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As the mayor of this beautiful city and as a native Tulsan, I invite you to enjoy my hometown. Whether you’re just visiting or you already live here, there’s something for everyone. For over 30 years, Preview magazine has been offering Tulsans and/or its visitors this comprehensive guide about everything from area restaurants to local attractions, events, tourist destinations, lifestyles, lodging and one-of-a-kind extraordinary shopping venues.
our city’s baseball team — the Tulsa Drillers — has proven to be one of the major players in the revitalization of downtown along with the Philbrook Downtown and the Woody Guthrie Center. These new developments mesh well with already established entertainment venues such as Cain’s Ballroom, Brady Theater and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, Tulsa offers plenty of exciting opportunities for outdoor fun and recreation. Take a stroll down the scenic paths winding along the Arkansas River and take in the beauty of our famed River Parks. If you’re looking for more of a wild time, then head over to “America’s Favorite Zoo” and tour the Tulsa Zoo, our city-owned gem that’s located in Mohawk Park. It’s truly a great experience for the whole family.
No matter where you turn, Tulsa offers great restaurants — everything from barbecue to sushi — tons of unique shopping venues, world-class museums, and entertainment options that are second to none. Tulsa is well known for its art, music and culture. It is home to world-class ballet and opera, as well as the Gilcrease and Philbrook museums, where displays of Western art and Italian Renaissance will capture your heart and imagination.
I am pleased that you have chosen to call Tulsa your home, or if you’re just visiting, we sure hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city. You can always find out more about Tulsa by visiting our website: www.CityOfTulsa.org.
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The top bull riders in the world — including reigning world champion J.B. Mauney — will once again invade Tulsa to go up against some of the rankest bulls in the nation, as the stars of the PBR vie for their piece of the $140,000 payout.
KEEPING IT COWBOY (AND COWGIRL) COOL
With a motto like north, south, east and Western wear, you’d expect a retail store to be expansive. But Drysdales is so much more than a sizable store. It’s a destination, a tourist spot, an adventure and a little bit of Western history melded into modern fashion that you won’t soon forget.
To those who don’t have animals, “pet people” can sometimes seem nuts. From the nicknames and social media posts to poop duty and the outfits, it takes one to know one. But there’s plenty of testimonials and evidence that owning a pet is good for you.
SHAKE UP DAILYDOGGY ROUTINE
There’s nothing your dog wants more than to be with you. With plenty of dog-friendly restaurants, shops, hotels, and parks, you can take your dog along for a great day with his favorite human.
PARK AND GO
It’s time to savor the last few days of summer before school begins. But for many parents, sometimes finding the perfect local park involves more than lacing up sneakers. Fortunately, we found parks that you can explore as a family and are the perfect place to spend a few hours or even the whole day.
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For those who enjoy exploring the wonders of the architectural world, Green Country offers a dazzling display of riches and a dizzying array of Art Deco architectural flourishes.
The summer is winding down, and it’s time for you to cherish the rest of this warm weather and put your outdoor space to good use with an end-of-summer bash.
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Following up on recent hits like Les Miserables and Chicago, Theatre Tulsa is “cowboying up” in its return to the stage with a pair of Western-production masterpieces in Oklahoma! and The Will Rogers Follies.
LIKE GETTING TRIPPY? 50 FEEL
Looking to get out of Tulsa for the weekend? We have six tips for day trips on a single tank of gas and seven ways to get there. So buckle up. It’s going to be a memorable ride.
READY FOR KICKOFF
Sure it’s only August, but it’s never too early for college football talk, especially when the pigskin forecast looks sunny for the state’s three D1 teams.
THE PERFECT FIT
Whether you’re attending a semiformal, cocktail party or a wildly themed backyard bash, it’s time to put those beach prints, open-toed shoes, gold jewelry and summery dresses to good use before the season is over.
BALANCE 62 SEEKING
Being buff and toned means nothing with a weak spirit, so find your balance between cardio, strength training and discipline to become the healthy, mindful, tough individual you were meant to be.
TASTES OF SUMMER 64 SWEETEST
Forget the store-bought popsicles and try these fantastic alternatives to the summer classics. The hardest part will be waiting for them to freeze so you can wow your family and friends.
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Northeastern Oklahoma has a straight-up fantastic Mexican restaurant scene, especially in its variety of regional specialties. From tacos to tamales and all sorts of enchiladas in between, these 38 south-of-the-border spots serve some of Green Country’s top eats.
The original extreme sport returns to Tulsa with the Professional Bull Riders tour stop at the BOK Center. Who will land on their feet eight seconds after besting 1,500-2,000 pounds of bovine aggression? The Amazing Race’s Cord McCoy and his wife, Sara, along with a couple of their prized bucking bulls — Ice Breaker (white) and Call The Law (brown) — on their ranch in Tupelo, Okla. The bulls are scheduled to be among the stock draw for the PBR event in Tulsa. Photo by Leigh Ann Offield.
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With its consistent, flavorful dishes and colorful and cheerful atmosphere, Mexicali has prospered since 1987 with a wide array of everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex dishes, along with newer, more authentic recipes, in response to a move toward fresher, homemade items.
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Cutting-edge cuisine has its place, but sometimes you just want a hearty meal with your favorite comfort foods like the dishes served at Caz’s Chowhouse in the Brady District.
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With an inspired menu and the wide selection of wines, combined with the beautiful outdoor dining area overlooking the Arkansas River, a visit to John Crancer’s Napa Flats can almost make it seem as if you are on vacation — a decadent, delectable one in the Napa Valley.
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I chose Papa Ganouj to start the challenge. The restaurant was packed but the food still came out very quickly. The falafel patties were the best I’ve had in Tulsa and the Hashwa plate entree was equally delicious. I highly recommend this place.
The next day, I took advantage of the unusually cool summer day to walk around Utica Square while waiting for my friend to meet me for lunch. There is no better place to window shop in Tulsa. Little did I know, there was a summer sidewalk sale going on. I bought a fez — fezzes are cool — and a skeleton apron from Snow Goose.
I walked across to BGB for lunch. I had the sweet potato fries covered in marshmallow cream sauce and topped with candied pecans, the early bird burger, and their famous root beer. I needed a nap after this meal.
For dinner, I decided to go south to Jenks to check out Waterfront Grill. I had the fried catfish fillets with tempura battered asparagus for the side. Good food, good service; too bad it wasn’t in midtown.
The next morning, my friends and I met at Chapman Centennial Green downtown for a run. Did you know that there is a Centennial Walk trail that goes through the Deco District and downtown Tulsa?
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Then it was time for a refreshment. I wanted to try one of the cocktails featured in the July issue of Preview, and I also wanted coffee. Hodges Bend seemed like the perfect choice. The Stonebreaker Heights Sour tasted like liquid sour candy with a little alcohol and caffeine undertone. For those who like a little sour taste to their cocktail, you have to give this a try.
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DOLLY PARTON BOK Center (Tulsa)
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GUIDED BY VOICES Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER BOK Center (Tulsa)
DEFTONES Brady Theater (Tulsa)
LADY ANTEBELLUM Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa)
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IN THIS MOMENT Brady Theater (Tulsa)
VOLBEAT Brady Theater (Tulsa)
ERIC JOHNSON The Vanguard (Tulsa)
JOHN ANDERSON Buffalo Run Casino (Miami)
COLDPLAY BOK Center (Tulsa)
GARY ALLAN Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa)
ELI YOUNG BAND Buffalo Run Casino (Miami)
MARLON WAYANS Osage Casino (Tulsa)
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RIVER RUMBA AND REGATTA Three Forks Harbor (Muskogee)
WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL RODEO American Legion Rodeo Grounds (Vinita)
JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS Tulsa Expo Square
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THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES Tulsa Performing Arts Center
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GRAND AMERICAN ARMS SHOW Tulsa Expo Square
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I love them both. It just depends what you’re in the mood for. Both are precious gifts and dear friends who can make me laugh or comfort me in sad times. — Claudia
While we like both, we prefer a cat because they are more playful, and you can leave them alone for a few days and travel. — Pat and JoAnn
A dog’s wagging tail and friendly face are much more pleasant to be around than a mean muggin’ cat that purrs at you with suspicion and disapproval. — Grace (left)
Dogs love you unconditionally unlike cats that may love you? Or maybe want to kill you? Or just get pleasure from hurting you, but still want you to feed them. Plus, dogs don’t have a litter box you need to clean out. — Alison
I’m a dog person. — Kay (right) Tabby is my best friend. She loves me and I would do anything for her. — Tyler
There is no “better” pet. — Maddy
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My Misstachio is like having another baby to love on. Hers is my baby girl. — Kelli
Dogs are pure love and joy. When I come home, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened. We go to sleep together and wake up together and if it were up to him, he’d never leave my side. Dogs keep us happy and safe, they work for us, and with us and all they expect in return is a little of our time. — Donna
Dogs want to be a part of your life. When you are sad, they put their head in your lap. — Patti
Dogs are better communicators. — Roger I can’t remember life without a dog. Coco at the beginning through Marcel who sits beside me now. There have also been cats that graced my life for decades and are irreplaceable. But life isn’t whole and home isn’t home without a dog. Hector, Robin Hood, Sylvia, Gypsy and especially Phoenix, who sits in an urn 5 feet away. — Carole
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to g a s l u T e in invad yout. a g a e c n will o $140,000 pa — y e n u . Ma r piece of the B . J n o i champ R vie for thei d l r o w g reignin stars of the PB g n i d u l c — in nation, as the d l r o w e n th t bulls in the i s r e d i r ull es The top sbome of the rank against Two-time world champion J.B. Mauney thrives under the pressure of a challenge, and the defending world champion will have plenty of challenges, or better yet challengers, during the second half of the Built Ford Tough Series. Mauney begins the second half of the Built Ford Tough Series Aug. 19 in Nashville second in the world standings and within 200 points of world leader Kaique Pacheco. “I am pretty happy with (the first half),” Mauney says. “It’s been all right. I could have done a lot of things a little different and probably could be way out in the lead right now. It makes a better race, I guess. Hopefully
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the second half goes like the first half and I can stay in first.” The top 15 bull riders in the world standings began the month of August separated by less than 1,100 points. In comparison, last year Joao Ricardo Vieira brought a 1,002.5-point lead on No. 2 Matt Triplett into the summer break. In other words, the world title race is that much tighter than a year ago. “It pushes me to do better,” Mauney says. “If I know there are guys that are right there that are going to ride and do well, and be close to me, then I know I have to do my job.
It seems like if I don’t have that pressure on me, I don’t do near as good. As long as I have the pressure, hopefully it stays the same and I ride well.” The second half of the Built Ford Tough Series consists of 10 regular-season events, including the 12th consecutive Tulsa Express Employment Professionals Classic, presented by Osage Casino, Aug. 27-28. And there is no more dangerous rider inside the BOK Center than Mauney. Mauney went 3-for-3 to win the 2015 BFTS event in Tulsa and is 15-for-30 with three 90-point rides in 10 trips to eastern Oklahoma.
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MUC W O H =E G ASKIN T N E TH V . E =ITY SLICKER SATTTHHAET BELL THINGY IKE A C S OR WHAT’ L F F O EIGH OME WERS DON’T C A BULL W WE’VE GOT ANS
AVERAGE The average or aggregate represents the total ride score of the bull riders at an event. Winning the average means the bull rider finished the event with the highest total ride score.
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A term used by bull riders to describe the situation when a bull spins in the opposite direction of their riding hand. For example, a right-handed bull rider on a bull that spins to the left is riding a bull “away from his hand.”
BUCK OFF If a rider is thrown from the bull before the required eight seconds, he has bucked off and does not earn a score.
BULLFIGHTERS The bullfighters distract the bull away from a rider who has been bucked off or who has dismounted following an eight-second ride. The bullfighters allow the rider to get back onto his feet and out of harm’s way.
CHANGE DIRECTIONS Of course, Mauney also made history in Tulsa in 2013 when he rode three-time world champion bull Bushwacker for 95.25 points. The ride was by far one of the biggest in PBR history, and certainly likely the biggest in Tulsa history. At the time, Bushwacker had bucked off 42 consecutive riders on the Built Ford Tough Series. Mauney is now trying to make history once again this year. His main objective is to become the second rider in PBR history to win back-to-back gold buckles. The 29-year-old led the BFTS with a 53.33 percent riding percentage after going 24for-45 during the first half. He also leads
This is defined as when the bull moves in a different direction, either forward or backward or side-to-side.
CHUTE Each bull ride originates from a gated steel box called a chute. The bull rider and the bull remain in their designated chute until the arena is clear and the rider has strapped his hand into his bull rope. When the rider is ready, he nods his head, signaling the gate man to open the chute gate, releasing the bull and allowing the ride to begin.
DINK Sometimes a rider leaves the chute on a bull that neither bucks nor spins. This is a bad bull, called a “dink.”
DISMOUNT The bull ride is complete either when the bull rider has met the eight-second requirement or when he is bucked off. Bull riders who are still in control when the eight-second buzzer sounds must dismount, getting off the bull as safely as possible. A bull rider typically uses his free hand to release his riding hand, and then flings himself off as the bull is kicking, using the momentum of the kick to propel his body away from the bull. If possible, the rider will wait until the bull is moving or spinning away from his riding hand, at which point he will dismount in the direction of his riding hand.
DISQUALIFIED Bull riders will be disqualified, and will not receive a score, if they touch the bull or themselves with a free hand or arm during the ride, or if the riding hand comes free from the bull rope before satisfying the eight-second requirement.
DOWN IN THE WELL The situation where a bull is spinning in one direction and the force pulls the rider down the side of the bull and into the motion’s vortex. This dangerous scenario often results in a bull rider getting hung up on the bull.
EIGHT SECONDS Eight seconds is the amount of time a bull rider must stay aboard his bull to receive a score.
If a rider covers his bull, it means that he has successfully stayed aboard for eight seconds and earned a score.
If a bull fades, it means that it moves backward while simultaneously spinning or bucking, often in more than one direction.
GEAR UP HEADGEAR: COWBOY 1. HAT OR HELMET
Wearing a cowboy hat is primarily traditional; however more and more bull riders are wearing helmets with protective facemasks. Helmets shield the head from threatening blows. Facemasks protect both the face and jaw. Some riders feel that the helmet and facemask restrict their vision. Others think the added weight upsets their balance and timing. Those who wear them are grateful for the added protection they provide.
2. PROTECTIVE VEST
Every bull rider must wear the protective vest that has dramatically reduced the number of internal injuries. Developed by PBR livestock director and co-founder Cody
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Lambert, the vest absorbs shock and dissipates blows while protecting the torso from direct contact with the bull’s hooves and horns.
A bull rider wears a glove on his riding hand. The leather glove, which protects both the hand and fingers, is secured around the wrist with tape to keep it from being torn from the rider’s hand by the tremendous force of the bull.
Each bull rider carries a container of rosin, a sticky substance that provides a little extra grip. Every rider has his own preference and recipe for rosin, typically adding saddle soap or Neutrogena soap.
Each pair of chaps is custommade. They reflect a rider’s personality while also displaying sponsor logos. Chaps can also provide some protection, particularly in the chute.
