A-LIST 2017: #TULSA

Our A-LIST 2017 Editors' Picks




We don’t want to #humblebrag, but Tulsa is so 🔥 right now. You know you can always trust your #TulsaSquad to tell you which local spots are 💯. That’s just what the A-LIST is — your ultimate guide to the best services, restaurants, events and destinations that make Tulsa #lit, #onfleek and just straight up #awesome.

You voted 🗳 for the A-LIST in early March and after we tabulated your #faves, we sent the winners their certificates 🏆. The top five winners are named in each category, with a few exceptions where ties occurred — no #FOMO, just #goodvibes.

 

However, 114 categories couldn't contain our #Tulsa. That's why we went ahead and picked some of our other favorites!

 

Best new way to get your kicks:

Fuel 66

#pitstop #mealsonwheels 

Open since late 2016, Fuel 66 has quickly become a favorite neighborhood hangout. The bar and food truck court features rotating restaurants-on-wheels, loads of local beer options and a seasonal $4 cocktail. Check the website for a complete event and food truck calendar. 

Inspired by the Mother Road, Fuel 66 is constantly updating and improving the site with amenities and art, such as the new arrow installation reminiscent of the Route 66 icon Twin Arrows Trading Post in Arizona. A license plate wall, vintage hanging lights and mega-sized games make for an Instagram-worthy night. Baby-friendly, dog-friendly, roommate-friendly — this place truly is fun for the whole family, no matter who your family is. 

2439 E. 11th St.; 539-664-6841; fuel66tulsa.com.

 

 

Best way to follow your bliss:

H2Oasis Float Center and Tea House

#justbreathe #selfcare

Spending an hour without light, sound, sensation or connection might not sound like a recipe for relaxation. Yet this hyper-stimulated world has ushered in the resurgence of “floating”: the practice of using a sensory deprivation chamber for therapeutic reasons. H2Oasis co-owner Debra Worthington is used to fielding trepidation from first-time floaters, and assures that anyone can float in the center’s pools — from an ailing grandmother to a 300-pound linebacker.

Each pool is in a private room, where clients shower and put in earplugs before stepping into 11 inches of hypersaline water. The air and the water are both skin temperature (around 93.5 degrees) and the 1,332 pounds of Epsom salts dissolved in the pool make it impossible not to float. Worthington says it usually takes up to 40 minutes to quiet one’s “mind chatter,” but if you can make it through that period, the total meditative state that’s achievable is utterly worth it. “It’s like shavasana times a hundred,” she says.

6564 E. 51st St., 918-938-7368, h2oasisfloatcenter.com.

 

Best way to own a miniature piece of Tulsa:

LEGO Architecture - The Oklahoma Series by Ricardo Montoya

#ifyoubuildit #tinyTulsa

Ricardo Montoya’s LEGO structures on display at Circle Cinema during the Architecture and Design Film Festival

 

Tulsa’s booming architecture scene and its many talented local architects are inspiring to many, including Ricardo Montoya, a structural engineer at 360 Engineering Group. “Inspiration is all around, whether you’re conscious of it or not,” Montoya says. 

A lover of LEGOs since he was a young boy, Montoya created his first Tulsa-themed LEGO structure two years ago after working on Edison Preparatory’s Collegiate Center. As a project team member, he knew the structural and architectural details that needed to be included in the design, so the LEGO creation came together quickly. He eventually researched and created 22 LEGO structures inspired by places he holds dear, like the Oklahoma City Boathouse, and innovative projects, such as Central Library. Montoya, who is not officially associated with LEGO, also looked to new downtown projects for inspiration: the Boxyard, the Guthrie Green stage, the Universal Ford Building, Hogan Assessments’ headquarters and many more.

The downtown building kits, along with Edison’s collegiate center, are available for sale at Dwelling Spaces in the Boxyard or at katyandricardo.squarespace.com. Sets range from $39.99-$69.99 each, are made with genuine LEGO bricks. Free building guides are online. 

 

 

Best place to hop the pond:

White Lion Pub

#keepcalmandWhiteLionon #travelbug 

For some midtowners, a trip to south Tulsa might as well be a visit to a foreign country. But you definitely won’t regret getting your culinary passport stamped at White Lion, a hidden gem whose culinary fare can best be described as truly traditional. We’re talking fish and chips with mushy peas, bangers and mash, cottage pie, Cornish pasty, Welsh rarebit ... God save the queen. 

