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ABOVE ARE SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF ONE OF THE FIRST BOY SCOUT TROOPS IN AMERICA.

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One of the first troops in the Boy Scouts of America started in Pawhuska, while Girl Scout cookies began in Muskogee.

eing a Girl Scout is about a whole lot more than cookies, camps and crafts. Likewise, being a Boy Scout involves much more than just camping, cooking and canoeing. All the activities are fun … but fun with a purpose. Both U.S. programs, with significant Oklahoma ties, have been around since the 1910s and continue to influence young people’s lives today. “Girl Scouts offers the best leader-

ship development experience for girls in the world, from taking a night hike under the stars to lobbying the city council with her troop to tackling cybersecurity and to running her own cookie business,” says Lauren Zeligson, a communications specialist with Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. “Almost everyone knows about Girl Scout cookies, but some don’t realize that the Girl Scout cookie program is the largest girl-run business in the world.” The first batch of Girl Scout cookies – sugar cookies to be exact – was

baked and sold by the Mistletoe Troop in 1917 out of the Muskogee High School cafeteria to raise money for a service project, Zeligson says. “In July 1922, the American Girl magazine, published by Girl Scouts of the USA, featured an article that provided the recipe that had been given to the [Chicago] council’s 2,000 Girl Scouts,” Zeligson says. Decades later, cookie sales have morphed into a nearly $800 million empire, according to the Girls Scouts website. For each box sold, 75 percent JULY 2018 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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of the money goes to the local council, while 25 percent goes to bakeries. The national headquarters also receives royalties for licensing. “When you make a Girl Scout cookie purchase, you’re helping the next generation of girl entrepreneurs get an important taste of what it takes to be successful – teamwork, planning and a positive outlook,” Zeligson says. “Many alumnae tell us that their experience selling Girl Scout cookies was a critical first step on a path to success in their lives and careers.” Selling cookies is just a small part of the Girl Scout experience. Camping, hunting, fishing, community service, drawing, cooking, sewing and canoeing are some of the activities a Girl Scout can expect to participate in with a troop. She will learn important skills in areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout leadership experience: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); outdoors; life skills; and entrepreneurship. Fun and leadership are also fundamentals of the Boy Scouts of America, which also has deep roots in Oklahoma. “The Indian Nations Council, originally called the Tulsa Council, was … chartered in 1911 and has a rich heritage of building leadership skills in youth,” spokesman Thomas

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Oklahoma so exciting is the abundance of Parsons says. “Today the council serves more opportunities that are provided in terms of than 21,000 youth [with] over 4,000 adult camps and programs. We believe that we volunteers throughout 18 counties in eastern have some of the finest facilities available, Oklahoma. with more under construction, along with “Over the past century, the council has a professional staff and the best volunteers positively impacted hundreds of thousands of around.” scouts and their families and it all started in The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are Pawhuska in 1909 by the Rev. John F. Mitchconstantly improving what they ell, a missionary priest … sent to COUNTER-CLOCKWISE FROM offer to youth. In May, the Boys St. Thomas Episcopal Church by TOP LEFT: JULIETTE LOW, Scouts decided that girls can join the Church of England.” FOUNDER OF GIRL SCOUTS This Pawhuska troop formed (RIGHT), ELENORE PUTSSKE AND its ranks. In February, the older EVALINE GLANCE POSE FOR A ranks of that group will be simply a year after the Boys Scouts PICTURE IN 1917. known as Scouts BSA. movement began under British Lt. HARRIS & EWING, PHOTOGRAPHER, 1917. COURTESY HARRIS & EWING COLLECTION. “We wanted to land on someGen. Robert Baden-Powell. The PRINTS & PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION thing that evokes the past, but also Boy Scouts of America started in A GIRL SCOUT SERVES COOKIES conveys the inclusive nature of 1910. (Several troops across the AT A SOCIAL EVENT IN 1936 – ALMOST 20 YEARS AFTER THE the program going forward,” BSA United States claim to be the first FIRST COOKIE WAS SOLD IN chief executive Mike Surbaugh in America.) MUSKOGEE. LC-H2- B-9335 [P&P], COURTESY LIBRARY told the Associated Press. Boy Scouts garner a multitude OF CONGRESS Surbaugh says that those in reof experiences, many of them THE OKLAHOMAN PUBLISHED named organization would simply outdoors, Parsons says. THIS PHOTO OF BOY SCOUT BADGES IN 1931. be called Scouts. Groups within “Scouting is an outdoor [2012.201.B0100.0168], COURTESY OKLAHOMA the program will still divide along program designed to develop HISTORICAL SOCIETY gender-lines, but all members character, citizenship and fitness,” A VINTAGE BOY SCOUT LETTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR THE may earn merit badges and pursue he says. “Scouting helps a boy Eagle Scout awards. develop into a well-rounded young EFFORT. PORTFOLIO 132, FOLDER 26, COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SHARON MCBRIDE man. “What makes being a scout in


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A Legacy of Giving Anne and Michael Greenwood give their greenbacks to the Orange Power of OSU to fund lesser-known programs and scholarships.

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ven in paradise, Anne Greenwood was not content until she found a way to be helpful. She and her husband, Michael, spend about a month every year in Maui. She had dreamed since childhood of visiting Hawaii, where her father was posted in the military, so that’s where they were married. Leaving their Stillwater home, they return every July to celebrate their anniversary and go again in February for whale-watching. A month was too much time to spend in a place without giving back, she decided, so the couple joined a United Methodist church that provides meals for a shelter. On Saturdays, Anne Greenwood helps women from the church make 150 fresh-flower leis presented to Sunday visitors, along with a heartfelt “Aloha.” Her membership is not without its payback. The open-air church affords a view of the ocean, Tongan choir music and a ukuleleplaying pastor. That’s how life tends to work for Anne Greenwood. She does her best to help the lives of others by endowing scholarships, bestowing building funds and providing snacks and encouragement to students at Oklahoma State University, which she attended for three years. In return, she gets joy from personal interactions, and those exchanges light up a face characterized by a wide smile that, she says, she inherited from her father. Greenwood grew up in Carnegie, where “everybody looked after everybody.” Her mother taught elementary school and her father farmed, and they made it clear to their five children that higher education was not optional. Greenwood chose OSU after attending a summer camp there and studied hard to earn scholarships. Her mother’s health began to fail when she was a junior in high school, which meant she was needed even more for domestic duties, farm chores and taking care of younger siblings. She arrived at OSU at age 18 and “a little uncertain,” she says, “but every single person was kind to me. OSU gave me the platform I needed to dream big, to study and learn, to always push harder.” For her 50th birthday, Greenwood created a scholarship for students from her native southwestern Oklahoma. She and her husband now fund five scholarships. She finished her accounting degree at the University of Tulsa and pursued a career in oil and gas and public utilities. Michael, an OSU grad, worked in finance. They positioned them-

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selves for an early retirement in Stillwater, where they built a house. “We had been here two weeks when he got a job offer in New York,” Greenwood says. “He said he would take the job and give the money away.” The fruits of that labor include the Anne Morris Greenwood Reading Room in the campus library, the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center and the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music, now under construction. She was recently named Philanthropist of the Year by Women for OSU. “We try to find things that don’t get as much attention,” says Greenwood, who adopted a habit of buying bottled water and snacks and distributing them to marching band members during their long practices and on game days. “The more I know, the more I want to give,” she says. “We have professors and students who do so much with so little.” KIMBERLY BURK

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about anything else.” The best part is the fresh eggs and the convenience they provide. “I have chickens in my backyard and can drive around the corner to a Wal-Mart, which I think is a huge benefit,” she says. “I don’t have to live in the country to have these crazy feathered cuties in my backyard.” Chickens don’t require much, but Kim says the costs can skyrocket if you spoil the chickens with fancy coops, treats and air conditioning in coops (yes, some Raising backyard chickens not only provides fresh eggs, people put AC in the coops). All they truly need is food, water and, on occasion, some love. but unique pets, too. Kim and her husband spend about $20 or more each oppy, Clover, Sunny and Noodle might month for food, mealworms and other treats to spoil sound like the names of typical residenthem. They have spent about $100 on their coop and tial pets, but they’re not. This flock of plan to add to it. chickens lives in Bree Kim’s backyard in Missy Jackson and her husband have their own flock suburban Bethany – and they’re more than of hens in Broken Arrow. The family owns five chickjust pets; they’re family. ens: Lullabelle, Hen Solo, Nugget, Petunia and Tulip. Owning a chicken (or five) in a city setting “I love that I can live in a suburban area is part of an urban farming movement, which “I don’t have and still walk outside pick my vegetables and started taking root in many cities in the early herbs and gather my eggs,” Jackson says. to live in 1990s, according to grist.org. However new the country “It never tastes as sweet as when you know it may seem, it’s an age-old tradition that is the love and work put into the food you’re to have again gaining popularity as the masses push consuming.” for more locally grown, organic foods. For Jackson, owning chickens was not only these crazy “I wouldn’t consider myself a ‘farmer,’” inspired by the desire for fresh foods, but for feathered Kim says. “From the moment my husband practical reasons. cuties in my brought our chicks home, they were added “My husband is really into fitness and I backyard.” to the family. So really we’re just an urban love eggs as well, so we were buying boxes of family with chickens.” eggs [60 eggs per box],” she explains. “BuyKim only recently got into raising chickens, and so far ing chickens was a no-brainer.” has no regrets. Jackson says she would definitely recommend urban “When we bought our house, I did research on the chicken farming to others, especially if you love knowordinance and found that chickens were allowed, so it ing what goes into your food. Their eggshells also are was kind of always an option to have them,” she says. great to use in compost. “After having a baby, it was put on the back burner until “I feed my chickens any peels of carrots, apples, PRINCESS LAYA AND HEN my husband asked if I wanted some chicks.” rinds, seeds, and I know all of those things are natural,” SOLO, CHICKEN COMPANIONS OF OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE’S There are many benefits to owning chickens in the she says. “So having that control over your nutrition is GRAPHICS MANAGER, ENJOY city, Kim says. Not only are they low maintenance, the real plus ... and they’re also adorable.” SOME YARD TIME. PHOTO BY MARK ALLEN but the hens also eat bugs (including spiders) and “just ALAINA STEVENS

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Proud to Wear Pinstripes

An ex-OU Sooner splits his time between ranching in Fort Cobb and coaching with the New York Yankees.

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eggie Willits spent six seasons in the Major Leagues with the Los Angeles Angels, but the Fort Cobb High-Broxton School and University of Oklahoma product admits there’s something mystical about wearing the pinstripes of the New York Yankees. “It’s a special organization; it really is,” says the Bronx Bombers’ first base coach and outfield instructor. “I’m not taking anything away from the Angels, where I played my entire career. I still love that organization, but I remember … opening day, when we got home and put on that pinstripe uniform for the first time. For a split second, I remember thinking, ‘It’s special.’ To have the opportunity to work for an organization that stands for so many good things, I feel fortunate. What makes it good is the people you work with.” In 2003, the Angels drafted Willits in the seventh round. He made his big league debut in April 2006 and

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played 414 games through 2011, when he was designated for assignment and became a free agent. After going unsigned, he returned to Oklahoma to spend time with his family. Some view his playing career as abbreviated, but Willits sees it as a glass half-full. “I look at everything in the game of baseball as it’s been a true blessing to me and my family,” Willits, 36, says. “There’s been ups and downs, but very few people can think about something that they’d dreamed of doing as a kid and getting to live it, and I was fortunate enough to be able to do that. I was on some really good teams. We went to the playoffs three times when I was in the big leagues.” In 2013, Willits started coaching at Binger-Oney High School and led the Bobcats to two state titles in his three seasons. His transition to coaching was seamless. “Just like anything else, anytime you’re coaching, it’s not about you; it’s about the players,” he says. “I

had a good group of players that worked extremely hard. They bought into what we were trying to do, gave a lot of effort and made a lot of sacrifices.” Between 2015 and 2017, Willits worked for the Yankees as outfield and baserunning coordinator, which allowed him to remain in Fort Cobb while traveling around the team’s minor league system to instruct prospects. His wife and sons remain in Fort Cobb, where Willits has a cattle operation. His family plans to make several trips to the Big Apple throughout the summer. One element that Willits hasn’t changed from his playing days is his approach to the game. “Every day, I’m trying to learn,” he says. “I think anything you do in life, if you’re not learning, something’s wrong. I’m in a good situation with a bunch of good players and good coaches surrounding me, feeling fortunate enough to learn every day.” STEPHEN HUNT


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Sculpting a New Career

Bronze statues cast by Perry’s Jim Franklin, who worked at Ditch Witch for 20 years, are widespread in the state and region.

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im Franklin is proof that a hobby or passion can turn into a profitable enterprise. Sometimes, it just takes a while. A renowned bronze sculptor with a studio on the historic courthouse square in Perry, Franklin worked for Ditch Witch for 20 years in product development, research and sales training before starting his business in 2001. In the two decades before that, Franklin taught himself how to sculpt. “I’ve been interested in art since high school,” he says. “Just before we moved to Perry in 1980, we lived in Claremore and I met a woman working with wax during Will Rogers Days. That got me interested in sculpting. “I then talked with a foundry in Oklahoma City and they helped me a lot. I fell in love with the bronze process.” Franklin works as a commissioned artist whose primary medium is bronze, which metamorphoses during the process. “The pouring of the bronze itself [into a cast] is most fascinating for me,” he says. “It’s a shimmering orange sherbet. It’s absolutely gor-

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geous that you can take a solid piece of metal and turn it into a work of art.” Franklin’s pieces are numerous and widespread; he has 200 basrelief portraits at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. His favorite is of Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, which stands outside the University of Oklahoma’s football stadium in Norman. In his hometown, the wrestling mecca of Oklahoma, Franklin’s bronzes of Jack Van Bebber, an Olympic gold medalist, and Danny Hodge, a three-time national champion and Olympic silver medalist, dominate the Perry Wrestling Monument Park. At the nearby Carnegie Library, Franklin’s bronze of a little girl reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, with the title character looking over her shoulder, adorns the lawn. In addition to sitting on the Perry City Council, Franklin teaches basrelief classes in his studio and often welcomes experienced sculptors as students. “It’s not an easy process,” says Franklin, a lifetime member and president of the Oklahoma Sculpture Society. “I teach them how to

capture a likeness of people, animals or scenery and shorten it. It’s the shortening of a full-round subject to a representation or projection of a three-dimensional object to a flat surface. “Teaching them how to fore-shorten an image down to a half-inch is difficult. Say a person’s face is 4 to 5 inches thick. You have to reduce that to a half-inch thick when going from full-round to bas-relief. It’s tough.” Franklin says sculpting is not just a passion but a form of stress relief. “I’d had a heart attack about 15 years before I retired from Ditch Witch, so this helped,” he says. “But hobbies can turn into businesses, so now I have the stress of deadlines. But it’s a good type of stress because I’m creating. Designing the art is a biggie for me.” Franklin encourages anyone to drop by his studio to see what he does. “I’m interested in answering questions and getting people interested in sculpture. It’s fun to do,” he says. “When I first started in the sculpture business, people shared their knowledge with me, and it’s my responsibility to pass it along.” BRIAN WILSON


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What Wild Women Do

An outdoor workshop geared toward women teaches them how to throw spears, bow hunt, fire weapons, rapel and kayak.

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ccording to folklore, within every woman there is a wildness – a fierce creature with the potential to be unleashed. If you’re not sure how to tap into that part of yourself, consider attending a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop hosted by Camp Fire Green Country at Camp Waluhili, 45 minutes east of Tulsa. On the scenic shores of Fort Gibson Lake, Camp Waluhili has welcomed campers since 1949. With nearby access to Sequoyah State Park and Flat Rock Creek Recreation Area, the camp also has a shooting range, an archery range, a 25-foot cliff to scale, large meadows, air-conditioned cabins and a community dining hall built in 1964. BOW offers nearly 40 classes, which include atlatl (spear throwing), shooting muzzleloaders, archery, bow hunting, pine needle weaving, kayaking, paddle boarding, shooting handguns, Dutch oven cooking, rappelling, blacksmithing and canning, says Claire A. Johnson, community relations

director for Tulsa Campfire. BOW helps women from all walks of life to connect with their wild sides through nature. “It can be daunting to look at the class list and see things like blacksmithing, orienteering, backpacking and shotguns,” participant and instructor Stephanie Nourse says. “But all of the classes are designed for someone who is at the most basic of skill levels and for those who have never had any experience. I was asked to come to BOW as an instructor my first year by the coordinator of the event in 2009 as a personal favor because I love crafting, especially traditional crafts, and she knew I had been an instructor in numerous classes for other organizations. “I’d just had my youngest child a few months before and was willing to come out to teach a class on hand spinning wool into yarn, but had no interest in staying beyond that. Boy, was I wrong. I ended up staying the whole day and was so upset when I had to leave because I had such a great time.” The 48-hour workshop brings women

together in a comfortable, judgment-free setting to explore the outdoors, establish camaraderie and learn or build on their skillsets, Johnson says. Nourse adds: “A wide range of women professionals are represented at the BOW workshops, including stay-at-home parents, educators, engineers, doctors and social workers. I, like many other participants, am not what people generally think of as the hunting/fishing/outdoors type. I dye my hair every color under the sun, have facial piercings and tattoos, and enjoy things like comic books and electronic music. “Yet, I fit at BOW and am just as much an integral member of the BOW community as everyone else.” The workshop is typically held in the fall, with the next one Oct. 5-7. There is usually a waiting list, so early registration is recommended. The event runs from noon Friday to noon Sunday. The catalog is usually released in mid-August with registration opening a week later, Johnson says. In previous years, the cost has ranged from $210 to $225, depending on lodging. Occasionally there is an additional cost for certain classes for supplies (such as blacksmithing or atlatl). “The best way to stay up-to-date on the happenings at BOW is to like the ‘Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Oklahoma’ Facebook page,” Nourse says. “All information is kept up-to-date there.” SHARON MCBRIDE

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Love Thy Global Neighbor An Oklahoma City-based nonprofit helps villlages across the world with financial, medical and agricultural programs.

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hen World Neighbors supporters travel to the 13 countries where the Oklahoma Citybased nonprofit helps to change lives, it’s called a journey. Dr. Susan Chambers journeyed in the 1990s to a tiny town in Mali, where she learned that babies had once been delivered with the help of “the village knife.” But after receiving training from World Neighbors, the villagers drew from their common fund to replace the unsanitary knife with razor blades and bottles of Betadine. They bought plastic mats so women giving birth “didn’t have to lay on the dirt, where they could get tetanus,” says Chambers, an Oklahoma City obstetrician. Birth attendants learned triage skills “so they could recognize potential problems way early,” Chambers says. When she returned to Mali in 2000, progress was evident. “I asked them, ‘What scares you now?’ and they said, ‘Nothing,’” she says. “They were so confident.” World Neighbors was founded in 1951 by John Peters, an educator and pastor who witnessed deep poverty in the Philippines when he was stationed there during World

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War II. He described it during a sermon as a fill-in pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. “People came up to him afterward and told him that his calling was to do something, and they wanted to help him,” says Robert Lachance, chief financial officer of World Neighbors. Focusing on remote, ecologically fragile areas, World Neighbors works in Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia and Africa. Rather than relief aid or micro-loans, it espouses a “savings and credit” program where villagers lend to one another. Typical purchases are chickens, goats and guinea pigs, which are life-sustaining and a revenue source, says Kate Schecter, the group’s president and CEO. Other focal points include disaster-risk reduction, clean water, sustainable agriculture, nutrition and community health. Villagers decide where to spend their money, Schecter says.

“We learn a lot from them,” she says. “In Nepal, there is a class of people who are landless, the poorest of the poor. They had looked at the markets and found out that mushrooms brought a high price. They came up with a fascinating technology to grow them in their homes.” Chris Macoloo, regional director for efforts in Africa, says his perspective has changed since he joined World Neighbors in 2003. “Initially I was an adherent of the official narrative that subsistence farmers are ignorant of their development challenges and had no clue about how to get themselves out of poverty,” he says. “The poor were expected to wait for assistance and guidance from outside sources. “Having witnessed communities turn around their fortunes before my very eyes through World Neighbors’ facilitation has changed my perception of the poor and made me have deep respect for them.” Lachance, who spent time in Africa during his corporate finance career, says “there really is no sense of entitlement there. They are looking to better themselves in difficult situations, trying to rise above it rather than just complain about it.” Carol Blackwood and her husband, Charles, have volunteered since the early years. “I really believe in the mission, and the methodology, to help people help themselves,” she says. “In Honduras, I saw villages where World Neighbors had worked with the people for 8 to 10 years but had been gone for 10 years, and the villagers were still being innovative.” KIMBERLY BURK


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Buering Up New Skills

Toastmasters International empowers people to develop strengths in communication, evaluation and leadership.

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with a speech. Members learn to ommunication and confidence I didn’t know I needed, leadership skills are just tell their stories, listen to each other improved in honing my thoughts and answer questions, as well as the beginning of what in more impactful and meaningful plan and lead. Each club hosts a you get out of Toastcomments at work and home, and weekly meeting where participants masters International. developed a better sense of interacttake turns speaking and serving as The organization helps its meming with people in public, such as general evaluator, grammarian or bers improve their speaking skills, networking events or even at a line timekeeper. The average club has but attendees gain much more than in a grocery store or elevator. 15-30 members. By regularly givthat, according to Darlene Jordan, “I call Toastmasters my ‘weekly ing speeches, receiving feedback, club growth director of District 16 shot of self-esteem’ and plan to be a leading teams and guiding others in (Oklahoma) Toastmasters. Toastmaster for life, no matter what a supportive atmosphere, members “Toastmasters has given me a success I find. It will always be there emerge as leaders. confidence and a deep value and helping me improve.” worth of who I am,” she Trotter says another posisays. “We improve our daily tive element about Toastmas“We improve our daily communication with family, ters is that it’s a “great place to communication with co-workers and the commufail” and he keeps that in mind family, co-workers and the when preparing a speech, nity. We all learn leadership skills, listening skills, presentation or meeting. community. We all learn evaluation skills, conducting “If I mess up in Toastmasleadership skills, listening productive meetings and ters, no money is lost, no skills, evaluation skills, teamwork.” one gets hurt and I only get The organization, unofembarrassed if I let myself conducting productive ficially started in 1905 meetings and teamwork.” get embarrassed, because by Ralph C. Smedley in everyone is there for the same Bloomington, Illinois, is reason and understands we are named for a person giving toasts at there to make mistakes,” he says. Rob Trotter, treasurer for Sooner banquets and other occasions. Since Anyone 18 years or older can join Toastmasters and president of Chick- Toastmasters. Processing fees and its inception, the group has grown asaw Nation Industries Toastmasters, membership dues vary from club to more than 352,000 participants in concurs that the group is about more 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Oklato club. There is a youth leadership than just giving speeches. homa has more than 90 clubs and program for those under 18. “I don’t say it lightly or flippantly 2,000 members meeting in libraries, To find a club or get more inforwhen I say that Toastmasters has churches, schools and restaurants. mation, visit toastmasters.org. changed my life,” he says. “I gained Every member’s journey begins ALAINA STEVENS

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Ending a String of Bad Luck

A godfather of the Tulsa Sound, Jimmy ‘Junior’ Markham releases a CD for the first time since 1999 and it will Get Ya’ Head Right.

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ith the release of his new album, Get Ya’ Head Right, singer, harmonica player and Tulsa Sound architect Jimmy “Junior” Markham breaks a recording drought of nearly two decades. While he has occasionally played on other people’s discs over that time – notably The Breeze, Eric Clapton’s 2014 tribute to Markham’s friend J.J. Cale – Markham hasn’t had his own album out since Wound Up Tight, released by King Snake Records in 1999. In a way, you can’t blame Markham for the relative paucity of his recorded work. While he has been a busy and compelling live performer for an incredible six-plus decades, his career as a recording artist has taxied along over the years without ever really taking off. As he laughingly puts it, “It just seems to be that every time I get something going on, something occurs.”

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He’s not exaggerating. Anyone who makes a living in the music business is going to miss a few opportunities, experience plenty of rejection, and be victimized by forces out of his or her control. When it comes to making records, however, not many are going to be as consistently snakebit as Markham has been. His first recording session came 60 years ago at the fabled Oklahoma City studio owned by musician Gene Sullivan. Although they were all kids then, a who’s-who of original Tulsa Sound musicians played behind him: drummer Chuck Blackwell, bassist Carl Radle, guitarist Tommy Crook and pianist Leon Russell (still going by his given name of Russell Bridges). Markham and the group cut three numbers that day: “Fools Fall in Love,” a Lieber-Stoller composition that Markham had found on a Sammy Turner 45-rpm record; “Honey Hush,” by noted bluesman Big Joe Turner; and “This Paradise,” what Markham calls “a real obscure song,” a doo-wop tune originally recorded by Donald Woods and the Bel-Aires. “Those were in our repertoire,” Markham says, “and that’s why we picked ’em. Gene [Sullivan] was real positive about the project. He thought it was good, and it was

good. How could it not be, with Leon and Tommy Crook and Chuck and Carl Radle?” Still, Markham was unable to leverage the three sides into a record-label deal. To this day, they remain unissued. Only a year or two later, Markham – along with most of the musicians at that session – found himself hitting the shores of Southern California with that fabled first wave of Tulsa rock ’n’ rollers. He’d been settled there for a while when he was approached by rockabilly artist and producer Billy Lee Riley, who traveled in some of the same circles as the Tulsa guys. “He called me up and said: ‘I’ve got this project called Chuck Meets Bo, for Capitol Records. The tracks are already cut. Would you want to sing it?’ “It was six sides of Chuck Berry tunes and six sides of Bo Diddley songs, with great players like James Burton on the tracks. Billy Lee produced it and played harmonica. I went in and sang, and we turned it in – and Capitol said it was too raw.” He laughs. “They said my voice wasn’t clean enough,” he says. “I said, ‘Well, that’s kind of what we were trying to accomplish.’ But it never came out. We later on tried to run it down in the archives at Capitol, just for kicks, but we were never successful.” Despite that rejection, Capitol wasn’t through with Markham. In 1968, he recorded two singles with a group called the Tulsa Rhythm Review for Uptown Records, a Capitol subsidiary. Markham recalls that the players on the 45s, both transplanted Tulsans and musical friends and acquaintances, included Cale (who also engineered the recordings), saxophonist Bobby Keys, guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, drummer Bill Boatman, organist Larry Moss (later to hit the charts as a member of the group Smith) and guitarist Marc Benno, who was then in the Asylum Choir with Russell. The tracks were recorded at Russell’s Hollywood Hills studio. “I got that deal through another producer out there by the name of Greg Dempsey,” Markham says. “He sent me up to Capitol Records, and the guy who was over our project was a black producer named Eddie Ray. He was quite a noted producer who’d done a number of things. “He said, ‘Would you mind if I changed your name?’