6. BULL ROPE
Braided from nylon or grass, the bull rope is placed around the bull’s chest behind his front legs. The flat rope has a handle braided into it, constructed partially of leather, which is the bull rider’s only anchor for the duration of his ride. The rider runs the rope through his fingers and grips it to keep it tight around the bull. At the bottom of the rope hangs a metal bell designed to give the rope some weight so that it will fall off the bull as soon as the rider is bucked off or dismounts the animal. The bell
has smooth, round edges and does not harm the bull in any way.
Bull riders wear boots that have a special ridge on the heel which helps their spurs stay in place. Some riders wear a traditional pull-on boot while others prefer a lace-up boot. Some of the riders who wear pull-on boots will tie them on to prevent them from being pulled off during the ride.
Spurs help the cowboy stay in position on a bull. The rowels are dull so they don’t injure or cut the skin of the bull. The spurring action displays the level of complete control the cowboy possesses during the ride.
the PBR’s top tour with four 90-point rides, including a monumental 94.25-point ride on Pearl Harbor, and three 15/15 Bucking Battle victories. “Yeah, I felt like I have been riding a lot more bulls than I have in the past year, and a different caliber of bulls too, not just the rank ones,” Mauney says. “I have been staying on the good ones too. That is what I have really been trying to work on because I get on just a good one and my motor don’t get to running as hard, and it seems like I don’t try as hard. I guess when I get on a bull that isn’t really a rank one, I have time to think. When I think, I am usually getting off the ground.” There are a slew of riders trying to dethrone the defending champion. The 2015 runnerup and Rookie of the Year Kaique Pacheco is pushing Mauney for a second consecutive season, while veterans Joao Ricardo Vieira, Fabiano Vieira and Shane Proctor are also in the mix. Fabiano Vieira won the 2011 event in Tulsa. Hulbert, Okla., native Ryan Dirteater is also within striking distance of the world No. 1 ranking and is on pace for his first career top-10 finish in the world standings. He has already won two events and should break his previous career-high of 29 qualified rides, which he set in 2012. Mauney has won a PBR-best 10 rounds this season. Last year, he won 16 rounds on his way to the 2015 championship. The Mooresville, N.C., bull rider won 16 BFTS rounds during his 2015 championship season. “I expect myself to ride every bull, and when I don’t, I get a little mad at myself,” says Mauney, who was ranked No. 1 in the world for five weeks earlier this season. “But I have learned to leave it there that night and come back the next day with a good attitude.” Despite not winning an event through the first five months of the season, Mauney still believes he is the man to defeat when it comes to the 2016 World Championship. “It is always in my court,” Mauney concludes. “The ball is always in my court. Whether I slam dunk it or throw it into the stands, that is all on my shoulders.”
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KISSING THE BULL
A cloth strap, often lined with sheep’s wool, wrapped around the flank of a bull, similar to a person’s belt. Its purpose is to enhance the bull’s natural bucking motion, encouraging the animal to extend his hind legs while trying to get the rider onto the ground. The flank strap is never placed around the bull’s genitals. There are never sharp or foreign objects placed between the strap and the animal. If the flank strap is pulled too tight, it restricts the bull’s motion. The flank strap is designed for quick release and is removed immediately after the bull exits the arena.
A bucking bull is very dangerous, and when the back of the bull’s head meets the face of the rider, the rider has “kissed the bull.”
If something happens during the ride that gives the bull an unfair advantage over the bull rider, it is considered a foul and the rider is given the option of another ride. Examples of fouls include the bull making contact with the bucking chute at the beginning of the ride, or if the flank strap falls off before the ride has been completed.
FREE HAND The hand that is not used to grip the bull rope must stay in the air throughout the ride. If the free hand makes contact with the bull or with the bull rider before eight seconds elapse, the rider will be disqualified and will not receive a score.
HUNG UP If a rider is unable to free his hand from his bull rope when dismounting, he is hung up, and often requires the assistance of bullfighters to release him.
INTO HIS HAND The scenario where a bull spins in the same direction of the rider’s riding hand. For example, if a right-handed rider is on a bull that spins to the right then he is riding a bull “into his hand.”
JUDGES The score for each bull rider is determined by a group of judges, who are hired by the PBR administration using strict and extensive qualifications. Each event has four judges, who each have 50 points (25 points for the bull and 25 points for the rider) to distribute on each ride. The scores from each of the four judges are added together then divided by two to determine the rider’s total score.
QUALIFIED RIDE If a rider reaches eight seconds without being disqualified, he has completed a qualified ride and therefore earns a score.
RANK If a bull is difficult to ride, he is called rank.
A judge may give a rider a re-ride if he feels that the bull did not perform at a level comparable to the other bulls in the competition and therefore did not give the bull rider a fair chance to earn a high score. Potential re-ride bulls are selected before the event.
SLAP If a rider makes contact with the bull with his free hand during a ride, it is called a slap and he is disqualified and does not receive a score.
SPINNER If a bull’s bucking pattern includes him spinning in a tight circle throughout the ride, he is referred to as a spinner.
SUCKS BACK A bull that bucks in one direction, then instantly switches to the opposite direction, is known to “suck back.”
TURN BACK If a bull heads one way and then makes a sharp move in the opposite direction, it is called a turn back.
WRECK When a rider is bucked off, then subsequently horned and/or stomped by the bull, he has been involved in a “wreck.”
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With a motto like north, south, east and Western wear, you’d expect a retail store to be expansive. But Drysdales is so much more than a sizable store. It’s a destination, a tourist spot, an adventure and a little bit of Western history melded into modern fashion that you won’t soon forget.
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How often can you say you’ve shopped at an independently owned clothing store? Not much these days, unfortunately. It seems like everything is a chain or department store that you can find in whatever city you visit. But Tulsa is the proud home of one of the area’s only independently owned and operated Western wear outfitters that has an amazing array of authentic Western brands, locally crafted jewelry lines, tribal turquoise and silver, Pendleton blankets and more. We’re talking about Drysdales, a retail clothing, decor and collectibles store that you won’t find in any other city. Step into this store, and you’ll feel transported into the American frontier. Wander through the racks, and you’ll see that there is plenty of attire perfect for tackling the needs of the 21st century dude and dudette. Drysdales opened in 1981 as a new endeavor by J.R. Dry Sr., who owned retail businesses in Wichita before creating a store that fit the Tulsa market. The original Drysdales building — a stunning 30,000 square feet located at 3220 S. Memorial Drive — was once home to a local grocery store before it was remodeled to meet Drysdales’ needs. The owners added another 25,000 square feet to the original building, making it what was and still is the largest Western wear store in Oklahoma. And with a second location opened in 2003 on the busy commercial corridor of 71st Street, Drysdales has more presence in Tulsa than any other Western wear store. For the past 35 years, Drysdales has stood the test of time. President and CEO Jim McClure says it’s all due to what makes the
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store unique. “We really dominate because of the size of our store and the breadth of our selection.” As an example, he says, “We stock 100,000 pairs of denim jeans. So, if you’re looking for a pair of jeans and you walk into our store — whether it’s men’s, women’s, or children (you’re shopping for) — you just look around and say, OK, I know they’re here. I just need to find them.” The store has plenty of staff to help you find the ideal pair of jeans, the best boots for your needs, the tops and accessories that will top off your outfit to perfection. They even have experts on-site to help fit your cowboy hat. Clearly, Drysdales isn’t just a store; it’s an experience that you can’t miss out on, especially if you’re from out of town. Much of their business comes from people traveling to Tulsa for events at the Tulsa Expo Center and BOK Center, as well as the Tulsa State Fair. “People come here from a long ways. We’re a tourist attraction… We get a lot of tourist business, so we have a lot of souvenirs in our gifts department,” says McClure. And don’t be fooled by the term “Western Wear,” because Drysdales is so much more than a place to get clothes for horse riding and roping. “When most people think of Western wear,” McClure says, “they think of cowboy hats and boots. We certainly have cowboy hats and we have boots, but we also have a lot of casual leisure style apparel. We carry athletic brands that are popular right now, brands like UnderArmour and others. Even if you’re a pure cowboy, you still wear clothes outside of jeans and boots. We have that. We just have a much broader definition of what Western wear is.”
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McClure and his excellent team of buyers work hard to offer a broad selection of clothing, accessories, home decor and collectibles that would fit into your wardrobe and your home, no matter what your walk of life or your personal style may be. “We’ve got something for everybody,” he says. Of course, Drysdales is true to tradition by selling plenty of denim; it’s been a staple since the late 1800s, when it was first imported from Nimes, France (hence the name denims, which is a blurred version of “de Nimes”). Their jeans selection is, to say the least, extensive. They not only carry aisles of classic brands, such as Levi’s and Wrangler, but also boutique brands that allow you to dress up your denim, which has been and continues to be a solid trend in fashion wear on the runways. Senior ladies buyer Leigh Ann Offield says the store works hard to stock the latest items to help you give trendy flair to what you’re wearing out on the town. So, what are the fashion trends you need to know for the fall season? Offield says, “Right now, it’s about pushing the boundaries, pairing something that’s completely different with a staple piece that you have in your wardrobe, and that staple piece is usually denim. So the trend for this fall especially is the ‘70s vibe, Bohemian, Americana and the vintage look.” Drysdales, of course, has plenty of items to fit the bill. They also carry home decor; Oklahomathemed t-shirts; work wear (Carhartt and other brands); accessories such as jewelry, leather and belt buckles; and collectibles.
They stock Breyer Horses, a line of collectible figurines, including the limited editions that are only available at approved outlets. “We have the best selection in Oklahoma,” says McClure. They also carry the Pendleton brand, which consists of traditional Southwestern style wool blankets as well as home decor items such as bath towels and a female apparel line. “We carry Native American jewelry that comes from New Mexico and Arizona, turquoise and silver,” says McClure. They sell festival wear for the PBR, as well as hosting some of the riders at both store locations during PBR weekend for photographs and autographs. Fans love it, and it’s a way for Drysdales to stay connected to other local area events that foster a love for Western living. Drysdales even carries locally created accessories. Vendors — Gleeful Peacock of Broken Arrow — just sold a host of items to Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. Another local brand, 1907, is also housed out of Broken Arrow and creates unique, Oklahoma-inspired jewelry. In addition, Drysdales supports the various horse shows that come through Tulsa, as well as donating to Tulsa-based charity events like the American Heart Association’s annual charity ball. McClure is grateful for the store’s place in the community and is glad to be a part of it all. So, make a trip over to one of Drysdales’ two convenient locations and plan to spend some time to explore the wonders of their shelves. It’s well worth your time.
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Furry bodies, wagging tails, cold noses, kneading and purring. Whether you’re a dogperson, a cat-person, or you love something with feathers or scales, pets are proven to reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and boost our immunity. The presence of a dog reduces your chance of being the victim of a burglary. Unconditional love, protection, companionship and cuddles. What more do you need? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, in 2012 over 36 percent of American households had dogs, and just over 30 percent had cats. Birds and other exotic pets make up a much smaller percent but their owners are just as passionate. “Having pets has made me a more patient and responsible person,” says Amity Norton who shares her home with six cats. “I work from home, so having our furballs is a very nice addition to the solo work environment.
Rowan; Lionheart; Honor; Harrison; and Talia. They range in age from 1 to 12 years and include long- and short-haired cats of all colors. Some sleep in the bed with Norton; others find spots around the bedroom. Luke Buchanan is a dog person and proud of it. “I think I’m a lot like a dog,” he says. “I’m happy to see people, and I require a lot of attention and affection.” Do dogs love us as much as we love them? “To a certain extent I think they do love us back,” Buchanan says. “They love people, but my dog has broken my heart many a times by choosing my wife over me. “Dogs really make my life happier. It’s a great feeling to see their wagging tails as they greet you when you walk into the house. Dog cuddles are the best too.” Buchanan says that, on the other hand, “Dogs
To those who don’t have animals, “pet people” can sometimes seem nuts. From the nicknames and social media posts to poop duty and the outfits, it takes one to know one. But there’s plenty of testimonials and evidence that owning a pet is good for you. By Donna Leahey They also keep my stress levels down. Having the ability to take a kitty break at any time of the day is awesome for stress and anxiety of any kind. “There are so many benefits of having a cat, or dog, or any pet, and the bond that you form with an animal who loves you unconditionally is a pretty amazing thing.” Despite the size of her feline population, Norton rejects the cat-person label. “I’m an all-animals-person, though cats do hold a special place in my heart. I grew up with both dogs and cats, but cats were the more logical choice for me when I decided to get my own pets,” she says. “During my first real job after college, I was living in an apartment and working a second shift schedule, so a cat was a much better choice for my lifestyle. Cats are lower maintenance than dogs and very independent. I didn’t feel right adopting a dog when I had a tiny living space and very little free time.” Norton’s pets include: Jason, the eldest;
are a lot of work. They demand attention. My dog also has no problem using my body as a spring board.” Buchanan and his wife, Debbie, share their home with Petey, a 10-year-old cattle dog mix; 6-year-old Pug, Piglet; and 3-year-old Natasha, a Boston terrier. “Petey is the alpha and will climb on top of you if he feels you’re not paying him enough attention. Piglet is the diva of the pack; she has quite a few Instagram followers. Tasha is a bursting ball of energy who’s always happy to see everyone. All the dogs sleep in the house, but only the little dogs sleep in bed with us.” Birds, reptiles, ferrets, small mammals and many others fall in the category of exotic pets, many of which are excellent choices for apartment dwellers due to their smaller size. Brent Iwanski chose a parrot specifically because of their longer life span. “They can live more than 80 years, so they’re more than a pet; they’re a companion,” he says. “I had planned for an African Gray,
but while at the breeders I saw this little 6-month-old blue and gold macaw that waddled over to me in her cage, and we bonded instantly. I did some research and ended up getting her.” Sapphire is now 13 years old and brightens his day. “She’s very stress relieving. She’s extremely affectionate, especially if I’m having a bad day. She brings happiness to everyone.” Briana Dowdy has a 16-year-old African pied crow named Piper. “We adopted him from a breeder in another state,” she says. “My favorite time of year with him is nesting season. While he never tries to build a nest, he does become a utensil thief; about once a week we check his sun room for shiny things. His biggest hoard included several spatulas, all of our forks, three spoons, a few knives and one pair of scissors.” The benefits of pet ownership don’t come without a literal cost, though. Pets require food, a place to sleep, toys, treats, grooming and veterinary care. Average veterinary costs per year for dogs is over $300 and nearly $200 for cats. Emergencies can be over $1,000 and most vets will require payment up front. Exotics can be even more costly. “Sapphire is expensive to keep. She’s more expensive than the dogs and cats combined,” says Iwanski. The best way to keep costs down? Preventative care. Make sure your pets are current on vaccinations and see the veterinarian at least once a year for a checkup. Provide good quality food and have plenty of water available. Have an emergency fund just in case. There is pet insurance available, but most insurers pay you back for your costs, so you still need to be able to pay for an emergency visit up front. If you’re looking for a pet, Norton suggests, “Take your time to find the right one, and remember that sometimes you choose the pet, and sometimes the pet chooses you.” If you’re considering an exotic pet, Iwanski offers this advice: “Do the research. Know what you’re getting into. Read other people’s accounts of owning that kind of animal. Make sure you have the finances and the time to devote. It’s definitely worth it if you do.” “When you think about it, dogs are pretty amazing,” says Buchanan. “We use them in the military and police force, to defend our homes and loved ones, but also to provide care for various forms of therapy.” Pets … the only true love you can buy.
