Greater Tulsa Reporter
When Mike Bausch moved to the greater Tulsa area to join his brother, Jim, and open a pizza restaurant, the plan was always to go big, says Mike Bausch.
The brothers opened Andolini’s Pizzeria in Owasso in 2005, but they took their time before expanding, learning from past mistakes and finding what worked best, Mike continues.
The first Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Oklahoma opened at River Spirit Casino Resort Jan. 23.
The 13,000-square-foot restaurant will offer American Steakhouse favorites ranging from the signature USDA Prime Steaks, served on 500-degree plates, to high-quality seafood, a variety of salads and appetizers, homemade sides, and desserts.Read More
River Spirit Casino Resort is one step away from completing its $365 million expansion project that includes its construction of the Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant complex.Read More
Torero Bar and Kitchen, 202 S. Cheyenne Ave., opened in downtown Tulsa near the BOK Center in July, tucked away on the east side of One Place Tower, offering Latin American dishes and an extensive beer, wine and cocktail menu.Read More
For those looking to increase their knowledge of beer and wine, Oklahoma State University’s Hotel and Restaurant Administration and the Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education will offer two non-credit courses to the public, starting in January at the OSU-Tulsa campus.Read More
The Walk at Tulsa Hills, located at 81st Street and Highway 75, has reached near capacity, with one of its final tenants, Growler USA microbrew pub, hoping for an end-of-year opening.Read More
The Rose District Ice Rink opened in downtown Broken Arrow’s Rose District Pavilion, 418 S. Main St., on Dec. 1. The rink will be open throughout the holiday season, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Days. The last day of operation will be Sunday, Jan. 8.Read More
When individuals witness the enthusiastic, seemingly endless energy that is Libby Billings, they usually aren’t surprised to discover that in addition to running successful businesses, she continues to breed new ones.Read More
RINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS: Oliveto Italian Bistro, 8922 S. Memorial Dr., recently unveiled its seasonal menu and drinks to ring in the holiday season. The restaurant offers traditional Italian dishes, woodstone pizzas, sandwiches and salads. Oliveto also offers catering services and “Curbside Carryout.” From left are Beau Selby, manager of Oliveto Italian Bistro; Julie Selby, school program, nutrition specialist and account executive for catering sales; Eric Selby, vice president of brand development and managing member; and Sheri Miksa, Mazzio’s president and CEO.Read More
The Castle of Muskogee’s Castle Christmas and Garden of Lights is open through New Year’s Eve to welcome the holiday season and enjoy family traditions.Read More
The Hamlet has offered various options for family dinners and corporate gatherings year round since 1986. But its offerings, like fire-glazed hams, honey-kissed turkeys, party trays and dessert platters, have become synonymous with the holidays.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More