilled trainers and myriad class options. Others enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of St. John Siegfried Health Club and its extensive, medically based exercise and wellness options. Sky Fitness & Wellbeing offers affordable rates, specials and top-flight facilities. The amenities, class variety and welcoming staff at both YMCA of Greater Tulsa and YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City make them top contenders. For a unique fitness experience in a group setting, there’s the challenging Orangetheory Fitness. Tulsans and Oklahoma Citians alike play up Life Time Fitness for its affordability and numerous classes. In Oklahoma City, Gold’s Gym is praised

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Health Insurance Residents across the state endorse BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma for its variety of plans, expert assistance and transparency. Another top contender is GlobalHealth for its premiums, focus on comprehensive member engagement and plans for every walk of life. CommunityCare also wins praise for its rates, policies, ethics and integrity.

Hearing Aid Provider Tulsans trust Clear-Tone for its comprehensive service, including hearing tests, evaluations and special financing. Another premier choice is Gilbert’s Audiology & Hearing Aid Center with its 50-plus years of service and trained audiologists. Armstrong Hearing Aid Center boasts premium products at affordable costs, personalized attention and top-notch service. In Tulsa and OKC, Miracle-Ear earns top marks for its convenient locations, expert service and lifetime guarantees. Audiology of Tulsa provides hearing-aid dispensing and care, plus diagnostic testing. In Oklahoma City, the Hearing Group has no-obligation try-ons, testing and friendly service. Others enjoy the vast products at Audio Recovery, along with its numerous patient resources.

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Hospice The compassionate staff at Grace Hospice helps in the process by answering questions, providing emotional support for the patient and family, and creating a warm atmosphere. Other Tulsans choose Hospice of Green Country by citing the company’s round-the-clock care and empathetic staff as key factors in its success. Saint Francis Hospice focuses on the patient’s spiritual, physical, social and spiritual needs, and Clarehouse is another trusted name, offering loving services for those in the last weeks of life. Oklahoma Citians turn to INTEGRIS Hospice House for a homey setting, caring staff and amenities like a serenity garden and chapel. Offerings at Oklahoma Palliative and Hospice Care include an interdisciplinary hospice team, pain management, speech therapy and counseling. Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care is another top-notch provider.

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In Tulsa, Saint Francis Health System receives honors for its vast network of physicians and diverse specialties, including cancer, orthopedics, primary care and urgent care. Another top contender is Ascension St. John Health System for its focus on quality patient care and a fully integrated health-care system for a streamlined patient process. Others turn to Oklahoma State University Medical Center for compassionate, high-quality health services and staff. Hillcrest HealthCare System boasts numerous locations, physicians and support staff. Oklahoma Surgical Hospital also earns top marks for high patient satisfaction and its facilities. Oklahoma Citians turn to INTEGRIS Health for their needs, whether it’s senior health, lung care or a life-saving transplant. OU Medical Center has a well-connected surgical staff and top-tier patient care. Others enjoy the offerings of Mercy Hospital with its care and varied expertise. SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital serves the needs of all central Oklahomans with focuses on cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine.

Medicinal Cannabis Clinic Tulsa Higher Care Clinic, a leading provider of medical cannabis recommendations, works to help Oklahomans find relief from ailments and illnesses. The Restorative Wellness Center offers skilled medical cannabis exams and assistance with hormone replacement and addiction management. Evolved Health and Wellness has a knowledgeable staff that can find the right route for you. Oklahoma Citians visit Leaf & Relief Herbal Wellness Clinic for friendly physicians, affordable evaluations and a well-informed staff. Others turn to Therapeutic Health Clinic for easy-to-book appointments and a stress-free evaluation process. Another top pick is OK MMJ Care, which offers both medical THC and CBD consultations.

Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary Tulsans with valid state licenses visit Doctor Green for a variety of cannabis products, friendly service and knowledgable staff. Others enjoy Whole Leaf for several strains with varying levels of THC, plus waxes and con-

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Medical Spa To rejuvenate your look, Utica Square Skin Care is Tulsa’s place for chemical peels, Botox, permanent pigmentation, facials and other services. Others visit Skin Care Institute Medical and Wellness Spa for several aesthetic offerings and exciting specials. You can’t go wrong at BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center, which offers everything from laser hair removal and injectables to guidance for tackling weight-loss goals. Emerge Medical & Well Spa provides a relaxing atmosphere, expert laser treatments and eyelash extensions. Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in OKC has you covered with body contouring, fillers and fat reduction procedures. Dr. Tim R. Love Plastic Surgery offers skin tightening, lash extensions and a variety of nonsurgical offerings. H-MD Medical Spa has an array of injectables, cosmetic enhancements and laser surgery options, and Bliss Medical Spa acts as a get-away from your hectic life with peels, facials and other aesthetic treatments.

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offers memory care and Parkinson’s care, plus different levels of assisted living. Forest Hills helps residents live to their fullest with a bevy of activities. University Village offers an empathetic nursing staff and daily meal and appointment reminders. Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center in OKC offers specialized care for a wide variety of residents – from cancer and stroke patients to those with memory care needs. Bradford Village in Edmond is a top pick for its extraordinary staff, full maintenance and reliable emergency call systems. Baptist Village Communities focuses on a high quality of life and schedules events to ensure residents’ happiness.

OB/GYN, Gynecologist Many turn to Dr. Grant Cox of OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa for top-tier care and a special interest in infertility and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Jay Williamson, in practice since 1996, has curated an excellent reputation for quality care. Dr. John Beal at Tulsa OB/GYN Associates has decades of expertise and a deep understanding and passion for his craft. In Oklahoma City, Dr. Lacy Parker at Lakeside Women’s Hospital garners praise with her specialized focus in obstetrics, adolescent gynecology and minimally invasive gynecological surgery. Dr. Teresa Folger at Lakeside Women’s Hospital is lauded for staying up-to-date with techniques and procedures. Dr. Anthony Shanbour puts the needs of his patients first and offers a full spectrum of women’s health-care services. Dr. Valerie Engelbrecht of Lakeside Women’s Hospital maintains a clinical focus on high-risk pregnancies.

Ophthalmologist In Tulsa, praise abounds for The Eye Institute’s Dr. Marc Goldberg, who specializes in corneal, external and refractive diseases and has extensive knowledge of corneal transplants and cataract surgery. Dr. Ryan P. Conley at Triad Eye Institute handles anything from laser-assisted cataract surgery to collagen cross-linking. Dr. Dan Langley at EyeCare Associates is at the forefront of technologies in eye care and is an expert in modern cataract surgery. Dr. Terry Lawson at Vision Source Tulsa boasts expertise in corneal reshaping and low vision therapy. In Oklahoma City, the ophthalmologists at Dean McGee Eye Institute are praised for their array of clinical and elective services, including glaucoma care and reconstructive surgery. Eye Care Oklahoma receives praise for its physicians and diverse treatments, along with Epic Vision, a full-service eye care center.

Cannon Oral Surgery provides artistry, expertise and excellence with procedures involving impacted teeth and bone grafting. Greer and Rogers Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is relied upon for daunting procedures like corrective jaw and cleft lip surgeries. Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City is trusted for its procedures, including full-arch restoration and pre-prosthetic surgery. Another top-tier choice is Oral & Maxillofacial Associates, which boasts six surgeons and surgical options for many maxillofacial issues. OKCOMS boasts more than 40 years of oral surgery experience and assists with facial trauma and oral pathology.

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Dr. Blane Snodgrass at Twenty Twenty Eyecare is passionate about empowering Tulsans to be proactive about their eye health and offers personalized care, thorough exams and a vast optical gallery. Dr. Sandra A. Mackey at Mackey Eye Care offers treatment of ocular diseases, contact lens fittings and high quality vision exams, and Dr. Robert Zoellner offers great value on exams, eye glasses, contacts and other services. Oklahoma Citians visit Dr. Chase Hunter at Within Sight Vision Center for help with computer and sports vision options, comprehensive exams HEALTH ZONE AT SAINT FRANCIS and an array of frames. For PHOTO BY SHANE BEVEL/SHANE BEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY youngsters, Kid’s Eye Site is a winner for family-friendly professionals and diverse services. Dick Story Optical is another lauded choice for skilled opticians, trendy frames and help with contact lenses.

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From friendly service to expert care, including Invisalign and braces, Tulsans trust Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics. The Brace Place receives high praise for care for all ages, plus a welcoming atmosphere. Hall & Hosier Orthodontics excels in care that includes invisible braces and Invisalign technology, and Dr. Mark Andregg has more than 20 years of experience and an array of services. Dr. John Archer at Orthodontic Associates is an expert in difficult cases like craniofacial malformations, and also provides quality care in standard cases. Dr. Peter Kierl at Kierl Orthodontics offers mainstream and surgical care and wins praise for his prowess and bedside manner. Dr. Brian Amy at Orthodontic Associates stays up-to-date on technologies and has a passion for educating fellow physicians around the globe.

Orthopedic Surgeon In Tulsa, expertise is taken up a notch with Dr. Yogesh Mittal and Dr. Greg Holt at The Orthopaedic Center and CORE Medical Group; Mittal specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction and diseases, while Holt hones in on sports medicine and computerassisted knee surgery. The combination of Dr. Brad Boone, Dr. Ron LaButti, and Dr.


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Bryan Hawkins at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma covers injuries from head to toe, including knee, shoulder, hip and ankle care. Dr. Scott Dunitz and Dr. Paul Peterson at Tulsa Bone & Joint assist with a variety of musculoskeletal ailments to get you back on your feet. In OKC, Oklahoma Sports and Orthopedics Institute excels in replacements, revisions of previous surgeries, and reconstructions. Those in pain rely on Orthopedic Solutions for help in sports and workers compensation injuries. Essential Integrative Health is another top contender with its staff and variety of options. McBride Orthopedic Hospital is physician-owned and focuses on the needs of the patients. OSSO helps with pain management, concussion care and a full spectrum of procedures and solutions.

Pharmacy For quick prescription pickup and easy refills, Tulsans trust Walgreens. Others enjoy the friendly service and 24-hour availability of CVS Pharmacy, or the value and convenience of Economy Pharmacy. For a personalized touch, Oklahoma Citians visit OnePoint Patient Care. Innovative Pharmacy Solutions in Edmond receives praise for its compounding capabilities and pharmaceutical help. Others venture to McLoud Family Pharmacy for a welcoming environment and speedy service.

Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine Center Tulsans visit Excel Therapy for its array of services that include occupational therapy, dry needling and spinal rehab. Tulsa Spine and Rehab offers compassionate care to help alleviate chronic pain, with services including acupuncture and therapeutic yoga. Physical Rehabilitation Center garners votes for obtaining optimal function for all patients. PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Tulsa helps with rehab following brain injury, amputation, stroke and other traumatic events. INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation is an Oklahoma City mainstay for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for mild to severe injuries. Oklahoma Spine Sports and Rehabilitation focuses on a patient’s long-term well-being and brings new hope to life after a spinal injury. McBride

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Orthopedic Hospital’s physicians help with every step of your recovery, and OSSO has a variety of rehab opportunities for patients in all conditions.

Spa In Tulsa, Bella Vita Spa and Salon takes care of you with facials, massages, manicures and eye lash services. Spa Southern Hills is a top choice for service in hydrotherapy, body treatments and facial massages. Spa Lux also receives praise for its variety of services in a tranquil atmosphere. Eden Salon and Spa makes you feel your best with peels and exfoliation treatments, and Three Graces Day Spa provides affordable spa packages, waxings and body treatments. Bella Strada Salon and Spa Suites in Edmond offers massage therapy, special pricing and unique sugaring techniques.

Therapist/Counselor In Tulsa, Chris Giles, M.S., of Christian Family Institute can help you find inner peace in a variety of issues including grief, life transitions and relationship conflict. The empathetic staff of Recovery in Oklahoma can assist in neuro-feedback therapy, tele-health services and comprehensive evaluation services. If you need guidance in a variety of mental health services, Chris

King Counseling Group helps to steer you in the right direction. In Oklahoma City, Mary L. Fitch operates with a small number of clients to ensure each one gets proper attention and care. Becky Wahkinney, Ph.D, excels in issues revolving around gender, bipolar disorder, anger management and an array of other problems, and Todd A. Ephraim, Ph.D, is another top choice for help in marriage, anger management and parenting.

Weight Loss/Weight Management Clinic In Tulsa, those looking for a major life change can rely on BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Clinic for medically based weight loss programs that help you keep the weight off for life. New Leaf Wellness assists in your weight loss journey with hormone replacement therapy, and researchbased diet and exercise techniques. Others trust Empire Weight Loss for its physicianoverseen programs and individualized care plans. For a tried-and-true program in Oklahoma City, try Weight Watchers for accountability, tasty meals and a supportive environment. Okey Nwokolo Weight Management Clinic garners praise for its customizable plans, and The Broadway Clinic earns votes for its long-term weight loss programs and talented staff.

Workout Studio For a full-body workout and enthusiastic instructors in a fun atmosphere, Pure Barre Midtown is one of Tulsa’s top choices. Barre3 in Tulsa and Oklahoma City combines cardio, strength training and mindfulness into a highly effective workout. Enjoy positive mental and physical results at SALT Yoga, along with its convenient schedule, varying levels of difficulty and friendly atmosphere. Total Pilates Studio gets you in shape with instructors focused on your progress and working at your pace. Oklahoma Citians can’t get enough of CycleBar – Classen Curve for sweatinducing workouts on stationary bicycles, complete with arm exercises, great jams and high energy. For those looking for a fullbody workout in a calm atmosphere, join the fun at Soul Yoga.


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Antique Shop Find vintage or designer decor at Tulsa’s Windsor Market with a range of unique boutique vendors. Visitors wander the melange of upscale and down-home accessories at The Market at Walnut Creek. Treasure hunt at m-M 31 Trading Post – or Mall 31 as the signage outside says – with its quirky collection of shops. OKC’s 23rd Street Antique Mall brims with vintage collectibles, furniture and

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accents. Shoppers flock to Mockingbird Manor Antiques & More for treasures, new furniture and accessories. Decades Revisited is a mall filled with trendy finds, shabby chic items and whimsical oddities.

Bicycle Shop Try an electric bike ride at Pedego Riverwalk in Jenks, where the trendy conveyance is available for rent or purchase. Phat Tire Bike Shop services, sells and rents bikes and provides guided tours of Tulsa. Both south Tulsa and Brookside are home to T-Town Bicycles, with hundreds of bicycles and service expertise. Since 1987, Bicycles of Tulsa has featured cycles, accessories, repairs and resources for biking enthusiasts. As the capital city’s oldest biking mecca, Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop serves and sells almost any kind of bike. With three metro locations, Al’s Bicycles offers bikes and gear. Schlegel Bicycles, one of America’s best bike shops since 1988, offers comDON THORNTON AUTOMOTIVE GROUP munity events and PHOTO COURTESY DON THORNTON AUTOMOTIVE GROUP resources.

