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M 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.

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.

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 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 cityoftulsa.‌org.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS JUNE 2018

C ON THE COVER

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F FEATURES 16 C ONVERSATION STARTER: HOWIE MANDEL

36 HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

20 LIP SERVICE

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Sure, a burger and a brew are quintessential baseball snacks, but fans don’t have to settle for the basics at ONEOK Field, where the game is only part of the experience.

Howie Mandel has proven to be as versatile an entertainer as there is in the business, but doing stand-up comedy is still what brings him the most joy. With a little bit of soul and a whole lot of spirit, Soul City Gastropub and Music House creates an oasis for those looking to relax and enjoy music in a space that is equally welcoming to the artists and the listeners.

24 SONG AND STEP ROMANCE

Whether you’re a fan of the Academy Award winning An American in Paris, want to experience the enchantment of dance or just want to experience an imaginary trip to post-World War II Paris, the musical underscores the correlation of success and sacrifice.

28 Safari Joe’s H20 is more than just a place to cool off during the Oklahoma summer. It’s a staycation waiting to happen with a variety of rides, food, drinks, animal attractions, events and more to keep the whole family entertained.

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26 WELL TRAVELED

A seamless vacation is within your family’s grasp provided you pack like a pro. And with so many factors at play (itinerary, weather, length of trip), it’s easy to overpack or underpack, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute.

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It may be summer in Oklahoma, but we’ve got a freeze warning if you’re venturing downtown. Rose Rock Microcreamery and its highly creative small-batch flavors are cream of the crop, no matter the weather.

86 LEGACY OF LOVE

Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano continues to pour out its heart with pasta, seafood, steak and desserts that leave you longing for more.

90 TEX-MEX TRIUMPH

With a menu that is constantly changing and evolving to keep up with the times, Mexicali Border Café is reasonably priced, friendly, fresh and authentic. And those margaritas have kept people coming back for over 30 years.

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. Immerse yourself in the sacred tribal history, songs, art, sport and culture of the Muscogee Nation during its annual festival in Okmulgee.

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92 LAUGHING MATTERS

Thanks to Roy Johnson and The Loony Bin Comedy Club, Tulsa is getting serious about joking around and serving up Lobotomies.

D DEPARTMENTS 8 $91.80 in 48 Challenge 10 Music + Concerts +

44 Sports Central

12 Happenings

50 Tulsa Locator

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Comedy

COVER CREDIT Photographer: Darcy Daniels Models: Brittan Greenlee, Erich Reif, Stacie Morrow and Hailey Clooney Venue: Safari Joe’s H2O | Tulsa

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Between baseball games, backyard grilling and stops at QuikTrip, our affinity for hot dogs, cheese coneys, artisan wieners, sausages, and wursts has us relishing summertime.

82 I SCREAM CONE!

28 PARTY AT THE POOL

32 REUNION AND COMMUNION

GOIN’ TO THE DOGS

14 Street Talk 16 Conversation Starter 20 Sound Check 42 Homegrown Heroes

47 Sports Schedule 49 Downtown Locator 52 Green Country Scene 56 Style + Shopping 58 Health + Fitness 60 Weigh-In

64 Cocktail Confidential 68 Eats + Treats 72 Food for Thought 74 Urban Grind 90 Masters of Flavor 92 Get to Know 94 Shelf Life 96 Showtime


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918 $91.80 IN 48 CHALLENGE STOP #1

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. The mission posed to Lindsey and Eric Ison 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.

Sisserou’s has been our go-to stop for Caribbean for a long time and we’d been craving it, so that’s where we started out this challenge. We decided to split the jerk chicken wings and a house salad with their fantastic pomegranate vinaigrette dressing. The wings are deliciously spicy and served with a creamy avocado spread. Every visit also includes their housemade bread with butter and hot pepper dip. COST: $23.62

STOP #2-3 With an ever-evolving selection of stores and events almost every weekend downtown, we had to stop at The Boxyard. We browsed the STEMcell Science Shop for dinosaur pins and cubes of tungsten. We stopped into Dwelling Spaces and tried on some very stylish hats while checking out all the quirky apparel and gifts. We also stopped into The Steel Horse to check out the latest in stylish kid fashion. 

carriers and also checked out Nova Comics, which is also at The Boxyard. The store is on the second floor, and we felt right at home when we walked in. Lance, the owner, is super friendly and more than willing to help you find the perfect title or gift. We decided on a few magnets made from vintage comic books to add to our fridge. They’ve got a ton of titles and nerdy paraphernalia too. COST: $6.35

We decided to take full advantage of the gorgeous weather, so we loaded up the twins in

Rose Rock Microcreamery was a new place for us, and the perfect way to close out our visit to The Boxyard. They make small batches of super indulgent ice cream and sorbet flavors like Lavender Honey, Midnight Chocolate, Vietnamese Coffee and Cookie Butter. They’ve also got some great vegan flavors too. After sampling a few flavors, I opted for the rose rock (strawberry with candied pecans) and Eric got a giant orange sherbet. Both were the perfect complement to a warm spring day with the family. My oldest twin, River, dug the strawberry ice cream too, though she got more of it on her face than in her mouth. COST: $8.47

STOP #4

We’d only been to Savoy a couple of times since we usually do family breakfast on Sundays. Now that Savoy is open seven days a week, we decided to stop in. We got there between the morning and lunch rushes, so we were able to sit right down. I started with one of their mammoth (and yummy) cinnamon pecan rolls to go with my coffee. Eric decided on a two-egg breakfast with bacon, biscuits and gravy. The coffee was hot and the breakfast was delicious. COST: $21.25

For our last stop and a delicious Sunday dinner, we decided to try something new to us. Tandoori Guys is the only Indian restaurant in Broken Arrow, and it’s buffet-style. We’re big fans of Indian food, but Eric tends to stick with the old favorites. This was an excellent opportunity to try a little bit of a lot of things and discover some new favorites. I loved the korma and biryani, and Eric loved the spice of the tandoori chicken and the sweet mango dessert. On our way out, we discovered that they have a vegan buffet on Thursdays and street food on Wednesdays. We will be back.

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The only catch was that they had to spend it at places, events or shops profiled in the May 2018 issue of Preview 918.

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H HAPPENINGS JUNE LIVE MUSIC VENUES

MUSIC+CONCERTS+COMEDY

1 JERRY SEINFELD

8 RED DIRT RANGERS

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

REO SPEEDWAGON

8330 Riverside Parkway | Tulsa

Paradise Cove | River Spirit Casino Resort | Tulsa

BLACKBIRD ON PEARL

JERROD NIEMANN

BOK CENTER

200 S. Denver Ave. | Tulsa

BRADY THEATER

105 W. M.B. Brady St. | Tulsa

777 W. Cherokee St. | Catoosa

CAIN’S BALLROOM

423 N. Main St. | Tulsa

CROW CREEK TAVERN

3534 S. Peoria Ave. | Tulsa

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa The Joint: Tulsa | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa | Catoosa

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1-2 GEORGE STRAIT BOK Center | Tulsa

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JOE DIFFIE

BOK Center (outside) | Tulsa

DWIGHT TWILLEY BIRTHDAY BASH

Woody Guthrie Center | Tulsa

230 E. 1st St. | Tulsa

INNER CIRCLE VODKA BAR 410 N. Main St. | Tulsa

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE | RIVER SPIRIT CASINO RESORT 8330 Riverside Pkwy. | Tulsa

MERCURY LOUNGE

1747 S. Boston Ave. | Tulsa

OKLAHOMA JAZZ HALL OF FAME 5 S. Boston Ave. | Tulsa

PARADISE COVE | RIVER SPIRIT CASINO RESORT

8330 Riverside Pkwy. | Tulsa

PEORIA SHOWPLACE | BUFFALO RUN CASINO & RESORT

1000 Buffalo Run Blvd. | Miami

RIFFS | HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO TULSA 777 W. Cherokee St. | Catoosa

THE SHRINE

112 E. 18th St. | Tulsa

SOUL CITY

1621 E. 11th St. | Tulsa

SOUNDPONY

409 N. Main St. | Tulsa

THE COLONY

2809 S. Harvard Ave. | Tulsa

CHRIS D’ELIA

TURNER & BOGGS SUICIDE AWARENESS CONCERT

Brady Theater | Tulsa

22 HOWIE MANDEL

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

The Joint: Tulsa | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa | Catoosa

11 13-17 ANDY WOODHULL DIRT COUNTRY 14 RED NIGHT WITH MOUNTAIN Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

GUTHRIE GREEN IDL BALLROOM

Paradise Cove | River Spirit Casino Resort | Tulsa

BROCKHAMPTON

Soul City Gastropub | Tulsa

111 E. M.B. Brady St. | Tulsa

DARIUS RUCKER

Soul City Gastropub | Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

The Loony Bin | Tulsa

DOG IRON SALOON | CHEROKEE CASINO 20900 S. 4200 Road | Claremore

Safari Joe’s H2O | Shark Beach Bar | Tulsa

LEVI PARHAM RAGLAND!

VALARIE STORM

2

The Loony Bin | Tulsa

JOHN FOGERTY

BOK Center (outside) | Tulsa

CABIN CREEK | HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO TULSA

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

JON WOLFE

5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE BAR | RIVER SPIRIT CASINO RESORT 1336 E. 6th St. | Tulsa

20-21 CODY JINKS 20-23 ALVIN WILLIAMS 21 ROCK NIGHT WITH ECHELON

Soul City Gastropub | Tulsa

RAY BONNEVILLE

3 MISSIO 4 MINUS THE BEAR 6 BUCKETHEAD 6-9 ROBERT HAWKINS 7 GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

The Loony Bin | Tulsa

Peoria Showplace | Buffalo Run Casino & Resort | Miami

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND AND THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND

The Joint: Tulsa | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa | Catoosa

SHINYRIBS

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

23 YANNI

The Joint: Tulsa | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa | Catoosa

The Loony Bin | Tulsa

STEELWIND

Soul City Gastropub | Tulsa

WELLRED

DEER REVIVAL

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

Safari Joe’s H2O | Shark Beach Bar | Tulsa

26 THE FRONT BOTTOMS 27 DIANA KRALL

BRIAN SETZER

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

Paradise Cove | River Spirit Casino Resort | Tulsa

15 ROBERT EARL KEEN

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

HEATHER LAND

27-30 JEFF NEASE NIGHT WITH 28 SALSA ORQUESTA D’CALLE

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

The Loony Bin | Tulsa

SOCIETY 16 BLUES SUMMER SHOWCASE

Safari Joe’s H2O | Shark Beach Bar | Tulsa

Soul City Gastropub | Tulsa

GEORGE LOPEZ

SHAKEY GRAVES

The Joint: Tulsa | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa | Catoosa

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

AWOLNATION

TECH N9NE

LUAU BEACH PARTY WITH MORGAN GANEM

Brady Theater | Tulsa

Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa

30 JOHN CLIFTON BLUES BAND

17 EAGLES

Safari Joe’s H2O | Shark Beach Bar | Tulsa

Soul City Gastropub | Tulsa

BOK Center | Tulsa

THE FUR SHOP

520 E. 3rd St. | Tulsa

THE HUNT CLUB

SOUL CITY GASTROPUB RESIDENT SHOWS AND EVENTS

224 N. Main St. | Tulsa

THE JOINT | HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO TULSA

777 W. Cherokee St. | Catoosa

THE VANGUARD

222 N. Main St. | Tulsa

WOODY GUTHRIE CENTER

102 E. M.B. Brady St. | Tulsa

WOODY’S CORNER BAR

325 E. 2nd St. | Tulsa

YETI

417 N. Main St. | Tulsa

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1621 E. 11th St. | Tulsa MONDAY: CLOSED | TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 4 P.M.-MIDNIGHT | SATURDAY: 1 P.M.-MIDNIGHT | SUNDAY: 1 P.M.- 10 P.M.

TUESDAYS: LIVE EVENT TRIVIA NIGHT (7 P.M.)

WEDNESDAYS: RANDY BRUMLEY

THURSDAYS: ROBERT HOEFLING

FRIDAYS: SUSAN HERNDON

DON AND STEVE WHITE

THE BEGONIAS

SCOTT MUSICK AND FRIENDS (8 P.M.)

(5 P.M.)

(8 P.M.)

(5 P.M.)

(8 P.M.)

(5:30 P.M.)

SUNDAYS: DUSTIN PITTSLEY TRIO GOSPEL BRUNCH (2 P.M.) BRUNER AND EICHER (6:30 P.M.)


THURSDAY

06.07

SATURDAY

06.16

SATURDAY

06.23

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND AND THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND

GEORGE LOPEZ

YANNI

06.08

7PM & 10PM

06.22

8PM

LIGHTING IT UP SCAN TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Schedule subject to change.

FRIDAY

8PM

FRIDAY

JOHN FOGERTY

8PM

HOWIE MANDEL

8PM

FRIDAY HANK 07.20 WILLIAMS JR. 8PM


CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW

AI ALSO IN JUNE JUNE 1

FIRST FRIDAY ART CRAWL

Tulsa Arts District | Tulsa

REAL OKIE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

The Hanger at Love-Hatbox Sports Complex | Muskogee

JUNE 1-2

SUMMERFEST

Maple Park | Wagoner

TULSA YOUTH CABARET: ONE PERFECT MOMENT Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

GEM FAIRE

Expo Square | Tulsa

JUNE 2

BOOTS & BBQ FESTIVAL Expo Center | Claremore

MISS OKLAHOMA PAGEANT

Paradise Cove | River Spirit Casino Resort | Tulsa

JUNE 6

D-DAY

JUNE 7

Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve | Bartlesville

QUILT TULSA

Expo Square | Tulsa

4-WAY RODEO

Mayes County Fairgrounds | Pryor

ONE PERFECT MOMENT Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

JUNE 1-3

OKLAHOMA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

The Castle of Muskogee | Muskogee

COPPERHEAD RUN RALLY

Copperhead Rally Grounds | Spavinaw

SUNFEST

Sooner Park | Bartlesville

OKLAHOMA MODERNISM WEEKEND

Various locations | Bartlesville

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JUNE 8-10

TULSA TOUGH Downtown Tulsa

JUNE 8-15

KELLYVILLE ROUND UP ARENA FALL RODEO SASS COWBOY SHOOT

JUNE 11-23

Ottawa County Fairgrounds | Miami

JUNE 5-9

JUNE 6, 13, 20, 27

Kellyville Round Up Arena | Sapulpa

OUTLAW NATIONALS

Downtown Sapulpa

TOES IN THE GRAND SUMMER KICKOFF FESTIVAL Wolf Creek Park | Grove

Downtown Fort Gibson

OKLAHOMA D-DAY PAINTBALL EVENT

LEAKE COLLECTOR CAR SHOW AND AUCTION

ROUTE 66 BLOWOUT

STORIES ON THE SQUARE Cherokee National Capitol | Tahlequah

TOP OF THE TOWN

321 S. Boston Ave. | Tulsa

BROOKSIDE RUMBLE AND ROLL Brookside District | Tulsa

JUNE 7-8

MISS OKLAHOMA OUTSTANDING TEEN PAGEANT

Paradise Cove | River Spirit Casino Resort | Tulsa

JUNE 7-9

AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL Grove Civic Center | Grove

PECAN FESTIVAL Downtown Okmulgee

JUNE 8-9

BOOGIE WONDERLAND: AN EARTH, WIND AND FIRE TRIBUTE Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

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Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

PAWNEE BILL’S WILD WEST SHOW

Pawnee Bill Ranch | Pawnee

JUNE 11-16

Expo Square | Tulsa

The Bunker | Wyandotte

PINTO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW Expo Square | Tulsa

JUNE 13-17

TULSA BALLOON FESTIVAL Tulsa Airpark | Tulsa

OKM MUSIC FESTIVAL

JUNE 14

Various locations | Bartlesville

FLAG DAY

JUNE 8-17

JUNE 14-15

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse | Broken Arrow

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

JANET RUTLAND SINGS GERSHWIN

JUNE 8-28

JUNE 14-17

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

Black Gold Park | Glenpool

SOME LIKE IT HOT JUNE 9

TASTE OF SUMMER ICE CREAM FESTIVAL Central Park | Broken Arrow

OUTLAWS AND LAWMEN POKER RUN Bedouin Shrine Temple | Muskogee

BLACK GOLD DAYS JUNE 15

ZZZS IN THE SEAS

Oklahoma Aquarium | Jenks

HEATHER LAND

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

MIRO QUARTET

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

DOWN HOME COUNTRY GOSPEL SINGING

JUNE 15-16

ALL-BLACK TOWNS BUS TOUR

JUNE 15-17

KELLYVILLE HERITAGE DAYS

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

Shepherd’s Cross | Claremore

Rudisill Regional Library | Tulsa

JUNETEENTH RODEO McCarty Park | Owasso

LITTLE OLD LADIES IN TENNIS SHOES

Downtown Kellyville

JUNE 16

WEBBERS FALLS DAY FESTIVAL

Downtown Vinita

ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL

Downtown Webbers Falls

ONWARD

OLD SETTLERS DAY AND PARADE

JUNE 16-17

Downtown Checotah

HOGS ‘N’ HOT RODS Main Street | Collinsville

JUNE 9-10

BIG BASS BASH Grand Lake | Grove

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

PINOCCHIO

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

OKLAHOMA DRESSAGE SOCIETY SHOW Expo Center | Claremore


OKLAHOMA GUN SHOW Expo Square | Tulsa

CATTLEMEN’S CONVENTION

Osage County Fairgrounds | Pawhuska

JUNE 17

FATHER’S DAY BEN JOHNSON MEMORIAL STEER ROPING

TULSA ANTIQUE ADVERTISING AND BOTTLE SHOW Expo Square | Tulsa

TOTEM POLE BBQ AND MUSIC FEST

Totem Pole Park | Chelsea

JUNE 23-24

KIDSFEST

Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve | Bartlesville

Osage County Fairgrounds | Pawhuska

JUNE 24

JUNE 19-24

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

FAMILY MAGIC SHOW

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

JUNE 26-30

JUNE 21

Sill Park | Commerce

THUNDER YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP Bartlesville High School | Bartlesville

JUNE 21-14

GREEN CORN FESTIVAL Charley Young Park | Bixby

JUNE 21-24

MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION FESTIVAL

Claude Cox Omniplex | Okmulgee

JUNE 22-23

ERICA PAPILLIONPOSEY: THE STANDARD REIMAGINED Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

SHADES OF WHITE: A PLAY IN TWO ACTS

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

JIM SHOULDERS ROUND-UP RODEO Nichols Park | Henryetta

JUNE 22-24

PEORIA POWWOW

60610 E. 90 Road | Miami

JUNE 23

NIGHT IN THE TROPICS Muskogee Civic Center | Muskogee

STILL I RISE

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

See our feature on page 28

COMMERCE DAYS JUNE 29

BIXBY FREEDOM CELEBRATION E. 121st St. | Bixby

JUNE 29-30

FORCE X DISTANCE

Tulsa Performing Arts Center | Tulsa

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What’s your

dream

To go to Ireland.