“I said, ‘No, no, I guess not.’ “He said, ‘I’d like something a little more ethnic sounding. How about “Junior,” spelled out?’ “I said, ‘That’s fine with me.’ So we went with it.” But while Ray and Capitol gave Markham the nickname that he still uses today, they weren’t able to get the Tulsa Rhythm Review onto the charts. “Eddie Ray was all hot and heavy on us for a while there, but we just never could shake it off the ground for some reason,” Markham says. Except for singing on another Cale project, the psychedelic album A Trip Down the Sunset Strip (1967), Markham didn’t do a lot of other recording during his Los Angeles years. It wasn’t until the early ’80s, when he was living back in Tulsa, that he went into the studio again, this time to do a project for Pilgrim, a local label making some international noise. “I cut an album, but only one 45 was released – and then they went out of business,” he says with another laugh. Maybe the hard-luck story that tops them all involves the next album he recorded. It was the aforementioned Wound Up Tight, for the Florida-based King Snake label. “Ace Moreland, who was from Oklahoma, produced that,” Markham says. “He was a studio guitar player and producer there at King Snake. He got me the deal, and it was on short notice, so I called up Leon [Russell] and said: ‘I need some songs. Do you have any?’ He sent me about 15, and I had a very short time to learn ’em before I went down and did the recording.

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“King Snake had just signed a new distribution deal with a company out of Florida, and after my record got done and pressed and was going to be released, I was sitting in front of the TV watching network news, and they were putting the guys from this same distribution company in handcuffs. It turns out they were shipping the date-rape drug [GHB] around the world in CD cases. “They froze all the product that King Snake had. Advance promo copies had been sent to the radio stations and what have you, but you could not buy a copy of the record in a store. We’d gotten terrific reviews on it, and it looked pretty promising. But it just went down the drain. You could not obtain the record.” That’s not the case with his new one. Get Ya’ Head Right is available in Tulsa at Starship Records & Tapes and online from Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, CD Universe and the Tulsa Blues Project website (tulsabluesproject.org). It is the first release on the Tulsa Blues Project label; Markham says there will be more to come. Get Ya’ Head Right came about through his collaboration with a couple of other well-known Tulsa musicians, Walt Richmond and Charles Tuberville. “We just started writing one day a week, for kicks, and to see what kind of songs we could write,” he says, “and we got on a bit of a roll.” They certainly did. The disc’s dozen tracks range from hardcore 12-bar blues to Cajun-flavored rock ’n’ roll, all sure-handed and engaging stuff, with guest turns by several noted musicians and vocalists. And who knows? It just may be the one that, finally and for good, breaks Jimmy Markham’s six decades of really bad luck as a recording artist. JOHN WOOLEY

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A Simple, Magical Combo

Drinking lemonade on a shaded porch takes you away from the searing reality of July in Oklahoma.

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he slow, parallel drips almost seem syncopated – one … followed on an off-beat by another. The first droplet is your sweat, formed by the scorching heat of

July in Oklahoma. The second, more than likely, is not rain since most of the state averages less than 3 inches this

month. But if you’re lucky, that droplet is from the condensation on a pitcher of cold lemonade as you collapse into a chair on a shaded porch. You sip that summertime favorite; the heat dissipates … at least inside of you. After downing several glasses, after dismissing temperatures in the 90s and above, after forgetting about how hot it really is, you become lost in thought (if you’re alone) or in

conversation with your friend or loved one. The shadows lengthen. Your pet lounges in the grass. And before long, it’s dusk and the fireflies come out. It’s a simple combination – lemonade served on a shaded porch. It’s certainly not magic, but it may as well be. BRIAN WILSON

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Bust the Boredom

Go ahead … hand your kids a mobile phone and hook them up with these activity-inducing apps.

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A fun app for kids with vivid imaginations is Toontastic 3D, a simple-to-use program for designing characters, plotting and writing stories, animation, narration and mixing soundtracks. The app is available on iOS and Android, works offline, is easy to export, includes free downloads with no in-app purchases, and is accessible. Even you can figure out how to navigate it.

Mystery and Movement

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one are the summer days when children were hurried out the door in play clothes while grasping a grubby basketball or wheeling a bicycle across the driveway and told, “Entertain yourself and don’t come back until the street lights come on!” Perhaps some children still engage in such golden days, but many would rather stay indoors and watch television, rip up bad guys on video games and annoy their caregivers by repeating, “I’m bored,” 2,162 times per day. But parents, don’t despair. Everyone knows the adage, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” and, in the case of each child seemingly born

with a mobile phone attached to one palm, it is possible to do just that without turning cranial matter to mush. Following are six phone apps that exercise your children’s muscles – or their brains – or maybe both.

Yoga

Yoga for Kids by Home Fitness is free on Android phones through the Google Play Store. Easy to use and fun to do (even for you), this app gets your kids stretching and moving. For iPhone, Kids Yogaverse offers multiple apps, including I am Love, I am Sun, I am Moon and I am Energy, but these cost a few dollars or so.

The Walk is an Android and iPhone app meant for young teens and older who read well and are interested in a good mystery. You must walk in the real world to move in the game; by doing so, you traverse the United Kingdom while evading capture by the police and enemy agents – an adventure across 65 episodes, 800 minutes of audio and hundreds of miles of travel.

Stepping Out

Walkr: Fitness Space Adventure is a simple, fun way to get your children (and maybe yourself) to pick up and set down their feet all day. Basically a galaxy adventure game combined with a pedometer, this app is good for all ages and is available on Android and iPhone. Your steps fuel a virtual rocket ship into the galaxy, and allow you to discover more than 50 planets, such as Octopus Cavern, and meet lost space creatures you help along the way.

Bring out the Sunshine

A must-have for school-age kids who love science, DIY Sun Science provides boredom-busting activities for both sunny and cloudy days. Available on iPhone and iPads with iOS 6.1.3 and above, and free to download, this app can entertain the whole family, too. There are “Any Day Activities,” which include exploring solar convection, a solar flare flip book, and how to detect solar storms, to name just a few.

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NFL Play 60 is an app apt to get your children active. Running, jumping, catching and dancing are all required to move your character in this game, available on iPhone and Android. Kids can count their steps, collect funky characters, pick a favorite NFL team, and strengthen their arms, legs and hearts with fun mini-games.


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persistent muscle cramps, weakness, confusion, rapid heart rate or breathing, among other non-specific signs or symptoms, may develop. “Heat stroke is a more severe form of heat exhaustion. Heat stroke refers to an elevated core body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit along with central nervous dysfunction and additional organ and tissue damage. Central nervous system H E A LT H dysfunction includes anything from confusion [and] disorientation to seizures, coma or death. Fortunately, heat exhaustion does not always lead to heat stroke.” Heat-related illness is among the leading causes of death in young athletes each year, Keathly says. Also at risk are firefighters, construction workers, military Understanding and recognizing the dangers of personnel and others who overheating help to prevent medical emergencies. may wear extra clothing, equipment or protective gear in extreme temperatures. he hot, humid months Dana Davis, an internal medicine of summer may be and pediatric physician with Warren perfect for sitting poolside, but extended Clinic in Tulsa, says children and time in the heat can be seniors are particularly vulnerable to heat. dangerous. “Children will be playing outside Heat-related deaths and illnesses and not realize that they’ve quit are preventable, but the Centers for sweating and don’t feel well,” she Disease Control and Prevention says. “Symptoms in children are very reports that 658 Americans, on similar to those in adults, but the average, die each year from extreme problem is that children aren’t aware heat. of what the symptoms mean. They “Heat exhaustion or heat stroke may be thirsty, complain of weakness refers to an elevation of core body and/or muscle cramps, be sweating temperature to a level that is unsafe profusely, or feel dizzy or nauseated. for our body and can lead to a variety These are going to be some of the of complications and, in some cases, main symptoms for heat exhaustion. can be life threatening,” says Layne But then, if things escalate and the Keathly, a family medicine physician body isn’t able to cool itself, they with INTEGRIS in Oklahoma City. may become confused, disoriented, “In addition to an elevated core body and/or agitated and then it becomes a temperature, headaches, nausea,

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OVERHEATING GUIDELINES MODERATION: Limit the amount of time spent in the heat and schedule sporting events or other outdoor activities early or late in the day to avoid extreme temperatures.

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HYDRATION: Have fluids readily available. For athletes, regular, scheduled breaks ensure proper hydration.

ATTIRE: Loose fitting, lightweight clothing without excess layers reduces the trapping of heat.

medical emergency.” Davis also notes the deaths of children left in hot cars: “Even in moderate heat, a child or an elderly person in a car is at high risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke.” She adds that children under 12 months old cannot fully regulate their body temperatures and communicate their specific needs. “Babies cannot verbalize if they are thirsty, nauseated or feel dizzy,” she says. “As parents, we have to take extra precautions for this age group and not let them get close to experiencing heat exhaustion.” Davis emphasizes preventive measures. If you know you’re going to be outside, hydrate beforehand and continually drink fluids. “When you are sweating, you are excreting salt,” she says. “Water is great, but you also need to intermittently drink an electrolyte fluid.” Keathly advises immediate medical attention if you believe someone has heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Otherwise, he says the first step is to cool down as soon as possible. “Get in the shade and away from the sun as quickly as possible,” he says. “Ideally, get indoors and in front of a fan or into a cool shower or bath – the cooler the better. Ice water immersion is preferred. Ice pack application is recommended; removing excess clothing and ensuring proper hydration is achieved [are] also important. Have the person lay on his or her back with legs elevated above the level of the head. Avoid sudden or prolonged standing until fully recovered. If you have any lingering concerns following this, I’d recommend seeking medical care. Prognosis is worse when cooling is delayed and core body temperature is allowed to remain above the critical threshold for a longer period of time.” REBECCA FAST

ACCLIMATIZATION: Don’t overdo it in time and intensity in the heat. Slowly expose yourself to longer, more intense activities or exercise over a number of days to allow time for your body to adjust.

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hether it’s a family getaway or friends having a milestone vacation, consider relaxation with opportune travel connections, purchases with American currency, the English language and safety – all found in the sparkling Cayman Islands with dazzling biodiversity in the Caribbean Sea. Two of the islands (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) were sighted in 1503 by Christopher Columbus, who named them Las Tortugas after the giant sea turtles swimming in the area. Decades later, the island group was named Caymanas, the Carib word for “crocodile.” Enticing visitors to the Caymans are the relative inexpensive airfare and travel time (6 hours, including connections); staying in the same time zone as Oklahoma for most of the year (the British territory, south of Cuba, is on eastern time, but doesn’t recognize daylight saving time); and using U.S. or Caymanian money. The friendly airport personnel and music from steel drums welcome you. Taxis are available, but consider renting an off-road vehicle for an idyllic driving experience. The prevalent public buses (more like vans) charge $2 each direction. There are no aggressive vendors and Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands, is immaculate with impeccable facilities and fragrances.

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The tap water is safe to drink and the police security is good. The warm ocean invites you to stay for hours among the mossy rocks while watching fish swim in transparent waters.

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With many luxurious hotels on Seven Mile Beach, renting a condominium is a smart option. Stock up at grocery and beverage stores. The Discovery Point Club Condos (medium price range) have a superb staff and private beach with pristine chaise lounges, umbrellas, a pool and a hot tub. Take your drinks, snacks, floats and paddleboards right outside your condo for beach tranquility and hedonism. The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman is a high-end hotel option.

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The Caymans are sometimes called the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,” providing scores of unique foods, like oxtail empanadas, conch, flash fried wahoo, crocodile fritters and snapper. Restaurant recommendations include the Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar and Grill, the Cracked Conch, Deckers, the Calypso Grill and the Kaibo. Magic happens at the Macabuca with its jovial staff. Lunchtime turns into dinnertime with a long afternoon of floating inside the cove of a craggy bluff and ordering pitchers of Macabuca’s famous rum punch. As the sunset suffuses with the horizon, you take group pictures and absorb the gleaming view. Macabuca in the Taino language means “What does it matter?” You definitely embrace this phrase while aspiring to follow what Ralph Waldo Emerson prescribed: “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.”

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Take a morning beachside walk to the Ritz for frozen drinks or go to the seaside VIVO cafe for breakfast with coconut bacon. Visit the Cayman Turtle Centre and Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman to encounter sea turtles and iguanas. Then literally drive over to Hell, a group of foreboding, black limestone formations. Charter a private boat from the Cayman Islands Yacht Club for a day on the sea. The Double Trouble is a personal recommendation. After dancing to music blaring from the boat’s speakers, you won’t want to disembark. Gliding past luxury homes, you reach Coral Gardens, Starfish Point and Sting Ray City, where you can kiss sting rays, let them swim around you, hold starfish and look for conch shells. Snorkeling and diving in the Caymans are unparalleled. At the Kaibo restaurant and marina, you can savor a magical meal on the powdery, white sand beaches under palm tree breezes. Then visit Rum Point, another famous port. Schedule a bioluminescence tour, depending on the moon cycle’s darkest night, to see sea creatures glow. Explore Cayman Crystal Caves, where semi-precious caymanite is found within limestone rock walls. Spelunking in Cayman Brac, the mid-sized island, is a must for adventurers, while Little Cayman is known for its maritime museum and kite surfing. GINA MICHALOPULOS KINGSLEY


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Artist Critical acclaim often comes to Oklahoma artists. In Tulsa, Claremore native P.S. Gordon garnered national attention for his watercolors but now works almost exclusively in oil. Hyper-realist Otto Duecker paints surreal compositions with classical techniques; he often incorporates photographic images into his works.

An inaugural studio artist at Hardesty Arts Center, Claremore resident John Hammer produces works labeled as pop impressionism. In OKC, former Oklahoma State University basketball star Desmond Mason has works lauded as abstract expressionism. Landscapes, interiors and landmarks are favorite subjects of Greg Burns, who paints by holding a brush with his teeth due to his arthrogryposis.

Arcadia resident Stephanie Brudzinski has said her passion is nature and that her “creations convey words of hope.”

Charity Event Oklahomans are annually among the most charitable Americans. In Tulsa, they generously support events such as the Painted Pony Ball, which benefits the Children’s Hospital Foundation at Saint Francis and offers up cocktails, dinner, dancing and a live auction. Carnivale, benefiting Mental Health Association Oklahoma, raises money to provide safe and affordable housing and access to mental health resources to low-income Oklahomans. Another popular charity event is Icons and Idols, which benefits the Tulsa Ballet and its many community programs. Not to be outdone, Oklahoma Citians give hundreds of thousands of dollars to galas like the Boots and Ball Gowns, benefiting Infant Crisis Services. The Renaissance Ball, benefiting Oklahoma City Museum of Art, offers up a night of beautiful art, cocktails and dancing. The Gumdrops and Lollipops Ball, benefiting The Anna’s House Foundation, is another top choice for charity events in OKC.

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eating and farmto-table cuisine. James Shrader of Palace Cafe utilizes produce from the Cherry Street farmers market, but also prepares dishes with some Northern California influences. Tim Richards of Doc’s Wine and Food is a 30-year veteran of the Tulsa restaurant scene. In OKC, Kurt Fleischfresser of Vast has twice attended the prestigious James Beard House in New York as part of a regional chefs program. Jonathon Stranger of En Croute takes the comforting food and atmosphere of European eateries and gives them an Oklahoma twist. Jason Campbell of Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge uses a rotisserie, smoker or wood-burning hearth to showcase beef from the OKC stockyards.

CEO The chief executive officer sets the tone and direction for an organization. In Tulsa, Jake Henry Jr. of the Saint Francis Health System preaches strategic planning, especially when it comes to expansion. Terry Spencer of ONEOK, Inc., has led the company to notable profits throughout 2017 and part of 2018. Paula Marshall of The Bama Companies has expanded the group’s reach throughout the food-service industry. Phil Albert of Pelco Structural has pushed the Claremore company’s client base all the way to American Samoa. Robert A. Funk, the CEO of Express Employment Professionals from 1983 until April 2018, is also a reader favorite. Bill Cameron of American Fidelity Assurance Co. follows the paths set by his grandfather and father, who began the firm together in 1960, and David Green of Hobby Lobby began the precursor of the business empire by making picture frames out of his home.

Company to Work For A good employer recognizes and rewards valuable workers. Cherokee Nation Businesses, based in Catoosa, is the economic engine for the largest tribe in the United States. Tulsa’s ONEOK, Inc., has 38,000 miles of integrated pipelines for natural gas and natural gas liquids. Williams Companies is

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one of the leading energy infrastructure firms in the country. Manhattan Construction Company has some high-profile buildings to its credit, including the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Saint Francis Health System, with more than 9,500 workers and 1,000 physicians, is the largest private employer in Tulsa County. The Chickasaw Nation, based in Ada, is diverse in its multifold businesses throughout 13 Oklahoma counties. In OKC, Cox Communications emphasizes diversity and inclusion. American Fidelity Assurance Co. has more than a million customers using its specialized insurance products.

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the speaker, not those nearby, can hear. The Blue Whale of Catoosa has provided the photographic backdrop for millions of Route 66 fans. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is somber in its history and architecture, but uplifting in its message of hope and perseverance. The Devon Energy Center offers a quarter-mile walk around and a free elevator ride to the top of the 50-story building. Atop the 100-foot-tall Wheeler Ferris Wheel is a majestic view of downtown OKC.

Local Park Public green spaces are the mark of great cities. In Tulsa, Gathering Place highlights earthly beauty along the Arkansas River within an urban setting and is set to open Sept. 8. Guthrie Green in the Tulsa Arts District is a notable performance venue … and great place to lunch, have a movie night or try a workout class. Since 1929, Woodward Park has offered solace in nature with thousands of flowers and trees.

Live music thrives in Oklahoma, home to many top-shelf performers. Hanson – Tulsa brothers Zac, Taylor and Isaac – are in the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. The Fabulous Mid Life Crisis Band covers many classic rock songs at venues in and around WILLIAM LYLE – THE SUMMIT CLUB, BEST CHEF (TULSA) Tulsa. Branjae Music, the PHOTO BY JOSH NEW brand name of Broken Arrow High alumna Branjae Jackson, performed at this year’s South by Southwest music festival. In OKC, The Flaming Lips have rocked out since 1983. In its 20th year of performing, Superfreak has played many venues … from backyards to large arenas. Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road, specialists in bluegrass and western swing, perform original and cover tunes.

Local Icon/ Landmark Tourists and locals flock every year to visit notable places in Oklahoma. In Tulsa, the Golden Driller, at 75 feet, is the sixthtallest statue in the country. The Center of the Universe, on the old Boston Avenue viaduct in Tulsa, produces an echo that only




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In OKC, Myriad Botanical Gardens is a downtown masterpiece featuring the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Kite Park in Nichols Hills is the venue for many community events throughout the year. Mitch Park in Edmond has 5 miles of paved trails, a disc golf course, an amphitheater, two playgrounds and an athletics complex.

Local Radio Personality Familiar voices on the car radio can help you survive rush-hour traffic or the workday. In Tulsa, Jeremie Poplin of 1430 KTBZ is an afternoon sports host with plenty of know-how to keep the day interesting. Randy & Steph of 106.9 K-HITS serve up a morning mix every weekday. Morning drive host Sunny Leigh of 98.5 KVOO writes on her Facebook page, “I put the ‘broad’ in broadcasting.” In OKC, Joey and Heather of 98.9 KYIS-FM have hosted their morning program since 2001. Jack and Ron of The Jack and Ron Show Podcast, formerly of 96.9 KQOBFM, have been together as an OKC duo for more than 23 years. Jeff Roberts of 104.1 KMGL grew up in Bethany and is consumed by all things football.

Local TV Personality Many people get attached to their favorite television anchors, who bring the good and bad news of the day to you. Scott Thompson of KJRH Channel 2 returned to Tulsa TV last year after 28 years at KOTV. Karen Larsen, also of KJRH, anchors and helps to

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write the station’s 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Lifelong Tulsan LeAnne Taylor of KOTV Channel 6 hosts the station’s morning show. In OKC, Kelly Ogle of KWTV Channel 9 is known for his “My 2 Cents” opinion pieces on the station’s 10 p.m. newscast. Paul Folger of KOCO Channel 5 is the evening anchor; he also has a website called Paul’s Plate with some of his favorite recipes. Emily Sutton of KFOR Channel 4 has been a general assignment reporter and has sung the national anthem at OKC Thunder games.

Meteorologist Meteorologists often propel much of a station’s live content with coverage of storms. In Tulsa, Travis Meyer of KOTV Channel 6 has more than 30 years of experience and is a trusted source of weather-related news in Tulsa. Lacey Swope, also of Channel 6, is from Kiefer and loves hunting and fishing, along with storm-chasing. Tulsa-born-andraised Mike Collier of KJRH Channel 2 is heavily involved in the community and social media. In OKC, Emily Sutton of KFOR Channel 4 began tracking storms while she was a student at the University of Missouri. Tulsa native Mike Morgan, also of KFOR, joined the station in 1993; at age 13, he had an internship with the National Weather Service. David Payne of KWTV Channel 9 has deep roots in the state (as his ancestors participated in the 1889 Land Run) and hosts his Wild Weather Camp for kids.

Performing Arts Organization Professional entertainment doesn’t just happen on its own; putting on a show requires the work of many. Celebrity Attractions brings Broadway touring performances, including Hamilton in the 2018-2019 lineup, to Tulsa and five other cities. Tulsa

Ballet, formed in 1958, is one of the top companies in the nation with 29 dancers from 14 countries. Since 1948, Tulsa Opera has been a staple of the city’s fine arts fabric, often by serving as the venue for premieres in the state. Opening in 1977, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center is a versatile space, with a 2,365-seat main hall and three smaller theaters, along with a studio and an art gallery. In OKC, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, founded in 1963, produces classic and contemporary plays and musicals in its two venues. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is led by longtime conductor Joel Levine, whose farewell concert is expected to be this fall. The Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, with its distinct Public Works Administration architecture, has more than a million visitors each year for its fine-arts performances.

Small Town In the small cities and towns across Oklahoma, everyone seems to know each other. Claremore mixes the modern and the traditional with Will Rogers Boulevard serving as a main drag connecting the colorful, vibrant community. Bixby is one of the fastest growing places in the state, but its old-time atmosphere is readily apparent downtown. Jenks, centered by its quaint Main Street, is home to a booming, successful school district. Oklahoma’s territorial and original state capital, Guthrie thrives by combining Victorian-era charm, Western heritage and entertainment options. Yukon thrived in the past because of its granaries, but today has many residents who commute to and from OKC because of its quality of life. In addition to being the home of Oklahoma State University, Stillwater has a thriving downtown and is a hub for Red Dirt music.

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Architecture is not just about building; it’s about fulfilling dreams. These top architects do just that in Oklahoma. In Tulsa, Jack Arnold has a sophisticated style for modern living. Brian Freese of Freese Architecture is renowned for commercial and residential work embodying four fundamental attributes: beauty, utility, sustainability and honesty. Michael R. Dankbar of Unique Residential Design builds “tomorrow’s historic homes,” and John Duvall of Duvall Architects is hailed as a top-ranked residential and commercial architect. In OKC, Bruce Bockus of Bockus Payne Architecture has offered unparalleled professionalism for 30 years on residential and commercial projects. Brent Gibson of Classic Home Design has designed exquisite, unique environments for more than 30 years. Rand Elliott of Elliott & Associates Architects, who works on both residential and commercial, believes that when the idea and the architecture align, the human experience is unforgettable. DESIGNER HARDWARE AND PLUMBING BY FAYE (GARVIN BOYD), BEST BATHROOM FIXTURES (OKC) PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS

Architect, Commercial Firm Companies seeking to expand, renovate or build fresh can turn to these firms for the best commercial work. In Tulsa, KKT Architects, Inc., is a full-service architecture, interiors and structural and civil engineering firm. Matrix Architects Engineers Planners is highly esteemed for its one-of-a-kind spaces, including the BOK Center. Selser Shaefer Architects is one of the industry’s leaders in retail design, and GH2 Architects, noted as one of the best in Tulsa and OKC, is an award-winning, international architecture and design firm with more than 45 years experience. In OKC, FSB Architects & Engineers creates award-winning designs from in-state to Djibouti, and REES Commercial Architecture Firm delivers exceptional design solutions that are client-focused, innovative, creative and collaborative.

Bathroom Fixtures Finding the best faucets, sinks, showers and lighting for a bathroom brings satisfaction. In Tulsa, Heatwave Supply and Showroom’s 6,000-square-foot display space is a great way to evaluate products. Hoffman Fixtures Co. can handle your project from start to finish and provide the fixtures you desire. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Tulsa and OKC is another resource for making your dream a reality with only the best products on hand. OKC’s Designer Hardware and Plumbing by Faye has brought elegance to homes for more than 30 years, with quality products and fantastic customer service. Expressions Home Gallery has also earned a stellar reputation for trends in bathroom design.

Cabinetry Choosing just the right style and color of cabinets should not be a daunting task. In Tulsa, readers say Mill Creek Lumber provides unsurpassed value and service. Jay Rambo Company has crafted fine cabinetry since 1953, and Sullivan’s Custom Cabinetry produces high-quality, custom cabinetry at a reasonable price. In OKC, Northwest Building Supply crafts some of the most enviable cabinets in the state. Lowe’s offers thousands of options in an array or colors, brands and materials. David Bradley Cabinetry offers an updated look on classic design and carefully crafted cabinetry.

Designer Home Furnishings Our readers know where to find that perfectly placed vase or awe-inspiring wall art. In Tulsa, Richard Neel Interiors offers an in-store visual comfort gallery, art, home accessories and full-service interior design.

