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Postoak Lodge Opens Willow Café

Postoak Lodge & Retreat, 5323 West 31st St. N., recently opened Willow Café as an added convenience for weekend guests, says Trisha Kerkstra, Postoak general manager.

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Salata Opens

On July 20, Salata opened its first Tulsa-area restaurant at 6030 S. Yale Ave. in Kings Pointe Village. This is the second Salata in Oklahoma, with two more Tulsa-area locations planned to open in the fall.

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Tulsa State Fair to Feature Rebranded Rodeo


On Sept. 28, the Tulsa State Fair will begin its 11-day run, which will include a rebranded rodeo on Oct. 6 and 7.

The rodeo’s new name, the Red Dirt Rodeo, was created in response to audience feedback, says Sarah Thompson, Tulsa State Fair marketing and development supervisor.

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Maryn’s Joins in the Revival of Jenks’ RiverWalk

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

In May, Maryn’s Taphouse and Raw Bar opened in the Jenks RiverWalk Crossing.
The restaurant is a venture by Corey Crandall, a Booker T. Washington graduate with more than two decades of experience working in the restaurant industry. Crandall also owns George’s Pub, which he opened in downtown Jenks in 2010.

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Lost Kingdom Exhibit Now Open at Tulsa Zoo

The Tulsa Zoo hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its newest exhibit, the Lost Kingdom, on May 31.

This $21 million exhibit replaces the existing over 50-year-old tiger and snow leopard facilities with updated, naturalistic homes. The new habitats include enrichment elements, demonstration areas and year-round viewing opportunities for some of Asia’s most endangered species.

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‘The Way We Worked’ at The Museum B.A.

Through July 7, The Museum Broken Arrow is exploring the history and significance of the American workforce with “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.

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P.F. Chang’s Maintains Popularity in Utica Square


I remember when P.F. Chang’s first came to Tulsa. The long lines of people out the doors and down the sidewalk and hours of waiting for a table were the norm long after its opening in early 2003. P.F. Chang’s, complete with its identifiable, statuesque stone horses, is located in Utica Square at 1978 E. 21st St., which is still its only location in the greater Tulsa area.

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Food Entrepreneurs Graduate

In May, Kitchen 66, founded by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, graduated another group of food entrepreneurs.

Ten Tulsa food entrepreneurs spent four months in Kitchen 66’s Launch 1.0 Program honing their business skills, developing marketing plans and getting ready to take the next step in their food businesses.

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Cajun Ed’s Annual CrawFest Returns May 20

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT: On May 20, Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats, 2101 E. 71st St., will hold CrawFest 2017, with Cajun favorites, live music and crawfish games from 11 a/m/ to 7 p.m. Funds raised will benefit the Rockin’ G Equine Sanctuary. Admission free and food tickets are $2 each.

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Ol’Vine Brings Quality Food, Wine to Brookside

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Ol’Vine, 3523 S. Peoria Ave., opened in February in the former space of Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar in Brookside.

While the new owners created a menu largely reminiscent of Sonoma’s offerings, there are still a number of new dishes to be discovered as well as a heightened food quality, noted our server Samuel, when our party dined their recently.

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Grogg’s Green Barn Introduces The Reserve

Since opening in 2011, Grogg’s Green Barn (GGB) has been offering organic, native and edible products in its encouragement of sustainability and urban gardening.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House Sets the Bar High in Quality

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Ruth’s Chris Steak House opened in January at River Spirit Casino Resort, 8330 Riverside Pkwy.

The restaurant sets its elegant ambiance right from its entrance, which features large stately doors off the hotel and casino corridor that lead to the hostess desk and an expansive bar and lounge. In addition, the restaurant’s dining room sits behind the lounge and juts out west toward the Arkansas River, offering views of both the resort pool, to open in the spring, and the river. The dining room also offers private rooms for events.

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Little Light House Nominated for Award

Arthur Greeno, owner and operator of two Tulsa Chick-fil-A locations, recently nominated Little Light House for The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s 2017 True Inspiration Awards.

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Mardi Gras Celebration

A FESTIVE GATHERING: The Jambalaya Jazz Band performs during Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, on Feb. 28 at Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats and Restaurant, 2101 E. 71st St. The restaurant offers authentic Cajun cuisine as well as a meal delivery service and a retail area with prepared meats and other Cajun items.

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Enjoying the opening of the White River Fish Market and Restaurant in Broken Arrow are, from left, Broken Arrow City Councilor Mike Lester and, from the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, April Sailsbury and Wes Smithwick. The iconic White River opened in Tulsa in 1932 and added its Broken Arrow location in the County Line Shopping Center in January.

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