Duet Restaurant and Jazz Club Shines Downtown
he second project for Tulsa Chef Tuck Curren, who has successfully owned and operated Biga at 4329 S. Peoria Ave. since 2000.
Curren was not intent on opening a second restaurant, he said, but after being approached by George Kaiser to be a part of Kaiser’s Archer Building at Archer Street and Detroit Avenue and learning of Kaiser’s local-focused vision for the building and jazz club/restaurant concept, Curren couldn’t say no.
Gathering Place Offers Winter Wonderland
Tulsa’s Gathering Place has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland through the holiday season, spreading cheer with lights, performances, holiday shopping, festive food and drink and more!
Tulsa’s Holiday Tradition Still Alive at Hamlet
Only the best for your family and guests. That’s Hamlet’s mission in providing quality honey kissed hams for Tulsa families year round and especially during the holiday season.
Bixby’s Charley Young Event Park Receives Award
The American Planning Association – Oklahoma Chapter ( Oklahoma) recently announced the winners of its 2018 Planning Awards Program. The awards honor outstanding plans, best practices and innovative concepts throughout Oklahoma. The five award winners were recognized at the 2018 Annual State Planning Conference.
Mother Road Market Enhances Route 66
Mother Road Market, a nonprofit development of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, held an open house and ribbon cutting Nov. 2 for the 27,000 square-foot food hall.
Society Offers Ambiance Plus Burgers, Beers
Society, 1419 E. 15th St., opened this summer and is an intriguing new space along Cherry Street. Its intrigue is due to both its ownership—Bret Chandler and Marc Chastain, the two owners of Rib Crib, its barbecue-less menu—and its unique interior.
‘Lost Restaurants of Tulsa’ Book by Rhys Martin to Debut
Tulsan Rhys Martin has written a fascinating book called “Lost Restaurants of Tulsa,” which will debut Dec. 3. The following is from the Rhys Martin website: “The book features many former popular Tulsa restaurants. In the early 20th century, Tulsa was the Oil Capital of the World. The rush of roughnecks and oil barons built a culinary foundation that not only provided traditional food and diner fare but also encouraged upper-class experiences and international cuisine.
Black Wall Street Arts Opens Gallery
The September opening of the Black Wall Street Gallery in Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District launched a 12-month Conciliation series pairing the works of one black artist with one white artist for a monthly joint exhibition highlighting diversity and unity.
Nine Band Brewing Named Beer Sponsor Of Upcoming Williams Route 66 Marathon
The Williams Route 66 Marathon presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is excited to announce a new, local partnership for the weekend-long race event. Nine Band Brewing Co. has signed on as the official beer sponsor for the 26.2-mile-long event, known as “Oklahoma’s biggest block party.”
Bramble Breakfast & Bar Popular in Pearl, Riverwalk
The Bramble Breakfast and Bar opened in Tulsa’s Pearl District in August.
The restaurant, offering breakfast and lunch dishes, opened its original location in the Blue Dome District before moving to Jenks’ Riverwalk Crossing and then expanding into the Pearl District at 1302 E. 6th St.
SNAP-Accepting Farmers Markets Staying Busy
The start of autumn means summer has faded and fall is here. Oklahoma farmers markets are still open to serve consumers through the fall harvest. Buyers can taste the difference of locally-grown squash, okra, peppers and more. These fall markets also have year-round favorites such as meat, eggs, dairy, jams, bread and other packaged food. Oklahoma has 40 farmers markets accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program () and Senior Farmers Market benefits across the state. -accepting farmers markets help more families have access to fresh quality food. To find the nearest -accepting farmers market visit onieproject.org/farmersmarkets.
Mini-Aldabra Tortoise Race Precedes St. John ZooRun
The St. John ZooRun at the Tulsa Zoo was preceded by a mini-Aldabra tortoise race featuring several of this year’s hatchlings. This pre-race is a celebration of the St. John ZooRun held in early October at the Tulsa Zoo.
The Gathering Place Becomes A Reality
The official opening of the Gathering Place was held Sept. 8 with a huge thank you to the George Kaiser Family Foundation and an extraordinary dream to transform nearly 100 acres of Tulsa’s iconic waterfront along the scenic Arkansas River into a dynamic, interactive environment.
Torchy’s Tacos Offers Trendy Concept
Torchy’s Tacos, 3330 S. Peoria Ave., opened its first and, currently, only Tulsa location in April of last year. The fast-casual restaurant sits in midtown Tulsa’s Brookside in a prime corner spot storefront that has been home to a number of restaurants who could not prove the test of time, including Wolfgang Puck’s and Hopbunz.
Tulsa’s Restaurant Week to Fight Hunger is Sept. 7 – 16
In conjunction with September’s national Hunger Action Month, area restaurants are helping the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma fight childhood hunger in eastern Oklahoma by participating in Tulsa’s twelfth annual Restaurant Week September 7 – 16.