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SR Hughes, with its spacious, streamlined showroom and studio, is a reader favorite. Hawley Design Furnishings has an excellent reputation for a distinct style in contemporary furniture design. In OKC, 30A Home’s simple philosophy helps clients realize their design dreams, and Mister Robert Fine Furniture and Design shares a passion for fine furnishings and impeccable design with its clients. Interior Gilt has garnered a following for its in-depth, personal service.

Electrical Service It’s important to choose a quality electrician for any home project. In Tulsa, readers say Gilley Electric has an excellent reputation among residential, industrial and commercial clients. Aspen Electrical Services LLC has a team with more than 100 years of combined experience, and Houchin Electric Company provides fast, high-quality workmanship with honesty and integrity. Harp Service Company, with its industry-leading workmanship, and Firefly Electricians, especially known for its dependability, are two more reader favorites. In OKC, Integrated Electric offers an unlimited range of services for residential, commercial and construction projects. Innovative Electric demonstrates expertise in all facets of installations. Tom King Electric is lauded for honesty and integrity in both commercial and residential projects. Ace Electrical Services is known for its reliability and efficiency. Ritchie Electric can handle commercial, industrial and residential projects from beginning to end.

Flooring Company Carpet, tile and other flooring are priorities in your home, and these suppliers are just the ticket. In Tulsa, Johnson Floor & Home, formerly called Carpet One, has great staffers, selections and prices. Renaissance Hardwood Floors custom designs hardwood floors so you will get just the product you want, and C&C Tile & Carpet Co. provides quality products and service. Superior Wood Floors & Tile offers hassle-free installation and excellent customer service. In OKC, Star Flooring makes your decision-making effortless. Smith Carpet and Tile Center is your one-stop-shop for flooring, and Floor World is a full-service installation center fulfilling customers’ needs with value and effectiveness.

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Furniture Store Quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service are important considerations when shopping for furniture. In Tulsa, Bassett gives customers exceptional furniture and design help, and Luxe Furniture and Design offers beautiful, unique custom upholstery options. Mathis Brothers Furniture, a favorite in both Tulsa and OKC, carries an array of premium furniture brands and offers up helpful customer service. Bob Mills Furniture has quality pieces and friendly customer service in OKC, and Edmond Furniture Gallery has the elegant, one-of-a-kind pieces you’re looking for.

Heating and Air With Oklahoma’s forever-changing weather patterns, perhaps nothing is more important than heating and air conditioning. These companies offer the best service in the state. In Tulsa and OKC, Airco Service moves quickly to address your needs with excellent customer service and workmanship. Air Comfort Solutions is also a favorite in Tulsa and OKC, with its team of friendly, knowledgeable professionals. Air Assurance, which maintains the largest full-service HVAC fleet in Greater Tulsa, is also a reader favorite. OKC’s A-1 Heat and Air provides uncompromising customer satisfaction to the residents of OKC.

mons Homes helps you find peace of mind in your investment. In OKC, Kent Hoffman Construction offers award-winning experience in residential and commercial construction. Homes by Taber takes a common sense approach to building homes with a beautiful end product, and Paul Little Construction is committed to providing quality craftsmanship at a reasonable price.

Home Improvement/ Appliance Store Shopping for appliances or materials for a do-it-yourself project doesn’t have to be a chore. In Tulsa and OKC, Lowe’s is favored for its large selection of products and friendly customer service. Tulsa’s Metro Appliances and More offers appliances that fit your lifestyle and budget every time. Also voted as one of the best in Tulsa and OKC is The Home Depot, which aspires to excel in service. Tulsa’s Hahn Appliance Warehouse is a reader favorite for its selection and pricing. OKC’s Expressions Home Gallery helps you find the right high-end appliances.

Home Builder Building a home is fraught with decisions, large and small, and these home builders are the most admired at bringing your dreams to fruition. In Tulsa, Barron and McClary sets the standard for quality and service. Brian D. Wiggs Homes builds significant, exceptional homes that meet your every need, and Sim-

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Keeping your home and the people inside of it safe are the priorities of home security businesses in Oklahoma. In Tulsa, Advance Alarms offers professional installations and unparalleled customer service. Guardian Security Systems has delivered comfort, peace of mind and convenience to customers for more than 40 years. Tulsa and OKC readers endorse ADT Security Services for its professional, reliable monitoring. In OKC, Cox Communications has garnered respect for its pricing and automation package, and Integrated Security & AV Automation is known for its dynamic range of monitoring services.

Home theaters and audio systems must work perfectly to entertain you and your guests, and installations should be care-free. In Tulsa, Video Revolution delivers cutting-edge technology. Dynamic Audio treats your home like a castle, and Kazar Audio Video can do everything from home theaters to lighting control. In OKC, Acoustic Designs provides smart technology throughout your home. Audio Dimensions has an exclusive selection of brands and products, and Digital Future Security & Automation helps you bring the movie theater to your home.

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Lighting serves a purpose, but that’s not the only consideration. These businesses offer beauty and style along with functionality, indoors and outdoors. In Tulsa, LunaScapes creates dramatic evening environments with landscape lighting designs. Oklahoma Lighting Distributors, Inc. has more than 85 years in the industry and a vast inventory. MGM Lighting specializes in landscape lighting for pools, decks, patios and outdoor kitchens. In OKC, Lowe’s has a wide selection of indoor and outdoor fixtures, and Hunzicker Brothers offers high standards of service and integrity. Lighting Concepts also boasts a top-notch inventory.

A good designer avoids costly mistakes, saves you money in the long run, has an array of resources, and increases the value of your home. In Tulsa, Richard Neel Interiors designs spaces with impeccable taste. Christopher Murphy Designs utilizes modern and contemporary design elements that give your home the “wow factor.” Austin Bean Design Studio creates timeless, personalized spaces. Silex Interiors offers high quality and personalized services, and Leslie Elliott Interiors seamlessly blends the designer’s artistic intuition with the client’s vision. In OKC, top designers are Carson See at Sees Design, which transforms interiors into sophisticated and elegant environments; ALine Designs, which finds a way to integrate your style and personal treasures with their design expertise, and 30A Home, which creates dynamic interior spaces with clients’ functional needs in mind.

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family, the layout, cabinetry and appliances must be perfect. In Tulsa, readers say Jay Rambo Company provides handcrafted, custom cabinetry with a wide selection of wood, finishes and doors. Kitchen Concepts takes clients’ ideas and turns them into reality. Kitchen Ideas breathes function and style into every home, and Carriage House Design specializes in creating tasteful, functional spaces. OKC’s A Karen Black Company offers custom details for your kitchen. Classic Kitchens features quality service and professionalism, and Urban Kitchens thoughtfully designs kitchens to embrace your home’s unique architecture.

Landscape Designer The exterior of your home should be just as beautiful as the interior. These landscape designers, garden centers and architects are the cream of the crop in our state. In Tulsa, Kingdom Landscape applies maximum creativity and careful attention to detail for every project. Clare Ashby Landscape Architect’s design philosophy takes cues from the land itself and the client’s lifestyle. Southwood Landscape and Garden Center, favored by home gardeners and professional designers, has impressive plants, flowers and accessories. In OKC, Caviness Landscape Design creates enticing pools and outdoor environments that will be sure to impress your guests. TLC Garden Centers can give you a custom outdoor living space, unique garden pathways or dramatic water features. Turf Solutions helps clients achieve a healthy, beautiful, weed-free lawn.

Lawn and Garden Store For those who love to sink their hands into freshly tilled soil and fill beds with lush plants and flowers, these businesses are just the ticket. In Tulsa, Westlake Ace Hardware carries a bevy of brands you can trust with your many projects. Southwood Landscape and Garden Center is a gardener’s paradise, and Sanders Nursery is one of Oklahoma’s largest and most diverse lawn and garden stores. Hardscape Materials carries building stone, water features and furniture for a beautiful exterior. Browse


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Lawn Maintenance Keeping the lawn weed-free and emerald green is best done by experts. In Tulsa, readers say LawnAmerica’s “We Care More” guarantee makes it one of the best BRIAN D. WIGGS HOMES, BEST HOME BUILDER (TULSA) the state has to offer. Complete PHOTO BY JOSH NEW Lawn Care takes pride in providing a beautiful exterior for your home or property, and TruGreen Lawn at East Village, a luxurious downtown Care has a plan for every lawn, from basic apartment complex with beautiful amenities weed control and fertilization to total yard and a convenient location. Jacobs Lofts care. on First has a modern vibe and a location In OKC, Turf Solutions consistently close to exciting bars and restaurants in delivers quality results. Urban Lawn and downtown Tulsa. The newly renovated Tulsa Garden is an eco-friendly company with Club Hotel should open soon as an 11-floor, excellent customer service to boot, and boutique hotel, sure to give you a relaxing Squared Away Lawns offers professional, and unique night away. quality care. The Waters, an exceptional new community in Moore, is developed by Homes by Taber. Dwellings at SoSA has entered its Lighting Store second phase of luxury townhomes in downYou can pick the perfect globes to illuminate town OKC. IronStone is a new community your living space at these reliable lighting in Edmond that offers the perfect safe haven stores. In Tulsa and in OKC, Andrew’s for you and your family. Lighting and Hardware Gallery lets you see, touch and experience the beauty Paint Store and functionality of the fixtures. Garbe’s features a huge selection of fine fixtures. From pristine white to perfectly plum, LifeStyles, one of the best in Tulsa and choosing your interior or exterior paint is OKC, is known as the store to visit for all of easy with these stores. In Tulsa and OKC your lighting fixtures, furniture and decoraalike, Sherwin-Williams offers a vast tive hardware needs. variety of paints, colors and tools. Spectrum In OKC, Lighting Concepts is another Paint provides individuals and members premier store for your next lighting project, of the paint industry while Hunzinker Brothers has fulfilled with quality products, customers’ needs since 1920. competitive prices and solid service. Elder Paint & Wallpaper stocks New Development everything the professional Oklahoma developers have delivered or homeowner needs. upscale condominiums, hip neighborhoods In OKC, H-I-S Coatand elegant hotels across the state. One of ings surpasses clients’ Tulsa’s best new developments is The Edge expectations for quality,

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integrity and service. Lowe’s makes picking the perfect shade enjoyable. Anchor Paint has a product for every project.

Pool Designer On the surface, pool design is all about beauty and luxury, but going deep into the ground demands impeccable engineering. In Tulsa, Vivion Pools and Spas, Inc. specializes in making your backyard dreams come true, and Baker Pools helps you make a pool as beautiful as you can imagine. Fiesta Pools and Spas offers award-winning design and installation, and Dolphin Pools and Spas has constructed residential and commercial swimming pools for more than 34 years. In OKC, Caviness Landscape Design creates breathtaking pools and landscapes. Prestige Pools and Spas is highly esteemed for its creative projects, and Leisure Time Pools and Spas has delivered premium pools for more than 40 years. Blue Haven Pools and Spas incorporates cutting-edge ideas and technology. Absolute Pool & Spa can build pools from the traditional to the exotic.

Plumbing Service Our readers know who to call when a plumbing nightmare unfolds – like a toddler flushing a teddy bear or a pipe spewing water all over the kitchen. In Tulsa and OKC, Airco Service delivers fast, reliable responses to the smallest and largest plumbing issues around. Mullin Plumbing offers a highquality staff and honest, fair pricing in Tulsa. Allied Plumbing Service has provided quality service and expert advice to Greater Tulsa for more than 70 years. Roto-Rooter’s services are backed by a more than 80-yearold reliable reputation. In OKC, Burrows Plumbing Company is ranked highly for its trustworthiness. Others turn to the expert staff at Hull Plumbing for friendly, fast and efficient service.


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Real Estate Company Using a professional, whether you’re buying or selling a house, makes the process easier for the seller and the buyer. In Tulsa, Walter and Associates brings its collective experience and expertise to each client for a stress-free experience. McGraw Realtors helps you buy or sell your home with confidence, and Keller Williams Realty maximizes homeowners’ buying and selling opportunities in both Tulsa and OKC. In OKC, First Source Real Estate, Inc. comes highly recommended with quality Realtors and efficient service, and Century 21 is a much-trusted agency.

Roofer

Nothing’s more dismaying than finding water on your furniture and shingles in your yard, and these roofers are among the best to handle any issue. In Tulsa, Turner Roofing has core values of experience, honesty, integrity, quality, efficiency and value. Elliott Roofing, a family-owned company committed to quality, is favored in both OKC and Tulsa for it’s impeccable work. A-Best Roofing in Tulsa has years of expertise handling all kinds of roofing issues, and Blacksmith Roofing & Construction prides itself in providing the best service Remodeler ELLIOTT ROOFING, BEST ROOFER (TULSA, OKC) PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS possible. Bringing your home from “ho-hum” In OKC, Jenco Roofing & Custom to “wow-za” is ensured with these Metals believes in quality above all skilled remodelers. In Tulsa, David else, and Basey’s Roofing takes great pride in Trebilcock Construction brings dramatic creating a professional, positive experience for Title/Escrow Company transformations to the table to get you customers. These companies maintain commercial/ exactly the change you desire. Powers residential closing, title and escrow services Design and Build has the experience and Storm Shelter for Oklahomans. In Tulsa, readers like resources to provide a professional, beautiful Guaranty Abstract Co., with its dedication result. Jeff La Rue of La Rue Homes can Ooooooo-klahoma, where the winds come to quality service. FirsTitle strives to make give you the home you desire, by working sweeping down the plain … and turn into your closing as stress-free as possible. Titan with the home you have. tornadoes. Protect your loved ones with a Title maintains impeccable standards, and In OKC, Paul Little Construction shelter from one of these reader favorites. Tulsa Abstract has services that exceed your provides high-quality craftsmanship to In Tulsa, F5 Storm Shelter has a reputaexpectations. all projects, and Remodeling Concepts tion for professionalism and expertise, and In OKC, The Oklahoma City Abstract provides exceptional refurbishment TornadoSafe is known for the best installaand Title Co. prides itself on responsive, and home improvement work. Trotter tion process in the industry. FamilySAFE’s accurate assistance. American Eagle Title Construction utilizes unique talents for shelters exceed every standard in the United Insurance Co. understands that customers every project. States and comes with an experienced team expect the highest levels of service, profesof installers. sionalism, efficiency, and reliability, and In OKC, StormSafe Shelters has more First American Title keeps your transacthan 25 years tions on track and brings you through the of experience CAVINESS LANDSCAPE DESIGN, BEST LANDSCAPE DESIGNER, BEST POOL DESIGNER (OKC) PHOTO BY KO RINEARSON PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY CAVINESS LANDSCAPE DESIGN process smoothly. keeping Oklahoma families safe. Ground Window Company Zero Storm Purchasing high-quality windows should be Shelters has a breeze … and it is with these companies. some of the In Tulsa, Thermal Windows manufactures most innovative energy-efficient aluminum and vinyl winshelter systems dows, sliding glass doors and terrace doors. on the market. Pella Windows and Doors offers a wide Central Prevariety of styles and shapes to complement cast’s shelters your home. Window World, known for exceed the rigid efficiency and reliability, is another statewide standards of the reader favorite. Federal EmerIn OKC, both Metro Glass and Chamgency Managepion Windows and Home Exteriors offer ment Agency. unparalleled customer service with the highest quality products available today.

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SERVICES 

Accounting Firm

Keeping your finances in order paves your future, and accounting firms can help. Tulsa voters trust HoganTaylor LLP for tax services, wealth management and business valuation. Carl Webb CPA is a go-to for financial planning and bookkeeping, and Eide Bailly LLP can assist with consulting, audits, business outsourcing and other financial planning needs. In OKC, Early & Means has certified financial planners who help you reach your goals. Others enjoy the services of Larry K. Anderson CPA for personalized resources in taxes, accounting and payroll. Copeland,

Hild & Trotter has decades of experience providing advisory services.

Airline Oklahomans across the state trust American Airlines to get them to and from their destinations safely. Others enjoy the impeccable customer service of Southwest Airlines, or the many destination possibilities and travel packages of Delta Air Lines. Others prefer to fly with United Airlines, due to its convenience and excellent customer service.

Assisted Living Center A quality assisted living center cares for individual needs and provides activities to engage residents. Tulsans choose Inverness Village for its resort-style accommodations and caring staff. Oklahoma Methodist Manor revolves around nurturing the body, mind and spirit during retirement, and Montereau provides a skilled nursing staff and daily events for residents. OKC readers like Grace Living Center for its focus on patient dignity and quality care. Others turn to Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center for long-term care and a location close to specialists in every area of medicine. The Fountains at Canterbury includes independent and assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing.

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When you need legal representation, Oklahoma attorneys are often at the forefronts of their fields. Tulsa readers trust Barrow

and Grimm’s William R. Grimm, who specializes in business litigation and services, plus estate planning and real estate issues. Tulsans also rely upon Michael Barkett of The Barkett Law Firm for medical malpractice suits, product liability and personal injury claims. Brad Beasley of Boesche McDermott LLP has you covered with business litigation and services, banking, oil and gas law and a variety of other areas. Bruce Edge of the Edge Law Firm is one of a few Oklahoma attorneys board certified in DUI defense, and James R. Gotwals of James R. Gotwals & Associates helps with civil matters like family law, probate, real estate and personal injury. In OKC, Randall K. Calvert of Calvert Law Firm can help with mergers, acquisitions and civil litigation. Mark E. Hammons Sr. of Hammons, Gowens, Hurst and Associates advocates in sexual harassment suits, employment law and a variety of discrimination cases. Noble McIntyre at McIntyre Law has won numerous awards for his work in personal injury suits. Donelle Ratheal of Ratheal, Maggard & Fortune has more than 20 years of experience with appellate cases, grandparent custody and contested adoptions. Stanley M. Ward of Ward Glass Attorneys litigates issues pertaining to medical malpractice, wrongful death and employment law.

Auto/Tire Shop Readers around the state trust the employees and products of Robertson Tire for fullservice solutions, including oil changes, alignments and car care tips. Hibdon Tires Plus has deals on tires, plus a full automotive maintenance department. Others turn to the Discount Tire Store for deals, financing options and quality service.

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its many services, including loans, credit cards and investment opportunities. Others enjoy the personalized options and friendly service at RCB Bank. Readers also like Bank of Oklahoma for both business and personal accounts, and Commerce Bank for loans, credit cards and insurance. For home loans, investments, mortgages and more, Arvest Bank is a top reader choice. Others

enjoy the locally owned Regent Bank with its strong Oklahoma roots, or Prosperity Bank for personal and business banking, investment and fraud prevention. OKC voters turn to MidFirst Bank for quality service, online banking and deals. First Fidelity Bank is a go-to institution, whether you want to bank, borrow or invest. First National Bank of Oklahoma has locations in OKC, Ponca City and Tonkawa with personalized care and a local touch.

Caterer To deliver delicious bites of food for a wedding, business meeting or party, Tulsans endorse 624 Catering for its fully equipped kitchen and staff, including the input of talented chefs from local sister restaurants, such as Tavolo, Juniper and Prhyme. Aila’s Catering Events, Inc., offers the highest quality ingredients and personalized menus, plus drop-off service. Another favorite is Ludger’s Catering and Events, with expansive menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and desserts. Aunt Pittypat’s Catering in OKC believes that no culinary idea is off limits – meaning customized items for your special event. Running Wild Catering brings a full-service business to you for a rehearsal dinner, wedding or corporate function. Abbey Road Catering offers food, service, rentals, details and arrangements.

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For those looking for low interest rates and quality service, visit Tulsa Federal Credit Union. Oklahoma Central Credit Union offers options for personal and business accounts, financial wellness aids and fraud protection. Tulsa and OKC residents alike love Tinker Federal Credit Union for help with loans, mortgages, investments and insurance. TTCU Federal Credit Union boasts dedicated employees, loan help and loads of financial resources, and Communication Federal Credit Union in both Tulsa and OKC has more than 75 years of experience with financial products and services. WEOKIE Federal Credit Union in OKC and surrounding cities offers loans for vehicles and homes, plus quality banking services. OKCU – Oklahoma’s Credit Union offers competitive lending rates, expert banking service and local employees you can trust.

Dry Cleaners/Laundry Don’t risk a stained clothing item at sub-par dry cleaners. Tulsans enjoy Phoenix Cleaners for its more than 100 years of friendly, reliable service. Yale Cleaners offers mobile technology, same-day service and preservation. WaterStone Cleaners leaves a lasting impression with weekly specials, plus free laundry delivery and pick-up. Fox Cleaners has competitive pricing, repairs and alterations. For discount opportunities, premium shirt service and wedding dress preservation, try Spiffy’s Cleaners, or swing by one of many LaMode Cleaners locations for leather and suede treatment, fur coat cleaning and storage, and expert stain removal services. In OKC, American Cleaners has proved its tried-and-true dedication to quality since 1939. Tide Dry Cleaners prides itself on expert customer service, 24-hour assistance and eco-friendly options. Nichols Hills Cleaners can handle stain removals, wedding gowns, draperies and common clothing items.

Event or Party Planner In Tulsa, reach out to Talmadge Powell of TPC Studios for knowledgeable assistance with your upscale galas, holiday events, private parties or corporate functions. Ashley Farthing-Porto of Farthing Events can throw a one-of-a-kind soiree, wedding or gala, complete with budget help, photography, staffing and transportation. Lynn Wheatley of Lasting Impressions can provide beginning-to-end assistance with weddings and events and offers a Wedding Wish Kit to help with all aspects of your planning. In OKC, Judy Lehmbeck of Judy Lehmbeck Bridal and Party boasts more than 25 years of experience in planning weddings. For full-service event planning, complete with styling and florals, try Emerson Events. Ever Something can provide wedding coordination, styling and flowers, and


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Florist Whether they’re for a joyous or somber occasion, flowers add ambiance to and enhance the elegance of any atmosphere. Tulsans turn to Toni’s Flowers and Gifts for an array of beautiful blooms. Mary Murray’s Flowers offers local deliveries, plus stunning gift baskets and tidy blooms. Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop has had excellent customer service and quality products since 1905. Stems provides specials to brighten a special someone’s day, plus goodie baskets and beautiful blooms. For a family-ownedand-operated experience, complete with deliveries for every event, try Ted & Debbie’s Flower Garden. For friendly and prompt service, plus large inventories, visit Burnett’s Flowers & Designs. OKC residents trust Tony Foss Flowers for unique, out-of-the-box designs, in-season blooms and friendly service. Inspire Events & Design can offer beautiful designs along with top-notch event planning, and Ruby’s Garden Center is a go-to for long-lasting, gorgeous blooms at competitive prices.

Funeral Service During the difficult moments of planning a funeral, Tulsans turn to Moore Funeral Home for expert advice and a caring staff. Ninde Funeral and Cremation is also praised for its almost 80 years in the business with services including burial, cremation and eulogies. Floral Haven offers excellent facilities, professional service, budgeting help and personalized service. Since 1909, Stanleys Funeral and Cremation Services has been a Tulsa staple, providing burials, cremations and receptions. In OKC, Baggerly Funeral Home allows

families to plan ahead, or the team can assist with immediate funeral needs. HahnCook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, open since 1916, provides catered receptions and customized memorials. Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Bethany offers caring professionals to help with your service, as well as online options.

Hair Salon Make sure your hair is in the right hands with stylists who listen to your ideas. A trusted option for Tulsa readers, Jara Herron Medical Spa and Salon offers hair cuts, colors, styles, extensions and other spa treatments. iidentity Salon provides competitive pricing for cuts, PHOENIX CLEANERS, BEST DRY colors, blowouts and foils. CLEANER/LAUNDRY (TULSA) Ihloff Salon and Day Spa, PHOTO BY JOSH NEW with three Tulsa locations, offers excellent hair care in also turn to Arrow Exterminators for home a friendly environment. For inspections, exterminations and recurring an exclusive salon with professional stylists, pest control. visit Cypress Avenue Salon, or try Coco & OKC readers like Moxie Pest Control for Rose Salon for friendly faces, plus excellent its safe, speedy and effective pest removal. cuts and colors. Scott’s Termite and Pest Control gets your In Bethany, AnnElyse Salon and Spa is home back in tip-top shape with services in just the ticket for haircare, plus special event OKC, Yukon, Moore, Mustang and surroundstyling. In OKC, Velvet Monkey Salon ofing cities. Terminix, another reader’s choice fers talented stylists, professional hair prodin OKC, provides powerful pest and termite ucts and superb cuts. Eden Salon and Spa control for homeowners. employs top stylists and has spa treatments, hair removal and special offers.

Home/Auto Insurance Protect your most important assets – your home and vehicles – with the experts at Farmers Insurance Group. State Farm Insurance has a plan to fit every individual, phase of life and budget. Allstate offers safe driving discounts and always goes the extra mile for its customers.

Home Pest Control Make sure critters and insects stay out of your home. In Tulsa, call Emco Termite & Pest Control for bed bugs, pests, varmints and lawn services. Montgomery Exterminating can eliminate ants, cockroaches, moles and gophers. Tulsans

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Investment Firm

To reach your financial goals, try the experienced team at Merrill Lynch. Morgan Stanley is a go-to provider of wealth management services, investment banking, trading and management. Around the state, Oklahomans trust Charles Schwab with their assets, in particular with advice on retirement savings. Ameriprise Financial offers advice and help with IRAs and retirement plans. Edward Jones helps customers save for college and retirement, plus wealth management and business expenses.

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expert advice, law firms in Oklahoma are the place to turn. In Tulsa, Barrow & Grimm handles commercial law, civil litigation and estate planning, and has an arsenal of talented employees to help. Latham | Wagner | Steele | Lehman offers attentive, personalized service in an array of areas, including appellate cases, intellectual property and workers’ compensation. Jones, Gotcher and Bogan has been around for more than 50 years and practices with integrity in family law, bankruptcy and estate law. The Swift Law Firm has you covered in cases that involve personal injury or class action law suits. GableGotwals, with offices in Tulsa, OKC and San Antonio, handles an array of cases, from wind energy and real estate to antitrust law. Conner and Winters, another Tulsa law firm, handles cases in aviation, banking and finance, health care or insurance, and McAfee and Taft has a handle on numerous industries, including oil and gas, health care, sports and aerospace. Crowe & Dunlevy has taken on cases for both individuals and Fortune 500 companies for more than a century in both Tulsa and OKC. Doerner, Saunders, Daniel and Anderson began in 1896 and has established strong partnerships with clients. Echols & Associates handles cases from divorce and child support to adoptions, and keeps

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your best interests at heart along the way. Hall Estill helps clients to achieve their goals in litigation and transactions. OKC residents turn to Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom Law Firm for trial and appellate work, or help with business transactions in health care, pharmaceuticals, oil and insurance. Tawwater Law Firm PLLC is dedicated to your success in cases like medical malpractice, personal injury and insurance disputes.

