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FROM THE MAYOR As mayor of Tulsa, it is my honor to welcome you to our great city. Whether you’re visiting, or have deep roots here, I invite you to take time to explore our beautiful city and discover all the things that set us apart from other cities.

I highly recommend Preview 918 as your go-to guide to navigate our incredible city. For more than 30 years, Preview has covered the 918, offering Tulsans and visitors alike the inside scoop to area restaurants and cafés, lodging, local attractions and events, world-class entertainment venues, tourist destinations and unique shopping venues that are bound to please and delight. Our city is home to the world’s greatest collection of western art at the Gilcrease Museum as well as Italian Renaissance displays at the Philbrook Museum. It’s a treasure trove for lovers of architecture from mid-century modern housing to the downtown Art Deco District and our iconic BOK Center, designed by the internationally acclaimed architect César Pelli. Tulsa’s unique entertainment and shopping districts provide enjoyable experiences for the entire family. From an art crawl in the Brady District, to a concert at the historic Cain’s Ballroom, to a trip to the Tulsa Zoo or a leisurely drive along Route 66 — there’s no end to what you can experience here.  

Performing Arts Center attracts Broadway musicals, renowned musicians and excellent local theater productions, and is home to the Tulsa Ballet.

Sports spectators can look to the University of Tulsa or Oral Roberts University athletic programs, Tulsa Oiler hockey games, and Tulsa Roughnecks soccer. Or, time a visit to coincide with special events, such as Tulsa Tough bike racing, the Tulsa Run, the Route 66 Marathon and the NCAA basketball finals. The Tulsa area offers more than 80 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails for a great way to see Tulsa. Tulsa is also a city on the move. In the next few years, we will open the greatest city park in America at Tulsa’s River Parks, become the home to an Olympic sport, and build a lake in the center of the city to create new recreational opportunities for our entire region. I’m pleased so many of you have made your home in Tulsa. If you’re visiting our city, please enjoy your stay here. I also want to invite you to come back often to experience opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. In the meantime, you can find out more about Tulsa by visiting www.‌CityOfTulsa.org.

For a night on the town, Tulsa serves up family entertainment at the Guthrie Green and Tulsa Drillers baseball at ONEOK Field. The Tulsa

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TC TABLE OF CONTENTS JUNE 2017 FEATURES

GRILLED NEARLY NAKED TO FRIED IN BATTER, WE’VE FOUND 18 SPECIAL SPOTS WHERE YOU CAN BONE UP ON YOUR LOVE FOR THE CATFISH DINNER. OFF THE HOOK FROM W H E R E T O D I N E | W H AT T O D O | W H E R E T O F I N D I T | W H E N I T ’ S H A P P E N I N G

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CONVERSATION STARTER: SAMMY HAGAR

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BICYCLE BELLE

Seeing useable wealth With over four decades of going into the waste stream music to select from, the nearly while many people were 70-year-old Sammy Hagar is stuck walking or trying to still proving there’s only one use the bus system, Ren way to rock. Barger established Tulsa Hub to get people bicycling and moving.

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AQUATIC ADVENTURE

Take a break from the sun and the soaring temps with a plunge on Reptile Rush, Raptor Rapids or another of the water wonders at Safari Joe’s H2O where you’re never too cool (or old) for pool.

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THE SMELL OF REBELLION

Celebrating the power of storytelling, imagination, and taking hold of one’s destiny, Matilda: The Musical is overflowing with twisted humor and a giant heart.

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IN THE BAG

This summer, there’s no reason for your purse to not be the focal point of your warm-weather outfits.

ROADS LESS TRAVELED

With thousands of miles suited to off-highway vehicles, exploring and playing in all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles has become a popular pastime. But which ride is best for you?

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INTO THE SWING

The hip, loose, cool, creative and inherently American form of jazz music is not just alive and well; it is vibrantly thriving in the Tulsa area.

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FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE

Every body is different. And every body is amazing. That’s an empowering reminder that there are better ways to measure your life than a number on a scale.

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INSPIRED TO ASPIRE

From mothers losing their baby weight to recuperating athletes getting back into shape and more, Julie Courcier’s gym has produced many success stories including her own.

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BAR RESCUE

Barbells are versatile enough to target every muscle in your body because you can move them in any direction, and can easily add or subtract weight.

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SOUNDS OF SUCCESS

The OK Mozart Music Festival takes innovative steps to grow Oklahoma artists from grade school through college and beyond to become professional musicians.

RIDE AND SEEK

Teenagers Bailey and Jaiden Hughes are not just spinning their wheels driving 1,500-pound machines around the track; the sisters are in search of groundbreaking success.

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IMPERFECTLY PERFECT

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HOW YOU BREWIN’? DITCH SUBPAR COFFEE

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HOW YOU BREWIN’?

With so much information out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and resign yourself to continue drinking subpar coffee. But we are here to break down the rules for better home brewing.

PROMOTE PEDAL POWER

SPLENDOR IN THE GLASS

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PURRFECTION

From grilled nearly naked to fried in batter, we’ve found 18 special spots where you can bone up on your love for the catfish dinner.

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With a combination of great ROCKIN’ food, good drinks, and THE TASTE excellent original music, BUDS Soul City is an eclectic gastropub to get a WabiWith a menu loaded with sabi fix and feed both your deliciously old-fashioned belly and spirit. American diner classics, Hatfield’s Burgers and BBQ is one of those secret places you take out-oftowners when you want to impress them with local fare.

Whether you’re attending a pool party potluck or hosting a splash bash of your own, these delicious dips will keep friends and guests dunking all day long.

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J U S T V I S I T I N G ? L I V I N G LO C A L? W E ’ V E G OT YO U C OV E R E D.

ON THE COVER It’s summer in Tulsa, and that can mean only one thing — it’s high time for some wet and wild fun at Safari Joe’s H2O, where the glories of your childhood summer pasts can be shared and recreated with your children today. Take a break from the sun and the soaring temps with a plunge on Reptile Rush, Raptor Rapids or another of the water wonders inside the park.

From coneys blanketed in cheese, relish, mustard, chili, onion or jalapeno to Greek staples (souvlaki, yeros, meatballs and chicken), Jim’s Coney Island has earned lifelong followers thanks to unique concoctions and a family bond.

Models: Joe and Jasmine Ann Estes

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Happenings | 12

DESTINATION DIVINE

With live music, welcoming patio seating, and an inventively international menu, consummate restaurateur Davina Howie has another hit on her hands with D’vina.

Photographer: Darcy Daniels

DEPARTMENTS $91.80 in 48 Challenge | 8 Music/Concerts | 10 Street Talk | 14 Conversation Starter | 38 Homegrown Heroes | 40 Style + Shopping | 42 Health + Fitness | 44 Downtown Locator | 47 Tulsa Locator | 48 Green Country Scene | 52 Sports Central | 54

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Tired of the overplayed trendy drinks? Area bartenders pour it on straight with their recommendations for getting the most enjoyment out of each sip.

Sports Schedule | 59 Sound Check | 60

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Eats + Treats | 64

THE WONDER OF Urban Grind | 66 REJUVENATION

Escape to pampering, pleasure and a wellness retreat at Indigo Spa & Salon where all-over body bliss is not in short supply.

Cocktail Confidential | 68 Masters of Flavor | 88 Get To Know | 90 Showtime | 92


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SO PROVIDING AN ENVELOPE OF CASH AND TELLING PEOPLE TO SPEND IT IN 48 HOURS ISN’T EXACTLY A CHALLENGE, BUT IT MAKES THIS ASSIGNMENT SOUND A LOT MORE INTERESTING.

918 $91.80 IN 48 CHALLENGE

The mission posed to Taylor and Miranda Hunter was to spend $91.80 (we used the local area code for the amount) in two days. And if they could find fun and free activities … bonus. The only catch was that they had to spend it at places, events or shops profiled in the May issue of Preview.

STOP #2

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STOP #1

Two words come to mind after eating at Goodcents Deli: so fresh. My husband, Taylor, our son, and I went there to eat lunch. Taylor ordered a 12-inch sub and I ordered an 8-inch sub, both with chips and a drink. They have so many different toppings and everything is sliced fresh when you order. The staff is fast and very friendly. I highly recommend coming here.

We went to ONEOK Field to watch the Tulsa Drillers play. There isn’t a bad seat there. If you don’t want to sit the whole game, they have a lot of different activities for children. Also, on Sundays, kids eat free, which was awesome. My husband and I shared a popcorn. What a fun experience. We will be back to watch another game.

$7.69

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STOP #3 At Baskin-Robbins on Memorial, my husband and I got a double dip ice cream cone. You definitely get your money’s worth. The Oreo cookies and cream was amazing and the waffle cone was huge. They had great customer service and we got our cones super fast. This certainly needs to be your ice cream stop.

STOP #4

I took my son, Jayden, to the Oklahoma Aquarium and he absolutely loved it. They have a ton of different animals and sea life. The set up of each tank gives you a great view of everything in it. They also have feeding and touch tanks that are great for children. The shark and sea turtle exhibits are amazing. We had so much fun and I will definitely be looking into getting a yearly pass.

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BOK Center (Tulsa)

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

River Spirit Casino Resort (Tulsa)

BOK Center (Tulsa)

River Spirit Casino Resort (Tulsa)

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

BUSH

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/ Catoosa)

PETER MAYER: A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

Soul City (Tulsa)

JOURNEY

FLUX PAVILION

THE STRUMBELLAS

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Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

SOMO

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

SAMMY HAGAR

Brady Theater (Tulsa

UP

STIR it

ROGER WATERS VINCE NEIL

PATTI LABELLE

JARED TYLER CD RELEASE PARTY

Soul City (Tulsa)

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

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THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS Buffalo Run Casino (Miami)

Hatbox Field (Muskogee)

It’s an all-day party with food and drink specials, yard games, giveaways and more as Soul City’s patio comes to life June 17. (Learn more about Soul City on page 60.) Perhaps there isn’t a more appropriate place in Tulsa to celebrate Marley’s life, as one of Soul City’s co-owners, Amy Smith, not only spent a couple of years in Jamaica but also spent time with Marley’s family. That experience has translated to the gastropub’s menu with her authentic jerk chicken becoming a favorite. As the sun goes down, the lights come up and the patio really comes

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The party starts at noon and it’s family friendly, so don’t miss your chance to kick back, relax and celebrate.

LOCATOR SOUL CITY

1621 E. 11th St. | Tulsa 918-582-7685 tulsasoul.com

Soul City (Tulsa)

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Brady Theater (Tulsa)

BOK Center (Tulsa)

NORAH JONES MIIKE SNOW

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

RED DIRT RANGERS

Soul City (Tulsa)

G FEST to life as Travis Fite and friends pay tribute to Marley. The concert starts at 9 p.m. and this promises to be one heckuva show. Fite is one of Tulsa’s most soulful singer-guitarists with a circle of friends who are every bit as talented as he is. Although an official lineup and list of guests hasn’t been announced, don’t be surprised to see any combination of players like Jared Tyler, Dustin Pittsley, Jesse Aycock, Paul Benjamin, and perhaps even John Fullbright show up to slide in and join the jam session.

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO CD RELEASE PARTY

TECH N9NE

15-17 It may not be July yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate freedom. As the temperatures rise, it’s time to kick back and enjoy an island vibe as Soul City hosts Marley Fest: Songs of Freedom, celebrating the life of Bob Marley.

COLT FORD

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JON WOLFE

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CHRIS STAPLETON BOK Center (Tulsa)

DWIGHT YOAKAM

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

JAMEY JOHNSON Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/ Catoosa)

River Spirit Casino Resort (Tulsa)

NETWORK BAND

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23 THE NIXONS

TRACE ADKINS River Spirit Casino Resort (Tulsa)

AMERICA

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/ Catoosa)

Soul City (Tulsa)

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

LORETTA LYNN

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa/ Catoosa)

SHANE HENRY CD RELEASE PARTY Soul City (Tulsa)

LUKE BRYAN LAUREN BARTH VINYL RELEASE SHOW

Soul City (Tulsa)

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BRANTLEY GILBERT

Buffalo Run Casino (Miami)

MARLEYFEST: SONGS OF FREEDOM

Soul City (Tulsa)

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JOE JACKSON

Brady Theater (Tulsa)

STONEY LARUE

Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa)

JIMMY MARKHAM AND THE CARETAKERS Soul City (Tulsa)


THURSDAY, JUNE 1

VINCE NEIL

JAMEY JOHNSON

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

THURSDAY, JUNE 29

THURSDAY, JULY 6

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

DIONNE WARWICK

AIR SUPPLY

LIGHTING IT UP SCAN TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Schedule subject to change.

AMERICA

GARY ALLAN


AI ALSO IN JUNE RUMBLE AND ROLL 1 BROOKSIDE Brookside District (Tulsa)

FAIRE Expo Square (Tulsa) 2-4 GEM SUNFEST Sooner Park (Bartlesville) SHOP OF HORRORS 2-4, 8-11 LITTLE Tulsa Performing Arts Center

THE CHEROKEE MAIDENS AND SYCAMORE SWING Tulsa Performing Arts Center

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 1-4 OKLAHOMA Castle of Muskogee

CALF FRY FESTIVAL AND COOK-OFF American Legion Rodeo Grounds (Vinita)

COPPERHEAD RUN RALLY Copperhead Rally Grounds (Spavinaw)

BOOTS AND BBQ FESTIVAL Expo Center (Claremore)

REAL OKIE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Honor Heights Park (Muskogee) VOICES OF THE FUTURE Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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66 BLOWOUT Downtown Sapulpa 3 ROUTE

HILLBILLY JAZZ Tulsa Performing Arts Center

FRIDAY ART CRAWL 2 FIRST Brady Arts District (Tulsa)

BAG IT: TULSA ROCK QUARTET 7 BROWN Tulsa Performing Arts Center OF THE TOWN 7th Street and Boston 8 TOP Ave. (Tulsa) WOW! HANDBELLS ROCK! Tulsa Performing Arts Center

4-WAY RODEO Mayes County Fairgrounds (Pryor)

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SILLY HABITS WITH JANET RUTLAND Tulsa Performing Arts Center OUTLAWS AND LAWMEN POKER RUN Bedouin Shrine Temple (Muskogee) DOWN HOME COUNTRY GOSPEL SINGING Shepherd’s Cross (Claremore)

WEBBERS FALLS DAY FESTIVAL Downtown Webbers Falls

SSAS COWBOY SHOOT Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve (Bartlesville)

TALLGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL 3020 W. 133rd St. (Skiatook)

TRIBUTE Tulsa Performing Arts Center 10 1964…THE

HERITAGE DAYS Downtown Kellyville

FLYIN’ WEST Tulsa Performing Arts Center

JIM SHOULDERS SPRING ROUNDUP RODEO Nichols Park (Henryetta)

TOUGH Downtown Tulsa 9-11 TULSA

LEAKE COLLECTOR CAR SHOW AND AUCTION Expo Square (Tulsa)

(Muskogee)

PETE ‘N’ KEELY Tulsa Performing Arts Center

PAWNEE BILL’S WILD WEST SHOW Pawnee Bill Ranch (Pawnee)

US/THEM Tulsa Performing Arts Center

HOPE FRANKLIN NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 1-2 JOHN 100 E. 2nd St. (Tulsa) Maple Park (Wagoner) 1-3 SUMMERFEST

NATIONALS Ottawa County 9-10 OUTLAW Fairgrounds (Miami)

PECAN FESTIVAL Downtown Okmulgee

8-10 MOZART FESTIVAL Bartlesville Community 8-16 OK Center (Bartlesville) THE CURTAIN Tulsa Performing Arts Center 9 AFTER 88 KEYS AND ME Tulsa Performing Arts Center

OLD SETTLERS DAY AND PARADE Downtown Checotah TOTEM POLE BBQ AND MUSIC FEST Totem Pole Park (Chelsea) HOGS ‘N’ HOT RODS Main Street (Collinsville) GOLDEN EAGLE POKER RUN Eufaula Cove Marina (Eufaula)