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I would like an extended trip throughout Texas and Colorado, seeing friends and family and visiting places that are close to my 82-yearold heart.

vacation? Egypt. I have a great grandmother from there and have always been fascinated with the architecture..

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K AY I would go to Ireland, Airbnb a little house somewhere, and try to pretend I was a local for a month. I would shut off my phone, and just drink in the quiet and fresh air.

I’d go to the International Space Station.

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Top of my list is to visit the Galapagos Islands.

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A neverending one.

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Storm chasing.

My dream vacation would be spur of the moment — just drop everything, buy a one-way ticket to Europe, and go. I wouldn’t take anything with me so I could buy all new goodies when I get there. My mantra would be “treat yourself” and I would come home when I feel rested and ready. That would be the dream.

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I would love to get an RV and just drive across the country. I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon. That would be one stop among so many others.

CHRIS

I’ve always wanted to go to Israel, especially Jerusalem.

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JOE Sitting on the beach in Hawaii for about two weeks with no phone connection.

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HOWIE MANDEL HAS PROVEN TO BE AS VERSATILE AN ENTERTAINER AS THERE IS IN THE BUSINESS, BUT DOING STAND-UP COMEDY IS STILL WHAT BRINGS HIM THE MOST JOY. BY G.K. HIZER PHOTOS BY MICHAEL ROUD

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I began with stand-up comedy, and it’s the one thing that’s been a constant throughout my career. I still do up to 200 dates a year, and I’ve always done stand-up. I will say that if you’re fans of America’s Got Talent or Bobby’s World, this is not the show to bring the kids to. It’s not that I’m trying to be blue or raunchy, but if I say something, I say something. Doing stand-up is the one place where I have the autonomy to not have to edit myself or hit any marks. I’ve got 40 years of experience to draw from, but mostly I look at it as a giant party, and I’m trying to be the center of attention.

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WHERE DO YOU FIND THE INSPIRATION AND DIRECTION FOR YOUR STAND-UP MATERIAL?

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It’s a little bit of everything, but mostly it’s just in the moment. I don’t really preplan anything. It’s mostly what’s going on right there and then. If there’s a technical glitch at the beginning, that’s where the night goes. If someone in the audience says or does something, that’s where the night goes. I really try to make each night and show something special and different and make the audience feel like they get something unique each time I perform.

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WHEN YOU WERE ORIGINALLY APPROACHED TO HOST DEAL OR NO DEAL, YOU INITIALLY TURNED IT DOWN. WHY WAS THAT, AND WHAT EVENTUALLY MADE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND?

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In 2005, when I originally got the offer, there were no other comedians doing game shows. I thought it would put the proverbial nails in the coffin for my career and I’d be done. Even the first year it was out, I was embarrassed by it, but then it exploded. By the second year, Fox grabbed Jeff Foxworthy to host Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and Steve Harvey took every other game show possible. What changed my mind? That was my wife. She asked, “Why aren’t you doing it? You think it will end your career? You do realize you’re standing here in our house; that’s where your career is right now.” To her credit, she was right. Now I’m proud of it. We’re even bringing it back this year. When I heard they were thinking of bringing it back, I was chomping at the bit to do it again. It’s a simple concept and probably the most relatable to everyone who watches, and I’ve always enjoyed seeing how it can change people’s lives. CNBC is taking a big swing with it, just like we did in 2005. They’ve committed to 30 shows with 26 contestants and a $1 million grand prize. It’s all being shot at Universal Studios in Orlando [Fla.] and will launch this fall. It’s exciting and I’m really looking forward to it.

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YOU’VE ALSO BEEN A JUDGE ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.

Well, I’m still a judge on the show and the first episode for this season was May 29. As far as how it came about, I just got a call. I’ve never missed an episode. I was just like everyone else, watching it at home in my underwear, so when I got the call there wasn’t any question. I find it kind of odd that Deal

stands out, because I think that’s the only thing I’ve ever turned down. I don’t know if I really take anything away from America’s Got Talent, but I understand that, taking a page from Deal or No Deal, we’re potentially watching people’s hopes and dreams come true and watching lives get changed right in front of our eyes. Everyone has a dream, but not everyone has the courage or tries to follow that dream. I guess with AGT, it’s about how important and how relatable it is to see people following their dreams. Everyone on the show is following a dream. Each season, more people get up and they raise the bar to do something crazier or goofier or better than the last season, so that’s been inspiring — seeing people follow their dreams.

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There’s a new show, Animals Doing Things, which will be on the National Geographic channel that I’ll be producing and doing the voice-over work for. There’s already an Instagram site that will give people an idea of what it’s about, but it’s been fun so far, so I’m looking forward to that as well.

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His fan base is drawn from a variety of age levels, as he initially drew attention for his

role as Dr. Wayne Fiscus on St. Elsewhere in 1982, was one of the first VJs for Nickelodeon’s Pop Clips music video series, and was the creator, writer, and starring voice for the cartoon series Bobby’s World, as well as providing the voices for multiple characters in the Muppet Babies series. Most recently, he’s been one of the longest tenured judges on America’s Got Talent.

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Over the course of four decades, Howie Mandel’s career has led him to success as a stand-up comedian, a television and movie actor, writer and creative director, voice-over talent, game show host and even as a judge on America’s Got Talent.

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With a little bit of soul and a whole lot of spirit, Soul City Gastropub and Music House creates an oasis for those looking to relax and enjoy music in a space that is equally welcoming to the artists and the listeners. BY G.K. HIZER

PHOTOS BY MARC RAINS In the seven years since Kevin and Amy Smith launched Soul City Gastropub and Music House in its original location on Third Street, it has continued to evolve. Amongst its identities are gastropub, bar, art installation and creative space. None of those are inaccurate, but none of them complete the picture, either. Each is an important component of

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what makes Soul City so unique and special, but its role as a music venue completes the puzzle. Soul City has also become a sanctuary for music fans looking for someplace special to relax and enjoy music in a space that is equally welcoming to the artists and the listeners. To those who aren’t in the know, Soul City is likely that weird little pink building with the mural on the western wall, next to longtime 11th Street staple, El Rancho Grande. True, Soul City is different, but that’s where its charm lies. When you step inside, the eclectic atmosphere showcases the creative side of both owners, Kevin and Amy Smith. Perhaps a perfect example of the yin and yang of Amy’s artistic visions and Kevin’s musical background, it’s a space you can roll through with tunnel vision and find pleasantly different or spend hours observing and see


something new and humorous with every pass. When you step through the back door, however, you’ll find a spacious patio with ample seating, a low-key staging area and backyard space with lawn chairs and cornhole boards, completed with more eclectic decorations. It would be easy to mistake it for a portal stepping into Austin, Texas, but the Smiths know what many of Tulsa’s true music fans know: we’ve got enough character and talent here to not need to emulate Austin. As such, it’s merely a little oasis that lets Tulsa’s artistic side shine through. Whether utilizing the patio stage in the summer or using the listening room style stage on the interior space, Soul City has consistently booked a mix of Tulsa’s most talented musicians across multiple generations as well as an even more eclectic mix of touring artists. In turn,

Soul City has been carving out its own niche and building a reputation that rivals The Colony for allowing creative freedom for its artists and luring touring musicians to stop in and check out what the space is truly all about. “We try to focus on booking quality music. I kind of feel like we paid our dues when we were on Third Street, auditioning people and trying different things,” Kevin says. “Now we can kind of be picky about what we book. I probably get five to 10 emails or messages a day from people wanting to play, but I’m already booked into September. “I try to make sure we have quality music each night, but I’ve also got to make sure it fits and makes sense. Now that we’ve got the restaurant and venue, it’s kind of like a marriage. It’s important that it all works together well.”

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The quality of music at Soul City is never in question. Not only do they book some of Tulsa’s most reliable and established artists, but several of them have a history and pedigree that most Tulsa listeners aren’t even aware of having toured nationally and internationally, either in their own groups or as side artists for nationally recognized A-list musicians. Cap that with the appearance of touring artists that draw far more attention in other cities, and Soul City’s backyard and patio stage transform into a Tulsa oasis for music lovers.

grind. (See Page 10 for more details.) Saturday nights are reserved for concerts and special events, with a standard $10 cover.

The Smiths hope that Soul City is at least partially a reflection of Tulsa’s musical heritage; not just the artists that have grown to see large scale success and national recognition, but also the relationships that our local musicians have developed with other artists while touring.

SOUL CITY GASTROPUB AND MUSIC HOUSE

Although closed on Mondays, Soul City offers a stability that music fans can count on to escape the daily and weekly

“We want people to feel relaxed and welcome here,” says Amy. “We want them to be surprised by Soul City with the quality of the musicianship, the eclectic atmosphere, the tastiness of our food, and the selection of craft beers and cocktails. After all, we’re serving food for the soul.”  

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Song and Step Romance

WHETHER YOU’RE A FAN OF THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNING AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE ENCHANTMENT OF DANCE OR JUST WANT TO EXPERIENCE AN IMAGINARY TRIP TO POST-WORLD WAR II PARIS, THE MUSICAL

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Gina Conroy

What happens when two friends post WW II — an ex-military American following his dream to become a painter and an outof-work concert pianist — fall in love with the same French girl yearning for her own fresh start yet obligated to a man she feels indebted to? You get An American in Paris, a timeless love story surrounded by enchanting music, breathtaking dancing and a trip to Paris. The touring theatrical performance of An American in Paris, inspired by the 1951 musical starring Gene Kelly, may not be your typical Broadway show; in fact, it offers more. It’s the vision of 2015 Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon that has redefined the modern Broadway musical, making the dance aspect an integral part of the story. “In traditional musicals, dance is superfluous,” says Christopher Howard, who supervises the dance numbers as dance captain as well as understudies for Henri Baurel and other characters. “We

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sing, we dance, we act to tell a story, but we don’t always think about the way our bodies move to tell our stories.” While there are many different forms of dance in An American in Paris, with Wheeldon’s background in ballet, the story comes alive through his choreography. “He’s unbelievably brilliant in the way he uses movement,” says Howard. “Every movement has a meaning behind it. Even if you’re not a dance person, the story is very clear.” Little vignettes of dance transition the story from one place to another as well as assist in building characters and furthering the plot. “The dancers move 95 percent of the set pieces, and we’re not just a moving company,” says Howard. “All the set changes and transitions are choreographed so the audience gets lost in the choreography. They don’t even realize the set changes are happening. This has really never been done before in a musical.”

While all the styles of dance are breathtaking and the familiar Gershwin music, though rearranged brilliantly, still enchants today’s audiences like it did back in 1951, the Broadway version of An American in Paris takes the audiences deeper into what it was really like after WW II. “It’s not the Hollywood glitz and glamour love story,” says Howard. “The story is true to what they would have experienced right after the war.” It’s a story about starting over, following your dreams, sacrificing and love. “Each character has their own dream and passion,” says Howard. “Everyone can relate and everyone can find themselves in each of the characters.” While Howard fills in for several dancers when they are sick or on vacation, it is the ballerina, Lise Dassin, he most identifies with and her dream of wanting to become a professional dancer. “I didn’t realize dance was something I wanted to do until I was older,” says Howard.


“This was something that I wanted, and I wasn’t letting anyone stand in my way,” says Howard.

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“I got a lot of negative feedback in college,” says Howard. “They said I wasn’t good and I had a lot of personal strife, but I kept working.” Howard knew most dancers who start late don’t get to a level where they can dance professionally, so he used the criticism to fuel his passion and work ethic.

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Yet, while attending University at Buffalo he had to take basic dance and though he didn’t like it and he wasn’t good at it, in order to achieve his dream of performing he knew he had to excel. “I knew it was going to take a lot of fine tuning and athletic training to make it happen,” says Howard. “But five years later I came out a dancer.”

“Every character in the show has successes and validations by the end, but everyone, even the most successful characters, needs to give up something to get what they want,” says Howard. “I think it’s a great life lesson. There are going to be sacrifices along your path to following your dreams and sometimes you don’t always reach the ultimate dream you have and that’s OK too.”

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Growing up in New York, Howard had a love of singing and acting, but he didn’t start dancing until 18 years old, thinking dancing was silly.

Thankfully, it worked out for Howard. And though he doesn’t want to give away the ending of An American in Paris, Howard reveals that all the characters have to make sacrifices to follow their dreams. Jerry Mulligan must decide if his love for Lise is greater than his desire to be a successful artist which Milo Davenport, a wealthy society woman, can achieve for him. And Lise has to decide if her love for Jerry is stronger than her obligation to Henri Baurel.

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A SEAMLESS VACATION IS WITHIN YOUR FAMILY’S GRASP PROVIDED YOU PACK LIKE A PRO. AND WITH SO MANY FACTORS AT PLAY (ITINERARY, WEATHER, LENGTH OF TRIP), IT’S EASY TO OVERPACK OR UNDERPACK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’VE WAITED UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. BY GINA CONROY 26 JUNE 2018

You’ve spent months, maybe years planning your dream vacation, or perhaps you haven’t given much thought to your impending trip at all. Your ticket’s been bought, passport acquired and itinerary outlined. You’ve researched all the airline luggage requirements or perhaps measured the cargo space in your car so you know exactly how much luggage can fit. But your excitement comes to a halt when you realize the most daunting part of your trip hasn’t been handled yet. How are you going to cram all the things you want to bring on your great adventure into your suitcase? While packing may not be the most glamorous part of travel, it is a critical

component to a stress-free trip. No one wants to get to their location realizing they forgot their “must-have” hair products that aren’t available locally or realize you have to pay $20 for a box of motion sickness pills so you can enjoy your cruise. Overpack and you have to lug around your heavy suitcase while risking a hefty baggage fine at the airport. Pack too little and you may end up wearing that outfit more times than you’d like because you didn’t plan ahead. Thankfully, it doesn’t take a Ph.D. to pack successfully. Whether driving or flying to your destination, here are some tips that can help any traveler pack like a genius.


RESEARCH YOUR LOCATION

Make sure you not only research the weather during the time of your travel, but the cultural differences of the place you plan on visiting. Are there dramatic drops in climate from day to night? Be aware some countries frown upon shorts or tank tops. While you may not get “arrested” for going outside of the cultural norms, you may be sending messages you’re not intending.

MAKE A LIST

You can save yourself pre-vacation stress by making a list of the essentials things you need instead of throwing things into a suitcase the night before a trip. Are you going to the beach? Will you be rock climbing? Planning a skiing vacation where the nights are cold? Don’t forget to put any unique items you may need on your list. Make sure your list includes different sections for clothing, hygiene, medicine, electronics and notebooks. Leave space in each category in case you need to add items. When Laura Drumb’s two grandsons were due close together in another state, she developed a packing list so when “the calls” came she could pack quickly and get on the road. The list proved invaluable many times, so Drumb keeps it on her computer and prints it out when she needs it. “I mark things out I don’t need for that trip and I pack without forgetting things.” Packing templates are available online or you can create your own. While on your vacation, you may wish you had a certain item that didn’t make the previous list, so make sure you add that to the list when you get back home.

PACK LIGHT

Pack lightweight tops, pants and skirts and wear jeans while traveling. “Chiffon or jersey dresses [a whole outfit in one piece] are lightweight and can double for another outfit with outerwear accessories and scarfs,” says Alipha Khan. “I was once stuck in Bhutan [located in South Asia] for seven days, but I packed for four,” says Khan. “Thanks to my tops being chiffon I handwashed them, and they were dry in a few hours.”

consider walking shoes, dressy or night shoes, and then something like sandals or boots specific to your trip or location.

MIX AND MATCH

“I mix and match outfits to create several looks,” says Catherine Zoller. Stick to one or two color schemes like black, brown or white. Choose brown or black shoes, not both. While black goes with everything, it may not be the right choice for a beach vacation. And if you must bring your favorite red shoes, make sure they go with several outfits and are comfortable to walk in.