Life Insurance Oklahomans keep the best interests of their families at heart by choosing MetLife for dependable life insurance. Others value the affordability and quality custom service of Mass Mutual. Prudential offers a variety of life insurance options, ensuring you find the right fit for you. American Fidelity Assurance Co. provides options for both individuals and employers, plus around-theclock customer support. Another great option is New York Life for plans tailored to your specific needs.

Moving Service Moving down the street or across the country is a breeze with Two Men and a Truck, preferred by both Tulsa and OKC readers. Tulsans also enjoy the quality customer service and low rates at Murphy Jones Moving, and the dependability and affordability of Armstrong Relocation. OKC residents turn to 2 Fellas and a Big Vehicle Moving Company for free quotes, easy scheduling and fast moving services. Another superb option, All My Sons Moving, offers same-day and next-day moving without last-minute price gouging.

Pet Boarding Services Keeping your animal safe, happy and entertained during trips away is important. In Tulsa and Bixby, River Trail Animal Hospital and Pet Lodge does just that. Pooches offers daycare and overnight stays, with attentive staff and comfortable lodging. Oak Grove Veterinary Hospital treats your animal with the utmost respect and care, and the Small Animal Hospital of Owasso believes every pet is family. In OKC, let your pet enjoy playtime in a large grass yard at Lucky Dog Lodge or head to Portland Veterinary Hospital for quality care and associates who care

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about the well-being of your animal. Camp Bow Wow has individual, cozy cabins, plus special treats and quality care.

Pet Grooming Service Make sure your animal is looking sharp with the grooming services at PetSmart, favored by readers in both Tulsa and OKC. Tulsans send their pooches and felines to Glamour Paws for deals and a caring staff. OKC and Tulsa residents also turn to Petco for decades of service and excellent groomers. Pet Pro can handle any dog, big or small, with quality care, and OKC pet owners love the attentive staff and variety of grooming options at Lucky Dog Lodge.

Place to Call When You Smash Your Car If you’ve been in an accident and need your car back in a flash, Tulsa’s Hourglass Collision Repair delivers on time and at the right price. Another great bet is Bill Knight Collision Center for constant communication, fast service and quality care. Tulsans rely on Barron & Hart for everything from minor fender-benders to serious collision work, and Karoll Martin Paint and Body takes pride in handling every element of a repair, from alignment and interior repair to glass replacement. In OKC, visit Bob Moore Collision Center for quality work on cars and trucks of every make and model. Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting offers free estimates, windshield repair and paint services. OKC residents also enjoy Collision Works for superb customer service, concierge service and on-time repairs.

Place to Detail Your Car If you need your car or truck to look spiffy in a jiffy, try Auto Oasis for quality washes, filter changes, lube changes and other detailing services. Tulsans also enjoy Ecogreen Mobile Detailing for biodegradable, organic and waterless washing, plus other exterior and interior services like carpet freshening, wheel cleanings and waxes. Mr. Klean Car Wash has offered a locally owned option for fast, convenient services since 1976. In OKC, Red Carpet Car Wash has




lightning-fast service, with several different packages to get you exactly the service you want. Swash Car Wash offers free Wi-Fi while your car is washed and detailed, and Classen Clean and Green Car Wash serves every customer with a smile.

Realtor Finding a Realtor you can trust is an important component of buying or selling a home. Tulsans rely on Peter Walter at Walter and Associates because of his wide knowledge of the city. Laura Hawkins at McGraw Realtors has an expansive background in marketing. Blake Loveless, also of Walter and Associates, has been in the real estate game for more than 20 years and gets your home sold in no time. Tom Hall of Keller Williams Realty is a top pick for OKC readers due to his experience and enthusiasm. Paula Peeler of Kalidy listens to every client and finds the perfect dwelling for each. Other top choices are Keller Williams Realty’s Tiffany Little and Ann Ballew, who have decades of experience and exceed their clients’ expectations.

Rental Car Firm When you need a car fast, turn to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for zero-hassle renting. Thrifty Car Rental is all about saving you big bucks without skimping on the quality of your vehicle. Another solid choice, The Hertz Corporation, ensures your vehicle is ready for travel and gets you to your destination safe and sound.

Retirement Community If you want to settle down, consider Inverness Village, preferred by Tulsans for its focus on keeping seniors active, engaged and fulfilled. Others enjoy Senior Star for exceptional care, skilled staff and a variety of living options for every stage of life. Montereau offers multiple dining venues, libraries, a fine arts studio and other enriching activities. Town Village Tulsa prides itself on giving residents an independent lifestyle, free from strict schedules, allowing them to live how they choose. Zarrow Pointe keeps the dignity of its residents as a top priority. In OKC, Epworth Villa is a great

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choice with its wellness activities, including aquatic exercise, line dancing and tai chi. Other voters enjoy The Fountains at Canterbury for 24-hour staffing, scheduled transportation, billiards, a heated pool and other amenities. The Mansion at Waterford Assisted Living makes sure each resident – and his or her family – feels at peace with the decision to move in, and Spanish Cove Retirement Village in Yukon offers a serene atmosphere with plenty of daily activities.

Staffing Agency Whether you seek a new job or want to hire a new worker, individuals and businesses in Tulsa and OKC turn to Express Employment Professionals for its decades of experience in finding the right people for the right jobs. Tulsans also trust Key Personnel for finding and employing people in administrative, legal, technical, medical, financial and industrial jobs. Voters around the state also choose Robert Half for its personalized approach and insight. Another solid choice in Tulsa is ProRecruiters, which hires people for full and part-time jobs in a variety of industries. JoCo presents businesses with the best hires or finds you the perfect job. In OKC, Wegener Human Resource Group takes the cake with its top-notch professionals, friendly service and insight.

Veterinarian/ Animal Hospital When your family pet is in need of care, rely on a vet you can trust. In Tulsa, Care Animal Hospital goes above and beyond for both the animals and their owners. Woodland West Animal Hospital received votes for its compassionate staff and numerous services like vaccinations, ultrasounds, microchipping and dental procedures. VCA Woodland Central Animal Hospital

offers primary and preventative care, grooming, counseling and boarding, and Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital has provided top care for pets since 1956. Those in OKC voted in Neel Veterinary Hospital for its unique oxygen therapy chamber, plus emergency services, medicine specialists and routine medical care. Others rely on Portland Veterinary Hospital and Nichols Hills Veterinary Clinic for friendly staff and services like nutritional counseling, surgery, boarding and grooming.

Wedding Cakes The cherry on top of a perfect wedding is the beautiful cake, and Tulsans have trusted Merritt’s Bakery for its desserts for nearly 40 years. Others enjoy Icing on the Top for whimsical, delicious creations or Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery for quality bites and friendly service every time. OKC residents trust Amy Cakes for oneof-a-kind creations that make lasting impressions. Andrea Howard Cakes has been in the dessert business for years and continues to make clients happy. Uptown Grocery Co. in Edmond is known for decadent desserts.

Wedding Photographer Capture your special day with the best photographers in the state. Tulsans love Chris Humphrey Photographer for his professional attitude and ability to put any couple at ease in the front of the lens. Ervin Photography can handle every step of your wedding journey, from engagement pictures to the lively reception, and Ace Cuervo provides beautiful photographs that capture the essence of your special celebration. OKC residents voted in Ely Fair Photography for its focus on quality images, flexibility and professionalism. Others choose the talents of Sarah Libby Photography for colorful, beautiful photographs and years of experience. Another favorite is Visuality Photography, which offers affordable packages, friendly photographers and quality images.

Wireless Service To avoid dropped calls or texts, Oklahomans choose AT&T for dependable mobile service, no matter where life takes you. Others enjoy the deals and bundles at Verizon, or the attentive care and around-theclock quality of T-Mobile.





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In Tulsa, clients voted in Gabriel Horn of Uplifting Skincare, a medical micropigmentologist and aesthetician who has served the community since 1990 with the help of his new medical director, Dr. Brian Kent. Clients visit Laura Downey at the Skin Care Institute for expert peels, facials and other services. Lee Behling, owner of Bella Vita Spa and Salon, also received praise for her personal touch and variety of services. OKC residents voted for the talents of Vanessa Smith at Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, due to her mastery of customer care and myriad aesthetic techniques. Caitlin Kellam, also of Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, garnered votes for her expertise and welcoming atmosphere. Others enjoy Whitney Nicole at Whitney Nicole Skincare for waxes, exfoliation and facials.

For help with a cancer diagnosis, turn to doctors at the top of the field. Tulsans voted in Cancer Treatment Centers of America for its precision-medicine approach and for doctors who treat each patient as an individual. Tulsa voters also turn to Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute for comprehensive care combined with compassion and high standards. Patients and their families in OKC visit Stephenson Cancer Center, an academic, comprehensive cancer facility, for diseasesite specific multidisciplinary medical teams. The doctors and staff at INTEGRIS Cancer Institute offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive therapy and numerous treatments and specialists. ProCure Proton Therapy Center is changing the game with advances in proton therapy, all with an expert staff ready to help.

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Chiropractor Whether you have serious back issues, an alignment problem or just an ache, Oklahoma chiropractors have you covered. In Tulsa, Dr. Jack Sibley of Sibley Chiropractic Clinic has received high praise for his many services. Other great bets in Tulsa are Dr. Chuck Zoellner at Zoellner Chiropractic, who specializes in providing safe, high-quality care, and Dr. Amanda M. Kilian at Active Approach Chiropractic. In Broken Arrow, head to Chicoine Chiropractic for advanced care, plus corrective exercises, lifestyle advice and massage therapy. In OKC, Ford Chiropractic prides itself on effective com-

munication with patients and cutting-edge services. Others enjoy the mastery of Dr. Wes Hill at Hill Chiropractic Clinic and Dr. Harmony White at Harmony Chiropractic.

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Cosmetic and plastic surgeons help you achieve your appearance goals. In Tulsa, visit Dr. Angelo Cuzalina at Tulsa Surgical Arts for both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. E. Bradley Garber at E. Bradley Garber Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can handle everything from liposuction to face-lifts, and Dr. Stephen M. Paulsen at Plastic Surgery Associates of Tulsa excels at mommy makeovers, breast augmentation and liquid face-lifts. In OKC, Dr. Juan Brou at Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers facial rejuvenation, body contouring and other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Our readers also trust Dr. Tim R. Love of Dr. Tim R. Love Plastic Surgery for procedures at every stage of life. Another solid choice in OKC is Dr. Mike E. Gonce of Gonce Cosmetic Surgery, who offers abdominoplasty, contouring and other procedures. Dr. Derek Shadid of Shadid Plastic Surgery is focused on patient satisfaction.

Dentist Don’t trust your chompers to just anybody – rely on the best dentists the state has to offer. Tulsans have much to say about Dr. Mike Hinkle at Utica Dental, who has numerous awards under his belt. Others voted for the father-son team of Dr. Matthew Kincaid and Dr. Mike Kincaid at Kincaid Family Dental and Dr. Dean Todd, who can handle any dental issue with ease. Dr. Michael Engelbrecht and Dr. Mark Davis of Perfect Smile are also among voters’ favorites.


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OKC voters turn to the talented team at Dental Depot for quick and competent dental procedures. Others voted in Dr. Ben Pinkston at Pinkston Dental Care and Dr. Clint Pitt at Pitt Family Dentistry.

Dermatologist To keep your skin glowing and healthy, dermatologists offer numerous techniques. Dr. Jeff Alexander at the Skin Care Institute has more than 30 years of experience in the business. The skilled, board-certified team at Tulsa Dermatology Clinic assists you with both medical and cosmetic issues. Dr. Lynn Anderson at Midtown Dermatology, Dr. David Minor at Skin Renewal and the Center for Dermatology are all also among the best in Tulsa. OKC voters trust Dr. M. Zann McMahan, who offers the most advanced technology for issues like acne, rashes, moles and cancers. Dr. Julie Lowe at Lowe Dermatology helps you achieve the appearance you desire. Dr. Michael D. John at Edmond Dermatology Clinic provides services for issues like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

Family Physician You trust your family physician with the health and well-being of both you and your family members. Tulsans turn to Dr. Joe Reese at the Warren Clinic for his decades of experience in internal medicine. Tulsans also rely upon the expert care and compassionate bedside manner of Dr. Brent W. Laughlin. Others trust Dr. Gerard McNulty, an internist at Warren Clinic and Saint Francis Hospital, for quality care. For those in OKC, turn to Dr. Robert Stepp for individualized, attentive medical treatment. Dr. Michael Patrick Olay offers e-visits and online scheduling, plus compassionate treatment. Dr. Joseph Broome builds lasting relationships with his patients due to his years of expertise.

Health Club/Gym Get – or stay – in shape at one of many health clubs around the state. Tulsans visit the Health Zone at Saint Francis for fitness and aquatic classes, group exercise, plus health and wellness programs. The St. John Siegfried Health Club offers personal training, therapeutic services, massage therapy and other workout opportunities. For great membership deals, plus state-of-

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the-art equipment, visit Life Time Fitness. Sky Fitness & Wellbeing offers classes for kids and adults alike, plus private and group training, and Orangetheory Fitness utilizes unique interval training to help you reach your fitness goals. OKC residents visit 10GYM for a convenient, accessible and affordable option. Others enjoy Planet Fitness for its friendly staff and zero-judgment atmosphere. Gold’s Gym offers coaching, expertise, excellent equipment and exciting classes.

Health Insurance Make sure you get the most out of your health insurance. Voters across the state choose UnitedHealthcare for flexible, budget-friendly insurance that offers plans to individuals, small businesses and families. Oklahomans also enjoy BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma for affordable health insurance. CommunityCare offers plans for every walk of life, plus a wide network of physicians, and GlobalHealth offers a local insurance option that cares for every client.

Hearing Aid Provider Getting your hearing in tip-top shape means you can enjoy life to the fullest. Tulsans visit Clear-Tone, not only for its discreet hearing aids, but also for special financing. Others head to Miracle-Ear for high-quality hearing aids with clear sound. Armstrong Hearing Aid Center provides a variety of hearing aid technology. Gilbert’s Audiology & Hearing Aid Center offers both in-the-ear and behind-the-ear hearing aids. Audiology of Tulsa offers hearing assessments, rehabilitation and counseling. For help in OKC, visit Hear Again Hearing Aid Lab for an all-in-one center with quality customer service and products. Others visit Audio Recovery for several different hearing aid brands and technologies.

Hearts for Hearing implements real-ear measurements to ensure you get the perfectfitting hearing aid.

Home Health Service When you’re in need of home care in Tulsa, turn to Oxford HealthCare for compassionate help with many resources to get the specific assistance you require. Interim HealthCare in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City offers a variety of at-home help, including IV therapy, skilled nursing, wound care and physical therapy. Visiting Angels, voted up in Tulsa and OKC alike, provides social, personal and companion care, dementia and Alzheimer’s assistance and even help with shopping and bathing. Choice Healthcare in OKC focuses on the importance of every cycle of life, and provides compassionate, cost-effective home health care.

Hospice Choosing a hospice for a loved one can be a difficult decision, but Tulsans put their trust in Grace Hospice for compassion, help with living wills and counseling for caregivers. Saint Francis Hospice helps to alleviate suffering for loved ones, and provides physical and emotional support to those receiving and giving care. Clarehouse and Hospice of Green Country put an emphasis on maintaining quality of life. INTEGRIS Hospice House in OKC offers a home-like setting with medical, emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care and Mercy Home Health and Hospice are two more favorites.







among reader favorites. In OKC, Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics provides many non-surgical medical spa options, including dermal filler, eyelash enhancers, skin tightening and body contouring. Visit Dr. Tim R. Love Plastic Surgery and Bliss Medical Spa for even more advanced aesthetic procedures.

Nursing Home Hospital Whether it’s for a routine procedure or a lifethreatening illness, the hospital you choose should provide you with the best possible care. Tulsans rely upon the expert staff and the complete continuum of care at Saint Francis Health System, from premature newborns to those in the final stages of life. Another option in Tulsa is St. John Health System, with quick and easy scheduling, expert physicians and an expansive variety of services and care. Hillcrest HealthCare System boasts several locations, clear and effective patient communication and compassionate care. Oklahoma State University Medical Center, in downtown Tulsa, is one of the nation’s largest osteopathic teaching facilities with caring, qualified physicians. OKC patients turn to INTEGRIS Health for complete care, whether it’s mental health and psychiatry, lung care, urology or sleep medicine. OU Medical Center offers comprehensive treatments with expert physicians in neuroscience, cardiovascular health, trauma and everything in between. Mercy Hospital provides excellence in treatment areas like cancer and stroke, plus breast imaging, neonatal intensive care, robotic surgery and research.

When you must find the perfect placement for your ailing loved ones, consider these readers’ choices. In Tulsa, Saint Simeon’s provides expert care and a staff tending to each patient with compassion. University Village and Inverness Village offer a variety of services, from assisted living to quality skilled nursing care. In OKC, Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center can handle everything from cancer to diabetes with highly trained caregivers. Grace Living Center and Bradford Village were also among reader favorites.

OB/GYN Women’s health is of the utmost importance, from preventative care to pregnancy. Patients trust Dr. Cole Nilson at Tulsa Women’s Health Care for care customized to each patient’s journey. Dr. Mary C. Kirk at Mary C. Kirk Obstetrics & Gynecology and Dr. Patricia A. Daily of Warren Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology say your health is their top priority. In OKC, residents rely on INTEGRIS physician Dr. Sheila Newcomb and her emphasis on robotic surgery and compassionate bedside manner. Dr. Teresa Folger at Lakeside Women’s Hospital in the INTEGRIS Network and Dr. Julie Hansen of INTEGRIS Health Edmond are also top reader favorites for expert, quality care.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a qualified medical spa. In Tulsa, Skin Care Institute Medical and Wellness Spa provides clients with laser hair removal, Botox, skin rejuvenation and body contouring. For healthy, glowing skin visit Utica Square Skin Care. In Broken Arrow, BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center and its wide array of services, and in Tulsa, Emerge Medical Day Spa and Prime Medical Spa are also

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thalmologists have the skills to keep you safe and well. Dr. Ryan P. Conley at Triad Eye Institute is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in corneal transplants, cornea and refractive surgeries, LASIK and other services. Tulsans also visit Dr. Marc Goldberg at The Eye Institute, who has the expertise for advanced corneal, cataract and refractive surgeries. Dr. Dan Langley at EyeCare Associates of Tulsa is trained in surgical treatments for glaucoma, keratoconus and presbyopia, plus other standard oculoplastic procedures. Dr. Terry Lawson at Vision Source Tulsa can diagnose and treat issues pertaining to diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Residents of OKC visit the Dean McGee Eye Institute for comprehensive care, including elective and required surgeries. Eye Care Oklahoma handles routine vision care, plus children’s eye care, cataracts and glaucoma treatment. Dr. Jeffrey T. Shaver at Epic Vision can handle full-service eye care, from serious surgeries to routine checkups.

Optometrist Whether you’re in need of a prescription, a checkup or something a bit more serious, optometrists around Oklahoma help you every step of the way. For friendly and competent service Tulsans turn to Dr. Blane Snodgrass. Others recommend Dr. Robert H. Zoellner for great deals on glasses and contacts, plus exams at a great value. Dr. Sandra A. Mackey at Mackey Eye Care leads with professionalism, quality care and an assortment of optometry services. Dr. Brian Williams, a co-owner of EyeCare Associates of Tulsa, specializes in ocular disease. Dr. Denise Roddy at Advanced Eye Care is a leading provider of contacts for keratoconus, corneal implants and eye injuries. Dr. Robert E. Cooper in OKC garnered votes for his decades of experience and friendly, attentive staff. The team at Dick Story Optical is another choice in OKC for a vast array of frames and a welcoming staff. Dr. Anita Le at Elite Eye Care is your go-to for contact lens technology, checkups and efficient service.


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Orthodontist With the latest orthodontic technology and almost 20 years of experience, Dr. Anand Patel at The Brace Place has become a staple in Tulsa with quality care. Dr. Mark Andregg offers one-on-one attention. The doctors at Cooper Chockley Orthodontics offer fast treatment, affordable payments and a variety of options. In OKC, Dr. Peter Kierl at Kierl Orthodontics serves metropolitan OKC and offers the newest orthodontic technology. At Orthodontic Associates, Dr. Brian Amy and Dr. John Archer work each day to inspire confidence in their patients.

Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic surgeons around the state have precise knowledge on the musculoskeletal system and help you get back on your feet. Tulsans turn to Dr. Yogesh Mittal and Dr. Greg Holt at The Orthopaedic Center and CORE Medical Group for total joint replacement, joint pain, sports medicine and other treatments. Dr. Brad Boone, Dr. Ron LaButti and Dr. Bryan Hawkins at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma assist you with orthopedic injuries of any kind. Dr. Scott Dunitz at Tulsa Bone and Joint has expert training in areas such as total hip and knee replacement, revision and reconstruction. OKC voters choose Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute for total musculoskeletal evaluations. The team at McBride Orthopedic Hospital takes care of you from beginning to end. OKC voters also enjoy Dr. Kevin W. Hargrove at Orthopedic Solutions, who handles injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist.

Pharmacy Getting your prescriptions on time for the right price is important to everyone. Voters in Tulsa and OKC value Walgreens for its numerous locations, plus friendly service and affordable prices. Tulsans voted in Economy Pharmacy for its fast, easy refills at competitive prices. Voters around the state also look to CVS Pharmacy for personalized care and great value. In OKC, voters visit Don

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Coody Pharmacy for its unique ability to compound medications in house to meet specific patient needs.

Rehabilitation/ Sports Medicine Center If you’re just getting over a tough injury and need rehabilitation, Tulsans endorse Excel Therapy for work conditioning and lymphedema therapy. Physical Rehabilitation Center of Tulsa is another top pick for spinal rehabilitation and decompression. Others choose Tulsa Spine and Rehab for spinal manipulation, acupuncture, physical therapy and yoga. OKC voters visit McBride Orthopedic Hospital for physical therapy and excellent outcomes. Others enjoy the team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and therapists at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation. Oklahoma Spine, Sports & Rehabilitation helps you maintain, enhance or restore function to your injured area.

Spa Kick back and relax at Spa Southern Hills, which offers massage and hydrotherapy at affordable prices. Tulsans also enjoy Bella Vita Spa and Salon on 82nd East Avenue, Jara Herron Medical Spa and Salon on South Peoria, Spa Lux, Prime Medical Spa and Classic Skin of Tulsa. OKC dwellers visit Eden Salon and Spa for a day of relaxation. Sweet Mimosa Day Spa and Bella Strada Salon and Spa Suites can do it all – from nails and facials to waxing and lash extensions.

Therapist/ Counselor When you need someone to speak to apart from friends and family, a therapist or counselor is a wise choice. Tulsans value Chris Giles, M.S. at the Christian Family Institute for his guidance. Cornerstone Christian Counseling, Chris King Counseling and Amy Kesner, Ph.D., of Recovery in Oklahoma are also reader choices. Becky Wahkinney, Ph.D., in OKC can help both adults and children. Others turn to Todd A. Ephraim, Ph.D., and Kristy M. Mitchell, LPC.

Weight Loss/Weight Management Clinic If you want to adopt a healthy lifestyle and shed some pounds, BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center personalizes a program for you. In Tulsa and OKC, Weight Watchers helps to keep you accountable. Ideal Image – The Advanced MedSpa helps you achieve your goals with fat reduction and body sculpting. LOKL Nutrition, led by Malea and Don Gordon, provides service tailored to you. In OKC, The Steelman Clinic provides individualized plans and readers also enjoy The Broadway Clinic for affordable weight loss products.

Workout Studio Get your sweat on at one of many workout studios around the state. Tulsans love Pure Barre for its focus on problem areas like the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdominals and arms. Voters in Tulsa and OKC alike visit Barre3 on South Peoria, SALT Yoga in Utica Square, Total Pilates of Tulsa on East 38th Street, The Yoga Room and Zen Body Yoga and Wellness. OKC workout enthusiasts visit Body Mind Yoga to tone, stretch and detoxify the body through invigorating yoga. OKC voters also enjoy Soul Yoga with its variety of classes and welcoming atmosphere.


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SHOPPING 

Antique Shop The state is a haven for places where you can find the odd knickknack or rare decorative gem. In Tulsa, Windsor Market has moved its diverse inventory into a new home in the Farm Shopping Center. The Market at Walnut Creek brings together 100 local merchants under one roof. Griffin Interiors brings together designs and merchandise from around the world In OKC, Mockingbird Manor Antiques & More offers indoor and outdoor decor. Decades Revisited’s rotating inventory ranges from vintage and retro furniture to

shaggy chic and eclectic junk. At Edmond’s Lavender Antiques, items are hand-picked in France and the United Kingdom.

Bicycle Shop The personal attention from local bike shops makes being in the saddle a rewarding experience. Phat Tire Bike Shop has two Tulsa locations, downtown and on Riverside Parkway, in addition to its hubs in northwest Arkansas. T-Town Bicycles has operated since 1991 and strives for a perfect cycling fit with each customer. Bicycles of Tulsa has a crack service team that makes thorough, quick repairs. Al’s Bicycles, the state’s largest independent dealer, OLD VILLAGE WINE AND SPIRITS, BEST WINE/LIQUOR has two locations STORE (TULSA) in OKC, with FILE PHOTO additional ones in Edmond and Norman. Schlegel Bicycles opened in 1994 in OKC’s Automobile Alley and emphasizes nutrition as well as equipment. Melonbike staffers believe “cycling is a uniquely human endeavor that should be pursued by all.”

Boat/RV/ ATV Dealer A home-on-wheels (or on the water) can make the outdoors bearable to those who want creature comforts. Wade’s RV in Glenpool has a

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wide selection of new and used RVs, along with 30 years of service. Bob Hurley RV in west Tulsa pushes customer service and works on all coaches and trailers, regardless of purchase point. Dave’s Claremore RV, in business since 1979, has 22 service bays and 75 veteran employees. Camping World in east Tulsa uses its nationwide network to find just about any part or accessory you need. Blackbeard Marine has locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Kingston. Ugly John’s Custom Boats can be found in Catoosa, Afton, Eufaula, and Rogers, Arkansas. In OKC, Leisure Time RV is part of the RV World dealer network, which can help if you have problems far from home. Cabela’s has a choice selection of boats and ATVs. Norris Marine has been around since 1946 and served four generations of customers.