BASS BASH Grand Lake (Grove) 10-11 BIG D-DAY PAINTBALL EVENT 12-17 OKLAHOMA The Bunker (Wyandotte) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 12-24 PINTO HORSE SHOW Expo Square (Tulsa)

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ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL Downtown Vinita JUNETEENTH RODEO Roundup Club Arena (Owasso) BEN JOHNSON MEMORIAL STEER ROPING Osage County Fairgrounds (Pawhuska) CATTLEMEN’S CONVENTION Osage County Fairgrounds (Pawhuska)

SNOW QUEEN Tulsa Performing Arts Center 17-18 THE CATS OF ANY COLOR Tulsa Performing Arts Center FLAG DAY

14 BALLOON FESTIVAL 14-18 TULSA 12700 E. 41st St. (Tulsa) 15

PROTEST! A MUSICAL REVUE Tulsa Performing Arts Center

GOLD DAYS Black Gold Park (Glenpool) 15-18 BLACK

(ABRIDGED) Tulsa Performing Arts Center MVSKOKE NATION FESTIVAL Claude Cox Omniplex (Okmulgee)

FOR LIFE River West Festival Park (Tulsa) 23 RELAY ONE MORE DAY WITH DANNY DAY Tulsa Performing Arts Center Washington County 23-24 QUILTFEST Fairgrounds (Dewey)

GESTALT! Tulsa Performing Arts Center 24 OY, GABRIEL IGLESIAS River Spirit Casino Resort (Tulsa)

SEEKING SHELTER Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM 22-25 THE SHAKESPEARE

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL Centennial Park (Fort Gibson)

GUITARS GONE WILD Tulsa Performing Arts Center

THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF THE FALLEN EGG The Coleman Theatre (Miami)

ALSO IN JUNE AI

FATHER’S DAY

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ANTIQUE ADVERTISING AND BOTTLE SHOW Expo Square (Tulsa)

MOODY DUDES Tulsa Performing Arts Center 16 THE WHITNEY PETERS AND FRIENDS Tulsa Performing Arts Center FERN FESTIVAL Downtown Tahlequah 16-17 RED

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BIG OM YOGA RETREAT Sequoyah State Park (Hulbert)

AT THE LAPIN AGILE 16-25 PICASSO Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

THE MUSICAL Tulsa Performing Arts Center 20-25 MATILDA: GIBSON BAND Tulsa Performing Arts Center 22 MARK CORN FESTIVAL Charley Young Park (Bixby) 22-24 GREEN HAY DAYS Downtown Inola

Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife 24-25 KIDSFEST Preserve (Bartlesville) FREEDOM CELEBRATION 30 BIXBY 7673 E. 121st St. (Bixby)

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ST STREET TALK

What is the best advice for a great summer cookout?

I think the best advice for a great summer cookout is having great company. But don’t forget the drinks, food and good music!

Mow the grass the day before. Mowing the grass the day of the event kicks up dust, pests and other allergens.

C AT H Y

BRETT

A great summer cookout consists of amazing barbecue and some even better friends to share it with, talking and jumbling around with music in the background reminiscing about good memories and sharing stories about life. The most vital part of an amazing cookout is with whom you share your joy and happiness.

My advice for a great summer cookout involves family, friends, bonfire next to the lake, lots of different food, dessert, fruit, s’mores and fun games for everyone to play.

Can’t go wrong with half-inch cut of sirloin fajitas with a mango habanero sauce.

GENO

MIRANDA

MARANDA

Bacon-wrapped hot dogs with a spicy pickle relish.

C L AY

Hopefully you have people at your cookout. If not, that would be bad.

JOE

Always make your burgers, never buy premade burgers. Have some cold beer on ice and maybe some hard lemonade for those who like to drink, sweet tea and Dr Pepper for those who don’t. Have some good music and always have a nice assortment of tasty snacks.

Ingredients for a killer cookout include good friends, barbecue — not just hot dogs and hamburgers, be original — and good beer or whiskey. And a killer iTunes playlist.

TAY L O R

It’s all about being in good company.

JAKE

Brine all meats before grilling and follow food safety rules.

S H AU N

ELI

Have plenty of seating and don’t try too hard.

SARAH

Have someone else do the cooking and me eat it.

HELEN

A perfect cookout is made up of BYOB and lots (and lots) of meat. If everyone brings their favorite drinks and I hit up Perry’s Food Store for a little bit of everything, everyone will be happy.

K I M B E R LY

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WITH OVER FOUR DECADES OF MUSIC TO SELECT FROM, THE NEARLY 70-YEAR-OLD SAMMY HAGAR IS STILL PROVING THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO ROCK.

BY DONNA LEAHEY

PHOTOS BY THE CABEZONS

Sammy Hagar already had a successful career, first as the vocalist of Montrose, then as a solo artist, before taking over for David Lee Roth as the frontman for Van Halen. Known as the Red Rocker, Hagar has 25 platinum albums to his credit as well as some of the greatest rock anthems ever recorded, like “I Can’t Drive 55” and “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” and “Give to Live.”

Uncensored Life in Rock) and lifestylecookbook (Are We Having Any Fun Yet?). He is a successful restaurateur with the Cabo Wabo Cantina, Sammy’s Beach Bar and Grill, and Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar & Grill in Memphis, as well as the entrepreneur behind Cabo Wabo Tequila, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, and now, partnered with Adam Levine, a new liquor, Santo Mezquilla.

A career in rock music that has spanned four decades would be enough for most, but Hagar is so much more than that. He is a two-time best-selling author with his memoir (Red: My

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H  OW DO YOUR CALIFORNIA ROOTS SHAPE YOUR MUSIC?

I t’s been pretty much in my songwriting style since Montrose, and we are credited a lot as one of the pioneers of the California hard rock sound. My main home is still the first house I ever bought in the San Francisco area so there’s a lot of memories and history here for me — driving

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down the beach highways with the roof down, cranking up the rock ‘n’ roll, parties at the beach or climbing to the top of the mountain. It’s all pretty rooted in me.

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 ELL US ABOUT T THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF YOUR CURRENT BAND, THE CIRCLE.

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entrepreneurship alongside his friend Warren Buffett. Hagar is well-known for his philanthropic efforts, including an annual benefit concern with Metallica’s James Hetfield known as Acoustic-4-ACure for children’s brain tumor research.

Hagar will be appearing at Paradise Cove in River Spirit Casino & Resort with his band The Circle, featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. Somehow, with all that going on, Hagar found time for a conversation.

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 e call ourselves the W Circle because this band (Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson) has kind of taken me full circle in my career because I can play from every era, from Montrose to Van Halen to my solo stuff, Chickenfoot and some Zeppelin with Jason on board.


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 OUR CAREER HAS Y BEEN CONSISTENTLY SUCCESSFUL FOR 40 YEARS WITH PLATINUM ALBUMS AND TONS OF HITS. WHAT HAS MADE YOU SO SUCCESSFUL?  assion and a lot of hard work. P One secret to my success is that I do the things I love to do. I play music for the love of playing music. I don’t play music for business anymore; I play because it’s still so much damn fun and fans can feel that.

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 ITH 40 YEARS OF W FANTASTIC MUSIC BEHIND YOU, HOW DO YOU NARROW THAT DOWN INTO A PLAYLIST?

 e Circle is cool because it lets Th me play from every phase of my career. Onstage, we’re playing off the energy of each other and especially the audience, so it’s got to be packed with the hits and a few of the unexpected songs that get fans excited.

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 OUR PHILANTHROPY Y CENTERS ON CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CARE, THE ARTS, AND HOMELESSNESS. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO FOCUS ON THOSE?  rowing up, my family would often G depend on food banks. The first time I ate at a restaurant, I was like 20 years old. That feeling of food insecurity never really leaves you, but now it’s become a passion to help alleviate other people’s hunger, especially kids. In every city we play, I donate to the local food bank, and I donate my profits from my airport and casino restaurants back to the local communities that they’re in. Last year we added up how much we’ve given back over the years through The Hagar Family Foundation, Acoustic-4-A-Cure, and seeing it’s reached several million dollars was one of the coolest feelings I’ve ever experienced because I know we’re impacting and changing a lot of lives.

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 HAT PROMPTED W YOU TO RELEASE A COOKBOOK? AND IS IT POSSIBLE TO THROW A SUCCESSFUL PARTY WITHOUT IT?

 fter my memoir, I realized that A fans wanted to learn something about me that they didn’t know — like when I’m not making music. You don’t have to be a rockstar or have a billion dollars to live well. The things I love to do with my wife, kids and friends — like cooking, eating well and drinking — everyone can do that but they might not know where to start, so my book is like a manual for them, and it’s also packed with great personal stories and photos. You don’t need my book, but it’ll sure as hell make it more fun.

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H  OW DOES YOUR SUCCESS IN MUSIC FEED INTO YOUR SUCCESS IN RESTAURANTS, TEQUILA, AND RUM?

I see it really as an extension of my own lifestyle that I share with my fans. It all happened organically, and I think that’s why it’s always connected so well. I’m not trying to sell a bunch of crap with my name on it. It all started with Cabo. I fell in love with a sleepy little fishing town with no telephones or TVs in the early ‘80s and I had this crazy dream to build a restaurant-nightclub where I could play music. That’s how the Cabo Wabo Cantina was born. The music, tequila, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and now Santo Mezquilla are all things I’m passionate about in my own life. Adam Levine is my partner in Santo, and people ask me if we met in Hollywood or in some corporate boardroom, and that cracks me up. He bought a place down in Cabo and called me one day. The next thing you know, we’re jamming at the Cantina and then inventing a whole new agave spirit.

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 OU’VE PLAYED WITH Y MICHAEL ANTHONY SINCE VAN HALEN, BUT HOW DID YOU HOOK UP WITH JASON BONHAM?

I met Jason when I played near his home in Florida. I saw him sitting on the side of the stage and went over and asked him if he wanted to play and he said yes. So as I was walking him over to the drums, we discussed playing a couple Van Halen songs and a couple Led Zeppelin songs. My drummer got up and handed him the sticks and we started playing. He’s been in the band ever since. He is an amazing drummer just like his father [John from Led Zeppelin].

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Y  OU CAME TO OKLAHOMA AFTER THE 2013 EF5 TORNADOES THAT DEVASTATED MOORE TO HELP RAISE MONEY. HOW DID THAT COME TOGETHER?

 oby Keith’s a great friend of T mine, so when he asked me to play his Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, it was an immediate yes. [The concert raised over $2 million for the United Way.] These natural disasters have become a part of life for us. We’ve made it through two hurricanes in Cabo, and what I’ve experienced and seen is that the effects are devastating. But then the communities start banding together and battling back. It’s inspiring.

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Take a break from the sun and the soaring temps with a plunge on Reptile Rush, Raptor Rapids or another of the water wonders at Safari Joe’s H2O where you’re never too cool (or old) for pool. By Michele Chiappetta

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It’s summer in Tulsa, and that can mean only one thing — it’s high time for some wet and wild fun at Safari Joe’s H2O, where the glories of your childhood summer pasts can be shared and recreated with your children. “One of the things we want to let Tulsa know is that we want to be a big part of the community,” explains Darcy Daniels, marketing manager for the water park. “We want to continue what Big Splash did, but for a new generation.” If you haven’t lived in the area long, you might not know that Big Splash was a renowned name among Tulsans; the water park gave generations of wholesome, rejuvenating entertainment that kept families cool in the hot summer sun without requiring a trip to the lake. But the park was in decline, and the owners were ready to move on. That’s when Joe Estes, owner of the Safari Joe’s Animal Sanctuary in Adair, stepped in. Estes

purchased the park and has been renovating it. Safari Joe’s H2O, the park’s new name, opened to guests in summer 2016. “We want to start all over again,” says Daniels as she shares the vision that will drive Safari Joe’s H2O as it grows. Plans are to roll out more new features every year for the next five years. “We want Safari Joe’s to be this generation’s children’s stories and memories,” she says, just as its predecessor, Big Splash, was. “We want to be part of everyone’s summer stories.” This year, says Daniels, the water park’s rides, the fun, and the family-filled memories are sure to be bigger and better than ever. One example of the 2017 summer expansion is the Reptile Rush. This set of three speed slides was not open last year, but this summer everyone can enjoy them. “We’re relaunching them this year,” Daniels says. “That will be our signature slide.” From the top of Reptile Rush, you can enjoy a fabulous view of Tulsa. And each slide has its own unique shape so riders get a unique experience no matter what slide they choose. Try all three, and have a blast.

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Another ride that you’ll enjoy is the Raptor Rapids, an updated and improved version of the old Big Splash Master Blaster. It’s Oklahoma’s only water roller coaster, and fans of the park love it. “We’ve added onto it with a slide at the end, extending it,” says Daniels. Other rides include a lazy tube ride on Rex’s River, fun in the H2O Wave Pool (it’s one of the biggest in the Southwest), the Flumes (another set of slides), the Tiny Turtle Lagoon (perfect for little children), and more. If reptiles are your thing, and even if they aren’t, you still should visit the newly launched Reptile World. Located inside the water park, Reptile World gives children and adults alike a chance to see these wild creatures up close and personal, with special hands-on learning experiences led by experts. They’ll answer questions and show the animals both in the Reptile World building and outside in the main park during scheduled show times. Other animal exhibits, which include tortoises and exotic birds, are free with park admission. “It’s a great additive to birthday parties,” Daniels says. The park promises a host of family events as well. There will be family yoga every Monday — a way to draw in those who love to exercise outdoors and promote family wellness. “We’re going to have a family movie night too,” says Daniels. Both the yoga nights and the family movie nights are included with the cost of park admission, so there is no extra expense. And don’t worry if you enjoyed the fun that Safari Joe’s H2O offered last year. Many events that did well in 2016 are returning in 2017. First up is the Hot Rods and Reptiles Car Show. It takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Father’s Day, a great way to celebrate dear old dad and have fun for the whole family too. In addition to the cars and the reptiles you can gander at, you’ll also enjoy live music, food, water park rides, a pinup girl contest, and a special guest appearance by none other than Brian

Barczyk from SnakeBytesTV, AnimalBytesTV and Discovery channel’s series Venom Hunters. The Tulsa Roughneck Roller Derby team will be there, and Queen Jesseen, an Elvis tribute singer, will perform as well. There will also be Teen Night every Tuesday night, starting May 30, from 7-10 p.m., for those 13 to 19. “K-HITS Radio will be out here,” says Daniels, “doing specials, discounts and giveaways.” Another big part of teen night is Morgan Ganem, a DJ and entertainer, who will perform live 8-10 p.m. “It’s like a dance party,” says Daniels. “It’s really entertaining.” On Thursday nights, the focus will be on giving grownups exclusive access to the park — a way to give singles as well as couples on a date night the opportunity to enjoy the water park sans children. All the water rides will be open for grownups only. “The huge feature of Thursday nights is concerts all summer long,” says Daniels, “from DJs to red dirt bands and more, all free with paid admission to the park.” Another feature you can enjoy anytime, but especially if you’re hanging around Thursday nights is the Shark Bar, which sells adult beverages. If you’re not in the mood for alcohol, however, you can easily enjoy the sweet taste of treats from Josh’s Sno Shack, the cheesy delights of Peg Leg Pizza and more. The park even plans to help host a summer blood drive in partnership with the Oklahoma Blood Institute. Dates are still being finalized, but the event will bring OBI to the park with a mobile set up so anyone can give blood. “We’re also sponsoring their entire program,” says Daniels. It’s a way to give back to Tulsa. And that’s what the fun at Safari Joe’s H2O is — community. “Joe Estes is a family man,” she says. “He cares about the Tulsa community. We hope to attract people from other states and increase tourism. We want to be a part of your summer.”

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WITH THOUSANDS OF MILES SUITED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES, EXPLORING AND PLAYING IN ALL-TERRAIN AND UTILIT Y-TERRAIN VEHICLES HAS BECOME A POPULAR PASTIME. BUT WHICH RIDE IS BEST FOR YOU? If you’re adventurous and ready to let loose, one way to rip and roar through your next weekend or vacation is to do what more and more Oklahomans are doing: get behind the wheel of an off-road vehicle like an ATV or UTV.