TRAVEL IN LAYERS

Layering clothing not only helps you get from one climate to another, but it saves space in your suitcase. Wear big, bulky boots or platform shoes while traveling, and wear your jacket instead of packing it. You can always stuff it in an overhead bin or use it as a pillow or blanket if you get warm.

FOLDING VERSUS ROLLING

Most packers agree rolling clothes is the best way to save space and be organized. “It’s easier than stacking clothes in a suitcase, especially when it comes to jeans and thin shirts,” says Carly Booth. Carol Baudin groups her outfits together and rolls a shirt, socks and undies for each day. “I bring one extra roll in case I need an unexpected change,” says Baudin. While rolling clothes will save you room, it won’t lighten your load — especially since you’ll be able to fit more in. If weight becomes an issue, invest in soft canvas luggage to lessen the load. This also allows your luggage to fit in tight spaces. Bailey Wilson prefers packing cubes and has never been more organized. “They’re the best investment ever,” says Wilson. “I use mesh cubes, so I can see what’s in them, which keeps me from digging through my bags looking for a certain item.”

PACK STRATEGICALLY

If you have access to laundry facilities or have packed your travel-sized detergent, or have access to water and soap, traveling with less shouldn’t be a concern.

Pack the thicker items at the bottom, shoes at the sides, and make sure you have the clothes you’re needing first, at the top. If you’re packing a tight suitcase, and plan on living out of it, include a list or diagram of where a particular outfit is. Sounds like overkill now, but it may save you a headache later.

Lucy Blackledge believes in the power of three when packing. “It applies to everything,” says Blackledge. “Three tops, three bottoms, three shoes, etc.” Going with the rule of three,

“I like to pack a week in advance, and then repack two days before,” says Nadine Later. “Second repacking leads to more ruthless elimination.”

TROUBLESOME TOILETRIES

Most travelers can get away with travel size bottles or samples of toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, though it’s important to pack them in plastic bags to avoid spillage. For extra protection, place a piece of clear plastic wrap underneath the seal. “Using a shampoo bar, toothpaste tablets, soap bar and coconut oil for moisturizer is less of a risk of spills, less trouble at airport security, and eco-friendlier,” says Georgia Jeeves who switched to dry cosmetics. For quick getaways, keep basic toiletries packed so all you have to do is throw your makeup in before you leave.

SOUVENIRS AND GIFTS

If you like to bring back souvenirs remember to leave room in your suitcase. “I leave about 30 to 35 percent of my case empty for things to bring back, usually unusual spices, snacks or some kind of art,” says Khan. If you’re packing gifts to give someone at your destination or breakables, wrap T-shirts around delicate items instead of wasting space and weight on Bubble Wrap or paper.

AIRPORT SECURITY

You can move faster through security by packing your carry-on in layers so TSA agents can get a clear view of your items. Shoes, clothes, and electronics should be in separate layers if possible. One quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes are allowed through the checkpoint in your carry-on or personal item, but these items are limited to 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Anything that doesn’t fit in one bag should be in checked baggage.

CARRY-ONS AND PERSONAL ITEMS

Know what your airline’s requirements are for your personal items and use them wisely. You can shove a pair of tennis shoes and a small purse in a big tote instead of a smaller purse. Never send computers or important items through baggage claim. Pack valuable items like jewelry and a change of clothing in your personal item or carry-on just in case your luggage gets lost. Most important, don’t forget to keep your airline tickets, itinerary, passport, identification and other important documents close. No one wants to get to the ticket counter and realize all that packing was for nothing if they can’t get on the plane.

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at the 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. By Blayklee Buchanan O Photos by Darcy Daniels

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In nearly 30 years of keeping swimmers and splashers safe, the head lifeguard at Safari Joe’s H2O Water Park has seen a complete evolution of the place, and visitors will notice the effects this summer. “When I first started in ‘90, we had one robotic vacuum, and it was an antique,” says Bill VonThaden, head lifeguard at Safari Joe’s H2O. Now, basically everything is automated and computerized. VonThaden has picked up some different job titles as well. He has taken over pool maintenance and operations of tube and locker rental areas. The park opened for the 2018 season last month, and it didn’t take long for patrons to notice some things are different — though maybe not at first sight. Meg McGuire, Safari Joe’s operations manager, says that behind the scenes, park staff has been working to make updates to the rides. “You’ll feel the effects,” McGuire says. Safari Joe’s H2O is more than just a place to cool off during the intense Oklahoma summer. In addition to water slides, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities. There’s a wave pool for those who love to body surf. For those who like a slower-paced form of fun, you can take a cruise on the Lazy River. Younger children can enjoy the park’s shallow pool area and playground.

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“We’ve been making upgrades the last three-and-a-half years,” VonThaden says. “The chlorination system is fullyautomated. We’re rebuilding one of the pump houses completely. Everything underground is going to be new,” he says. “We’re going to have all new motors, filters, pumps and plumbing.” All the automated equipment throughout the park is controlled by a computer in the front office. VonThaden says that, though the staff still checks the chemical levels in the pools manually every two hours, the computer is likely to be first to notice when something is off. “The water is tested as it runs through the pipes. Twenty-four hours a day, your water is right,” he says. McGuire says other updates will amount to a safer and more secure visit to

Safari Joe’s H2O, like the new life jackets sponsored by Metro PCS. This is the second year visitors will have access to digital lockers. The park added 100 this season. Technology has extended even into the ticketing system, so visitors can leave soggy money and season passes at home.

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Last season’s new ride made a big splash. This is the second year for the Reptile Rush, a set of three slides that are the pinnacle of the park and hard to miss from even a distance. But this season there’s a new ride, and it’s Oklahoma’s only water roller coaster. The Reptile Rapids is big, and its twists and turns make for a wild ride. One of the more notable attractions is the H20 Wave Pool. It holds a whopping 650,000 gallons of water, making it one of the largest in the Southwest. That amounts to 24,000 square feet of mellow waves just waiting for you and your tube. It takes four days to fill the wave pool.

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You don’t have to leave the park to grab a bite to eat. Jimmy Hula’s now has a place at Safari Joe’s H2O. The franchise restaurant that specializes in fish tacos and burgers started in Florida. By way of beverages, Josh’s Sno Shack is coming to the park this summer. You can cool off with a smorgasbord of sno-cone flavors. And there’s something just for the adult visitors, too: Shark Beach Bar, which has both indoor and outdoor space so you can watch the kids swim while you cool off with an adult beverage. (Learn more about the bar on Page 64.) Then there are the animals. Tropical birds greet you once you enter the park, including Blue, McGuire’s favorite bird. She says even more animals are joining the park this year. The emus are hilarious. Like an ostrich but from the continent of Australia rather than Africa, they strut around bopping their heads. McGuire says they play with one another and with staff. The tortoises dwell with the emus in the same space, but they seem to keep to themselves. Safari Joe’s H2O has recurring events, including concerts weekly and shows like Tropical Illusions. For June, the main special event at the park is the

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Hot Rods and Reptiles Car Show, an event for Father’s Day. The 1950s theme promises to make it an exciting event. In addition to looking at cool cars, attendees can enjoy a pin-up costume contest and live music.

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Becoming a lifeguard at Safari Joe’s H2O, like at most large water parks, isn’t a matter of a one-and-done test. Lifeguards are consistently trained, tested and observed to ensure they are the best ones for the jobs. Staffers follow guidelines from an international lifeguard and water park association.

scenario, a CPR scenario and several different rescues. “In the past two years, we were in the top 30 percent, receiving a silver award from the [international] association. Three years ago was the bronze award in the top 40 percent. We’ve been in the top 30 [percent] for the last two years,” VonThaden says. “What makes a good lifeguard is that they are watching every square foot of their water — top, middle and bottom. We’re looking for a consistent pattern that they are scanning. It takes a selfdisciplined person to do that.”

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from all backgrounds,” says Brian OnTheHill, tourism and recreation project specialist for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

The opening ceremony for the festival kicks off with a traditional stompdance, which draws thousands of people. “It’s a chance to share Muscogee traditions and values with people

After becoming involved with the downtown and Main Street organizations in Okmulgee, as well as the chamber of commerce, the festival became more known. Now the festival

“Ten years ago, the local community thought it was just for Creek people,” OnTheHill says.

draws anywhere from 30,00050,000 people. Other than typical festival or carnival food, there will be individuals, churches and other organizations selling traditional food. You also will find barbecue dishes and homestyle cooking. And yes, the more contemporary takes on Native American food, like Indian tacos, will be there too. However, many don’t know that Indian tacos and the

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Sure, a burger and a brew are quintessential baseball snacks, but fans don’t have to settle for the basics at ONEOK Field, where the game is only part of the experience. The most important thing to know about the food at ONEOK Field served during Tulsa Drillers and Roughnecks games is that just about everything is made inside the ballpark. Add in the fact that there are tons of options, for both food and alcohol — both affordably priced — and you end up with a distinctive, delicious eating experience while catching all the action. “We make all of our food from scratch here,” said Cody Malone, the director of food and beverage since 2014. “We think we can do it better than

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anybody else. As a chef, I’m inclined to think I’m better than anybody else. Chefs are that way.” Malone changed some of the options for fans to choose from at both Drillers and Roughnecks games this season. There’s a barbecue station called Greenwood Smoke Shack featuring very tasty offerings such as pulled pork and chicken, a loaded baked potato filled with brisket and covered with special sauces, as well as yummy baked beans and potato salad options, among many other items.

PHOTOS BY MARC RAINS “The [sausage] hot links are a Siegi’s product; everything else we make from scratch,” he says. “I have a 16-foot smoker in the back. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel, but we’ve had the same wheel for a couple of years, so it was time to look at it again.”

Malone noted that ONEOK Field has been honored by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as one of the top 10 vegan and vegetarian-friendly ballparks in the country all nine years it has been open, winning the title twice and finishing second on that list as recently as 2016.

Then there’s the House Divided stand, which combines a number of delicious burger and hot dog options, with fries and chips and other similar options.

In addition to the fact that just about everything is made inhouse, most of ONEOK Field’s food comes from ingredients sourced in Oklahoma.

And believe it or not, there are also plenty of good vegetarian and vegan options available.

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since I became director,” says Malone. ONEOK Field was named MIO Coalition Restaurant of the Month in May 2015 and was a finalist for MIO Restaurant of the Year in 2015. “As an Okie, it’s good, because we have all the basic ingredients to put out good food in Oklahoma. We have good wheat, we have great dairy cows for milk, we have great lands to graze for beef and pork. Outside of seafood, we should have it all. We should be the food capital of the country.” Malone extends that local-made motif to the alcohol selections. “Local beers are a big thing for us,” Malone says. “We have 25 local beers. I have a mix of 50 beers that I rotate through the year, and half of those are

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going to be local Oklahoma products, regional products.” Additionally, Malone is proud of his wine choices. “We have a wine sponsor upstairs and on the concourse with Artisan Fine Wines and Spirits. They’re off 11th Street and Sheridan and have great 90-point wines,” he says. “We have a really solid wine list. We have a good variety of liquors in our Club Bar and at the Scoreboard Bar, we have fun drink specials.” In addition to those items that fans can get at the concession stands on the concourse, Malone applies the same principles to the higher-end options available in the suites during games.

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“I have a completely different menu upstairs, it goes from hot dogs to lobster tails,” says Malone, who started out as head chef in 2012 before being promoted in 2014. “We offer the barbecue, burger and hot dog options upstairs. Our chef makes sauces from scratch, and we make our funnel cake batter from scratch. I bought a used 60-quart mixer from a Tulsa Public Schools auction and we make a lot of stuff in that thing. But most ballparks buy pre-made funnel cake, we make ours with whole milk from Oklahoma, so it’s a MIO product. We love to play around with stuff. We do fried Oreos. We have fun with it. You’re in a baseball stadium; you’re here to have a good time. “You go to other ballparks regionally and they’re going to have maybe 10 things on

their menu. Here, I have a menu mix of 350 items.” Ultimately, Malone’s goal is for people to come to the ballpark primarily for the food, and he believes that the more variety he offers, the better. “Our guests really enjoy having it all, from having Mexican food to Philly cheese steaks to barbecue to gourmet burgers and dogs to ice cream and the wide variety of beer,” Malone says. “The running joke is that people come here to eat and drink and there just happens to be a baseball game going on. We take pride in food and beverage here, and that’s kind of rare for a minor league stadium to go as far as we do, and to keep it affordable.”


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What began in a low-income apartment complex as a medical outreach to serve an impoverished community has grown into GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH SERVICES and its 13 mobile sites that host 54 clinics a month and serve over 7,000 people a year. BY GINA CONROY || PHOTOS BY SARAH ELIZA ROBERTS Some might say Dr. John Crouch, founder and president of Good Samaritan Health Services (GSHS), is the epitome of a good Samaritan with the way he’s devoted his life to bringing free medical care to the underserved people of Tulsa. Yet, if you asked Crouch, he’d tell you, it is Jesus, not he, that deserves that title. “People come to Good Samaritan Health Services to see our doctors, and our heart is for our patients to find the true healer and good Samaritan, Jesus Christ,” says Crouch. “We realize the name Good Samaritan is a double entendre, and if people want to think of us as nice guys helping strangers in need, that’s OK.” For 20 years, GSHS has been devoted to caring for the whole person, not just treating their physical ailments but caring for their emotional and spiritual health as well. What began in a low-income apartment complex as a

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medical outreach to serve an impoverished community not getting adequate health care because they couldn’t afford insurance and didn’t qualify for government programs has grown into 13 mobile sites holding 54 clinics a month and serving over 7,000 people a year. The impetus for GSHS was when Crouch realized many patients they saw in the ER were extremely sick because they had delayed health care.

in an empty apartment in an underserved area and saw patients once a month. The clinic became so popular, they ended up seeing patients two times a month. Soon, that grew into a weekly clinic with the support of a local church that provided a compassion ministry to the patients, helping them with food, clothing and other needs. News spread, and other needy communities asked GSHS to hold clinics in their neighborhoods.

“We needed to do clinical work for the impoverished before they got so sick they had to go to the hospital,” says Crouch. To do that, they needed to take away the problem of transportation. To combat this crisis, they opted to take the medical care to people.

Crouch knew that to serve other communities, they needed to become mobile. They entertained different options, until Crouch heard of a man willing to do health care for the underserved. His one caveat was it needed to be done from a Christian basis.

Partnering with Cornerstone Assistance Network, a Christian network of churches, ministries and other agencies, the first medical clinic began

“That described us perfectly,” says Crouch. After applying for a van in 1999, the 35-foot long Little Sam outfitted with two mini treatment rooms and

nurses’ station hit the road and began serving two new sites. In less than 10 years, they had seven sites with 8 to 10 church partners and lots of wear and tear on their van. With a matching grant, they outfitted a 63-foot Big Sam with three exam rooms, a lab station and medicine dispensary which enabled them to expand to 11 sites. In 2009, they noticed women weren’t having mammograms or pap smears, so they offered a free women’s clinic once a quarter. “We were taking care of women who hadn’t had health care in [sometimes] 12 to 17 years,” says Crouch. Working with Oklahoma Project Woman, GSHS gave vouchers for women needing mammograms. With the help of their breast health navigator nurse, women were able to find transportation and help with abnormality follow-ups. In 2010, GSHS went into women’s prisons.


HOMEGROWN HEROES HH without any other free medical cares, then they look to partner with a church that has an active compassion ministry. “We believe the local church is the hope of the world as it ministers God’s love to those who are sick and hurting,” says Crouch. “We don’t just want to bring people medical care. We want to care for the whole person.” GSHS estimates they save hospitals about $500,000 a year. “It costs GSHS about $300 to see a patient, where an average emergency room visit is $1,500$1,800 without the patient being admitted,” says Crouch. In addition to free office visits, patients may qualify for free blood work and reduced rate X-rays. Because they don’t over-test, GSHS was able to get $400,000 worth of lab work donated as well as lowering the cost of X-rays through St. John’s Medical Center’s Medical Access Program. “We’re really making a difference in Tulsa,” says Crouch. “So much so, other cities are coming to us to see how we are doing it.” But they couldn’t do it without the generous donations, of which 70 percent comes from foundation grants and 30 percent from individuals, churches and businesses.

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GOOD FORTUNE DRAWING FROM A LARGE LOCAL POOL OF TALENT, FORTUNA TULSA HAS ASSEMBLED THE AREA’S FIRST ELITE-LEVEL WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM WITH A MIX OF CURRENT AND POST-COLLEGE AMATEUR ATHLETES. By John Tranchina Photos by Marc Rains 44 JUNE 2018

With such a thriving youth soccer scene for girls in Tulsa, where so many go on to play elite-level high school and then college competition, it was only a matter of time before the city landed a big-time women’s soccer team. Fortuna Tulsa has joined the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), a league that includes both professional and amateur players, and they already played their first game May 25 against Oklahoma City FC, on their new home field, the Hurricane Soccer and Track Complex at the University of Tulsa (512 S. Delaware Ave.).

