The Bixby ‘n Blues Festival returns for its 14th year of music and barbecue, May 1-2 at Washington Irving Memorial Park.
Maxxwell’s Restaurant, located at 2626 E. 11th St. in the Campbell Hotel, opened at the end of 2013 and is still building a name for itself. Or, rather, rebuilding a name for itself.
I may not currently be as much into Tulsa’s music scene as I would like, but I want to change. That’s because I know I’m missing out. I know this because of what I’m always hearing: that Tulsa has a music scene that is the envy of other cities and musicians.
Admittedly, when I heard about another burger joint joining the Tulsa restaurant ranks, I was less than enthused. Even with my love for beer, Tulsa’s eating landscape already seemed quite covered with burger and beer concepts.
“It’s comfortable; the food is simple and beautiful,” says Sonny Dalesandro, of Dalesandro’s, the cozy yet trendy restaurant that his father opened more than two decades ago, which is nestled unassumingly at 1742 S. Boston Ave.
Polo Grill is hosting Merry Edwards on October 16th at 6:30 pm for a wine dinner featuring 5 Wines from the Merry Edwards portfolio. The wine will be complimented by the menu paired to perfection by Executive Chef Omar Galban. Some of the pairings like Tuscan Braised Rabbit with Creamy Polenta paired with the Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir or Roasted Corn Soup with a Corn & Jalapeno Fritter paired with Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc will bring the wines and food into a perfect harmony.
Bubba-Q-Boys, a Tulsa-based competitive team, has recently packaged its award-winning rub for at-home grilling and smoking meat.
Tulsans certainly don’t suffer from a lack of choices when it comes to finding a place for their morning pick-me-up. Tulsa is home to quite the quantity of coffee shops, all of them with their individualized atmospheres, flavor profiles and, for some, roasting techniques.
Five years ago, when I visited Portland, Ore., for the first time, I remember my friend taking me by a parking lot filled with food trucks and thinking, well, I don’t remember thinking much of anything except, Hmm, that’s different. The food truck movement had yet to hit my hometown so ordering my food from a mobile mechanism was not yet much in my realm of consciousness.
Although carnival rides and food may be what many individuals first think of when preparing to attend the Tulsa State Fair, to be held this year Sept. 25-Oct. 5, the fair’s long list of educational and agricultural activities proves that the 11-day event is staying true to its farming roots.
On July 17, Tulsa’s Table, a project of StoneSoup Community Venture, hosted its second “pay what you can” community café. The event took place at the Thornton Family located at 5002 South Hudson.
The Vault, while not far off the beaten track in downtown Tulsa’s Deco District, does take a little searching for first-time guests.
“But once you find it, you never forget it,” says Proprieter Libby Auld.
And the building is worth the search.
, , MUSIC: From left, Wild Brew event co-chair Wade Huntsman, Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers President Jeff Pursley, Choc Beer Company’s Adrian Barrera and Wild Brew event co-chair Mary Vrooman prepare for Wild Brew on Aug. 23 at the Cox Business Center. The event will feature food from local restaurants, national and local artisan brewers and live music by Mid-Life Crisis.
I never cease to be amazed at the things I am constantly finding in the nooks and crannies of Tulsa, besides the new events and activities regularly appearing, let’s not forget the local history and longtime, faithful business owners who come together to make up our city’s past and future.
The historic Green Corn Festival returns to Charley Young park June 26-28. The festival’s heritage, created by then-resident Clyde Miller as a celebration of the corn growing season, continues today with a similar theme of celebration, community, food and music.