Boat/RV/ATV Dealer Wade’s RV keeps Oklahomans rolling in adventure with deals, service and storage of recreational vehicles. Bob Hurley RV in Tulsa has RVs, accessories, financing, sales and repair. Ugly John’s Custom Boats boasts a three-decade history of boat sales and repairs. Dave’s Claremore RV features new and used of every size and class of recreation vehicle. Fun Town RV Oklahoma in Purcell can help you find, trade, consign, finance and service your RV. Since 1963, Lewis RV Center in OKC offers one of the largest selections of fifth wheels, motorhomes, travel trailers, toy haulers and pop-up trailers in Oklahoma. Leisure Time RV provides a wide selection along with a national network of trade-ins and service technicians.

Car Dealer Don Thornton Automotive Group is the Tulsa-area source for new, high-end Audi, Land Rover, Cadillac and Jaguar vehicles and the service and sales of used vehicles. Northeastern Oklahoma turns to Don Carlton Honda for new and used car sales, repairs, parts and trade-ins. Jim Norton Toyota offers new and used vehicles and a buy-it-online option that literally brings your car to your doorstep. Jim Glover Auto Family makes trade-ins easy with an online estimator and array of new models of Chevrolet, Isuzu, Jeep, Dodge and other makes. For more than 60 years, Bob Moore Auto Group has served Oklahoma’s new and used vehicle needs. Convenient for Oklahoma Citians and Edmondites alike, the third-generation auto sellers of Jackie Cooper BMW feature acres of automotive choices and topnotch service. Bob Howard Auto Group’s 11 locations highlight new and used vehicles


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ranging from Acura and Buick to Nissan and Toyota. Yukon is home to Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge for sales and service of new and used vehicles.

Children’s Clothing Store Tulsa’s Gap Kids dresses babies to teens with classic, wallet-friendly choices at Woodland Hills Mall and Utica Square. Dillard’s offers department store variety of wardrobe options at Woodland Hills and Promenade malls. Locally owned and operated, Kathleen’s Kids has outfitted generations of kiddos in choices from casual to formal. Utica Square’s Lolly Garden offers fine children’s clothing, gifts and accessories. Gymboree is the go-to for children’s clothing, gear and furniture. OKC’s premier baby store, Green Bambino, features affordable, earth-friendly and organic items with informative events. Gently used and affordable clothing, toys, baby gear and furniture are found at Once Upon A Child.

Department Store In Tulsa, high-end fashion is found at Utica Square’s Saks Fifth Avenue, offering posh apparel, cosmetics and more. With Tulsa and Oklahoma City locations, Dillard’s has it all, whether you’re searching for furniture, footwear, kitchen goods or designer handbags.

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Nordstrom Rack, the outlet division of specialty Nordstrom department stores nationwide, is Tulsa’s source for trendy, name-brand bargains. Balliets at Classen Curve in OKC offers luxury apparel, handbags, jewelry, accessories and home furnishings. Oklahoma Citians also enjoy the classic department store experience of Macy’s that provides specialty sizes, home furnishings and apparel.

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in-house optic services. Founded in 1964, Empire Optical provides favorite eyewear with brands, including Ray-Ban, Coach and Prada. Many of the eyeglasses at Warby Parker at Center 1 in Brookside are available for a home try-on program and a no-interest, splitpayment option. A Utica Square mainstay since 1952, Hicks Brunson Eyewear is an optical boutique offering luxury eyewear and custom-made frames. Visionworks is a go-to optical option carrying frames and contact lens. Eyemart Express shops in metropolitan OKC offer specials and same-day services. Premier service and personalized eyeglass and sunglass choices at Dick Story Optical have been the family-owned shop’s focus since opening the doors in 1971.

Fine Jewelry Store A Tulsa institution for more than 60 years, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels offers the finest in jewelry and watches, including Rolex and Tudor, and opened its new location on Cherry Street in May. Family-owned and trusted since 1944, Moody’s Jewelry has six locations and many upscale brands. In Broken Arrow’s Rose District, Star Jewelers is a charming retailer featuring custom designs, upscale brands and quality repair. Also on Cherry Street, Spexton Fine Jewelry boasts handmade and custom pieces in a wide range of styles. For more than 120 years – and with three locations – BC Clark Jewelers brings OKC high-quality jewelry at competitive prices. Naifeh Fine Jewelry in Casady Square

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Gift Store Family owned since 1946, Nielsen’s Gifts in Tulsa is a high-end shopping experience on the finer side of “wow,” with gifts, fashion and decor. Margo’s Gift Shop began more than 80 years ago and the founder’s descendents carry a variety of seasonal gifts, including collectible ornaments. Ida Red is a quirky Brookside and downtown experience with old-school Oklahoma products, designer soda pop and a fashion-forward fixation on socks. From gifts to clothing and everything in between, OKC’s Blue Seven features fun, funky choices, including Oklahoma-centric items and toys for adults and kids. With two locations and a vibrant online shopping experience, Plenty Mercantile promotes sustainability with thoughtfully made, costeffective goods and gifts. Painted Door is a Bricktown boutique brimming with jewelry, apparel, fragrance and decor.

Grocery Store/Market The Fresh Market is Tulsa’s stop for organic foods, including pre-made meals to go. With 17 locations throughout northeast Oklahoma, Reasor’s also supplies gifts, bulk items, and extensive organic and deli

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choices. Whole Foods Market in both Tulsa and OKC has organic and gourmet items with some of the best bakery, meat and floral options available. Trader Joe’s has housebrand specialty items. Sprouts Farmers Market locations offer wine, deli items, pre-made meals, fresh-baked goods and vast grocery selections. With two OKC-area locations, Uptown Grocery Co. can whip up wedding cakes and sushi, and offers online ordering for pickup and a wide menu of cooked dishes. Super Cao Nguyen is an experience in seafood, rare tropical fruits and exotic gifts, including Asian cooking essentials.

Men’s Boutique Travers Mahan features casual and formal attire with a modern, traditional slant from premier lines, many exclusive to the market. From denim to designer for more than 40 years, Abersons is a welldressed man’s heaven. In the Farm Shopping Center, Pinpoint Resource carries a limited-edition collection of suits, shoes and accessories. Cherry Street’s Rye 51 specializes in small-batch American luxury casual wear with a customercentric emphasis. Generations of experience and expertise are the hallmark of OKC’s Mr. Ooley’s, a purveyor of premium clothes, luxury

Saks Fifth Avenue boasts upscale selections, including Ferragamo and Prada, and affordable lines like Sperry and Puma. Armani and Brunello Cucinelli are among the numerous luxury lines at Abersons. From Peter Millar dress shoes to Tommy Bahama flip-flops, you can find it all at Travers Mahan. Iconic Ermenegildo Zegna Italian footwear is found at Mr. Ooley’s. S.J. Haggard and Co. is your source for brands like Swims and Martin Dingman. Dillard’s carries a wide variety of brands, including Cole Hahn and Steve Madden.

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Shopping Mall/Center Tulsa’s Utica Square features upscale shops and restaurants in a beautiful outdoor setting. Brookside’s minimalist mecca, Center 1 is a modern lifestyle center with ample shopping opportunities. Woodland Hills Mall boasts dozens of specialty shops and dining options. Southwest Tulsa’s outdoor shopping destination, Tulsa Hills Shopping Center offers numerous stores and eateries. OKC’s Classen Curve is an upscale, multi-center shopping and restaurant district. Penn Square Mall is a two-story center with stores, eateries and a movie theater. Find discounted designer bargains at OKC Outlets. Quail Springs Mall contains a large movie theater, three department stores and plenty of specialty shops.

make shopping easy. Bass Pro Shops is your source for outdoor life, especially fishing, hunting and camping supplies. Dick’s Sporting Goods features outdoor apparel and equipment choices. Academy Sports + Outdoors carries camping, sports and hunting gear. For running and yoga needs, check out Lululemon Athletica on Tulsa’s Brookside. Fleet Feet is Tulsa’s go-to for running shoes and accessories, and OKC boasts Native Summit Adventure Outfitters to get you ready for your next trek.

Wine/Liquor Store In Tulsa’s Brookside, Old Village Wine & Spirits carries a bevy of brands. Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits offers a wide beer, wine and liquor selection. Primo’s Fine Wine & Spirits provides a curated selection of unique offerings and a knowledgeable staff. With a 50-year history, Parkhill’s Warehouse Liquors & Wine offers choices galore for all your imbibing needs. With one of the largest selections in the state, The Wild Turkey Finer Wines & Spirits offers metropolitan OKC discounted wine on Tuesdays. For almost 60 years, Byron’s Liquor Warehouse has provided numerous liquor choices. Since 1994, Smithcot Liquors in Edmond offers the finest in wine, beer and spirits for your next special occasion.

Women’s Boutique Sporting Goods/ Outdoor Store Oklahoma is home to national chains that

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The high-end designer choices at Abersons in Tulsa include clothes from Jill Sanders and Stella McCartney. Donna’s Fashions is a source for amazing

finds from designers Johnny Was, Tommy Bahama and Steel Magnolia Jewelry. Utica Square is home to Pavilion, an upscale boutique carrying lines such as Lisette, Pure and Splendid. OKC’s Gordon Stuart carries handbags, garments and shoes from Chanel Vintage and Tomorrowland. At Liberté, fashionistas help you express your personal style with a curated collection of clothes and accessories. Blue Seven is a vibrant neighborhood boutique carrying hip apparel, denim, footwear and accessories.

Women’s Shoe Store For upscale tastes, check out Saks Fifth Avenue for selections from Stuart Weitzman, Chloe and Manolo Blahnik. The distinct collection of designer shoes at Abersons includes picks from Robert Clergerie and Feit. Marmi Shoes offers house-brand designs, from casual to formal. OKC’s Balliets offers an array of designer footwear and a friendly staff. The luxury designers at Gordon Stuart include Rag & Bone and Malone Souliers. Dillard’s has a large array of designer choices and receives high praise from OKC voters. Discounted prices from name brands thrive at Famous Footwear, and many sales-priced choices come from DSW, also known as Designer Shoe Warehouse.


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Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club is among the world’s 100 top golf courses and a host to major championships. Cherokee Hills Golf Club at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa is a challenge for golfers. The Golf Club of Oklahoma in Broken Arrow boasts a championship layout and beautiful greens. Recently renovated Battle Creek Golf Club is 18-holes of Bermuda grass in a relaxing atmosphere. In OKC, Gaillardia Country Club encompasses 250-plus acres of world-class golfing. Scenic Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club has served golfers for more than 100 years. All skill levels are welcome to play on Lake Hefner Golf Club’s two courses. Stillwater’s challenging Karsten Creek Golf Club is home to Oklahoma State University golfers, along with talented club members.

Tulsa-based artist P.S. Gordon is recognized worldwide for his color-drenched, detailed style. From his Claremore studio, John Hammer creates works he calls Pop Impressionism. Using dry-drawing media and paint, Cynthia Brown creates abstract works that are sold worldwide. Oklahoma City native Stephanie Brudzinski has pursued a lifelong artistic passion with great success. Among the most wellknown Oklahoma artists, Greg Burns works in finely detailed ink and watercolor. World traveler and artist David Holland specializes in stunning fine art oil paintings.

Art Gallery In Tulsa, M.A. Doran Gallery frequently features leaders in national contemporary realism. Since 1992, Royce Myers Art Ltd. purveys fine art for residential and commercial patrons. Proudly standing for decades at its historic Route 66 address, Joseph Gierek Fine Art is among the country’s best galleries. Check out Brookside’s Exhibit by Aberson, a stunning gallery of contemporary art. In Oklahoma City, the Paseo Art District’s JRB Art at the Elms has a roster of contemporary art and sculpture. Artspace at Untitled offers free contemporary arts exhibitions and education, and DNA Galleries exhibits and sells Oklahoma artists’ work.

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Bar In Tulsa, Blue Dome District gem Vintage Wine Bar boasts boutique wines in stunning digs. With a rich neighborhood history, Hodges Bend offers hand-picked wines and creative craft cocktails. Industrial chic Valkyrie sports a lengthy whiskey list and dim lighting for your outing. Oklahoma Citians endorse Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar for its live music and tasty cocktails. Groovy’s has a retro vibe and bustling dance floor. Take a trip to the Ambassador Hotel’s top floor for the upscale O Bar.

Casino Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa boasts a golf resort, gaming, fine restaurants and Alist performers. River Spirit Casino Resort along the Arkansas River has one of the largest gaming floors in Oklahoma. Osage


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Casino offers a hotel, restaurants, live music and gaming. Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw is an upscale hotel, golf and dining opportunity with national performers. Durant’s Choctaw Casino and Resort invites guests to stay and play awhile with state-of-the-art facilities. Norman’s Riverwind Casino offers high-energy fun, dining, music and gaming. With Vegas-style slots and a 14-story complex, Shawnee’s Grand Casino Hotel and Resort has it all. Thackerville’s WinStar World Casino and Resort boasts amazing amenities, including a golf course, quality eateries and vibrant nightlife.

Charity Event Often called the best party in Tulsa, Carnivale benefits Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s housing program. The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala is an opportunity to imagine a world without that disease. Benefiting Tulsa Ballet, Icons and Idols is a not-to-be-missed evening with performances, drinks and dancing. The premier, black-tie Renaissance Ball benefits the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Red Tie Night raises funds for Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund with all proceeds staying in-state. With 25 years of annual giving at the 12x12 art fundraiser, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition continues to nurture local artists.

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Tulsa’s BOK Center brings premier national acts and sporting events to the city. For decades, the historic downtown venue Cain’s Ballroom has rolled on with worldclass music. The historic Brady Theater has entertained people since the early 1900s. Home to the Oklahoma City Thunder and a variety of concerts, Chesapeake Energy Arena is downtown’s premier venue. Bricktown’s The Criterion features national acts in an intimate environment. UCO Jazz Lab features University of Central Oklahoma student performances along with other regional and national acts. The Zoo Amphitheatre sits on a hill and hosts big-name rock and country music shows.

Family Night Out Take me out to the Tulsa Drillers Baseball Game downtown all spring and summer long. FlyingTee’s tri-level golf suites in Jenks have multiple dining options. Both Tulsa and Oklahoma City voters enjoy Main Event Entertainment, with varied activities such as bowling, rockclimbing, karaoke, miniature golf and laser tag. For high-energy sporting goodness with the whole family, visit an Oklahoma City Thunder Game.

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Happy Hour In Tulsa, visit in the raw for memorable sushi and exciting happy hour deals to brighten your day. Brookside’s R Bar & Grill’s gastropub fare can be enjoyed outdoors with choice food and beverage deals. Watch a ballgame at Treys Bar and Grill and enjoy affordable fare. A Brookside neighborhood favorite, Doc’s Wine & Food charms with classic creole cuisine. Deals on drinks abound at OKC’s Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar. In the Tower Theatre, Ponyboy is a two-story neighborhood bar with happy hour deals galore. Timeless and retro-cool since 1984, Ned’s Starlite Lounge serves libations and elevated bar fare.

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Local Band The Fabulous Mid Life Crisis Band is one of northeastern Oklahoma’s most successful, longest running acts. Larkin is a six-piece Celtic rock band that performs throughout Tulsa, and The Shame is old-school street punk, rocking the mic with lyrics about everything from beer to soccer. Wildly popular, fiddle-based Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road is based out of Oklahoma City. With a female lead singer, Signal 88 rocks pop and country tunes. Norman alternative rockers Chainsaw Kittens draw from glam rock and punk.