The team is owned by Tulsans Dave Hibbard and Barry Williams, and the men in charge of the on-field product also have local ties. General manager Wayne Farmer and head coach Michael Wilson both played with the Tulsa Athletic of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), and each was eager to add to the city’s rich soccer culture. Wilson’s two assistant coaches, Donivan Bradshaw and Michael Moritz, each also coach local high-level youth club teams. “The Tulsa soccer community, it’s incredible,” says Farmer, who also played two seasons at TU. “[With] the amount


of kids playing soccer nowadays, I think soccer is the No. 1 youth participating sport in the city. The reception has been truly fantastic so far.” “The owners made a big impression on me on the investment they wanted to make in the women’s game,” adds Wilson, who also coaches the Union High School boys’ squad. “The fact that they wanted to make something that gave not just to females in the sport but to the community as well is a massive piece that was important.” The WPSL is one tier below the allprofessional National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which includes many U.S. National team players. The WPSL is also the largest women’s soccer league in the world, with over 100 teams. Tulsa will compete in the Southwest Conference of the Central Region with five other teams: FC Dallas, FC Wichita, Little Rock Rangers, Texas Spurs FC and Oklahoma City FC. The league is an intriguing mix of professional teams and amateur teams, with the amateur squads, like Fortuna Tulsa, utilizing college players (as well as a few recently graduated). Teams can’t have some paid players and some amateur, because then those amateurs would lose their NCAA eligibility; it must be one or the other. “You can structure your team professionally where you can pay players, or you can go with the model that we’re using, where you’ll use college players,” Farmer explains. “We’ll have a lot of players who have graduated college or are current college players who we’ll not be paying. I think FC Dallas, who’s in our conference, they’ve gone the professional model and their team has been fantastic. But we feel with the players we have, there are so many great girls who have come through youth soccer in Tulsa, and now currently, they’re playing college. It’s really exciting that we can bring all these girls back to Tulsa and put them on one field to go out and represent the city.” Underscoring that point, the team’s initial roster is a veritable who’s who of recent local high school stars who are now playing for top Division I NCAA programs. Taylor Malham and Parker Goins, who helped Union High School to three straight Class 6A state championships, play for the University of Arkansas and have competed internationally on the U.S. Under-17 and U18 teams, respectively,

will both be on the squad. They will be joined by several other former Union teammates like Paige Hobart (University of Oklahoma), sisters Rachel (Oklahoma State) and Haley VanFossen (Arkansas) and Anna Beffer (Oklahoma State). Other local stars making up the roster of 30 players include Nayeli Perez ( Jenks HS, Arkansas), Tatum Wagner (Bixby, Kansas State), Jordan Langebartels (Summit Christian, Oral Roberts) and goalkeeper Hannah Warner (Owasso, Oklahoma State). While the team is open to sign players from anywhere, there was an emphasis on ensuring Tulsa retained a local flavor. “If I can get every player to be local and that gives us the talent we need to be successful, then that’s what will happen,” Wilson says. “We want to have local players and to show Tulsa, ‘Hey look, we’re really good at being who we are. We don’t need to go out and try and bring in big names from elsewhere; we’ve got the talent here.’ And when I say Tulsa, I also mean the surrounding areas — Owasso, Bixby, Glenpool, the whole surrounding area. It’s important that we can showcase that talent.” As for the team name, it comes from Roman mythology. “When developing the new logo and name, it was important for us to create something memorable, unique, and something that portrayed Tulsa in both a positive and enthusiastic light,” says co-owner Hibbard, also the team president. “Fortuna was known as the Goddess of Fortune and the personification of luck, so essentially, Fortuna Tulsa means Good Luck Tulsa.” Tickets are just $5 for each of the six home games played at the University of Tulsa. For the full schedule, check out Page 47 of this issue. “It’s a really good size for the amount of audience we want to get in there, right around that 2,000-3,000 mark,” Farmer says of the TU field. “And it’s so easy to get to from everywhere in town. We’re really excited about what we can do on game day. Obviously, they have the splash pad and play park next door, and we’re going to do some live music, a little gathering before the game. We also teamed up with some local businesses that we can do some stuff after games, as far as team meals, team socials, that type of thing.”

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July 1 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p July 2 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p July 3 | @ Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p July 4 | vs Midland Rockhounds | 7:05p* July 5 | vs Midland Rockhounds | 7:05p* July 6 | vs Midland Rockhounds | 7:05p* July 7 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p July 8 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p July 9 | vs Frisco RoughRiders | 7:05p July 11 | @ Northwest Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p July 12 | @ Northwest Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p July 13 | @ Northwest Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p July 14 | @ Northwest Arkansas Naturals | 6:05p July 15 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p July 16 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p July 17 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p July 18 | vs Arkansas Travelers | 7:05p July 19 | @ Northwest Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p July 20 | @ Northwest Arkansas Naturals | 7:05p July 21 | @ Northwest Arkansas Naturals | 6:05p July 22 | @ Northwest Arkansas Naturals | 2:05p July 23 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p July 24 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p July 25 | vs Springfield Cardinals | 7:05p July 26 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p July 27 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 7:10p July 28 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 6:10p July 29 | @ Arkansas Travelers | 6:10p July 30 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p July 31 | @ Springfield Cardinals | 6:30p * Fireworks

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ENTERTAINMENT Circle Cinema | 4D-28 Dave and Buster’s | 6B-44 Loony Bin Comedy Club | 5B-38 POSTOAK Lodge and Retreat | 2E-66 Xtreme Racing and Entertainment | 7B-81

CASINO Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa | D7-10 Osage Casino | E3-19 River Spirit Casino Resort | 4B-83

EVERYTHING ELSE Blue Cottage | 4A-59 GrassRoots Health Care | 5A-33 Indigo Spa & Salon | 4C-36 Shears | 4A-41 spa810 Tulsa |5A-16

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CUSH SIDE OF CAMPING CAMPING ISN’T ALWAYS IDEAL FOR EVERYONE. BUT IF YOU DECIDE TO “ROUGH IT” THIS SUMMER, MAYBE TRY TO MAKE IT MORE RELAXING (I.E., MORE LIKE HOME) BY GLAMPING. BY GINA CONROY + PHOTOS BY SARAH ELIZA ROBERTS

You love the great outdoors, but you’re not a big fan of roughing it. You prefer a comfortable bed and hot shower after a long day outside, not a sleeping bag on bare ground and cleaning off with baby wipes. No running water and electricity? Peace, out. And what about hot cooked meals, fresh brewed coffee, and a pleasant place to do your business. If you want to explore nature, but won’t give up the comforts of home, then glamping is for you. Also known as glamorous camping, glamping combines everything you love about camping with some of the amenities offered in a cabin, lodge, Airbnb, treehouse or

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hotel. Whether you want a little more comfort in your traditional camping experience or you’re ready for a five-star stay under the stars (with a similar price tag,) these ideas will get you out enjoying nature no matter your style. Though some of its earliest adopters included Genghis Khan, glamping rose to new heights during the Ottoman Empire, when extravagant tents, outfitted with silk panels and carpets, were set up as mobile palaces for sultans. Despite its name, the activity doesn’t have to be super pretentious; at its heart, glamping is about getting close to

nature with a little more comfort and a lot less lugging of stuff. With the spike in predilection for a touch of luxe in the “wild,” a handful of savvy adventure companies and experiential campgrounds offer luxury getaways (think of cots inside state-ofthe-art tents, outdoor furniture, chef-crafted meals, better-than-basic bathroom facilities) for not-so-rustic folks to unplug in comfort. If the idea of drifting away under the stars and communicating entices you, there are ways to “glamp” yourself and lessen the chances of interacting with moist dirt and insects and foraging for makeshift, leave-no-trace toilets.

SHELTER AND BEDDING Want quick, no hassle tent setup? Consider the convenience of an inflatable tent with no poles, ropes and stakes. To glamp up your tenting, Jarret Miller, assistant general manager at Backwoods (an outdoor apparel and gear supplier in Tulsa’s Farm Shopping Center) suggests using sleeping bags and pads instead of cots and blow up mattresses. These pads offer smooth and stable sleep and are faster and easier to inflate then a mattress. Some people may consider car camping, pop-up campers or RVs glamping. But if you want a true glamping experience, a framed shelter set up in nature

with many amenities of home under one dome shaped roof is what you’re looking for. The most popular glamping shelter is the circular shaped tent called a yurt. Many yurts have luxurious mattresses, bedding, and furniture while some come equipped with bathrooms and showers. Other popular structures include tipis and luxury caravans which can also have heating and AC like RVS. If you want to stay mobile, check out the Selk’bag. Rated to temperatures as low as 35 degrees, these fun-to-wear onesies come with amenities including rubber soles, comfy hoods and belts to adjust the fit. Only thing missing is a butt-flap.


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With glamping, you’re safe and dry in your yurt or RV. But pack a raincoat and umbrella if you plan on venturing outside.

GOOD, CLEAN FUN Restroom trips are the least favorite camping excursion for many. Traditional campers pick potties based on necessity, surroundings and what’s available. Just don’t forget to dispose of the wipes and toilet paper in proper receptacles. To glamp up your hygiene routine, you may prefer being close to a camp ground with showers, sinks and toilets. Just remember to always wear flip flops and bring your own towels, soap and anti-bacterial wipes.

WEATHER With traditional camping you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature. Temperature inside the tent is controlled through flaps and zippers which facilitate air flow, if there is any, or keep out the cold. Mike Cunningham, a travel and backpacking expert at Backwoods suggests layering for quick temperature control. “Icebreaker [clothing] is made with the best Merino wool,” says Cunningham. “It keeps you cool if you’re hot and warm if you’re cold, and it doesn’t take on body odor.” An IcyBreeze portable air conditioner and cooler is another innovative way to keeping you and your food cool. This cooler

dispenses cold, dry air up to 35 degrees below the outside temperature. The fan shoots air up to 25 mph from a tube in the cooler for relief from the heat day or night. The cooler holds 30 pounds of ice and lasts up to seven days at temps up to 90 degrees. What about keeping dry? With traditional tents, there’s no sure way to prevent leaks from seeping through tears, flaps and zippers. If you want to glamp up and dry out, try Ultra-Ever Dry, a hydrophobic coating that repels water and waterproofs anything. Spray it on your tent and watch the water roll right off. You can even put it on your hiking shoes, backpack, or anything that might get wet on your outdoor adventure.

Some people use DIY potties inside their tents or pop-up campers for middleof-the-night pit stops. This is convenient when camping with little (or big) girls. Try lining a 5 gallon bucket with a trash bag and top it with a toilet seat. Get a healthy supply of toilet paper and flushable wipes. In the morning, dispose of the contents in a communal toilet or dig a hole away from the campsite.

If you packed everything but the kitchen sink, you’re doing it wrong. You need the skink for a truly luxurious experience. How else are your teenagers going to apply Clearasil at night? Reliance makes a Wash’n Go compact threegallon sink with toothbrush holders, shaver holders, vanity mirror, cup rest and LED light. You can also purchase portable showers like the NEMO Helio Pressure shower. Leave this collapsible, heat-absorbing water reservoir in the sun for a couple of hours, and then compress the footpump to build pressure for a warm shower or clean off dirty pets.

GLAMPING CHECKLIST PACKING Backpacks and bags Storage boxes Sleeping bags Sheets and blankets Pillows Air pump Repair kit for air mattress Utility bags for storage Duvets

FURNITURE Folding table(s) Folding chairs Folding shelves Door mat

LAUNDRY AND CLOTHES While cotton may be more comfortable, Cunningham suggests avoiding the fabric because it takes longer to dry and keeps the odor. He suggests choosing synthetic

LIGHTING Flashlight Spare batteries Lantern Cigarette lighter Water-proof matches Fuel Citronella candles

COOKING Water carrier Thermos or water jug Charcoal Skillet Pans with lids Oven mitts

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Toilet paper Towels Soap in a plastic case or liquid Shampoo Deodorant Comb/brush Razor and shaving cream Tooth brush and paste Make up Medication Feminine products Extra toilet paper

MISCELLANEOUS First-aid kit Sunscreen and chapstick Bug repellant Plastic grocery bags Safety pins Clothesline and clips Sewing kit Umbrella Binoculars Rope Duct tape Watch

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WATER With traditional camping, you either haul gallons of water to your camp site or find the closest clean stream. Even then you may need to boil and filter it. “Filters don’t take out viruses because they are smaller than bacteria,” Cunningham, a backpacking expert says. “Aqua tablets kill viruses.”

BRING THE HEAT In traditional camping situations, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire or on a grill are staple foods for lunch and dinner. Add a cooler and cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven to the mix and you can make a variety of meals. You can make fire starters from cotton pads

Who says you can’t have freshly-baked cookies or pizza while camping? The Camp Chef Outdoor camp oven comes with a double-rack oven that’s big enough for a 9 x 13 inch pan. The entire unit runs on propane and weighs only 32 pounds. Can’t live without your kitchen? Try My Camp Kitchen, a portable kitchen cabinet and counter top that stands on four legs and is sturdy enough for all your meal preparations.

For the full-on baristas in the bunch, check out a Stumptown Rambler travel kit that comes with a grinder, AeroPress, filters, enamel mugs, beans and an on-the-go brew guide.

SWINGING IS A BREEZE Part tent, part hammock, the Cacoon is a perfect way to lounge in the shade. Simply hang it from a sturdy branch or metal tripod and enjoy the views from your perch. Choose from three sizes and 11 colors to find the perfect match for you.

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Glowing sticks illuminate those pesky tent stakes that tend to grab a toe in the dark, and a solar powered water bottle may come in handy if you’re out past dark or need a middle of the night drink. While glamping means different things to different people, it’s all about comfort. But it’s all about getting outdoors and connecting with nature. Though Backwoods carries lightweight gear and apparel for backpack excursion, they’re not just a store. What sets them apart is their expertise and classes. “Our mission is to teach, inspire, and lead people to live adventurous outdoor lives,” says Miller.

When the fire fades, most campers reach for their battery operated flashlights, but with BACKWOODS solar lights and The Farm Shopping Center lanterns there are 6508 E. 51st St. | Tulsa other illuminating 918-664-7850 options. Ideal for long backwoods.com lasting light without electricity, solar lights come in different sizes, styles and prices. If you’re traveling light but don’t Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. want to skimp on light, Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.

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If you’d rather do laundry but there’s no washer or stream nearby, Scrubba allows you to launder anywhere. The flexible internal washboard provides machine quality washing in minutes all inside a small bag.

Many RV sites that have grills and yurts may even have a stove, but if not, you can glamp it by using a propane cooker stove like the DragonFly. Or try a BioLite CampStove that doesn’t give off toxic gases like propane. There’s no risk of running out of fuel because twigs and wood chips keep this clean-burning smokeless fire going. In addition, it generates electricity and cooks meals and boils water in minutes.

over an open fire. Today you can do the same with a cast iron coffee pot. Or glamp up your outdoor brewing with a French press or a propane coffee maker with a push-button ignition for matchless lighting.

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or wool clothing that dries quickly.

try an Aidier inflatable solar camping lantern that start around $10. But remember for a long lasting charge, solar lights need an adequate amount of daylight, so it might not work well on a cloudy day. LED lanterns with dimmable bulbs allow you to get the brightness just right.

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WHETHER PURGING YOUR CHILD’S CLOSET OR LOOKING FOR NEW AND GENTLY-USED CLOTHES, TOYS AND ACCESSORIES, CONSIGNMENT BARGAINS ABOUND AT THE CHILDREN’S ORCHARD. BY LINDSAY MORRIS & PHOTOS BY CHELSI FISHER Kids … they outgrow stuff way too fast, and it seems like you can never keep up with all the clothes and shoes the little ones need. If you have money to go out and buy all new stuff for your growing tots, good for you. But for the rest of us, there’s the Children’s Orchard, an organized consignment children’s store at 101st Street and Memorial Drive in Tulsa, which offers kids clothing at up to 70 percent off retail prices. Maybe you’ve been in a consignment store before and been scared away by chaos, disorganization and low-quality clothing. The atmosphere in the Children’s Orchard, however, is quite different. Owner Margie

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Quinlan says consignment stores have really stepped up their game in the last few years.

ceilings directing you to the items you’re looking for.

Being a parent is hard enough. You don’t need a consignment store adding to the craziness that is your life. When you step into the Children’s Orchard, you don’t feel overwhelmed.

The Children’s Orchard is a national franchise, and the location in south Tulsa opened about 27 years ago. When you experience the high-quality customer service offered at the Children’s Orchard, you will see why they’ve been so successful. Quinlan or another staff member go out of their way to help each customer find exactly what he or she is looking for.

Even though it’s a relatively small store, all of the clothing is well organized by size, gender and color. Each item has a price tag on it that also indicates the size. Bright signs hang from the

The Children’s Orchard isn’t just for buyers, though. When your closets are exploding with clothes that no longer fit your kiddos, it’s time to sell them and make some money.

“At one point, secondhand stores were considered taboo, but now it’s considered ‘going green,’” she says.

The Children’s Orchard accepts clothing from 0 months to size 14, shoes, toys, diaper bags, strollers and more. The items should be gently used or new. “We like the items to be less than 4 years old, in good conditions and have no rips or discoloration,” Quinlan says. The Children’s Orchard offers cash on the spot for items, or customers can choose a store gift card if they want to be paid 25 percent more. (And all the savvy moms say, “Yes, please.”) The buying hours are a little more selective than the store hours listed at the end of this article. Buying hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. There is no buying on Saturdays.


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The Children’s Orchard also offers a loyalty card. Customers get a punch on their card for every $10 they spend, and after 20 punches, they get 20 percent off a purchase. Not everything at The Children’s Orchard is gently used. They also sell many new items, such as Melissa & Doug toys, Joovy baby equipment, boy bow ties and suspenders and girl hair bows. Quinlan purchases these items at below retail prices, so these are rare finds.

The Children’s Orchard carries seasonal items as well. Currently, they are well equipped with swimwear and Fourth of July items. The store also participates in taxfree weekend for back to school.

can put as many of these discounted items as they can fit for $6 or $7.” The fill a bag events, as well as other store specials, are publicized on the Children’s Orchard’s Facebook page.