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You’ve got that special furry friend who hates to be left behind, and summer is heating up. There’s plenty of places to go, things to do, and stuff to see in Green Country where dogs are welcome to come along. With a bit of research, you can enjoy a lazy brunch, a long lunch, a nice walk or a relaxing vacation without leaving your four-footed family member behind.
If you want to slip out of the house for a quick bite, you can find many restaurants that welcome leashed dogs on their patios. You get to enjoy a nice meal while your pet hangs out enjoying his favorite thing: your company.
While most restaurants with patios welcome dogs, here are a few suggestions. If you’re headed to Brookside, some canine favorites include Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar, the outdoor tables at Cafe Ole, and R Bar & Grill. In Broken Arrow’s beautiful Rose district, try stopping by Andolini’s Pizzeria for a tasty Italian meal or the Main Street Tavern for classic American dining. And if you’re not sure how your pet will react to a patio full of people not sharing their food, don’t forget you can always pull into a drive-in restaurant like Sonic.
While grocery stores aren’t so happy to see a furry customer, there are plenty of shops that do welcome your leashed pet. As always,
it’s a good idea to call ahead just to be sure, but among national chain stores Lowe’s, Home Depot, Bass Pro Shops, Barnes & Noble, Petco, PetSmart, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Michaels and many more are known to be pet-friendly shopping options. Get your to-do list taken care of with your dog along for the ride.
There are two popular dog parks in Tulsa: Biscuit Acres Dog Park and Joe Station Dog Park. These are great options for pooches who get along well with other dogs. These offleash parks offer the opportunity for your dog to frolic in the sun with other dogs, while you get the chance to meet other dog-lovers.
There’s nothing your dog wants more than to be with you. With plenty of dog-friendly restaurants, shops, hotels and parks, you can take your dog along for a great day with his favorite human. —By Donna Leahey
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Every state park in Oklahoma is pet-friendly. You can bring your pet along for a day at the lake or a long weekend of camping. With hiking trails to explore, scents to investigate, wildlife to watch and a lake to splash in, parks are a fantastic choice for pet-friendly travel. Sequoyah Bay is an excellent option with a beautiful view of the lake and plenty of cabins to rent. If your dog likes hiking with you, try the 18-mile hiking trail at Greenleaf with overnight camping.
Most city parks welcome dogs as well. You can stroll around on a relaxing walk or get in your cardio with a jog. Or forget all that moving around in the heat and bring a picnic basket and a blanket. Consider Muskogee’s Honor Heights Park for a visit. Dogs love to watch the geese on the lake.
More and more hotels allow pets, though many will add an additional charge. A hotel is an exciting new place for a pet to explore, and a welcome opportunity to be the center of your attention. Some hotels known for allowing pets in Green Country include the beautiful Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, La Quinta Inns, Red Roof Inns, and Best Western.
Don’t forget Tulsa’s historic Admiral Twin Drive-In. With the nostalgia of a classic outdoor movie theater, the Admiral Twin is a great choice for leashed pets, whether they’re sitting in the passenger seat or just along as a four-footed third wheel.
You may love summer, but the high temperatures bring unique dangers for our furry friends.
sure they can escape the sun. Whether it’s a tree, a dog house or just a tarp, they need that shade.
• Most vets say don’t shave your pet. Dogs don’t regulate their temperature the way humans do and, in fact, that fur coat is acting as insulation to keep the heat out. Even worse, shaving could make your dog vulnerable to sunburn.
When the temperatures get hot enough to make people run • J ust say no to cars. Even at 70 for air conditioning, cars turn degrees, cars can be deadly. into death traps, sidewalks can In the heart of an Oklahoma damage paws and pets can summer, a car can become too become dangerously overheated hot to survive in just minutes. • Panting with the mouth just being outdoors if they don’t Even if you leave the car opened wide, the tongue have access to shade and water. running and the air conditioning rolling out and the gums and on, it could stall. Leave your tongue bright red are signs So, how do you keep Fido and furry friends at home. that a dog is overheated. Kitty safe and comfortable She may be salivating much in the summer heat? • You’ve probably seen reports more than usual. In more on the news about frying serious cases, she may • Make sure there’s plenty eggs on the sidewalk on a seem like she’s unable to get of water available. When particularly hot day? Imagine enough air. Any time a cat the temperature is near 100 what that hot surface is is panting, it is in distress. degrees, man and beast doing to your dog’s paws. need lots of water. Make Serious damage to paws • If your pet is lying down, sure it’s in the shade since can happen within moments, unable to get up or unable water won’t do your pets any so make sure your dog has to respond, then you have good if it’s too hot to drink. the option to get off a hot an emergency. Spray her surface and onto grass when down with water and get to • If your pets will be outside you’re out for a walk. a veterinarian immediately. for any length of time, make
• Bring water and a bowl; it’s not always easy to find water for your pet. • Bring baggies to clean up after nature calls. • Don’t ever leave your pet in the car. If you can’t avoid doing so, leave them at home. • If your dog isn’t comfortable around other people, especially children, tie a yellow ribbon to your pet’s collar and/or leash. This is a signal that strangers shouldn’t approach or pet him without talking to you first. • Call first. Even if you know pets are welcome, even if you’ve brought your pet there before, call just to be sure. Even places known for allowing pets usually leave it up to the manager’s discretion, so sometimes policy can change.
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• If it’s your pet’s first time traveling with you, be aware that anxiety or excitement can change their behavior. Pay extra careful attention to make sure you, your pet and the people around you are safe. • Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with his rabies tag and your phone number, just in case you get separated.
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It’s time to savor the last few days of summer before school begins. But for many parents, sometimes finding the perfect local park involves more than lacing up sneakers. Fortunately, we found parks that you can explore as a family and are the perfect place to spend a few hours or even the whole day. 36 AUGUST 2016
Truth be told, August isn’t exactly a kid’s favorite month. And who can blame them? Summer is almost over and later this month they’re expected to roll into school again and be happy about it. But you’re the cool parent and you know it. It isn’t over till it’s over, as the old saying goes. There’s still time left to celebrate school being out, and for everyone involved, no homework to squabble over.
So, what can you do when there’s not much in the bank after taking the big trip of the summer and the children have already finished every level of the new Ghostbusters game on Xbox? You certainly don’t have the coin for another premium video game, much less a trip to Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Looks like it’s time for that old standby: the staycation. And just in time, with only a couple of weeks left before the first bell rings. We suggest adding to the itinerary a visit or two to some of Green Country’s sweet kid-friendly parks. Here are a few of the really awesome ones.
Bentley Park 8505 E. 148th St. | Bixby Bentley Park is fantastic for many reasons, but during the summer, the splash pad is the top reason to visit. With a playful toddler bay, a colorful and inviting
family bay, as well as a way-cool teen bay, all full of animated misting water structures, this water park offers something for everyone to stay cool, have fun and interact. But the horseshoe pits, the bocce courts, baseball and softball fields, and so much more, also make this one of the most kid-friendly parks in Green Country.
The Children’s Discovery Garden 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr. | Tulsa The Children’s Discovery Garden in Tulsa’s Botanic Garden provides an interesting, experience-based opportunity for fun and learning for all ages. Spring Valley — with its funny fountains shaped like spitting animals, an art wall and Willow Coppice — is a biosphere of sensory experimentation the children will love exploring. The Tree Fort, a pond full of water lilies and hibiscus, and a huge 15-foot statue called the Spring Giant are just some of the
attractions that make the Discovery Garden a place to spend a fun-filled day of wonder.
Coweta Community Archery Park 35079 E. 151st | Coweta Children can practice archery at the Coweta Community Archery Park. Just take highway 51 south of Broken Arrow, and when you arrive at Coweta’s Sports Complex you’ll find they offer a fun experience, funded by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Archery Trade Association. You’ll need to bring your own equipment, but with eight scholastic targets at the range, your Katniss and Peeta can practice their shooting skills for free.
Funtastic Island 10320 E. 116th St. | Owasso Citizens and friends of Owasso came together in a weeklong project to create a gigantic play structure without steps so children of any kind of disability can enjoy it without restriction. Funtastic Island play areas include giant slides, spring riders, diggers, swings, sand boxes and activity boards. Restrooms, picnic areas, shelters and water fountains are available.
Guthrie Green 111 E. Mathew B. Brady | Tulsa Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., check out Guthrie Green in the thriving Brady District for Story Time at Guthrie Green where silly times are had by all the little ones. Cool off with the splash pad and consider a meal from one of the food trucks parked in the area. Twice a month, I AM Yoga Kids provides your children a chance to downward dog and probably even warrior three to their heart’s desire.
Johnstone Park and Kiddie Park 100 N. Cherokee | Bartlesville Bartlesville offers two great parks in one. Johnstone Park has been an oasis for families since the early 1900s. Today, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of amenities including a walking trail along the river, tennis courts, a skate park, a baseball stadium, a playground, picnic facilities and even a restored depot with old style locomotives. Make your stay longer and bring your camper to the mini RV park outfitted with electrical hookups. Johnstone Park is also home to Bartlesville’s amusement park, which opened in 1947. Geared toward boys and girls ages 12 and under, the Kiddie
Park is an inexpensive way to spend the day. The whole family can take a train ride around the park together, or the children can enjoy solo trips on the Ferris wheel, carousel and bumper cars. Open from May through September, the Kiddie Park even has a concession stand for tasty snacks when you need a break from all of the excitement.
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5701 E. 36th St. | Tulsa Mohawk Park is one of the largest city parks around and is tons of fun for children. The Tulsa Zoo has over 1,500 different animals. A recent $1 million donation from Osage Casino is expanding the giraffe barn to give the park’s favorite long-necks a bit more room to stretch out. Also, one of the region’s best nature centers and preserves is Oxley Nature Center and Redbud Valley Nature Preserve. Bird walks, trail treks, butterfly counts, honey tasting and beaver sightings are just a few things children can do there.
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Black Gold Park 95 W. 145th St. | Glenpool
Chandler Park 6500 W. 21st | Tulsa
LaFortune Park Haikey Creek Park
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Henthorne Park and Community Center 4825 S. Quaker Ave. | Tulsa
Honor Heights Park 1400 Honor Heights | Muskogee
Hunter Park 5804 E. 91st | Tulsa
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Safari Joe’s H2O isn’t a public park, but it’s hard to talk about ‘kid-friendly’ without mentioning them. We’re not talking about a rundown park that’s seen better days. We’re talking about a brand-new park where you can get wet in a wave pool, lazy river ride or fancy flume and at the same time view exotic birds and tortoises. Now, that’s the full experience. The kiddos will forget there ever was such a thing as school and for that, you’ll score cool points.
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Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab 560 N. Maybelle Ave. | Tulsa The Discovery Lab of Tulsa Children’s Museum inside historic Owen Park is the perfect hands-on museum. Children have fun for hours and are inspired to learn at the same time with science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Children enjoy rides down the packing tape slide, and bridge building and puzzle working, among other cool activities. Outside, children can discover a killer splash pad, Tulsa’s oldest house, an ancient-looking stone bridge, a beautiful memorial to the Indian Nations and Owen Lake in Tulsa’s oldest park.
Veteran’s Park 319 S. Birch | Jenks Well maintained, Veteran’s Park in Jenks has everything you expect from a park and more.
4009 S. Pittsburg Ave. | Tulsa
Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve
1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road | Bartlesville
3216 S. Trenton Ave. | Tulsa
Big, big slides. Tons of swings. An arboretum with over 40 different types of trees, a pond where you can fish (and even take fishing lessons). A lot of open space and a trail you can explore. Maybe more importantly, it has a memorial in honor of those who served to give us the freedom to enjoy such a beautiful park in the first place.
Woodward Park 2435 S. Peoria Ave. | Tulsa Woodward Park is gorgeous with its arched bridge and azalea garden clearly visible from 21st and Peoria, but its Linnaeus Teaching Garden is truly a special place for children. They keep it fun with garden-themed picture book story times every Thursday morning and the Summer Sizzlin’ Snapshots photo contest through the first week of September. In the Kids’ Corner of the Visitor’s Barn, children can find out the garden’s latest discoveries, trade out a book on gardening or nature, or start an activity to do there or to take home.
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ZigZag… PWA... Streamline Moderne. No, it’s not a foreign language; it’s a list of Art Deco styles — the daring, glitzy look that adorned buildings erected in the roaring ‘20s and ‘30s. As Green Country boomed with oil and gas revenues, it also boomed with amazing examples of this intricate architectural style, rivaling even New York City and Chicago. If that surprises you, you’re not alone. “I don’t think a lot of Tulsans realize the stature and quality of Art Deco we have here,” says William Franklin, founder of the Tulsa Art Deco Museum and owner of Art Deco-inspired store, Decopolis. “You can go to other cities and they have maybe more Art Deco. But what’s really surprising is that Tulsa is such a small city to have the high quality of Art Deco (that we have).”
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Many of Green Country’s Art Deco buildings were designed by internationally-recognized architects Bruce Goff, Francis Barry Byrne and Frank Lloyd Wright and are on the National Register of Historic Places. Some, like the Boston Avenue Methodist Church, are known worldwide as among the best Art Deco architecture anywhere.
ATLAS LIFE BUILDING 415 S. Boston Ave. | Tulsa One of Tulsa’s magical elements is its clear connection to the past even as it moves into the future. A prime example is the Atlas, which hosts an old-fashioned exterior sign worthy of a Hollywood film set, as well as several interior design elements that will put you back in the 1920s. While you’re there, stop for a bite to eat at the New Atlas Grill.
BOSTON AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1301 S. Boston Ave. | Tulsa Designed in part by Adah Robinson, a local art teacher, and Bruce Goff, who was heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, Boston Avenue Methodist is a soaring cathedral designed to captivate. According to Franklin, Boston Avenue makes the top 10 list of Art Deco examples for art lovers worldwide. The church includes fixtures of metal, glass, Indiana limestone and Minnesota granite, as well as terra cotta statues and a tower topped with stylized praying hands. It also boasts a Möller pipe organ.
CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH 1530 S. Rockford Ave. | Tulsa Christ the King was established in 1917. As the congregation grew, so did the need
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Downtown Tulsa is a perfect place for a do-it-yourself walking tour.
With other locations besides downtown Tulsa offering fabulous Art Deco buildings, you can easily make a day of driving around Green Country to explore.
Maps for both walking and driving tours are available through Tulsa’s Art Deco Museum, the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture or the Historical Society, which also offers a guided tour of downtown Tulsa the last Friday of each month.
SE corner of E. 5th St. and Boston Ave. | Tulsa Built in 1931, the Philcade is an example of Art Deco commissioned by oilman Waite Phillips. Its façade is adorned with terra cotta columns and a variety of birds, reptiles and other animals hidden in stylized foliage. Inside, the marbled walls are home to several shops, including MADE: Indie Emporium that sells the work of local creators, Mod’s Coffee and Crepes, and the budding Tulsa Art Deco Museum.
for a bigger building. So, Bishop Francis Clement Kelley brought in architect Francis Barry Byrne, a former partner of Frank Lloyd Wright to design the outside. Inside, the mosaics were designed by Tulsa architect Bruce Goff, while Alfonso Iannelli designed the stained glass windows which were produced by the Temple Art Glass Company of Chicago.
