Greater Tulsa Reporter
Five years ago, when I visited Portland, Ore., for the first time, I remember my friend taking me by a parking lot filled with food trucks and thinking, well, I don’t remember thinking much of anything except, Hmm, that’s different. The food truck movement had yet to hit my hometown so ordering my food from a mobile mechanism was not yet much in my realm of consciousness.Read More
Although carnival rides and food may be what many individuals first think of when preparing to attend the Tulsa State Fair, to be held this year Sept. 25-Oct. 5, the fair’s long list of educational and agricultural activities proves that the 11-day event is staying true to its farming roots.Read More
On July 17, Tulsa’s Table, a project of StoneSoup Community Venture, hosted its second “pay what you can” community café. The event took place at the Thornton Family YMCA located at 5002 South Hudson.Read More
The Vault, while not far off the beaten track in downtown Tulsa’s Deco District, does take a little searching for first-time guests.
“But once you find it, you never forget it,” says Proprieter Libby Auld.
And the building is worth the search.
FOOD, BEER, MUSIC: From left, Wild Brew event co-chair Wade Huntsman, Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers President Jeff Pursley, Choc Beer Company’s Adrian Barrera and Wild Brew event co-chair Mary Vrooman prepare for Wild Brew on Aug. 23 at the Cox Business Center. The event will feature food from local restaurants, national and local artisan brewers and live music by Mid-Life Crisis.Read More
I never cease to be amazed at the things I am constantly finding in the nooks and crannies of Tulsa, besides the new events and activities regularly appearing, let’s not forget the local history and longtime, faithful business owners who come together to make up our city’s past and future.Read More
The historic Green Corn Festival returns to Charley Young park June 26-28. The festival’s heritage, created by then-resident Clyde Miller as a celebration of the corn growing season, continues today with a similar theme of celebration, community, food and music.Read More
When I was little, like a lot of children my age, ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up, if the perpetual book in my face didn’t answer the question, my quick response of “author” would.Read More
For decades, the month of May has always been synonymous with Mayfest. However, in recent years, other festivals and activities have cropped up. This year is no exception.Read More
How many of you have been in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on 41st Street and noticed several people hunched over game boards, playing one of America’s favorite pastimes? No, not chess but Scrabble. Few people know there is an official Tulsa Scrabble Club right here in Green Country, and it meets twice a week in the coffee shop at B&N.Read More
Although Topeca Coffee may be a well-known name to many Tulsans, not everyone may realize just how far this local company reaches, literally.
John and Margarita Gaberino formed Topeca as a way to play a role in the long coffee-growing history of Margarita’s family, who own a plantation in El Salvador.Read More
I don’t care how much money a person has, when something is free, it instantly becomes better. That’s my dad’s philosophy anyway.
Whether it’s nature or nurture, though, I have to agree. Maybe the freeness simply causes an immediate eraser to anything that may have gone wrong during our dinner—the chicken that was undercooked or the server who clearly wished we weren’t dining in his section.Read More
WELCOMING CUSTOMERS: Marissa Hayes, left, and Jennifer Ziolkowski, of Brownie’s Hamburger Stand on 71st Street just east of Sheridan Road in Tulsa, are all smiles as to the success of the new location that opened in December.Read More
Little did Elliot Nelson know what he was starting when he opened his first venture in downtown Tulsa a decade ago. McNellie’s will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on March 11. Back then, Nelson began to blaze a trail that few were willing to follow at the time.Read More
On Jan. 15, the Deco District received a new breakfast and lunch option in the form of Deco Deli and Market. The restaurant and market are located in the Atlas Life Building, 415 S. Boston Ave.Read More