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Rib Crib Donates to Charities

Rib Crib BBQ & Grill recently presented $100,000 to five local Tulsa charities: the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, The Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Oklahoma Animal Care Foundation Board, Tulsa Zoo Foundation and 12&12. The proceeds came from Rib Crib’s 14th annual golf invitational, the 2016 Pitmasters Golf Tournament, which saw more than 140 participants. Each organization received $20,000.

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The 2016 Tulsa State Fair Draws 1.2 Million Visitors

The 2016 Tulsa State Fair ran from Thursday, Sept. 29 thru Sunday, Oct. 9. This year, a combination of unique attractions, wonderful weather and cheerful fair guests resulted in an estimated attendance of 1,206,000 million.

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Soul City Highlights Food, Music, Art

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Soul City, 1621 E. 11th St., has created a music oasis along 11th Street near Utica Avenue, its eclectic, colorful building sitting among a number of other commercial ventures, some of them historic Tulsa staples like El Rancho Grande and Ike’s Chili along with many recent additions.

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Mazzio’s Celebrates 55 Years of Ken’s Pizza

Mazzio’s brings a past favorite back to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Ken’s Pizza.

In 1961, founder Ken Selby opened his first pizza parlor. A few years later he opened the first Mazzio’s, and with that his pizza empire began. Ken’s Pizza is a huge fan favorite, featuring a thin crispy crust, spicy sauce and fresh toppings to create the unique flavor that started it all.

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Apple Barrel Expands with Third Location


Chicken fried steak! Burgers by the score! Open-faced roast beef sandwiches! Breakfast served all day. Apple pie ala mode! Berry tarts! The new Apple Barrel restaurant that fills the old Arvest Bank at 101st Street and Sheridan Avenue would do Route 66 dining mainstays proud. It is all-American cooking at its best.

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Fall Brings Fun Events, Colorful Memories

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

Usually, I love summer, ever eager for its arrival and despondent upon its departure. Yet, this summer, with its relentless humidity, no one is more surprised than myself to be dreaming of the crisp fall mornings soon to arrive.

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Prairie Brewpub: Memorable Beer, Food on Display

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Prairie Brewpub, 223 N. Main St., opened in May in downtown Tulsa’s Brady Arts District to high expectations and eager, large crowds. The popularity has yet to dissipate.

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Tulsa Roots Music to Rock Guthrie Green


Tulsa Roots Music returns to Guthrie Green on Sept. 11 for its fifth season of Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green, a free, all-ages concert series. On four consecutive Sundays this urban park in downtown Tulsa will be filled with an eclectic mix of nationally and internationally touring bands, along with local and regional performers and free kids’ crafts.

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From left, Paul Sorrentino, owner of restaurant and bar Roosevelt’s; Lelia McCoy, executive vice president and board member with Valley National Bank; and Duane Phillips, owner of 1551 Cherry Street, stand in Roosevelt’s in July. The restaurant opened in August and is located in the newly-constructed building at 1551 Cherry Street with two other restaurants. Valley National Bank provided the funding for the project.

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Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant Opens to Public

After breaking ground in 2013, River Spirit Casino Resort has completed the first milestone of its $365 million expansion. Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant has opened to the public. The opening also includes the new resort grand entry, valet parking under the new porte cochere, and on the expanded 3,000-space parking facility with a climate-controlled walkway.

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Cherry Street Grows

In July, a new building was completed on Cherry Street near Trenton Avenue, which now houses three new restaurants.

Building owner Duane Phillips partnered with Valley National Bank for the $6.5 million project. The 22,000-square-foot building sits on 1.5 acres with a 150-space parking lot behind the building.

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Masa Offers South American Fare in South Tulsa

Local Dining by BLAKE AUSTYN

After opening their Masa food truck two years ago, owners Chad Wilcox and Robert Carnoske added a South Tulsa location last year. Due to Carnoske’s Colombian heritage, Wilcox and Carnoske built Masa’s menu around South American flavors but with North American twists.

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Cereal Cafe Opens

BOWL-N-SPOON: Scott and Jamie Horton, center, co-owners of Bowl-n-Spoon Cereal Bar, stand in the cereal cafe with employees Rachel Stacy and Leighton Hopkins. Bowl-n-Spoon opened in July at 4510 S. Peoria Ave. in Brookside and offers 30 cereal options and 20 topping choices. The cafe also features a Ronnoco Coffee bar, waffles and desserts. Hours for Bowl-n-Spoon are Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Pei Wei Chooses Tulsa as Test Market

Asian-inspired fast casual restaurant Pei Wei has chosen Tulsa to serve as a test market for 17 original dishes and for the introduction of a new restaurant design.

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Tulsa-Based Orchestras Complement OK Mozart


Three well-established Oklahoma orchestras recently played a significant role in advancing Oklahoma’s premiere music festival OK Mozart (OKM) during a pivotal year for the week-long event, held June 11-18 at the Bartlesville Community Center (BCC). Those three orchestras are Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO), principal guest conductor Daniel Hege; Signature Symphony at TCC (SSTCC), artistic director and conductor Andrés Franco; and Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra (BSO), music director and conductor Lauren Green.

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