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Various locations in Bartlesville Bartlesville is filled with examples of Bruce Goff ’s architectural work. Goff designed eight homes in the area, as well as other buildings such as the local high school and Redeemer Lutheran Church Education Building. The homes are still lived in so you can only drive by, but it’s a testament to history to see these houses are still being used.
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427 S. Boston Ave. | Tulsa This Tulsa landmark example of Gothic Revival architecture was designed by Edward Buehler Delk and built in 1928 on the dime of wealthy oilman Waite Phillips. The 24-story building has many stunning features inside and out, including exterior gargoyles, a colorful tiled roof, Travertine marble, mahogany wall accents, brass elevator doors, English fan vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and more.
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510 Dewey Ave. | Bartlesville The only skyscraper ever built from a design of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Price Tower is an excellent example of Green Country’s oil money at work. Built by Harold C. Price, who owned a pipeline company, the Price Tower features a cantilevered design, copper garnishes, angular furniture and a vintage orange-and-turquoise color scheme. Check out the Copper Bar on the 15th floor for light snacks and a drink or two.
3704 S. Birmingham Ave. | Tulsa Locally known as the Richard Lloyd Jones House, Westhope is a Prairie School home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Jones, who was Wright’s cousin as well as the publisher of the now defunct Tulsa Tribune. As you drive by, you’ll notice the sharp angles and clean exterior that characterize Wright’s work.
RIVERSIDE STUDIO 1381 Riverside Dr. | Tulsa
SOUTHWESTERN BELL MAIN DIAL BUILDING 424 S. Detroit Ave. | Tulsa
511 S. Boston Ave. | Tulsa
TULSA CLUB 115 E. 5th | Tulsa
TULSA UNION DEPOT 3 S. Boston Ave. | Tulsa
WAREHOUSE MARKET 925 S. Elgin Ave. | Tulsa
WILL ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL 3909 E. 5th Place | Tulsa
WILLIAM D. WHENTHOFF RESIDENCE 1142 S. College Ave. | Tulsa
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Grilling out, fruity cocktails, leis, piñatas and most certainly white clothing all sound much less appealing once August has passed. And before you know it, your grill and patio furniture will be covered and the pool will be iced over, so put your patio, cul-de-sac, neighborhood park, pool or corner to work and throw a party that gives a proper farewell to our favorite season of the year. Fire up the grill, invite all of your neighbors and friends, and celebrate the summer like it’s never coming back again … at least not until next year.
One of our favorite party themes — la fiesta! All of the bright colors, tropical plants and animals of Mexican-themed parties were made for the summer, and celebrating with margaritas and piñatas just doesn’t seem right for fall or winter. Pick up some striped and tasseled table cloths, sombreros for wearing or decorating with and get self-serve tacos catered from your favorite Mexican restaurant. And then for the most important part — the margs. Either rent a frozen margarita maker or prepare a large punch bowl of your own specialty margaritas; set up a make-your-own-rita table next to it with sugar and salt for people to line their glasses, various flavors for mixing and limes, lemons, cherries and other fruit for garnishing. 1, 2, 3 … tequila!
There’s nothing like a backyard barbecue to celebrate the winding down of outdoor season. And the best part is, all you have to do is provide the food (or go potluck style and select one dish) and place for gathering. If you don’t have a worthy area of your own, you can always organize for everyone to meet at a park or even just the corner of the block. Purchase a few cuts of meat large enough to feed a crowd, depending on how many you invite, and begin preparing a day in advance. Marinate and slow-cook your meat ahead of time so that guests can start grubbing right when they get there. And make sure that you or someone else is providing the beans and potato salad … because no barbecue is complete without those!
Everybody loves a hukilau. Celebrate the end of pool/lake season with a beachtheme and go all-out by throwing a traditional Hawaiian luau. Break out the coconut bras, hula skirts and leis, build a bonfire and roast a whole pig on top of it … or just cook it on the barbecue like normal. Surround the patio with tiki torches (citronella will help with the bugs), decorate the tables with hibiscus and straw table skirts, purchase a large amount of leis for everyone to wear and dress up like a Samoan king or queen yourself. Make a tropical punch and piña coladas with star-shaped pineapples on the edges and stick a mini umbrella in every drink.
If there is one theme reserved strictly for summer, the all-white bash is a party that would be highly shamed after this month has ended. After all, you can’t wear white after Labor Day, so throw a themed party that celebrates the falling of our most angelic summer fashion. Send out a Facebook invite that clearly lays down the dress code, either all white or another favorite, white and black, then white-out the patio. Decorate with white paper lanterns, chairs and table cloths, and white peonies with shells or white pebbles in decorative jars as centerpieces; make white jello shots and, of course, white Russians, and put together your most stylish, white-on-white ensemble. And whatever you do, be sure to serve something other than barbecue for this one.
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The end of summer also means the end of seafood season, so cherish our favorite little shelled delicacies while you can. Stock up on seafood from Bodean Seafood Market or your local Reasor’s and organize a clambake, shrimp or crawfish boil (you can always do both) with friends and family. And to add some more fun, do a Cajun theme and have a Louisiana-style crawfish boil; prepare red potatoes and cut corn on the cob for sides, fill large, aluminum buckets with ice and drinks, lay down the red and white table covers and dump out the crawdaddies for grabbing.
You don’t have to throw a massive bash to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the end of summer. Sometimes just a simple cocktail or tea party with a few friends out back is all that you need. Show off and take in the beauty of your garden before it goes into hibernation for the winter and have a semi-casual mixer in your backyard. Make several different types of mini sandwiches ahead of time like turkey, chicken salad, grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly, and serve them on large, elegant silver trays; string white lights across the backyard however you like and set up tables and chairs in the grass rather than on the patio. To make things more interesting, coin the theme as Mad Hatter and have everyone wear their prettiest or funkiest hat.
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Following up on recent hits like Les Miserables and Chicago, Theatre Tulsa is “cowboying up” in its return to the stage with a pair of Western-production masterpieces in Oklahoma! and The Will Rogers Follies. By Maria Weller
Oklahoma! represented a milestone in that it branched away from the previous Vaudevillian style that was more prevalent before its release. According to Mark Frie, the director of the production, this musical’s combination of ballet-style dance as well as the music that accompanied it was of great historical significance to the genre. This will be Frie’s first time directing for Theatre Tulsa. Yet Frie has an impressive 26 years of combined acting and directing experience overall, including his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006. He returned home to Oklahoma in 2009 to assist in the opening of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center where he worked with Kristin Chenoweth on her Master Class program.
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Chenoweth’s Master Class is where he first encountered young performer, Ruby Shadley, who now has the female lead, Laurey Williams, in Oklahoma! “It’s great to see how much Ruby’s skills have grown since she went off to college,” Frie says. Starring opposite Shadley in the role of Curly McLain is Sam Briggs. “Briggs first did Les Miserables a few years ago. He is a solid performer with good instincts,” Frie says.
Jud Fry. “I think I’ve probably played Jud about 800 times in my career. So I may pay more attention than I should to Bill, but he plays the role well,” Frie says.
Oklahoma! is not only a very well-known production but also holds a special place in many Oklahomans’ hearts. As such, “there is a certain responsibility as an actor to give credit to both your craft, as well as the show itself, especially being an Oklahoma actor doing this musical,” says The final piece of the little romantic puzzle Frie. “There is the pressure to do it in a fresh way, but still in a way that evokes the in the production is Bill Doolittle playing best memories people have of seeing it before.” One of the ways this production has tried to “keep it fresh” is the new choreography for the classic dream ballet. Jen Alden is the director of choreography for this production as well as director of Portico Dans Theatre. Having studied in Copenhagen, Denmark as well as performing stateside, Alden has gained more than enough professional experience to pass on to the next generation of performers. She has created a fantastic, new take on this scene that is sure to wow the crowds. The talent of musical director, Jeremy Stevens, combined with the entire cast’s
OKLAHOMA! (STEVEN MICHAEL HALL)
Theatre companies nearly always choose one single production at a time to perform. But Theatre Tulsa has chosen to present Oklahoma! as well as The Will Rogers Follies simultaneously in August and September. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the release of the well-known musical, Oklahoma!, and of course Will Rogers is a well-known Oklahoma ambassador.
kind of over-the-top songs and dance attributed to this particular style of production. The choreographer, Kara Staiger, has outdone herself in creating the choreography as well as teaching it to the cast.
abilities and instincts, are sure to make for a splendid show. “I am blown away by the talent pool here in Tulsa. You have these talented artists that are just regular people, going to their 8-to-5 jobs, grabbing dinner, and rushing to rehearsals, doing it for the love of the art,” Frie says of his cast.
Mitch Adams plays the lead part of Will Rogers. “He’s a solid local actor who actually played the part of Will in college,” Stefanic says. In a production with so much emphasis on dance, the possibility of injury to performers is very real and is something they have already had to overcome. The whole cast consists of some 25-30 performers.
Both Oklahoma! and The Will Rogers Follies pulled their talent from the same auditions.
THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (STEVEN MICHAEL HALL)
“I thought Mark and I were going to have to arm wrestle over some people when it came down to it,” said the director of Follies, Lisa Stefanic. Stefanic notes that there were plenty of talented performers to choose from, so that both productions were able to get the performers needed for their respective shows. However, there was the tiniest bit of overlap between the two shows, and not in the way you might expect.
full title, The Will Rogers Follies, a Life in Revue, alludes to the nature of the production. “It is a show within a show,” she explains.
In addition to directing Follies, Stefanic was also cast as Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! “I guess I’m just a glutton for punishment,” Stefanic jokes. During the week she can be found presiding over rehearsals for Follies and practicing her part in Oklahoma! on the weekends. Frie has always respected Stefanic as an actress and could not think of anyone more suited for the role of Aunt Eller. Having studied theatre and performance at the University of Tulsa, it is no surprise that Stefanic found herself acting once again.
The production tells the life story of Oklahoma born Will Rogers, in the style of the Ziegfeld Follies. Florenz Ziegfeld was the creator of these Vaudevillian variety styles of over-the-top revues in which Rogers would eventually star. “At a few points in the show, Will actually reaches out and speaks to the audience, effectively breaking through the fourth wall,” Stefanic says. The fourth wall to which she refers is the imaginary wall that separates the audience from the cast that is effectively broken through when Roger’s voice directly addresses the audience.
“It is a very entertaining show,” Stefanic says of her production, whose
In this production, you can expect lavish costumes and a cast that presents the
And oh, the stairs! “They play such a huge role in the performance that they are almost a character in and of themselves,” says Stefanic. With both of these shows, you can expect to experience some of Tulsa’s best talent. The roles and the productions themselves can be enjoyed by the whole family. Whether you choose to make a day of it and take in both shows or to enjoy them separately.
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Rewarding ourselves with an adventurous day trip
hearkens back to when nobility gave their weary servants permission to travel to their master’s vacation home for a day off. It was a pretty big deal back then, and isn’t much different today. The modern worker is (hopefully) able to take time off, but because many times it is difficult to schedule, only one actual day is taken at a time. That’s fine, but the problem is that most people
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don’t do anything rewarding with that one day off and it ends up feeling like a waste. So, if you want to spend a quality single day off, why not take a day trip? Here are six tips for a fun, memorable day trip on one tank of gas and seven different suggested routes you can take from anywhere in the Tulsa area.
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Plan the Route
Not everyone’s an early riser. So, there’s that. But getting the trip started as early as possible gives you a chance to make it the most memorable day you’ve had in a long time, especially if you’re able to pack in a ton of fun in just one day. Just remember to fill up the gas tank the night before.
Not too many things are more frustrating to the passengers on a day trip than a driver who isn’t quite sure how to get where they’re going. Spend the week leading up to the trip mapping out the best route in your spare time. At least let the co-pilot be involved as you make your way to the destination. Don’t forget, most of our phones have GPS nowadays.
Make an Itinerary There’s something to be said for having a plan. If you’ve got a list of things to do and when you expect to do them, you have a better chance of making the most of your day.
Be a Tourist Wherever you go on your day trip, having your eyes and imagination wide-open makes it special. Even if the destination is not far away or if you’ve been there before, when you take an added interest like a tourist, you’ll notice things you never did before, and your life will be richer for it.
Pack the Snacks Sometimes this is the whole reason you’re on the adventure the special permission to break out the Whoppers, Cheetos and Twizzlers on a road trip.
Forget the Plan Having a specific plan is fine and all, but the most special moments in life sometimes come when you toss the map out the window and see where the road takes you.
HERE ARE SEVEN POSSIBLE ROUTES TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR AWESOME DAY TRIP OUT OF TULSA: The Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees Take I-44 north to the Highway 28 exit and head west to Langley. Visit the longest multiple-arch buttress dam in the world, Pensacola Dam. Completed before WWII, the dam is still providing tremendous hydroelectric power for the region. Free dam tours take place until Labor Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Join Langley’s Saturday Morning Market and buy fresh garden vegetables, maybe some pottery or jewelry. Rent a boat from H2O Sports for a couple of hours and boat around beautiful Grand Lake. Then dine at the elegant five-star restaurant, the Artichoke.
ROUND TRIP LOWDOWN: 128 miles/2 hours, 30 minutes
Barrel out to Bartlesville Day tripping to Bartlesville is appropriate anytime but especially in August since part of Bartlesville is in Osage County (seen the movie?). Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve, originally the private ranch of oil tycoon Frank Phillips, has been entertaining and inspiring people for decades. Seated in the Osage Hills — about 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville on Highway 123 — it is home to elk, buffalo, zebra, longhorn cattle and many other exotic animals. After spending a few hours in the museum and driving around the animal preserve, enjoy a prepared picnic at the campground. Later, drive into Bartlesville and see Frank Lloyd Wright’s only realized skyscraper, the Price Tower.
ROUND TRIP LOWDOWN: 112 miles/2 hours
Be an Okie in Muskogee On the way to Muskogee via Highway 51 east, stop by Livesay Orchards or any one of the orchards around Porter for a bag of the juiciest peaches on the planet. When arriving in Muskogee, go straight to Honor Heights Park, a garden with landscape comparable to Woodward Park in Tulsa. Enjoy walking among the azaleas and around the duck ponds before spreading a blanket out for a nice picnic. After lunch, experience firsthand a WWII submarine, the U.S.S. Batfish, at War Memorial Park. For dinner, have a juicy hamburger or steak at Okie’s. Then it’s off to Movies on the Green (every first Saturday night of the month) in downtown Muskogee.
ROUND TRIP LOWDOWN: 102 miles/2 hours
Eufaula Lake State Park This short trip down Highway 72 is quiet and yet surprisingly interesting. On the way, Dixie’s in Coweta is a must-stop for breakfast (closed Sunday and Monday, open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. other days). Huge country-sized omelets, pancakes, eggs and bacon any way you want — it’s simply impossible to find anybody anywhere saying anything bad about Dixie’s. After breakfast, drive to the lake for biking, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, you name it. It doesn’t cost a lot to enjoy nature at one of Oklahoma’s best state parks. On your way home, stop at family owned Haskell Auction (Saturdays only) to pick up rare furniture items at their auctions, tag sales and estate sales. The excitement of finding the perfect piece at a great price is certainly an adventure.