Local Festival Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa is a premier Bavarian culture celebration along the Arkansas River. Since 1973, artists worldwide participate in Tulsa International Mayfest, a downtown celebration of art, food and music. The annual Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is a multi-event, multi-venue, multiroute festival experience drawing cycling enthusiasts nation- and worldwide. Red Earth Festival draws Native American artists from around the country to display their work in this beloved Oklahoma City cultural experience of dance, art and crafts. The Paseo Arts Festival attracts visitors with local artisans, live music and tasty food. Filmmakers the world over descend upon the state’s largest film event, the DeadCenter Film Festival.

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paths, Oklahoma-based flora and a community atmosphere. A highly recognizable part of downtown Tulsa’s skyline, the BOK Center has been the go-to destination for concerts and sporting events for over a decade. Standing sentinel outside Expo Square, the 75-foot tall Golden Driller attracts selfie-seekers from around the nation. Oklahoma’s stretch of historic Route 66 is dotted with statues and attractions. With evocative empty chairs and stirring exhibits, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum draws visitors worldwide to remember the 1995 bombing. The uniquely designed Devon Energy Center is the state’s tallest skyscraper. With the Bricktown Water Taxi, public OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER PHOTO BY ZACH BEEKER COURTESY OKLAHOMA CITY art and quirky, THUNDER re-purposed boutiques and eateries, Bricktown delivers the fun.

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Local TV Personality Morning news anchor Scott Thompson at KJRH, Channel 2 is one of Tulsa’s most beloved broadcast journalists. Karen Larsen on KJRH, Channel 2 anchors and produces the evening news and has become a trusted face in the city. Co-anchor of Good Morning Oklahoma, Erin Christy on KTUL, Channel 8 has covered Tulsa news for 15 years. Emmy Award-winning Kevin Ogle on KFOR, Channel 4 is lead anchor for the NBC affiliate in OKC. Endorsed by two national meteorologist certification groups, Emily Sutton at KFOR, Channel 4 reports breaking weather news. Evening news anchor Abigail Ogle on KOCO, Channel 5 is a trusted source for news.

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herself an Oklahoman and delivers weather news to residents. Emmy Award-winning David Payne on KWTV, Channel 9 keeps Oklahoma City residents up-to-date. Storm-tracker and pilot Jonathan Conder at KOCO, Channel 5 reports the weekend weather. Damon Lane at KOCO, Channel 5 leads the station’s weather team.

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Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum has the world’s largest collection of American Western art, along with several other stunning exhibitions. Philbrook Museum of Art is surrounded by expansive formal gardens and hosts world-class exhibits from around the globe. More than a cultural opportunity, Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab is fun for the whole family. Presenting a diverse aesthetic, Oklahoma City Museum of Art displays the world’s largest public Dale Chihuly glass collection, along with art from numerous time periods. The National Cowboy and Western Heri-

Catch a show at BOK Center and keep the party going afterwards with adult beverages and plentiful dining options in Downtown Tulsa. Brookside provides shopping, dining, drinking and hanging out. Perched on Devon Tower’s 49th floor, Vast boasts romantic views and world-class cuisine. Be kids again while playing Dave & Buster’s games. Share couples fun, including pool and laser tag, at Main Event Entertainment.

Oklahoma Weekend Getaway Destination Grand Lake o’ The Cherokees lodging ranges from luxurious romantic to rustic and provides fun for young and old alike. Experience waterfalls and hikes in the Arbuckle Mountains. Beavers Bend State Park is a year-round retreat in the Ouachita National Forest for a much-needed getaway and sits beside Broken Bow Lake and its crystal-clear water. Turner Falls Park is home to Oklahoma’s largest waterfall. Lodging and camping have breathtaking views at Tenkiller Ferry Lake.


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Performing Arts Organization Celebrity Attractions brings the best of Broadway to Tulsa with global shows like Hamilton. World acclaimed Tulsa Ballet pirouettes into the hearts of patrons with its annual programming. Music stirs the soul with Tulsa Opera presentations. Visit the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to view the public art or catch a show. Enjoy a night of classical and pop music from the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Catch the best of Broadway’s current hits at an OKC Broadway production. Dream Big Productions is a small but mighty performing arts group in Oklahoma City. Programming at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma highlights the talents of local actors.

Place to See and Be Seen Explore the Tulsa Arts District at the monthly First Friday Art Crawl. Stroll along the Arkansas River, shop and eat and at RiverWalk Crossing. Utica Square beckons visitors with lush grounds, shopping and high-end dining. Cheer the state’s only major professional sports team at an Oklahoma City Thunder Game. Mingle among the chic crowd at Vast in the Devon Tower. Catch or watch the water

Professional Sports Team Chesapeake Energy Arena is home to dozens of high-energy Oklahoma City Thunder games each year. Cheer the Double-A Tulsa Drillers at ONEOK Field for home games, and stick around for a fireworks finale. Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is home to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.

Pub/Brewery Tulsa’s Marshall Brewing Company has more than a decade’s experience in craft brewing in regional and national markets. With a building full of authentic Irish bar décor, Kilkenny’s Irish Pub is a Cherry Street mainstay. McNellie’s Pub wins the heart of Tulsans for its variety of brews and tasty food. Bricktown Brewery serves eight Oklahoma locations and is popular in Oklahoma City. Norman is home to the landmark O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grille. Oklahoma City is served by two Republic Gastropub locations, bridging the gap between beer bar and upscale dining.

Small Town Bixby’s attractions include downtown shopping, an outdoor stage and gathering place in Charley Young Park, and a welcoming ambiance. Claremore has the Will Rogers Memorial Center and boasts local merchants. Jenks is home to antique shops and a bustling main street, and Broken Arrow offers Bass Pro Shops, shopping and dining. Cozy Yukon, a quick commute to Oklahoma City, is a dazzling weekend getaway with numerous community events to enjoy. Bethany wins OKC voters with its unique downtown shops. Stillwater is home to Oklahoma State University, great dining and sports.

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Wedding or Party Venue It’s hard to match The Mayo Hotel in sheer elegance for any Tulsa event. Nature’s majesty is the setting for events at Tulsa Botanic Garden. Charming and historic White House Mansion features a ballroom, solarium and an outdoor antiquary Fiesta Plaza. In Jenks, Spain Ranch is a lauded black-and-white barn venue. Downtown’s East Village Bond Event Center features original brick walls, sleek digs and tin ceilings. In OKC, Coles Garden options include light-strewn gardens, a chapel, a waterfall and an oversized fireplace. Southwind Hills is a full-service luxury venue in a pastoral setting outside Norman in Goldsby. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The McGranahan Barn in Yukon offers event packages and extensive decor rentals. The Marland Mansion and Estate in Ponca City showcases luxury from the 1920s.

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Co. lures people with fresh baked goods, breakfast, brunch and lunch. Laurannae Baking Co. is a bustling gourmet espresso and pastry bar in Broken Arrow’s Rose District. Oklahoma City’s quirky Cuppies & Joe has cupcakes, like Horsebite (cream cheesefrosted carrot cake), and pies that are special treats. La Baguette Bistro sits beneath its own 30-foot Eiffel Tower on North May Avenue. Cuisine and passion make the heart complete, says Café 501 on Classen Curve. A fourth generation of the namesake family serves traditional goods at Brown’s Bakery in Oklahoma City.

Barbecue Restaurant Smoking the good stuff since 1992, RibCrib in Tulsa features quality ingredients and consistently delicious fare. With national media attention for its Hasty Bake-grilled prowess, Burn Co. Barbeque is a bucketlist must. Smoking to please since 1992, Albert G’s Bar-B-Q serves fresh food from midtown and downtown. Tulsa voters also enjoy football royalty ambiance and great eats at Billy Sims Barbecue. For more than 20 years, Swadley’s World Famous Bar-B-Q serves quality family recipes at nine metropolitan OKC locations. Get Oklahoma barbecue at Earl’s Rib Palace, slowly smoked over hickory. Voted one of the best in metropolitan Oklahoma City for its tasty bites, Steve’s Rib

started in a parking lot in 1988. Iron Star Urban Barbecue offers fine dining with smokehouse flavor.

Breakfast Try the Tulsa midtown classic Phill’s Diner for its house specialty, Malibu French toast, or classic breakfast and lunch menus. Get breakfast, brunch and lunch the way you like it at Brookside by Day on Peoria Avenue. From its original Route 66 location to its additional joint in south Tulsa, Tally’s Good Food Café is a colorful, classic diner. Whether famous cinnamon buns or breakfast and lunch options, Savoy serves house-made grub. Neighborhood JA.M. defines early morning dining for OKC voters. Approaching four decades in business, Classen Grill beckons diners for its homestyle breakfasts, Mexican dishes and fresh-squeezed juices. Hatch Early Mood Food is Oklahoma City’s nextlevel breakfast destination.

Burger Since 1984, Billy’s on the Square in downtown Tulsa serves dine-in and carry-out grub and can also be found at the BOK Center. Society Burger on Cherry Street boasts next-level, locally sourced, homemade food. With award-winning chili and nearly five decades of business, Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili locations serve metropolitan Tulsa. Check out the beer and burgers at Oklahoma City area S&B’s Burger Joint. Each OKC site of The Garage Burgers & Beer offers unique ambiance and mouthwatering variations of burgers. The modern Pub W wins the praise of OKC voters and puts a spin on classics like $5 Brunch Mary drinks and cocktails. With 26 locations statewide, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has a unique taste that has you coming back.


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Chef William Lyle at The Summit Club creates premier international cuisine with a backdrop of breathtaking skyline views at Tulsa’s paramount private dining and social club. Justin Thompson of the JTR Group graces Tulsa with numerous high-dining destinations, including Juniper, Tavolo and MixCo. Tim Inman of Stonehorse Café offers a gourmet market in Utica Square. Kurt Fleischfresser of Vast makes the 49th floor of Devon Tower a must-try downtown dining destination. Ryan Parrott at Picasso Café makes the Paseo District home, with farm-to-table élan. Christine Dowd at Aunt Pittypat’s Catering dazzles at all gigs, from museums to house visits.

Coffee Shop Brookside’s Foolish Things Bar and Biscuit is the stop for coffee, cocktails and floral flourishes in Tulsa. Topeca Coffee Roasters has three locations, including the Philcade downtown. Get to Chimera Café for coffee, food and cocktails. Have johnnycakes with your cup of joe at Oklahoma City’s The Red Cup. Sprinkled throughout the state, Starbucks serves the caffeine you need. OKC voters are crazy about All About Cha, which brews myriad coffee options in stylish digs.

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Deli/Sandwich Shop PJ’s Sandwich Shoppe, in Tulsa’s Midtown, is family owned and offers daily specials. In addition to sandwiches, salad and soup, Jason’s Deli features loaded baked potatoes. Dependable and tasty with generations of customers, Bill and Ruth’s wins the hearts and votes of Tulsans. One-of-a-kind Dilly Diner downtown creates most items from scratch with retro vibes. Someplace Else A Deli & Bakery has been an Oklahoma City mainstay for more than 40 years. Try a sandwich or house special like chicken pot pie or wild rice casserole at N D Foods. A quality sandwich starts with house-made bread at Café 501. SOCIETY BURGER

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Dessert Glacier Confection turns chocolate into art with myriad succulent options for any occasion. Michael V’s house-made creations include Butterfinger brownie pie and crème brûlée. Since 1983, Utica Square’s Queenie’s has served breakfast, lunch and homemade desserts like cookies, pies and cakes. Have gourmet coffee with your dessert masterpiece at Oklahoma City’s Cuppies & Joe. La Baguette Bistro makes French classics like pear tart and other funky delicacies. Stop at Café 501 for rustic, bakeddaily sweets that hit the spot.

Diner Tally’s Good Food Café is a Tulsa favorite with classic fare in an old-school-cool setting. Hungry Tulsans depend on Phill’s Diner for always-tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch. You can experience fromscratch goodness at Savoy. Sunnyside Diner brings classic, perfectly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner all day at three Oklahoma City locations. Beverley’s Pancake House is open 24 hours a day for all your dining needs. With locations statewide, Boomerang Diner has won OKC voters with its retro digs and classic fare.

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For endless variations of beverages, happy hour specials, sundaes and savory treats, motor into Sonic Drive-In. Arby’s is roast beef heaven with a variety of menu choices. For fresh baked biscuit breakfasts or quick dine-in or drive-through lunch or dinner, Chick-Fil-A does chicken right.

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Food Truck Follow MooChewSooey BBQ on Facebook for unique eats and a truck that zooms around Tulsa. Gourmet Italian food from Andolini’s Pizzeria is found at festivals and private parties. Oklahoma City’s I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care is for the gourmet food lover and offers chicken and waffles and pulled pork sandwiches. Big Truck Tacos serves Mexican street food with a chef’s twist, and Mekong Spice rolls with authentic Lao and Thai cuisine.

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Embrace the ambiance in the fabled Celebrity Restaurant while experiencing quality cuisine. Discover a speakeasy era eatery at Boston Title & Abstract, set in downtown deco elegance. Make a date at Mother Road Market, a state-of-the-art food hall featuring craft cocktails, street tacos, rotisserie fare and gourmet pizza. Recently remodeled Hammett House has been a Claremore landmark restaurant since 1969 – and don’t forget to bring home one of its legendary pies. Experience from-scratch breakfast, a bar and backyard at stylish 5:04 PM Aurora in the historic Plaza District near downtown Oklahoma City. The Press serves up New American fare in a cozy environment. For soul food done to perfection, there’s nowhere like Florence’s Restaurant with from-scratch classics like honey-spice chicken and sweet tea.

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Italian Dalesandro’s has been a mainstay for years and offers expert service and a varied menu that includes pesto pasta and swordfish picatta. For delectable pastas, pizzas and appetizers from lauded restaurateur Tuck Curren, Tulsans visit Biga. Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano provides an intimate atmosphere and dishes ranging from classic pastas to unique seafood. In the heart of Brookside, Mondo’s Ristorante Italian makes you feel like family and offers an extensive wine list and numerous dishes. Villa Ravenna remains a staple for high-end dining for a business event, romantic date or family get-together. Oklahoma City diners visit Stella Modern Italian Cuisine for dozens of lunch, brunch and dinner options, including lamb shank and vegetable risotto. Gabriella’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria boasts nearly 600 positive Google reviews that detail top-tier service and tempting bites. And you can’t go wrong with Bellini’s, set to re-open this summer with quality Italian and American cuisine.

Late-Night Bites When the cravings hit after dark in Tulsa, The Tavern offers its full menu until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 2 a.m. on weekends, with specials on the famous Tavern Burger after 9 p.m. Irish fare with flare is found at Kilkenny’s Irish Pub, open until 2 a.m. daily. Prairie Brewpub serves up American eats and savory brews until late, and the team at Fassler Hall whips up appetizing pub grub until the wee hours of the morning. For an upscale atmosphere and bites, including a tempting charcuterie board and smoked salmon, visit Ludivine in OKC, with a full menu until 10 p.m. Diners endorse The Garage HIDEAWAY PIZZA

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Burgers & Beer for its full menu all night (midnight Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. on weekends), which includes burger deals and half-price appetizers after 10 p.m. The Jones Assembly can make hot chicken, biscuits and other American meals with varying closing times, depending on concerts – but it’s late. We promise. IN THE RAW

Margarita In Tulsa, Mi Cocina, with its numerous flavors and top-shelf tequilas, is a favorite with voters. Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina also receives praise for its myriad flavor choices. El Maguey Mexican Restaurant pours up house and skinny margaritas with variations, like peach and mango. The combination of high quality ingredients and a rooftop view at El Guapo’s Cantina can’t be beat. Whether you want it on the rocks, frozen or with a swirl, Iguana Mexican Grill can create the perfect margarita. Others imbibe at Alfredo’s Mexican Café. Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes garners praise for its tequila selections, and Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant offers plenty of margarita options to sip.