McDonald, certainly knows a thing or two about off-road vehicles. K&N’s shop sells plenty of both kinds. And her expertise can help you make the choice that’s right for you and your family.

say in the Grand Lake area, where two people want to go together, is perfect,” she says. “The ATV can go rock crawling, but it really is more a UTV sport. A UTV has a cage, and an ATV doesn’t have a cage. It’s all open.”

But which one is best for which activity? And what exactly is the difference between the two? And how can you make the most out of using them?

ATV stands for all-terrain vehicle. “They’re fun to take to the dunes — Little Sahara, for example,” McDonald says.

Of course, choosing between an ATV or UTV really depends on what you want to do.

Lucy McDonald, wife of legendary co-founder of K&N Motors and AMA Hall of Famer, Norm

UTV stands for utility task vehicle or utility terrain vehicle. “Rock crawling with a UTV,

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Whatever you’re getting ready to do for the weekend — whether it’s a day on the dunes or trekking through the Grand Lake spillways — keep in mind that off-roading is a lot of fun but can also be dangerous. You may think it’s not much more than tooling around in a go-kart or even driving a car. But there’s much more to doing it safely while enjoying yourself. Whether you’re a veteran of the trails or new to ATVs and UTVS, there are some tips to keep in mind.

WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR Wearing protective gear is always important. A helmet, a pair of goggles, adequate footgear and gloves — the safety factor will always outweigh the cumbersomeness of any of it. It’s all about coming home in one piece, so you can go out again the next time. Oklahoma state law requires that all individuals under 18 must wear a DOTapproved helmet.

DO AN INSPECTION Inspect your equipment every time before you ride. Look for tire wear and rim damage. Make sure all connections and cables are in order. Check chains for worn links or sprockets for broken teeth. Also, make sure your vehicle is properly lubed.

DON’T RIDE ALONE Always have a riding buddy or two. Things like running out of gas, getting lost or crashing can literally be life threatening, so having someone else there is key. The more, the merrier.

NEVER DRINK AND RIDE Alcohol and drugs impair judgment and honestly, your ability to ride in safety. You put your life in your own hands if

you ride impaired. It isn’t worth the risk. Drink the beer after you’re done to celebrate all the kick-butt action you just experienced.

ATVS ARE ONE RIDER ONLY Seriously, don’t be stupid. ATVs are for one person. If you’re on something equipped for two or more people — like on a UTV — it’s fine. But piggybacking or side riding is a terrible idea, because it’s much more likely for someone to fall off and get injured.

TAKE DESIGNATED TRAILS ONLY Not trying to be a buzz kill here, but riding where it’s illegal can be dangerous to yourself and others. It’s also very inconsiderate, as the land is owned by someone else and not meant for off-road activity. Be a good representative of the sport and ride your ATV or UTV only on designated, sanctioned trails.

THINK SMART Be aware of what’s around you at all times. Remember, showing off beyond what you know you’re capable of is not smart. Trying to perform stunts and tricks to impress someone, when you know you aren’t skilled for them, is just plain foolish. It could get you or someone else killed.

Whatever you choose to ride, safety must always be your number one priority. Have fun with your ATV or UTV, and stay safe so you can ride another day. important to you. “If you’ve got a family,” McDonald says, “the UTV is more friendly, and if you want more than one person to ride.” UTVs often have a large dumping rear cargo hold. This provides room for a much larger load than most ATVs can haul — without attaching a trailer. Also, because they have truck-like cabs and seats that allow riders to sit upright, UTVs can be more comfortable for older riders. They really shine in covering lots of miles in comfort without the forward-leaning position of a quad.

There is also an amazing amount of customization available to UTV owners. People put on cab kits, specialty HID and LED lighting, stereo systems, and in-cab heaters. They upgrade the wheels and tires, and spend big bucks enhancing the vehicles’ performance. For more solitary activities, or times when it is beneficial to use a smaller, one-person vehicle, the ATV is useful. “Going hunting through the woods, an ATV is sometimes better than a

UTV, because it’s small enough to get in there where the hunting is,” says McDonald. ATVs operate well in tight woods, and are great for situations that call for quickly hopping on and off the vehicle or hauling small cargo loads. Compared to UTVs, these vehicles can more easily be towed by truck to a riding venue. Of course, the cost of either an ATV or UTV is something to consider if you’re in the market to buy. The cost, says McDonald, is “anywhere

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from $10,900 to $20,000 for a UTV. And ATVs would be less, for around $3,500 to $8,000, for example.” Oklahoma terrain can be surprisingly good for rough riding. Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, Okla., has over 1,600 acres of sand dunes, ranging from 25 to 75 feet high. The huge expanse of dunes harkens back to prehistoric days when the Cimarron River covered the entire area. There’s no better place for hundreds of miles to let your ATV soar. Rip up to the top of a 70-foot dune and see what you’re made of coming down, and then go again. It’s an experience that both ATVs and UTVs can equally share.  

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Celebrating the power of storytelling, imagination, and taking hold of one’s destiny, Matilda: The Musical is overflowing with twisted humor and a giant heart. by HANNAH GRAY GORDON

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For most children, summer is about family time with vacations, no school, reconnecting and sometimes, disappearing into a good book. But in Matilda’s world, being saddled with two selfabsorbed and neglectful parents can make a summer feel like an eternity. This Matilda, who lives in a world where children are sometimes referred to as maggots, was created by Roald Dahl (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,

James and the Giant Peach) in 1988. As successful as the book was, it was only a matter of time until it saw “new life” in a different medium. In 2009, the Royal Shakespeare Company opened a musical version of Matilda in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. In 2011, the musical received a West End debut to uniformly positive reviews. By 2013 it had traveled the Atlantic to open at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway with a U.S. national tour following.


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In the musical, Matilda is an innocent, curious girl born into a family that neither understands her nor cares to. Treated horribly throughout her first five years, Matilda manages to remain a calm, inquisitive child with a hunger for knowledge and a knack for telekinesis. Her parents send her to boarding school, where she finds herself under the authoritarian hand of Miss Trunchbull, the school headmaster and biggest bully of them all. While there, Matilda further develops her gift and begins to fight back against Trunchbull, defending not only herself, but the other children and their capacity to learn and be allowed to be children. Directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and written by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, the musical itself has become a record-breaking stage phenomenon with 70 international awards, including four Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards. The show wouldn’t be the same without the additions of more Tony Award winners, such as Rob Howell in set and costume design and Hugh Vanstone in lighting.

right,” says Stewart. “When children see me outside of the show they recognize me as Mrs. Wormwood and tell me I’m that mean woman. They clearly see the right and wrong of the characters in the show. It’s an effective lesson in morals and being a good person. It makes children want to be magical and realize that anything is possible.” Every performance is different, making it a unique experience for the audience. “Something changes every time, from something small to how a line is delivered on up to changes in choreography,” she says. “We really go with the flow. We see what that specific audience really responds to and ramp that up to make it even more fun.” Stewart says the cast spends every day working on dance numbers and songs to try new ways to deliver the story, always seeking to improve the audience’s experience. “The dedication everyone has is contagious,” she says.

Darcy Stewart, known for her work in the CW’s Reign as well as the musical Legally Blonde, portrays Mrs. Wormwood, Matilda’s mother. “We learned everything initially in about two weeks,” the Canadian native says. “I started the tour in April 2016 and it’s been a crazy, fun ride.” She loves playing Matilda’s mother, because despite the fact that the character is evil and dark, she is part of the emphasis on the terrible things Matilda must overcome to blossom into who she’s meant to be. “And she’s just fun to portray,” Stewart says with a laugh. One of Stewart’s favorite numbers is “Loud,” an energetic dance number with bright costumes, exciting choreography, and a dazzling light show. “It’s wild and vibrant,” Stewart says. She also highlights the children’s dance numbers, which she says are just plain fun to watch. “The costumes are on point, the dance moves are incredible. They’re all over the stage with smiles and it always gets the audience moving too.”

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Families can enjoy this all-ages show, although Stewart says that in true Roald Dahl fashion, the story is a bit dark and parents should be aware that very young children might not understand why. However, the story makes a stark contrast between Matilda and the adults who bully her.

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The hip, loose, cool, creative and inherently American form of jazz music is not just alive and well; it is vibrantly thriving in the Tulsa area. By Michele Chiappetta On the very first page of famed jazz musician William “Count” Basie’s autobiography, Good Morning Blues, Basie describes being awakened in his room at Tulsa’s Red Wing Hotel in the Greenwood District by what sounded like a phonograph record. It turned out to be a jazz band called the Oklahoma City Blue Devils, performing live on a flatbed truck to draw an audience for a show they were performing that evening. After listening to them, Basie wrote, “Hearing them that day was probably the most important point in my musical career so far as my notion about what kind of music I really wanted to play was concerned.” The thing about Green Country’s jazz scene is that it is far more

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influential and far-reaching than you might realize. This hip, loose, cool, creative and inherently American form of music is not just alive and well; it is vibrantly thriving in the Tulsa area. “Oklahoma’s a very musical place,” says Jason McIntosh, CEO of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, located in the Tulsa Union Depot, formerly a train station before being repurposed into a local jazz mecca. “For a state of three and a half million people, the musical heritage and legacy and the existing musical environment is pretty amazing. It can compete with any state in the nation.” The mix of cultural and musical influences in Oklahoma is impressively varied. Indigenous

Oklahomans, Native Americans brought here on the Trail of Tears, freed slaves, black townships, Civil War veterans, settlers from the land run, gospel influences — all of these groups form a unique melting pot of musical flavors that you cannot find elsewhere. “We’ve got this wild blend of cultures for which music’s a big piece of,” says McIntosh. For this reason, the jazz scene in Tulsa has been and continues to be highly influential in the history of American music. Live performances can be found at restaurants around town throughout the week. The Jazz Hall of Fame holds concerts 46 Sundays of the year ($15 general admission,


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$20 reserved table). Acts have ranged from nationally known groups such as the Count Basie Orchestra and Doc Severinsen to local and regional musical acts such as Annie Ellicott and others. “It’s a venue for performers to practice their craft and continue making their living,” says McIntosh. “And also, we consider it important to be a venue that lets people test their original compositions. A standard has to start somewhere.” But the best way to experience live jazz and blues is to check out the Hall of Fame’s jam sessions, held every Tuesday night. Admission is free, and there is always a rhythm section available. The rest of the band is filled by any musicians who show up that night to join in. You don’t have to be professional to play; just sign up when you show up. Jazz aficionados and casual listeners alike can sit in the audience and listen to both old pros and young up-and-comers playing live for free. The Hall of Fame’s gallery — featuring memorabilia from jazz legends — can be viewed before concerts, as well as during business hours by

group tours, which can be arranged by calling the Hall of Fame. There is no charge for a tour, though donations are highly encouraged and appreciated, since they are a nonprofit organization. As a charity, one of the Hall of Fame’s most important programs is their support of youth musicians. The Tulsa Jam’Bassadors Youth Jazz Program allows local Tulsa area high school musicians an extra chance to hone their skills and further their musical education. The group auditions for a variety of local and national competitions such as the SWOSU Jazz Festival, the Charles Mingus Festival in New York City, the Monterey Next Generations Jazz Festival, and the Essentially Ellington Competition. To support the Jazz Hall of Fame, the Jam’Bassadors, and local musicians in general, McIntosh recommends attending one of the Jam’Bassadors’ fundraisers, join the Hall of Fame as a supporting member, volunteer at the Hall of Fame, attend a concert or jam session, or visit an area restaurant while jazz musicians are performing.  

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Every body is different. And every body is amazing. That’s an empowering reminder that there are better ways to measure your life than a number on a scale. By Donna Leahey

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Between waif-like models populating fashion magazines and incessant pressure to achieve a perfect bikini body, people who don’t fit into that idealized image sometimes feel like they aren’t supposed to even exist in this world. If your thighs touch or you lack a perfect six-pack, it’s easy to think the world doesn’t believe you’re worth noticing. A recent study in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education reveals that as of 2016, the average American woman wears a size 16 and the average American man has nearly a 40-inch waist, according to the Center for Disease Control. But people of those sizes are rarely represented in our media. Fortunately for many, body positivity is gaining momentum. More retailers are featuring plus-size models, plus-size designer Ashley

Make a list Make a list of 10 things you like about your body. You can do it. Maybe you love your long hair, or your bright eyes and your great smile. Don’t forget the practical things your body does for you every day — walking, dancing, laughing, and breathing. Review that list, and add to it. Create a habit of looking for things you like when you look in the mirror.

Take note Embrace positive self-talk and banish the negative. Harvey has her personal mantra not just posted in her room, but tattooed on her arm: “I am wonderfully and fearfully made.” If you struggle with negative self-talk, leave yourself positive notes. Take Harvey’s example and post messages in your room. A dry-erase marker works great on a mirror, so you can change up your messages. Stop apologizing for your appearance. Stop putting yourself down. Stop telling other people your flaws.

No negativity Avoid negativity, whether that’s media, the Internet, or negative people. If looking at photoshopped models makes you question your self-worth, put down the fashion magazine. If your fascination with Internet celebrities makes you feel bad for not measuring up, hit that “unfollow” button. If your scale terrorizes you, toss it out. Remember, you are not your appearance, you are not your weight, and you are not your size.

Nell Tipton won season 14 of Project Runway with a plus-size fashion line, and stores are offering on-trend fashions for larger sizes as well. A passionate supporter of body positivity, Lauren Harvey is a student and a part-time assistant manager at Torrid, a trendy fashion store for sizes 10-30. “Body positivity is about being confident in our own skin and not letting society make me feel bad about myself for not fitting in that mold,” she says. “Be who you are, because who you are is beautiful.” We all deserve to exist in this world and be happy in it. Don’t give the power of your happiness to anyone but yourself. And to start you down the right path, here are some suggestions.

Fake it ‘til you make it Confidence is the hottest thing you can wear. Hold your head up, your shoulders back, and walk out into this world as if you know you deserve to be in it, because you do. Read about body language and practice showing the world how confident you are, even if you don’t believe it yourself. If you act confident for long enough, not only will the people around you believe it; eventually you will too.

Find your personal style “Own your style and love it even if no one else understands,” says Harvey. If you’re a rock ‘n’ roll tomboy, wear those black combat boots and fringe. If you’re ultrafemme, rock that pink lace. If you love black, wear as much as you want. If you prefer something softer or more colorful, that is up to you. You deserve to love what you wear, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. No one has to like what you’re wearing but you.

Dress for your actual size “You’re smaller than you think you are,” says Harvey. Nothing is going to make you feel better about yourself than clothes that fit right. Don’t try to hide inside baggy t-shirts and sweatpants. Don’t waste time trying to fit into the jeans you wore 10 years ago. Instead, get yourself a pair that makes you feel great and fits right for your body.

Ignore lists of things you should or shouldn’t wear The only thing you shouldn’t wear is something that makes you feel bad about yourself. Noisy prints? Bright colors? Short skirts? Yoga pants? If you want to flaunt yourself in a bikini, then all you need to cover yourself with is sunscreen. If it makes you feel good about yourself, go out into the world confident and happy.

Help your support system be more supportive Body shaming is one of the last culturally acceptable forms of discrimination, and often masks itself as concern. When people who genuinely care about you engage in body shaming, remind them that studies have shown that rather than motivating, body shaming results in increased negative emotions. Ask for positivity from those who care about you, and ignore or reject negativity.

Model good behavior A study by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years has found signs of body image issues in children as young as 3, and signs of trouble in children age, 6-10. To protect your children, refrain from putting yourself down where they can hear it (or at all!). When talking about healthy eating, be sure the emphasis is on health and nutrition, not appearance. Never equate appearance with worth, and try to compliment children on things other than their appearance. Make sure they know that people exist in a variety of forms and shapes and that those people are all deserving of acceptance.