ROUND TRIP LOWDOWN: 130 miles/2 hours, 30 minutes
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Drive west on 412 (the Cimarron Turnpike) and catch some breathtaking views in Pawnee County between Sand Springs and Stillwater. The scenery alone makes the drive worth it. Now, Stillwater is the home of Oklahoma State University, of course, but maybe the biggest attraction around there is Eskimo Joe’s. Their iconic shirt with the print of Eskimo Joe and Buffy is one of the most sold t-shirts in the world. You’ll be impressed with the cheese fries and strawberry shake almost as much as their excellent wait staff. Lost Creek Safari, a cool little petting zoo, is fun for children (by reservation only). Or check out Tumbleweeds, Stillwater’s authentic country dance hall. They’ve been helping boots to scoot and serving calf fries since 1981, and like Eskimo Joe’s, they’re an Oklahoma experience you must do at least once in your life.
Before you get to the big city, visit one of Oklahoma’s last vestiges of simple farming life in the 1800s, the Round Barn in Arcadia. Once used for livestock, hay storage and even dance parties on a second floor, this unique Route 66 landmark still stands at over a century old.
After a few hours of bedlam in Stillwater, hop over to I-35 and head south to Guthrie, the state’s first capital. Join noodlers for a pitcher of beer at Rock-A-Way Tavern, home base for National Geographic’s show, Mudcats (at least for one season, anyway). Then take in the few iconic blocks of downtown Guthrie, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its enduring rich architectural significance.
Kickin’ It on Route 66
ROUND TRIP LOWDOWN: 220 miles/3 hours, 40 minutes
Only in Oklahoma City can you catch a regular season NBA game, and it’s only 90 minutes from Tulsa. A Thunder game at Chesapeake Arena is truly a memorable experience and worth the money. Or skip the game and go shopping at Bricktown at Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Emporium, Bass Pro or Bricktown Candy Company. In the Raw or Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse would always be excellent choices for dinner before the trip home.
ROUND TRIP LOWDOWN: 220 miles/3 hours, 20 minutes
On your way up to Vinita, via the historic Route 66, pull off the road in Catoosa and snap a selfie in front of the Blue Whale and post it on social media immediately. Then get back in the car and shoot up to Claremore. Visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, where you can pay homage to Oklahoma’s Favorite Son, the cowboy, actor and humorist, Will Rogers. Once you arrive in Vinita, lunch has to be at Clanton’s, the restaurant featured on Guy Fieri’s show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. You’ll have some of the best chicken-fried steak or catfish you’ve ever eaten. After lunch, head over to Safari Joe’s Exotic Wildlife Rescue in Adair for animal fun, for children and adults alike. When making your way home on Highway 28 west from Adair, get back on Route 66 south and hit Molly’s Landing for a top-notch seafood and steak dinner.
ROUND TRIP LOWDOWN: 130 miles/2 hours, 20 minutes
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Sure it’s only August, but it’s never too early for college football talk, especially when the pigskin forecast looks sunny for the state’s three D1 teams. by Richard Linihan
The University of Oklahoma football team made it to the Final Four last year and then got clobbered by Clemson; Oklahoma State started 10-0 and then lost the last three games of the season in blowout fashion, and the University of Tulsa didn’t have a winning season (6-7), but it somehow felt like it after only winning five games in the two combined seasons before. What will their fans get this year? Let’s take a look at the three teams and what’s in store.
OKLAHOMA Three issues have been on the front burner this offseason that have their fans chewing fingernails to the quick: Baker Mayfield’s eligibility at OU, Joe Mixon’s tape that allegedly shows him punching a female in the face at a Norman establishment, and defensive back Jordan Thomas’ continued offenses that have reaped him suspensions in the past and possibly in the future with a new indiscretion. OU fans can wipe the sweat from their collective brow as Mayfield will vie for a national championship and the Heisman Trophy in Norman, thanks to a Big 12 ruling. If the Mixon tape is released — the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association is still pursuing that — how will that affect this sophomore star running back? “He has already paid his dues (serving a one-year suspension in 2014),” says Eric Bailey, the OU beat writer for the Tulsa World. Thomas, expected to be one of the top defensive backs in the Big 12, was allegedly involved in a bar fight in the offseason. He already has missed a quarter of one game and the entire Tulsa game last year for offenses. On the field, the Sooners arguably will have one of the top two quarterbacks in the country, and Athlon rates Mixon and Samaje Perine as the best backfield duo in the nation. The Sooners will also have to replace all-everything wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Where will OU get help on offense? “Rodney Anderson, a redshirt freshman running back, can do some amazing things,” says Bailey.
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“Also Geno Lewis is a Penn State transfer who has one year of eligibility. OU is hoping he can do the same thing Justin Brown did in 2012, coming in from Penn State.” How does OU get back to the Final Four? “Survive the month of September (OU plays at Houston in the opener on Sept. 3, then welcomes Ohio State to Norman on Sept. 17),” Bailey says. “And with a trip to TCU Oct. 1, the Sooners could be 4-0 or 1-3 without surprise.” Who has a shot at being All Big 12 first team? “I could see Mayfield, Perine, Orlando Brown, and maybe Dede Westbrook and Mark Andrews on offense. On defense, Jordan Evans, Jordan Thomas, Charles Walker and maybe defensive back Steven Parker.”
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SPORTS CENTRAL SC OKLAHOMA STATE Which team will fans get: The 10-0 team or the one that got trampled by Oklahoma, Baylor and Ole Miss in the final three games? Cowboys Sports Network’s Robert Allen, an expert on OSU since Godzilla was a gecko, has some worry lines concerning the schedule. “It may be an instant replay of last year,” he says. “OSU gets TCU and OU on the road to conclude the regular season.” OSU has Mason Rudolph back and a ton of talented wide receivers. And they add Barry J. Sanders to the bevy of backs to tote the ball. “He (Sanders) doesn’t like to be called Junior,” says Allen. “His style is much like his old man’s [Heisman-winning father, Barry]. It’s been a long time since OSU had a 1,000-yard runner, but he has the potential. “James Washington is a lot like Justin Blackmon. He can go up and get the ball in a crowd and has a knack for finding the end zone. Mason’s arm isn’t as strong as Brandon Weeden’s, but he has the will to get the job done and stand strong in the pocket. (Safety Jordan) Sterns will blow you up with his big hits.” And Bedlam this year? “OSU has to have incredible special teams, or extraordinary play with momentum, and OU has to help with some turnovers in Norman,” Allen says. “If they both play their best, OU wins.” Allen picked the Sooners to win the Big 12 and the Cowboys second in his preseason vote.
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TULSA Coach Philip Montgomery will try to get the Golden Hurricane to the winning side of the ledger. It’s hard to believe he didn’t do it last year, scoring 381 points in 10 of 13 games. The potential is there if a defense can be found.
One gentleman who has a solid insight into the three state teams is Bedlam Sports co-owner and manager Steve McCormick.
“OU is going to be really good, but you have to factor in they have one of the toughest schedules in the country,” he says. “OSU is interesting this year and one of the better dark horses to win the Big 12. At TU, Montgomery is getting this team back to where it was nationally like in the Todd Graham years and other coaches back then.” As the name suggests, Bedlam Sports focuses primarily on University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University gear and apparel, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have love (and products) for other area colleges like the University of Tulsa. And it’s their calling to put must-have merchandise within your reach without having to travel to Norman, Stillwater or Oklahoma City. Whether you’re shopping for crimson to show off your Sooner allegiance or orange to boast you’re a Cowboy, Bedlam Sports has a wider selection than the competition, along with better prices and service inside their 30,000-foot showroom in the heart of Tulsa.
The Hurricane was down only seven points to OU last year before losing by 14. Despite giving up 773 yards to OU’s offense, TU gave one of the top four teams in the country everything they wanted. “The Ohio State game on Sept. 10 will be like going to OU; TU will be a significant underdog and have nothing to lose,” says Kelly Hines, TU beat writer for the Tulsa World. “And yet they are really looking forward to it.” And why not, after TU went into South Bend, Ind. and whipped Notre Dame in 2010, and also beat a national powerhouse Arkansas Razorbacks squad at their place in 1971. A legacy was born. The biggest reason TU has a shot at a winning season: wide receiver and kick returner Keevan Lucas is back in the fold after losing almost the whole year to injury in 2015. Also, Montgomery has a year under his belt at the helm, and quarterback Dane Evans is maturing as he stands a great chance at becoming TU’s all-time passing leader.
“The team in the West to beat (in the American Athletic Conference) is Houston. They’re already saying they have a shot to beat OU,” says Hines. “So I see them and Memphis ahead of TU, which should finish third, no worse than fourth.”
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AUGUST HOMESTANDS AUG 9 - AUG 14 AUG 23 - AUG 26 TULSA DRILLERS
Home games are played at ONEOK Field (Tulsa) Aug. 1 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p Aug. 2 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p Aug. 3 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p Aug. 4 | @ NW Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p Aug. 5 | @ NW Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p Aug. 6 | @ NW Arkansas Travelers | 6:05p Aug. 7 | @ NW Arkansas Travelers | 2:05p Aug. 9 | vs Midland RockHounds | 7:05p Aug. 10 | vs Midland RockHounds | 7:05p Aug. 11 | vs Midland RockHounds | 7:05p Aug. 12 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p Aug. 13 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p Aug. 14 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 1:05p Aug. 16 | @ Midland RockHounds | 6:30p Aug. 17 | @ Midland RockHounds | 6:30p Aug. 18 | @ Midland RockHounds | 7p Aug. 19 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p Aug. 20 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p Aug. 21 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 6:05p Aug. 23 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p Aug. 24 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p Aug. 25 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p Aug. 26 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p Aug. 27 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:10p Aug. 28 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 2:10p Aug. 29 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p Aug. 30 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p Aug. 31 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p Sept. 1 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p Sept. 2 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p Sept. 3 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p Sept. 4 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p Sept. 5 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 6:05p
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Home games are played at Boone Pickens Stadium (Stillwater) Sept. 3 | vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions | 2:30p Sept. 10 | vs Central Michigan Chippewas | 11a Sept. 17 | vs Pittsburgh Panthers | 2:30p Sept. 24 | @ Baylor Bears | TBA Oct. 1 | vs Texas Longhorns | TBA Oct. 8 | vs Iowa State Cyclones | TBA Oct. 22 | @ Kansas Jayhawks | TBA Oct. 29 | vs West Virginia Mountaineers | TBA Nov. 5 | @ Kansas State Wildcats | TBA Nov. 12 | vs Texas Tech Red Raiders | TBA Nov. 19 | @ TCU Horned Frogs | TBA Dec. 3 | @ Oklahoma Sooners | TBA
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Aug. 4 | vs Orange County Blues | 7:30p Aug. 6 | vs Swope Park Rangers | 7:30p Aug. 11 | @ Colorado Springs Switchbacks | 8p Aug. 18 | vs Rio Grande Valley Toros | 7:30p Aug. 20 | vs OKC Energy | 7:30p Aug. 27 | @ OKC Energy | 7:30p Sept. 3 | @ Real Monarchs | 8p Sept. 10 | @ Swope Park Rangers | 7:30p Sept. 17 | @ USL San Antonio | 7:30p Sept. 24 | vs Sacramento Republic FC | 7:30p
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Home games are played at H.A. Chapman Stadium (Tulsa) Sept. 3 | vs San Jose State Spartans | 6p Sept. 10 | @ Ohio State Buckeyes | 2:30p Sept. 17 | vs North Carolina A&T Aggies | 11a Sept. 24 | @ Fresno State Bulldogs | 9:30p Oct. 7 | vs SMU Mustangs | 7p Oct. 15 | @ Houston Cougars | TBA Oct. 22 | vs Tulane Green Wave | TBA Oct. 29 | @ Memphis Tigers | TBA Nov. 5 | vs East Carolina Pirates | TBA Nov. 12 | @ Navy Midshipmen | 11a Nov. 19 | @ UCF Knights | TBA Nov. 25 | vs Cincinnati Bearcats | TBA
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WHETHER YOU’RE ATTENDING A SEMI-FORMAL, COCKTAIL PARTY OR A WILDLY THEMED BACKYARD BASH, IT’S TIME TO PUT THOSE BEACH PRINTS, OPEN-TOED SHOES, GOLD JEWELRY AND SUMMERY DRESSES TO GOOD USE BEFORE THE SEASON IS OVER. BY RYANN GORDON
With the end of the summer rolling around, parties are going to be coming at you from every direction. End of summer parties, clambakes, patio gatherings, fiestas, luaus, back to school bashes — August is a month of celebrations, so you’re going to want to be on your best fashion behavior. Whether you’re attending a semi-formal, cocktail party or a wildly themed backyard bash, it’s time to put those beach prints and summery dresses to good use before the season is over. Although we hate to admit it — winter is coming (cue the dramatic sound effects). Before you know it, cold winds will be blowing and so will all of our darling dresses, flowery skirts and open-toe heels … straight back to the closet, that is. Don’t
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let the summer close without having worn that adorable lacey dress you splurged on a month ago, and don’t you dare forget to utilize all of the white in your closet before the month comes to an end. After all, you won’t be able to wear it once Labor Day has passed. Lucky for us, the month is full of social gatherings for you to show off those summer items you haven’t had a chance to wear. Whether you’re going to a full-on themed party, a cocktail-style garden party, a semi-casual backyard barbecue or crawfish boil, or just going out to one of Tulsa’s final celebratory events of the summer, use every opportunity you have to show off your festyfashion before the sweater weather rolls in.
There’s nothing more exciting than a semi-formal event to dress ourselves up for, and I’m sure all of us have a dress or two still in our closet with the tags on. Pick out your most summery dress — bright, floral-printed halters; dainty, lace-adorned baby dolls; tight, backless maxis; and sheer, flowing highlows — and employ this opportunity to go braless. And if you have any white dresses you’ve been dying to wear, this is your time to do it. Pair a plunging neckline with a body chain underneath or necklace that hangs delicately down your chest and through the cleavage. For high necklines, opt for a fashionable choker (not the elastic or T-shirt material) and chunky earrings.
One step down from the cocktailstyle party are those less formal social gatherings, barbecues, clambakes, block parties, etc. These types of events are perfect for you to sport your favorite, festival fashion looks, because they are semi-casual yet undeniably trendy and adorable. Although flower crowns have been a bit overplayed, many of the other trends from festival season will reign on through the month, but probably not long afterward.
Gold is a preferred color for the summer, so be sure that all of your jewelry is coordinated with each other and then also your makeup. Go with light-colored lipstick, nudes, peaches and pinks, and depending on your color scheme, a thin layer of shimmery bronzer and blush, and load up the highlighter. Smear gold eye shadow across the inner corners of your eyes and feel your inner Greek goddess radiate from beneath.
Along with the perfect dress, jewelry and makeup, no outfit is complete without the right shoes. We all know the rule of “no white after Labor Day,” but don’t forget about the “no open-toe shoes” rule either. Booties will be taking over soon enough, so break those piggies out and show off your pedicure in a pair of sleek, strappy summer heels. Opt for thin straps that wrap over the toe, around the ankle and maybe even up the calves, or just show a peek with a pair of nude, peep-toe pumps that will undoubtedly match any outfit you can configure.