Mexican In Tulsa, Mi Cocina is a go-to for authentic cuisine made with prime ingredients. You can venture to Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina for top-notch fare at an affordable price, or enjoy the many platters and specials at El Guapo’s Cantina. Iguana Mexican Grill takes honors for its varied and flavorful eats. Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen earns kudos for its

grub and welcoming atmosphere. Poblano Grill is a favorite, with diners highlighting the fajitas and quesadillas as standouts. Ted’s Café Escondido also earns votes and is popular with OKC diners.

Outside Dining Get a beautiful view at both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City locations of Redrock Canyon Grill … and enjoy delicious menu items, too. Mi Cocina puts you in the heart of Tulsa’s Cherry Street with ample shade and great views. Enjoy water-front vistas at Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina and a front-row seat to the Arkansas River at Blue Rose Café. After a day exploring the OKC Museum of Art, the Museum Café is a must-visit spot with a stunning patio. Packard’s New American Kitchen boasts a gorgeous rooftop view for special occasions, or just because.

Pizza Any pizza is good, but Hideaway Pizza is a step above the rest with quick service, fresh ingredients and a variety of pies. Mazzio’s has dine-in and delivery throughout the state. Andolini’s Pizzeria, popular throughout Tulsa County, is often packed to the gills with hungry diners, while Upper Crust Wood Fired Pizza is another winner with delectable pies that hit the spot every time.


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Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests When you’re looking to impress the in-laws or out-of-state pals, The Summit Club is Tulsa’s premier fine-dining destination with gorgeous views of the city and five-star cuisine. Celebrity Restaurant has delightful food, including its famous Caesar salad, and a noteworthy, warm atmosphere. Polo Grill always leaves a positive impression with top-of-the-line service and Stonehorse Café is another must-visit for high dining. For flavorful cuts of meat and an elegant atmosphere in OKC, visit Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. You can’t go wrong with the dimly lit, intimate atmosphere and top-tier ingredients of Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, or the stunning views and impressive cocktail list at Vast.

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Salads can be tricky to make filling and appealing, but Celebrity Restaurant has perfected that art. Cosmo Café and Bar provides a variety of hearty and healthy greens. You can’t go wrong at Charleston’s Restaurant in both Tulsa and OKC with fresh toppings, including salmon, grilled chicken or bacon. Salads are the stars of the show at Coolgreens, with no shortage of healthy ingredients, like avocado, black beans and seasonal fruit. For an upscale vibe, visit Café 501 for add-ons, including tilapia, beef tenderloin and pears.

Salsa For a variety of tangy, spicy and flavorful salsas, Tulsans visit Mi Cocina. Café Ole has you covered with myriad variations of this enticing add-on, and Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina is sure to impress with its popular, varied selections. Iguana Mexican Grill wins votes in OKC for its fresh and chunky salsa. Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant is another lauded

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Seafood You might not think of Oklahoma as a premier seafood destination, but Bodean Restaurant and Market in Tulsa bucks that idea with fresh seafood flown in from the coasts and a bustling market for at-home cooking. Bonefish Grill is a favorite, along with White River Fish Market & Restaurant, with fare including lobster and calamari. Red Lobster is also popular. Upscale and stylish, The Drake in the heart of OKC boasts lobster rolls, poke balls and a wide variety of other seafood wonders. The Shack Seafood and Oyster Bar offers seafood with a Cajun twist, and Pearl’s Oyster Bar serves funky appetizers like crab guacamole, plus ahi tuna and, of course, fresh oysters.

Steakhouse There’s nothing quite like a perfectly cooked steak, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Tulsa is honored for that hard-to-create feat. From the atmosphere to the tender cuts of meat, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse is a top choice in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa never fails to impress. Prhyme: Downtown Steakhouse serves the best cuts in trendy digs, and Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steakhouse in Sapulpa provides a warm, laid-back atmosphere with choice meats. You’d be remiss to bypass the offerings and ambiance of Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, along with

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remarkable service and mouthwatering menu choices at Boulevard Steakhouse. Red PrimeSteak is another top reader choice, along with the varied menu and quality of Junior’s. Cattlemen’s Steakhouse earns high praise for its choice cuisine.

Stylish New Restaurant With a clandestine location, high-end food and expert service, Boston Title & Abstract is part of Tulsa’s burgeoning dining renaissance. In the heart of the Blue Dome District, Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. has made a name for itself as a must-visit destination for funky digs and tasty seafood. From the modern design to the quirky underground jazz club, Duet fills a niche … and looks good doing it. Sleek, modern and minimalist, Black Walnut serves up New American innovative dishes in the newly revived Deep Deuce District in OKC. OSO on Paseo provides a warm atmosphere with top-notch food, while Osteria pushes the envelope (in the best way) with its Italian-inspired cuisine. Hard to get into but a satisfying experience from start to finish, Nonesuch and its expansive tasting menus provide a new experience for diners.

Sunday Brunch For an upscale experience with a view, Tulsa diners visit The Summit Club. You can’t go wrong with both the fresh and scrumptious meals at Polo Grill and the highly popular grub at Wild Fork, which includes a variety of frittatas and even a pot roast. In Oklahoma City, Pub W slings out food favorites and affordable cocktails, including mimosa carafes under $10. Flint’s vast menu includes griddle cakes, wraps and bowls, and Museum Café’s weekend fare includes cured salmon, and steak and eggs.

Sushi For any roll under the sun, Tulsans visit in the raw, a staple for more than 20 years. Yokozuna thinks outside the box with funky choices in a stylish atmosphere. Fuji provides affordable specials, various sashimi and nigiri dishes and a variety of specialty rolls, and Sushi Hana wins the hour with its Japanese fusion and numerous choices. OKC’s Sushi Neko highlights its fresh ingredients. Café Icon Sushi & Grill offers happy hour specials and efficient service. Musashi’s Japanese Steakhouse is another top choice.

Vegan/ Vegetarian Restaurant For fresh ingredients, Tulsans enjoy Zoës Kitchen. You can enjoy a bevy of healthy products at Pure Food and Juice, and readers also enjoy the varied menu at Ediblend Superfood Café. Stylish digs and a variety of vegetarian food at Chimera Café make it a winner for voters, along with the ambiance, variety and service at Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar. In Norman, The Earth Café offers grub, such as tofu and organic jams. In OKC, The Red Cup is a go-to for fresh and healthy alternatives, along with Coolgreens and its varied salads and wraps.


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New Development

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Accounting Firm 1. 2. 3. 1.

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Airline

1. Southwest Airlines 2. American Airlines 3. Delta Air Lines/United Airlines

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Auto/Tire Shop

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Bank

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Event/Party Planner

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Tinker Federal Credit Union/ TUL Oklahoma Central Credit Union Red Crown Credit Union/ TUL Communication Federal Credit Union Tulsa Federal Credit Union/ TUL TTCU Federal Credit Union Tinker Federal Credit Union OKC Communication Federal Credit Union OKC True Sky Credit Union/WEOKIE OKC Federal Credit Union

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1. Moore Funeral Home 2. Ninde Funeral and Cremation 3. Floral Haven/Stanleys Funeral & Cremation Services 1. Mercer-Adams Funeral Service 2. Baggerley Funeral Home 3. Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory

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Hair Salon 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Higher Education

1. University of Oklahoma STATE 2. Oklahoma State University STATE 3. University of Tulsa/Oklahoma City STATE University/Tulsa Community College

Home/Auto Insurance 1. Farmers Insurance Group 2. State Farm Insurance 3. GEICO/Allstate

Home Pest Control 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

STATE STATE STATE

EMCO Termite & Pest Control TUL Orkin Pest & Termite Control/Terminix TUL Arrow Exterminators TUL Massey Services, Inc. OKC Moxie Pest Control OKC Aztec Exterminating OKC

Investment Firm

1. Merrill Lynch STATE 2. Morgan Stanley/Ameriprise Financial STATE 3. Charles Schwab/Edward Jones STATE

Law Firm

1. Barrow & Grimm TUL 2. Latham | Steele | Lehman/Jones TUL Gotcher Attorneys and Counselors 3. Franden | Farris | Quillin | TUL Goodnight + Roberts 1. Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson/ OKC Echols & Associates 2. White & Weddle, P.C./Foliart OKC Huff Ottaway & Bottom 3. Crowe & Dunlevy/Ward Glass Attorneys OKC

Life Insurance

1. MetLife 2. American Fidelity Assurance Co./ Prudential Financial 3. New York Life Insurance Company/ MassMutual

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Manufacturing/ Industrial Company

1. Matrix Service Company/Zeeco TUL 2. Ditch Witch Perry 3. T.D. Williamson/ TUL Advanced Research Chemicals, Inc. 1. Kimray Inc. OKC 2. Boardman OKC 3. Delco Electric OKC

Moving Service 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

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Pet Boarding Services 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Hourglass Collision Repair Barron & Hart Karoll Martin Paint and Body Collision Works John Puckett Auto Collision Bob Moore Collision Center

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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1. Peter Walter – Walter and Associates TUL 918.249.2020 2. Jacki Crews – McGraw Realtors TUL 3. Laura Hawkins – McGraw Realtors/ TUL Blake Loveless – Walter and Associates 1. Tiffany Little – Keller Williams Realty OKC 4/18/19 5:10 PM 2. Paula Peeler – Kalidy OKC 3. Ann Ballew – Keller Williams Realty OKC

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TMA Systems ConsumerAffairs Integrated Business Technologies Critical Technologies, Inc. Paycom MCSG Technologies

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1. VCA Woodland Central Animal Hospital TUL 2. Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital/ TUL Woodland West Animal Hospital 3. Care Animal Hospital TUL 1. Warwick Animal Hospital OKC 2. Pet Medical Center of Edmond Edmond 3. Nichols Hills Veterinary Clinic OKC

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Wireless Service 1. Verizon 2. AT&T 3. T-Mobile

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS Aesthetician 1. 2. 3. 1.

Gabriel Horn – Uplifting Skincare TUL Ashley Yancey – The Skin Bar TUL Jenna Case – Skin Care Institute TUL Vanessa Smith – OKC McKinzie Aesthetics Center 2. Caitlin Kellam – Premier Plastic OKC Surgery and Aesthetics 3. Kasey Swayden, PA-C – Dr. Tim R. OKC Love Plastic Surgery/Amber Cummins – Zen Aesthetics & Wellness Med Spa

Cancer Center

1. Cancer Treatment Centers of America 2. Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute 1. Stephenson Cancer Center 2. INTEGRIS Cancer Institute 3. Oklahoma Proton Center

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Dr. Chuck Zoellner – Zoellner Chiropractic TUL Active Approach Chiropractic TUL Dr. Rick Huskey – Huskey Chiropractic TUL Ford Chiropractic Clinic OKC Harmony Chiropractic Edmond Wes Hill – Hill Chiropractic Clinic Edmond

CBD Shop

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Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon

1. Dr. E. Bradley Garber TUL 2. Dr. Bryan Whitlock – Whitlock TUL Cosmetic Center 3. Dr. Stephen M. Paulsen – Plastic TUL Surgery Associates of Tulsa 1. Dr. Juan Brou – Premier Plastic Surgery OKC and Aesthetics/Dr. Tim Love – Dr. Tim Love Plastic Surgery 2. Dr. Derek Shadid – Shadid Plastic OKC Surgery Associates 3. Dr. Justin Jones – Jones Plastic Surgery/ OKC Dr. Erik Nuveen – Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates

Dentist 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Dr. Mike Hinkle – Utica Dental TUL Dr. Matt Kincaid – Kincaid Family Dental TUL Dr. Mark Davis – Perfect Smile TUL Dr. Ben Pinkston – Pinkston Dental Care OKC Dr. Lee Eliot Edmond Dental Depot OKC

Dermatologist

1. Dr. Jeff Alexander – Skin Care Institute TUL 2. Dr. Kristen Rice – Center for Dermatology TUL


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3. Tulsa Dermatology Clinic/ TUL Dr. Lynn Anderson – Midtown Dermatology 1. Dr. Blaine Lehr – Dermatology Clinic Inc. OKC 2. Dr. Andrew John – Edmond Edmond Dermatology Clinic 3. Dr. Julie Lowe – Lowe Dermatology OKC

Family Physician

1. Dr. Joe Reese TUL 2. Dr. Trudy Milner/Dr. Chad Edwards TUL Revolution Health & Wellness 3. Dr. Ruth Miller – Miller Health Clinic TUL 1. Dr. Cynthia Taylor – Norman OKC Regional Health System, Variety Care 2. Dr. Wesley Dean Hinz – Norman Regional OKC Health System, Moore Family Physicians 3. Dr. Robert Stepp – INTEGRIS Family OKC Care Hefner Pointe

Health Club/Gym

1. Health Zone at Saint Francis 2. St. John Siegfried Health Club/ Sky Fitness & Wellbeing 3. YMCA of Greater Tulsa/Orangetheory Fitness/Life Time Fitness 1. Life Time Fitness 2. YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City 3. Gold’s Gym/10GYM

Health Insurance

1. BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma 2. GlobalHealth 3. CommunityCare

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Hearing Aid Provider

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1. Clear-Tone 2. Gilbert’s Audiology & Hearing Aid Center/Armstrong Hearing Aid Center 3. Miracle-Ear/Audiology of Tulsa 1. Hearing Group 2. Miracle-Ear 3. Audio Recovery

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1. Oxford Home HealthCare 2. Restore Home Health 10:57 AM 3. Interim HealthCare of Tulsa/ Visiting Angels 1. Interim Healthcare of Oklahoma City 2. Choice Healthcare 3. Visiting Angels

Hospice 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Grace Hospice Hospice of Green Country Saint Francis Hospice/Clarehouse INTEGRIS Hospice House Oklahoma Palliative and Hospice Care Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospital

1. Saint Francis Health System 2. Ascension St. John Health System 3. Oklahoma State University Medical Center/Hillcrest HealthCare System/ Oklahoma Surgical Hospital 1. INTEGRIS Health 2. OU Medical Center 3. Mercy Hospital/SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital

Medicinal Cannabis Clinic

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Medical Spa

1. Utica Square Skin Care TUL 2. Skin Care Institute Medical and Wellness Spa TUL 3. BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center/ TUL Emerge Medical & Well Spa 1. Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics OKC 2. Dr. Tim R. Love Plastic Surgery OKC 3. H-MD Medical Spa/Bliss Medical Spa OKC

Nursing Home 1. 2. 3. 1.

Inverness Village Saint Simeon’s Forest Hills/University Village Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center 2. Bradford Village 3. Baptist Village Communities

OB/GYN, Gynecologist

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1. 2. 3. 1.