Car Dealer Automobile dealers gain their reputations through repeat sales and generational relationships. In Tulsa, Don Thornton Automotive Group features high-end makes: Audi, Volkswagen, Cadillac, Jaguar, Land Rover and Lexus, along with supreme customer service. Don Carlton Honda, family-owned and in operation since 1975, has long endorsed hassle-free negotiations. BMW of Tulsa attracts customers from all over Green Country for its certified sales and service. Jim Norton Toyota has won the make’s presidential award for 17 consecutive years. Jackie Cooper Imports features Infiniti, Nissan, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The Jim Glover Auto Family has a Chevrolet dealership in west Tulsa and sells Fiat, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram models in Owasso. Jackie Cooper BMW’s staff in Edmond understands the financial investment that customers make with this particular brand. Bob Howard Auto Group sells Acura, Honda, Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota vehicles at multiple locations in


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OKC. Bob Moore Auto Group features a bevy of car brands, from Audi and Buick to Maserati and Subaru.

Children’s Clothing Store Parents want their kids to look sharp but also wear clothes that endure the rough-andtumble days of childhood. In both Tulsa and OKC, voters roundly endorsed Dillard’s and its wide selections. In Tulsa, Kathleen’s Kids, established in 1986, offers one-on-one service and outfits newborns to girls size 16 and boys size 12. Old Navy always features popular styles and trends. In 2008, three moms began Lolly Garden, a boutique shop in Utica Square. Once Upon A Child, with two locations in OKC, sells (and buys) gently used clothes at great prices. The Children’s Place has a store and an outlet in OKC and another store in Edmond.

Department Store There’s much to be said for going to one place for many needs. Saks Fifth Avenue in Tulsa’s Utica Square calls itself “the most inviting luxury shopping and service experience in Tulsa” and offers up everything from formal ball gowns to leisure wear. In both Tulsa and OKC, voters endorsed Dillard’s and Macy’s and their extensive inventories, MOCKINGBIRD MANOR ANTIQUES & MORE, BEST ANTIQUE SHOP (OKC) PHOTO COURTESY MOCKINGBIRD MANOR ANTIQUES & MORE customer service and convenient locations. Balliets on Classen Curve has and one in Midwest City and offers a variety been an OKC legacy since its founding in of great frames. LensCrafters has two 1936 and offers handbags, clothing, shoes stores in OKC and one in Moore with expert and cosmetics. service and products. Dick Story Optical began in 1971 when the ex-Marine estabEyeglass Store lished the Penn Square boutique; he sold it to his protege, Dave Trent, in 1996. Making a fashion statement via eyewear appeals to many. Visions Unique Eyewear has two Tulsa locations and can make Fine Jewelry Store special appointments for the busiest among Special moments are frequently marked with us. Hicks Brunson Eyewear and its fine jewelry. The Tulsa location of Bruce fourth generation of the same family have G. Weber Precious Jewels is the only one been in Utica Square since 1952. Since outside the upscale company’s founding city, 1964, Empire Optical and descendants of Columbus, Ohio, and offers personalized founders Gus and Naomi Caldwell have service for your shopping needs. Moody’s offered high-quality lenses and frames. Jewelry began in 1944 and has seven stores Eyemart Express has four OKC locations throughout Tulsa County. Star Jewelers, in Broken Arrow’s Rose District, has operated for nearly 40 years. The namesake of OKC mainstay BC Clark Jewelers opened his first store in Indian Territory in 1892; a fourth generation of Clarks runs the store now. Naifeh Fine Jewelry, in OKC’s Casady Square, is known for its quality repairs and restorations. For decades, the owners of Mitchener Farrand Jewelers were known as “the jewelry guys on May Avenue.” Their store is now on Wilshire Boulevard but retains its “Everyone is Someone” motto.

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business, run by their daughter, Andrea Nielsen. The Ida Red general store in Brookside has an Oklahoma-heavy inventory and old-fashioned soda fountain inside its second location on Main Street. In OKC, Blue Seven connects artists, merchants, designers and customers. No Regrets offers hundreds of gifts and stationery for weddings. The Market at Quail Springs houses dozens of locally owned boutiques and showrooms.

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plies and toys, too. The national chain PetSmart is a favorite for both Tulsa and OKC voters, along with Petco, another coast-tocoast company. Locally owned Southern Agriculture, in business since 1981, has eight Tulsa County locations. In OKC, A1 Pet Emporium specializes in unique, high-quality, natural pet foods.

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Instead of driving from shop to shop, sometimes it’s easier to just stop at one place to get everything. Utica Square became Tulsa’s first suburban shopping center in 1952 and continues to be a hub of activity for Tulsans. Woodland Hills Mall underwent a recent makeover and houses 165 stores for clothing, accessories and more. Center 1 on Brookside has 18 high-end businesses, from eateries to clothing shops. Tulsa Hills Shopping Center has a wide range of national retailers. In OKC, Penn Square Mall began in 1960 as an outdoor shopping center, but has

Half the fun of preparing fresh PHOTO COURTESY BROTHERS & COMPANY meals is shopping for the food. In Tulsa and OKC, voters have a hankering for Whole Foods of S.J. Haggard and Co. opened the store Market and its unique offerings. The same in Nichols Hills Plaza in 1991. In 2003, a goes for Sprouts Farmers Market in both second-generation haberdasher began Q cities, with quality products and friendly Clothier, whose OKC store is in Nichols service. Hills. Since 1987, Gil’s Clothing and Trader Joe’s has proved to be just as Denim Bar has carried premier denim popular in Tulsa’s Brookside as it has designs. throughout the country. Local favorite Reasor’s, based in Tahlequah, has 15 stores Men’s Shoe in Greater Tulsa and is often a go-to for our BALLIETS, BEST Store DEPARTMENT STORE, BEST readers. The Fresh Market features fresh WOMEN’S SHOE STORE products and a nice cafe inside its south Form and function are PHOTO BY SHEVAUN WILLIAMS Tulsa location. necessary with men’s Crest Foods, owned for three generations footwear. In Tulsa, by the same family, has eight stores in the broad inventory at Greater Oklahoma City. Uptown Grocery Abersons includes Achilles Co. has stores in Oklahoma City and leather sneakers and Robert Edmond and offers only the best food for Geller moccasin boots. your family. Saks Fifth Avenue in Utica Square sells dozens of brands, from Aquatalia to Men’s Boutique Giuseppe Zanotti. Dillard’s The males of the species also want to have is a go-to place for both their signature looks. In Tulsa, family-owned Tulsans and Oklahoma Travers Mahan offers a number of clothing Citians. lines exclusive to the area, plus expert Also in OKC, Mr. customer service. Abersons, in business for Ooley’s features luxury, 40 years, says, “We edit collections from fine-leather and exotic-skin contemporary to designer, always being footwear. S.J. Haggard mindful of the concept.” Saxon Judd has and Co. adds to your walk carried the luxury line Ermenegildo Zegna just as it does with your for more than 20 years. The Pinpoint suit. Resource, another family-owned store, has offered custom and tailor-made suits for over Pet/ two decades. Pet Supply Store Mr. Ooley’s has formally dressed men in OKC for a half-century. The namesake Our fur babies need sup

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been enclosed since 1982. Quail Springs Mall, with the usual national retailers, has a 1950s-style food court. OKC Outlets has some name brands for up to 70 percent off retail price. Classen Curve is one of OKC’s hot spots for shopping and dining.

Sporting Goods/ Outdoor Store Athletics and outdoors enthusiasts often like wide selections for their gear, clothing and supplies. In Tulsa and OKC, national chains Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops are favorites for all your outdoors and sporting needs. Also on voters’ thumbs-up lists are two other coast-to-coast stores, Academy Sports + Outdoors and Lululemon. In Tulsa, Fleet Feet Sports takes pride in its one-on-one, personalized service.

Wine/Liquor Store Your neighborhood merchant of adult beverages can always offer something different to try. In Tulsa, Old Village Wine & Spirits helps to keep Brookside happily hydrated. In addition to its inventory, Ranch Acres Wine and Spirits has Truman, the curly, fluffy dog who welcomes everyone. Parkhills Warehouse Liquors & Wine, founded in 1963, has opened a new, larger building adjacent to its longtime store near I-44 and Lewis Avenue. Primo’s Wine & Spirits has sales on its “Thirsty Thursdays.” In OKC, The Wild Turkey Finer Wines & Spirits carries more than 1,000 different labels of spirits and 3,000 labels of wine. Byron’s Liquor Warehouse opened in 1959, shortly after prohibition ended in Okla

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extensive collection of sizes from 4 to 13 with affordable and upscale choices. J. Cole Shoes, with locations in Tulsa and Stillwater, is committed to enduring, elegant designs. In OKC, Balliets has dozens of upscale brands in just about every style. Gordon Stuart has brands from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag and Bone and Clergerie, among many others, and Dillard’s has an enticing selection for its loyal customers.

Women can enjoy the one-on-one service and high-quality products found at these specialized stores. In Tulsa, Abersons has a large supply of designer merchandise to peruse in a chic atmosphere. For a dozen years, Donna’s Fashions mixes elements of casual fun, upscale elegance and TRAVERS MAHAN, BEST MEN’S BOUTIQUE (TULSA) FILE PHOTO cowgirl chic in an interesting way with a welcoming sales attendant always at the ready. The Denim Chateau is a staple Broken Arrow shop with trendy fashions for every occasion. In OKC, Gordon Stuart has helped customers find their signature styles since 1982. The staff at Liberte offers a mix of inspiration, service and warmth. At CK and Co., owner Jane Webb has influenced OKC trends for more than 30 years.

Women’s Shoe Store Closets don’t get filled with shoes by themselves; customers know where to go for their fixes. In Tulsa, Saks Fifth Avenue features Manolo Blahnik, Kate Spade and Salvatore Ferragamo brands along with dozens of others. Abersons has 14 lines of upscale footwear, so you can find the perfect shoe for your next gathering. Marmi Shoes has an


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Any golfer worth her or his weight in gold clubs wants to play at these top courses around Oklahoma. In Tulsa, readers voted for the exclusive Southern Hills Country Club and its championship course, host of seven major championships. Other popular choices are Cherokee Hills Golf Course in Catoosa, designed by renowned architect Perry Maxwell in 1924, and two Broken Arrow facilities: Forest Ridge Golf Club, and The Golf Club of Oklahoma with its Tom Fazio-designed championship layout. Also favored are three other Broken Arrow spots: Cedar Ridge Country Club and its family-oriented facilities, Battle Creek Golf

Club with its beautiful greens and friendly service, and The Club at Indian Springs and its two beautiful courses. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club’s signature venue garnered votes in the OKC metro. Gaillardia Golf and Country Club’s elegance and tradition are unmatched, and Lake Hefner Golf Club’s two challenging, enjoyable courses rank among the best for our readers.

Art Gallery These thought-provoking art galleries are the best in the state. In Tulsa, M.A. Doran Gallery’s contemporary exhibits, Royce Myers Art Ltd. and its destination gallery

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Bar Whether knocking back a brewski with pals or going on a date, our readers know the best bars to visit around town. In Tulsa, Hodges Bend’s unprecedented service from baristas, sommeliers and bartenders stands out. Valkyrie’s location in the thriving Tulsa Arts District, plus unique craft cocktails, makes it another favorite for Tulsans. Trey’s Bar and Grill and its distinctive slant on a bar and grill keeps customers coming back for more, and McNellie’s Pub’s brewery-style bar place them firmly among the Tulsa favorites. In OKC, O Bar, atop the iconic Ambassador Hotel, boasts a rooftop bar and terrace, with incredible views, delectable drinks and small bites. Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar’s patio also boasts amazing views, plus the joint offers wine on tap. Lumpy’s Sports Grill and its three hopping locations are much loved.

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is Tulsa’s nonprofit, independent theater with films you won’t find anywhere else, and Cinemark Tulsa is known for its stadium seating and crisp IMAX screen. In OKC, the Warren Theatre Moore 17 & IMAX is a popular option with luxury amenities. The AMC Penn Square Mall 10’s power recliners are a popular pick, and Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16 reportedly has the best popcorn in town.

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resort-quality destinations, music venues and gaming floors. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa is a Cherokee Nation business featuring The Joint, which brings worldfamous entertainment to the stage. The Creek Nation’s River Spirit Casino Resort has brought a little slice of paradise to Tulsa. The Osage Casino boasts the Osage Event Center plus tables upon tables of gaming to enjoy. The Downstream Casino Resort, built by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, is an upscale, state-of-the-art entertainment center. The Choctaw Casino and Resort Durant is far from ordinary and keeps you entertained all night long. The Chickasaw Nation’s Riverwind Casino is often called OKC’s most rewarding casino. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Grand Casino Hotel and Resort and its luxurious facilities and Chickasaw Nation’s WinStar World Casino and Resort are also top reader picks.

Cinema/Movie Theater Action, adventure and romance are just three reasons to enjoy a movie, and these theaters are the best in the state, our readers say. The Warren Theatre Broken Arrow 18 includes its director’s suite, restaurant and bar, and comfortable seating. Circle Cinema

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also a much sought-after place to play with a buffet, games, race cars and bowling. In OKC, sport enthusiasts like to take their families to any Oklahoma City Thunder Game. For dining, golf and fun, OKC readers choose Topgolf.

Happy Hour Oklahomans enjoy their happy hours for relaxation and cocktails at a thrifty price. In Tulsa, in the raw offers daily specials from 3 to 6 p.m., plus friendly service and delicious food. The R Bar & Grill comes with a beautiful deck and several 60-inch, plasma-screen televisions, and The Wine Loft is where many choose to spend their happy hours for the drinks and deals. In OKC, the Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar is one place where readers love to spend the afternoon. Henry Hudson’s Pub has a late-night “snackin’” happy hour, and Lumpy’s Sports Grill has a Happy Hour Taco Bar.

Entertainment often centers around music in Oklahoma, which has spawned the careers of many superstars. In Tulsa, a favorite venue is the BOK Center, which has brought in stars such as George Strait, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Bruno Mars within the last year. Cain’s Ballroom, the extraordinarily popular, historic venue, remains a top readers’ pick year after year. The Brady Theater, where some of music’s greatest stars have graced the stage since 1914, is another favorite in Tulsa. Hotel The best OKC venues include the Chesapeake Energy Arena, which attracts Only the best hotels – with high-end furnishplenty of big name concerts and is the home ings and impeccable reputations – will do of the Oklahoma City Thunder; The Zoo for our readers. In Tulsa, The Mayo Hotel Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue with acts offers elegance with a modern twist, while such as John Fogerty and ZZ Top, Kesha and the Ambassador Hotels in both Tulsa and Paramore; and the Civic Center Music Hall, OKC let you revel in luxury. The Hard featuring such artists as Vince Gill, who WARREN THEATRE, BEST CINEMA/MOVIE THEATER (TULSA, OKC) performs in August. PHOTO COURTESY REGAL CINEMAS

Family Night Out Family time is sacred, and our readers have chosen the top places to spend those moments. They enjoy America’s pastime at any Tulsa Drillers Baseball Game. They can find fun, family activity at the FlyingTee, where they can tee off, eat dinner and play games. Main Event Entertainment offers bowling, billiards and laser tag and was a readers’ choice in both Tulsa and OKC. Tulsa’s Incredible Pizza Company is


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Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa is wellknown for its high-quality accommodations, and The Campbell Hotel is a much-loved 26-room boutique hotel for a unique night in. The Colcord Hotel is in the first skyscraper constructed in downtown TULSA GREEK FESTIVAL, BEST LOCAL FESTIVAL (TULSA) OKC and is a popular choice for our PHOTO BY GINA MICHALOPULOS KINGSLEY readers. The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is situated near Bricktown and sporting presenting history and artworks, Oklahoma venues. The 21C Museum Hotel offers museums have plenty of fans. In Tulsa, the boutique-style accommodations paired with Philbrook Museum of Art, with its breatha contemporary art museum, and the Renaistaking gardens and art exhibits, is a choice sance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel destination. The Gilcrease Museum is one is the height of sophistication to make your of the best facilities for the preservation and night away perfect. study of American art and history, and the Tulsa Air and Space Museum offers an Local Festival “out-of-this-world experience” to visitors. Oklahomans love a good festival; from The Oklahoma City Museum of Art the food to the entertainment, they have a features inspiring exhibits, classes and discerning eye for fun. In Tulsa, the Linde lectures for visitors. The National Cowboy Oktoberfest, one of the favorites, celebrates and Western Heritage Museum is a premier authentic Bavarian culture. The Tulsa Greek institution of Western history, art and culture. Festival features music, dancing, shopping At the University of Oklahoma in Norman are and food that readers can’t resist, and Tulsa the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the International Mayfest never fails to attract Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. thousands for art, music, food and fun. In OKC, the highly esteemed Red Earth Night Out Festival promotes the rich traditions of Without the Kids American Indian arts and culture. The Paseo Arts Festival fills the historic Paseo Arts If you want some excitement without the District and draws more than 60,000 people little ones in tow, Oklahoma has some fun each year, and the DeadCENTER Film Fesoptions. In Tulsa, tival is the largest film fest in Oklahoma and you could catch O BAR, BEST BAR (OKC) showcases the works of both international a concert at the PHOTO COURTESY COURY HOSPITALITY and local film makers. BOK Center or enjoy the many activities available Local TV Station to you at Main News, weather and sports are brought to us Event Entertainthrough our favorite TV stations. KJRH ment. You could Channel 2 is Greater Tulsa’s multimedia also toss down watchdog, striving to make our communities some beer and a better place to live. KOTV Channel 6’s bowling balls at much-loved anchors and meteorologists Dust Bowl Lanes keep viewers tuned in. KTUL Channel 8 and Lounge in brightens everyone’s day with Good Day Tulsa or OKC. Tulsa in the morning. In OKC, you In OKC, KOCO Channel 5 helps viewers might have an stay weather- and traffic-wise throughout the elegant dinner day. KFOR Channel 4 brings dependable at Vast or take news and interesting stories to viewers, and in your favorite KWTV Channel 9 is always “on the scene, sporting event after on the story.” dinner in Bricktown – either way, it’s time to get a Museum babysitter. Focused on collecting, preserving and

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Oklahoma Weekend Getaway Destination The state’s natural beauty makes it simple and ideal to load up the car and take a road trip any weekend of the year. In northeastern Oklahoma, readers say Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees is a beautiful place for camping and fishing. In the southeast, Beavers Bend State Park on the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the banks of the Mountain Fork River is another favorite destination for both Tulsa and OKC. The Arbuckle Mountains are a popular place to visit with their beautiful scenery. Turner Falls and its 77-foot waterfall is a popular trip. Tenkiller Ferry Lake is Oklahoma’s clear-water paradise, and Medicine Park near Fort Sill features hiking, Bath Lake and an aquarium.

Place to See and Be Seen If you want to be part of the hip crowd, these are the places to go. In Tulsa, shopping at Utica Square is a must-do for its dynamic mixture of fine dining, shopping and family fun. Guthrie Green, where “Tulsa comes together,” is another great place to be with its outdoor concerts, performances and fitness classes. The First Friday Art Crawl in the Tulsa Arts District draws thousands


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of visitors, artists and street musicians, and RiverWalk Crossing in Jenks is great for playing, shopping and dining. In OKC, you can’t miss being seen at an Oklahoma City Thunder Game, and Vast is where you go for fine dining and a chance to dress in your finest. The Paseo Arts District is another must-visit with its artists, restaurants, boutiques and live music.

Professional Sports Team Oklahomans cheer our favorites all the way to the end – no fair weather fans here. The Oklahoma City Thunder is one of the readers’ favorites – so much so that basketball fans showed up at the airport to greet them after the season ended … at 4 a.m. The double-A Tulsa Drillers are another favorite and draw plenty of baseball fans to ONEOK Field in the historic Greenwood District downtown. The triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers play at Bricktown Ballpark in the heart of town and have also captured the hearts, and votes, of our readers.

Pub/Brewery Oklahoma has a vast array of homegrown breweries and comfortable pubs. Among readers’ favorites in Tulsa are McNellie’s Pub, a brewery-style bar serving classic pub grub and more than 350 beers; Marshall Brewing Company with its goal to bring the art, quality and enjoyment of craft brewing to the table; and Prairie Brewpub in the historic Tulsa Arts District with plenty of local beers on tap. OKC’s best includes Bricktown Brewery with its local craft beers and great food; Republic Gastropub, bridging the gap between beer bar and upscale eatery; and COOP Ale Works, dedicated to brewing with the greatest attention to quality.

Stop on the Radio Dial We tap our fingers on the steering wheel, bob our heads and sing along to our favorite tunes (or shout at our favorite sports shows) on our favorite stations. In Tulsa, 106.9 K-HITS is one of the much-loved stations featuring top 40 hits, 1430 AM KTBZ The Buzz brings us all the sports news we need, and 94.1 KXOJ fills our contemporary Christian music needs. In OKC, listeners love 98.9 KYIS-FM for hits from the 1990s to now, 92.5 KOMA gives listeners their classic hits, and 88.9 KYLV is a top contemporary Christian music station.

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Delicate pastries, warm, yeasty bread and sweet fruit pies are among the delights found at local bakeries. In Tulsa, Merritt’s Bakery is a family-owned, inviting place to get everything from elaborate wedding cakes to apple fritters. Queenie’s Cafe and Bakery’s organic, fresh-made cakes, pies and brownie bars are much-loved, and Felini’s serves breakfast and lunch with perfectly baked cookies for dessert. Diners rave over La Baguette Bistro in OKC and its turtle cheesecakes, raspberry and chocolate truffle tartes and carrot cake. Cuppies & Joe serves primo cupcakes and gourmet coffee, while N D Foods in Nichols Hills serves up sandwiches on homemade bread. Other favorites include Cafe 501’s artisan breads, ButterSweet Cakes’ wedding and grooms’ cakes and Big Sky Bread Company’s freshly baked goods.

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Barbecue Restaurant Falling off the bone, covered in sticky-sweet sauce, barbecue is an Oklahoma favorite all on its own. In Tulsa, Burn Co. Barbecue’s smoked sausage and tender brisket are so popular that you have to line up early. Rib Crib is favored for its slow-smoked barbecue, while Elmer’s BBQ is a longstanding Tulsa tradition. Albert G’s Bar-B-Q

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has been “smokin’ to please” since 1992, and Billy Sims Barbecue’s tender brisket and ribs are reader favorites. Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue is loved for its burnt ends, slow-smoked ribs and pulled pork. In OKC, Earl’s Rib Palace has pleased passionate barbecue lovers since 1996. Swadley’s World Famous Bar-B-Q is a favorite of more than 20 years, and Iron Star Urban Barbeque offers a unique, tasty spin on one of Oklahoma’s favorite cooking styles.

Breakfast Whether you have a penchant for a hearty meal or would rather stick with coffee and a bagel, Oklahoma’s breakfast restaurants are unmatched. Among Tulsa favorites are Brookside by Day, which gives patrons a memorable experience, and Phill’s Diner, which has offered rib-sticking breakfasts for decades. Old School Bagel Cafe with its perfectly chewy bagels and Tally’s Good Food Cafe with its comfort food are other reader choices. The Wild Fork’s world cuisines and Savoy’s delectable menu handed down through four generations are also favored. OKC’s First Watch includes traditional and modern choices, from omelets to power bowls. Classen Grill has dished up delicious, filling breakfasts, from migas to biscuits and gravy, for decades. Neighborhood JA.M. brings much-loved mimosas and made-from-scratch biscuits to the table.

Burger Juicy, hot and smothered with cheese and crisp veggies, a hamburger hits the spot any time of year. In Tulsa, Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili brings tasty to the table with its smothered burgers, and Billy’s on the Square with its perfect charburgers are fan favorites. Freddy’s Frozen Custard &


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Coffee Shop For those who can’t crack an eyelid without the promise of coffee, these shops get all the love. In Tulsa, Chimera Cafe delights coffeesippers with a variety of brews, many that are organic. Mecca Coffee Company and DoubleShot Coffee Company offer coffees from around the world with impeccable customer service. Also favored are Shades of Brown, an artistic experience; Cirque Coffee Roasters with its “unconventional” and “wild” coffee and Topeca Coffee Roasters with its diligently crafted roasts. In OKC, many folks can’t live without a Starbucks run to start the day. Perk Place Cafe and its free coffee from 7 to 8 a.m. is also a favorite among the caffeine-imbued. The Red Cup’s fair-trade organic coffee, Coffee Slingers Roasters’ subscriptions and All About Cha’s gourmet drinks round up all the faves.

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Whether it’s lunch, brunch or supper, these shops bring us fresh, tasty subs, soups and salads. In Tulsa, readers love PJ’s Sandwich Shoppe and Felini’s for their plethora of delicious comestibles. Jason’s Deli’s wholesome ingredients, Bill and Ruth’s sandwiches (built to your satisfaction) and Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwiches round out reader favorites. OKC’s N D Foods (also a favorite for baked goods), Perk Place Cafe with its generous portions and Someplace Else A Deli & Bakery’s old-school lunch counter are held in esteem.

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Sweets are a guilty pleasure, and dessert emporiums clearly satisfy our readers. In Tulsa, Glacier Confection’s splendid chocolates tickle the taste buds perfectly. Also favored are The Cheesecake Factory’s rich and creamy desserts and Michael V’s house-made desserts, like baked fudge, coconut cream pie and creme brulee. In OKC, Vast’s impeccable apple tart and brown butter cookie crumble inspire sweet dreams. Redrock Canyon’s desserts are also preferred, and ButterSweet Cakes is noted for its rich treats. Cuppies & Joe’s daily baked cupcakes and other goodies and Cheever’s Cafe and its sweet biscuits, carrot cake and roasted pecan ice cream ball also ranked high with readers.