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Crop tops, mesh materials, high-waisted shorts, skirts that slit up the leg, belts, necklaces and hats are all great for days. This is your opportunity to skimp it up a bit with low-cut or bikini-style crop tops, unique rompers with cutouts on the stomach, overly-short or leotard shaped bottoms with sheer, slit skirts that lay on top and lingerie pieces turned to daywear. Throw a long, cape-like cardigan or kimono over just about anything and you’ve got yourself a festy-fresh ensemble that’ll make you feel like you’re grooving in the desert at Coachella. The most important part of this festivalstyle, semi-casual summer look is in the accessories. Heavy double-buckle, western-style belts are all the rage right now, and a staple belt will take any plain outfit from simple to stunning in no time. This goes for hats as well, which have made their mark on summer fashion this year. Floppy hats of felt or straw, fedoras, boater and flat brim hats, along with headbands like flower crowns or bandanas, are crucial for your summer swag, and they are functional in that they hide your hair and block the sun.
Another important part of accessorizing this look is with your necklaces — many, many necklaces. One of the most popular brands at the moment is Lili Claspe, whose upside-down horn necklaces are not only beautiful, dainty and well mixed with other pieces, but they are ironically perfect for us Oklahomans (horns down). Aside from layers of many different necklaces, another alternative is to use a bandana as a necklace. Wrap a red or pastel-colored bandana around your neck and tie it like a pin-up girl, or tie it in the back and let it hang down the front for a more traditional festival look. As far as themed parties go, whether you are planning to attend a luau, fiesta, beach, pool party or other themed event, just remember to go all-out. The summer offers some of the most exciting themes of the year, and you only have one more month to celebrate it. So, bust out those coconut tops, sombreros, bikinis, leis, maracas and all the frozen drinks your heart desires. Dance the summer away until you’re begging for winter to cool you down.
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BALANCE BEING BUFF AND TONED MEANS NOTHING WITH A WEAK SPIRIT, SO FIND YOUR BALANCE BETWEEN CARDIO, STRENGTH TRAINING AND DISCIPLINE TO BECOME THE HEALTHY, MINDFUL, TOUGH INDIVIDUAL YOU WERE MEANT TO BE.
by Ryann Gordon
Some people bench. Some box, bicycle or run. Others do yoga, Pilates, Zumba, tai chi and the list goes on. The key to full body health, though, is switching up your routine and finding a balance that works best for you. Cardio one day, meditation the next; work out your body, mind, heart and soul throughout the week, and seek a holistic level of fitness that is not only beneficial to your health and physique, but your overall quality of life. You should get some form of physical activity every day; however, many of us struggle to get from our bed to our car, from work to our car, then back home to bed again. Going to the gym more than three days a week can be a struggle for some of us who juggle multiple responsibilities like jobs, school and a social life, especially when every
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workout calls for an immediate shower afterward. Not all of your workouts should be exclusively sweatinducing, heart-pumping, muscle-throbbing cardio, though — there is such a thing as working out your mind too. Rather than focusing on hard, strenuous exercises every time you work out, stagger your fitness schedule across the week with exercises that vary from extremely difficult to extremely calming. Attempt to work out some area of the body every day, reserving three or four days of the week for those tough, muscle-building workouts that might leave you sore the next day. Then use those sore days to work on another part of your body by stretching, meditating or doing yoga.
Different from the traditional “leg day/arm day” approach, try focusing on the systems — strength training, cleansing, heart day, core day, maybe even spirit day. Explore new areas of the gym, most certainly the studios and classes offered, and attempt exercises that you’ve never considered before. Be spontaneous
with your workouts and keep yourself entertained while also building on not only your body, but your mind as well. Being buff and toned means nothing with a weak spirit, so find your balance between cardio, strength training and discipline to become the healthy, mindful, tough individual you were meant to be.
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One of the best forms of cardio is jogging, and it can be done both at the gym and just about anywhere outside. Going on a run is great because it works your heart and tones your muscles, and also cleanses you as you sweat. Unless you’re an every-morning runner, pick two or three days a week to go on a jog outside or on the treadmill. And maybe toss in some extra cardio along the way like running sideways, crossovers, jumping jacks and burpees. With only a few pieces of gym equipment used the right way, you can get an intense, cardio-filled workout. Stand straight as you swing a barbell between your legs with either both or one hand at a time, and immediately feel the sweat begin to form as your heart starts to pump. Or opt for a couple of light or medium-sized weights and take a whack at aerobics; turn on some music and begin to step from right to left at your own pace. Add a stepping stool for extra lift and be the leader of your own class. Another workout that involves a ton of cardio is boxing or kickboxing, and it also helps with building muscle as well. Thirty minutes of boxing at Title Fitness Club and you will know what true cardio feels like, and you will be drenched in sweat. This goes for dancing as well, whether you’re doing Zumba, belly dancing, hip-hop or just gettin’ down at the club. We’ve all been sore after dancing the night out at Majestic, so imagine you’ve taken a full-on dance class meant to make you sweat — now that’s cardio.
When most of us think about working out, heavy weights and bench presses typically come to mind. Strength training is one of the quickest ways to build muscle and
it can include anything from lifting, curling and squatting to working out with resistance bands or on weight stack machines. On those days that you really don’t feel like driving to the gym, stay at home and find some heavy weights to lift around the house; do leg lifts, squats, wall-sits, pushups, pullups, anything you can think of, and then repeat. As far as the gym goes, working out on equipment like the leg press, squatting racks, extension and curl machines will leave your muscles burning after and into the days to come. You can also utilize the gym’s loose equipment such as resistance bands and barbells, which are great for butt and core building. Another type of strength training that people tend to neglect is yoga, which is just as beneficial to the body and core muscles as it is for the mind. Yoga does miraculous wonders for the body, because it works muscles that don’t typically get much action as you slowly move from one position to the next. Similar to this is Pilates, which is a relatively slow-paced exercise of repeated muscle contractions that doesn’t involve too much stress but will have you toned in no time.
Our cultural gravitation toward Zen has brought a new awareness of our mental health and the effect that it has on our life. Being strong has taken on a new meaning in our society as someone who is healthy, mindful and aware of his or her physical aptitude. This means knowing when to stop pushing for more, like on those days that you’re sore from working out the day before. Rather than fighting to break the barrier of soreness, stretch it out with one to five minute stretches in the areas feeling the most stress.
Take this time to rest your mind and perhaps attempt to clear it completely. And although it may not seem like you are working out, clearing and cleansing your mind is one of the best workouts you can do. Meditation has proven to have one of the greatest effects recorded on overall life quality, so even if you can’t do it at first — keep trying. One of the simplest ways to ease into mindfulness is through yoga, which involves both physical exertion
and meditative breathing. Getting into the rhythm breathing that is the heart of yoga helps you take control and become much more aware of your body. Each and every little movement made as you slowly switch positions sends signals to your brain that give you a new level of familiarity with the muscles inside your body and their function. Not to mention the mental aspect of yoga — meditation— which provides an equally beneficial amount of exercise to the mind.
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of summer FORGET THE STORE-BOUGHT POPSICLES AND TRY THESE FANTASTIC ALTERNATIVES TO THE SUMMER CLASSICS. THE HARDEST PART WILL BE WAITING FOR THEM THE FREEZE SO YOU CAN WOW YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
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EATS N’ TREATS ET August is here, which means it’s hotter than heck outside, and that back-to-school is right around the corner. If you or your children are feeling the hazy summertime blues, making homemade popsicles can be a fun way to cool down and entertain every member of the household. Once you get going, the DIY popsicle recipes are endless. You can freeze anything from different fruits and smoothie mixes to cake batter and coffee. There are also healthy breakfast combinations like yogurt, frozen bananas, and chia seeds to something more adult like Champagne and strawberries (lots of recipes on Pinterest for this!). Here are a few different recipes and tips to get your imagination going:
MOCHA POP Who says you have to pay $5 for an afternoon caffeine boost? Here’s a delicious popsicle to replace your Frappuccino addiction and save you some money.
choice, like hazelnut or French vanilla creamer. You can also 1 bottle of cold brew coffee substitute Bailey’s or Kahlua for concentrate (find this at Trader something a little more 21+) Joe’s or Natural Grocers) 1 can sweetened condensed milk DIRECTIONS: 3 tsp. vanilla extract Combine 2 cups of coffee 1 bottle of Hershey’s dark concentrate with 4 tablespoons syrup (or other flavor of
sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously until combined. Stir in added flavor of choice if desired. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
BIRTHDAY CAKE BATTER POPS (recipe from Just Add Sprinkles) These eye-catchingly sweet treats will be a major crowd pleaser at any outside event or birthday celebration.
Ingredients 3 cups vanilla ice cream ¾ cup yellow cake mix 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup milk 1 bottle of sprinkles (use jimmies, as nonpareils may run and make streaks in the ice cream)
DIRECTIONS: Combine ice cream, cake mix, extract and milk in a blender and blend on medium until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze overnight. After taking the pops out of the molds, dip the tops into a small bowl of sprinkles and coat as desired.
To make frozen cake pops instead of the larger popsicles, pour batter into plastic disposable shot glasses and freeze. When mixture is partly frozen, insert colorful popsicle sticks and continue to freeze.
Keys to Successful Pops: G etting popsicles out of the molds can be tricky, so make sure the molds you purchase (Target, Dollar Tree, Amazon) have long sticks that extend far down into the popsicle. If they are too short, they can potentially pull right out and leave the popsicle stuck in the mold. I nstead of using the sticks that come with the molds, you can also buy popsicle sticks or dowel rods (both cheap at the Dollar Tree) and
stick them in yourself. After the popsicles have been in the freezer an hour or so, the mixture will be partially frozen. Push the popsicle sticks or dowel rods threequarters of the way down into the mixture and continue to freeze overnight. T o get the popsicles out of the molds successfully, run warm (not hot) water over the molds for about 30 seconds, or immerse them in warm water up to the top of the mold (not fully underwater). Gently massage the pop from bottom to top and wiggle the popsicle free. M ixtures with some sort of protein in them (milk, ice cream, condensed milk, yogurt) are generally easier to pop out of the mold. Mixtures made of straight, clear fruit juices tend to stick.
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NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA HAS A STRAIGHT-UP FANTASTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANT SCENE, ESPECIALLY IN ITS VARIETY OF REGIONAL SPECIALTIES. FROM TACOS TO TAMALES AND ALL SORTS OF ENCHILADAS IN BETWEEN, THESE 38 SOUTH-OF-THE-BORDER SPOTS SERVE SOME OF GREEN COUNTRY’S TOP EATS.
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The number of Mexican and TexMex restaurants in Green Country rivals the number of churches and QuikTrips around town. In other words, there’s a lot of them. To say we like our Mexican food is such an understatement, it’s criminal. But oh…the salsa and queso. The guacamole. The over-the-border beer brands and the margaritas. Tulsa and the surrounding environs like a good party and a good meal, and you can get both at the area’s plethora of eateries. To help you figure out where to get your next platter of fajitas, rice and beans, we’ve compiled a list that includes innovative fusions, old school Mexican, Tex-Mex classics and local favorites. Most of these places are local, homegrown establishments, but a few are southwestern chains or franchises with a deep connection to T-Town. Eat up, and don’t forget the fried ice cream.
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10909 E. 71st | Tulsa Based out of Texas, Abuelo’s makes this list because it’s such a staple of Tulsa’s restaurant scene. Located on the busy 71st Street corridor, Abuelo’s serves up tasty Tex-Mex dishes made from scratch daily in an open-air Mexican courtyard with greenery and artwork inspired by famous Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozoco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Take the family and treat yourself to one of their many margaritas in the outside seating area.
4532 E. 51st | Tulsa 8010 E. 106th | Tulsa Fresh, high-quality Mexican food at a nice price and friendly service with a smile is what you’ll find at Bravos. Enjoy upscale atmosphere with Latin music floating through the whole place. They always have great lunch specials as well as a Happy Taco Hour along with the regular happy hour. Check their Facebook page regularly for all the specials. Oh, and the guacamole here is really good!
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3509 S. Peoria | Tulsa Cafe Olé is more than just a restaurant. It’s a bona fide cantina. Sure, the southwestern and Tex-Mex cuisine is superb (their white queso, for instance, is addicting and they’re always adding creative new menu items), but it’s the drinkables that make Cafe Olé stand out. On a nice night, their open-air patio with the fireplace makes a top shelf margarita even more delicious. If you try the Prickly Pear, you’ll be wanting another one.
393 E. Main | Jenks New on the restaurant scene, customers call Campesinos a hidden gem in the heart of Jenks for their friendly, speedy service and their tasty menu. The staff serves up authentic Mexican meals made fresh. There are so many choices, you’re sure to find your favorite meal. Regulars love the seafood dishes, which include tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas. They serve up rib-eye too, and also have a few vegetarian options for those who prefer not to eat meat.
1304 E. 15th | Tulsa 5320 S. Harvard | Tulsa 6709 E. 81st | Tulsa For the last 33 years Chimi’s has been a staple in the Tulsa area. The locations may have changed several times, but Chimi’s overall popularity has remained relatively unchanged. Chimi’s extensive menu offers many popular options including classic favorites like fajitas, enchiladas and tacos. But new, sure-to-be favorites have also surfaced. For example, the wet burrito is stuffed full of rice, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, rojo sauce and a choice of ground or shredded beef or chicken. The sauce is a shockingly vibrant orange that one might associate with a habanero pepper, but is instead mild and delicious.
Dusty’s Mexican Grill & Cantina
7708 N. Owasso Expressway | Owasso Dusty’s offers fresh Mexican food and big flavors courtesy of chef Cameron Werry, who has 19 years of cooking experience. The restaurant, owned by the people who’ve made Brownies and BGB a success in Tulsa, opened in early July. All of their sauces and quesos are made in-house, along with all the marinades. Dusty’s has a great bar menu which includes several styles of margaritas (including the Cucumber Jalapeno, Creamsicle and Creamy Avocado), sangrias, martinis and fireballs. The Cantina is centered around a colorful bar and several TVs that help establish a fun and lively atmosphere. Outside of some delicious appetizers including the smoked Gouda queso and ceviche camarones, you can’t go wrong with some favorites like The Porker (a slow-roasted crispy pork belly quesadilla), Mariachi Tacos (crispy white fish and mojo de ajo shrimp with creamy poblano slaw) and the Ribeye Mazatian topped with charred jalapeno green onion butter and charred corn relish.
9825 E. 21st | Tulsa While the El Chico’s on 21st Street may have all the trappings of a traditional Mexican restaurant, don’t be fooled, as this location offers plenty of variants on tasty staples since it’s a franchise and not a corporate store. They offer a few select items you won’t be able to find at the other locations like rib-eye or sirloin steaks with festive Mexican twists. Check out their daily freshmade blackboard specials, as well as their Top Shelf line of products, which covers everything from enchiladas to quesadillas to margaritas. Be prepared to eat hearty; portions are large and reasonably priced.
El Guapo’s Cantina
332 E. 1st | Tulsa With two locations — one downtown and the other on Tulsa’s south side — El Guapo’s promises plenty of good food, salty margaritas, and festive atmosphere. The downtown location also features a rooftop cantina, where you can sit with friends to celebrate birthdays, holidays and guys’ or gals’ nights out in style. Their bar offers a wide selection of tequilas and mescals to choose from.