Dr. Grant Cox – OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa TUL Dr. Jay Williamson TUL Dr. John Beal – Tulsa OB/GYN Associates TUL Dr. Lacy Parker – Lakeside Women’s OKC Hospital 2. Dr. Teresa Folger – Lakeside Women’s OKC Hospital/Dr. Anthony Shanbour 3. Dr. Valerie Engelbrecht – Lakeside OKC Women’s Hospital

Ophthalmologist 1.

2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Dr. Marc Goldberg – The Eye Institute/ Dr. Ryan P. Conley – Triad Eye Institute Dr. Dan Langley – EyeCare Associates Dr. Terry Lawson – Vision Source Tulsa Dean McGee Eye Institute Eye Care Oklahoma Epic Vision

Optometrist 1.

2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Dr. Blane Snodgrass – Twenty Twenty TUL Eyecare Dr. Sandra A. Mackey – Mackey Eye Care TUL Dr. Robert Zoellner TUL Dr. Chase Hunter – Within Sight OKC Vision Center Kid’s Eye Site OKC Dick Story Optical OKC

Oral Surgeon

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Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics The Brace Place/Hall & Hosier Orthodontics Dr. Mark Andregg Dr. John Archer – Orthodontic Associates Dr. Peter Kierl – Kierl Orthodontics Dr. Brian Amy – Orthodontic Associates

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Dr. Yogesh Mittal & Dr. Greg Holt – The TUL Orthopaedic Center and CORE Medical Group Dr. Brad Boone, Dr. Ron LaButti, Dr. Bryan TUL Hawkins – Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma Dr. Scott Dunitz, Dr. Paul Peterson – TUL Tulsa Bone & Joint Oklahoma Sports and Orthopedics Institute OKC Orthopedic Solutions/Essential OKC Integrative Health McBride Orthopedic Hospital/OSSO OKC

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Tulsa Higher Care Clinic Restorative Wellness Center Evolved Health and Wellness Leaf & Relief Herbal Wellness Clinic Therapeutic Health Clinic OK MMJ Care

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Doctor Green Whole Leaf Northside Dispensary Rabbit Hole Cannabis Dispensary CBD Plus USA

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Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary

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Orthodontist

Orthopedic Surgeon 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Pharmacy

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Rehabilitation/ Sports Medicine Center

OKC Edmond McLoud

1. Excel Therapy TUL 2. Tulsa Spine and Rehab TUL 3. Physical Rehabilitation Center/ TUL PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Tulsa 1. INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation OKC 2. Oklahoma Spine Sports and Rehabilitation OKC 3. McBride Orthopedic Hospital/OSSO OKC

Spa 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Bella Vita Spa and Salon TUL Spa Southern Hills TUL Spa Lux TUL Eden Salon and Spa OKC Three Graces Day Spa OKC Bella Strada Salon and Spa Suites Edmond

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Chris Giles, M.S. – Christian Family Institute TUL Recovery in Oklahoma TUL Chris King Counseling Group TUL Mary L. Fitch OKC Becky Wahkinney, Ph.D OKC Todd A. Ephraim, Ph.D OKC

1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Clinic New Leaf Wellness Empire Weight Loss Weight Watchers Okey Nwokolo Weight Management Clinic 3. The Broadway Clinic

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Therapist/Counselor

Weight Loss/ Weight Management Clinic

Workout Studio

Pure Barre Midtown Barre3 SALT Yoga/Total Pilates Studio Barre3 CycleBar – Classen Curve Soul Yoga

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SHOPPING Antique Shop

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Windsor Market The Market at Walnut Creek m-M 31 Trading Post 23rd Street Antique Mall Mockingbird Manor Antiques & More Decades Revisited

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Pedego Riverwalk Phat Tire Bike Shop T-Town Bicycles/Bicycles of Tulsa Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop Al’s Bicycles Schlegel Bicycles

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Wade’s RV/Bob Hurley RV Ugly John’s Custom Boats Dave’s Claremore RV Fun Town RV Oklahoma Lewis RV Center Leisure Time RV

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Don Thornton Automotive Group Don Carlton Honda/Jim Norton Toyota Jim Glover Auto Family Bob Moore Auto Group Jackie Cooper BMW Bob Howard Auto Group/ Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge

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Bicycle Shop

Boat/RV/ATV Dealer

Car Dealer

Children’s Clothing Store 1. Gap Kids/Dillard’s 2. Kathleen’s Kids 3. Lolly Garden

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1. Gymboree 2. Green Bambino 3. Once Upon a Child

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1. The Wild Turkey Finer Wines & Spirits OKC 2. Byron’s Liquor Warehouse OKC 3. Smithcot Liquors Edmond

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Saks Fifth Avenue Dillard’s Nordstrom Rack Balliets Dillard’s Macy’s

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Abersons Donna’s Fashions Pavilion Gordon Stuart Liberté Blue Seven

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Visions Unique Eyewear Empire Optical/Warby Parker Hicks Brunson Eyewear Visionworks Eyemart Express Dick Story Optical

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Saks Fifth Avenue Abersons Marmi Shoes Balliets Gordon Stuart Dillard’s/Famous Footwear/DSW

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels Moody’s Jewelry Star Jewelers/Spexton Fine Jewelry BC Clark Jewelers Naifeh Fine Jewelry Lewis Jewelers/Mitchener-Farrand

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Nielsen’s Gifts Margo’s Gift Shop Ida Red Blue Seven Plenty Mercantile Painted Door

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

The Fresh Market Reasor’s/Whole Foods Market Trader Joe’s/Sprouts Farmers Market Whole Foods Market Uptown Grocery Co. Super Cao Nguyen

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Travers Mahan Abersons Pinpoint Resource/Rye 51 Mr. Ooley’s S.J. Haggard and Co. Gil’s Clothing and Denim Bar

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Saks Fifth Avenue Abersons Travers Mahan Mr. Ooley’s S.J. Haggard and Co. Dillard’s

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Department Store

Eyeglass Store

Fine Jewelry Store

Gift Store

Grocery Store/Market

Men’s Boutique

Men’s Shoe Store

Pet/Pet Supply Store 1.

Southern Agriculture/ A1 Pet Emporium 2. Petco 3. PetSmart

Shopping Mall/Center

1. Utica Square 2. Center 1 3. Woodland Hills Mall/ Tulsa Hills Shopping Center 1. Classen Curve 2. Penn Square Mall 3. OKC Outlets/Quail Springs Mall

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Sporting Goods/Outdoor Store

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1. Bass Pro Shops STATE 2. Dick’s Sporting Goods/ STATE Academy Sports + Outdoors 3. Lululemon Athletica/Fleet Feet/ TUL Native Summit Adventure Outfitters OKC

Wine/Liquor Store

1. Old Village Wine & Spirits 2. Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits 3. Primo’s Fine Wine & Spirits/ Parkhill’s Warehouse Liquors & Wine

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Women’s Boutique

Women’s Shoe Store

ENTERTAINMENT 18 Holes

1. Southern Hills Country Club TUL 2. Cherokee Hills Golf Club TUL 3. The Golf Club of Oklahoma/ TUL Battle Creek Golf Club 1. Gaillardia Country Club OKC 2. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club OKC 3. Lake Hefner Golf Club/ OKC Karsten Creek Golf Club Stillwater

Art Gallery

Concert Venue 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

BOK Center Cain’s Ballroom Brady Theater Chesapeake Energy Arena The Criterion UCO Jazz Lab/The Zoo Amphitheatre

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Tulsa Drillers Baseball Game FlyingTee Main Event Entertainment Oklahoma City Thunder Game Science Museum Oklahoma Main Event Entertainment

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

in the raw R Bar & Grill Treys Bar and Grill/Doc’s Wine & Food Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar Ponyboy Ned’s Starlite Lounge

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

The Mayo Hotel Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa Ambassador Hotel/The Campbell Hotel Skirvin Hilton Hotel Colcord Hotel/21c Museum Hotel Ambassador Hotel/Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

The Fabulous MidLife Crisis Band Larkin The Shame Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road Signal 88 Chainsaw Kittens

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa Tulsa International Mayfest Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Red Earth Festival Paseo Arts Festival DeadCenter Film Festival

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Gathering Place/BOK Center Golden Driller Route 66 Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum 2. Devon Energy Center 3. Bricktown

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Gathering Place Guthrie Green Woodward Park/River Parks Hefner Park Myriad Botanical Gardens Will Rogers Park

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Katie Rindt – 94.1 KXOJ Chuck Stikl – Z104.5 The Edge Don Potter – AM740 KRMG Joey and Heather – 98.9 KYIS Jeff Roberts – 104.1 KMGL Ronnie Kaye – 92.5 KOMA

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Scott Thompson – KJRH, Channel 2 Karen Larsen – KJRH, Channel 2 Erin Christy – KTUL, Channel 8 Kevin Ogle – KFOR, Channel 4 Emily Sutton – KFOR, Channel 4 Abigail Ogle – KOCO, Channel 5

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Family Night Out

Happy Hour

Hotel

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

M.A. Doran Gallery/Royce Myers Art Ltd. TUL Joseph Gierek Fine Art TUL Exhibit by Aberson TUL JRB Art at the Elms OKC Artspace at Untitled OKC DNA Galleries OKC

Local Band

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

P.S. Gordon John Hammer Cynthia Brown Stephanie Brudzinski Greg Burns David Holland

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Local Festival

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Vintage Wine Bar Hodges Bend Valkyrie Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar Groovy’s O Bar

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Artist

Bar

Casino

1. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa TUL 2. River Spirit Casino Resort TUL 3. Osage Casino/ TUL Downstream Casino Resort Quapaw 1. Choctaw Casino and Resort/ Durant Riverwind Casino Norman 2. Grand Casino Hotel and Resort Shawnee 3. Winstar World Casino and Resort Thackerville

Charity Event 1.

3.

Carnivale – Mental Health Association Oklahoma Memory Gala – Alzheimer’s Association Icons and Idols – Tulsa Ballet Renaissance Ball – Oklahoma City Museum of Art Red Tie Night – Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund 12x12 – Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Warren Theatre Broken Arrow 18 Circle Cinema Cinemark Tulsa AMC Penn Square Mall 10 Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16 Moore Warren Theatre

2. 3. 1. 2.

Cinema/Movie Theater

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Local Icon/Landmark 1. 2. 3. 1.

Local Park

Local Radio Personality

Local TV Personality

Local TV Station 1. KOTV, Channel 6 2. KJRH, Channel 2 3. FOX23. KOKI-TV

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Gilcrease Museum Philbrook Museum of Art Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab Oklahoma City Museum of Art National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum/Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art 3. Sam Noble Museum of Natural History/ Science Museum Oklahoma

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Meteorologist

Museum 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

Night Out Without the Kids BOK Center Downtown Tulsa Brookside Vast Dave & Buster’s Main Event Entertainment

Oklahoma Weekend Getaway Destination 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Fast Food

1. Sonic Drive-In 2. Arby’s 3. Chick-Fil-A

KEO Ri Le’s Lanna Thai Sushi Neko Café Icon Sushi & Grill Grand House Asian Bistro

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Merritt’s Bakery Antoinette Baking Co. Laurannae Baking Co. Cuppies & Joe La Baguette Bistro Café 501/Brown’s Bakery

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1. 2. 1. 2. 3.

MooChewSooey BBQ Andolini’s Pizzeria I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care Big Truck Tacos Mekong Spice

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Celebrity Restaurant TUL Boston Title & Abstract TUL Mother Road Market/Hammett House TUL Aurora OKC The Press OKC Florence’s Restaurant OKC

Food Truck

Hidden Gem

Celebrity Attractions TUL Tulsa Ballet TUL Tulsa Opera/Tulsa Performing Arts Center TUL Oklahoma City Philharmonic OKC OKC Broadway OKC Dream Big Productions/Lyric Theatre OKC of Oklahoma

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Phill’s Diner Brookside by Day Tally’s Good Food Café/Savoy Neighborhood JA.M. Classen Grill Hatch Early Mood Food

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1. Braum’s 2. Baskin-Robbins 3. Marble Slab Creamery

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Billy’s on the Square Society Burger Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili S&B’s Burger Joint The Garage Burgers & Beer/Pub W Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

William Lyle – The Summit Club TUL Justin Thompson – JTR Group TUL Tim Inman – Stonehorse Café TUL Kurt Fleischfresser– Vast OKC Ryan Parrott – Picasso Cafe OKC Christine Dowd – Aunt Pittypat’s Catering OKC

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Foolish Things Bar and Biscuit Topeca Coffee Roasters Chimera Café The Red Cup Starbucks All About Cha

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

PJ’s Sandwich Shoppe Jason’s Deli Bill and Ruth’s/Dilly Diner Someplace Else A Deli & Bakery N D Foods Café 501

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Glacier Confection Michael V’s Queenie’s Cuppies & Joe La Baguette Bistro Café 501

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First Friday Art Crawl RiverWalk Crossing Utica Square Oklahoma City Thunder Game Vast Bricktown/Paseo Arts District

Pub/Brewery

Marshall Brewing Company Kilkenny’s Irish Pub McNellie’s Pub Bricktown Brewery O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grille Republic Gastropub

Small Town

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Bixby Claremore Jenks/Broken Arrow Yukon Bethany Stillwater

Stop on the Radio Dial 1430AM KTBZ 106.9 K-HITS 97.5 KMOD 104.1 KMGL 92.5 KOMA 97.7 KSQE

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The Mayo Hotel

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Coffee Shop

Deli/Sandwich Shop

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Wedding or Party Venue

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RibCrib/Burn Co. Barbeque TUL Albert G’s Bar-B-Q TUL Billy Sims Barbecue TUL Swadley’s World Famous Bar-B-Q OKC Earl’s Rib Palace OKC Steve’s Rib/Iron Star Urban Barbeque OKC

Breakfast

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1. The Summit Club 2. Polo Grill 3. Stonehorse Café/Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar/Mahogany Prime Steakhouse 1. Vast/Mahogany Prime Steakhouse 2. Cheever’s Cafe 3. Café Cuvee

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

1. Oklahoma City Thunder 2. Tulsa Drillers 3. Oklahoma City Dodgers

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Bakery

Tally’s Good Food Café Phill’s Diner Savoy Sunnyside Diner Beverley’s Pancake House Boomerang Diner

Fine Dining

DINING Asian

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Grand Lake o’ The Cherokees Arbuckle Mountains Beavers Bend State Park Turner Falls Park Tenkiller Ferry Lake Broken Bow Lake

Professional Sports Team

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

1. Whispering Vines Vineyards & Winery STATE 2. Tidewater Winery STATE 3. Waters Edge Winery STATE

Diner

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Place to See and Be Seen 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Winery

Barbecue Restaurant

Performing Arts Organization

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

OKC

2. Tulsa Botanic Garden TUL 3. White House Mansion/Spain Ranch/ TUL Bond Event Center 1. Coles Garden OKC 2. Southwind Hills Goldsby 3. McGranahan Barn/ Yukon Marland Mansion and Estate Ponca City

Ice Cream Shop Italian

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STATE STATE STATE

Pizza

1. Hideaway Pizza 2. Mazzio’s/Andolini’s Pizzeria 3. Upper Crust Wood Fired Pizza

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Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

The Summit Club Celebrity Restaurant Polo Grill/Stonehorse Café Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Vast

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Celebrity Restaurant Cosmo Café and Bar Charleston’s Restaurant Charleston’s Restaurant Coolgreens Café 501

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Mi Cocina Café Ole Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina Iguana Mexican Grill Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant Alfredo’s Mexican Café

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Salads

Salsa

Seafood

1. Bodean Restaurant and Market 2. Bonefish Grill 3. White River Fish Market & Restaurant/Red Lobster 1. The Drake 2. The Shack Seafood and Oyster Bar 3. Pearl’s Oyster Bar

OKC OKC OKC

1.