Diner Diners are where we go for comfort food. Tulsa’s favorites include Phill’s Diner and Tally’s Good Food Cafe, where meals like openfaced roast beef sandwiches and chicken fried steak cover the plate and fill your stomach – and heart. The Dilly Diner in the Blue Dome District is much loved, too, and Savoy’s menu, handed down through four generations, is another Tulsa go-to. OKC’s Sunnyside Diner offers meals made with “a dash of sunshine” that customers adore. The Good Gravy Diner wows patrons with its savory dishes, and The Diner in Norman has earned an outstanding reputation for its breakfasts and Tex-Mex meals.

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Fast Food For a quick, delicious meal every now and then, readers endorse Arby’s as one of the best across the state for its hot roast beef sandwiches and crisp curly fries, while Sonic Drive-In is beloved for drinks, tater tots, hamburgers and corn dogs. Chick-Fil-A is a favorite because of its sandwiches, and Taco Bueno, with its platters, tacos and nachos, is another reader choice.

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Fine Dining Gourmet cuisine, refined atmospheres and ingenious dishes draw patrons to establishments such as Tulsa’s The Summit Club with its exclusivity and sumptuous meals. Polo Grill, with fine service and cuisine, is another cream-of-the-crop restaurant. Palace Cafe and its delicious, memorable dinners on Cherry Street also gained our readers’ favor. Stonehorse Cafe and its French- and American-inspired cuisine, and Juniper’s downtown farm-to-table dining are also reader choices. In OKC, Vast and Mahogany Prime Steakhouse are celebrated for their august menus. Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse with its signature steak is another top choice, while the Hefner Grill with its lake view and Viceroy Grille in the Ambassador Hotel are much admired, too. 

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Food Truck As fun, unique ways to get your eats quickly, food trucks are adored by our readers. In Tulsa, they choose MooChewSooey BBQ, with a funny name and fantastic food, and Lone Wolf Banh Mi, which specializes in tasty banh mi, kimchi fries and rice bowls. El Somborsito is also a favorite for its tacos and tortas. In OKC, Big Truck Tacos serves Mexican street food with a chef’s twist. Flavor Train is a go-to for a dragon burger or choo-choo chop, among other culinary wonders. Crepes N Tater Cakes offers madefrom-scratch specials and I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care caters to the gourmet food lover.

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When it comes to frozen desserts, the sweetest, creamiest scoops take the cake (cones). Across the state, Braum’s scoops up its rich, flavorful ice creams, Marble Slab Creamery’s homemade ice cream has a variety of mix-ins, and Baskin-Robbins’ flavor of the month keeps ice cream aficionados happy. In Tulsa, STG Gelateria has gelato in every flavor imaginable.

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Italian Tender pasta, spicy marinara and warm, delicious bread are foodie favorites without a doubt. In Tulsa, Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano is authentic, cozy and delicious. Biga has quality dishes and first-rate service. Dalesandro’s Italian Cuisine is known for quality ingredients with that “Dalesandro magic.” Villa Ravenna and Tucci’s offer special ambiances and

mouthwatering menus. OKC’s Stella Modern Italian Cuisine brings a fun, relaxed atmosphere and traditional favorites to the table. Tommy’s Italian American Grill’s refined, casual charm delights readers. Gabriella’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria has satisfied appetites with homemade food for nearly 60 years.

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Margarita A tequila, lime and triple sec cocktail, frozen or on-the-rocks, is perfect with savory enchiladas, crispy tacos and cheesy queso. In Tulsa, Mi Cocina offers signature margaritas, such as its jalepeno-agave, cucumber, and mambo taxi varieties. Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina’s margaritas make the list; Cafe Ole’s patio favorites are also much-admired. El Maguey Mexican Restaurant offers some top-notch frosty concoctions, too. In OKC, Iguana Mexican Grill is favored for its tangy pomegranate margarita, just to name one of many. Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen’s “bomb pop margarita” is much loved, as is Poblano Grill’s sangria swirl.

Mexican The cheesy, spicy, mouthwatering goodness of Mexican food is popular throughout Oklahoma, and these restaurants offer the whole enchilada. In Tulsa, Mi Cocina’s fine, handcrafted dishes are popular. El Guapo’s Cantina offers Oaxacan-influenced cuisine, while Elote Cafe and Catering’s locally sourced, environmen-

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Outside Dining When Mother Nature gives us a beautiful day, eating on outdoor patio is a given. In Tulsa, Mi Cocina takes top prize again. Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina’s patio overlooks the water near the Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow. Redrock Canyon Grill has lovely outdoor settings in both Tulsa and OKC. The Blue Rose Cafe’s patio seating overlooking the Arkansas River is another popular spot. In OKC, the Museum Cafe at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a favorite, and Bleu Garten, with a variety of food trucks and plenty of seating, is another go-to outdoor hang out.

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Whether it’s New York style, Chicago style or any style, pizza is pretty much manna from heaven. Tulsa’s favorite joints include Andolini’s Pizzeria, a true “pizza destination” for pie connoisseurs, and Mazzio’s for quality and convenience. Hideaway Pizza is popular in both Tulsa and OKC, and Prairie Fire Pie brings artisan pizzas to the table on Tulsa’s Cherry Street. Upper Crust Pizza, in Tulsa and OKC, is another loved eatery, with its woodfired pies and relaxing ambiance. Empire Slice House in OKC is a beloved restaurant and bar. Marco’s Pizza is also a top choice.

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tally friendly dishes take the cake … er … taco. Ted’s Cafe Escondido keeps diners happy with its signature homemade tortillas. Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina is another top choice because of its sophisticated, gourmet taste. In OKC, Iguana Mexican Grill’s fromscratch, regional and Tex-Mex menu is a favorite, along with Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen and its border-style menu. Ted’s Cafe Escondido is also an OKC favorite, and San Marcos is a popular lunch and dinner spot.

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guests at The Summit Club. Everyone can relish reader favorites such as Palace Cafe, Polo Grill, Stonehorse Cafe and Juniper.

Celebrity Restaurant, with its renowned Caesar salad and fried chicken, and Hammett House Restaurant in Claremore are beloved, too. OKC’s top choices MI COCINA, BEST MARGARITA, BEST MEXICAN, BEST SALSA (TULSA) include Vast, in the PHOTO COURTESY MI COCINA heart of downtown, and Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, where steak is the star. Also favored are Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse and Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, both of which satisfy hearty appetites.

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Tulsa, Celebrity Restaurant’s traditional Caesar salad is among the best, according to readers. Charleston’s Restaurant offers the tasty spinach-and-chicken Waldorf salad, among several others, and is a reader favorite in both Tulsa and OKC. Jason’s Deli offers a fresh variety, and Salata’s completely customizable salads are crowd pleasers. In OKC, Coolgreens, with its nutritious and delicious selection, wins over our readers, along with Cafe 501 and its unique offerings.

Salsa Warm tortilla chips dipped in tangy, spicy salsa is a wonderful meal starter. In Tulsa, Mi Cocina has some beloved salsas. El Maguey Mexican Restaurant’s “awesome salsa” and Cafe Ole’s delectable salsa are popular choices, while Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina gets praise for its fire-roasted salsa. In OKC, Ted’s Cafe Escondido’s atomic salsa and Poblano Grill’s salsa, made fresh

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daily, are two favorites. Iguana Mexican Grill’s fresh and chunky salsa and Green Chili Kitchen’s prized salsa round out our readers’ selections.

Seafood Bringing us coastal favorites, Oklahoma’s seafood restaurants are popular. In Tulsa, top choices include Bodean Restaurant and Market, which offers fine dining in-house and fresh seafood to cook at home. Readers also like Bonefish Grill’s catch-in-season specials and Red Lobster gets a nod for its quality dishes. The White River Fish Market & Restaurant, with its line out the door, is also much admired by Tulsans. In OKC, Vast’s fresh offerings are the pinnacle of fine dining, while Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse has grilled redfish, pan roasted sea bass and ahi tuna that readers say are “can’t miss.” Pearl’s Oyster Bar, with its innovative fusion of creole, Southwest, Asian and Mediterranean, and The Shack Seafood and Oyster Bar’s Cajun recipes are also favored.

Steakhouse Mouthwatering, fine cuts of beef are steakhouse staples. In Tulsa, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar and Ruth’s Chris Steak House keep customers returning repeatedly with their tender, signature cuisines. Mahogany Prime Steakhouse in Tulsa and OKC, where great steak is a rule, and Prhyme Downtown Steakhouse’s upscale, modern interpretation of the steakhouse in Tulsa are two more much-loved eateries. Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steak House in Sapulpa offers delectable eats and friendly service. Bull in the Alley, with its first-rate steaks and clandestine location, is perfect for an upscale night out.

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OKC’s steakhouses also bring the premium beef, including Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse and its signature steak. Boulevard Steakhouse and its prime POLO GRILL, BEST FINE DINING, BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS, BEST SUNDAY dining experience win the BRUNCH (TULSA) hearts of our readers, and PHOTO BY JOSH NEW Red PrimeSteak, with its unprecedented style, makes waves, too. The Ranch SteakChalkboard, with short rib hash or silver house’s old-world atmosphere, Junior’s dollar pancakes, are much admired, too. ultimate dining experience and Cattlemen’s In OKC, Flint has entrees such as red Steakhouse in historic Stockyard City are beans and rice and candied bacon, fried also among the top choices for delicious green tomatoes and southwestern-inspired grub. choices. Cafe 501’s menu is another reader choice; Cheever’s Cafe garners praise as well. Neighborhood JA.M.’s signature miStylish New Restaurant mosas and Classen Grill’s classic offerings Everyone gets excited about new eateries are also favorites. to try. In Tulsa, Bird and Bottle opened this spring with a unique atmosphere and Sushi menu. Nola’s Creole & Cocktails on Cherry Street offers Cajun grub and stylish digs, and Beautiful to look at, light on the stomach and Jane’s Delicatessen on Route 66 provides pleasant in all its healthy goodness, sushi is a an eclectic mix of Jewish, German and reader favorite. In Tulsa, in the raw has been French-Canadian fare in a groovy setting. in business for more than 20 years. Fuji is OKC has several stylish, new establishthe home of the “euphoria roll.” Sushi Hana ments of note, including Bar Arbolada, and its Japanese fusion and Yokozuna’s viwhich opened in April with an LA-inspired brant menu and stylish decor are also reader design and delicious cocktails. Neighborfavorites. hood JA.M. has a bright, cheerful decor and OKC’s Sushi Neko is lauded for its food delicious food. Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails and its atmosphere, while Musashi’s Japaopened an event center in Norman to much nese Steakhouse’s extensive sushi selections fanfare. Other places include The Press, please many. The Sushi Bar, with its excelwith its open ambiance and Southern comfort lent selection and quality service, is another food, and Buttermilk Paseo, with its outdoor top choice. seating and friendly service.

Sunday Brunch From upscale to down-home, Sunday brunch is the darling of these restaurants. In Tulsa, The Summit Club offers elegant dining with beautiful views. Polo Grill’s well-constructed menu aims to please, and Palace Cafe’s delicious options bring customers back week after week. Ridge Grill, with a VAST, BEST NIGHT menu featuring OUT WITHOUT THE medallion of KIDS, BEST CHEF, beef tenderloin BEST PLACE TO SEE AND BE SEEN, paired with BEST DESSERT, fresh eggs, BEST FINE DINING, any style, and BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT-OFRidge MounTOWN GUESTS, tain French BEST SEAFOOD (OKC) toast, and The

Vegan/ Vegetarian Restaurant As plant-based diets become increasingly popular, readers look for fresh, healthy options that meet their cravings. In Tulsa, Chimera Cafe has affordable dishes that enchant the taste buds. Ediblend Superfood Cafe is another popular choice, with its tasty menu based on whole food nutrition. Zoe’s Kitchen and Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar both offer Mediterranean dishes that vegans and vegetarians enjoy. In OKC, Coolgreens serves green tea, fresh salad and lunches that wow readers. The Red Cup, with its extensive menu, and Picasso Cafe, with its five-course veggie dinner with wine pairings, entice vegetable lovers. Earth Natural Foods and The Loaded Bowl are two other favorites.




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

Mill Creek Lumber Jay Rambo Company Sullivan’s Custom Cabinetry Northwest Building Supply Lowe’s David Bradley Cabinetry

Designer Home Furnishings 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Richard Neel Interiors SR Hughes Hawley Design Furnishings 30A Home Mister Robert Fine Furniture and Design Interior Gilt

Electric Services

1. Gilley Electric 2. Aspen Electrical Services LLC/ Houchin Electric Company 3. Harp Service Company/ Firefly Electricians 1. Integrated Electric 2. Innovative Electric 3. Tom King Electric/ Ace Electrical Services/Ritchie Electric

Flooring Company

1. Johnson Floor & Home (Carpet One) 2. Renaissance Hardwood Floors/ C&C Tile & Carpet Co. 3. Superior Wood Floors & Tile 1. Star Flooring 2. Smith Carpet and Tile Center 3. Floor World

Furniture Store

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Bassett Luxe Furniture and Design Mathis Brothers Furniture Mathis Brothers Furniture Bob Mills Furniture Edmond Furniture Gallery

Heating and Air 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Best of the Best

Airco Service Air Comfort Solutions Air Assurance Airco Service Air Comfort Solutions A-1 Heat and Air

Home Builder

The reders of Oklahoma Magazine figured out

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

wht we’ve known  Â?Â?  Â?ong: Teres Foger, M.D.

Home Improvement/Appliance Store

No doubt about it.

hs wys been mong the best of the best. Congratulations, Dr. Folger!

Barron and McClary Brian D. Wiggs Homes Simmons Homes Kent Hoffman Construction Homes by Taber Paul Little Construction

1. Lowe’s 2. Metro Appliances and More 3. The Home Depot/ Hahn Appliance Warehouse 1. Lowe’s 2. The Home Depot 3. Expressions Home Gallery

Home Security 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Advance Alarms Guardian Security Systems ADT Security Services ADT Security Services Cox Communications Integrated Security & AV Automation

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3. 1. 2. 3.

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In-Home Video/Audio

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Interior Designer

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2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

MGM Lighting Lowe’s Hunzicker Brothers Lighting Concepts Video Revolution Dynamic Audio Kazar Audio Video Acoustic Designs Audio Dimensions Digital Future Security & Automation Richard Neel Interiors/ Christopher Murphy Designs Austin Bean Design Studio Silex Interiors/Leslie Elliott Interiors Carson See – Sees Design A-Line Designs 30A Home

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

1. Kingdom Landscape 2. Clare Ashby Landscape Architect 3. Southwood Landscape and Garden Center 1. Caviness Landscape Design 2. TLC Garden Centers 3. Turf Solutions

Lighting Store

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1. Westlake Ace Hardware TUL 2. Southwood Landscape and Garden TUL Center/Sanders Nursery/Hardscape Materials 3. Ted & Debbie’s Flower Garden/ TUL Under the Sun Garden Center 1. TLC Garden Centers OKC 2. Lowe’s OKC 3. The Home Depot OKC

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Lawn and Garden Store

Lawn Maintenance

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Kitchen Designer

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

LawnAmerica Complete Lawn Care TruGreen Lawn Care Turf Solutions Urban Lawn and Garden Squared Away Lawns

Andrew’s Lighting and Hardware Gallery TUL Garbe’s TUL LifeStyles TUL LifeStyles OKC Andrew’s Lighting and Hardware Gallery OKC Lighting Concepts/Hunzinker Brothers OKC

New Development 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

The Edge at East Village Jacobs Lofts on First Tulsa Club Hotel The Waters Dwellings at SoSA IronStone

Paint Store 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Sherwin-Williams Spectrum Paint Elder Paint & Wallpaper H-I-S Coatings Sherwin-Williams Lowe’s/Anchor Paint

Pool Designer

1. Vivion Pools and Spas, Inc. 2. Baker Pools

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Thank you to my loyal patients and great staff. Dr. Blane Snodgrass, O.D.

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General and Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers | Sedation | Dental implants Teeth whitening | Botox | Facial fillers 

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3. Fiesta Pools and Spas/ Dolphin Pools and Spas 1. Caviness Landscape Design 2. Prestige Pools and Spas/ Leisure Time Pools and Spas 3. Blue Haven Pools and Spas/ Absolute Pool & Spa Airco Service Mullin Plumbing Allied Plumbing Service/Roto-Rooter Airco Service Burrows Plumbing Company Hull Plumbing Walter and Associates McGraw Realtors Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty First Source Real Estate, Inc. Century 21

CALVERT

2017

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From investing to advising. We're here for you.

David Trebilcock Construction Powers Design and Build Jeff La Rue – La Rue Homes Paul Little Construction Remodeling Concepts Trotter Construction

Roofer

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Turner Roofing Elliott Roofing/A-Best Roofing Blacksmith Roofing & Construction Elliott Roofing Jenco Roofing & Custom Metals Basey’s Roofing

Storm Shelter

4/18/18

1. 2. 3. 10:01 AM 1. 2. 3.

F5 Storm Shelter TornadoSafe FamilySAFE StormSafe Shelters Ground Zero Storm Shelters Central Precast

Title/Escrow Company

Stop by, call, or visit us at Schwab.com today.

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

Guaranty Abstract Co. FirsTitle Titan Title/Tulsa Abstract The Oklahoma City Abstract and Title Co. American Eagle Title Insurance Co. First American Title

Window Company 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Thermal Windows Pella Windows and Doors Window World Metro Glass Window World Champion Windows and Home Exteriors

Accounting Firm 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

HoganTaylor LLP Carl Webb CPA Eide Bailly LLP Early & Means Larry K. Anderson CPA Copeland, Hild & Trotter

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Inverness Village Oklahoma Methodist Manor Montereau Grace Living Center

1. William R. Grimm – Barrow and Grimm TUL 2. Michael Barkett – The Barkett Law Firm/ TUL Brad Beasley – Boesche McDermott LLP 3. Bruce Edge – Edge Law Firm/James TUL R. Gotwals – James R. Gotwals & Associates 1. Randall K. Calvert – Calvert Law Firm/ OKC Mark E. Hammons, Sr. – Hammons, Gowens, Hurst and Associates 2. Noble McIntyre – McIntyre Law OKC 3. Donelle Ratheal – Ratheal, Maggard & OKC Fortune/Stanley M. Ward – Ward Glass Attorneys

Auto/Tire Shop

1. Robertson Tire 2. Hibdon Tires Plus 3. Discount Tire Store

Bank

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1. Bank of America 2. RCB Bank/Bank of Oklahoma/ Commerce Bank 3. Arvest Bank/Regent Bank/ Prosperity Bank 1. MidFirst Bank 2. First Fidelity Bank 3. First National Bank of Oklahoma

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SERVICES

Airline

Brokerage Products: Not FDIC–Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

Attorney

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Remodeler

Thank you for voting Randall Calvert the Best Attorney in Oklahoma City since 2010.

OKC OKC

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Real Estate Company 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

2. Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center OKC 3. The Fountains at Canterbury OKC

OKC

Plumbing Service 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

TUL

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Caterer

624 Catering Aila’s Catering Events, Inc. Ludger’s Catering and Events Aunt Pittypat’s Catering Running Wild Catering Abbey Road Catering

Credit Union 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Tulsa Federal Credit Union/ Oklahoma Central Credit Union Tinker Federal Credit Union/ TTCU Federal Credit Union Communication Federal Credit Union Tinker Federal Credit Union WEOKIE Federal Credit Union Communication Federal Credit Union/ OKCU – Oklahoma’s Credit Union

Dry Cleaners/Laundry

1. Phoenix Cleaners/Yale Cleaners 2. WaterStone Cleaners 3. Fox Cleaners/Spiff y’s Cleaners/ LaMode Cleaners 1. American Cleaners 2. Tide Dry Cleaners 3. Nichols Hills Cleaners

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Event or Party Planner 1. 2. 3. 1.

Talmadge Powell – TPC Studios TUL Ashley Farthing-Porto – Farthing Events TUL Lynn Wheatley – Lasting Impressions TUL Judy Lehmbeck – Judy Lehmbeck OKC Bridal and Party 2. Emerson Events OKC 3. Ever Something/factor 110| 110 events OKC

Florist

1. Toni’s Flowers and Gifts 2. Mary Murray’s Flowers/ Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop 3. Stems/Ted & Debbie’s Flower Garden/Burnett’s Flowers & Designs 1. Tony Foss Flowers 2. Inspire Events & Design 3. Ruby’s Garden Center

Funeral Service

1. Moore Funeral Home 2. Ninde Funeral and Cremation/ Floral Haven

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Thank you Oklahoma City!

405.250.2889 • www.RitchieElectric.com

Thank You!

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(918) 743-6271 StanleysFuneralHome.com

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Thank You Tulsa!

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Thank you Oklahoma!

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3. Stanleys Funeral and Cremation 1. Baggerley Funeral Home 2. Hahn-Cook, Street & Draper Funeral Directors 3. Mercer-Adams Funeral Service

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Hair Salon

1. Jara Herron Medical Spa and Salon TUL 2. iidentity Salon/Ihloff Salon and Day Spa TUL 3. Cypress Avenue Salon/ TUL Coco & Rose Salon 1. AnnElyse Salon and Spa OKC 2. Velvet Monkey Salon OKC 3. Eden Salon and Spa OKC

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

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

Emco Termite & Pest Control Montgomery Exterminating Arrow Exterminators Moxie Pest Control Scott’s Termite and Pest Control Terminix

Investment Firm

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

Law Firm 1.

Barrow & Grimm/ Latham | Wagner | Steele | Lehman 2. Jones, Gotcher and Bogan/ The Swift Law Firm 3. GableGotwals/Conner and Winters/ McAfee and Taft

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1.

Crowe & Dunlevy/ OKC Doerner, Saunders, Daniel and Anderson 2. Echols & Associates/Hall Estill OKC 3. Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom OKC Law Firm/Tawwater Law Firm PLLC

Life Insurance

1. MetLife 2. Mass Mutual/Prudential 3. American Fidelity Assurance Co./ New York Life

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

Two Men and a Truck Murphy Jones Moving Armstrong Relocation Two Men and a Truck 2 Fellas and a Big Vehicle Moving Company 3. All My Sons Moving

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Pet Boarding Services

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

River Trail Animal Hospital and Pet Lodge TUL Pooches/Oak Grove Veterinary Hospital TUL Small Animal Hospital of Owasso TUL Lucky Dog Lodge OKC Portland Veterinary Hospital OKC Camp Bow Wow OKC

Pet Grooming Service 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

PetSmart/Glamour Paws Petco Pet Pro PetSmart Lucky Dog Lodge Petco

Place to Call When You Smash Your Car

1. Hourglass Collision Repair 2. Bill Knight Collision Center

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3. Barron & Hart/ TUL Karoll Martin Paint and Body 1. Bob Moore Collision Center OKC 2. Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting OKC 3. Collision Works OKC

Place to Detail Your Car 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Auto Oasis Ecogreen Mobile Detailing Mr. Klean Car Wash Red Carpet Car Wash Swash Car Wash Classen Clean and Green Car Wash

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

Peter Walter – Walter and Associates Laura Hawkins – McGraw Realtors Blake Loveless – Walter and Associates Tom Hall – Keller Williams Realty Paula Peeler – Kalidy Tiffany Little – Keller Williams Realty/ Ann Ballew – Keller Williams Realty

Rental Car Firm

1. Enterprise Rent-A-Car 2. Thrifty Car Rental 3. The Hertz Corporation

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1.

Express Employment Professionals/ Key Personnel

Veterinarian/Animal Hospital 1.

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Wedding Cakes

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

TUL

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

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Care Animal Hospital/ Woodland West Animal Hospital VCA Woodland Central Animal Hospital Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital Neel Veterinary Hospital Portland Veterinary Hospital Nichols Hills Veterinary Clinic Merritt’s Bakery Icing on the Top Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery Amy Cakes Andrea Howard Cakes Uptown Grocery Co.

Wedding Photographer

STATE STATE STATE

Inverness Village TUL Senior Star/Montereau TUL Town Village Tulsa/Zarrow Pointe TUL Epworth Villa OKC The Fountains at Canterbury OKC The Mansion at Waterford Assisted OKC Living/Spanish Cove Retirement Village

Staffing Agency

Robert Half ProRecruiters/JoCo Robert Half Express Employment Professionals Wegener Human Resource Group

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Retirement Community 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Chris Humphrey Photographer Ervin Photography Ace Cuervo Ely Fair Photography Sarah Libby Photography Visuality Photography

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

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STATE STATE STATE

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Aesthetician

1. Gabriel Horn – Uplifting Skincare 2. Laura Downey – Skin Care Institute

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We strive to set the standard of excellence for home healthcare. Locally owned and operated since 1991, and still going strong!

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As we celebrate our win, we’re also celebrating you. As proud as we are to add one of the best Oklahoma companies for 2018 to our award shelf, we’re even more proud to work with you in Oklahoma. Let’s keep up the good work—together.

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3. Lee Behling – Bella Vita Spa and Salon 1. Vanessa Smith – Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics 2. Caitlin Kellam – Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics 3. Whitney Nicole – Whitney Nicole Skincare

Cancer Center

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

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Chiropractor

1. Dr. Jack Sibley – Sibley Chiropractic Clinic TUL 2. Dr. Chuck Zoellner – Zoellner Chiropractic TUL 3. Dr. Amanda M. Kilian – Active Approach TUL Chiropractic/Chicoine Chiropractic 1. Ford Chiropractic OKC 2. Dr. Wes Hill – Hill Chiropractic Clinic OKC 3. Dr. Harmony White – Harmony OKC Chiropractic

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon

1. Dr. Angelo Cuzalina – Tulsa Surgical Arts TUL 2. Dr. E. Bradley Garber – E. Bradley TUL Garber Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 3. Dr. Stephen M. Paulsen – Plastic TUL Surgery Associates of Tulsa 1. Dr. Juan Brou – Premier Plastic Surgery OKC and Aesthetics/Dr. Tim R. Love – Dr. Tim R. Love Plastic Surgery 2. Dr. Mike E. Gonce – Gonce OKC Cosmetic Surgery 3. Dr. Derek Shadid – Shadid Plastic Surgery OKC

Dentist

1. Dr. Mike Hinkle – Utica Dental 2. Dr. Matthew Kincaid & Dr. Mike Kincaid – Kincaid Family Dental 3. Dr. Dean Todd/Dr. Michael Engelbrecht/ Dr. Mark Davis – Perfect Smile 1. Dental Depot 2. Dr. Ben Pinkston – Pinkston Dental Care 3. Dr. Clint Pitt – Pitt Family Dentistry

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Dermatologist

1. Dr. Jeff Alexander – Skin Care Institute TUL 2. Tulsa Dermatology Clinic TUL 3. Dr. Lynn Anderson – Midtown TUL Dermatology/Dr. David Minor – Skin Renewal/Center for Dermatology 1. Dr. M. Zann McMahan OKC 2. Dr. Julie Lowe – Lowe Dermatology OKC 3. Dr. Michael D. John – Edmond OKC Dermatology Clinic

Family Physician 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Dr. Joe Reese Dr. Brent W. Laughlin Dr. Gerard McNulty Dr. Robert Stepp Dr. Michael Patrick Olay Dr. Joseph Broome

Health Club/Gym

1. Health Zone at Saint Francis 2. St. John Siegfried Health Club 3. Life Time Fitness/Sky Fitness & Wellbeing/Orangetheory Fitness 1. 10GYM 2. Planet Fitness 3. Gold’s Gym

Health Insurance 1.