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It’s a typical day. You go about your morning routine and plan the day’s upcoming events. You may skip breakfast or grab a quick bite to eat before you hop in your car, never giving a second thought to how you will get to work, school or whatever activity you have scheduled. Maybe you get impatient as you sit in traffic or you decide to enjoy some music as you drive the congested highway, but one thing is certain: you know you will get to your final destination, and you know how you will get back home. Most of us take our transportation for granted. That is not the case for many people in Tulsa who cannot afford to own a car or are unable to drive for medical or legal reasons. Ren Barger is the founder and CEO of Tulsa Hub, a nonprofit in Oklahoma that has helped over 800 adults earn reliable transportation through the Adult Cycling Empowerment (A.C.E.) Earn-a-Bike program. And she knows what it’s like to have a gap in her mobility. While in college, Barger chose cycling as her means of transportation. “Driving my car was way too cost prohibitive and a lot more dangerous,” says Barger. “Since Chicago was a flat, compact city on a grid and had an established cycling culture, it made more sense for me to use a bike as my transportation lifestyle.” Then, at 21 years old, after a selfcontained bike tour of California,

a cycling accident broke her neck, seven bones, and had her returning home to Tulsa for full-time care and rehabilitation. Confined to a wheelchair for two months, Barger was forced to rely on others to get around. That’s when she noticed others who had a gap in their mobility. As she recovered from her injuries, she saw a huge population of people without access to driving as a form of transportation ­­— whether that be due to insufficient income, medical or legal reasons. She also noticed tons of bicycles put out for the trash. “I saw useable wealth going into the waste stream and tons of people that were stuck walking or trying to use the bus system,” says Barger. Barger also noticed a significant number of people using cycling as transportation in the downtown area didn’t have quality bikes and access to proper repair. Though there were cycling organizations promoting health, recreation and races, they lacked an educational or transportation component that addressed the rules, rights and responsibilities of bicycle ownership. At 24 years old with only her life’s passion and an idea of starting a nonprofit, Barger quit her job and started collecting bikes for her no cost Earn-a-Bike program for people who needed reliable means of transportation. “These were folks trying to get back into the workforce

and make it to appointments, but for one reason or another couldn’t be autonomous in their transportation,” says Barger. At the same time, Barger was asked to do a children’s Earn-a-Bike program out of Kendall-Whittier school. Her program was growing and so were the volunteers and donations of bikes. In the early years, many of the bikes they received needed a significant amount of work, which required specialty tools and education to keep them functioning. Barger needed the skills to train volunteers to work on the bikes, so she attended the United Bicycle Institute in Oregon and became a certified bicycle mechanic. She also took a frame building class to have an intimate knowledge so she could repair and repurpose parts. “Lisa Regan, the Garden Deva, opened her metal shop to me and my volunteers to repair, repurpose, reutilize as much of the donated equipment as we could because there was no money.” It wasn’t until Mary McMahon caught the vision from her son, Clark, who volunteered, that Tulsa Hub went from zero to level one. “She made the first donation,” says Barger. “She believed in the transformational power of biking not just for transportation, but for the physical and mental health, the connecting with the community and nature to become stronger and more confident members of society.”

Through all the struggles that come with a start-up nonprofit and through those lean years not taking a salary, Barger stayed focused on her mission because of the incredible people she met and the results she saw in the lives that were transformed through cycling transportation. “It was so personal to me from having had the experience of being someone who couldn’t walk and just trying to get around,” says Barger. “It was an experience I lived that I wanted to keep making available to people who had a lot less privilege than I did.” Nine years later, Tulsa Hub still offers all their programs and services to people who need transportation to school, work or social services, even if they can’t pay. But the program isn’t just about giving someone in need reliable transportation. During the application and training time, people are building relationships with the staff and learning what skills they have and what they might want to do. “I think our participation model is pretty unique because, while there are plenty of other free bike programs, they don’t offer comprehensive, deep relationships, follow up support and training,” says Barger. “At Tulsa Hub, they become part of a community of care, love, and empowerment.” Larry Mitchell, chairperson of the Tulsa Bicycle and Pedestrian

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HH HOMEGROWN HEROES Advisory Committee served on Tulsa Hub’s board for three years. He also worked in the shop and saw people come in who were economically disadvantaged. “I was really impressed with Ren Barger. She had the passion for reaching out to people at the bottom of our social structure,” says Mitchell. “I watched her treat them with respect and dignity. They weren’t just given bikes; they were given love.” Today, Barger is excited for the future of the organization as they look to operate with the same kind of values they’re looking to instill in their riders.

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Instead of solely relying on philanthropy and donations, Barger wants to earn more of their own revenue so the staff positions — some of which are held by former Earn-a-Bike participants — pay for themselves. “It costs about $600 for someone to earn a bike, and they may pay nothing,” says Barger. Plans for revenue include marketing their education classes and program services to different audiences for people who can pay the market value as well as being consultants to train other organizations to do more justice-focused programs that offer empower, build relationships and help people untap their power inside.

poverty and despair need,” says Barger. “We want more people who have been part of our programs to get employed at Tulsa Hub, even if it’s part time because it helps them build a resume and learn new skills, and then they can be referred to jobs, and that keeps them on their own path of self-reliance.” Through this revenue model, Barger won’t have to worry about running out of money to pay their salaries, and the staff will have job security. Other ways to diversify the revenue is through membership so others who believe in the mission can make an investment. “If people can join as a sustaining member, that guarantees Tulsa Hub will have the cash flow needed to operate the programs and services at a loss. We don’t want to have to exclude people because of that financial barrier.” Barger’s revenue model seems to be on track with Tulsa Hub winning the contract for maintenance and operations of Tulsa’s Bike Share program set to launch in September. Aside from generating revenue, Tulsa Hub needs volunteers. Their workshop is open 20 hours a week to the public. Anyone regardless of income can come and work, learn, serve, have fun and participate in the culture of the workshop. “Ren is a visionary who has pursued her dream and passion and has drawn us along with her,” says Mitchell.

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THIS SUMMER, THERE’S NO REASON FOR YOUR PURSE TO NOT BE THE FOCAL POINT OF YOUR WARM-WEATHER OUTFITS. BY RYANN GORDON

It’s that time of the year when you’re probably going to be hauling loads of baggage as you bounce from picnics to cookouts, swimming pools, the zoo and just about any outdoor area you can find. And, it’s going to get hot; you’re going to need that backup makeup, extra deodorant, baby wipes, face wipes, hair spray, and body spray. So, how’s a girl to lug around her entire vanity while also trying to brave the Oklahoma heat and stay looking fabulous along the way? Mary Poppins taught us that a woman’s bag can never be too big, while modern trends have trained us to shrink our purses. Well, neither rule is right or wrong — you can do both. It seems that every summer purses expand from cute and dainty spring clutches to oversized, overly-colorful duffle bags that are not always appropriate for every situation. Don’t toss out your adorable, little Thumbelina purse just yet, though. Keep a sizable bag handy for those days when you’re towing a load and stay true to the old airplane trick and throw your mini-purse inside the carry-on.

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Go Big For those summer afternoons, you’re going to want to bring all your goodies and essentials. So, it’s time to break out those larger-than-life purses that resemble something closer to a travel bag. We’ve seen celebrities sporting these handheld duffle bags from Soho to Los Angeles, and it’s a street style that is functional as well as fashionable. Another trend is massive, reusable bags that can contain all your groceries as well as your beauty products. Large, floppy tote bags in crisp, fresh colors (especially white) could be your No. 1 summer essential as you bounce from farmer’s markets to parks and pools. If the oversized tote or duffle bag isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, don’t forget about our favorite, childhood accessory — the backpack. Opt for a large printed backpack that will fit your nighttime purse, makeup bag, towels, bathing suits, and a change of clothes. For something a bit more chic, like a cinch-top, leather, fashion backpack that will bounce casually from day to night without breaking any rules.

Itty-bitty Although the oversized bags are a necessity for the summer, they aren’t always appropriate for all nighttime looks or scenarios. Inside your backpack or tote you’ll want to have a smaller purse to throw over your shoulder before dinner. This year, it’s all about the teeny, tiny purses. Miniature matchbox purses and coin bags dolled up with chain straps and frilly add-ons make an adorable addition to outfits that already have a lot going on. And although they only fit nothing more than your card and phone, they’ve got enough sass. Clutches are one of the more timeless looks that will dress up any nighttime ensemble. Semi-clutches that double as purses, with a wrist strap or one thick handle across the side for grasping, are also popular.


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Old and New Much like the circular handles that take us back to the ‘70s, many other purse styles seem to have returned from the past with a vengeance. Hippy prints and floral box bags from the ‘60s will add character to any simple outfit, but only if worn correctly. Don’t throw a mod-style purse on a frumpy ensemble, or you may surely end up looking like your grandma (and we’re not talking about her pictures from the past. Box handbags and other uniquelyshaped purses have gained momentum in recent years, although they aren’t necessarily a solely modern trend. Lunch box and picnic basketresembling bags are a perfect summer trend, and they can be worn with outfits both simple and outrageous. Utilize unheard of containers as a purse for a playful, fun addition to your ensemble. Go outside of the box — literally — and throw your essentials in a shoulder-strapped camera case or binocular case. Designers have begun making purses from drums, guitar cases and stuffed animals reminiscent of Miley’s famous teddy bear backpack. Shiny, metallic bags like Madonna used to rock in the ‘80s have become modernized as designers started combining fabrics and incorporating materials like metal plates and snakeskin. And don’t forget about our favorite styles from the ‘90s. One of the most popular this year is the drawstring-topped cinch bag. Rock a boho-chic cinch bag with drawstrings that wave in the wind and allow easy access to all your goods.

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Frilly Frills It’s all about doing the most with your bags nowadays. Probably the most influential purse trend of the year is bags that are decorated with frilly and flashy attachments. Keychains, tassels, balls of fur and other useless adornments that bounce and jingle add a level of excitement to a simple bag. Other frilly bags like long, fringe-covered satchels, wild, animal print and furry bags were a wild hit at fashion week. Stand out with a flowing, Wild West-style, tasseled purse or an eye-catching, fluffy handbag made from faux zebra or leopard fur. Or add an extra edge to your ensemble with a bag so loud that it yells at you.

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“I don’t know if it has motivated me,” she says, “but I do know that when somebody tells me I can’t do [something], I want to.” It certainly hasn’t stopped her from pursuing challenges of all kinds, including losing weight close to age 40, which a lot of people just give up on. “I kept seeing my weight go up just a bit every year,” Courcier explains. When she talked with her doctor about it, he said, “That’s to be expected as you get older.” It got her blood boiling.

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“It just made me mad,” she says. “Just because you get older, you [don’t] have to get less healthy. So I started running for enjoyment and fun, and I started losing weight.” With a serious commitment and a lot of sweat, she dropped from a size 12 to a size 2. But her focus wasn’t the number of pounds she lost; it was being healthy and challenging herself — something that characterizes just about everything she does. Her next personal challenge? Marathons. But as with starting any workout plan or losing weight or getting fit, Courcier didn’t get there overnight. She built up to it, starting with 5K races. Though she has participated in 22 marathons in 18 states so far — her goal is to run in all 50 states — Courcier started her quest with Tulsa’s Route 66 Marathon in 2009. “It was amazing,” she says. Lest you think that Courcier ended her sports questing with marathons, think again. She competed in her first Ironman Triathlon October in Louisville, Ky. She spent nine months training for it, and plans to do her next one in Chattanooga, Tenn. this fall.

FROM MOTHERS LOSING THEIR BABY WEIGHT TO RECUPERATING ATHLETES GETTING BACK INTO SHAPE AND MORE, JULIE COURCIER’S GYM HAS PRODUCED MANY SUCCESS STORIES INCLUDING HER OWN. By Michele Chiappetta

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With summer upon us, it’s not surprising that we’re looking in the mirror and assessing how we look and feel. Getting fit and healthy takes effort, no doubt about it. But it’s even more taxing when you realize it’s time to shed the extra pounds you’ve put on slowly over the years. Fortunately for people in that position, as well as anyone else who wants to improve their fitness, there are people like Julie Courcier, owner-trainer at Fitness Protection Program in Tulsa. Since it opened in 2013, Courcier’s gym has produced many success stories — from mothers losing their baby weight to recuperating athletes getting back into shape and more. Courcier has an impressive story of her own when it comes to getting fit. Born with a physical defect — her left arm ends right below the elbow — she has had to learn to work around her physical limitation.

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To compete in the triathlon, Courcier needed some engineering help. Through some creative ingenuity by her husband Mark, and Jonathan, a mechanic at Tulsa’s Phat Tire, Courcier’s first competition bike was equipped with a fitted armature. Her new competition bike is even more customized. “It looks like something out of some kind of space movie,” she says. “The armature is amazing, and they put electronic shifting on it to make it easier so I don’t have to move my arm as much.” Between the marathons and triathlons, you’d think Courcier would have enough on her plate. But she wants to help others get fit too, which is how Fitness Protection Program began. “I started going to bootcamp when I had an IT band injury in my leg,” she says. “My chiropractor told me I needed to cross-train. So


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I started going to a bootcamp and just started working out. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the camaraderie there.” Courcier talked to the bootcamp owner about becoming a trainer, something she wanted to do when she retired from her job as a district manager at Bath & Body Works. The bootcamp owner helped Courcier get her certification as a trainer. Her husband encouraged her to start her own gym immediately, rather than waiting until retirement. Thus, Fitness Protection Program was born. And it’s just as satisfying as any other challenge Courcier has taken on. “When you find somebody who didn’t know how to do a pushup before or had a shoulder injury, and they couldn’t do it but now they can — just being a part of that is a pretty amazing experience,” she says. Fitness Protection Program focuses on a different body workout each day. Exercises involve body weight, dumbbells, medicine balls, steps, plyometrics and other small equipment, as well as some cardio. Classes are good for all fitness levels, from newbie to athlete. If you’re just getting started, you can walk in and participate without fear. If you’re nervous about starting, Courcier says, don’t be. “The best thing for someone to do is come in and try the first class,” she says. “Everyone started somewhere. We’re all on that journey. And if I can get them in here to try one class, they’ll see that everyone looks different, nobody’s scary, nobody’s judging them.” Classes are 40 minutes long, and all you need is your workout clothes. Courcier will work with you to see what level of exercises are good for you at the beginning, and then will help you level up when you’re ready. So, what’s the secret to getting fit at 40 — or any age? “You have to just stick at it,” says Courcier. “It takes time. I think the best thing to do is, if you’re not someone who can motivate yourself, then find somebody who can go on the journey with you, someone who supports you and knows what you’re going  through.” In other words — someone like Courcier.  

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e R u c s e Bar BARBELLS ARE VERSATILE ENOUGH TO TARGET EVERY MUSCLE IN YOUR BODY BECAUSE YOU CAN MOVE THEM IN ANY DIRECTION, AND CAN EASILY ADD OR SUBTRACT WEIGHT. By Ryann Gordon

Many people are intimidated by the barbell. For some reason, it reminds us of those overly-chiseled gym rats who spend hours a day lifting. But you don’t have to be a body builder, gym-pro or fitness guru to master the barbell. Anyone can experience the benefits of incorporating this gym tool into their fitness regime. The barbell was traditionally thought to be reserved for the dudes at the gym, but everyone — from amateur to experienced — can work the barbell into their fitness routine. We are starting to see more of the barbell as famous gyms like Dogpound in NYC post images of training supermodels — many of whom incorporate free-barbell workouts into their training regimes. Barbells add heavy resistance to your workout, challenging your stability and dynamically working your core muscles without you even realizing it. With an assist from the barbell, you can gain lean body mass, lose fat, lower your overall weight and improve your general fitness level and health condition. Not to mention, it can improve your look and get a proportional boost of self-esteem. Taking on the barbell can be a scary task at first, but we’ve got some beginner barbell workouts to get you ready. With the help of Michelle and Trevor Bridges at Nikao Strength and Conditioning, here are some barbell exercises that anyone can do.

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SQUAT Not only does squatting work your glutes and hamstrings, but it can be ideal for core work as well. Focusing on posture and tightening your abs while squatting will give you the full benefit of barbell squats. Some say that muscle fiber activation rates climb much greater during squats than they do during other exercises, including crunches.