TUL

Steakhouse 2.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar/Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse/ Prhyme: Downtown Steakhouse Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steakhouse Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse/ Boulevard Steakhouse Red PrimeSteak/Junior’s/ Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

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TUL

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Dalesandro’s/Biga TUL Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano TUL Mondo’s Ristorante Italian/Villa Ravenna TUL Stella Modern Italian Cuisine OKC Gabriella’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria OKC Bellini’s OKC

3. 1. 2.

1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

The Tavern Kilkenny’s Irish Pub Prairie Brewpub/Fassler Hall Ludivine The Garage Burgers & Beer The Jones Assembly

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Boston Title & Abstract Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. Duet Black Walnut OSO on Paseo Osteria/Nonesuch

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

The Summit Club Polo Grill Wild Fork Pub W Flint Museum Café

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1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

in the raw Yokozuna Fuji/Sushi Hana Sushi Neko Café Icon Sushi & Grill Musashi’s Japanese Steakhouse

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Late-Night Bites

Margarita

1. Mi Cocina 2. Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina 3. El Maguey Mexican Restaurant/ El Guapo’s Cantina 1. Iguana Mexican Grill 2. Alfredo’s Mexican Café 3. Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes/ Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant

Mexican 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Mi Cocina Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina El Guapo’s Cantina Iguana Mexican Grill Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen Poblano Grill/Ted’s Café Escondido

Outside Dining

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1. Redrock Canyon Grill TUL 2. Mi Cocina TUL 3. Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina/ TUL Blue Rose Café 1. Redrock Canyon Grill OKC 2. Museum Café OKC 3. Packard’s New American Kitchen OKC

3.

Stylish New Restaurant

Sunday Brunch

Sushi

Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant

TUL OKC OKC OKC

1. Zoës Kitchen TUL 2. Pure Food and Juice/ TUL Ediblend Superfood Café 3. Chimera Café/ TUL Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar 1. The Earth Café Norman 2. The Red Cup OKC 3. Coolgreens OKC


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What makes a home deserve the title of ‘luxurious’? An architect and two designers share their thoughts.

“A luxury home is soothing to the senses and supports the homeowners’ lifestyle. It is a place of comfort and inspiration for them. It can even encourage new directions in their life,” Tulsa architect Brian Freese says. Designer Tim Yardy cites dramatic ceilings and expansive interior spaces as key components. He designs “transitional luxury,” enhanced by open floor plans with formality. Lance Cheney, another Tulsa designer, says simply, “If it’s a luxurious home, it really must have a housekeeper.”

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THE EXTENDED ROOF AT THE FRONT ENTRY FEATURES A CRISP, KNIFE-EDGE FASCIA. THIS CONTROLS THE WATER RUNOFF WITH DEEP OVERHANGS AND A SYSTEM OF AREA DRAINS AROUND THE HOME. FLAT-ROOFED ADDITIONS AT THE HOME’S FOUR CORNERS SIMPLIFY THE ROOF CONFIGURATION AND OVERALL EXTERIOR APPEARANCE.

THE DRAMATIC, CENTRAL VAULTED CEILING ENDS AT THE REAR PATIO, ASSURING GENEROUS COVERAGE AND PROTECTION FOR THIS SERENE OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT. FLANKING BRICK PYLONS PROVIDE SUPPORT, GIVING A SENSE OF VISUAL ANCHORING. AN ADJACENT TRELLISED PATIO, ACCESSIBLE FROM THE MASTER SUITE, GIVES THE KELLOUGHS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO SAVOR THE LAKESIDE VIEWS.

THE DINING ROOM IS ACCENTED WITH BRICK COLUMNS AND A DARK METAL BEAM WITH FINE DETAILING THAT BRINGS THE EXTERIOR MATERIALS INTO THE INTERIOR.

A REVIVAL FOR THE AGES

When couple Bill and Beverly Kellough discovered a rather ordinary ranch-style home overlooking a midtown Tulsa lake, they knew it was the perfect place for them. They also knew Brian Freese, owner of Freese Architecture, was their choice to transform it into a beautiful, modern residence. Freese’s challenge was to have the home complement the tranquil setting and perfectly suit the couple’s lifestyle. Both are retired; Bill was an attorney and district judge, while Beverly was an executive at a publicly traded gas company. “Since we are older, we knew it was important to have a home where we would be aging in place,” Beverly says. Other special needs for the home included JULY 2019 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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THE KITCHEN, DEFINED BY A DARK METAL BEAM AND FLANKING BRICK COLUMNS, BOASTS A GREAT VIEW OF THE LIVING ROOM AND LAKE BEHIND THE HOME.

THIS HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL GALLERY SPACE SERVES MULTIPLE PURPOSES. IT IS HER OFFICE, EXERCISE AND CRAFT AREA, HIS ART STUDIO, AND EVEN THEIR OVERFLOW DINING SPACE FOR LARGE PARTIES. A 20FOOT SKYLIGHT PROVIDES VARIED NATURAL LIGHT THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

an office for Bill and his occasional clients, a room for arts and crafts and a workout space. “My husband is an insomniac, so a reading space for him was very important,” Beverly says. The small, secluded lake, surrounded by 16 homes, was a major draw after they looked at several other properties. “We mentioned this home to Brian and he had seen it before,” Beverly says. “We spent a lot of time with him while he was designing a complete renovation. I think it was a labor of love for him.” What particularly impressed the homeowners is the way Freese integrated the interior and exterior spaces. “There’s a lot of glass and beautiful views from the windows,” Beverly says.

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THE KITCHEN FEATURES WALNUT CABINETRY AND A DECIDEDLY MODERN DESIGN. THE ISLAND CHAIRS ARE FROM ITALY.

THE MASTER SUITE INCLUDES A DOUBLESIDED FIREPLACE AND THE COUPLE’S READING ROOM. THE COLOR SCHEME THROUGHOUT THE HOME IS WHAT FREESE DESCRIBES AS “LIGHT AND BRIGHT.” THIS ELEGANT SUITE ALSO FEATURES AN UNUSUAL CEILING WALLPAPER WITH A WOOD GRAIN APPEARANCE.

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Freese adds: “The home’s vaulted family room gives it an entirely new gathering area, with expansive lake views, which the home never had before.” The spacious, 4,600 square-foot home includes abundant patio space, perfect for casual entertaining. This is Freese’s favorite area of the home. “It’s a glorious outdoor space, very roomy, and a wonderful place to enjoy the neighborhood lake,” he says. Various wildlife frequent the lake, adding to the home’s charm. The kitchen and family rooms are major assets for entertaining. The family room’s white walls and black fireplace create a dramatic setting. The focal point is the Steinway baby grand piano. Bill plays the piano and guitar, so there’s no lack of music at their gatherings. The home is a new style and residential departure for the couple. “Neither of us had ever lived in a modern style home with this kind of architecture,” Beverly says. Now they can’t imagine living any place else.

THE TRELLISED PATIO OUTSIDE THE MASTER SUITE OFFERS AMPLE VIEWS OF THE LAKE. INSIDE IS THE COUPLE’S READING ROOM.

THE FINAL PIECE OF THE LONG, EXTENDED ROOF ENDS DRAMATICALLY AT THE LAKESIDE VIEW AT THE BACK OF THE HOME.

THE MAIN LIVING AREA HIGHLIGHTS THE DRAMATIC, VAULTED CEILING AND THE LED-ILLUMINATED WOOD BEAM THAT EXTENDS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

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THE FORMAL DINING AREA IS ACCENTED BY A LARGE FLORAL PAINTING BY WELL-KNOWN TULSA ARTIST P.S. GORDON. THE CUSTOM DINING TABLE FEATURES A FREE-FORM BRONZE BASE.

THE ZARROW LEGACY

When the Henry Zarrow home was built in 1954 near Tulsa’s Utica Square, neighbors complained that it was a one-story house in a traditionally two-story neighborhood. Zarrow was nonchalant about the complaints. “Well then, we’ll just add another story,” said the well-known Tulsa philanthropist. The home became a Midtown symbol of classic elegance for Henry and Anne Zarrow. Both are deceased, but their legacy lives on through three charitable foundations. The mid-century style home was a one-of-a-kind design and often the setting for tastefully lavish entertaining. The home was a Tulsa Designer Showcase in 2015, and Lance Cheney of Richard Neel Interiors worked on it then. “While designing the family library, I just fell in love with the Zarrow home,” he says. “So I was thrilled when the new owners asked me to adapt the home for their lifestyle.” Cheney had worked with the couple on a previous home nearby and was familiar with their tastes. “The husband had always wanted to live in this neighborhood, on this street, and have a circle drive, so it was like all the stars were

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THE NAVY BLUE SOFA IN THE FAMILY ROOM FEATURES AMERICAN LEATHER AND IS THE SAME SOFA THAT LANCE CHENEY USED IN THE 2015 DESIGNER SHOWCASE.


NUMEROUS ART PIECES ROUND OUT THE ROOM.

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THE MASTER SUITE, ORIGINAL TO THE HOME, HAS A SOFT COLOR PALETTE OF GRAY, ACCENTED BY BLACK AND WHITE. IT’S A RESTFUL ENVIRONMENT WITH TWO FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS, WHICH REPLACED A HALL CLOSET AND OFFER WONDERFUL VIEWS OF THE EXPANSIVE GARDENS. A PAINTING BY MARSHALL NOISE ADDS A COLORFUL TOUCH.

THE HIS AND HERS MASTER CLOSETS ARE THE EPITOME OF WARDROBE ORGANIZATION AND ELEGANCE. FLOOR-TO-CEILING SHOE AND HANDBAG AREAS ARE A SPECIAL FEATURE, AS IS THE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER IN HER CLOSET. THE JACKIE KENNEDY ONASSIS PAINTING IS BY BILL CLAPS.

MARBLE FLOORS IN THE NEW MASTER BATH ANCHOR THE ROOM. THE VANITY FEATURES A VENETIAN MIRROR ACCENTING THE WALL MIRROR. OTHER AMENITIES INCLUDE MODERN LIGHT FIXTURES, A MARBLE SOAKING TUB AND FLOATING CABINETS, ALL CREATED BY JAY RAMBO.

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aligned,” Cheney says. “But he wasn’t really crazy about the house … until he saw the interior.” Then, it was a love connection. Tulsa architect Michael Dankbar salvaged as much as possible of the original residence before updating it to match today’s trends. “Dankbar doesn’t usually work on renovation projects, but because of the mid-century design, he accepted the challenge,” Cheney says.

Numerous upgrades brought the home into the 21st century without changing the original footprint. “The major change was a 1,200-squarefoot master suite addition with two large walk-in closets,” Cheney says. “The 1950s homes were not known for spacious closets.” The large master suite includes an elegant bath and a spectacular floor-to-ceiling bedroom window for an expansive back lawn view. While preserving its original character, a more open design enhanced the residence. A comprehensive lighting plan accents the large, impressive art collection; the couple spends time traveling between studios in Miami and Atlanta to curate it. Each room and adjoining hallway resemble a high-end art gallery. New, large windows offer stunning garden views. The glass garage door and windows match the home’s windows, and water features were added to the home’s front and back. Where once was a pool, there is now a park-like garden. No doubt, the Zarrows would applaud this luxurious transformation.


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THE 20-FOOT CEILINGS IN THIS MAIN LIVING AREA GIVE IT A DRAMATIC PERSONALITY. THE ENTRANCE IS TO THE LEFT, OPENING TO THE LIVING AND FORMAL DINING AREAS. THE SMOKY GRAY CEDAR CEILING BEAMS WERE DESIGNED TO ADD THE AURA OF “AGE” TO THE HOME.

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THE POOLSIDE CABANA IS PERFECT FOR THE GRANDCHILDREN AS IS A SPLASH POOL. THE AREA INCLUDES A FULL KITCHEN, LIVING AND ENTERTAINING AREA, ALWAYS READY FOR FREQUENT FAMILY OCCASIONS. CLARE ASHBY, A TULSA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, WAS THE PRINCIPAL LANDSCAPE DESIGNER.

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High ceilings. Sweeping but functional spaces. Minimal embellishments. That was the desire for a Tulsa couple – empty nesters – who wanted to create a haven for themselves and their large extended family. They loved the midtown location near Utica Square where they had chosen to build their home … but the lot had to be cleared to eradicate a home some considered an eyesore. Tim Yardy, of The Maison Group, says that this process wasn’t easy. “There was concrete and steel everywhere. Neighbors were cheering as we demolished the previous home,” he says. “What Mark Nelson, the architect, and The Maison Group, the design/build firm, envisioned was a 5,600-square-foot home on the lot, measuring almost an acre. The couple moved in during the fall of 2018.” While the home reflects an air of streamlined simplicity, it also has a dramatic flair, enhanced by ceilings that range from 10 feet to 20 feet high. The Maison Group envisioned the lower level as a comfortable setting for entertaining this large family. It includes a playroom for JULY 2019 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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A MUTED PALETTE AND FUNKY TILING IN THE MASTER BATH MAKE IT AN IN-HOME RETREAT.

THE KITCHEN IS USERFRIENDLY AND INVITING. THE CENTER ISLAND, FASHIONED OF AMERICAN WALNUT AND ACCENTED WITH PENDANT LIGHTING, IS THE HUB OF THE KITCHEN. THE ANN SACKS BACKSPLASH TILE HAS A UNIQUE SHAPE, AND THE EXTERIOR OF THE OVEN’S VENT HOOD WAS WRAPPED FOR AN UNUSUAL EFFECT. THE CABINETS WERE BUILT BY TULSA’S WOODSTOCK COMPANY.

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the grandchildren. The second level provides guest quarters for frequent visitors. The Maison Group created what Yardy calls “transitional luxury.” Off-white walls throughout are enhanced by floorto-ceiling windows, white oak wood floors and impressive cedar ceiling beams that have the patina of age. “It’s an open floor

plan, but it has a sense of formality,” Yardy says. “Every space in the home was well planned, including a home office on the first floor.” The formal living room, just off the long, impressive front entry, is the family’s favorite area for frequent events, he says. The furnishings are arranged so that conversation is easy. The formal dining area is within view, but far enough away to give the illusion of being a separate area. “The family loves to eat together,” Yardy says. The kitchen is nearby and provides seating for six at the center island. The breakfast table seats 12. “An air of luxurious simplicity is the hallmark of this well-designed home,” Yardy says. “That is also evident in the patio, pool and outdoor living, dining and entertaining areas I designed. There is also a cabana, a splash pad for the children and a fire pit where the family also loves to gather.” This is a home designed to enhance family ties, and that goal was met tenfold.