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As if there weren’t already a ton of amazing deals offered at the Children’s Orchard, if customers Every two months, the staff check in on Facebook before changes out the color of tag on their purchase, they receive $1 or the items. They mark down prices 10 percent off their purchase — on items until the items sell. If whatever amount is greater. an item doesn’t sell, it becomes eligible for a “fill a bag” event, If items do not sell at the Children’s Quinlan says. Orchard, they are donated to Emergency Infant Services in “About every six weeks, we hold a Tulsa. That’s just one more thing ‘fill a bag’ event where customers for consigners to feel good about.

The store also keeps a wish book list. If a customer comes in requesting an item the Children’s Orchard doesn’t have, they will make a note of the wish and contact the customer if the item becomes available.

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Even before entering the Children’s Orchard, you’ll be greeted by large items, such as strollers parked outside the store. Upon entering, you’ll find items like pack ‘n plays, toys, puzzles and more. Meander

throughout the store, and you’ll discover adorable girls’ dresses, boys’ plaid shorts, diaper bags, DVDs, shoes and so much more.

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DURING THE DAY BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TIGHT DEADLINES, NEVER-ENDING MEETINGS AND PILES OF PAPERS AND FOLDERS ALLOWS STRESS TO SEEP INTO OUR WORKDAY AT SOMETIMES EXTREME LEVELS. WHILE YOU CAN’T CONTROL ALL THE VARIABLES AT WORK, WE’VE FOUND WAYS TO COMBAT STRESS. BY LINDSAY MORRIS Stress creeps into all of our days, and work can be one of the main villains. The Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security says that creating a healthy workplace is not just the right thing to do for employees; it’s also the smart thing to do for an organization’s financial well-being and productivity. It’s well worth it to do a few things to de-stress at work. And your employer will thank you in the long run. A report from the Journal of Occupational Health and Medicine shows that health care expenditures are nearly 50 percent greater for workers who report high levels of stress. 

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Here’s how the stress response works. It causes hormones like cortisol to flood our systems and causes our heart rate to go up, our breathing to be heavier and our blood vessels to constrict. Stress can contribute to chronic conditions like high blood pressure and headaches and even mental health conditions like depression and anxiety disorders. Stress can even worsen conditions like asthma, irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia. Fortunately, our bodies also have a relaxation response, and we just need to learn ways to trigger it. When you do, your breathing slows, blood pressure decreases and you use less oxygen.

HERE ARE 10 WAYS TO RELAX AT WORK: TAKE A 10-MINUTE WALK Especially if you have a desk job, your legs need to stretch, and you need a change of pace occasionally. A walk will help clear your head and boost endorphins, which reduce stress hormones. Consider walking in a park or other green space, if there is one near your workplace. This can put your body in a state of meditation called involuntary attention, when something holds our attention while allowing for reflection.

TRY MEDITATION Meditation is a relaxation tool being used by millions of individuals, and even some employers are now implementing meditation classes. It doesn’t have to be a huge commitment — even 10 to 15 minutes a day can make a big difference in your level of calm. If you need some guidance, check out apps such as Calm.

KEEP YOUR DESK CLEAN Sometimes, just knowing there are 50 stacks of papers on your desk can stress you out. Every Friday before leaving work, clean and de-clutter


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as much stuff as possible. File away papers you no longer need. Make digital copies of whatever you don’t need physical copies for. Having a clean, tidy workspace makes your workspace more inviting and less intimidating for yourself and others.

GIVE YOURSELF A “SOUND BATH” WITH MUSIC Classical music has a particularly soothing effect — it slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones. However, any music that you love will flood your brain with feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine. Obviously, if you have co-workers sitting in close proximity to you, be respectful by wearing headphones or keeping your music at a low volume.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER Studies have shown that water reduces stress. Dehydration leads to higher cortisol levels — the stress hormone — making it harder to deal with everyday issues. By staying hydrated, you will be better equipped to face everyday problems at work. Water also boosts energy, which you can never have too much of. Plus, the more you drink, the more often you’ll need to get up to use the bathroom and stretch your legs.

STEP AWAY FROM THE SCREEN Uninterrupted computer use has been associated with stress, lost sleep and depression in women, according to a study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Your body was not made to sit in front of a computer the whole day. Take time to interact with coworkers or take a water break.

BUY AN OFFICE PLANT Plants aren’t just pretty; they actually help you calm down. Researchers have found that simply being around plants can induce your relaxation response. One Washington State University study found that a group of stressed-out people who entered a room full of plants had a fourpoint drop in their blood pressure.

WATCH A VIRAL VIDEO OR READ SOME JOKES If your company allows it, take a few minutes during a break to watch a funny video. According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases endorphins. Laughter first activates your stress response and then deactivates it, simulating a kind of “rollercoaster” that causes a feeling of relaxation.

TRY PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION Start with your toes and slowly work your way up. Tighten your foot muscles as much as possible, then relax them. Move your way up, tightening and relaxing each muscle until you’ve finished with your face. This practice can help reduce anxiety and stress, as silly as it may seem.

TURN OFF YOUR PHONE Smartphone usage can be linked to increased stress, according to everydayhealth. com. If your personal phone isn’t required for your job, you may want to consider turning it off while you’re at work. You have enough to focus on and responding to texts from friends or viewing political tirades in your Facebook feed could be adding unneeded stress.

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TRAVELING CAN SERVE AS A GREAT REMINDER THAT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO LIFE THAN MILITANTLY STICKING TO A CLEAN EATING REGIMEN, OR OBSESSIVELY MINDING THE NUMBERS ON THE BATHROOM SCALE.

By Tiffany Duncan I have to admit something. I’ve undone all the work I’ve done up to this point — meaning I’ve gained back the 8-10 pounds I worked so hard to lose since Jan. 1, 2018. For two weeks in May my husband and I were in London and then Scotland, and from pub to pizza, gelato to gin, croissant to cappuccino, we giddily welcomed it all. If we hadn’t averaged about 8 miles walking a day, my clothes quite literally would not fit anymore. But the thing is, I do not care one bit. When it comes to vacation — especially a trip you’ve been dreaming about taking since childhood — I personally think that watching what you eat is a solid no. How else are you supposed to taste the atmosphere of a city? You can learn so much about a place and its people and culture from delving into the local fare.

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The metro population of London is estimated to be right around 10 million, and within that number hundreds of countries, cultures, and people groups are represented.

Religious and political turmoil ripped Europe apart in the 1500s, and because England sat on an island slightly set apart from the trouble raging across the rest of the continent, refugees from all over came to seek reprieve and safety there. Then in the 1600s London’s thriving trade

industry, sparked largely by the British East India Company, attracted merchants from all over the world. From Pakistan to Paris, Moscow to Morocco, the layers of international culture that refugees, immigrants, ex pats, business men/women, adventure seekers, runaways, and longtime resident families have brought to London ever since is both dizzying and electrifying. Simply choosing what to eat in London is a burden in and of itself. First, there are the outdoor food markets, like Covent Garden nestled in London’s glittering West End, or Borough Market in Southwark, across the London Bridge. With food roots all the way back to the 12th century, Borough Market is an in-your-face feast for not only the mouth but also the eyes, ears, and nose. It’s 100 percent overwhelming, but of course in the best way possible.

Just upon walking in you are greeted with the sounds of an espresso machine steaming hot lattes, Indian dosas frying up fresh on a griddle, macarons of all colors, giant chocolate croissants and jam filled pastries, cheeses of all shapes and sizes (and pungencies!), ribbons of pastel gelatos, roasting coffee, and dense blocks of fudge of all kinds. And the smells! Oh, the smells of everything from sausages sizzling, to garlic Greek dishes, to spicy hot Asian noodles tossed in huge woks, and fragrant spices like saffron and cumin scenting the air. It was simply impossible to choose one dish, so we got four different foods from four different vendors (now you begin to see how I gained back the weight!). Besides the markets, the sheer number of eateries, bistros, cafes, patisseries, pubs, gelaterias, and restaurants


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////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// WEIGH-IN WI of all origins — Indian, Greek, North African, French, Ethiopian, Malaysian, Korean, Pakistani, Italian, Irish, Traditional English — that line the sidewalks and alleyways present a never-ending maze of gastronomical wonder. Restaurant windows are thrown open to the let in the sounds of the streets and sidewalks; groups of people squeeze around tiny patio tables laden with bread and thick butter and bottles of ruby red wine shot through with light from the setting sun; tiny bistro interiors that, looking in from the street, glow softly with low lighting and candles on the tables; and laughing crowds just off work spill out onto the sidewalks of pubs with names like Lamb and Flag, The White Swan, or Crown and Anchor. It is all an amazing, overwhelming wonder to behold.

Now I have no delusions that I created a lot of work for myself to do while I was gone, but I’m ready to double down and shed some pounds after the trip of a lifetime.

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In the midst of all that there were also the pink croissants and pink cappuccinos of Elan Café near Buckingham Palace; summer berry cupcakes piled with thick creamy icing from Peggy Porschen Cakes, favored bakery for weddings among London’s elite; fresh fried sprinkle doughnuts while wondering through Notting Hill’s infamous Portobello Road Market; cellophane wrapped “sugar mice” — a favorite British childhood sweet — tied up with silky ribbon from the glamorous Fortnum & Mason department store in bustling Piccadilly; and getting to taste a 20-yearaged cask strength Scotch straight from the barrel at the Oban Distillery.

There are certain times when food is more important than the gaining of some extra pounds. Those times include adventuring to far-away places, either by yourself (because don’t let anyone tell you favorite memories cannot be made without any other company but your own), or with a spouse, family, friends, or even strangers you meet along the way.

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The first night in London we clinked pints of English beer over burgers piled high with bacon and onion rings in a snug Belgravia pub that Helena Bonham Carter is rumored to

One night we slipped into a tiny Greek restaurant in South Kensington with small plates stacked so high on multi-tiered stands that we could hardly see one another across the table. Another night we ate dishes of deeply flavored and spiced tika masala and biryani rice so outrageously good we declared it the best Indian food we’d ever had. And still yet another night we shared a cheese board and drank fizzy gin and tonics while looking out over the bay of Oban, with fishing boats and barges making their lazy way across the water beneath the long-setting sun of the Scottish Highlands.

Quite simply speaking, food is a gateway to memories, to remembering the sights, smells, sounds, vibe and culture of a place. It’s also a gateway to deepening relationships with those around you through shared once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It will be a long time before sitting with my husband in a tiny Italian bistro right outside of Kensington Gardens is not at the forefront of my memories, or when we ate ice cream cones from a bright pink little creamery called the Pokey Hat, right alongside the Scottish sea.

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Traveling can serve as a great reminder that there is so much more to life than militantly sticking to a clean eating regimen, or obsessively minding the numbers on the bathroom scale. It’s easy to forget that food and the simple act of sharing a great meal with others has been the gateway to connection and the deepening of relationships for millennia. I experienced this time and time again with my husband during our travels.

frequent. Another night we sat on the second floor of a cozy, intimate cafe next to a large picture window overlooking narrow neighborhood streets below with passersby strolling along on evening walks. We also spent some time navigating the famous food halls within Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, sampling various charcuteries and hazelnut macarons out of gleaming gold cases.

Utilizing as many free and cheap resources as she can find in the 918 area, routinely forsaking her fitness comfort zone to discover effective workouts, and cooking more intentionally from home, Duncan is publicly documenting her progress in each issue as she works to lose 30 pounds in 2018.

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Oklahoma’s lack of oceanside beaches didn’t stand in the way of the Shark Beach Bar at Safari Joe’s H2O from creating an adults-only cabana with beer, drinks, and music to help you cool down while heating up the night. By Donna Leahey Photos by Darcy Daniels

And if all that partying brings on some hunger pangs, don’t worry.

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Be sure to visit Shark Beach Bar on Thursdays for themed adult nights. “No one should miss out on the fun,” Frazier says. “Thursday nights, the Shark Beach Bar comes even more alive with popular live bands, karaoke, drink specials, dancing, great food, and swimming under the stars. The radio stations and promo girls even come join in the fun with weekly giveaways, games and contests.”

You can hang out at the bar, relax with friends at a deck table, lounge on a deck chair, and enjoy the sights, a snack, and a cool drink. Stay indoors to soak up some AC or stay outside to enjoy the evening breeze. It’s a great place to bond with old friends or meet new ones. Dance to the music, sing your heart out, and enjoy a little mini beach vacation.

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“The Shark Beach Bar gives our adult guests a little escape from the humid, chaotic suburban summer,” says Mandi Frazier, Shark Beach Bar manager. “Come relax in the sun with refreshing drinks in hand, listening to the waves crash on Tulsa’s largest beach front. The Shark Beach Bar has been well thought out and customized to feel like a surfing themed tiki cabana on the beach. We are located across from our impressive wave pool. Bubbly Shark Beach girls make sure your drinks are cold and fresh. We also have plenty

Oklahoma may be landlocked, but at Safari Joe’s H2O, the sounds of crashing waves from the wave pool, the flutter of strings of pennants advertising beers, and a cool adult beverage in your hand make it easy to believe you’re relaxing at a beach cabana. With friends in their beach attire and the scent of suntan lotion in the air, you might as well be back on spring break on South Padre Island or a summer vacation at the Gulf.

“We plan to have a special menu from our Shark Beach Grill specifically for our bar guests ranging from handbreaded mozzarella sticks, to delicious street tacos, to grilled chicken wraps and loaded fried potatoes,” Frazier says.

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Shark Beach Bar, on the other hand, is strictly for the grown-ups. It’s one of Tulsa hottest wave-side nightclub and pool-party places, with live bands and talented DJs to keep the music hyped.

of seating options, from cool indoor seating to lounge chairs in the sun.”

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Safari Joe’s H2O has been helping Green Country beat the summer heat since 2016, when Joe Estes renovated the classic Tulsa attraction Big Splash. Safari Joe’s H2O is a family getaway where kids and adults alike can enjoy water roller coasters, water slides, and a visit to the Reptile World attraction inside the park.

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Sugar has long been the bad guy in the battle against weight loss. Most of us know how hard it is to give up sugar, only to crack and eat a whole row of Oreos because we couldn’t stand it anymore. When that sweet tooth strikes, it can be nearly impossible to fend it off. But what if there was an alternative that allowed you to eat sugar without the guilt? And

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no, we aren’t talking any of that sugar-free nonsense, either. Most people think “cookie” and picture just a classic chocolate chip loaded down with butter and processed sugar. But “cookie” can mean anything circular that satisfies that sweet tooth — even if the ingredients inside aren’t from the average Betty Crocker

repertoire. And luckily these days there are literally hundreds of recipes out there for cookies made with healthy alternatives for processed sugar, heavy dairy, and glutencontaining flours. Here are a few recipes to take care of sugar cravings when they strike and not feel guilty for it afterward.


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adapted from sinfulnutrition.com With no flour, sugar, or eggs, these hearty oat and chocolate chip cookies make a quick breakfast or a delicious, guilt-free snack.

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1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats (or use certified gluten-free) 2 tsps. cinnamon ½ tsp. salt 1 large mashed banana ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tsp. vanilla 1 ⁄3 cup chopped pecans 1 ⁄3 cup shredded coconut 1 ⁄3 cup semi-sweet or dairy-free chocolate chips DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 2. In a large bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, and salt. Add mashed banana, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir to combine. 3. Fold in pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips. Using your hands, press together dough balls, place them on pan, and slightly press to flatten. Add a bit of oil to your hands if dough sticks to them. 4. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until firm and golden brown. Remove from oven and let them continue to cook slightly on baking sheet for five minutes, then cool fully on a cooling rack.

adapted from thebigmansworld.com With only three ingredients and the texture of creamy, cold cookie dough, these gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free cookies are almost too good to be believed. Eat one or two in the morning and feel fueled until lunchtime.

INDULGENT CHOCOLATE AVOCADO COOKIES

adapted from thesmoothielover.com Instead of butter, these cookies utilize avocados to bind the cookies and give them their silky texture. Though it may sound weird, trust us — these cookies are shockingly good. Not only that, but they are good for you, as they contain the healthy omega fats of the avocados and raw cacao powder, which is chock-full of antioxidants. And don’t worry if you aren’t an avocado fan; once they are baked, they simply taste like a sinfully indulgent, rich chocolate cookie. INGREDIENTS:

 cup very ripe avocado (not brown) ¾ ½ cup coconut sugar 1 egg ½ cup raw cacao powder (or dark cocoa powder) ½ tsp. baking soda ½ of a 70 percent or more dark chocolate bar, broken into bits

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Drippy cashew butter (can substitute almond or peanut butter) ¾ cup coconut flour ½ cup pure maple syrup DIRECTIONS:

1. Line a baking tray or large plate with parchment paper and set aside. 2. In a large mixing bowl, add all three ingredients and mix until combined. If batter is too thin, add more coconut flour until a thick batter remains. If batter is too thick, add some milk, milk alternative, or water to thin it out. 3. Dust your hands in coconut flour and form small dough balls. Place them onto the parchment paper and gently press them down with a fork. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to allow cookies to firm up.

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set to the side. 2. In a bowl using a hand mixer, combine avocado and coconut sugar until smooth. Add in the egg and mix again. 3. Mix in cacao powder and baking soda. If you have a food processor, you may also combine everything in the processor. Fold in chocolate chunks. 4. Using two spoons, spoon out dollops of dough onto baking sheet. The cookies won’t spread as much as usual cookies when baking, so make sure to flatten them out a bit. 5. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies don’t stick to the parchment as much as they did before baking. 6. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Cookies taste best cold right out of the refrigerator — it makes them dense and chewy.