CRUNCH Use a free-standing barbell to help shape your abs to Hercules status. Do barbell crunches and situps on the ground by holding the bar with extended arms and sitting up. Also, do standing side bends by holding the bar over your shoulders and dipping sideways from one side to the other.

DEADLIFT One of the simplest barbell workouts, the deadlift is the answer to your booty prayers. Pull your shoulder blades back and down, where they should stay the entire lift. Keep your back straight and stick your butt out as you begin, then clench as you rise to a standing position. Lower again slowly and repeat. Since many people suffer from some type of back pain later in life, incorporating deadlifts into your routine is a great way to ward off future problems.


THRUST Try some exercises you may not have thought of with the barbell like glute bridges and hip thrusts. Lay on your back with your knees bent on the ground and raise the barbell to sit on your upper thighs. Tighten your buttocks as you lift your lower back and butt off the ground and feel the burn as you repeat.

SHOULDER PRESS The shoulder press can be beneficial for back muscles. If you’re doing it correctly, you should feel it in your midline muscle group as well. Keep your abs and glutes as tight as possible from before you even begin to lift to ensure you’re working the correct muscle groups.

EVIL WHEELS Get funky with your barbell workouts and try evil wheels — your abs’ worst enemy. Start with your shoulders over the bar and tighten your butt cheeks. Roll the bar out as far as you can without letting go of tension in your midline. Roll the bar back toward yourself and repeat; just try not to cry after a few.

CURL Shape those upper arms with barbell curls that’ll have you looking like the Rock in no time. Focus on not hyper-extending your elbows and keeping slow and steady as you lift, lower and repeat. Also, try some unique twists on the traditional curl, like different grips, lying on an incline as you lift or holding the bar between your legs for a bent-over bar-row.

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Sound f Success THE OK MOZART MUSIC FESTIVAL TAKES INNOVATIVE STEPS TO GROW OKLAHOMA ARTISTS FROM GRADE SCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE AND BEYOND TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS.

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the community. Together they launched an attraction that has become one of Oklahoma’s premiere music festivals. This year the festival has expanded to include a diverse selection of musical styles, including classical, jazz, pop, Broadway and more. The festival takes innovative steps to grow Oklahoma artists from grade school through college and beyond to become professional musicians. Country crooner Michael Martin Murphey will get things going June 8 at the Bartlesville Community Center with a concert accompanied by the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra. He is known for songs like “Wildfire,” “Still

MIRO QUARTET Taking Chances,” and “What’s Forever For.” Performances by the 145th Street Band and Honey Blue should also dazzle audiences. Honey Blue is known for their album Broken Places. On June 9, Wilson Phillips joins OKM for the first time. With hits such as “Hold On” and “Release Me,” Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson (daughters of Beach Boy Brian Wilson) and Chynna Phillips (daughter of the Mamas & the Papas’ John and Michelle Phillips) will offer a harmonyrich performance that will pull from their Grammy-nominated debut album that sold over 10 million copies in the 1990s. Chris Mann, who performed in the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera, should delight audiences with Broadway favorites June 10. A graduate of NBC’s The Voice under the wing of Christina Aguilera, the classically trained singer has topped the Billboard charts ever since. He will also be accompanied by the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra. His current album, Roads, is available, with a new album, Urban Songbook, coming soon and more projects in the wings.

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will perform an afternoon classical concert June 11 featuring the premiere of Jerod Tate’s “Muscogee Hymn Suite,” with lyrics sung by the Tulsa Children’s Chorus and baritone soloist Grant Youngblood. A member of the Chickasaw Nation, Tate revamped the songs and added orchestration to bring new life to traditional songs. That evening, the OKC Festival is hosting a free concert at Sooner Park. Entertainment will be provided by the Oklahoma

MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY Jazz Hall of Fame, featuring the Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra (MOJO). Listeners are invited to bring their own beer and wine or purchase from a cash bar and enjoy food offered by food trucks while lounging on blankets under the stars. Ambler Hall is proud to host chamber music June 12-15, with four performances from the


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TEENAGERS BAILEY AND JAIDEN HUGHES ARE NOT JUST SPINNING THEIR WHEELS DRIVING 1,500-POUND MACHINES AROUND THE TRACK; THE SISTERS ARE IN SEARCH OF GROUNDBREAKING SUCCESS. By RICHARD LINIHAN

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The strangest thing happened at the Chili Bowl last year as hardened professional race car drivers were flying around the dirt track in Tulsa. A teenage girl was seen in the restricted racing area, head down in a book, studying for the upcoming week at Edison High School. Had she wandered into the area by mistake? Would she be OK as cars blasted

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past her at speeds that would have gotten these drivers arrested on most highways? How could this happen? Believe it or not, 17-year-old Bailey Hughes was exactly where she was supposed to be. Not only was she not phased by the madness surrounding her; only minutes before, she was a part of it.

Hughes and her car had been entered in the Chili Bowl by her father, Jason, to try to qualify for the main show of the weekend, with more than 200 drivers trying to earn a spot in the final 25. This tiny, lovely high school girl wanted so badly to race among the likes of NASCAR champion Tony Stewart and Sammy Swindell, grizzled veterans of decades and multiple winners of this race. Hughes probably hits the scale


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SPORTS CENTRAL SC And how about in Dad’s car? They both look at each other and laugh very loudly. “I’m sure it’s about 120 mph,” Jason says.

“I’ve had harder wrecks,” Bailey says. And how many broken bones over almost a decade of racing now? “None,” she says. “Knock on wood.” So here she was studying for school while cars were speeding past her, just another day in the Bailey Hughes hood. Believe it or not, she may be trying to qualify against her 16-year-old sister Jaiden in this event in January 2018. Both of them have been racing since they were 7 and 8. Not in these cars, but in some form or another. Jaiden has been driving microcars and sprint cars for a while even though she didn’t yet have a driver’s license for the street. You can qualify to drive a race car at 14.

Virtually every Saturday these two head to a racetrack somewhere. You can see them in June at Sapulpa’s Creek County Speedway. On June 3, 10 and 17 they will be racing champ sprints. On June 15, they are competing in ASCS. And June 24, they go to Salina Highbanks Speedway for OCRS competition. Their goal is to make it to the Chili Bowl this winter and perform well enough to impress the other drivers and make it to the final 25. They battle against some guys who are 6-foot4, 300 pounds. They also race against some guys who are three times their age. “I’m graduating early from Edison,” says Bailey. “I’m only a junior. So I have to take those times in the pits or on the sidelines of races to study. I’ll be going to OSU in the fall, and I want to study to be a pediatrician if I can’t make a racing career.”

The funny thing is that neither girl knew who Janet Guthrie was — the first woman to drive “We started driving dirt bikes first, then moved in the Indy 500 — nor do they have a favorite professional driver that you might see on the on to four-wheelers, and now micros and sprint cars,” says Bailey, who was preparing for NASCAR, Formula One or Grand Prix circuit. her graduation from Edison High School in May. “I told my dad when I was 8 years old that “We don’t have much time to watch TV when you think about it,” Bailey says. “We race most I was born to race.” every weekend and when we’re not racing, we have to study and then we spend four hours in Jaiden followed right behind her big sister. “Anything she did, I wanted to do,” says Jaiden. the garage on Saturdays staging for the race, fixing anything that needs to be fixed on the car and getting it ready.” Oh, they tried girly girl things. at about 100 pounds with her heavy clothes on and has freckles that belie the countenance of this tough, rough sport. In her qualifying heat, she and another driver got in tight and tangled tires. It flipped Bailey’s car and she tumbled three or four times before landing upright. What must she have been thinking while her 1,500-pound car was bounding down the track with her head facing south and her tires toward the roof? “I was hoping the car was all right,” she says. “Yeah, me too,” says her dad. “It cost us $5,000 to rent the car for the race, and if you tear it up, you have to buy it.”

“Yeah, we did ballet but after the first class, we decided that wasn’t for us,” says Jaiden. And if you’re lucky enough to be a guy at Edison High School who gets to know one of these two, there are perks. “Yeah, one time one of our guy friends called us up with a flat tire and we went out and changed it for him in about 10 minutes,” Jaiden says. That qualifies them to work in the pits if they wanted, but what they really want to do is someday fire that baby up and go about 150200 mph. “I think we’ve reached about 90 mph on the track so far,” says Bailey.

Mention NASCAR’s Danica Patrick to them and there is a bit of a lukewarm, but respectful tone in the girls’ voices. “She’s obviously done a lot for women in racing,” Bailey says. “But …” The girls look at one another again and laugh, but it’s fairly obvious they want to be the first female racer who wins on a major circuit. “Yeah, we like winning,” Bailey says. Both girls have dozens of champion trophies from their efforts. Bailey has won more than $6,000 in a season and Jaiden $4,800. Judging from the way they are attacking life with racing goals and vocational aspirations (Jaiden wants to be a dentist), they — along with their parents — are already winners.

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TULSA DRILLERS Home games are played at ONEOK Field (Tulsa) June 1 | vs San Antonio Missions | 7:05p

July 5 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p

Aug. 5 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 6:10p

June 2 | vs Corpus Christi Hooks | 7:05p

July 6 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p

Aug. 6 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 6:10p

June 3 | vs Corpus Christi Hooks | 7:05p

July 7 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p

Aug. 8 | @ Corpus Christi Hooks | 7:05p

June 4 | vs Corpus Christi Hooks | 1:05p

July 8 | vs Midland RockHounds | 7:05p

Aug. 9 | @ Corpus Christi Hooks | 7:05p

June 6 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

July 9 | vs Midland RockHounds | 7:05p

Aug. 10 | @ Corpus Christi Hooks | 7:05p

June 7 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

July 10 | vs Midland RockHounds | 7:05p

Aug. 11 | @ San Antonio Missions | 7:05p

June 8 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

July 12 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

Aug. 12 | @ San Antonio Missions | 7:05p

June 9 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

July 13 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

Aug. 13 | @ San Antonio Missions | 6:05p

June 10 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p

July 14 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

Aug. 15 | vs Corpus Christi Hooks | 7:05p

June 11 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 1:05p

July 15 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 6:05p

Aug. 16 | vs Corpus Christi Hooks | 7:05p

June 12 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 11:05a

July 16 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p

Aug. 17 | vs Corpus Christi Hooks | 7:05p

June 13 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p

July 17 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p

Aug. 18 | vs San Antonio Missions | 7:05p

June 14 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

July 18 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p

Aug. 19 | vs San Antonio Missions | 7:05p

June 15 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

July 19 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p

Aug. 20 | vs San Antonio Missions | 7:05p

June 16 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

July 20 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

Aug. 22 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

June 17 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

July 21 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

Aug. 23 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

June 18 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 4:10p

July 22 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 6:05p

Aug. 24 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

June 19 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p

July 23 | @ NW Arkansas Naturals | 2:05p

Aug. 25 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

June 20 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p

July 24 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p

Aug. 26 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:10p

June 21 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 11:10a

July 25 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p

Aug. 27 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 2:10p

June 22 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

July 26 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p

Aug. 28 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p

June 23 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

July 27 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p

Aug. 29 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

June 24 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

July 28 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p

Aug. 30 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

June 25 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 1:05p

July 29 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p

Aug. 31 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

June 29 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p

July 30 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p

Sept. 1 | vs NW Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p

June 30 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p

July 31 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p

Sept. 2 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p

July 1 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p

Aug. 1 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p

Sept. 3 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p

July 2 | @ Midland RockHounds | 4p

Aug. 2 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p

Sept. 4 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 1:05p

July 3 | @ Midland RockHounds | 6:30p

Aug. 3 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

July 4 | @ Midland RockHounds | 6:30p

Aug. 4 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p

TULSA ROUGHNECKS FC Home games are played at ONEOK Field (Tulsa) June 11 | @ Swope Park Rangers | 4p

Aug. 5 | vs Reno 1868 FC | 7:30p

Sept. 17 | @ OKC Energy FC | 5p

June 17 | @ San Antonio FC | 7:30p

Aug. 10 | vs St. Louis FC | 7:30p

Sept. 23 | vs LA Galaxy II | 7p

June 27 | vs Swope Park Rangers | 7:30p

Aug. 12 | vs OKC Energy FC | 7:30p

Sept. 30 | vs San Antonio FC 7p

July 1 | vs Real Monarchs SLC | 7:30p

Aug. 15 | @ Orange County SC | 9:30p

Oct. 4 | @ Phoenix Rising FC | 8:30p

July 8 | @ OKC Energy FC | 7:30p

Aug. 23 | @ St. Louis FC | 7p

Oct. 7 | vs Seattle Sounders FC 2 | 7p

July 13 | @ LA Galaxy II | 9:30p

Aug. 30 | @ Seattle Sounders FC 2 | 9:30p

July 22 | vs Phoenix Rising FC | 7:30p

Sept. 3 | @ Portland Timbers 2 | 4p

Oct. 14 | vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC | 7p

July 31 | @ Real Monarchs SLC | 8p

Sept. 5 | @ Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 | 9p

ROUGHNECK ROLLER DERBY Home bouts played at Ninowski Recreation Center (Broken Arrow) June 10 | @ 580 (Lawton)

July 8 | @ Card (Little Rock, Ark.)

June 17 | vs Central Arkansas RD

July 22 | vs OKC

Aug. 12 | vs South Central Roller Girls

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The menu is constantly shifting and evolving, but one constant is the signature jerk chicken tacos, which are easily the top seller.

Chances are, when Kevin and Amy Smith first opened Soul City in September 2011, they didn’t expect it to grow into the business and gathering spot that it has become. What started out as an art studio and workshop has turned into one of Tulsa’s most eclectic and inviting gastropub-bar-music venues, and it’s all happened organically.

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Originally located at 818 E. 3rd Street (currently home of Bohemian Pizza), Amy had previously booked music for Riverwalk Crossing on the weekends and used those contacts to bring in bands on the weekends, hosting events with food trucks and music. By 2013, they had outgrown the space and moved to Soul City’s current location.

With even more space for Amy’s workshop and studio, the Smiths also had more space to host events. Art installations with live music and local CD release shows continued to be augmented with food trucks and a catered bar, culminating in Buddy Guy’s after-party with the Dustin Pittsley Band. Members of Buddy Guy’s band, as well as Robert Randolph, showed up and took the stage with Pittsley after headlining at the Brady Theater earlier that night. “Over time, we realized everyone else was making money, and we were just hosting and watching it all happen,” Kevin explains of Soul City’s transition. “At that point, we courted a couple of people and discussed doing a restaurant, but nothing ever came of it.”


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SC SOUND CHECK Ultimately, the biggest help and encouragement came from the guys next door at El Rancho Grande. “They basically told us, ‘We inherited this from our parents and had to figure it out as we went along and you can too,’” he continues. “So roughly two years ago, we hatched a plan for a cool gastropub.” That concept finally came to fruition in April 2016, and Soul City has found an audience with those searching for a space where food, drinks, music, and art all coexist — as well as those who are simply looking for a place where they can feel comfortable, relax, and put the day behind them. “Many people say that the place reminds them of Austin, Deep Ellum (Dallas), the Caribbean, New Orleans, and even Key West,” Kevin says. “That tells us we’ve got a cool mix going on and also that we’ve accomplished at least part of what we set out to do.” Of course, part of that vibe comes from the eclectic interior and decorations, which are often a source of discussion, attention, and regular questions. “It really all came together because we started out as artists and vintage collectors,” Kevin says. “A lot of it came from estate sales and auctions or antique stores. Now, people bring us stuff to add all the time.” Sure, many of the items have their own stories and Kevin can recall where they came from, but the magic comes from how it all fits together. “There’s an old boy scout cap from the ‘50s and some old hats that hang in the corner behind the stage. We see people taking them down and taking pictures in them all the time,” he says. “We’ve found that when things are put in the right atmosphere, they become new and interesting again. I guess that’s a lot of what we’re doing here.”

Perhaps Amy was able to sum it up most accurately: “It’s called the Wabi-sabi, which means having a view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Things that others have discarded, we can recycle into art or find another use for.” Branded primarily as a gastropub, the kitchen plays a large part in Soul City’s identity, and the food is as eclectic as the décor. The menu is constantly shifting and evolving, but one constant is the signature jerk chicken tacos, which are easily the top seller. Other favorites include the Ultimate Grilled Cheese, a Cuban sandwich, and the decadent Cheesy Mac, smothered in four cheeses with bacon and chives.