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the evolved, grown-up version of the Red Rooster restaurant has once again found its vibrant call. “I always wanted a full-service restaurant,” Koester says. “I used to be a wine rep, so my goal was a small wine bar, serve some food, all of that. Joy Reed Belt, who owns the Holey Rollers building and the building the

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Despite his rural background, Valdes serves dishes that, like himself, are urbane, complex and sophisticated. Zarzuela is a savory stew with bell peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, wine, crushed tomatoes, shrimp, scallops and half a lobster. Cordero al vino is a fork-tender lamb shank in a decadent cabernet sauce. Paella, made in the traditional Valencian fashion, is served in the traditional steel pan. “We get a lot of our ingredients from Miami,” Valdes says. “We make it all from scratch, and when you taste our food it’s like going to the skies with no shoes on.” BRIAN SCHWARTZ

These include a charcuterie board loaded with house-made pâtés and pickled everything; a kielbasa corndog; vegan della terra pasta dishes; and a nod to the Native American community celebrating the “three sisters” with masa grit cakes, black beans and pickled squash. For the sweet tooth, the sublime banana split peanut butter brûlée is a triple must. For sips and libations, this rooster recommends sparkling summer wines, like the red lambrusco and rosy pétillant naturel, or the white crisp Greek moschofilero. For cocktails, there’s everything from prohibition era classics to the joint’s own creative shakes and pours. The beer connoisseur is definitely not forgotten with locally brewed suds on tap and packaged options. With a new dawn in historic Edgemere Park, the Red Rooster caws loud and clear. SCOTTY IRANI

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Red Rooster is located in, came to me one day and asked if I knew of anyone who would like to take over the Red Rooster space. I jumped at the chance.” After a phone call to Gautreaux, they popped in to check out the digs. They both knew the run-down, smoke-filled, 82-year-old space needed a lot of tender loving care. “We brought in Josh’s brother, who does construction, and started tearing down walls,” Koester says. “We pushed up the ceiling tile and discovered the original tin ceiling – pulled up carpet and the original

terrazzo flooring was underneath. So this place had great bones, and we decided to make it a go.” Red Rooster boasts a well-seasoned team brought together through a love for globetrotting and highquality ingredients. “Josh and I met while working at Big Truck Taco,” Koester says. “When we left there, we did a lot of traveling, namely New Zealand, and worked on a farm. Then we traveled around Asia and ate a lot of great food. When we came back, I worked for Urban Agrarian and that’s where I met our chef, Tim Mort. We did farm-to-table meals together and both of us have a passion for local, fresh ingredients. It all fell into place.” With an eclectic menu, along with Mort’s influence and technique, the Red Rooster has much to offer. Carnivores, herbivores, gluten-free eaters and “get in my belly” comfort grubbers can all find satisfying dishes.


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aboard another love of his life (the others being his family and Rub), a gleaming silver 1975 Airstream Land Yacht named Landmark. Arriving at the garden by 2 p.m., he cooked, served and (back at the kitchen) cleaned nonstop for the next 10 hours until midnight. He then snatched a few hours’ sleep and returned to work at 4 a.m. to prepare Sunday brunch. Bein started his food-truck business almost on a whim when he saw a trailer for sale online. “I had no idea how much time it would take,” he says. “When I did, I quit my day job.” It was an easy choice. His earliest memories are of himself as a toddler, standing on a chair to watch his mother and grandfather cook. “My mom made mealtimes really interesting,” says Bein. “She’d cook

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For fans of the original Fab Four, Celebrity Attractions presents 1964: The Tribute, one of the world’s foremost Beatles cover bands, at 8 p.m. July 12 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. OKC’s Lyric Theatre presents two popular musical hits this summer. First is Disney’s Newsies, July 9-14 at the Civic Center Music Hall. It showcases the story of the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. Next is the Tony Award-winning musical Titanic from July 23 to 28, also at the Civic Center and based upon the blockbuster 1997 film of the same name. Rescheduled after a June rainout, Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show is July 26 -27 at the Oklahoma Historical Society. Enjoy re-enactments of the original wild west shows with stagecoaches, horses and gunfire; it’s complete with music, food and fun for all.

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Through July 21, Roadside Neon at Tulsa’s 108 Contemporary features the work of neon artist Todd Sanders, who depicts the Route 66 landscape with stunning signage. In Oklahoma City on July 19, the National Cowboy and Heritage Museum debuts the Passport exhibition, taking the viewer into the expansive worlds of several Western artists. Also at the National Cowboy Museum, Layered depicts America’s stunning canyon lands and runs through Oct. 20. The exhibition Photographing the Street continues through Dec. 1 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and showcases four American and Canadian photographers who capture candid life on the street. The Chisholm Trail Arts Council’s Arts Explosion at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center in Duncan runs July 15-19 and offers lessons and educational activities for grade school artists.

by Gilcrease in partnership with the Bob Dylan Center to create a temporary home for the center’s collection. gilcrease.org

WONDROUS WORLDS: ART AND ISLAM THROUGH TIME AND PLACE Through

Oct. 6 Philbrook The most extensive exhibition of Islamic art to be shown in Oklahoma represents more than 1,200 years of rich creation, illustrating the great geographic expanse of the Muslim world. philbrook.org

SHARON LOUDEN Through

Nov. 3 Philbrook Multimedia artist Sharon Louden creates site-specific installations fostering interaction between the art, the space and the viewer. philbrook.org

LARRY CLARK: TULSA

Through Nov. 10 Philbrook

These pictures launched Clark’s career and a new style of photography marked by intimacy and objectivity.

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AMERICANS ALL! Ongoing

Gilcrease This exhibit, drawn

from Gilcrease’s permanent collection, showcases the many positive contributions immigrants have made, and continue to make, to American life and culture. gilcrease.org

THE EXPERIENCE Ongoing

Ahha Tulsa This artist-driven, large-scale, fully immersive installation invites participants to explore a fantastic multimedia environment. ahhatulsa.org

SPORTS TULSA HOLIDAY CIRCUIT

July 4-7 Expo Square This is an American Quarter Horse Association and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association approved circuit since 1980, with six judges in the summer show. tulsaholidaycircuit.com

DRILLERS BASEBALL July 4-10, 16-22 ONEOK Field The

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GREEN COUNTRY RV AND BOAT SHOW July 19-21

Incredible dancing and rousing anthems raise the roof in this thrilling story of the New York City newsboy strike of 1899.

Expo Square For your next adventure, this expo has all the vehicles, trailers, watercraft and equipment you need. exposquare.com

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July heat brings the hottest acts to Tulsa’s BOK Center with singer/songwriter Michael Bublé on July 15; pop sensation Shawn Mendes on July 20; and Latin rap artist Cardi B on July 23. You can also enjoy the venue’s annual charitable dodgeball tournament July 13. Stick around downtown Tulsa for The Fray at Osage Casino at 7 p.m. July 12. Tulsa’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino features Don McLean on July 3 and old-school country rockers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on July 5. Young the Giant performs at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre on July 9. Singer and songwriter Khalid takes the stage at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena on July 19; Big 3 Basketball dribbles in July 21; and WWE wrestling takes place July 27. Around the state, WinStar World Casino in Thackerville has the breezy love songs of Air Supply on July 5; boy band 98 Degrees on July 19; actor/comedian Nick Offerman on July 20; and the crooners of The O’Jays on July 26. Acts at Choctaw Casino in Durant include The Ultimate Queen Celebration on July 5 and Koe Wetzel on July 6. OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE | JULY 2019

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11-19 Expo Square Enjoy

this exciting equine event. poac.org

AMERICAN BUCKSKIN 32ND ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW July

23-28 Expo Square Talented

riders and their equine counterparts compete to be named a world champion. americanbuckskin.com

ROUGHNECKS SOCCER July

24, 27 ONEOK Field The

Roughnecks host the LA Galaxy 2 and Phoenix Rising.

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ROUTE 66 MORGAN CLASSIC July 25-27 Expo

Square Another exciting

equine event featuring elegant Morgan horses gallops into town. horseshowsbysandy.

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KANSAS PAINT HORSE CONGRESS July 31-Aug. 4

Expo Square Enjoy paint

horses and their talented riders. kansaspainthorse.com

COMMUNITY SAND SPRINGS SERTOMA FIREWORKS DISPLAY July 3

Case Community Park, Sand Springs Enjoy a free

Independence Day celebration with the community of Sand Springs. sandspringsok.org

BOOMFEST AT RIVERWALK

July 4 RiverWalk Crossing, Jenks Celebrate all day with

fireworks, family-friendly events and tasty food.

riverwalktulsa.com

FISH AND FIREWORKS July

4 Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks

FAMILY FISHING CLINIC

July 9 Zebco Casting Pond, Jenks Whether you’re young

or old, an expert or a novice, you can learn to fish at this clinic.

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TOKYO IN TULSA: WORLDS COLLIDE July 12-14 Cox

Business Center This pop

culture convention involves all elements of Japanese animation with live music, gaming and fashion. tokyointulsa.com

SECOND SATURDAY ARCHITECTURE TOURS July

13 Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Each month, the

group offers popular walking tours highlighting some of downtown’s architectural treasures.

Park Amphitheater, Edmond

The tale of the princess and the pea gets a funky twist in this hilarious, heartfelt musical. upstagetheatreok.com

LYRIC THEATRE OF OKLAHOMA PRESENTS: TITANIC July 23-28 Civic

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OIGA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW July 22-24 Cox by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, known as “the biggest little show in Indian gaming,” draws nearly 3,000 vendors, visitors and guest speakers downtown to celebrate and advance the industry. coxcentertulsa.com

This family-friendly picnic offers food, drinks, yard games, fireworks and a tour of the aquarium. okaquarium.org

UPSTAGE THEATRE PRESENTS: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS July 18-20 Mitch

PRESENTS: HAMILTON July 30-Aug. 18 Civic Center Music Hall Enjoy the story of one of

Sausage Factory Experienced grillers face off at an exciting cook-off that promises great food and live entertainment.

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PONY OF THE AMERICAS NATIONAL CONGRESS July

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TRIPP HAGGARD MEMORIAL STEAK COOK-OFF July 20 Siegi’s

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Center Music Hall Based on real people aboard the legendary ship, Titanic is a stirring production about the hopes and dreams of passengers who boarded with stories and personal ambitions.

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LYRIC THEATRE OF OKLAHOMA PRESENTS: DISNEY’S NEWSIES July

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IN CONCERT

Enjoy this fair put on by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

July 26-28 193rd Road and 52nd West Avenue, Skiatook This

important Native American event occurs northwest of town and features a variety of traditional dancing and beautiful regalia.

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CHARITABLE EVENTS WITH A POP OF ART July 4 McBirney Mansion Food, fun

and fireworks comprise a day on these beautiful grounds – a lush and exclusive setting to view the annual fireworks display along the Arkansas River. artstulsa.org

ZZZ’S IN THE SEAS July 19 Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks

This public sleep-over invites guests to participate in a scavenger hunt, flashlight tour and movie, then doze near the exhibits in the aquarium. okaquarium.org/event/ zzzs-in-the-seas

SOMEWHERE IN TIME 1960S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR July 20 River Spirit

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America’s founding fathers, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War.

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CONCERTS CODY CANADA AND THE DEPARTED July 6 Riverwind Casino, Norman Enjoy these

lauded country singers.

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HUDIBURG CONCERT SERIES July 6, 13, 20, 27

Riversport Adventures Live music, craft beer and cocktails, and outdoor fun sets the stage for this string of performances.

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YOUNG THE GIANT AND FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

July 9 Zoo Amphitheatre Two behemoths of indie rock visit this exciting outdoor venue.

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BRITISH INVASION SUPPER CLUB July 11 The

Jones Assembly See this exciting Beatles tribute band. thejonesassembly.com

BRONCHO, COLOURMUSIC AND DEERPEOPLE July 12 Tower Theatre This talented

collection of musicians performs.

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WYNONNA AND THE BIG NOISE July 12 Riverwind Casino, Norman See the

talented Wynonna Ryder and her band. riverwind.com

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tournament sets teams of six to compete for the charity or nonprofit of their choice.

helped the Retired Senior Volunteer Program to fulfill its mission of matching the talents and interests of volunteers ages 55 and over with meaningful efforts that enhance the quality of the community. rsvptulsa.org

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alum Chris Daughtry performs with his band. frontiercity.com

tulsaarchitecture.org DODGEBRAWL July 13 BOK Center This dodgeball

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Expo Square The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society promotes interest in collecting rocks, minerals and fossils. See a variety of these artifacts at the show.

tulsarockandmineralsociety.org

TULSA COUNTY FREE FAIR July 18-19 Expo Square

PERFORMANCES July 3 State Fair Park Enjoy a free Independence Day musical celebration with fireworks afterward. okcphil.org

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ROBERT EARL KEEN July 20 Riverwind Casino, Norman Country star Keen visits the Showplace Theatre.

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LEGOS, ANIME AND FESTIVALS The fan-based pop culture convention Tokyo in Tulsa highlights Japanese anime July 12-14 at Cox Business Center. For more pop culture fun, visit New World Comic Con on July 27 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Lego enthusiasts should mark July 20-21 for BrickUniverse’s Lego Fan Convention at Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah runs July 10-14 and features Arlo Guthrie and other talented musicians on several stages throughout the city. Check out the 10th annual Aquapalooza, a swim-, raft- or boat-up, on-thewater concert starting at 1 p.m. July 20 at Grand Lake’s Southwinds Marina in Bernice.

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REO SPEEDWAGON July 26

Riverwind Casino Don’t miss this iconic rock band at the Showplace Theatre. riverwind.com

ALICE COOPER AND HALESTORM July 28 Zoo

Amphitheatre These Gothic rockers visit this premier outdoor venue. thezooamphitheatre.com

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DNA Galleries More than 30 local photographers were given two weeks and their choice of film to create this show. dnagalleries.com

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FILM PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP SHOW July 11-Aug. 4

HORSEPLAY Through July 14 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum The

museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books and (perhaps unexpectedly) at least 1,000 horses.

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The Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals gallops into State Fair Park in Oklahoma City and features some of the world’s foremost youth riders and their Arabian horses July 21-27. Tulsa’s Expo Square plays host July 23-28 to the American Buckskin 32nd Annual World Championship, along with the Route 66 Morgan Horse Classic from July 25 to 27. Both offer numerous events and talented riders gunning to win top prizes. Find the International Finals Youth Rodeo at Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee for heart-pounding events July 7-13. well-known work or style, artists experiment and evolve throughout their careers, often working across mediums and subjects.

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exhibition features more than 300 paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, cocktail receptions and awards.

VAN GOGH, MONET, DEGAS: THE MELLON COLLECTION OF FRENCH ART FROM THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Through

Sept. 22 OKCMOA Featuring more than 70 works by French and European masters, this exhibition celebrates the Mellon family’s extraordinary gift of 19th- and early 20th-century French art to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. okcmoa.com

LAYERED STORIES – AMERICA’S CANYONLANDS

Through Oct. 20 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Enjoy stunning

art of America’s many vast canyons in this exhibit.

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PHOTOGRAPHING THE STREET Through Dec. 1

OKCMOA Photographing the Street features the work of four American and Canadian artists who have chosen the street as their primary subject.