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Understanding some basic kitchen lexicon can help you avoid some major rookie mistakes when creating that next treat or meal. BY TIFFANY DUNCAN PHOTOS BY CHELSI FISHER

Cooking can be a challenge when you really start to get into it. There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a recipe, hands messy from handling ingredients, and having to stop and grab your phone to Google an unknown term. Then midGoogle, your slippery hand might cause you to drop said phone into the mixing bowl or mixer still going full tilt. Luckily, once you’ve survived the ensuing mini heart attack and realize your phone is miraculously unharmed, you realize there’s a lot you have to learn in the kitchen. Knowing a few basic definitions while cooking can save you from accidentally feeding your unsuspecting spouse three entire heads of garlic in a spaghetti recipe because you thought that’s what the recipe meant by “three cloves of garlic,” or attempting to consume the bay leaf floating innocently in the bottom of your soup bowl. Here is a basic kitchen lexicon to assist you in avoiding some major rookie mistakes.

Al dente A term for cooking pasta until it is still just slightly underdone and firm. Some recipes will call for this

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if the noodles will also be added to a soup or casserole for further softening while cooking.

Aromatics Can be viewed as the basic building blocks of soups, stir fries, sauces, pasta dishes, chili, etc., and include but are not limited to diced onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and ginger. The aromatics are simmered together at the start of a recipe in a few tablespoons of oil or butter, and are mainly responsible for giving a dish its rich, deep, and complex flavor. In Cajun cooking, aromatics are referred to as the Holy Trinity: onion, celery, and green bell pepper. In French cooking, it’s the mirepoix: onions, carrots, celery, and sometimes leeks.

Blanch A technique used to soften, partially cook, subdue a strong taste, and/or remove color from a vegetable or fruit, and sometimes also nuts like almonds or pistachios. Blanching is done by placing the designated food substance in boiling water for a brief interval and then removing it to ice-cold water (called “shocking”) to stop the cooking process.

Braise Perhaps the best way to achieve a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth pot roast that will also make your home smell like heaven as it cooks. Braising is the process of searing the outsides of a meat, placing it in a pot with a lid, and letting it stew for hours in the oven at a low temperature (“low and slow”). Two key factors in braising are “deglazing” the pot (see below) and always keeping the meat at least halfway submerged in a cooking liquid, like red wine or beef broth, to make it tender and melty.

Brine A popular method used to prep a turkey, brining means to submerge and soak a food substance — most often meat — in extremely salty water to tenderize it.

Broil To place under an extremely high temperature in the oven for a short time. A popular method for achieving toasted garlic bread or cooking fish.

Brown To cook all the way through.

Caramelize Depending on what you are doing, caramelize can mean two different things: in dessert-making, caramelizing means to heat sugar

until it liquefies, or also to apply direct heat to sugar to toast it (like in crème brulee); in cooking, caramelizing means to draw out the natural sugars in a meat or food substance, often by searing over high heat, sautéing in butter, or adding actual sugar to assist with the caramelizing process.

Cheesecloth Resembling gauze, cheesecloth is very tightly woven cotton primarily used in cheese-making but also has a variety of other uses. It can be used to strain out moisture, strain unwanted particles from a liquid, or to make an herb pouch to contain herbs while simmering.

Cornstarch Used as a thickening agent for things like soup or stir-fry sauce, make sure you never directly add cornstarch to hot liquids. Always mix it in a small bowl with cold water first, or else it will turn into hard white clumps when it hits the hot liquid.

Cream of Tartar It has nothing to do with tartar sauce. Cream of tartar is an acidic byproduct of wine production and has multiple uses in baking, including making cookies extra soft, keeping egg whites stable, and keeping fluffy desserts light and airy.


Crush Meaning to compress forcefully, this term is often used in reference to garlic or herbs. Crushing garlic means to turn it almost into a paste, which can be done by mincing the garlic finely and then pressing down with the back of a knife repeatedly. Crushing herbs, often done with a mortar and pestle, is a way to really bring out the aromatics of an herb to better flavor a dish.

seen when adding egg whites or chocolate chips into a batter.

Parboil Parboiling is somewhat similar to blanching in that a food substance is added to boiling water to partially cook it before further cooking, like roasting in the oven or adding into a stew. It differs from blanching in that there is no plunging in ice water to halt the cooking process.

Deglaze

Poach

To deglaze a pan means to add a liquid (often wine, broth, or water) to a hot skillet or pot to assist in removing the burned-on bits left behind after searing meat with a spatula. These burned-on bits pack a ton of flavor and will greatly enhance a pot roast. Don’t waste them.

Not just limited to eggs, poaching is a gentle cooking technique that uses a liquid — such as water, wine, milk, or stock — to submerge meat, fish, fruit, or other delicate foods. Because poaching utilizes a much lower heating temperature than boiling or simmering, there’s much less agitation in the water, and it also results in a very moist finished product. Fish is a good candidate for poaching because it is easy to overcook or dry out using other cooking methods.

Dredge Also referred to as “breading,” dredging means to dip wet or battered meat and vegetables in a dry substance (crushed cornflakes, panko bread crumbs) before dropping in hot oil to be fried.

Emulsify To combine two ingredients that don’t normally mix, like oil and vinegar. To do this, you’ll need an emulsifying agent that acts as a “bridge” between the two, like eggs in combining lemon juice and oil in mayonnaise, or whole-grain mustard in a vinaigrette.

EVOO Whenever you see this in a recipe, it’s simply an abbreviation for extra-virgin olive oil.

Fish Sauce Made from pulverized anchovies or fish covered in salt and fermented anywhere 12 to 18 months or more, fish sauce is an indispensable ingredient in Asian and Thai cuisine, lending that deep umami flavor.

Fold Fold means to very gently mix in an ingredient with a rubber spatula — never an electric mixer. This recipe directive is often

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A roux is a mixture of flour and fat (especially butter) cooked together and used to thicken up sauces.

Sear To cook something over high heat for a short amount of time, browning or caramelizing the outsides but leaving the inside uncooked.

Simmer Bringing the water temperature to just below a boil. Instead of roiling bubbles breaking the surface, simmering will look like pockets of tiny, continuous bubbles gently popping through the surface.

Zest If a recipe says to “zest” a lemon or lime, it means to scrape off the outside of the fruit skin. This can be done with a zester, which looks like a cheese grater but with smaller grating holes.

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During the summer, the thought of sipping a hot cup of coffee is too much to bear for some. So if you’re looking for something cooler, try the ice drip cold brew at 918 Coffee. By Lindsay Morris Photos by Sarah Eliza Roberts Coffee may not be the first drink you reach for on a sweltering summer day in Tulsa — unless you’re reaching for a cold brew coffee. And if that’s the case, 918 Coffee has just the beverage for you. When it comes to cold brews, most coffee shops use what’s known as a Toddy brew — a 12-24 hour immersion process that produces a concentrated, dark and robust iced coffee. The Toddy process has been around since the 1950s and is, well, typical. A couple of years ago, 918 Coffee decided to try something a little different. Owners Morad and Annie El-Raheb purchased a tower in order to produce an ice drip cold brew. The Japanese cold brew (or tower) method is a popular way of brewing iced coffee

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in Asia. Ice water drips very slowly for 12 hours into a very concentrated amount of coffee. 918 Coffee’s particular brew requires four times the amount of coffee than a normal brew in order for the flavor to be concentrated. They use a blonde, organic Yirgacheffe bean, so that the notes are more pronounced.

one way doesn’t mean you should. We’re always pushing the envelope.”

The brew is then transferred to a refrigerator, where it stays for four days in order for the flavors to fully “bloom,” Annie says.

918 Coffee really is all about the 918. For Morad and Annie, 918 Coffee started out as a love of great coffee and a desire to have an outstanding coffee house on historic Route 66.

The result is a very complex, highly caffeinated brew with delicious notes of floral, sweet molasses and lemon citrus. “People come from all over for it,” Annie says. “The tower method is part of 918 Coffee’s continual drive to be innovative. Just because you always did something

They also have a super-charged cold brew — it’s a hot double shot shaken in a martini glass with a cold brew coffee. “It’s very caffeinated and popular among hospital workers,” Annie says.

918 Coffee is housed in what used to be the George Tune auto shop. The original toolboxes from the 1940s were restored by Morad and now serve as the condiment bar and storage. The building is a 1928 cottage-style gas

station. The El-Rahebs wanted to honor the building’s past and Tulsa’s renowned collection of Art Deco by implementing a Tulsa’s Treasures theme, carried out by a number of photos of Tulsa Art Deco buildings covering the walls. One of the goals of 918 Coffee is to be welcoming and inclusive. “You belong here if you’re in the 918,” Annie says. Customers sense a welcoming atmosphere when entering 918 Coffee, because each day, people from all backgrounds frequent the shop. “We have a different crowd every hour,” Annie says. First, it’s the hospital workers, then teachers, then business people, then seniors. In the evenings, the coffee shop is frequented by TU students.


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918 Coffee will celebrate its fifth anniversary in July, and they’ve really caught their stride by now. They serve several varieties of award-winning Coda coffees — a Denver-based roasting company that produces a flavorful espresso without any bitterness. All coffees are available hot or cold.

918 Coffee is a friendly, comfortable, upscale coffee house experience in a unique setting. You can come to work, play or study. They also have a number of board games, magazines and newspapers available for customers. Additionally, they play vinyl records every evening at 8 p.m.

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“When I ordered coffee some places, I felt dismissed — like maybe I wasn’t the right demographic,” Annie says. “We want to make people feel welcomed.”

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You won’t feel like you’re out of place when you visit 918 Coffee.

“We have a big group of vegans coming,” Annie says. “It can be difficult for vegans to eat in Tulsa.” Other vegan offerings include vegan “chicken” and waffles and a vegan ice cream bar. In 2016, 918 Coffee branched out and started serving beer, wine and mimosas. So it’s a great stop for happy hour, even if you don’t want any coffee. During the summer, they will serve mimosa popsicles. 918 Coffee’s 2018 resolution is to be greener. This includes recycling all paper and plastics, composting to-go boxes and spent coffee grounds, giving 0.25 cents off to customers who bring in travel mugs for their coffee, using sugar and creamer dispensers that measure out the right amount, using stainless steel straws for in-house

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Goin’to thedogs Between baseball games, backyard grilling and stops at QuikTrip, our affinity for hot dogs, cheese coneys, artisan wieners, sausages, and wursts has us relishing summertime.

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Look up the month of June in the dictionary, and you’ll be reminded that it’s the sixth month of the year on the Gregorian and Julian calendars. What it won’t tell you is that in Tulsa, we break out the jeans and the blue-blocker sunglasses, crack open a couple of our buddy’s latest home brews, find a spot on the porch or a tailgate

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somewhere, and enjoy watching the sun go down. It doesn’t matter what age you are; in northeast Oklahoma, it’s still pretty much impossible to separate summertime from a bunch of other things too, like lemonade, berries, watermelon, fireworks, lightning bugs, and, of course,

hot dogs. Some of the best hot dogs (and their link cousins) are found right here in Green Country. More than a time warp to past good times, despite the bad rap that basic hot dogs used to get, today’s versions are made from better ingredients with fewer additives and more snap,

texture, seasoning and allaround beefiness. If you’re visiting Tulsa or even if you’ve been here your whole life, we suspect you have no idea the tremendous number of excellent places there are to get a quality hot dog, brat, wiener, link, coney or sausage. Here are just a few places to get you started this summer.


Cajun Ed's 2101 E. 71 ST ST. TULSA Boudin is basically the cool, southern Louisianan version of the hot dog. Well, not really, but it is a sausage, and if we didn’t talk about some of the best boudin this side of the Louisiana border, we’d be remiss. Cajun Ed’s at Hebert’s Specialty Meats is awesome Cajun food, made by awesome Cajuns. The boudin links and boudin balls are spicy, but not so much you can’t enjoy them. So full of flavor, they will completely satisfy any hankering you have for all things Cajun cuisine.

Carl's Coney Island 4 2 8 5 S O U T H W E ST B LV D. T ULSA A classic coney spot with a retro feel, a lot of Tulsans make it a point to chow down on the coneys at Carl’s in west Tulsa. Carl’s has been in existence since 1971, and it’s been serving the same quality hot dogs that locals love — cheese coneys, kraut dogs with mild sauerkraut, and more — as well as treats like the threeway chili, made with ground beef, beans and thin spaghetti. There’s even a dessert coney, The Elvis — a Twinkie and banana with peanut butter drizzle, powdered sugar and nuts on top.

Coney Island 107 N . B OUL D ER AVE. T ULSA Over nine decades of serving Tulsans, Coney Island in downtown Tulsa is a legend, basically the bee-oh-em-bee when it comes to making the coney. The Economou family has been spreading the love of the hot dog all this time and they don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Delicious and hot, their wieners are perfect for the summer days ahead. Stop by there and then stroll the Guthrie Green to people watch.

Serious About Sausages DON’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONEY, A FRANK, A HOT LINK OR A BRAT? YOU’RE NOT ALONE. HOT DOGS VARY IN SO MANY WAYS IN VARIOUS STATES, REGIONS AND COUNTRIES AND THEY HAVE BEEN CALLED MANY DIFFERENT NAMES. SO, WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THESE DIFFERENT NAMES? LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE MOST POPULAR TERMS THAT ARE OFTEN USED INTERCHANGEABLY.

Boudin A Cajun-style pork sausage, often including pork liver, mixed with rice and stuffed in a casing.

Bratwurst Dave & Buster's 6812 S. 10 5 TH E . AV E . TULSA You probably hit up Dave & Buster’s for the more obvious go-to meals when you’re having a fun time — the burgers, the wings, they’re all great. But when you’re hankering for a hot dog, don’t forget to give the D&B pretzel dog appetizer a test drive. The app comes with five meaty, all-beef franks wrapped in sweet pretzel dough, freshly baked and served with spicy habanero dipping sauce. Kids love them, of course, but so do adults. And since it’s an appetizer, it’s great for sharing.

Elgin Park 3 2 5 E . M . B. B R ADY ST. T U LSA Elgin Park is so close to ONEOK Field, you can almost watch the Drillers games from there. Where else can you get a specialty dog and walk to a professional baseball game in Tulsa? When we say specialty dog, we mean the Sonoran Dog, made with sausage from Fassler Hall. This tasty sausage with cheddar, pickled peppers, bacon and mayo is the perfect pregame warm-up before a game or any other game on the big screens.

Fassler Hall 304 S. ELG I N AVE. T ULSA Housemade sausage, imported beer, the world-famous duck fat fries and an expansive biergarten that rivals any in the area makes Fassler Hall a very special place. Try their Chicago dog, the chili cheese dog or the bratwurst and you’ll see why they’re in this issue. The lamb sausage, falafel dog, hot Italian or the jalapeno cheddar are also spectacular with a couple cold ones. Anything you try here will exceed expectations.

Also referred to as “brat,” the German sausage is generally made with pork and veal, but beef can also be used. It’s seasoned with a variety of subtle flavors like caraway seeds, coriander, ginger or nutmeg. It is often paired with sauerkraut or potato salad and is usually sautéed, broiled or grilled.

Chorizo This Mexican version of a typically Spanish pork sausage is seasoned with ground chilies and complemented with additional herbs and spices, like oregano, cinnamon and cumin. The heavy seasoning translates to a wildly delicious sausage that can be stuffed into casings and grilled or used loose.

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Coney A hot dog variation (named for Coney Island, New York) developed by Greek and Macedonian immigrants in the early 1900s. Oklahoma-style coneys are typically small hot dogs on steamed buns with chili, onions, cheese and sometimes hot sauce.

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Naturally, you can hit golf balls with the next generation of technology at FlyingTee’s multi-level marvel. But you can also watch sports on their large-screen TVs while enjoying some local craft beers with your buddies. And while you’re perusing the menu, don’t overlook their dogs. Whether you go for the basic deep-fried dog, the housemade chili cheese dog, the kraut dog with spicy mustard, the foot-long coney, or the bangers and mash, you can’t go wrong.

This spot takes great pride in serving up lunch and dinner fast and furious as well as delicious. What you’ll also get, beyond the swift service, are some dang tasty beef franks, gourmet bratwursts, Polish sausages and hot links. If you like ‘em spicy, you can get hot links like the Inferno ( fire sauce, nacho cheese, grilled onions, jalapeno). Want a dog with interesting toppings? There’s plenty — egg salad, coleslaw, and mac n’ cheese are just a few options the hot dawgs come with.

Gourmet dogs and excellent service are what you get from Hot Diggity Dogs, the spotted mobile food trailer that’s often close to Third Street and Sheridan Road. Quality, grilled dogs of all kinds make the mouth water and the stomach satisfied. The Bird Dog and the Poodle are some of the tastiest turkey dogs you’ll ever woof down. The Great Dang, a six-pound dog, the largest of its kind that we know of, is so large you might have to back up the pickup truck to haul it off.

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Frankfurters, or franks, can either be all beef or a beef and pork combination. The term may mean the same thing as hot dog or wiener. Franks are usually seasoned with garlic, pepper, salt, sugar, ground mustard and nutmeg. They are cured, smoked and then cooked. Their size can vary from small cocktail size to big dinner size.

Hot dog This sausage is usually all beef and in a natural casing. The natural casing provides a “snap” or slight resistance when you bite into it, which brings out the taste and juicy flavors of the meat. Depending on the city you’re in, the hot dog can be paired with many condiments and toppings including mustard, ketchup, mayo, cheese, pickles and other veggies. The hot dog is usually steamed, boiled or grilled.