With a combination of great food, good drinks, and excellent original music, Soul City has quickly become the place to feed both your belly and spirit. New and fresh art from Amy’s workshop at the east end of the building serves to complete the balance. “Our concept was not to be a conventional bar, or a conventional restaurant or music venue. We just wanted to create a place where people can relax and feel like family and forget about their day for a little while,” says Kevin. “We’re not perfect and we’re not trying to be. But we’ve found that imperfect people fit perfectly.”

“I lived in Jamaica for a while, so that flavors a lot of what we serve here,” says Amy, who directs the kitchen. “The jerk chicken is authentic and the mango salsa is made inhouse. My mom and dad were amazing cooks as well, so part of their Louisiana heritage has been passed down as well.” The bar works hand-in-hand with the food and boasts an impressive selection of tequilas, as well as a broad selection of craft beers from Marshall, Anthem, New Belgium, Kona, ACME, and Evil Twin Breweries, amongst others. The musical undercurrent of Soul City ties into the bar selections as well, with Train, Miranda Lambert, and Dave Matthews represented, respectively, by the Save Me, San Francisco, Red 55, and Dreaming Tree wines. Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay Rum and Sammy Hagar’s Beach Bar Rum and Cabo Wabo Tequila are staples of the bar, as well. Seeing that live music played a large part of Soul City’s development, it only makes sense that it would remain integral to the location’s continued evolution. With a focus on original music, Soul City hosts live music almost every weekend, utilizing a large backyard patio with ample seating during the summer months, as well as providing a listening room type of environment with its dining room stage on the west end of the building. Staples of Soul City’s music calendar include Tuesday Bluesday, featuring a weekly blues jam led by Dustin Pittsley (as well as $4 a la carte tacos) and Writer’s Block, an open-stage night for singer-songwriters, led by Cody Clinton on alternating Thursday evenings. In addition, Soul City is the Sunday evening home for acoustic duo of Mark Ultimate Grilled Cheese

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OWN, R U O Y F O H H BAS ONG. S A L P S A G N YL STI A O D H L R L O A K G C N I U TY POTL AND GUESTS DUNK R A P L O O P ING A L KEEP FRIENDS D N E T T A E R ’ IL OU WHETHER HYESE DELICIOUS DIPS W T by TIFFANY DUNCAN | photos by CHELSI FISHER The warm, sunny days of summer are finally here, and that means it’s time to hit the water. From barbecues to birthdays, June is the month of all things poolside — which also means it’s the month of snack spreads made for easy grazing. Whether you’re attending a pool party potluck or hosting a splash bash of your own, these four delicious dips will keep friends and guests dunking all day long.

From grocery shopping to prep time, everything you see in these photos was completed in less than three hours. So, if on a whim, you decide to throw a last-minute luau or are simply running out of party planning time, these recipes require minimal prep and have short, inexpensive ingredients lists. (The Dollar Tree is your party budget’s best friend — all the festive décor and serving-ware pictured here came from the store.)

FRUIT DIP

Adapted from layersofhappiness.com Getting children to eat a healthy snack has never been so easy; one taste and they’ll be saying I can’t believe it’s not icing.

Ingredients: 32 oz. container low-fat vanilla yogurt 8 oz. container Cool Whip 1 box dry instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz.) DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large bowl, mix together all three ingredients until there are no lumps. The mixture will be a little gritty at first because the pudding hasn’t had a chance to dissolve into the yogurt mixture yet. 2. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill in fridge for about 30 minutes. Decorate the top of dip with sprinkles if desired and serve with fruit of choice.

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EATS + TREATS ET BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

RANCH-FREE VEGGIE DIP

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Adapted from everydaymadefresh.com

This addicting dip packs just the right amount of heat, perfect for eating in between pool dives to cool off.

Because ranch dip for veggies can get a little boring, this delicious recipe adds a nice tangy twist (and less fat, too).

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

1 can (10-12 oz.) canned chicken (or 1 ½ cups cooked and shredded chicken) 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened ½ cup ranch dressing ½ cup buffalo wing sauce (we used Frank’s) ¾ cup shredded cheddar Blue cheese crumbles for garnish (optional) DIRECTIONS: 1. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat chicken and Buffalo sauce in a skillet over medium heat. Make sure to break up chicken so there are no big chunks. 2. Add cream cheese and ranch, stirring until combined and warm. 3. Stir in shredded cheese until melted. Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles.

32 oz. container plain Greek yogurt 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 1 tsp. dried onion 1 tsp. lemon zest Smoked paprika (to taste) Garlic powder (to taste) Onion powder (to taste) Salt and pepper (to taste) DIRECTIONS: In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Serve with mixed veggies.

KEY LIME PIE CHEESECAKE DIP

Adapted from thesaltymarshmallow.com With a fresh citrus tingle and rich creamy texture, this might be the king of all dips — it’s honestly that delicious.

Ingredients: 2 8oz. packages of cream cheese, softened ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup milk ½ tsp. vanilla extract Juice and zest of two limes Green food coloring (if desired) Graham crackers for serving DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large bowl, blend together the cream cheese, sugar, milk, and vanilla with a hand mixer until well combined. 2. With a spatula, mix in the lime juice and zest. Add one drop of food coloring if desired. 3. Garnish with a lime wheel and crushed graham crackers.

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UG URBAN GRIND

WITH SO MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE, IT’S EASY TO GET OVERWHELMED AND RESIGN YOURSELF TO CONTINUE DRINKING SUBPAR COFFEE. BUT WE ARE HERE TO BREAK DOWN THE RULES FOR BETTER HOME BREWING. If you’ve ever brewed coffee at home, these questions might sound familiar to you: why doesn’t this taste like when I get it at a coffee shop? Why is it so watery? What am I doing wrong? The answer to these questions is multi-fold, with a lot of different variables coming into play.

CHEMEX: A scale that measures in grams and keeps time (we used the coffee-specific brand, Hario)

By Tiffany Duncan Photos by Chelsi Fisher

A good home burr grinder, like this Baratza Encore Triple-bonded Chemex-brand filters.

Over the past couple of years, there’s been a movement toward brewing better coffee at home; commercialgrade coffee out of a standard pot just isn’t cutting it for a lot of people anymore. But with the desire to brew better coffee at home comes a lot of new questions about equipment upgrades, which coffee beans to purchase, how the beans should be roasted, etc. With so much information out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and resign yourself to continue drinking subpar coffee. But we are here to break down the rules for better home brewing once and for all, and walk you through one of the easiest pour-over methods for exceptional home coffee: the Chemex.

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An electric gooseneck kettle All equipment may be found at both Topeca locations (either in the Mayo hotel, or the Hyatt hotel downtown) or in many other specialty coffee shops downtown. Equipment may also be purchased at Williams Sonoma or through Amazon, but a barista in a coffee shop will be better able to assist you and answer your questions.


KEY FACTORS IN BREWING GOOD HOME COFFEE Use quality, whole bean coffee that has been roasted within the same week of purchase. The roast date should appear on the bag somewhere. If it doesn’t, put that sucker down and move on. Like anything else, freshness is a huge factor in taste. Never buy pre-ground coffee! In as little as 30 minutes postgrind, coffee grounds will begin to oxidize, flatten, and lose flavor much like an avocado or an apple does. Just imagine what’s happening to grocery store coffee that’s been on a shelf for who knows how long — yikes. Also, the grind size may not be what you need for your home brewing equipment.

Chemex Instructions 1: Fill gooseneck kettle with filtered water and plug in to boil. 2: For an 8-cup Chemex like we are using here, dose out 45 grams of coffee beans on the scale. Set aside (you don’t want to grind it until immediately before use).

Purchase a light to medium-roasted coffee. When roasting coffee, a lighter roast is optimal for bringing out the naturally occurring sugars inside the bean that will blossom forth when brewed. But if beans are pushed into the dark roast category, all the sugars have been burned out, leaving nothing but carbons and the taste of ash and smoke behind.

3: Pop open the filter and place three of the folds against the notched pour spout (the Chemex relies on air flow to work properly) and one against the back.

 ake sure you are using filtered water as opposed to distilled M or tap. Because coffee is over 98 percent water, using the wrong water will obviously affect taste, making it either too harsh or too thin. There are many factors in tap and distilled water that can mess with the coffee’s extraction (pH too high, too much calcium, too little mineral content or too much, etc.).

4: Remove gooseneck kettle from heat (does not need to be boiling yet) and pre-wet the filter to wash out any chemical or papery taste lingering on the filter. Return kettle to heat.

The right water temperature is also crucial to properly extract flavor from the coffee grounds. In specialty coffee shops, the water temperature of the brewing equipment is set between 195-205 degrees, whereas most standard home coffee pots lack the proper heating elements that are necessary in bringing water up to proper extraction temperature, yielding a weak and underdeveloped taste.  se a burr grinder, not a blade grinder. Blade grinders are U standard kitchen stock, but all they do is slash up the coffee into larger and smaller pieces rather than uniform throughout (which is important for even extraction). A burr grinder uses two revolving surfaces to evenly grind up the coffee a little at a time, and it also gives you more control in making the grind size bigger or smaller according to your need. I f you do not wish to invest in a grinder, at least buy whole bean coffee from a local specialty coffee shop and have them grind it for you so it’s as fresh as possible. Also, the burr grinder they use will produce an accurate and even grind throughout.

WHY DOES GRIND SIZE MATTER? Imagine pouring water into one jar filled with rocks, and one jar filled with rice. The water will run down into the bottom of the rocks jar much quicker than the rice because there is less inside surface area to cover. In the same way, the grind size of your coffee will affect how fast the water runs through your grounds, either running too quick or too slow. If coffee is ground too coarse (think of the rocks jar), the grounds will not be exposed to the water long enough to properly extract, making your coffee taste thin, sour, or watery. And if the grind is too fine (think of the rice jar), water will not run through quick enough, pooling too long on the grounds and yielding a bitter taste.

5: Once water is finished dripping through, momentarily remove the filter and dump the rinse water out of the Chemex. Return filter. 6: Using your home burr grinder, set it to a medium-course setting and grind your 45 grams of coffee. If using the Baratza Encore like we are using, set it between a “25” and “30.” If using a different grinder, this will simply take some fiddling around before finding a satisfactory grind. Once coffee is ground, pour it exactly into the center of the filter, getting as little on the sides as possible. 7: Set the Chemex on the scale and tare the weight to zero. Once water is boiling, remove from heat. Wait about five seconds (for water to cool just slightly) and press start on the timer. Using a circular motion, pour 150 grams of water onto grounds before the first 30 seconds is up. Using a stirring apparatus, slightly agitate the grounds and break up the clump at the bottom of filter so water can more easily flow through. 8: Once the timer hits 30 seconds, pour on the next 150 grams of water. Stop when scale reads 300 grams. Wait. 9: Once timer hits one minute, pour on next 150 grams. Stop when scale reads 450 grams. Wait. 10: Once timer hits 1:30, pour on last 150 grams. Stop when scale reads 600 grams.

11: Gently pick up the Chemex filter and replace it so there is a clear flow of air through the spout. If the filter settles and blocks spout, Chemex will not drain.

12: Pick up entire Chemex and gently tap the bottom flat onto the table twice. This knocks down any grounds that have improperly settled. 13: Chemex should finish draining between minute 4:15 to 4:30. If your Chemex drains quicker or slower than this, the grind will need to be readjusted.  

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CC COCKTAIL CONFIDENTIAL

Tired of the overplayed trendy drinks? Area bartenders pour it on straight with their recommendations for getting the most enjoyment out of each sip. By G.K. Hizer Have you ever had a night out when you didn’t know what to order? Perhaps you weren’t sure what sounded good in the moment or didn’t want to appear too trendy. Or perhaps you were in the latest hot spot and were worried about being judged? Don’t worry; most of the time, your bartender is more interested in making something that you like, but if you have a refined and classic taste, they can’t help but be a touch impressed. This month, Preview checked in with a half dozen bartenders around town to get their take on what the most overrated and underrated cocktails are, so that next time you go out, you’ll be able to sound (and drink) like a seasoned professional.

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Bartender: Shannon Greenberg | Albert G’s Overrated: There are the usual suspects, like the LIT (Long Island Iced Tea) — if you’re drinking that, you’re only trying to do one thing and that’s get intoxicated. I think mostly, though, it’s taking a great whiskey or bourbon and mixing it with anything, especially Coke. That just ruins it and doesn’t let you develop a taste for it. Underrated: Granted, we specialize in whiskeys, but I think drinking a simple bourbon or scotch on the rocks. There is a tasting process to it that most people just don’t understand. Mostly, though, people just have to learn what they like and how they like to drink things.


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Bartender: Scott Moore | Hey Mambo Overrated: For me, it would be shots. They’re great when you’re 21 and just trying to get drunk, but now it’s just a waste of good alcohol if you don’t get to taste and enjoy it. Underrated: I think just a simple Crown and Coke — or up it to a Woodford Reserve. Even a good vodka with a twist, just something simple.

Bartender: Elise Carroll | Inner Circle Vodka Bar Overrated: Take your pick: LIT, Adios MF, Liquid Marijuana, or a Grateful Dead. They’re all overrated and ridiculous. Any time you mix four liquors and that much sweet, you’re just looking for a hangover. Underrated: A simple Vodka Press is always delicious and refreshing, and with our infusions you have an almost unlimited number of ways you can change it up. It’s a simple drink, but you can change it to make it taste any way you want. Most people just don’t realize that. You can even change the liquor and it’s still delicious.

Bartender: George Miyazato | In the Raw on the Hill Overrated: Here, it’s probably the Flirtini, because it’s super sweet and artificial. It’s our most popular drink, but all you’re really tasting is juice. Underrated: The Cosmopolitan or an Old Fashioned, because you can actually taste the alcohol and it all hinges on what brand you use, because you can taste the difference.

General Manager: Dustin Saied | PRHYME Overrated: Right now, it’s the Moscow Mule. It’s just vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer, which are all good on their own, but it’s kind of a gimmick at this point. It’s really about being served in a copper mug, which doesn’t actually affect the drink at all.

COCKTAIL CONFIDENTIAL CC Bartender: Ryan Baisden | Zin and Unicorn Club Overrated: Right now, since Mad Men came out, it’s the Old Fashioned. Don Draper ordered them, so it’s seen as something cool and people want it without knowing what it is. They think they’re ordering some sweet drink, then are surprised because it’s mostly whiskey. Underrated: I love a good Manhattan, if it’s made right. It’s a classic drink, but if you make it wrong, it can be disgusting.

Bartender: Jamie Jennings | Hodges Bend Overrated: The LIT is overplayed and so is the Moscow Mule — not that there’s anything wrong with it, but it’s just been played out. The only thing I don’t enjoy making is a vodka and water. There’s no point. It’s just a vehicle to get it down and get drunk. Using soda, tonic, or just about anything else enhances the flavor instead of covering it up. Underrated: Maybe a gin and tonic. We have our own, housemade quinine, which really draws the flavor out. Or maybe a good gin martini, when it’s made correctly. We keep our vermouth fresh and treat it like our produce. So yes, a gin martini is always a good go-to when I start my night. In the end, it’s really all about knowing what you like, but a good rule of thumb is: keep it simple. Or if you’re not sure, just tell your bartender what you like and what you’re looking for, and they’ll usually point you in the right direction. We told Jennings at Hodges Bend that we liked bourbon and were looking for something citrusy and refreshing. His answer: the Horse’s Neck. It’s a classic cocktail made with whiskey, lemon juice, bitters and ginger beer. It was crisp, refreshing, and right on the mark.

Underrated: A classic daiquiri. It’s just rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, but it’s the perfect amount of liquor, tart, and sweet. It’s simple to make, yet you can change it up in all kinds of different ways.

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EVERY FRIDAY, TRAILS END BBQ IN OWASSO OFFERS ALL YOU CAN EAT HAND-BREADED CATFISH.