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UnitedHealthcare

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2. BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma 3. CommunityCare/GlobalHealth

STATE STATE

Hearing Aid Provider

1. Clear-Tone TUL 2. Miracle-Ear TUL 3. Armstrong Hearing Aid Center/ TUL Gilbert’s Audiology & Hearing Aid Center/ Audiology of Tulsa 1. Hear Again Hearing Aid Lab OKC 2. Audio Recovery OKC 3. Hearts for Hearing OKC

Home Health Service 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Oxford HealthCare Interim HealthCare of Tulsa Visiting Angels Interim Healthcare of Oklahoma City Visiting Angels Choice Healthcare

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

Grace Hospice Saint Francis Hospice Clarehouse/Hospice of Green Country INTEGRIS Hospice House Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Mercy Home Health and Hospice

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Hospital

1. Saint Francis Health System TUL 2. St. John Health System TUL 3. Hillcrest HealthCare System/ TUL Oklahoma State University Medical Center 1. INTEGRIS Health OKC 2. OU Medical Center OKC 3. Mercy Hospital OKC

Medical Spa 1.

Skin Care Institute Medical and Wellness Spa

TUL

2. Utica Square Skin Care/ BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center 3. Emerge Medical Day Spa/ Prime Medical Spa 1. Premier Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics 2. Dr. Tim R. Love Plastic Surgery 3. Bliss Medical Spa

Nursing Home 1. 2. 3. 1.

Saint Simeon’s University Village Inverness Village Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center 2. Grace Living Center 3. Bradford Village

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OB/GYN 1.

2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Dr. Cole Nilson – Tulsa Women’s TUL Health Care Dr. Mary C. Kirk – Mary C. Kirk TUL Obstetrics & Gynecology Dr. Patricia A. Daily – Warren Clinic TUL Obstetrics & Gynecology Dr. Sheila Newcomb – INTEGRIS OKC Dr. Teresa Folger – Lakeside Women’s OKC Hospital (INTEGRIS Network) Dr. Julie Hansen – INTEGRIS OKC Health Edmond

Ophthalmologist

1. Dr. Ryan P. Conley – Triad Eye Institute TUL 2. Dr. Marc Goldberg – The Eye Institute TUL 3. Dr. Dan Langley – EyeCare Associates TUL of Tulsa/Dr. Terry Lawson – Vision Source Tulsa 1. Dean McGee Eye Institute OKC 2. Eye Care Oklahoma OKC 3. Dr. Jeffrey T. Shaver – Epic Vision OKC

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Karen Weidner, R.N. Kristen Rice, M.D. Tracy O’Malley, L.E.

Advanced skin treatments and cosmetic dermatology. 918-712-3223 1325 E 35th Street Suite B

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THANK YOU! Thank you Oklahoma Magazine readers for naming American Fidelity and Bill Cameron

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the Best of the Best!

2018

americanfidelity.com American Fidelity Assurance Company

Ryan P. Conley, D.O.

Mary Anne Ahluwalia, D.O.

Neel M. Kumar, M.D.

Ophthalmologist & Cornea Specialist

Ophthalmologist & Glaucoma Specialist

Ophthalmologist, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Drew Crawford, O.D. | Liz Batchelor, O.D. | Bao-Tran Walton, O.D. | Brian Ayres, O.D. | Beth Walker, O.D. Joni Couch, O.D. | Dawn Pewitt, O.D. | Brett Enyart, O.D.

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Optometrist

1. Dr. Blane Snodgrass TUL 2. Dr. Robert H. Zoellner/ TUL Dr. Sandra A. Mackey – Mackey Eye Care 3. Dr. Brian Williams – EyeCare TUL Associates of Tulsa/ Dr. Denise Roddy – Advanced Eye Care 1. Dr. Robert E. Cooper OKC 2. Dick Story Optical OKC 3. Dr. Anita Le – Elite Eye Care OKC

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

Dr. Anand Patel – The Brace Place Dr. Mark Andregg Cooper Chockley Orthodontics Dr. Peter Kierl – Kierl Orthodontics Dr. Brian Amy – Orthodontic Associates Dr. John Archer – Orthodontic Associates

Rehabilitation/ Sports Medicine Center 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Excel Therapy Physical Rehabilitation Center of Tulsa Tulsa Spine and Rehab McBride Orthopedic Hospital INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Oklahoma Spine, Sports & Rehabilitation

Spa 1.

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2. 3.

Dr. Yogesh Mittal & Dr. Greg Holt – TUL The Orthopaedic Center and CORE Medical Group Dr. Brad Boone, Dr. Ron LaButti, TUL Dr. Bryan Hawkins – Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma Dr. Scott Dunitz – Tulsa Bone and Joint TUL Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute OKC McBride Orthopedic Hospital OKC Dr. Kevin W. Hargrove – OKC Orthopedic Solutions

1.

1. 2. 3.

Spa Southern Hills/ Bella Vita Spa and Salon Jara Herron Medical Spa and Salon Spa Lux/Prime Medical Spa/ Classic Skin of Tulsa Eden Salon and Spa Sweet Mimosa Day Spa Bella Strada Salon and Spa Suites

Orthopedic Surgeon

Therapist/Counselor

2.

2. 3.

1.

3. 1. 2. 3.

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

Walgreens Economy Pharmacy CVS Pharmacy Walgreens CVS Pharmacy Don Coody Pharmacy

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Chris Giles, M.S. – Christian TUL Family Institute Cornerstone Christian Counseling TUL Chris King Counseling/ TUL Amy Kesner, Ph.D. – Recovery in Oklahoma Becky Wahkinney, Ph.D. OKC Todd A. Ephraim, Ph.D. OKC Kristy M. Mitchell, LPC OKC

Weight Loss/ Weight Management Clinic

1. BA Med Spa and Weight Loss Center 2. Weight Watchers 3. Ideal Image – The Advanced MedSpa/ LOKL Nutrition 1. Weight Watchers 2. The Steelman Clinic 3. The Broadway Clinic

Workout Studio 1.

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Pure Barre/Barre3

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2. SALT Yoga TUL 3. The Yoga Room/Total Pilates of Tulsa/ TUL Zen Body Yoga and Wellness 1. Barre3 OKC 2. Body Mind Yoga OKC 3. Soul Yoga OKC

SHOPPING Antique Shop 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Windsor Market The Market at Walnut Creek Griffin Interiors Mockingbird Manor Antiques & More Decades Revisited Lavender Antiques

Bicycle Shop 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Phat Tire Bike Shop T-Town Bicycles Bicycles of Tulsa Al’s Bicycles Schlegel Bicycles Melonbike

Boat/RV/ATV Dealer

1. Wade’s RV 2. Bob Hurley RV/Dave’s Claremore RV 3. Camping World/Blackbeard Marine/ Ugly John’s Custom Boats 1. Leisure Time RV 2. Cabela’s 3. Norris Marine

Car Dealer

1. Don Thornton Automotive Group 2. Don Carlton Honda/BMW of Tulsa 3. Jim Norton Toyota/Jackie Cooper Imports/Jim Glover Auto Family 1. Jackie Cooper BMW 2. Bob Howard Auto Group

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Children’s Clothing Store 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Dillard’s Kathleen’s Kids Old Navy/Lolly Garden Dillard’s Once Upon A Child The Children’s Place

Department Store 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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

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Eyeglass Store 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Visions Unique Eyewear Hicks Brunson Eyewear Empire Optical Eyemart Express LensCrafters Dick Story Optical

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Fine Jewelry Store 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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

Gift Store 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Grocery Store/Market

1. Whole Foods Market/Trader Joe’s 2. Reasor’s 3. The Fresh Market/ Sprouts Farmers Market 1. Crest Foods 2. Uptown Grocery Co. 3. Whole Foods Market/ Sprouts Farmers Market

Men’s Boutique 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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

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Pet/Pet Supply Store 1. PetSmart 2. Petco 3. Southern Agriculture/ A1 Pet Emporium

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Shopping Mall/Center 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Travers Mahan Abersons/Saxon Judd The Pinpoint Resource Mr. Ooley’s S.J. Haggard and Co. Q Clothier/Gil’s Clothing and Denim Bar

Men’s Shoe Store 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Sporting Goods/Outdoor Store

3. Lake Hefner Golf Club

1. Dick’s Sporting Goods/Bass Pro Shops STATE 2. Academy Sports + Outdoors STATE 3. Lululemon/ STATE Fleet Feet Sports TUL

Wine/Liquor Store

1. Old Village Wine & Spirits TUL 2. Ranch Acres Wine and Spirits/ TUL Parkhills Warehouse Liquors & Wine 3. Primo’s Wine & Spirits TUL 1. The Wild Turkey Finer Wines & Spirits OKC 2. Byron’s Liquor Warehouse OKC 3. Smithcot Liquor OKC

Women’s Boutique 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Abersons Donna’s Fashions The Denim Chateau Gordon Stuart Liberte CK and Co.

Women’s Shoe Store 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Saks Fifth Avenue Abersons Marmi Shoes/J. Cole Shoes Balliets Gordon Stuart Dillard’s

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ENTERTAINMENT 18 Holes

1. Southern Hills Country Club TUL 2. Cherokee Hills Golf Course/Forest TUL Ridge Golf Club/The Golf Club of Oklahoma 3. Cedar Ridge Country Club/Battle Creek TUL Golf Club/The Club at Indian Springs 1. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club OKC 2. Gaillardia Golf and Country Club OKC

Art Gallery 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

M.A. Doran Gallery Royce Myers Art Ltd. Joseph Gierek Fine Art JRB Art at the Elms [Artspace] at Untitled The Howell Gallery of Fine Art

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

Hodges Bend Valkyrie Trey’s Bar and Grill/McNellie’s Pub O Bar Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar Lumpy’s Sports Grill

Casino

1. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa 2. River Spirit Casino Resort 3. Osage Casino/ Downstream Casino Resort 1. Choctaw Casino and Resort Durant 2. Riverwind Casino 3. Grand Casino Hotel and Resort/ WinStar World Casino and Resort

Cinema/Movie Theater 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Warren Theatre Broken Arrow 18 Circle Cinema Cinemark Tulsa Warren Theatre Moore 17 & IMAX AMC Penn Square Mall 10 Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16

Concert Venue 1. 2. 3. 1.

BOK Center Cain’s Ballroom Brady Theater Chesapeake Energy Arena

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2. The Zoo Amphitheatre 3. Civic Center Music Hall

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Family Night Out

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Happy Hour

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Tulsa Drillers Baseball Game FlyingTee/Main Event Entertainment Tulsa’s Incredible Pizza Company Oklahoma City Thunder Game Main Event Entertainment Topgolf in the raw R Bar & Grill The Wine Loft Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar Henry Hudson’s Pub Lumpy’s Sports Grill

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

Local Festival 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa International Mayfest Red Earth Festival Paseo Arts Festival DeadCENTER Film Festival

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Local TV Station 1. KJRH, Channel 2 2. KOTV, Channel 6 3. KTUL, Channel 8

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1. KOCO, Channel 5 2. KFOR, Channel 4 3. KWTV, Channel 9

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Museum 

1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

Philbrook Museum of Art Gilcrease Museum Tulsa Air and Space Museum Oklahoma City Museum of Art National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum 3. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art/ Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

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

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Place to See and Be Seen 1. Utica Square 2. Guthrie Green 3. First Friday Art Crawl/ RiverWalk Crossing 1. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2. Vast 3. Paseo Arts District

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Pub/Brewery 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

McNellie’s Pub Marshall Brewing Company Prairie Brewpub Bricktown Brewery Republic Gastropub COOP Ale Works

Stop on the Radio Dial 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

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Wedding or Party Venue

1. The Mayo Hotel 2. Dresser Mansion 3. Tulsa Garden Center/ Tulsa Botanic Garden/Spain Ranch 1. Devon Boathouse/ Myriad Botanical Gardens 2. Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center/Southwind Hills 3. Oklahoma City Zoo – Salt & Surrey Catering/Big Creek Events/Remington Park Racing & Casino

Winery 1. 2. 1. 2. 3.

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DINING Asian 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Ri Le’s KEO Lanna Thai/P.F. Chang’s Sushi Neko Grand House Asian Bistro Szechuan Bistro

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

Merritt’s Bakery Queenie’s Cafe and Bakery Felini’s La Baguette Bistro Cuppies & Joe/N D Foods Cafe 501/ButterSweet Cakes/ Big Sky Bread Company

Barbecue Restaurant

1. Burn Co. Barbecue/Rib Crib 2. Elmer’s BBQ/Albert G’s Bar-B-Q/ Billy Sims Barbecue 3. Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue 1. Earl’s Rib Palace 2. Swadley’s World Famous Bar-B-Q 3. Iron Star Urban Barbeque

Breakfast

1. Brookside by Day/Phill’s Diner 2. Old School Bagel Cafe/ Tally’s Good Food Cafe 3. The Wild Fork/Savoy 1. First Watch 2. Classen Grill 3. Neighborhood JA.M.

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Burger 1.

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Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili/ TUL Billy’s on the Square Freddy’s Frozen Custard & TUL Steakburgers Trey’s Bar and Grill/Growler USA/ TUL Fat Guy’s Burger Bar Tucker’s Onion Burgers OKC The Garage OKC S&B’s Burger Joint/ OKC Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Coffee Shop

1. Chimera Cafe 2. Mecca Coffee Company/ DoubleShot Coffee Company 3. Shades of Brown/Cirque Coffee Roasters/Topeca Coffee Roasters 1. Starbucks 2. Perk Place Cafe 3. The Red Cup/Coffee Slingers Roasters/ All About Cha

Deli/Sandwich Shop 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

PJ’s Sandwich Shoppe/Felini’s Jason’s Deli Bill and Ruth’s/Jimmy John’s N D Foods Perk Place Cafe Someplace Else A Deli & Bakery

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

Glacier Confection The Cheesecake Factory Michael V’s Vast Redrock Canyon/ButterSweet Cakes Cuppies & Joe/Cheever’s Cafe

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

Phill’s Diner/Tally’s Good Food Cafe Dilly Diner Savoy Sunnyside Diner Good Gravy Diner The Diner

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Fast Food

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

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The Summit Club Polo Grill/Palace Cafe/Stonehorse Cafe Juniper Vast/Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse Hefner Grill/Viceroy Grille

Food Truck 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

MooChewSooey BBQ Lone Wolf Banh Mi El Somborsito Big Truck Tacos Flavor Train Crepes N Tater Cakes/ I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care

Ice Cream

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

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

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Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano/Biga Dalesandro’s Italian Cuisine Villa Ravenna/Tucci’s Stella Modern Italian Cuisine Tommy’s Italian American Grill Gabriella’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria

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Margarita

1. Mi Cocina TUL 2. Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina/ TUL Cafe Ole 3. El Maguey Mexican Restaurant TUL 1. Iguana Mexican Grill OKC 2. Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen OKC 3. Poblano Grill OKC

Mexican

1. Mi Cocina 2. El Guapo’s Cantina/ Elote Cafe and Catering 3. Ted’s Cafe Escondido/ Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina 1. Iguana Mexican Grill 2. Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen 3. Ted’s Cafe Escondido/San Marcos

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Outside Dining 1.

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Mi Cocina/Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina Redrock Canyon Grill Blue Rose Cafe Redrock Canyon Grill Museum Cafe Bleu Garten

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

Andolini’s Pizzeria/Mazzio’s Hideaway Pizza/Prairie Fire Pie Upper Crust Pizza Hideaway Pizza Upper Crust Pizza Empire Slice House/Marco’s Pizza

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Jason’s Deli/Salata Charleston’s Restaurant Coolgreens Cafe 501

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

Mi Cocina El Maguey Mexican Restaurant/Cafe Ole Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina Ted’s Cafe Escondido Poblano Grill Iguana Mexican Grill/Green Chili Kitchen

Seafood

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

Steakhouse 1.

2. 3. 1. 2. 3.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar/Ruth’s Chris Steak House Mahogany Prime Steakhouse/ Prhyme Downtown Steakhouse Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steak House/ Bull in the Alley Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse/ Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Boulevard Steakhouse/ Red PrimeSteak The Ranch Steakhouse/Junior’s/ Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Stylish New Restaurant 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

Bird and Bottle Nola’s Creole & Cocktails Jane’s Delicatessen Bar Arbolada Neighborhood JA.M./ Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails 3. The Press/Buttermilk Paseo

Salad

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Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant 1. Chimera Cafe 2. Ediblend Superfood Cafe 3. Zoe’s Kitchen/ Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar 1. Coolgreens 2. The Red Cup/Picasso Cafe 3. Earth Natural Foods/The Loaded Bowl

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A Tour of

LUXURY HOMES We look at three vastly different residences that reflect the unique tastes of their designers.

Owning a luxury home is arguably the pinnacle of success for many Oklahomans. Impeccable design, high-quality decor, pristine landscaping and exquisite pools are just some of the reasons why these homes provoke awe. Everything is topof-the-line – interiors, appliances, lighting, flooring, wall coverings and amenities – and skilled designers make these homes worthy of daydreams.

THE ENTRY OF THIS HOME BY FREESE ARCHITECTURE IS FRAMED BY LARGE STEEL PLANTERS AND TWIN “SPRITE” SCULPTURES DESIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. PHOTO BY NATHAN HARMON

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MODERN THREE LINKED PAVILIONS MIX ASIAN INFLUENCES WITH PRAIRIE STYLE. The design challenge sounded daunting for Freese Architecture’s principal, Brian L. Freese. His clients – an empty nester couple who love to entertain – asked him to blend Asian and prairie styles to create an impressive new home. The contemporary home features low-pitched roofs – deep overhangs protecting the home from mercurial weather – and large openings of glass that bring nature’s surrounding beauty inside. The house is a series of three square pavilions with pyramid roofs and flat-roofed glass corridors linking them together. Glass at all northwest corners provides views toward a small forest on the 2 ½-acre property. This striking home is set in a traditional upscale neighborhood on the fringe of a city with houses reflecting European architectural influences. Freese says this unique project was perfectly suited to his talents. He decided at age 7 to be an architect. A trip with his parents to Mexico City when he was 10 exposed him to “an amazing Mexican interpretation of international-style architecture.” Memories of the palatial homes he saw on that trip influence his designs. Graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, Freese has pushed the envelope of modern design, evident in this 7,800-square-foot home. A six-car garage with a wash bay enhances the husband’s passion for automobiles and motorcycles. “Correctly orienting the home on the steep slope of the land was one of the main considerations,” says Freese, adding that another challenge was to break down the oversized proportions of the home into smaller components while never forgetting the significant sloping terrain.

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Photos by Nathan Harmon THE BAR ALSO PROVIDES ARCHITECTURAL CEILING INTEREST. CONTEMPORARY PENDANT LIGHTS HANG OVER THE LARGE CENTER ISLAND.

ARCHITECT BRIAN FREESE CAPTURED THE HOME’S NATURAL SETTTINGS IN AS MANY ROOMS AS POSSIBLE FOR HIS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, USING A SERIES OF OPEN, CORNER GLASS WINDOWS TO DIRECT VIEWS TO THE FORESTED AREAS BEYOND.


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In the main pavilion, Freese designed an open floor plan featuring the kitchen, wet bar, and living, dining and entertaining areas; they flow comfortably into each other. The private spaces of the home are in adjacent pavilions, giving the illusion of multiple structures in one. Exposed timber beams and columns with steel connections are fundamental parts of the interior structure and charm. “They are both structural and an important design detail throughout the home, inside and out,” Freese says. Tulsan Susie Woody created the comfortable, casual interior design theme. Charlie Kuehn was the general contractor for this trend-setting project. The interior palette, in construction and furnishing styles, is neutral. Hues of wood, metal and a stunning agate bar countertop in the center of the public space provide a pleasing pop of color and artistic design, enhanced by the family’s art collection. “There are many parts of the home I love, but one of my favorites is the monumental ceiling of the main pavilion with the skylight at the apex,” Freese says. “It is there that guests can fully experience and appreciate the impact of the pyramid roofs.” Freese says he enjoyed working with Clare Ashby, a Tulsa landscape designer, on the exterior. “What I love most about the home is the quality of the natural light that permeates the interiors,” Freese says. “The deep overhangs eliminate direct sunlight from blazing into the house. There is a wonderful quality of filtered light that makes the interiors glow.”

FREESE’S METICULOUS ATTENTION TO MAINTAINING THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEME THROUGHOUT THE HOME IS EVIDENT IN THE UNUSUAL EXTERIOR APPEAL.

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THE SPACIOUS KITCHEN REVEALS THE OPEN FLOOR PLAN, WHICH INVITES EASY ENTERTAINING. LARGE STRUCTURAL TIMBER POSTS AND BEAMS WITH DETAILED STEEL CONNECTIONS DEFINE THE SPACES WITHOUT BEING INTRUSIVE.

LARGE TIMBER BEAMS HANG OVER THE DINING AREA WHILE THE WINDOWS ARE STRATEGICALLY PLACED TO OFFER A VIEW OF NATURE’S WORKS IN PROGRESS.


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SUNLIGHT IS CONTROLLED WITH DEEP OVERHANGS AND TRELLISES THAT DEFINE THIS AREA OF OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING.

DECORATIVE RAILINGS FRAME THE CENTRAL REAR COURTYARD BETWEEN THE THREE PAVILIONS. THEY DEFINE THE BACK OF THE HOME AND LEAD TO THE OUTDOOR POOL AND ENTERTAINING AREA.

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ECLECTIC ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MIX’ IN A COLORFUL FEAST FOR THE EYES.

Walking around the home of Chris Murphy and Ben Stewart in Tulsa’s Bolewood neighborhood is like taking a world tour of interior design. The midcentury home is an artistic collage of their travels to Asia, Europe and South America. Each room in the Murphy-Stewart home reflects how design inspiration is drawn from colors, patterns and texture. Murphy knows the home’s ranch-style facade belies the design surprises that guests discover when they enter. An unusual sculpture on the front lawn is a primary clue. Murphy was familiar with the home because he once assisted its previous owners with their interior design plans. When he and Stewart bought the house in 2014, they designed a neutral backdrop that would enhance their collections from around the world. Together, they created a feast for the eyes. They love living with sculptures, collages, photographs, ceramics and significant items made from glass, marble and silver. “For some people, less is more. But for us, more is more,” Murphy says. “There’s no shyness of color in the house. It’s all about the mix, and each room has its own unique personality.” Adding quirky touches throughout the home was important to this design-oriented couple. The small entry welcomes guests with a white-lacquered chest, a pink Dale Chihuly blown-glass bowl and a 1970s acrylic sculpture. The two living rooms are unusual – one for daytime, one for evening. The day room features large windows overlooking a patio. “It has a Palm Springs look that typifies midcentury design,” Murphy says. The evening living room is designed for elegant entertaining with influences from Peru, Brazil, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Australia and Paris. A mid-century Venetian chandelier hovers over the game table. Leather game chairs provide comfortable seating. “The dining room is a feast of silvers and grays and interesting pieces that have a special history for us,” Murphy says. He calls the dining area “a transitional space.” Murphy is a seasoned cook and loves hosting dinner parties. Chairs designed by Pierre Cardin and Holly Hunt accent the table. Dramatic art dresses the walls. Varied displays of pottery add decorative touches. The kitchen was gutted. Dark, stained, riftcut cabinets now accent the white walls with a backsplash laid in a linear pattern of pale blue, green and white marble.

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A CUSTOM RUG BY EDWARD FIELDS, BRONZE BENCHES BY CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE AND YELLOW HIDE UPHOLSTERY BY KYLE BUNTING, ALONG WITH A WHITE BRONZE GRAPE CLUSTER CENTERPIECE BY ROBERT KUO, GRACE THE FAMILY ROOM.

AT THE OTHER END OF THE NIGHT LIVING ROOM, A VINTAGE VENETIAN TRONCHI CHANDELIER, VINTAGE GAME CHAIRS REDONE IN ROGERS & GOFFIGAN KID LEATHER, AND A GAME TABLE ADD A FUN VIBE.

A WHITE HOLLY HUNT LACQUER ENTRY CHEST IS ACCENTED WITH A DALE CHIHULY GLASS BOWL AND A PAINTING PURCHASED IN INDIA ON THE COUPLE’S ENGAGEMENT TRIP.

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The outside living area of the home is as intriguing as the interior. Murphy calls it a “wonderful living space.” The polished, stainless-steel furnishings are accented by gray-and-white graphic upholstery and colorful pops of color in containers featuring tropicals and succulents, adding texture to the garden scene. Dominating the back lawn is a large, circular fire pit that enhances patio entertaining. What would Murphy do if he altered this haven of dramatic color and design? “There’s always something to do different in any home,” he says. “I’m always evolving. With a client you have to get it right the first time. For me, it’s always fun to see my next project as a proving ground.”

FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN TOWARD THE MASTER SUITE, THE BACK LAWN PATIO FEATURES A LARGER CENTER FIRE PIT – A GREAT CONVERSATION PIECE AT PARTIES.

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TRANSITIONAL AN ARCHITECT RESURRECTS FADED GLORY FROM THE 1920S.

