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.
Every so often, especially the older I get, I make a point to stop and drink in the little pleasures of daily life.
I was talking with a friend the other day about the sad truth that, regardless of what we have or where we live, we all adapt and get comfortable. And, oftentimes, stop noticing what is around us.
Recently, Tulsa Tech provided training to students from the Tulsa Reentry One-Stop, whose mission is breaking the cycle of incarceration by assisting men and women returning to the workplace and the community. This effort includes providing development of career pathways in high-demand occupations, services that enable participants to advance toward employment, and support services that help facilitate successful reintegration into society.
Spring signals a time to dust off our winter homes, and clear out the clutter. For some recyclers, this is difficult, faced with needing to discard items that have no recycling plan in place. Residents of Tulsa County can indulge in ensuring their cast away items benefit our community through better reuse and recycling programming.
In the late 1990s, I was asked to assist the country of Bulgaria in its oil and gas development. Leading the effort was Dr. Boyko Nitzov, a Bulgarian, who was then working at the University of Oklahoma, along with Dr. Dennis O’Brien, then the university’s director for the Institute for Energy, Economics and Policy at Sarkey’s Energy Center.
When I was in grade school, I received a weekly allowance of 75 cents. I supplemented this princely sum by washing the neighbors’ cars and other odd jobs. On a good month, I pulled in $6. In the 1950s, this was big money.
In the archives of Harweldon, the former Arts and Humanities Council headquarters, is a photo of me around age five playing in the fish pond adjacent to the garage. I was there along with other children of friends because the Harwell’s daughter, Margo, was my mother’s best friend. By my side was one of my favorite water toys, a large green plastic inflatable dinosaur named “Dino,” which was a promotional gift from a Sinclair gas station. The “Dino” character was a company trademark.
A nut about recycling from an early age, I distinctly remember the final scene in the movie, “Back to the Future,” where Doc comes back to warn our dear couple of future events, all the while stuffing items from the garbage can into the fuel section of his time traveling DeLorean. What was once a laughable scene is today a near-reality.
Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recognizes students who have chosen to study specific programs based on interests and abilities, rather than traditional gender roles, with the aptly named Breaking Traditions Award. Nominees for the award contribute by creating more awareness and support of all non-traditional students and programs.
In the coming months, Tulsa will welcome two new festivals, both making their debut – one for the very first time and one for the first time in our region – and both upping the ante for cultural draws within our city.
The Tropical Restaurant and Bar, 8125 E. 49th St., opened in 2011 as a second restaurant concept for the Karnchanakphan family, who have been in the Tulsa community for decades.
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.
My recent vacation (see page 27), and the airplane travel that accompanied it, presented me with a moment of pause to be reminded of yet another Tulsa gem that most of us certainly take for granted: our airport.
In crafting Trash Talk each month, it’s with the input of successful editing that I don’t come across more preachy or stuck on a soapbox; that “expert” you avoid at a party.
Buying or selling a home, for a majority of people, is one of the most important and exciting decisions made during their lifetime. Choosing a real estate professional continues to be a vital part of this process. Realtors are well-informed about critical factors that affect a specific market area, such as changes in market conditions, consumer attitudes, and financial interest rates.