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15 0 3 E . 1 1 T H ST. T U LSA Ike’s has been serving up chili since 1908. It was Will Rogers’ go-to chili spot — he was once late to a speaking gig because he had to enjoy a bowl of Ike’s first. Martha Stewart called it the best chili in the U.S. And since chili and hot dogs go hand in hand, you can bet Ike’s will deliver on that chili dog craving you’ve got going on right now as you read this list. Get the chili coney with cheese and onions. You’ll probably want seconds.

8314 E. 71ST ST. T ULSA All you can eat hot dogs, plus go-karts, mini-golf, trampolines and arcade games — try finding this kind of family fun anywhere else other than Incredible Pizza. There’s really something for everyone at this incredible venue on 71st Street between Memorial Drive and Mingo Road. Pile your hot dogs high with every condiment you can imagine and enjoy the fun. Of course, we couldn’t stop you from enjoying all the pizza and desserts you can eat while you’re at it.

1923 S. HA RVA RD AVE. TU LSA Including Jim’s Coney Island on this list was a no-brainer. If you’ve never visited one of Tulsa’s most beloved hole-inthe-walls, please do, and eat a couple Coney Island Hot Dogs for us, will you? Billy Pagonis and his crew treat you right. Chopped onions, perfectly spiced chili and nearly any other topping you can think of are available to make your coney just right. Since you’re there, try some of the best Greek food in Green Country, and you’ll be grateful we tipped you off.


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Margaret's German Restaurant & Deli 5107 S. S H E R IDAN ROAD T U LSA

Hot link A type of sausage characteristic of Southern cooking, made with pork or beef (or a combo of both) with red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and other spices and then smoked before serving.

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One of the area’s favorite spots to enjoy fresh, authentic, flavorful German food, Margaret’s is a true delight. The Margaret that the restaurant is named after came to America from Germany in 1982, and she knows her German dishes. The restaurant has a die-hard following. Their Wurst Plate appetizer give you a sampling of the links they offer. And there’s a host of other dinner options to choose from.

Thinking back on Tulsa’s summers of the past, we’re sure Drillers baseball and hot dogs fit in there somewhere. Bats cracking, crowds roaring and ballpark vendors yelling, “Get your hot dogs, here!” Can’t you hear it? Hot dogs, ONEOK Field baseball and summertime just go together. Tulsa’s blessed with an awesome baseball team, and what better way to celebrate summer than to catch a game, while grabbing a steaming hot dog and a cold beer?

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This meat is made with coarsely ground fresh pork, and it’s flavored with garlic and fennel seed. There’s a hot version of this sausage that includes red pepper flakes. It is often served with grilled onions and fried peppers on sub sandwich rolls, and it’s usually grilled or sautéed.

Polish sausage A sausage made of pork or a combo of pork and beef, spiced with garlic, pimentos, cloves and marjoram, and smoked (aka kielbasa).

Wiener Originally called wienerwurst, the wiener was brought by German Americans. The term is German for Vienna sausage which was eventually shortened to wiener. It is usually used interchangeably with hot dog or frankfurter. Just like Vienna sausage, wieners got their name from Vienna, a city in Austria. They have a texture and taste that are very similar to North American hot dogs; however, they are typically thinner and longer with an edible casing.

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VAR IO U S LO CAT IO N S Yes, we know what you’re thinking: QT is for gassing up, not for eating. But au contraire friends. The QT Kitchen is actually pretty darn tasty. Their pizzas, pretzels and breakfast burritos are impressive and, at a great price. Ditto for their hot dogs, which are always ready on their hot rollers, taste great and are super affordable. They’re a perfect choice for when you need a meal quick.

8211 S. REGA L B LVD. T ULSA Known for serving up satisfying Chicago-style meals, Savastano’s offers a bar area to kick back with the grownups and watch the game, as well as a family area where you can take the kids for a night out. Branch out beyond the pizzas and get one of their authentic Chicago-style dogs — Vienna beef franks served piping hot in a steamed poppy seed bun, topped with yellow mustard, relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, a pickle spear, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.

Siegi's Sausage Factory 8104 S. S HERI DA N ROA D TU LSA Seriously, Siegi’s is a porklover’s paradise. There’s so much flavor flying around at this place, you nearly get full from the aroma. It’s a cherished meat market. It’s a fantastic deli. It’s a Tulsa gem if ever there was one. Brilliant bratwurst, knackwurst that will knock your socks off and killer käsewurst. Family owned and operated since the early ‘80s, this German/Austrian restaurant is the appropriate place to appease an appetite for sausage.


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IT MAY BE SUMMER IN OKLAHOMA, BUT WE’VE GOT A FREEZE WARNING IF YOU’RE VENTURING DOWNTOWN. ROSE ROCK MICROCREAMERY AND ITS HIGHLY CREATIVE SMALL-BATCH FLAVORS ARE CREAM OF THE CROP, NO MATTER THE WEATHER. BY DONNA LEAHEY PHOTOS BY CHELSI FISHER

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Summer is here, with that bright Oklahoma sun in a big blue sky, not to mention those blistering hot days. When you’re out enjoying summer in the Sooner state, what better way to cool off than with ice cream? Rose Rock Microcreamery in The Boxyard serves up delicious small batches of creamy and delicious ice cream to cool you off and delight your taste buds. Alongside traditional flavors like vanilla and chocolate are creative flavors you’ve probably never had in a waffle cone before. Take your cold and creamy treats out onto the patio and enjoy The Boxyard’s unique vibe at the same time as your frozen treat. Like most Boxyard merchants, Rose Rock Microcreamery is a cozy space, but the decor reminds many of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. The glass freezer case is filled with colorful ice cream in flavors from traditional to exotic, while the scent of waffle cones crisping up fills the air. It’s a special little place for a treat, and you can tell it as soon as you enter the glass main doors. Chef James Nelson is as enthusiastic about his microbatch creations as he is knowledgeable. Nelson’s culinary training was in classic French and Italian, and he has extensive experience with Asian cuisine. The Rhode Island native moved to Oklahoma three years ago. He was working as a sushi chef when he met Rose Rock owner Jason Decker. “He’d just purchased a nitrogen tank and I said, ‘Dude, you can make ice cream with that!’”


Decker’s invitation for Nelson to bring his talents to Rose Rock came at a good time for Nelson and his family, and he’s been creating unique microbatch ice cream ever since.

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You might be wondering what exactly a microcreamery is. Nelson has the answer.

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“Microcreameries make small batches of ice cream, typically two and a half gallons at a time.” Ice cream must have a minimum of 10 percent butterfat, but microcreameries like Rose Rock usually have 14-16 percent. Overrun refers to the amount of air mixed into the ice cream. Typical ice cream can have 50-100 percent overrun. Rose Rock has about 30 percent, which makes it creamier. Nelson takes extra care with the freezing process of Rose Rock’s ice cream, a process known as tempering. “The faster you can harden it, the smaller the ice crystals are when they form,” he explains. The small batches are frozen at -30 degree Fahrenheit and then gradually warmed to -8 degrees over two days. Nelson says this makes the ice crystals “really small. Smaller ice crystals make the ice cream creamier.” All together, this means that Rose Rock’s microbatch ice cream is richer and creamier than most other ice cream.

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Adding to the quality of Rose Rock’s small batch ice cream is their commitment to high quality, fresh, 100 percent natural ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. Nelson pays attention to what’s coming into season on local farms and creates flavors with that in mind.

Last summer, he created a Porter peach cobbler flavor to coincide with peach season. The menu changes every month, giving Nelson plenty of room to explore his creativity. Every month’s menu of 16 flavors includes eight consistent flavors: Madagascar Vanilla, Midnight Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Vietnamese Coffee, Rose Rock, Salted Caramel, Lavender Honey, and Vegan Chocolate. Nelson creates one flavor from their customer suggestion board, as well as one flavor that’s never been served by Rose Rock before. Nelson enjoys creating new flavors, including some savory flavors you might not expect from ice cream, like Olive Oil and Rosemary or Smoked Chocolate with salted chocolate chips. “I hope we can expand people’s palates, help them think about food in a way that’s more than just sustenance,” he says. Cookies and Cream is the most popular flavor, with their surprisingly sweet and subtle Lavender Honey a close second. In keeping with Rose Rock’s commitment to natural ingredients, the delicate purple color of the ice cream is achieved by adding an extract of purple carrots. If you’re a fan of coffee ice cream, the Vietnamese Coffee should become a favorite. In addition to the rich coffee flavor, it’s sweetened with condensed milk, adding a caramelly sweetness. For vegans, the Vegan Chocolate is a special treat. Most nondairy ice creams have a gritty, dry texture, but Rose Rock achieves a remarkably smooth finish.

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Consider adding a homemade toasted marshmallow to your order. This isn’t a dry, round marshmallow like you’d find in a plastic bag at the grocery store; this is fresh, soft, and toasted hot and melty in front of you. “Most places use soy,” says Nelson. “We use coconut. It makes it challenging because every coconut has a different amount of sugar, so the recipe varies by the nut.” Their namesake flavor, Rose Rock, is an homage to Oklahoma. It’s a strawberry ice cream with candied pecans and crispy bits of chocolate magic shell. You can tell it’s naturally flavored because there’s none of that strong, overly sweet taste of artificial strawberry. The candied pecans and magic shell add hints of sweet texture. “The flavor combination is all things

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Oklahoma,” explains Nelson. “Strawberry is the state fruit. Pecans are the state nut. The magic shell represents the importance of oil to this state, and the rose rock is the state rock.” A recent addition to the menu are flights. You can get five flavors served together to enjoy several creations at the same time. Ice cream cones can be loaded with one scoop or up

On a hot day, a handmade float is a great refreshment, and Rose Rock has taken care to make sure theirs is special. “We went to Pops [in Arcadia, Okla.] and bought every cherry soda and every root beer they had. We were looking for the best vehicle to showcase the ice cream.” In addition to delicious frozen treats, Rose Rock is committed to sustainability. The plates, spoons and bowls are all biodegradable, and rather than using plastic disposable tasting spoons, Rose Rock’s spoons are reusable. Nelson estimates they give a thousand tastes in

a weekend, so that’s a lot of trash not being created. Next to the glass case is a small freezer with hand-packed pints ready for you to take home. It has popular flavors ready to go, but if you want a pint of something else, they’ll be glad to pack it for you. If you’ve got a special event coming up, consider Rose Rock for catering. “We’ll do a variety of catering. We’ll sell cups, two and a half gallons at a time, or come out and do all the work,” Nelson says. “Most of our catering is weddings. We’ll sit down with you and create a custom flavor just for you and your wedding.”

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Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano continues to pour out its heart with pasta , seafood, steak and desserts that leave you longing for more. By Donna Leahey

What better way to tell your friends and family that you love them than to sit down to a delicious meal and enjoy their company? You might say “I love you” to a romantic partner while enjoying wine. You might show your love while you break bread with grandparents or grandkids to celebrate a birthday or engagement, or while sharing an appetizer with your best buds. And where better to share your love with friends and family than

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a restaurant whose name literally means “I love you.”

Italian, from all over Italy. All different styles.”

Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano has been professing its love to Tulsa for almost 30 years. Mehdi Khezri, CEO and president, walks the Ti Amo walk, bringing plates of authentic Italian food to his customers and staff at both Ti Amo locations.

Executive chef Aziz Metallaoui has been crafting authentic Italian flavors and dishes at Ti Amo since 1992, and much more than just pasta. Ti Amo serves some of the best steak you’ll find, and seafood dishes to celebrate the bounty of the sea.

“Our menu makes us unique,” explains Khezri. “Our style is traditional Italian. Our spices are all authentic

“Our biggest seller after pasta dishes is the seafood. We have a good variety in our sauces, steak, and fish,” Khezri says. “We’re

the best value in town. Great food, great service, ambiance, reasonable prices. I am repeating that from our guests.” You find the same authentic Italian meals served at both the downtown location and the south Tulsa location, but a very different atmosphere. The south Tulsa location is quiet and laidback, with plenty of space and a more modern Tuscan feel. It’s a place to enjoy the company of friends over wine. The downtown location is more

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The bruschetta appetizer is a tangy, fresh, crisp delight and is the most popular appetizer.

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All the desserts are made by Khezri’s son, Kalen. His tiramisu torte is always popular, with its delicate ladyfingers dipped in Marsala and espresso and layered with mascarpone and chocolate. Sweet, bitter, tangy, and creamy all blend together in

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The fettuccine Alfredo is the most popular item on the menu. This classic creamy Italian dish is rich and flavorful. You can add chicken or shrimp to make it even more delicious. The linguine pescatore is another popular choice, with shrimp, scallops, clams, and lobster sautéed with peppers, spinach, olive oil, garlic, and a delicious pesto.

The pasta offerings range from cheesy stuffed manicotti to shrimp ravioli, eggplant parmigiana to lasagna. It’s a tough choice to pick just one, so take a look at Pasta Mista — a decadent tarantella of cannelloni, lasagna, fettuccini Alfredo, and a meatball.

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The bar menu includes a trio of slider options. The cooked-toperfection crabcake sliders are served with chipotle aioli. The meatball sliders are covered with marinara and parmesan. Or enjoy the heaven that is Chicken Parm served between slider buns, topped with marina and smothered in mozzarella.

The bar menu is a treat of its own, but add in the happy hour pricing, and it’s a value everyone should try. At the same time, the dining room is waiting with a menu full of delicious options if happy hour isn’t your thing.

For steak lovers, you can’t go wrong with the Costata di Manzo, a 16-ounce bone-in ribeye grilled however you prefer your steaks cooked and topped with a veal demi-glace. It’s the most popular steak Ti Amo serves, and one bite will make you a believer.

a romance of flavors. Check out the cheesecake offerings as well. You’ll wish you’d saved room for more than one dessert.

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Be sure to check out happy hour at Ti Amo South to receive some extra value along with your serving of love. Monday through Friday, from 4-6 p.m., the entire bar menu is half price. That makes their half-pound Ti Amo burger, already a great value at $7, a steal at $3.50. Consider asking for your burger Ti Amo style, and they’ll top it with blue cheese, sautéed onions, bruschetta, and lettuce.

If you’re in the mood for pizza, the Ti Amo bar menu can set you up, whether it’s one of their specialties like margherita or their savory gorgonzola pizza, or you can build your own.

Ti Amo serves every guest a bitesized crostino topped with the blend of Roma tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and spices. One taste is enough for most people to order more. It does exactly what an appetizer is supposed to do: make you hungry for the meal to come.

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Khezri makes a point to treat everyone who works for him like family. Many members of the staff have been with them for 20 years or more.

For a taste of the sea, try a pound of mussels, classically prepared in Provencal broth — a garlicky treat that’s just $6 during happy hour.

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loud and lively. It’s located in a basement, with the feel of a New York City Italian restaurant. The decor is unique, with some elements brought from a Catholic Church in St. Louis, including the bar and several doors.

Monday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m. Saturday: 5-10 p.m.


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With a menu that is constantly changing and evolving to keep up with the times, MEXICALI BORDER CAFÉ is reasonably priced, friendly, fresh and authentic. And those margaritas have kept people coming back for over 30 years. By Donna Leahey

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“We work as hard to be committed to our employees as we are to our customers,” says Kottler. “This is a good place to work. We’re very committed to that. We want people to love their jobs here. We put thought into it.” Cronheim is the creative force behind the food. “I’m the one who comes up with the food,” he says. “We’re very responsive to customer feedback. Millennials want more authentic food, so we’re adding more traditional recipes. At the same time, this is obviously a big restaurant. We couldn’t fill it without Tex-Mex on the menu, too.” The menu is constantly changing and evolving to keep up with the

To make their food authentic, Cronheim says that a lot of their recipes come from people he knows in Mexico. Mexicali is famous for its fajitas. Sizzling fresh cooked beef, chicken, or shrimp with onions and peppers is brought to your table, fragrant and hot. It’s served with rice, your choice of beans, sour cream, pico, flour tortillas, and guacamole on request. The meat is seasoned just right, while the onions and peppers cooking right before your eyes add an additional sweet and savory flavor. The sides add texture, taste, and all-around scrumptiousness. One of the newer menu items is the Mexico City Tacos, cooked on a flat top grill. They’re like traditional street tacos and are very popular. Kottler loves the Shrimp Acapulco, and you will too. It’s a generous plate with jumbo shrimp wrapped in bacon, stuffed with Jack cheese and jalapeno. It’s a flavorful meal of rich texture and taste, with a spicy profile that bites back.

Some of the Tex-Mex specialties include the crispy chimichangas which you can get stuffed with shredded beef, seasoned ground beef, or shredded chicken. The Enchiladas Cozumel are another delicious option, filled with shrimp, portabella mushrooms, Jack cheese, pico, and sautéed spinach. The roasted red bell pepper sauce sets it off perfectly.

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Be sure to check out Mexicali’s three options for fish tacos, their new appetizer of avocado fries with fresh chipotle cream sauce or Mexicali’s queso. “Some of the best queso around,” says Cronheim. “We make it with cheese, milk, and half-and-half. You can have the white or the yellow queso. Our regulars love the yellow.”