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1629 E. 11th | Tulsa Locally owned El Rancho Grande has served authentic Tex-Mex from the same spot on Route 66 since 1953. Their Night Hawk combo — two cheese and onion enchiladas covered with chili con carne and cheddar, plus a soft cheddar cheese taco topped with chili con queso — is listed among the top 5 Mexican meals in the U.S. in Taco USA. Pair it with one of El Rancho’s famous margaritas or a Mexican beer, and you’ll be living it up big time.
300 Riverwalk | Jenks 151 Bass Pro Dr. | Broken Arrow 9455 N. Owasso Expressway | Owasso Going to Los Cabos is like a cheap trip to the border. The restaurant’s three locations sit near water and have a hip, active hacienda feel. Their outdoor cabana bar features live entertainment throughout the spring and summer, and it’s a great place to get drinks and dance. In addition to the usual suspects — tacos, fajitas and enchiladas — Los Cabos has some unique menu items, like the green chile platter (carnitas in Anaheim chile sauce) and their Mexican lasagna (tortillas layered with chicken and Mexican fixings).
2001 W. Houston | Broken Arrow It’s not everywhere that you can order shrimp nachos. But that’s just one of many tasty options you get at El Sombrero. Their menu includes a mix of Tex-Mex as well as more traditional Mexican dishes, such as menudo, a soup made with beef tripe, broth and red chili pepper, served with lime, chopped onions and chopped cilantro. Their lunch menu ranges from a mere $5.45 to $7.45. And their bar is fully stocked to top off your dinner right.
Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant
2534 E. Kenosha | Broken Arrow Priding itself on fantastic food and service, Los Mariachis is a fun place to eat with friends and family. You can’t go wrong with meals like their tilapia con arroz — a seasoned and grilled tilapia filet accompanied by two skewers of mouthwatering shrimp, covered in savory garlic butter sauce, served over a bed of rice. The Los Mariachis platter comes with grilled steak, chicken, shrimp and chorizo. Enjoy a Mexican beer, soda or margarita along with their zesty shrimp cocktail on their new patio, and watch the world go by with a smile.
8056 S. Memorial | Tulsa For a casual pub, Fat Daddy’s has an impressively deep menu. Not only can you enjoy some great beers and a game on TV, but on Tuesdays you can swing by for their taco special — 0.60 cent tacos all day. They also serve up some solid quesadillas, nachos, queso dip, fajitas, and a stellar queso smothered burrito, which features a 12-inch flour tortilla filled with taco beef and refried beans, covered in queso, lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream.
5209 S. Sheridan | Tulsa We’d recommend going here for the Mexican breakfast and you can get it any time of the day you like. Nearly any dish you order comes with their splendidly zesty chorizo. Their chilaquiles with chorizo and eggs is especially tasty with two fried eggs, chopped red onion, flavorful jalapenos and Jack cheese, all covered in a sweet and spicy chili sauce over a bed of tortilla chips fresh from the oven. Mamasota’s huge patio is a great place to enjoy Mexican food under a wide-open Tulsa sky.
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14 W. Matthew Brady | Tulsa If you’re in the Brady District, this is where you go for authentic Mexican cuisine and yummy margaritas. Enjoy their excellent fajitas, quesadillas or one of the other specialty plates. They’re all good. They’ll serve your meal quick and make it easy for you to start off a First Friday Art Crawl, an evening of people watching on Guthrie Green, the Driller’s game or whatever else you’ve got planned for the evening.
1342 E. 15th | Tulsa If your taste in food runs toward modern and innovative, you’ll want to check out Mi Cocina, which serves Tex-Mex with a twist. The open, airy seating is segmented with half-walls and other unobtrusive dividers that allow diners to feel a sense of privacy as well as space and light, perfect for date night. Their salsa is bright and savory, a great complement to any meal. And they even serve brunch. Huevos rancheros, anyone?
5629 E. 41st | Tulsa Known as the place “where the locals go,” Ricardos has built up a strongly loyal customer base since it first opened in 1975. Their menu is traditional Tex-Mex in style, featuring plenty of combination plates topped with cheese sauce and easy on the spiciness. They serve one of the best chile rellenos around — that’s a mild Anaheim pepper, skinned, stuffed with cheese, battered, fried and smothered with chile con queso. Their menu also offers low carb and light calorie options.
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6219 E. 61st | Tulsa A first time visit to Rincon tends to be an unexpected pleasure. The quality and flavor of their dishes are surprisingly fresh and flavorful. The seasoning here is possibly their secret weapon. The savory flavor in every bite of any of their signature dishes will stay with you long after you’ve eaten it. It’s really that good — some of the best fajitas in town.
2120 S. Sheridan | Tulsa With Rio, it’s not entirely about the elaborate decorations that make you feel like you’re really in Old Mexico. You’ll enjoy the blue Talavera-tiled tables, palm trees and stucco walls. But you’ll also have a great meal, including hot salsa and creamy queso. And Rio’s reputation for supplying a steady stream of lip smacking libations is unlike any other in Midtown.
8144 S. Lewis | Tulsa Tres Amigos is known for freshly-made, award-winning Mexican cuisine served in a comfortable yet upscale fashion. In warm weather, the outside patio is a great spot to enjoy a margarita. Their menu includes traditional dishes, as well as steak and seafood, and some unique items you can only get here — like Chipotle BBQ Ribs (baby back ribs with a sweet Mexican glaze) and the Carnitas San José (braised pork shanks served with fire-roasted salsa and cilantro lime rice).
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Located in the heart of the Brady Arts District of downtown Tulsa Caz's Pub 21 West Matthew Brady St. \ Tulsa, OK 74103 114 N918.585.8587 Boston | Tulsa, OK 74103
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Mexicali Border Café has been serving delicious Mexican food to Tulsans since 1987. Staying in business that long isn’t just a proven track record — it’s a true testament to how good the food is, and the level of friendly and attentive service you receive as you dine.
The area around their Tulsa restaurant, located in the Brady District, has grown substantially over the last few years, and has no doubt helped Mexicali’s business by bringing even more dining traffic to the area. However, the management’s goal has always been to focus on repeat customers, and growing their core base of family diners.
Mexicali owner Marshall Kottler and general manager Albert Cronheim both agree that the number one goal at Mexicali is that every guest leaves the restaurant having thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience.
There are many ways that the management and staff of Mexicali Border Café work to achieve their goal of every guest leaving happy — they invest in the food, the employees, and their physical location.
“We work really hard to make sure our guests are happy,” says Kottler. And after one visit to his establishment, it’s clear that he means it — and that he succeeds.
Kottler and Cronheim are always on the lookout for menu ideas, and they never know where or when their next inspiration might strike. Whether traveling abroad, or staying at home watching television, a
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With By its consistent, flavorful dishes and colorful and cheerful atmosphere, Mexicali has prospered since 1987 with a wide array of everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex dishes, along with newer, more authentic recipes, in response to a move toward fresher, homemade items. great idea or recipe could be waiting for them anywhere. And while they love looking for new things to try, they also value feedback from their customers, and tailor their offerings and their recipes according to what they hear from their clientele. Great care and thought go into not only what gets put on the menu, but also the quality of food that gets put on every table. “We never sacrifice quality for price,” says Cronheim, “and we make just about everything from scratch. We don’t want to use things that you can buy in a store.” Which means you won’t find canned salsa, sauces made from spice packs, or even pre-shredded cheese, anywhere on your plate.
Keeping the flavors and quality of the food consistent is of utmost importance, so that their customers know they can expect the same great tasting dishes every time they come in. By keeping the quality of ingredients high, they can achieve this goal easily; every visitor to the restaurant can expect a fresh, flavorful meal that’s sure to please. Mexicali serves up a wide array of everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex dishes, along with newer, more authentic recipes, in response to a move toward fresher, homemade items. The Mexico City Tacos are a house favorite; these are Mexicali’s own take on the street taco. With a choice of pork, fajita steak, or chicken and served with diced onions, Fresca cheese and cilantro and a
side of rice and beans, they’re a definite crowd pleaser. The Fajita Ranchero Burrito is also another popular menu item, consisting of sautéed fajita chicken or steak, hot salsa, pico de gallo, jalapenos, refried beans and Jack cheese in a flour tortilla, covered with white queso, sour cream and more hot salsa. Other menu favorites include the shrimp tacos (which comes with your choice of sautéed mango salsa, chipotle sauce or avocado salsa) and Lupe’s Chicken, a sautéed chicken dish served over rice, with tortillas and beans on the side. Cronheim and his kitchen staff come up with monthly specials as well as unique drink offerings and seasonal dishes that are based on availability of items. Both Kottler and Cronheim are adamant about reinvesting back into the restaurant and its physical location. The patio area has recently been remodeled, the interior recently repainted, and even more upgrades to the kitchen and restaurant area are in the works. Kottler believes in being proactive, in order to provide the best possible experience for diners. The restaurant also invests in their staff; everyone is considered to be part of an extended family. Cronheim has been with the restaurant for 26 years, working his way up from the kitchen, and confided that they hire between one and two new kitchen staff per year. Keeping the turnover low is another way the restaurant can provide consistent, quality food day after day and year after year. Kottler admits that one of the reasons he started the restaurant, apart from a love for good Mexican food, was to create a place where people could enjoy coming to work. It would seem he has succeeded at that, too. Mexicali believes in investing back into the community. They participate in many fundraisers and community events, and donate to multiple causes. They’ve provided food for events such as Wild Brew and the St. John Street Party, and they also support the United Way, the MD Anderson Ovarian Cancer Fund, and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. “We’ve been very fortunate to be part of the Tulsa area community,” says Kottler, “and it’s important to us that we give back.” The restaurant can accommodate large groups (with advanced notice), and also are available to cater events of all sizes, from 10 guests to 2,000. Kottler also mentioned that the restaurant may be looking around for a second location in Tulsa. When the timing is right, he says, and when they find the right location, it could become a reality. When it happens, there’s no doubt that many regular Mexicali customers around town will be happy to hear this. Until then, visit this Tulsa icon in the Brady district, and treat your taste buds to a delectable Tulsa LOCATOR tradition.
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Cutting-edge cuisine has its place, but sometimes you just want a hearty meal with your favorite comfort foods like the dishes served at Cazâ€™s Chowhouse in the Brady District. by Rob Harmon
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Let’s say it’s your first First Friday Art Crawl through the Brady District in downtown Tulsa. Remember it’s Friday, the end of a physically and emotionally hard week of labor and stress at work. Can you picture it so far? Good. So, the weather has been perfect for a leisurely walk with that special someone, an absolutely beautiful night for a quick visit to all the art studios and museums. After scrutinizing some futuristic modern art in the Philbrook Downtown, imagine being completely parched and downright starving for something good to eat. Now imagine walking into a place to eat — right there in the Brady District — that has all your favorite down-home dishes mom and pop used to make. And if that’s not enough, the staff and the atmosphere in the place are so warm and welcoming that you almost want to throw your shoes off and kick your feet up onto the coffee table (if there was one). What we’re describing is Caz’s Chowhouse.
“Most of what we do is from scratch,” says Jeff Castleberry. “The pot roast and pulled pork are in the oven all night long. We put them in before we leave and we pull them out in the morning when we get here.” And you can smell the aroma of the roast the second you walk into the perfectly decorated restaurant. The Castleberry’s have made Caz’s Chowhouse the place to go if you’re looking for a fun place to enjoy downtown, the arts and good old-fashioned cooking. Caz’s décor has all the brick warehouse charm and character you’d expect from a restaurant in an industrial area turned arts district. Formerly an automotive garage, decades ago, a heavy-duty pulley-system still hangs from the ceiling from the days when Tulsa trucks were built in the area. A blimpylooking guy in a pinstriped suit wearing a top hat and holding a pocket watch hangs above the restaurant’s expansive diner kitchen window next to a sign saying, “It’s Time To Eat!”
The bar of the restaurant is built out of one of the original garage bay doors, which can briefly be seen in the background in one of the scenes from the iconic The Outsiders movie based on the book of the same name by one of Tulsa’s own, S.E. Hinton. Located across Brady Street from Caz’s Pub, Castleberry’s bar, this haven of home cooking’ has hosted thousands of happy patrons through the years. Recently, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stopped by during one of his campaign visits to Tulsa and had one of their signature meals after visiting the Woody Guthrie Center across the street. He had heard about Caz’s and had to “check it out.”
with buffalo hot sauce. Imagine the hand gestures the arm-waving Vermontian used to describe those tasty treats to Congress when he got back to Washington! Other amazing appetizers on the menu include the pucker chips — sliced pickles hand-battered in seasoned cornmeal and fried green tomatoes, fried to a wonderful golden brown crispiness.
What the senator had to eat after his stroll through the Brady District was not exactly publicized but one good guess would be the Tempura Ribs appetizer. The Tempura Ribs (1/2 pound or 1 pound sizes) are one of the most popular appetizers because they are battered in the American Pale Ale Marshal Sundown’s Wheat Beer, glazed in an unbelievably delicious honey-Sriracha sauce. Then again, maybe he tried the famous Great Balls of Fire appetizer. That’s right. calf fries
Whether it’s a Friday night art crawl, a weekday lunch, a Saturday morning brunchheck, even if you’ve just had the best time in the world palling around the Brady District with a presidential hopeful, you won’t be disappointed with the especially crunchy and spicy hand-battered chicken fried chicken or steak, served with a plentiful portion of melt in your mouth red mashed potatoes covered in skillet gravy. It’s lip-licking fantastic. Some say, the best in town. It’s marinated in sweet tea, to unique perfection. You’ll have a hard time escaping without feeling utterly, absolutely full. Try a hearty slice of meatloaf or a tender helping of pot roast the way ole’ pop always made it and you’ll absolutely get your money’s worth. For something absolutely special in the sandwich department, the pulled pork
Bahn Mi has all the fixings you’d expect from authentic street venders or food trucks you’d find in New York or San Francisco. Try this sandwich once and you’ll find yourself driving completely out of your way to the Brady District to pick one up the next day. Don’t worry, you’ll get dessert too. And they won’t make you clean your plate before you order it (but you probably will). Sink your teeth into the mouth-watering chocolate cake topped with Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream or the saliva-inducing apple dumpling, baked to a crisp golden brown (with ice cream too) and you’ll have flashbacks of childhood summertime visits to the grandparents. To top it off, the weekend brunch at Caz’s is beginning to build a reputation. Get the chicken and waffles — a brunch mainstay — or anything else from the menu and you’ll find yourself ready to rock the rest of your weekend. Well-priced with huge portions, from a wide variety of meals that remind you of home, is what you get at Caz’s Chowhouse. They’ll send you off happy and probably with food to take home. Sounds a bit like a visit to mom and pops, doesn’t it?
LOCATOR CAZ’S CHOWHOUSE 18 E. Mathew Brady | Tulsa 918-588-2469 cazschowhouse.com Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
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MF MASTERS OF FLAVOR WITH AN INSPIRED MENU AND THE WIDE SELECTION OF WINES, COMBINED WITH THE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR DINING AREA OVERLOOKING THE ARKANSAS RIVER, A VISIT TO JOHN CRANCER’S NAPA FLATS CAN ALMOST MAKE IT SEEM AS IF YOU ARE ON VACATION — A DECADENT, DELECTABLE ONE IN THE NAPA VALLEY. by ANDREA NEIL photos by MARC RAINS
Sens The anticipation of a fresh, delicious meal at Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen greets you before you even set foot inside the restaurant; even as you walk up to the building, the unmistakable aroma from their oven and grill serves as a promise of the flavorful food and drink that await inside.
Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen opened in Tulsa in the fall of 2014, and is the brainchild of partners Tom Kenney and Tulsa resident John Crancer. The intent was to create a neighborhood restaurant, featuring California-inspired food with an Italian flair, prepared in an open kitchen with a woodfired grill. The interior décor and natural lighting, as well as the food, provide a unique dining experience that can be enjoyed by everyone. With four locations in the region, the restaurant in south Tulsa is the only one in Oklahoma. Crancer and Kenney chose the Tulsa location because they felt the area was underserved as far as locally-owned, distinctive restaurants were concerned. Located on the east bank of the Arkansas River, across from the Jenks Aquarium, the scenery provides diners with an unmatched, peaceful view. There’s even an outdoor seating area which features lush landscaping and an up-close outlook onto the river. To find inspiration and ideas for the restaurant, Kenney travels to Napa Valley regularly, bringing back new ideas that are honed and perfected based on feedback from their clientele.
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The main draw of the restaurant is, as the name suggests, the wood-fired kitchen, featuring a pizza oven and a grill, both fueled by oak and pecan wood.
“We go through about four ricks of wood a month,” says Crancer, and he goes on to explain that while many restaurants simply flavor their food with wood smoke, they are still primarily cooking on a gas grill. At Napa Flats, however, the oven and grill are both completely fueled by wood, creating an unmistakable — and delicious — flavor.
Some of the most popular menu items are prepared using the wood-fired oven, including all of their hand-tossed pizzas. The Palo Alto Dip, their signature appetizer, features sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, and green onions blended with cream cheese and ricotta cheese, and is finished in the oven. And the always popular Citrus Chicken entrée — a pan-seared chicken breast topped with a lemon white wine butter sauce — is also finished in the woodfueled oven. Even some of their desserts spend a little time in the oven, to add a layer of unique, delicious flavor that can’t be found anywhere else in town. As expected, all the ingredients are fresh, high-quality, and are also sourced locally whenever possible. The kitchen staff handtoss all the pizzas, and cut their own fish and beef portions. Menu items vary based on the seasonal availability of ingredients including fish and vegetables.
ses As well as featuring the wood-fired grill, Napa Flats also puts a particular emphasis on their wine selection in staying true to their California-inspired concept. There are over 50 different wines available to try, including eight wines on tap, like the Coppola Rosso & Bianco pinot grigio. Small details like a reverse osmosis filtration system for superior-tasting drinking water add to the overall dining experience. There’s even an espresso machine available for your pos prandial coffee fix. The restaurant made the choice to invest in top-quality kitchen equipment so that they can prepare their own fresh gelato. This has become a popular offering as well,
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with seasonal flavors selling out quickly throughout the year. Special outdoor seating is available for those who wish to simply stop by for a tasty dessert treat. Napa Flats enjoys giving back to the Tulsa community by providing donation items as well as food for many favorite local events such as Wild Brew, and the Tulsa Zoo’s Waltz on the Wild Side event. They’re also available for catering events of all sizes, including weddings and even office meetings. There’s no doubt that Crancer and his staff work diligently every day to provide patrons with the best possible dining experience. With the Napa-inspired menu and the wide selection of wines, combined with
the beautiful outdoor dining area which overlooks the Arkansas River, it can almost seem as if you are on vacation - a decadent, delectable vacation to the Napa Valley.
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9912 Riverside Parkway | Tulsa 918-948-6505 napaflats.com Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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FOR OVER 30 YEARS, JOHN CASABLANCAS HAS BEEN HELPING THOSE WITH BIG DREAMS OF SUCCESS ON THE RUNWAY AND ON FILM AND THOSE JUST NEEDING A CONFIDENCE BOOST. by Michele Chiappetta
Don’t we all dream just a little of what life could be like if we were famous, if we were Hollywood royalty like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or if we were supermodels like Kate Moss or Tyson Beckford. You might be tempted to look around and say Tulsa’s too small for that sort of thing. But successful entertainers get their starts all over the place, and Green Country’s no exception. So, whether you have big dreams of success or you want to practice some skills that will help you build up confidence for standing in front of a crowd at work or school, there’s one place in town you might want to pop into and explore — the John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center.
Eventually, Casablancas decided to start John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers across the U.S., and for over 30 years, these centers have been helping people build confidence, learn presentation skills and carry themselves effectively in a career in the entertainment industry. “We’ve been here in Tulsa for 30 years. We’ve been discovering talent,
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Most people don’t realize it, but John Casablancas isn’t just a business name, says Blake Lund, director of the Tulsa branch of the company. Casablancas was a real person, an American modeling agent and talent scout who launched the famous Elite Modeling Management firm in Paris, France, in 1972. “He’s iconic for starting the careers of supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Claudia Schiffer, Brooke Shields and Drew Barrymore,” says Lund.
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developing talent and booking talent for years right here in Tulsa.” This includes the likes of Keegan Argo, a model who attended Union High School before he went on to live and work in New York City and Beijing, China, as well as Male Model of the Year Miles Miller. And Miller’s story is a lot like a Hollywood movie. “Miles is from Kentucky,” says Lund. “He came to Tulsa to go to Spartan School of Aeronautics. We scouted him at Chuck E. Cheese. He was working there. And he came over, we developed him, and he (now) lives in New York. He’s been with Empire Agency doing print, runway, the whole bit.” Lund is grateful to be a part of the John Casablancas mission and vision in Tulsa, a city he loves and has been part of for a long time. “This place is amazing because first of all, we look for talent that has the desire and the passion to be in the business,” he says. “But it’s also a lot about personal development and confidence. Everybody needs that.” When he says everyone, he means it. Anyone of any age can come in for an audition and see if they have what it takes to make it in modeling or acting. “We work with kids from the ages of 6 years old. I have someone who’s 78 here for acting. The personal development and the self-confidence is probably the best benefit of what we do.” Preparation is key in making it in any career, of course. John Casablancas is committed to helping people develop the skills that can help lead to successful entertainment careers — skills such as presenting yourself well in interviews, being confident during a casting call or modeling session, showing up on time and ready, and all the other aspects that it takes to get a call back, as well as what it takes to be a brand ambassador for employers. “This industry is no different from any industry out there,” says Lund. “You can’t walk in to Supercuts and say, ‘I’m ready to start cutting hair,’ if you don’t know how to cut hair. Producers and directors, they
expect you to know what you’re doing. They want you to be a professional in your trade.” The company’s development programs typically meet once a week for sessions ranging from two to six hours, a serious commitment. Sessions are usually held in the evening or on the weekends. Parents of children interested in pursuing modeling or acting should know that John Casablancas fully expects students to make their education their first priority. John Casablancas is also licensed through the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools. Graduates of the program receive a certificate, Lund says. “We help them develop their portfolios and help them to get started auditioning and be successful in their field.” Classes include a variety of skills, including dramatic and comedic monologues, facial expressions, posing for pictures, working with props, voiceovers and even reading from a teleprompter. “I think what people mostly don’t realize is that modeling isn’t just about being beautiful or having a pretty face,” says Lund. “Modeling really is understanding the trade and it’s mostly learning how to speak in front of people, giving presentations and being a brand ambassador, if you will, someone who can be a representative. That’s where it’s kind of changed from years ago. A model would do a billboard or a magazine ad or walk the runway. Now, you need to be able to speak. You need to be pretty articulate.” John Casablancas not only works with potential models, but also with those seeking an acting career. And Tulsa’s center has seen successful actors come through the doors too, working on short films and even Hollywood films such as We’re the Millers. For those interested in acting, Lund says it’s a good time to get involved. “We work with lots of different drama and theater and movies producers,” he says. “They scout our talent all the time. We’re one of the largest agencies here in Oklahoma, in the Midwest, and we get contacted all the time by people to hire our talent.” Many of the local magazines and advertising
agencies hire talent for photo shoots, for example. It allows the John Casablancas students to practice and prepare at a local level before moving into bigger, more competitive markets. Any contracts you might sign with the agency side of John Casablancas are nonexclusive, which allows people freedom to pursue their career however they want to. “We don’t own our talent,” says Lund. “We basically just help them. We’re kind of like college football. We want to get them to the NFL. They can work with other agencies as well as promote themselves. We want them to be successful.”
JOHN CASABLANCAS MODELING AND CAREER CENTER 6808 S. Memorial, #334 | Tulsa 918-459-9900 jcasablancas.com
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AUGUST 5 SUICIDE SQUAD
A secret government agency known as "ARGUS," led by Amanda Waller, recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions as they are forced to become a special team known as "Task Force X" in exchange for clemency and saving the world from an unknown but powerful threat. Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto
Tom Brand is a major business tycoon, who distanced himself from his daughter Rebecca and his wife Lara. In a rush to get a last-minute gift for his daughter's 11th birthday, he goes to a mysterious pet shop run by Felix Grant and buys a cat. On the way home, however, Tom gets in an accident and finds himself trapped inside the cat's body. He is told by Felix he must reconcile with his family within one week or stay as a cat forever. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Malina Weissman, Jennifer Garner
THE LITTLE PRINCE
A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince. Cast: Riley Osborne, Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridges
92 AUGUST 2016
Chronicling the rise of McDonald's fast food empire, The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of their company, which grows into one of the world's bestknown brands after he buys the chain for $2.7 million in 1961. Cast: Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman
AUGUST 12 PETE’S DRAGON
For years, old wood carver Mr. Chameleon has delighted local children with his tales of a fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, those stories are little more than tall tales until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliott. From Pete's descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from her father's stories. Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley
In the fictional supermarket Shopwell's, a sausage named Frank lives with various groceries. In a peaceful life, their ultimate goal is to get picked by a customer. To their delight, they are purchased by a woman and brought to her home. They soon discover the truth about their existence, when the woman prepares a meal with them that equates to torture and death. With the help of his friends and his hot dog bun love interest Breadna, they embark on a dangerous adventure to escape their fate. Cast: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
HELL OR HIGH WATER
A divorced dad and his ex-con brother plan a bank robbery to save their family's West Texas farm from foreclosure, while two Texas Rangers are set to catch both brothers. Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges
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AUGUST 19 COLLIDE
An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's high-speed Autobahn. Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins
His childhood friend and adoptive brother Messala falsely accuse a nobleman, Judah Ben-Hur, of an assassination attempt. He survives years of slavery under the Romans and attempts to get revenge by challenging his adoptive brother in a grand chariot race while being forever changed after a series of encounters with Jesus of Nazareth. Cast: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
The story is set in ancient Japan, where a young boy named Kubo cares for his mother in a village. A spirit from the past turns Kubo's life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior. Cast: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey
In the winter of 2007, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, two arms dealers, secure a $300 million government contract to supply weapons for U.S. allies in Afghanistan. However, they soon find themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home. Cast: Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper
AUGUST 29 DON’T BREATHE
Rocky, a teenage delinquent living with neglectful parents, promises her younger sister to move away with her. Looking for the right amount of cash to run away with in order to do so, her boyfriend, Money, convinces her to break into the home of a blind man who supposedly has a safe in the basement. Breaking in during the middle of the night with her friend Alex, they discover the blind man is really a serial killer with heightened hearing who hunts intruders in his house. After Rocky and Alex outsmart the blind man once he kills Money, the two must navigate themselves out of the locked apartment while being quiet enough to avoid him. Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang
After the demise of his partner turned enemy Steve McKenna, Arthur Bishop who narrowly escaped from Steve's murder attempt on him, retires his status as a contract killer. But when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life, he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents. Cast: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones
HANDS OF STONE
Follows the life of Roberto Durán, who made his professional boxing debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002 at age 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the WBC welterweight title but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in the November rematch, saying 'no más' (no more). Cast: Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, Usher
An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year-old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her. Cast: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, William H. Macy
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SP SNEAK PREVIEW SEPT. 2-4 POSTOAK WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL PostOak Lodge (Tulsa)
JANA JAE FIDDLE CAMP AND MUSIC FESTIVAL Grove Civic Center
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Historic Nichols Park (Henryetta)
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FREE FAIR Delaware County Fairgrounds (Jay)
EXOTIC BIRD FAIR Tulsa Expo Square
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THE CASTLE ZOMBIE RUN Castle of Muskogee
BOK Center (Tulsa)
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OSAGE COUNTY FREE FAIR Osage County Fairgrounds (Pawhuska) BLUEGRASS AND CHILI FESTIVAL Claremore Expo Square OKMULGEE COUNTY FAIR Okmulgee Country Fairgrounds (Okmulgee)
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SEPT. 8-18 AMERICAN MINIATURE HORSE REGISTRY NATIONAL SHOW Tulsa Expo Square
SEPT. 9 I LOVE THE ‘90S BOK Center (Tulsa)
SEPT. 9-10 BLUE WHALE
COMEDY FESTIVAL Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
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WOOLAROC FALL TRAIL RIDE Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve (Bartlesville)
SEPT. 10-11 METCALF GUN SHOW Tulsa Expo Square
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
SEPT. 16-17 KEETOOWAH CHEROKEE CELEBRATION Tribal Grounds (Tahlequah)
GATESWAY BALLOON FESTIVAL Will Rogers Downs (Claremore)
SEPT. 16-18 SCOTFEST
River West Festival Park (Tulsa)
SEPT. 16-18, 22-25 THE WHO’S TOMMY
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
SEPT. 17 LYNYRD SKYNYRD
SEPT. 14 THE MELVINS
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
SEPT. 15-18 ROGERS COUNTY
FREE FAIR Claremore Expo Square ROCK ‘N RIB FESTIVAL BOK Center (Tulsa)
SEPT. 16 VICKI LAWRENCE
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
SEPT. 24 COW THIEVES AND
OUTLAWS REUNION Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve (Bartlesville) GREEN COUNTRY CLASSIC MUSTANG ROUND-UP Rose District (Broken Arrow)
SEPT. 25 GRUPO CORPO
SEPT. 17-18 I AM YOGA
SEPT. 13 BETH HARD
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
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BLACK BUGGY DAY Guy Williams Park (Chouteau)
THE CROWES Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
SEPT. 13-18 DISNEY’S NEWSIES
CRUISE-IN AND CAR SHOW Claremore Lake (Claremore)
CORN DOG CLASSIC 5K Tulsa Expo Square
SEPT. 11 DOVER QUARTET Brady Theater (Tulsa)
SEPT. 23-24 ROUTE 66 CRUISERS
Buffalo Run Casino (Miami)
Veteran’s Park (Tulsa)
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
SOLEDAD O’BRIEN Tulsa Performing Arts Center
SEPT. 18 BRIAN FALLON AND
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
SEPT. 27 GHOST
Brady Theater (Tulsa)
SEPT. 27-28 ONCE
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
SEPT. 19 TEGAN AND SARA
SEPT. 29-OCT. 9 TULSA STATE FAIR
SEPT. 20 TECH N9NE
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SEPT. 22 MARTINA MCBRIDE
SEPT. 30 LOCAL NATIVES
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/Catoosa)
SEPT. 22-24 HEART OF AMERICA FARM SHOW Tulsa RV Ranch (Beggs)
SEPT. 22-30 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Shepherd’s Cross (Claremore)
Tulsa Expo Square
OF ENCHANTMENT Expo Square Pavilion (Tulsa)
Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa) MUFARO’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS Tulsa Performing Arts Center
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