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FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE MOVING IMAGE: THE CHANGING FACE OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION Ongoing OKCMOA The OKC

Museum of Art re-opens its second-floor galleries with a new presentation of its permanent collection. Headlining this reinstallation is the museum’s latest acquisition, Kehinde Wiley’s monumental new portrait Jacob de Graeff. okcmoa.com

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Fireworks, cookouts, live music and family fun comprise a festive Fourth of July around the state. In Jenks, visit Boomfest at Riverwalk on July 4 for numerous family events and music beginning at 2 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Mosey over to Tulsa’s River West Festival Park and Veterans Park for some of the best spots in the city to view the fireworks of the Folds of Honor FreedomFest, with festivities all day and fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. The Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks hosts Fish and Fireworks, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 4 with a front-row fireworks view and concessions. Or, get the fun started early with some live music at Signature

Symphony’s rousing 4th on the 3rd at TCC Van Trease PACE at 7:30 p.m. July 3 The OKC Philharmonic hosts its annual Red, White and Boom at State Fair Park at 8:30 p.m. July 3 with live music and fireworks. Downtown Oklahoma City’s RiverSport Adventures throws the patriotic Fourth Fest, filled with on-thewater events, food trucks and fireworks all day long. July 5 is Grand Lake’s annual fireworks show, accessible “by land and Grand” in Disney, with fireworks beginning at sundown. Fireworks light the sky at the July 4 Freedom Festival at Bethany’s Eldon Lyon Park, with more than 20,000 attendees expected for activities.

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FULL MOON BIKE RIDE AND RUN July 16 Myriad Botanical

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CHARITABLE EVENTS NORMAN CONQUEST BICYCLE TOUR July 13 J.D.

McCarty Center, Norman This event offers five different routes of varying distance that support the McCarty Center’s Camp ClapHans summer camp.

bicycleleagueofnorman.com OAC OPEN July 15 River Oaks Golf Club Participate in

the Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation’s annual golf tournament. autismcenter.org

AROUND THE STATE PERFORMANCES THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION July 5

Choctaw Casino and Resort, Durant See this jaw-dropping

performance filled with the best songs from the band Queen. choctawcasinos.com

OKLAHOMA SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL PRESENTS: DISNEY’S NEWSIES July

12-14 Montgomery Auditorium, Durant Based on the real-life

newsboy strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious lad who dreams of a life as an artist. oklahomashakes.com

GASLIGHT THEATRE PRESENTS: MAMMA MIA! July 19-21, 25-28 Gaslight Theatre, Enid ABBA’s hits tell

the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. gaslighttheatre.org

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Ongoing OKCMOA Fireworks

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OKCMOA The half-century or

so after World War II was one of the most fertile periods in the history of abstract painting.

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Gardens Bring your bike or

your running shoes and meet at the band shell stage on the Devon Lawn.

ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION YOUTH NATIONALS July 20-27 State

Fair Park The best young

riders from around the country descend upon the city for this exciting event.

OKC DODGERS BASEBALL

July 4-7, 19-21, 26-28 Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark See the

OKC Dodgers take on other teams in the Pacific Coast League. milb.com

ENERGY FC SOCCER July

6, 17 Taft Stadium The Energy

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RUN LIKE HEALTH 5K July

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LIBERTYFEST Through July 6

Citywide, Edmond Enjoy

numerous community events, parades, fireworks displays and delicious grub at this citywide celebration.

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BRICK UNIVERSE LEGO FAN CONVENTION July 20-21 Cox

Convention Center LEGO lovers

of all ages are welcome to enjoy this interactive event.

coxconventioncenter.com FIESTA FRIDAY July 26 Calle Dos Cinco Enjoy family fun

under the stars and an evening of cultural flavors, sounds and dancing in the heart of this the historic Capitol Hill district.

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OKC returns to the gardens for this annual string of performances at the Devon Lawn Stage.

GARDENS MONTHLY WALKING TOUR July 27

WHEELER CRITERIUM July wheelerdistrict.com

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ARTS COUNCIL OF OKC’S SUNDAY TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES July 7,

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OKC FOURTH FEST July 4

historiccapitolhill.com HAM HOLIDAY July 26-27 Oklahoma City Community College This year, the

SPORTS 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Wheeler District This is the city’s

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BIG 3 BASKETBALL July 21

Cube’s Big 3 Basketball stars NBA royalty and offers a night of entertainment.

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Enjoy the high octane entertainment of the WWE Live SummerSlam HeatWave Tour.

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July 20 State Fair Park This inaugural event brings in horror fans from around

featured speaker is Carole Perry, amateur radio’s premier supporter of youth training. hamholiday.com Myriad Botanical Gardens

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with this free, educational event. myriadgardens.org

NEW WORLD COMIC CON July 27 State Fair Park The

goal of this family-friendly comic book convention is to spotlight local creators and artists. statefairparkokc.com

Winstar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville See

comedian Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation fame take the stage. winstar.com

PAWNEE BILL’S WILD WEST SHOW July 26-27 Pawnee

Bill Ranch, Pawnee The event features reenactments of performances from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show and new attractions to commemorate Women of the Wild West Shows. okhistory.org/sites/pbshow

CONCERTS AIR SUPPLY July 5 Winstar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville This rock duo won’t disappoint. winstar.com KOE WETZEL July 6 Choctaw Casino and Resort, Durant Sit back and relax as crooner Koe Wetzel serenades you. choctawcasinos.com

98 DEGREES July 19 Winstar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville The beloved

1990s boy band 98 Degrees is back on tour and ready to rock. winstar.com

BILLY BOB THORTON & THE BOXMASTERS July 26 Grand

Casino Hotel and Resort, Shawnee Special guest Billy

Bob Thorton visits town with

his band, the Boxmasters.

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS: CONSPIRACY REJECTS July 27 Central

Park, Ardmore Bring your chairs and enjoy a variety of music from country to classic rock. Concession items and food trucks are available.

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BILLY OCEAN July 27

Winstar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville One

of the most popular British R&B singer-songwriters of all time – selling more than 30 million records – makes his way to the Global Event Center stage. winstar.com

ART CHISHOLM TRAIL ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS: ARTS EXPLOSION July 15-20

Stephens County Fair and Expo Center, Duncan Artists

engage with students and teach several different artistic disciplines that challenge each person’s creativity and imagination. chisholmtrailarts.com

FINAL FRIDAY ART CRAWL July 26 Downtown Stillwater

Inspired by First Friday events in cities like Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the lively Stillwater Art Crawl is held on the final Friday of every month and celebrates the art culture of the community.

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NATURE’S NATION: AMERICAN ART AND ENVIRONMENT Through

Sept. 9 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark. This

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Take a whimsical romp through the North Forest this summer and experience Color Field, a new, outdoor exhibition featuring large, colorful sculptures against the lush backdrop of the museum’s Ozark forest.

crystalbridges.org TEMPERA Ongoing Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark. Tempera

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INTERNATIONAL FINALS YOUTH RODEO July 7-12

Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee Events include

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Rodeo experts compete in events like barrel racing, bull riding and calf roping.

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MID AMERICA SAND DRAG RACES July 13 Atoka

Motorsports Park The unique sport of sand drag racing finds a home in town for this annual event. atokasanddrags.com

INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP CLUB CAVALCADE July 15-21

FLIGHT FEST July 6

Heavener Runestone Park

The sky is filled with drones, model airplanes and kites during this exciting event for the whole family. heavenerrunestonepark.com

SALLISAW CRUISE NIGHT AND BURNOUT CONTEST

July 6 1025 E. Cherokee Ave.

Bring your lawn chairs and ice coolers downtown for a night of cool cars and hot rides. travelok.com

WOODY GUTHRIE FOLK

FESTIVAL July 10-14 Citywide, Okemah Celebrate

Osage County Fairgrounds, Pawhuska Enjoy one of

the prolific Woody Guthrie at this music and community event. woodyfest.com

CHANDLER OPEN RODEO

POWWOW July 11-14 920883 S. State Highway 99, Stroud From gourd dances to

the world’s largest amateur rodeos. cavaladerodeo.com

July 26-27 Tilghman Park This

79th annual rodeo, hosted by the Chandler Round-Up Club, features traditional events such as bareback riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding.

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GLOC PERFORMANCE BOAT CHALLENGE July 26-27

Grand Lakeside Area, Grove

Performance boat enthusiasts are given a place to run their craft, meet new people and have fun with family and friends. glocshootout.com

DEHYDRATOR BICYCLE RIDE July 27 Simmons

Center, Duncan When you mix

heat, water, sweat and bikes, you get the Dehydrator Bicycle ride. thedehydrator.org

OKLAHOMA SLAM July

27-Aug. 3 Nashoba Skatepark, Skatepark off Broadway, Heavener and Poteau Skateboarders from

all over the country convene in eastern Oklahoma for the largest skateboarding competition in the state.

SAC AND FOX NATION

stomps and rodeos, the Sac and Fox Nation Powwow is filled with cultural activities. sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov

BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL July 12-13 Veterans Memorial Park, McLoud Enjoy this succulent fruit

in many delectable forms at this annual event. mcloudchamber.com

ESKIMO JOE’S 44TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION July 15-21

Eskimo Joe’s, Stillwater This

week-long party is the celebration of 44 years of the Eskimo Joe’s institution.

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PORTER PEACH FESTIVAL

July 18-20 Downtown Enjoy delicious peaches and peach-infused dishes and drinks, plus activities.

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AQUAPALOOZA AT GRAND LAKE July 20 Southwinds Marina, Bernice The area’s

largest on-the-water concert allows guests to swim, boat or raft up to enjoy.

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July 20 Memorial Park, Hennessey Dozens of

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION July 4

Grand Casino Hotel and Resort, Shawnee Enjoy the holiday outdoors. grandresortok.com FREEDOM FESTIVAL July 4 Eldon Lyon Park, Bethany

CHOW DOWN AT THE PARK high-quality food trucks are parked and ready to feed the masses at this community event. travelok.com

STRATFORD PEACH

FESTIVAL July 20 City Park These succulent fruits

Enjoy everything from pony rides to inflatable bounce houses and fireworks at this family-friendly festival.

are on display and good to eat. travelok.com

HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL

weekend of summer fun includes a cook-off, parade, rodeo and car show.

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July 4-6 Citywide, Jay

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QUAPAW TRIBAL POWWOW July 4-7 5681 S. 630 Road,

Quapaw Immerse yourself in the culture of the Quapaw Tribe at this powwow.

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Park and Terry Hunt Community Building Summer’s

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July 5 Highway 28, Disney Enjoy the water and

July 27-Aug. 3 Craig County Fairgrounds, Vinita Explore

GRAND LAKE FIREWORKS the patriotic holiday at Grand Lake’s fireworks display. grandlakefireworks.com

CRAIG COUNTY FREE FAIR

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FILM AND CINEMA

Circle’s Birthday Festival The 91-year-old Tulsa theater focuses on Oklahomans with its annual event.

Around Town

A Tulsa gem celebrates its 91st anniversary this month with the second Circle Cinema Film Festival, July 11-15. Just like last year’s inaugural event, this year’s showings blend the local with the national and marry films with Oklahoma ties to a broader concern of the state of independent cinema. The festival features several promising documentaries, including the intriguing Words from a Bear, about the life of Lawton native and Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, and American Heretics, which examines faith and politics in Oklahoma. The Circle event has non-film options, too – including live music and a birthday party for the cinema – but it leans on its programming strengths by providing what’s often missing at other festivals: a retrospective on silent films featuring Oklahomans, accompanied by the cinema’s pipe organ. It should make for a varied event with something for everyone.

At Home

A good rule of thumb is that if you have the chance to acquire a clean digital transfer of one of the greatest films ever made – one that includes myriad insights into the making of the film – you should jump on it. That’s the case with the Criterion Collections reissue of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, a titan of American movie made 30 years ago. The film’s exploration of racial tension feels as timely as ever, but its social message comes wrapped in an aesthetically pleasing

package; the film shows Lee at his energetic, audacious best, full of bright colors and oddball shots. The copious extras include the usual critical essay included in Criterion releases (this one by Vinson Cunningham) and several interviews and press conferences with Lee and others over the years. The real treasure is the lengthy set of excerpts from Lee’s journal during the making of the film; combined with the “making of” documentary, these bonuses offer unparalleled glimpses into the production of a significant film.

In Theaters

July isn’t the strongest month for movies. In general, most of the must-see blockbusters have come and gone, so studios release their tentative prospects. However, there’s one film that could transcend its on-paper promise. Stuber updates the classic buddycop comedy for the digital age by pairing a gruff police officer (Dave Bautista) with an unsuspecting Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani). In the worst case, this is an uninspiring “opposites attack” film, plying easy jokes about cultural differences. But there’s hope. Nanjiani is a talented comic actor, and Bautista has a physical presence that belies his goofiness. Director Michael Dowse, who made the cult hockey comedy Goon, knows his way around physical comedy. Best of all, the film’s producers, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, co-directed last year’s Game Night, so maybe they’ve taken under their wings a film with a similar vibe. ASHER GELZER-GOVATOS

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CLOSING THOUGHTS

Janet Dunlop

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self-described country girl from Verdigris, Janet Dunlop is a product of Claremore Public Schools. After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1989, Dunlop planned to be a flight attendant until a serious car accident shifted her plans. After student teaching, Dunlop earned a master’s degree in school administration and a Ph.D. in education. She’s been with Broken Arrow Public Schools since 2010 and became district superintendent in 2016. We caught up with Dunlop and got her thoughts on …

… her passion for public education.

My oldest sister is a teacher, and I have two aunts and three cousins who are teachers and school administrators, so it seems to run in the family. I also think that educators crave a profession that enables us to make a difference. There truly is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student find success and knowing that you may have had a role in changing his or her life in a positive way.

… her milestones.

… her goals and projects.

“Redefining Ready” is a portrait of what our community wants in a Broken Arrow graduate. It is a measurement that defines whether we have been successful with each student. [With] the STEM Innovation Center, we plan to use our local industry, topography and unique qualities in Broken Arrow to provide a space for innovation and learning.

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Other projects include individualized and relevant course plans for each student; systemic support and intervention that prevent students from falling behind; full participation in our prekindergarten to prevent gaps from happening; and involving the community in the schools so much that the lines between school and community are blurred.

… what makes her proud.

Our culture – we have created a space where we really do care about one another and the work we do. Our core values define how we treat one another and our patrons. The constant drive to be great – we are coming off two years of academic, fine arts and athletic success that are unprecedented. Finally, I’m proud of the way our local legislators are working with us closely to meet the needs in education in our state. We had many years where education was put on the backburner and funding was decimated. It is exciting to see the focus on education statewide, and I can’t wait to see what our great state can do with a properly funded education system.

PHOTO COURTESY BROKEN ARROW PUBLIC SCHOOLS

After nine years of work, we have a fully functional literacy program that is aligned prekindergarten through 12th grade and is being followed with fidelity. Early College High (available to ninth and 10th graders next year, and adding a grade each year following) [and] the 2+2 dual associate’s degree program with our partners at Tulsa Community College and Northeastern State University are sources of pride. These ... allow high school students to earn as much as an associate’s degree upon high school graduation at little or no cost. A part of the high school configuration is the creation of Beyond BA Pathways … a four-year-plus plan for every student that maps out the coursework, learning experiences and internships/ apprenticeships in a comprehensive plan for high school and postsecondary education or training. We have made a concerted effort to improve our math curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of STEM-related careers. Beginning seven years ago, we made the choice to start as early as elementary school identifying students who were ready to advance beyond their peers in math.


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