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Caz,s Chowhouse 18 E. BRADY | TULSA In the heart of the Brady District, Caz’s Chowhouse is a great place to snag a meal or drinks before a show at the BOK Center, Cain’s or other nearby live music venues. Caz’s catfish, like all of their menu items, is a wonder of home-cooked comfort. The light corn breading is just the right touch of crunchy, the fish the right touch of soft. It comes sided with fries and a spicy coleslaw that brings the meal full circle. Plus, their drinks keep the bar hopping.

FROM GRILLED NEARLY NAKED TO FRIED IN BATTER, WE’VE FOUND 18 SPECIAL SPOTS WHERE YOU CAN BONE UP ON YOUR LOVE FOR THE CATFISH DINNER.

Mud cats, polliwogs and chuckleheads. You know what those are, right? If you aren’t familiar with them by now, they’re all names for our favorite freshwater bottom-feeder, the catfish. Oklahomans know how to catch them, in traditional ways and not so traditional. But most of all, we know how to eat them. In fact, Americans all over the country love to eat them, to the tune of half-a-trillion dollars worth a year. In Green Country, a good catfish dinner comes in all sorts of ways to please the most demanding of palates. You can enjoy these soft white filets with traditional fish fry or picnic-style sides like tasty hush puppies, fried okra, corn on the cob or a bowl of homemade coleslaw. Whether you order it baked or fried or some other way, you can get your catfish the way you want it — just as long as there’s a bottle of ketchup, fresh tartar sauce or hot sauce handy. However you take yours, there are plenty of places in the Tulsa area to get your catfish on. Here are some suggestions where you can bone up on your love for the catfish dinner.

Celebrity Restaurant 3109 S. YALE | TULSA A trip to Celebrity is a blast from the past brought into the present for retro fun and timeless dishes. One of the hippest joints in Tulsa’s history, this restaurant has fed the likes of many a well-known star, Willie Nelson among them. Their large fried catfish filets are lightly breaded, seasoned to perfection and served with your choice of superb sides, excellent service and casual elegance. Their turtle cheesecake is perfect for finishing off your meal in delectable style.

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A Tulsa favorite for over 50 years! • Steak • Lobster • Seafood • Chicken • Famous “World-Class” Caesar Salad made Tableside

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Evelyn,s Soul Food 3014 N. 74TH E. AVE. | TULSA A kitchen with multiple generations of family, Evelyn’s Soul Food does it right, even after all these years. Wanda J., the owner and daughter of the woman the restaurant is named after, is the consummate soul food kitchen master. Her catfish is light and flaky, with the perfect amount of cornmeal batter you’d expect, only better. After some catfish, grab some of their amazing cobbler while supplies last.

Hatfield,s Burgers & BBQ 11223 E. ADMIRAL BLVD. | TULSA On Friday and Saturdays, hustle into Hatfield’s for one of Green Country’s tastiest, good-old-fashioned, all-you-caneat catfish spreads. It always comes with a side of Texas Toast and your choice of two other sides like fried okra, sweet potato fries, onion rings and nearly a dozen other choices. Good luck trying to find a better place on the weekend for an all-you-caneat catfish dinner. As they say, Hatfield’s is the real McCoy.

Freeway CaFe 1547 E. 3RD ST. | TULSA 465 S. SHERIDAN ROAD | TULSA 5849 49TH W. AVE. | TULSA This retro ‘50s-themed diner does a brisk business because they know how to serve up classic diner comfort food in tasty, affordable portions. Their southern fried catfish is lightly dusted in authentic southern breading and golden fried, just the way you like it. Here’s a tip: order your meal with their famous onion rings, which are thin and crispy and delicious, and served in an appetizer portion big enough for your whole group to enjoy.

Lazy Fisherman 16830 S. MEMORIAL DR. | BIXBY Lazy Fisherman makes no bones about it. Their specialty is catfish, and they’re proud to say so. They take boneless catfish filets and coat them with their own secret cornmeal recipe, then deep-fry them to a golden brown crisp. Of course, you can also get your catfish without breading and grilled plain, lemon peppered or seasoned with Cajun spices, which is not something most restaurants offer. It’s all served in a charming farmhouse-style restaurant with picnic-style tables and benches for a rustic, down home feel.

RibCrib 2077 SE WASHINGTON BLVD. | BARTLESVILLE 12850 S. MEMORIAL | BIXBY 121 W. KENOSHA | BROKEN ARROW 1736 S. LYNN RIGGS BLVD. | CLAREMORE 1801 S. MAIN | GROVE 421 S. GEORGE NIGH | MCALESTER 150 W. SHAWNEE ST. | MUSKOGEE 8551 N. 129TH E. AVE. | OWASSO 405 W. WEKIWA ROAD | SAND SPRINGS 705 S. MISSION ST. | SAPULPA 1909 S. MUSKOGEE AVE., SUITE 800 | TAHLEQUAH 3022 S. GARNETT | TULSA 5025 S. SHERIDAN | TULSA 8040 S. YALE | TULSA 302 E. 1ST | TULSA 3232 W. SKELLY DRIVE | TULSA Tulsans know that when you’re ready for barbecue, RibCrib has to be on the list of top places to go. And of course, they do serve ribs. But they serve a whole lot of other tasty dishes too, with a solid wait staff and family-friendly atmosphere that keeps people coming back for more. This Oklahoma-grown chain of barbecue restaurants honors its southern roots with items like the crispy catfish basket, covered in a healthy dose of breading, served with fries and coleslaw that regulars love.

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1904 S. Elm Place | Broken Arrow THE FISH SHACK 11319 S. State Highway 51 | Coweta LASSALLE’S NEW ORLEANS DELI 15 W. 5th St. | Tulsa WESTERN COUNTRY DINER 1905 S. Sheridan Road | Tulsa THE WILD FORK 1820 Utica Square | Tulsa

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SMOKE . on Cherry Street 1542 E. 15TH ST. | TULSA You’ll enjoy a subtle, but amazingly good, crab-stuffed catfish at SMOKE. Take the freshest catfish filet, cover it with a thin layer of choice crabmeat, fry it with just the right amount of breading, and we’ve only just begun to describe it. Now lay your eyes on this most excellent fish as it rests on a bed of andouille gumbo and basmati rice, and you’ll think you’re feasting on the grand prize winner of a Louisiana catfish festival. Ooh-wee!

Wanda J,s 111 N. GREENWOOD AVE. | TULSA Wanda J’s Next Generation, in the heart of Tulsa’s Greenwood District, serves up some of the sweetest catfish this side of the Mississippi, and certainly this side of Mingo. Served with a huge slice of moist cornbread and a half-cob of fried corn, this lunch-time catfish combo will have you so stuffed, you’ll be rolling back to work without regrets.

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Sweet Lisa,s CaFe 1717 N. PEORIA AVE. | TULSA

Trails End BBQ 8888 N. GARNETT ROAD | OWASSO

Fans of Sweet Lisa’s can tell you that this smart little cafe north of the Brookside area features some excellent, traditional soul food. We’re talking chitlins, pig feet, barbecue chicken, liver and onions, and of course, catfish. Sweet Lisa’s serves their catfish whole and bone in, like you just caught it and cleaned it before frying it up in a light corn flour breading that is thin and crispy, the fish tender and moist, just like grandma used to make. Maybe even better.

One of Owasso’s favorite pit stops for barbecue cooking, Trails End also serves a mean catfish once a week. Exclusively every Friday, you can enjoy all you can eat of it. The special gives you two sides and hush puppies alongside hand-breaded catfish in both regular and Cajun spice options, depending on how you like it. There’s no sharing allowed, but really, you won’t want to anyway, because it’s all so good.

Waterfront Grill

White River Fish Market & Restaurant

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Renowned for its large, breezy dining room overlooking the Arkansas River in Jenks, Waterfront Grill is a go-to choice for its gorgeous atmosphere and rich menu. Among their delightful seafood menu is a catfish meal you’ll be back for. The flaky catfish filets are fried up in authentic southern-style cornmeal breading, served with crispy skinny fries, homemade coleslaw and tartar sauce. Class it up with a glass of wine, a cucumber martini or a jalapeno margarita as you enjoy a cool breeze in early summer on their patio.

1708 N. SHERIDAN ROAD | TULSA 1105 E. KENOSHA ST. | BROKEN ARROW For classic fried catfish, the way they used to make it in the day, get yourself to White River Fish Market & Restaurant. Fresh catfish, flown in from all over this great catfish-loving country of ours, is served piping hot and full of love and flavor every day. A restaurant and a fish market all rolled into one, you can have a quick bite of catfish for lunch and take home some red snapper, salmon or swordfish to cook


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With a menu loaded with deliciously old-fashioned American diner classics, Hatfield’s Burgers and BBQ is one of those secret places you take out-of-towners when you want to impress them with local fare. By Donna Leahey Photos by Marc Rains

At the corner of Admiral and Garnett sits a diner with an unassuming facade, the sort of place you probably wouldn’t be tempted to stop at if you didn’t already know it. But you’d be making a mistake your appetite would regret if you drove on by. Hatfield’s Hamburgers — “Home of the Real McCoy hamburgers and BBQ” — is the real thing, one of those secret places you take out-of-town visitors when you want to impress them with local fare. The menu is chock-full of deliciously old-fashioned American diner classics. The interior is decorated simply, with a corrugated steel roof and wall-mounted lamps. The large windows let in plenty of natural light and give a good view of life passing by on Admiral. Gary Smith co-owns Hatfield’s with his wife, Lera. “My parents owned it in the ‘70s,” he says. “We’ve owned it since 1996.” Smith’s past as a rock musician is well documented in pictures on the walls. Just ask him, and he’ll animatedly discuss Saturday night jam sessions that have been held at Hatfield’s in the past. Smith says that the burgers are the most popular items on the menu. Depending on your appetite,

you can choose a regular, a quarter-pounder, a third-pounder, or a half-pound patty. Get it the way you like it by adding cheese, jalapenos, bacon, or chili. The burgers are cooked on either a traditional flat grill or the char-grill. One bite will tell you why they’re so popular. Juicy and rich, and cooked just right, Hatfield’s burgers will make any burgerlover happy. “People come from out of town for the barbecue,” says Smith. The old-fashioned wood smoker is loaded with hickory and pecan, (to add a hint of sweetness), and the meat is delivered fresh every day. The sauces and seasonings are made fresh. The chopped brisket is especially tasty, even without one of Hatfield’s sauces, which come in sweet and tangy, smoke, and hot. The Polish sausage has a rich smoky taste, nicely set off by Hatfield’s smoke sauce. But you have got to find room for an order of ribs. Thick and meaty, the tender smoked pork falls right off the bone. Dress them with a just a bit of sweet sauce — or hot if you’re brave — for a sweet and savory meal sure to satisfy. You can order the barbecue by the plate, by the pound or by the rack. You can choose bologna, polish sausage, pulled pork, brisket, ribs, or chicken. If you need to feed a family or a group of friends, you can bring home complete meals for four, six, or eight

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consisting of meat, sides, Texas toast, sauce, pickles, onions, and peppers. Smith’s personal favorite item isn’t on the menu, “But they all know what it is, if you want to order it.” He calls it the Barn Burner. It’s one of Hatfield’s already delicious burgers, covered in raw jalapenos and onion as well as grilled jalapenos and onions. The bun is smeared generously with housemade spicy mustard. It’s plenty hot, but loaded with savory flavor. Not for the faint of heart or the delicate of palate. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, you’ve got plenty of options, from grilled cheese to fish, but give the drip beef sandwich a try. It’s thin sliced beef on a hoagie, with Swiss, grilled onions and mushrooms, and served with au jus. Hatfield’s has some down-home goodness on their menu of dinners. Hamburger steaks, chicken-fried steaks, boneless chicken, and a marinated chicken breast are all tasty and filling options, served with two sides and Texas toast. But the breaded shrimp is a delicious option. Hatfield’s serves up a plate full of generously sized butterfly-shrimp, breaded and fried crispy, with sides and toast.

crispy fried nuggets with sweet corn packed inside. The sweet potato fries are thin-sliced, perfectly cooked and served with a side of marshmallow sauce for dipping. The star of the side menu, though, is the homemade coleslaw. “It’s my wife’s family’s secret recipe,” Smith says with a smile. The fresh, crispy slaw is lightly coated in dressing, and is a cool and tasty addition to any meal. Find a way to save room for dessert, because Hatfield’s isn’t done treating you right. There’s a selection of pies, cakes, cheesecake, and ice cream available, and it’s all great, but the cobbler is special. The crust is flaky and delicious. You can choose from apple, cherry, or peach, and it’s nicely tart and never too sweet.

Bar-B-Que Chopped Beef

Cherry Pie

Catering is available, and phone-in orders are welcome. “I have people say if they’re within 30 miles, they’ll find a way to come by,” Smith says. It only takes one bite to make you believe. Burgers, barbecue, sandwiches, catfish, and cobbler, there’s something on the Hatfield’s menu that will make you want to come back, too.  

On Friday and Saturday, Hatfield’s special is a fried catfish that’ll make any southerner proud and available as an all you can eat plate, so bring your appetite. Crispy, coated with cornmeal and Hatfield’s special seasoning, this catfish will make a believer out of you.

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The sides menu is loaded with diner staples like fries, tater tots, or fried okra. There’s a few not-to-be-missed items on the list, like the seasoned potato wedges which are fluffy and crunchy and flavorful. The corn dodgers are

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Drip Beef Sandwich

LOCATOR 11223 E. Admiral Blvd. | Tulsa 918-437-4353 hatfieldsburgersandbbq.com

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From coneys blanketed in cheese, relish, mustard, chili, onion or jalapeno to Greek staples (souvlaki, yeros, meatballs and chicken), Jim’s Coney Island has earned lifelong followers thanks to unique concoctions and a family bond. By Rob Harmon | Photos by Marc Rains

Five years after the Nazis were defeated by the Allies in World War II, one of Tulsa’s most beloved pastimes began. Katina and Jim Bouakadakis, immigrants to Tulsa from the small Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea, opened up their first Jim’s Coney Island in downtown Tulsa.

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In the late-1960s, after being inspired at a Greek Festival in Tulsa, Jim added Greek recipes to the menu. This is when the name of the restaurant was officially changed to Jim’s Coney Island and Never on Sunday Greek Restaurant. The 19th and Harvard location has continued the tradition that is still going.

For generations, families have visited the restaurant for the famous Coney Island hot dog or a piping hot plate of Greek cuisine. Not much of the restaurant has changed, and that goes for the people serving the food from behind the counter. The founder’s grandson and current owner, Billy Pagonis, has happily served patrons for 23 of the restaurant’s 67-year history. Pagonis says he’s inspired to see generations of customers come in for a bite. “Families bring in their children, and I’ve seen them move away and come back, bringing their children. I’ve watched the children grow up and bring in their children. It feels good. It’s the only thing I’ve ever known. We still make everything from scratch,” Pagonis says, pointing to an enormous boiling pot of chili.


“This pot’s been here as long as I can remember. I do believe it’s one of his original pots,” he says, referring to his grandfather, Jim.

The restaurant’s founder, Pagonis says of his grandfather, was always a cook, but like any good Oklahoman, was also a fisherman.

Pagonis’s grandfather, who served in World War II with the Greek Army, was excited to leave the historic restaurant to his children and grandchildren.

“He fished on the side,” Pagonis says. “It was his passion outside of the restaurant.”

“We’re still using the original recipes,” says Pagonis. “We haven’t changed anything. We still follow them and I think that’s the best way. He was successful with it, might as well not change anything. I’ve added my few little touches, added a couple baked potatoes. I make my own seasoning for the chicken and marinate it overnight.”

Fish isn’t necessarily on the menu, but their famous Coney Island hot dogs are as well as a few different kinds of Greek-style chicken dishes, souvlaki, baked potatoes and yeros. A regular coney, always sold at a special low price on Tuesdays, is a hot dog sandwich in a toasted bun, smothered with chili, mustard, and onions. Relish, jalapenos and cheese can be added with any combination. They’ll make it just the way you like it. A kraut dog is also available.

