Lucky’s Restaurant Opens Location at Guthrie Green

Contributing Writer

MATT KELLEY: He has opened a location at Guthrie Green. The first Lucky’s is located on Cherry Street.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has gifted Tulsans an incredible new downtown park, “Guthrie Green,” named after Oklahoma’s own Woody Guthrie.

The park is complete with a state-of-the-art performing/sound stage, beautiful landscaping, fountains and a great restaurant to boot, a super, new gathering place for downtowners and those coming downtown to be entertained.

Guthrie Green has free entertainment already booked for months in advance. We will keep you informed of upcoming entertainment. It is all geo-thermal heated and cooled with solar panels and other “techie” touches. The setting gives a San Francisco, Chicago or Portland touch.

The stage is at the south end of the park and the restaurant, “Lucky’s on the Green” is at the north end. Lucky’s on the Green is the brainchild of Matt and Brooke Kelley. They own and operate Lucky’s Restaurant on 15th Street between Utica and Peoria. Lucky’s is now in its fifth year at that Cherry Street location, serving Tulsans great food and drink. It is a fine dining location. The Kelley’s first Tulsa restaurant was the New Atlas Grill, still in business but no longer owned by the Kelley’s.

Chef Matt Kelley graduated from Tulsa’s Cascia Hall and from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Kelley was Chef de Cuisine at the Summit Club and also a long-time caterer in Tulsa. Chef Matt’s specialty is fusing great American cuisine with Latin and Asian twists. He calls the menu at the Guthrie Green “International Park Fare” and says “something like this hasn’t happened in Tulsa before.”

The menu includes empanadas, bahn mi sandwiches, home-made gelatos and organic cotton candy. It is all served up with great sodas, beer and wine, all with recyclable service wear. Orders are placed on a computer screen complete with a credit card swipe. Opening weekend saw orders arriving in diner’s hands in about five minutes, impressive for a grand opening. Lucky’s on the Green will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

This a very hip place to be during the workdays at lunch or after work, and weekends are a must. Drop by for a movie, some classical music or reggae. You really have to experience Tulsa’s new place to be, Lucky’s on the Green at Guthrie Green bounded by Boston and Cincinnati Avenues and Brady and Cameron Streets. See you there!

Updated 09-24-2012

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