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Treat yourself to a margarita while you’re there. “We blend our own,” says Cronheim. “We use the best ingredients and all our margaritas have 3 ounces of liquor.” It’s a perfect way to cool off and relax on a hot summer day. If you want to bring Mexicali’s dedication to service along to your next event, consider them for catering. “We cater every day,” says Kottler. “We can do anything from drop off to full service. Our most popular is the fajita fiesta. We can do it all the way — in homes, businesses, weddings, the whole thing. We can do banquets in house; it all depends on the number of people.”

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Part of Mexicali’s success is their dedication to their staff. Mexicali’s kitchen manager has worked with them for 21 years. The average member of the kitchen staff has been there for 10 years, and some of the wait staff has been there 25 years.

Everything is made from scratch, from the best ingredients they can find. “We get fresh ground beef from Tulsa Beef,” says Cronheim. “We use ground chuck for better flavor. We use all our own spices, not spice packs. So much work goes into making this food great. We have 45 sauté pans. We sauté every order of fajitas fresh. Most of our specialty plates require sautéing.”

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Since 1986, Mexicali Border Café has been a Tulsa tradition for great Mexican food. Helmed by owner Marshall Kottler and general manager Albert Cronheim, Mexicali is dedicated to quality food and excellent service. Kottler and Cronheim have worked together to provide Tulsa with great Mexican flavors since Cronheim joined 29 years ago.

Part of that menu evolution is Mexicali’s weekly specials. Cronheim tests out new dishes to see how people respond. “Most of our new menu items are tried out on our weekly specials,” says Kottler. The most successful ones make it onto the everimproving menu.

The Ultimate Enchiladas are another of Kottler’s favorites. “We take the basics a bit further,” he says. These enchiladas are stuffed with fajita meat, one with fajita beef and one with fajita chicken, along with a savory blend of portobello mushrooms and sautéed pico de gallo. The enchiladas are covered with white queso, mixed cheese, cilantro and ranchera sauce. It’s a treat.

With a dedication to quality, service, staff, and guests, Kottler Sunday-Monday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Cronheim are keeping Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mexicali Border Café current Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and delicious every day.

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The big, blocky, brick building in the Tulsa Arts District was a warehouse when it was built in 1900. Now it’s an open, airy space with big windows to let in plenty of natural light. With bright Southwest colors on the walls and the scents of Mexican flavors filling the air, you feel like it’s your time for a fiesta.

times. “Our menu looks nothing like it did 10 years ago,” says Kottler. “We work aggressively to stay current with up-to-date specials and new drinks.”

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Hanging from the high ceiling of Mexicali Border Café is a large Corona sign that traveled from the back of the Corona beer plant in the bed of a pickup truck. It’s just one of the details that helps you believe you’re walking into a cantina on the border for some good food and good times.

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Johnson retired from his own run of touring stand-up nine years ago. Once he was back in town, he started Be Funny Tulsa, a comedy school, which offers classes for beginners, more advanced comics, adults and kids. He took over operations at The Loony Bin in October 2017, and since then, he’s kept plenty busy with updates and future plans. The lobby has been renovated to be cleaner and more modern. “It’s not just 8 x 10s on the wall,” he says. The club has added selfie walls — TVs to highlight photos that visitors tag the club in on social media. “We’re also looking to expand the bar,” Johnson says. “We are working with many local wine people about the best way to improve our wine list.”

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The Yankees are his religion. Comedy is his specialty. Bob Dylan is his third love. And as much as he loves Bob Dylan, appreciates his archives and enjoys Tulsa’s colorful sound, the man running the shows at The Loony Bin Comedy Club wants to direct your attention to other entertainment options native and unique to this town. “Tulsa is a funny city,” says Roy Johnson, general manager of The Loony Bin Comedy Club in Tulsa. Comedy as an artform has roots in our city. “Will Rogers was doing stand-up before there was stand-up,” he says. “Sam Kinison is buried in Tulsa.”

The drinks at Loony Bin are already pretty serious. One is called The Lobotomy, and it comes with a T-shirt. It includes vodka, rum, gin, tequila, cranberry, Sprite and grenadine. And it’s served in a mini pitcher. “Let’s just say our drinks get Uber a lot of business,” says Johnson, who mostly sticks to coffee and Coke Zero. Since Johnson’s management, the club has redone the way they kick off nights, as well. Now, a dramatic video launches before a show. The entrance feels as if you’re watching something at the movie theaters. It even uses Johnson’s voice, albeit edited to sound more like a movie narrator, to give a big intro for the night.


“We want it to be an event for people,” says Johnson. He also wants the south Tulsa club to be a one-stop date night for couples.

You might see Hilton Price hanging around local open mic nights. Price is a comic who works as a sort of scout for The Loony Bin.

“We’re trying to make the food more than just theater snacks. More sandwiches, wraps, healthier options,” he says. “You still need a reason to call the sitter that’s not to go to a PTA meeting or a church meeting or something like that. So come out and see a comedy show.”

“He basically goes out to the open nights and he picks people who will get a spot onstage on a Wednesday night; people who are ready to take that step from playing VFW to playing paid gigs,” says Johnson.

The club is open Wednesday through Saturday nights. Johnson says people might not be ready to go to a comedy club on a Wednesday night. “Thursday they’re starting to ramp into the weekend, but Wednesday night — sometimes it’s the best night to come.”

Price has a podcast network with comics Ryan Green and Landry Miller called Channel 4 ½ that works in conjunction with The Loony Bin. The club plans on launching a podcast that’s an interview-style show featuring local comics and bigger comics coming to town.

Plus, Wednesdays are “wing therapy” nights. You can have all the wings you can eat for $16.95.

As exciting as it is to watch people from your scene make it big, Johnson says some of the best shows are put on by local comics who don’t do comedy full time. “C.R. Parsons is an attorney and an amazing comic,” Johnson says. “Jeff Thomas is a school teacher and a funny guy. T.J. Clark is a legendary storyteller in Tulsa, and he’s getting into the comedy scene. “Tulsa is a funny city. I mean we’ve got a river with no water in it. And we’re totally OK with that. People still go to the river. That’s pretty funny.”

“It gives these people a chance to be competitive, win a little money, and it’s a fun concept … The audience is the one that votes [on who wins],” says Johnson.

HOT WINGS

“Not everybody gets to be Derek Jeter,” he says. “For every guitar god like Eric Clapton who’s out there, there’s like 70 guys who are just as good if not better who are playing in their basement. There are so many amazing, talented artists out there.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB

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As far as the local scene of comics, Johnson says they all add value to the community, no matter how big-time they may become — or not.

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“Lacey Hunt is a raw talent, soonto-be one of the best female comics in the country,” says Johnson.

“That guy is going to be a star in two years. He’s going to be huge,” says Johnson.

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The team he has assembled to run the Loony Bin is made up of local comics, all of whom, Johnson says, are extremely entertaining and talented — like his right-hand, Lacey Hunt, who updates the website calendar and other materials for The Loony Bin among other things.

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One way the club connects with the local community is through events like Comedy Survivors.

Slay just performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in January.

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“We’re The Loony Bin, so you come to us for therapy,” Johnson says. “People rave about our wings. When I got there in October, I ate all the food, and the best thing we had on our menu was the wings.”

Miller has written for Conan O’Brien, as well as Netflix. He works in the ticket booth and is the one behind The Loony Bin’s social media.

“Some of the guys who come through the club — you might not know their name, the feature acts … some of those guys are absolutely brilliant. I mean, we had Dusty Slay come through as a feature.”

Sunday-Tuesday: Closed Wednesday-Thursday: 6:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 6 p.m.-Midnight

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FORMERLY KNOWN AS FOOD: HOW THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM IS CHANGING OUR MINDS, BODIES, AND CULTURE BY KRISTIN LAWLES

If you think buying organic from Whole Foods is protecting you, you’re wrong. Our food — even what we’re told is good for us — has changed for the worse in the past 100 years, its nutritional content deteriorating due to industrial farming and its composition altered due to the addition of thousands of chemicals from pesticides to packaging. We simply no longer know what we’re eating. ALSO LOOK FOR:

My Girls By Todd Fisher JUNE 5

A revelatory and touching tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-beforeseen photos and memorabilia.

THE GREAT BELIEVERS

LEFT: A LOVE STORY

In 1985, as art gallery development director Yale Tishman’s career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. When his friend Nico dies, the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister. Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris, staying with an old friend — a famous photographer who documented the Chicago AIDS crisis — and finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter.

A respected New York City judge, Paul has always been the man Fay can rely on, no matter what. But when Fay learns her husband — her rock, her love, her everything — is succumbing to the ravages of dementia, she copes with her fears by retreating into a fantasy life filled with promise instead of pain. In Fay’s invented world, she imagines herself living a glamorous life free from heartache, with a handsome neighbor she barely knows rescuing her from a future she can’t accept.

BY REBECCA MAKKAI

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Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime By Ron Stallworth JUNE 5

The extraordinary true story of the black detective who goes undercover to investigate the KKK, this account is the basis for the major motion picture written and directed by Spike Lee and produced by Jordan Peele.

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Florida By Lauren Groff JUNE 5

Electric, intelligent, short stories set in the Sunshine State, where characters face emotional and psychological mysteries and threats.

BY MARY HOGAN

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Social Creature By Tara Isabella Burton JUNE 5

Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense and possibly toxic friendship.

Unbridled By Diana Palmer JUNE 26

Widowed Texas Ranger and single dad John Ruiz hardened his heart years ago, leaving little room for love. When John butts heads with the beautiful nurse who’s helping his young son, he’s floored by how quickly the sparks fly.

WHO IS VERA KELLY? BY ROSALIE KNECHT

In 1962 New York City, Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next thing she knows she’s in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists. When a betrayal leaves her stranded, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange bedfellows, and she’s forced to take extreme measures to save herself. ALSO LOOK FOR:

Little Big Love By Katy Regan JUNE 12

About a Boy meets Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who unites them all.

Invitation to a Bonfire By Adrienne Celt JUNE 5

The seductive story of a dangerous love triangle, inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage, with a spellbinding psychological thriller at its core.

The President is Missing By Bill Clinton and James Patterson JUNE 4

When a threat jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America, uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyber terror, espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the president becomes a suspect.


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BRAVE ENOUGH FOR TWO BY JONATHAN D. VOSS

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JUNE 26

A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS

BY ELLEN OH AND ELSIE CHAPMAN A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic and passionate. ALSO LOOK FOR:

Cabin at the End of the World By Paul Tremblay JUNE 26

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents are vacationing at a remote cabin when strangers arrive, asking for help to save the world.

LEADING FROM PURPOSE

ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE

Leadership guru Nick Craig will transform your view of purpose from one of life’s many nice-to-haves into the most powerful tool in a leader’s arsenal. Gaining clarity into your purpose, the highest ideal that defines and inspires you, gives you a touchstone against which to test your choices and actions, indeed every decision you make. As such, it provides the foundation for leading in a new and totally authentic way.

When Betts meets Aiden, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly there’s a long list of things she won’t tell her; things Jo wouldn’t understand. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy, possessive and controlling. She’s wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.

BY NICK CRAIG

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Awakened By James S. Murray with Darren Wearmouth JUNE 26

A chilling and wickedly fun supernatural novel in the vein of The Strain, in which a beautiful new subway line in New York City unearths an ancient dark horror that threatens the balance of civilization itself.

Fail Until You Don’t When You Least By Bobby Bones Expect It JUNE 19 By Jen Glantz Comedian JUNE 5 and dedicated A New York City philanthropist millennial shares Bobby Bones her journey of delivers an finding her dream inspirational, career and true humorous collection love, all while of stories about juggling a truly his biggest misses unique job as in life and how he the world’s only turned them into professional lessons and wins. bridesmaid in this hilarious memoir.

BY ANICA MROSE RISSI

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The History of All That I Can Fix Jane Doe By Crystal Chan By Michael Belanger JUNE 12 JUNE 5 When the local Inscrutable, cool eccentric at the and mysterious, edge of town newcomer opens the cages Jane seems as of his exotic zoo, determined to freeing the beasts hide her past as into town, Ronney history buff Ray is must figure out to uncover it. When a way to hold it the unthinkable together as all his happens, Ray worlds fall apart. is forced to acknowledge that perhaps history can only tell us so much.

Olive is a little girl who likes the adventures that exist in books. Her best friend Hoot, a stuffed-animal owl, prefers the ones that take place in the real world. Today, Hoot gets to pick the adventures. At first, Olive isn’t sure if she’s brave enough for the activities Hoot has picked: flying a makeshift hot-air balloon and navigating raging rivers. But when her dearest friend gets hurt, Olive discovers that she’s not only brave, she’s brave enough for two.

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I’m Sad Do Not Open This By Michael Ian Black Math Book JUNE 5 By Danica McKellar When Flamingo JUNE 26 is feeling down, a Finally, a fun little girl and Potato book to read with try to cheer him up. children that helps Flamingo learns he bridge the gap will not always feel between what’s this way. And his being taught in friends learn that school and how sometimes being a today’s parents friend means you learned math don’t have to cheer back in the day. someone up. You just have to stick by your pal, no matter how they feel.

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S SHOWTIME JUNE 1 ACTION POINT

D.C. is the crackpot owner of Action Point, a low-rent, out-ofcontrol amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum safety for maximum fun. Just as D.C.’s estranged teenage daughter Boogie comes to visit, a corporate mega-park opens nearby and jeopardizes the future of Action Point. To save his beloved theme park and his relationship with his daughter, D.C. and his loony crew of misfits risk everything to pull out all the stops — and stunts — making for another wild ride. Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Eleanor Worthington-Cox RATING: R

ADRIFT

Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp didn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history in 1983. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. She must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Cast: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas

AMERICAN ANIMALS

Childhood friends Spencer and Warren rebel against their suburban upbringing. The two, alongside two other fellow students, plot to steal priceless Audubon prints and rare books from Transylvania University’s special collections library. Cast: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson RATING: R

HEREDITARY

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited as it slowly destroys everything they know. Cast: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro RATING: R

RATING: R

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The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen, as Elastigirl, continues to fight crime and campaign for the return of supers while Bob (Mr. Incredible) stays at home caring for their children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, discovering the baby’s secret powers in the process. Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson RATING: PG

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On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for their son Jake, a bright and precocious 4-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to GI Joe. As Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what’s best for Jake, and each other. Cast: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer RATING: NR

JUNE 8

Jon Hamm

A group of exclassmates meet up and organize a game of tag that finds them traveling across the country. Cast: Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner,

RATING: NR

SUPERFLY

A remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly. Cast: Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams RATING: NR

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

JUNE 22

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. Cast: Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons RATING: NR

OCEAN’S 8

Set in the near future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson

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A KID LIKE JAKE

RATING: NR

UPGRADE

JUNE 15

Debbie Ocean attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first step is to assemble the perfect crew: Amita, Tammy, Lou, Constance, Eight Ball and Rose. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway RATING: PG-13

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM HEARTS BEAT LOUD

A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college. Cast: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Toni Collette RATING: PG-13

After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for four years until an impending volcanic eruption threatens to destroy the island and the dinosaurs. Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ted Levine RATING: PG-13


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THE CIRCUS (1928)

OPENS JUNE 2

HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES

UNDER THE SILVER LAKE

Sam, an affable but aimless young man, becomes an unwitting detective who quickly finds himself in over his head as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful neighbor, with whom he has fallen in love. As he combs through Los Angeles searching for any kind of clues, he stumbles upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths, and even pop culture as we know it. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace RATING: R

JUNE 29 SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

The drug war on the U.S.Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro. Cast: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner RATING: R

UNCLE DREW

Dax convinces former basketball playground legend Uncle Drew to join a street ball tournament at the Rucker Park in Harlem. Uncle Drew agrees but as one of the conditions, he will have to form his own team. The two set out on a road trip to pick up Drew’s old basketball squad. Cast: Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Nick Kroll RATING: NR

NR =A rating was not available as of May 20, 2018 Release dates and ratings are subject to change.

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

JUNE 2

AN OKLAHOMA TORNADO STORY

During the early evening hours of May 31, 2013, the largest tornado in recorded history formed in the vast wheat fields of Canadian County, just south of El Reno, Okla. This true story of man versus monster is based on the epic tale of Beowulf and will be told through narration, actual storm chaser footage from the event and an original musical score by Brian Haas of Jacob Fred and Nolatet.  This unique show is a requiem for the brave men and women who lost their lives chasing the storm.

JUNE 6

D-DAY FILM EVENT

An award-winning documentary of the invasion of Normandy in World War II, using films and pictures from British, American, and German archives. Memorabilia will be on display from Keith Myers’ traveling military museum.

JUNE 8-9

DONNIE DARKO

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

In this silent film classic, the Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) is a member of a traveling circus and falls in love with a beautiful bareback rider. Bill Rowland will provide live accompaniment on Circle Cinema’s original 1928 pipe organ.

JUNE 15

THE SEAGULL

Based on the play by Anton Chekhov, the film explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.

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CREEPSHOW

The film consists of five short stories: “Father’s Day,” “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill,” “Something to Tide You Over,” “The Crate” and “They’re Creeping Up on You.” Two of these stories were adapted from Stephen King’s short stories, with the film bookended by prologue and epilogue scenes featuring a young boy named Billy, who is punished by his father for reading horror comics.

JUNE 18

SILENT SUMMER SHORTS

The Little Rascals, William S. Hart western, and Buster Keaton short are featured with live accompaniment on piano as well as Circle Cinema’s original 1928 pipe organ by Phil Judkins, Bill Rowland and Lynda Ramsey.

SPECIALS MONDAYS FREE popcorn day (for Circle Cinema members) TUESDAYS Tickets are $2 for TU students with valid student ID (regular features only)

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