The Chicken Oreganato, their most popular chicken dish, is seasoned with lemon, oregano, garlic and other herbs and spices that make the Never on Sunday menu superbly unique. However, the other chicken dish called the Baba’s chicken, used only when they sell out of the regular chicken dishes, is becoming just as much a request. The Baba’s chicken is seasoned with all the traditional Greek seasoning as well as Pagonis’s additional touches. The restaurant’s flavorful souvlaki — a juicy, marinated chicken and rice dish — is served with green beans and a garden salad. It is a simple but satisfying meal that is affordably priced, as are all the menu items.

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Yeros on pita

Greek meatballs

chicken oreganato

yeros plate

At any given time you can expect to be serenaded by a singer playing an acoustic guitar from a corner of the restaurant. You’ll see the broadest range of patron types when visiting the restaurant, too. “It ranges from the lowest pay grade to the most upper class customer that comes in here,” Pagonis says. “It’s diverse all the way through. Landscapers, attorneys, insurance groups, you’ll see it all. On Tuesdays, the $1.20 coneys bring a ton of people in. It’s something they can still afford.” Businesses love using the restaurant to feed their employees lunch for the day at a reasonable price. Some people come in for the healthy options for the fitness conscious.

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“We have a lot of people that like to eat the shish kabob, which is a pork tenderloin kabob. We can give a healthy option choice with a salad. We can do half salad, half another option. We also have a vegetarian plate which is a spinach pie. We try to serve to people however they want. If they want no rice, anything starch-wise, we will accommodate them.” Customers who grew up on Jim’s Coney Island that have moved away from Tulsa, or business travelers that have frequented the place, make it a priority to come back for more of the restaurant’s savory food. “We’ve got a guy that still comes in from Texas,” says Pagonis. “He stops by and picks up 30 coneys. He has me individually wrap

them, puts them on ice, takes them home and eats them. I’ve sent them to Philadelphia and Colorado. I have a lady who comes in from Arizona who gets 10 pints of chili, puts them in a cooler and takes them back so she has her chili. So, yes, we have a lot of repeat customers from all-around.”

LOCATOR JIM’S CONEY ISLAND 1923 S. Harvard Ave. | Tulsa 918-744-9018 jimsconeyisland.net Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday: Closed


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With live music, welcoming patio seating, and an inventively international menu, consummate restaurateur Davina Howie has another hit on her hands with D’vina. by Michele Chiappetta photos by Valerie Grant

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Bloody Mary

In the hip, happening area of restaurants and shops on Cherry Street, there sits a charming little restaurant that you could easily overlook if you’re not paying attention. But trust us when we say you’ll want to pay close attention to the white, purple, and wood themed restaurant known as D’vina. Opened less than a year ago, D’vina is already turning heads with its live music, welcoming patio seating, inventively international menu and its new head chef, all of which combine for an experience you can’t afford to miss out on. The restaurant’s owner, Davina Howie, has years of restaurant management under her belt and extensive experience with what makes tastes pop in all sorts of cuisines. Howie’s connection to Oklahoma runs deep. “I graduated from OSU [Oklahoma State University],” she says, “and I have been running restaurants in Tulsa for about 15 years. My first GM job was Full Moon at the Creek Nation Casino [now River Spirit Casino]. Then I moved onto Wolfgang Puck’s. I opened it up on Brookside, was part of the demo, part of the construction, which was a great experience for D’vina. Then I moved to the Daily Grill. I loved everything about it. I don’t think I ever would have left if it wasn’t for my own [restaurant].” So, if Howie has deep ties to Oklahoma, how did she come by her internationally inspired menu? “I was born in Sri Lanka,” she says. “I left when I was 4. I had the luxury of living in Africa, England, New Jersey, so I traveled quite a bit. And then I moved to New York when I was 18, so I’ve got this whole experience with a lot of diverse foods with so many beautiful flavors, and I just wanted to bring them to Tulsa.” One of the best elements of D’vina is, hands down, its menu and its great-tasting dishes. “It’s flavors are from around the world, international cuisine,” says Howie. You’ll find everything from a 14-ounce rib-eye to lamb tagine, from pepper and smoked sugar grilled salmon to chicken tikka masala, from herbed Israeli couscous to D’vina mac and four cheese, and then some. Some of those dishes may sound unfamiliar but don’t let that intimidate you. Howie is a consummate restaurateur in every way, down to finding the right chef to bring these meals to taste bud delights. Chef Jake Smith has international experience too, working in the Caribbean among other places before coming on board at D’vina. “He has an amazing palate,” says Howie. Smith, who just came on board recently, collaborates closely with Howie on the menu. One of Smith’s newest creations is about to be added to the menu — a braised short rib that melts in your mouth; it’s made with cabernet demi-glace and served with garlic mashed potatoes and local grilled vegetables “and a lot of love,” says Howie. More dishes are being added too, with an updated menu debuting this summer.

Chocolate Torte

Mango Caipirinha

Lamb Gyro

In addition to fabulous meals — the lamb gyro, bang-bang shrimp, and Romesco dip served with D’vina bread (on a herbed version of naan that is deliciously unique to the restaurant) are all favorites — D’vina also serves many options that are gluten-free or vegan. “We take pride in nothing being GMO here. Nothing has MSG. And everything, we try to locally source. The beautiful thing right now is we have Cherry Street Farmers Market outside our front doors, so you’ll see us out there getting all our vegetables there. We love to support local,” she says. D’vina also offers a full bar, helmed by Greg Tackett. “He’s very experienced,” says Howie. “We love him to death.” Tackett brings both a love of mixology and experience from working in Brazil. Be sure to sample one of their many Moscow mules, all of which are made with local honey, the mango caipirinha (mango Patron with muddled mangos and limes), or their farmers market fresh bloody mary, made with locally grown tomatoes and topped with candied D’vina pork belly. You’ll also see many specialty wines that you can’t find elsewhere in Tulsa, as well as locally crafted beers. Another great feature of the restaurant is their sidewalk patio, which is set apart from the street by a short privacy fence and partially shaded by a pergola. The patio is pet friendly, even offering water bowls for parched pooches. “When you have all those puppies on the patio,” says Howie, “it’s great.” The patio is hung with lights to create a charming outdoor atmosphere during warm weather, and small parties of up to 30 may be accomodated. If you don’t want your special event on the patio, D’vina has two private dining areas — the larger one seats up to 135, the smaller 35. The private rooms have a separate entrance, and parking is available for D’vina customers in the Marquette School’s parking lot. “We have a wedding coming up in July; we’ve done a tea banquet. BOKF has done parties here.” D’vina serves lunch and dinner six days a week, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy hour is six days a week from 3-7 p.m., with half price small plates too. “We do live jazz here Friday and Saturday nights, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.,” says Howie. “It’s a lot of fun, a lot of great energy in here. Our clientele loves it.”

LOCATOR D’VINA

1350 E. 15th St. | Tulsa 918-280-0122 Monday: Closed Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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If you have ever seen the TV show Parks and Recreation — and even if you haven’t — you’ve probably seen an Internet meme for the expression “Treat yo’self.” It’s from an episode in which two of the characters go out on the town to enjoy some fun, pampering and much-needed self-care. One place you can do some personal pampering in Tulsa is to visit Indigo Spa & Salon, just south of Brookside on Peoria. And when you go there, you’ll feel like you have treated yourself to something special. For 21 years, Indigo Spa & Salon has continued to bring in loyal customers and help women and men feel beautiful and revitalized. It’s easy to see why. The salon has continually grown and stayed current to beauty trends and customer care as a result of the passion and commitment of its two owners, Mary Beth Green and Jan Maxeiner. Both women are dedicated to the art of salon

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care and, most certainly, the needs of their clientele, who they think of as family. Why do they care so much about beauty and salon work? It’s simple. “The universal truth is that we all strive to look our best,” says Green. “I love being able to make that happen each day, ready to serve my guests.” Green styled hair in Boston before moving to Oklahoma. She and Maxeiner met as coworkers at a spa years ago. Soon, Green started her own salon, where Maxeiner followed to work with her. Four months ago, Maxeiner joined her as a partner in the running of Indigo. The salon offers a host of spa treatments so clients can enjoy treats such as facials, organic microdermabrasion, manicures, pedicures, waxing, body wraps, massages, hair care and more. It’s a bright, open space


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products and techniques. “I think that’s great about Aveda,” says Maxeiner. Indigo’s stylists can stay on top of their game and be innovative, while their clients can enjoy fresh takes on salon treatments that make everyone feel stylish and beautiful. The Aveda salons in Green Country also stay in touch with each other, fostering a solid community of fellow stylists all sharing what they learn and supporting one another. And Aveda products aren’t limited to hair. “We just recently started carrying all the Aveda skin care, which we had not carried before,” says Maxeiner. “It’s fairly new. They revamped all their facial products. And we all love it! So that’s cool, and everybody’s excited about that.” that customers can enjoy, with sun pouring in the windows to give a lot of natural light. The stylists and technicians are all upbeat and cheery, a sure sign they like where they work and what they do. Many of them have worked at Indigo for years, giving a sense of continuity and reliability to their clientele. Another highlight of visiting Indigo Spa & Salon is the fact that it is affiliated with Aveda, a product line that is well-known and respected as natural and eco-friendly. “Aveda is basically more natural as far as hair and skin products go,” says Maxeiner. “It’s the color, the coverage — customers and stylists love it.” An advantage of the salon’s Aveda affiliation is that the company offers numerous classes for continuing education. This gives everyone at Indigo Spa & Salon a great way to keep up-to-date and well-trained on the latest

If you want to learn how to care for your skin, choose the right makeup for your coloring, or get help preparing for a special occasion, Maxeiner says you can come in with anything you own so their aestheticians can assist you in figuring out the right look for you. Weddings, proms, you name it — you can get special treatment for it all with the help of Indigo’s personnel. “It’s fun,” says Maxeiner. “All the girls love doing up-dos.” You can even schedule a consultation with a hair stylist to discuss options for a new style or a new hair color, so you can be sure you’re choosing what is right for you before a single hair on your head gets cut or tinted. “All of the stylists are good about listening to our clients,” says Maxeiner. “But they’re also good about explaining, because your hair is like this, it might not do well, so why don’t we try this? That happens a lot, especially with big changes.”

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INDIGO SPA & SALON

4329 S. Peoria Ave. #325 | Tulsa 918-748-8553 indigospaandsalon.com Sunday-Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. And men, don’t let the talk of hair and nails scare you off. Like many spas, Indigo serves men with as much pampering care as its female clients. “We get a lot of male clients,” says Maxeiner. Among the benefits men enjoy with a trip to the salon are the Aveda products specially crafted to help with their skin and hair care needs, such as a new gray blending product that allows for color-treated hair to look natural, a must for many men. You can even schedule a special spa event with some advance notice, says Maxeiner. “We have done birthday parties for little girls. We’ve done bridal parties. We’ve had tables and let them bring food in.” In other words, however you want to treat yourself, Indigo Spa & Salon will do everything possible to help you do exactly that. Additional reporting by Ryann Gordon

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An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. Cast: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis Rating: PG-13

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WONDER WOMAN

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons and a trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright Rating: PG-13

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

Two imaginative elementary school students, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, hypnotize their mean-spirited principal, Mr. Krupp, into becoming the dim-witted superhero known as Captain Underpants. Together, they set out on a journey to stop the mad scientist Professor Poopypants, the Turbo Toilet 2000 and tattletale genius Melvin Sneedly from annihilating laughter forever. Cast: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch Rating: PG

Lee Hayden is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former co-star, Jeremy, until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman Rating: R

JUNE 16 CARS 3

Based on the true story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Cast: Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Tom Felton Rating: PG-13

IT COMES AT NIGHT

Safe within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to the test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. Cast: Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott Rating: R

After being trounced in many races by high-tech racer Jackson Storm, many begin to wonder if the famous Lightning McQueen will retire from racing after he endures a terrible crash. To preserve his racing career, he seeks help from race technician Cruz Ramirez and some other friends to train and attempt a comeback in the Florida 500. Cast: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo Rating: G

ALL EYEZ ON ME

The film chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom, as well as his imprisonment and prolific career at

Death Row Records. Cast: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham Rating: R

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Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. During their hard partying, they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amid the craziness of trying to cover it up, they’re ultimately brought closer together when it matters most. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate McKinnon Rating: NR

THE BOOK OF HENRY

In a small suburban town, a precocious 11-year-old boy, Henry Carpenter, and his younger brother, Peter, are being raised by their single mother, Susan, a waitress. Henry has a crush on their neighbor Christina, stepdaughter of the Police Commissioner. To protect Christina from harm at the hands of her stepfather, Henry comes up with a plan to rescue her that he writes down in a book. Henry’s mother discovers the book and decides that she and Peter will put Henry’s scheme into motion. Cast: Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher Rating: PG-13

JUNE 23 TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

In the absence of Optimus Prime, a war has commenced between the human race and the Transformers. To save their world, Cade Yeager forms an alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord, and an Oxford professor to learn the secrets of why the Transformers keep coming back to Earth. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner Rating: PG-13

THE BAD BATCH A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland set in a community of cannibals. Cast: Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Suki Waterhouse Rating: R

DESPICABLE ME 3

Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character that he played in the ‘80s. Gru also gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist to steal the diamond that Bratt has stolen. Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker Rating: PG

THE HOUSE

A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund. Cast: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins Rating: R

AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING

Belle, her little sister Juliet, and her comatose twin brother James move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive health care. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house, including the miraculous recovery of her brother and Belle’s increasingly horrifying nightmares, Belle begins to suspect her mother isn’t telling her everything. Cast: Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan Rating: PG-13

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JUNE 2-8 Neither Wolf Nor Dog A white author is summoned by a Lakota elder who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape. Adapted from the awardwinning novel of the same name by Kent Nerburn. Cast: Christopher Sweeney, Richard Ray Whitman, Dave Bald Eagle JUNE 2-3

Wings Two young men — one rich and one middle class — in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. Acclaimed for its technical prowess and realism upon release, the film became the yardstick against which future aviation films were measured, mainly because of its realistic air-combat sequences. It went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Picture at the first annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award ceremony in 1929, the only fully silent film to do so. Cast: Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, Gary Cooper JUNE 10 Peter Pan Following the acclaimed Jane Eyre, director Sally Cookson brings her wondrously inventive Peter Pan to the NT after a sellout run at Bristol Old Vic. Exploring the possibilities and pain of growing up, the show is a riot of magic, mischief, music and make-believe.

Lost Highway JUNE 16-22 After a bizarre encounter at Paris Can Wait a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, JUNE 16-18 where he inexplicably Monterey Pop morphs into a young mechanic and begins A film about the preleading a new life. Written and directed Woodstock rock music by David Lynch. festival. The Monterey International Pop Music JUNE 6 Festival was a three-day D-Day Remembered concert event held June An award-winning documentary of the 16-18, 1967 at the Monterey County invasion of Normandy in World War II, Fairgrounds in California. Crowd estimates using rare archival films and pictures for the festival have ranged from 25,000from British, American, and German 90,000 people, who congregated in and archives. The narrator provides the around the festival grounds. The festival is overall continuity, but the voices of over remembered as the first major American 50 participants who were involved in appearances by The Jimi Hendrix the staging of the invasion in Britain or Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, were on the beaches of France bring the the first large-scale public performance images to life.  of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding. JUNE 7 JUNE 20 Purple Rain A young musician SOMM (Prince), tormented The 2013 American by an abusive documentary follows situation at home, the attempts of four must contend candidates looking to with a rival singer, pass the extremely a burgeoning difficult master sommelier romance, and his examination, a test with one of the lowest own dissatisfied pass rates in the world. Special guest band, as his star Jarrod Jordan, proprietor of MixCo and begins to rise. Celebration with postcertified sommelier, will join for discussion screening dance party (21 and over) at and tasting. Beehive with DJ Afistaface. JUNE 30-JULY 6 JUNE 8 The Bad Batch It Comes at Night Dean Check Circle Cinema website for times, costs, additional events and more details.

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