An architect or an interior designer has to be exceptionally inventive and sensitive to period styles to take an aging, 16-room house and give it a fancy new face. At first glance, this home in Tulsa’s Bryn Rose area, near Utica Square, resembled little more than a square box. At least, that’s how Tulsa architect Tim Yardy felt when he first encountered the distressed property. The appearance offered little hope of representing the three R’s of interior design – renovation, renewal and revival – much less the compliment of being called a beautiful, inviting showplace. Yardy chose to see beyond the house’s condition. He focused on an overall revival of every space to give faded glory a new look of sophisticated elegance. Part of Yardy’s design repertoire is based on his being a native Englishman. Growing up in a country that loves its ornate castles and cherishes pomp and circumstance is an inherent part of Yardy’s creativity. Every space in the house inspired his respect for its historical authenticity that could be redesigned for modern times. Such a daunting project was nothing new to Yardy. He had almost completely gutted an older Tulsa property, which he turned into his contemporary home. His personal residence is a striking conversation piece featuring multiple layers of design drama. In this vintage home, Yardy wanted to maintain its stellar 1929 features – the roofline and exquisite, interior crown moulding. Both were significant parts of houses in that era. With sophisticated additions that make a first and lasting impression, Yardy brought the house into the 21st century and gave it the classic, luxurious look that the owner desired. Period architectural details also enhance some of the windows overlooking what Yardy described as “a tight lot. That was one of the numerous challenges, especially building a new pool in a very confined space,” he says. He added floor-to-ceiling glass panels in several areas. These created an unusual, contemporary look overlooking a landscaped back lawn with that modern pool. To complement the subtle, refreshing color palette of crisp whites and soft grays – Yardy’s favorite color theme – he paired contemporary trims with historical details. Those whispers of 1930s design trends assume an upscale, contemporary look.

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The homeowner loves to entertain, and Yardy transformed the basement into an elegant wine cellar and a comfortable movie center. Design surprises include an impressive powder room and a showstopping floating staircase from the main floor. Guests feel pampered in this inviting setting. What was once a derelict property is now a luxurious, comfortable residence for the owner. “She was very involved in this transformation,” Yardy says. “It’s often hard for a homeowner to visualize the end result from a set of plans. Actually, she was blown away.” The homeowner has a sophisticated setting for entertaining guests with her creative flair. These are memorable occasions in a historic home that represents the best of 21st-century design. Yardy should take a bow.

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variety as many establishments put into lunch and dinner. Neighborhood JA.M. serves traditional fare in the morning (the A.M. part of its logo) alongside in-house jams (there’s the J) and preserves. The restaurant evokes a warm, welcoming atmosphere with a gentle, yellow color scheme and low lighting. The breakfast menu includes everything from pancakes to biscuits, some of which have been “elevated,”

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able for them, too. The restaurant runs a full spread of sandwiches, ranging from a Reuben to egg salad, described on the menu as “so good it will take you down Magnolia Lane.” The most popular item is the “Hot Jam Biscuit,” made from scratch with a fried chicken breast, bacon, an egg and cheddar cheese, all topped with jalapeno-peach jam. The various textures and tastes make the dish more than the sum of its individual parts – especially the jam. The jalapeno-peach is one of five jams, along with apple butter, made in-house. The concoction isn’t as spicy as it might sound, Kraft says. “Peach doesn’t taste as bright after you preserve it,” he says. “We wanted to do something that’s a little lighter, add some jalapeno to add some more flavor.” As a brunch restaurant, JA.M. serves alcohol alongside coffee, juice and soda. The mimosas, in particular, come highly recommended. For Kraft, Neighborhood JA.M. represents the fruition of a long-time goal that began after he spent time in Oxford, Mississippi. “There was a lot of good breakfast places,” he said. “At that time in Oklahoma, there wasn’t anyone doing what people were doing there. There wasn’t really a real brunch restaurant. That was kind of my dream.” That dream has expanded. In addition to the opening of a second store (in Norman), Neighborhood JA.M. has a community event called Breakfast with Benefits, during which the restaurant has dinner hours on the first Friday of every month. Twenty percent of sales go to a local school or nonprofit. “Neighborhood JA.M. believes that the community should come first,” says chief

operating officer Hank Kraft, Michael’s father. “We have been overwhelmed by the welcoming response from the Oklahoma City community since opening. We are excited about bringing JA.M. to Norman.” The Edmond store, at Northwest 150th Street and North Pennsylvania Avenue, is frequently packed with customers. Its website recommends downloading the “No Wait” app to help. CHESLEY OXENDINE

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have one for Tally’s.” That’s James Alame talking. A few years ago, if you were one of those fortunate few whom big brokerages refer to as ultra-high net worth individuals, he might have been your financial adviser at Morgan Stanley. Now he runs a family diner. “I wanted to own a business, and I grew up spending a lot of time in Tally’s,” he says of the joint on 11th Street, part of Route 66. Yes, his father is Tally Alame, perhaps the best-loved diner owner in Tulsa history. “All my happiest times with my dad were at Tally’s,” Alame says. “And then I saw the perfect spot for a restaurant.” It was two years from buying that spot until opening, two years of hard work. Alame didn’t hire a general contractor; he did it himself. He and his mother were the architects. “The building was dark with little rooms,” he says. “We lifted the ceiling and opened it up to make one big space. I wanted a 1950s diner, but I wanted vibrant, modern, flashy.” Sometimes in the early evening, you can see father and son sitting side-byside at the counter. When they’re not in the front of the house, bright-eyed,

bubbly servers guide you through the menu. It’s as if someone has taken every comfort food favorite you could possibly think of and packed them together in one place. Meanwhile, nearby tables fill up. At one is a bunch of older men and women from a nearby car lot. At another is a bunch of laughing guys and ladies, their T-shirts adorned with the names of football players. The food comes. “Oh, that’s just how my grandma made it,” someone says excitedly. That’s the fried catfish. The chicken-fried steak, highlighted in red on the menu as “arguably the best on Route 66,” just might deserve the accolade. The beef and sausage patty, called Tally’s Hamburger Heaven, overflows with braised onions and melted cheese. Tally rushes in. He’s friendly, wiry, full of energy, a lot like the actor Alan Arkin. “Oh, that traffic. I just got here from Owasso,” he says. “I’m looking for houses. My wife has nine huskies; we need a lot of land. You saw my son? Oh, he’s wonderful. A little shy, though. You’ve already eaten? Well, you can’t leave without a cinnamon roll.” And he runs to the kitchen and returns with one as big as your head. BRIAN SCHWARTZ

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oth a variety of works from Oklahoma artist T.C. Cannon and a collection of photographs from Blake Little come to the Gilcrease Museum in July. Cannon, a Lawton native and one of the best known Native American artists of the 20th century, lived a short but prolific life, dying at age 31. His paintings, paper pieces, recordings and poetry come to the museum in the first major traveling exhibition of his work since 1990; these pieces, on a variety of mediums, explore his American Indian heritage, the political climate of the 1960s and 1970s, his experiences as a Vietnam War veteran and, in general, his multi-faceted identity as an American. “While Gilcrease holds many historical examples of Native American painting, we are now beginning to show modern and contemporary work

as well,” says Laura Fry, senior curator for Gilcrease. “T.C. Cannon’s brilliant paintings challenge long-held stereotypes about Native cultures and show that ‘Native artwork’ is not limited to any specific media or style.” Artistic and musical influences abound in Cannon’s works – noted inspirations include Van Gogh, Matisse and Rauschenberg, along with Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. The show, entitled T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America, opens July 14 and runs until Oct. 7. You can also explore the undiscovered world of the national gay rodeo circuit in a collection of photographs entitled Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo. The show seeks to expand and even redefine the idea of what – exactly – a cowboy can be. “The Gilcrease collection includes some of the best-known artworks of

the American West, including 19thcentury imagery of rugged cowboys that inspired more than a century of western film and pop culture,” Fry says. “But this narrow depiction of masculinity does not present the full spectrum of western history and culture. Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo expands perceptions of identity in the American West, showing how the gay rodeo provides a community for LGTBQ individuals and their families to celebrate their full identities as westerners.” The exhibition includes 41 photos, all black and white, taken between 1988 and 1992; viewers can explore the lives of the many participants during that fascinating period of time in the American West. The show runs July 7-Nov. 25. Visit gilcrease.org for details. MARY WILLA ALLEN

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Celebrate Independence Day in Oklahoma at a bevy of family-centric events throughout Fourth of July week, with food, friends and of course, lots and lots of fireworks. In Tulsa, try Rockets over Rhema (rocketsoverrhema.com) at Rhema Bible Church on July 1 from 5 to 11 p.m. The evening includes inflatables, a car show, concessions and a fireworks display at sundown. Boomfest at Riverwalk (riverwalktulsa.com) July 4 is an all-day extravaganza with live music, cocktails, mariachi bands and helicopters rides, concluding with a fireworks display shot off the Jenks Bridge at 9:45 p.m. Join Signature Symphony on July 3 for 4th on the 3rd at 7:30 p.m. for a musical tribute to the armed forces at the VanTrease PACE, or visit River West Festival Park on July 4 for music, food and fun from 5 to 10 p.m. OKC offers up Red, White and Boom (okcphil.org) courtesy the OKC Philharmonic; this July 3 event runs at the State Fair Park with a concert accompanied by a dazzling fireworks display. For a more active holiday, visit RiverSport Adventures for the OKC 4th Fest (riversportokc.org), which

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offers up whitewater rafting, beer specials, yard games and live music all day (and night) long. Others can mosey to Edmond for LiberyFest (libertyfest.org), a two-week long, citywide celebration that offers up everything from a rodeo to concerts, fireworks and pageants concluding on Fourth of July. For those gunning for a holiday on the water, Grand Lake offers up a host of displays – a highlight is the Duck Creek Fireworks Display (grandlakeliving.com), which runs from 8 to 11 p.m. on the holiday with flyovers, warbirds and a beautiful fireworks finale.

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TULSA ARTS DISTRICT This year-round, monthly event features all of the galleries, studios, museums and part-time galleries of various shops opening their doors.

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DOROTHY July 24 CAIN’S BALLROOM

LA-based Dorothy swings into Tulsa for one night only. cainsballroom.com

SUMMER’S FIFTH NIGHT PRESENTS: MARY COGAN July 26

central to Underwood’s practice. 108contemporary.org

LIFTING THE LANDSCAPE: CHRISTOPHER CURTIS

Through Aug 26

TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN

The work of renowned artist Christopher Curtis is featured at the garden’s first sculpture exhibit. tulsabotanic.org

INNOVATIVE IMPRESSIONS Through Sept 9

PHILBROOK Innovative

Impressions explores an under-studied aspect of three impressionists’ careers: their groundbreaking prints and the techniques they developed through collaboration and experimentation. philbrook.org

EXPLORING THE BIG TRAIL Through Dec 31

GILCREASE What to do

with a recent donation of one-of-a-kind photographs? How about turning them into an exhibition? That’s exactly what guests see in Exploring The Big Trail. gilcrease.org

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT II: UNEXPECTED VIEWS OF GILCREASE MUSEUM Through Dec 31 GILCREASE The works

presented in Hidden in Plain Sight II make obvious that photography, regardless of technology, is about bringing light to thoughtful compositions to create moving and inspirational art. gilcrease.org

SPORTS TULSA HOLIDAY CIRCUIT

country duo Sugarland returns to BOK Center with their highly anticipated Still the Same 2018 tour. tbokcenter.com

HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO Country star Hank

Beginning with their first LP Everything All The Time, Band of Horses has been a mainstay of indie rock for a decade with four studio albums in total. cainsballroom.com

FLUTTER Through July 14 PHILBROOK Butterflies

band weighing in with toughminded sentiments that seem alternately confrontational, compassionate and cautionary.

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THUNDER YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP July 17 CASCIA HALL PREPARATORY SCHOOL

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Camp participants are instructed on technical fundamentals, taking part in development drills to improve skill sets within defense, ball handling, shooting, layups and more. nba.com/thunder

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COMMUNITY ROCKETS OVER RHEMA

July 1

RHEMA BIBLE CHURCH An unforgettable Fourth of July celebration hosted by Rhema Bible Church ignites.

Society promotes interest in collecting rocks, minerals, fossils and artifacts, working with the lapidary arts and sharing knowledge about the earth sciences.

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COMMUNITY DANCE LESSONS July 1-29 THE CLUBHOUSE ON MEMORIAL Dance lessons

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SENIOR SAFETY AND LIFESTYLE FAIR July 24 EXPO SQUARE Come join

in a variety of styles are held every Sunday. Your first lesson is free.

Tokyo in Tulsa hosts over 300 hours of programming for anime, gaming, Japanese and Tulsa culture, art, writing, music and shopping.

SECOND SATURDAY ARCHITECTURE TOUR July 14

633 S. BOSTON AVE. Each month, the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture offers popular walking tours highlighting some of Downtown Tulsa’s architectural treasures. tulsaarchitecture.org/tours

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TULSA FAIRGROUNDS

Indoor exhibits, livestock shows and plenty of family fun await at the Tulsa County Free Fair. oces.tulsacounty.org July 20-22

hundreds of exciting new RVs from Tulsa’s top RV dealers going head to head for your business. exposquare.com

LIFE Senior Services and Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit for the Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair.

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HOME AND GARDEN EXPO OF OKLAHOMA July 27-29 EXPO SQUARE Over the three show days, around 20,000 qualified buyers visit, committed to finding ideas and answers to their home and garden questions.

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IN OKC PERFORMANCES LYRIC THEATRE PRESENTS: FREAKY FRIDAY Through July 1

CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL Lyric Theatre is proud to present a hysterical, new musical adaptation of the beloved film. lyrictheatreokc.com

OKLAHOMA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK PRESENTS: THE REVOLUTIONISTS July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21

SHAKESPEARE ON PASEO

Enjoy this brutal, comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. oklahomashakespeare.com

LYRIC THEATRE PRESENTS: HELLO, DOLLY! July 10-15 CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL Lyric Theatre celebrates the iconic, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! with a lavish, new production. lyrictheatreokc.com

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SPORTS

Arabian Nights

The Arabian Horse Youth Nationals once again gallop into OKC. During the July 21-28 event, youth competitors and their equine counterparts from around the globe showcase the talents they’ve honed all season long. “Youth Nationals is a very exciting event for all,” says Mikayla Boge, director of marketing for the Arabian Horse Association. “It is a time for our Arabian horse youth riders to show off all of their work and skills.” But not every rider can compete – the process to qualify requires time and dedication, says Boge. “The qualifying process consists of showing at various Arabian horse shows to earn qualifying points or placings,” she says. “The youth exhibitors range from very young lead-line riders, typi-

cally around age 4 or 5, to 19-year-olds.” Along with watching the many competitors ride, spectators can enjoy a shopping expo, tours of the arena, kids’ activities and the opportunity to see an Arabian horse up close. The event takes place at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, inside the Jim Norick Arena. For a full schedule, visit arabianhorses.org

PERFORMANCE

Celebrity Attractions – which brings the show to Oklahoma – says this performance has become an integral part of summer in the city. “1964 … The Tribute is a Tulsa tradition,” says Dotson. “This will be our 32nd presentation of the show in Tulsa, and every year the crowds are so enthusiastic. 1964 does such a great job at being truly authentic to the look and the sound – it takes everyone right back to that era to relive the music and the magic of the Beatles.” The show takes place at the Tulsa PAC and begins at 8 p.m. July 20. For tickets, visit celebrityattractions.com.

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TULSA ROUGHNECKS VS. FRESNO FC July 28 ONEOK FIELD The Tulsa

A sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise where, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island she last visited 20 years ago. lyrictheatreokc.com

GEORGE LOPEZ AND DL HUGHLEY July 28 RIVERWIND CASINO, NORMAN See two comedy

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DEEP DEUCE SESSIONS

July 28

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PIXIES WITH THE WOMBATS July 1 THE JONES ASSEMBLY

Alternative rockers the Pixies take the stage with the Wombats. thejonesassembly.com

TWILIGHT CONCERTS ON THE GREAT LAWN July 1-29 MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS The Arts Council of OKC encourages attendees to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics and enjoy a weekly concert series.

then see the Eli Young Band perform live. frontiercity.com

CITIZEN July 7 89TH STREET OKC See

rock band Citizen in concert.

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FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK July 6 PASEO DISTRICT Art

opening receptions showcase the new work of the gallery/ studio owners or the work of guest artists. thepaseo.org

BEST IN SHOW July 12-Aug 5 DNA GALLERIES Voted Best 

in Show from our Oklahoma Inspired group show, this exhibition features the work of Colby Bowers, Erin Curry and Holly Wood. dnagalleries.com

THE 46TH ANNUAL PRIX DE WEST INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION AND SALE Through Aug 5

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See crooner Lee Brice at the Diamond Ballroom.

DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES + TRAIN July 22 CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA Legendary duo

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

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CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA In their first tour

JOSH TURNER July 27 RIVERWIND CASINO, NORMAN Multi-platinum

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July 14

since 2000, founding members of the Smashing Pumpkins reunite for the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour.

Hall and Oates hit the road with special guest, Train.

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MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. riverwind.com

LANGHORNE SLIM AND THE LOST AT LAST BAND July 18 TOWER THEATRE See two

WHEELER SUMMER MUSIC SERIES July 27 WHEELER FERRIS WHEEL

powerhouse groups take the stage together in OKC. towertheatreokc.com

SEETHER July 18 DIAMOND BALLROOM

ART

Museum hosts a prestigious invitational art exhibit of more than 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation.

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THE ART OF OKLAHOMA Through Sept 2

OKCMOA The Art of

Oklahoma celebrates the museum’s outstanding and diverse collection of art created by or about Oklahomans. okcmoa.com

ISABELLE DE BORCHGRAVE: FASHIONING ART FROM PAPER

Enjoy live music from Beau Jennings, Vonna Pearl and Lunar Laugh. wheelerdistrict.com

costumes of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave.

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IN THE PRINCIPLES OFFICE: TOM RYAN THE ART STUDENT Through Nov 11 NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM Step into the classroom with Ryan as he takes General Illustration with famed teacher Frank Reilly. nationalcowboymuseum.org

THE NEW ART: A MILESTONE COLLECTION FIFTY YEARS LATER Through Dec 30

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NRHA DERBY Through July 1 STATE FAIR PARK See

as people line the runway to cheer on some of Oklahoma’s top cyclists.

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equine enthusiasts battle it out in the National Reining Horse Association. okstatefair.com

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OKLAHOMA CITY FC VS. FORTUNA TULSA July 2 NORMAN NORTH See two

July 4-8, 16-19, 24-30

WHEELER DISTRICT The

Wheeler Crit provides an exciting weeknight outing for families across the community

SUMMER CLASSIC DOG OLYMPICS Through July 1 STATE FAIR PARK See a bevy of canines compete

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with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours.

Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper features the life-size, trompe l’œil paper

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Alternative band Hawthorne Heights hits the stage.

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23RD ANNUAL NORMAN CONQUEST July 14 JD MCCARTY CENTER

OKLAHOMA CITY DODGERS BASEBALL GAMES

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Honoring Woody

Held between July 11 and July 15, the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is a must-visit for music lovers of all ages – especially fans of the beloved musician for which the event was named. Always hosted close to the date of Guthrie’s birth, July 14, the festival is held not in Guthrie, but in the musician’s hometown of Okemah. It has been a summer tradition since 1998, with the approval and involvement of Guthrie’s children, Arlo and Nora. This year’s festival kicks off with a special benefit presentation of Joel Rafael with John Trudell’s Bad Dog at 8 p.m. July 11, at the historic Crystal Theatre. The festival continues each day with both local and nationallyknown performers such as the Turnpike

Troubadours, Red Dirt Rangers, Jason Mraz and John Fullbright. The festival wraps with a fundraising concert featuring the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival All-Star House Band to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (Huntington’s disease is a hereditary disorder that both Guthrie and his mother inherited). Get ticket prices, the full schedule and a list of all performers at woodyfest.com.

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DANCING IN THE GARDENS July 7

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MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Watch a classic sports film under the stars at Myriad Botanical Garden.

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SONIC SUMMER MOVIE: THE MUPPET MOVIE July 25 MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Enjoy a family-friendly movie with the OKC community.

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FIESTA FRIDAY July 27 CALLE DOS CINCO Come

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SONIC SUMMER MOVIE: SPACE JAM July 18

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STATE FAIR PARK Enjoy a comic book convention with other OKC residents. okstatefair.com

NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY CELEBRATION

July 28

NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM This event,

open to the public, includes activities for families to find their West at the museum, such as learning to rope a steer, creating stick-horses, bandanna activities and more.

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AROUND THE STATE PERFORMANCES

SHREK JR. THE MUSICAL

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OCTA FEST July 20-21 OKLAHOMA COMMUNITY THEATRE ASSOCIATION

PHOTOS COURTESY ZOO AMPHITHEATER

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CONCERT

TUNES AT THE ZOO The OKC Zoo Amphitheater’s July concert schedule is as sizzling as the summer heat. The month of music kicks off at 6:30 p.m. July 2 with Kesha on her Rainbow Tour. She is famed for such hits as “Tik Tok” and “Timber.” Alternative rockers Paramore are next up, bringing their After Laughter Summer Tour to the amphitheater at 5:30 p.m. July 8. Fans of rock ’n’ roll will be pleased to see Thirty Seconds to Mars at 5 p.m. July 12, with a bevy of special guests

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CHILDRENS MUSICAL THEATRE PRESENTS: THE LITTLE MERMAID July 12-15 BARTLESVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER The beloved tale of Ariel and her underwater friends comes to life in Bartlesville.

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OKLAHOMA SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL PRESENTS: BIG RIVER July 13-15 SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE

OCTA Fest (Oklahoma Community Theatre Association Festival) provides an opportunity for theaters to present their best artistic productions to the state. oktheatre.org

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN July 20-22, 26-28

GASLIGHT THEATRE, ENID The electrifying

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FORT SMITH (ARK.) REGIONAL ART MUSEUM

together three dozen of Georgia O’Keeffe’s works, alongside works by a select group of contemporary artists.

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THE GARDEN Through Oct 8 CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, BENTONVILLE, ARK.

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Tulsa’s showcase for art house movies has a weeklong celebration, including two Oklahoma-based documentaries.

Around Town

It’s hard to believe, but Tulsa’s Circle Cinema – for many years the standard bearer for art films in Okahoma – celebrates its 90th birthday this month. Join the theater for a glut of celebrations July 8-15. Front and center – as they should be – are the films, and the Circle is showing a number of them, old and new, with a special focus on movies related to Oklahoma. Two new documentaries are on tap: Tulsa mainstay Vern Stefanic’s Rock Stars: Women in Petroleum, and the latest from Brad Beesley, director of the great Okie Noodling, called Fathers of Football about the town of Wagoner. As a part of the week, the cinema’s monthly silent film (with live organ accompaniment) is 1927’s The Gaucho, a Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler and the second film ever to play at the Circle. Many other films and special events are scheduled, so be sure to check Circle Cinema’s website for details.

At Home

Any short list of the greatest living American film directors must include Steven Soderbergh. Best known for the Ocean’s trilogy, he has trained his stylish eye on everything from period dramas (King of the Hill) to psychological thrillers (Side Effects). His debut film, sex, lies, and videotape, is one of the most significant U.S. films of the past half-century. It’s often considered the inauguration of the American independent film scene. This month, the Criterion Collection re-releases this dark, biting comedy

with all the usual bells and whistles that the premium distributor attaches, including multiple interviews with Soderbergh, and stars James Spader and Andie McDowell.

In Theaters

July often features some of the juiciest cuts of the blockbuster season, coming as it does after the warmup of late spring, but before the island of misfit toys that often gets dumped in theaters in August. This year definitely offers some choice selections, including Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to one of Marvel’s lightest, most purely fun films to date. Star Paul Rudd returns, with his effortless charm in tow, as thief-cumsuperhero Scott Lang. Also back is director Peyton Reed, who should supply a good dose of levity and spontaneous fun alongside the action. The real gem of the month should come right at the end, with the release of the sixth Mission Impossible film, subtitled Fallout. At this point, the Tom Cruise franchise has become a well-oiled machine, but its slickness never takes away from the fun. Many (myself included) feel that the previous two films have been the strongest in the series. It’s slightly disappointing that Rogue Nation’s Christopher McQuarrie is repeating his directing duties (every previous entry has featured a different director, meaning the films’ styles have varied widely), but his work on the last film was impeccable. Even better, breakout co-star Rebecca Ferguson reprises her role as the hard-hitting Ilsa Faust. ASHER GELZER-GOVATOS


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CLOSING THOUGHTS

David Finer

David Finer is the CEO of Fabricut, a Tulsa company distributing decorative home furnishings to the interior design trade. He joined with eight other entrepreneurs to create Tulsa Tomorrow, a relatively new nonprofit trying to draw young professionals to the city through cultural and business opportunities. The group shows off Greater Tulsa’s arts, music, accessibility, lifestyle and low cost of living. We caught up with Finer and got his thoughts on …

… Tulsa Tomorrow’s purpose.

At its inception, a group of us in the Jewish community in Tulsa recognized that our Jewish population was shrinking, just at a time when so many dynamic positive things are happening in our Tulsa community. Our efforts are targeted at showcasing all of the beauty and opportunity in our city, and marketing Tulsa to folks who might consider relocating here. We had such positive comments about our efforts that we have happily expanded beyond the Jewish community.

In November, 57 young professionals from all backgrounds and faiths visited Tulsa for a weekend. None of them (except two) had ever been here or ever had any intention of visiting. Most were from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Over three days, with an intense schedule, they saw much of Tulsa, spoke to civic leaders about the opportunities and challenges here, had a think-tank workshop with local entrepreneurs, and enjoyed wonderful meals and social time together.

than a few constructive criticisms regarding a few parts of the schedule, we know we hit it out of the park. Everyone was favorably impressed, and Tulsa quickly became part of their respective social media chatter. Two have moved here, another six or eight have come back for second visits, and another 10 are planning to come here to take another look. This all has generated interest from others who have contacted us. There are plans to have other weekends like this in the future.

… their responses.

… highlights of the visitors’ tour.

The feedback from the weekend was outstanding. We sent a detailed survey and, other

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They spent time on Brookside, in the Arts District and at Philbrook. They went on a

real-estate tour and received an informational lecture about the Gathering Place. Mayor G.T. Bynum was kind enough to address them one morning and his staff spoke to some of the challenges and opportunities regarding the diversity of our community. Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist had a lunch-and-learn with them regarding our public education.

… what’s next.

We house two funds at the Tulsa Community Foundation. The donors are individuals and foundations, and all are excited about the prospects for bringing more people here.

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