With its dark red interior, cozy seating and nary a spot on the wall without a heraldic crest, old-world artifact or charming painting, White Lion is a spot for swapping stories with old friends and knocking back pints of English and Irish ale for hours on end. The pub is a quiet, antique oasis for whenever you need a getaway — minus the jetlag. Fun fact: The front doors and much of the furniture were taken from the Harvest Mouse Pub in Lancaster, England. 

6927 S. Canton Ave.; 918-491-6533

 

Best snack for sharing:

Premier Popcorn

#poptilyoudrop #cantstoppopping

Popcorn isn’t just for the movies. It’s art for head popcorn maker Tom Phillips of Premier Popcorn. His colorful, crunchy creations for friends turned into a thriving business that is often called upon for gifts and parties. With more than 30 flavors to choose from, Premier Popcorn can match any color palette, which makes it a memorable — and delicious — party favor. Bagged popcorn sizes range from 3 cups to a party-sized 300-cup bag. Tins are popular, too, and range from half-gallon to 6.5 gallon options. If chocolate popcorn doesn’t curb your cocoa cravings, Premier Popcorn also makes fresh fudge in a handful of varieties.

3215 S. Harvard Ave., 918-779-4333, premier-popcorn.com

 

Best way to make music more meaningful:

Creative Beginnings Family Music

#heartwarming #canteven #musicismagic

After a few months of teaching music to preschoolers, Shanna Martray felt something was missing. That’s when she moved the classes to the Baptist Village of Broken Arrow retirement community. Now, 6-12 children from birth to age 5 and their caregivers sing, dance and play music with the center’s memory loss residents, who all have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. “We call them our grand-friends,” Martray explains. “The director says they look forward to the classes and ask every day — sometimes multiple times a day — when ‘the babies will be back.’” She says the interaction between the kids and seniors creates important connections and stimulation for both groups. 

Music classes are 45 minutes and meet weekly for eight weeks. The summer session begins in mid-July. 

918-616-6279, creativebeginningsfm.com

 

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August 2019

Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Telephone: (405) 236-3100
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Oh, Tulsa is a Living Arts biennial that celebrates visual, performance, literary, sound, video, and installation art for the Tulsa community. Eligible work includes: Tulsa residents, artists who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Telephone: 918-585-1234
Website »

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Senior Star Round-Up - August 18 - Cain's Ballroom - 2 to 5 p.m. The annual Senior Star Round-Up is Sunday, August 18, at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main Street in Tulsa. This popular...

Cost: $10

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N. Main St.
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Senior Star Living
Telephone: (918) 664-9000
Contact Name: Emily Fox

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BROKEN ARROW COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE Presents “The Wizard of Oz” (R.S.C.1987) By L. Frank Baum With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg Background Music by...

Cost: $22-$25

Where:
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
1800 S Main St
Broken Arrow, OK  Broken Arrow
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Sponsor: Broken Arrow Community Playhouse
Telephone: 918-258-0077
Contact Name: 74012
Website »

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Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
Website »

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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

Oh, Tulsa is a Living Arts biennial that celebrates visual, performance, literary, sound, video, and installation art for the Tulsa community. Eligible work includes: Tulsa residents, artists who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »


Telephone: 918-585-1234
Website »

More information

Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
Website »

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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

Oh, Tulsa is a Living Arts biennial that celebrates visual, performance, literary, sound, video, and installation art for the Tulsa community. Eligible work includes: Tulsa residents, artists who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »


Telephone: 918-585-1234
Website »

More information

Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
Website »

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You're invited to our new store Grand Opening Celebration in Broken Arrow, August 21st for an all day event! As you know, this year marks our 30 year anniversary of serving business minded...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stow's Office Furniture
3604 S Elm Place
Broken Arrow, OK  74011
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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

Oh, Tulsa is a Living Arts biennial that celebrates visual, performance, literary, sound, video, and installation art for the Tulsa community. Eligible work includes: Tulsa residents, artists who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »


Telephone: 918-585-1234
Website »

More information

Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
Website »

More information

Show More...
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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

Oh, Tulsa is a Living Arts biennial that celebrates visual, performance, literary, sound, video, and installation art for the Tulsa community. Eligible work includes: Tulsa residents, artists who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »


Telephone: 918-585-1234
Website »

More information

Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
Website »

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Sign up now for the Tulsa Area United Way's 9th Annual Golf Scramble – a local tradition that pairs an enjoyable morning of golf with helping your community.

Cost: $400 per team

Where:
LaFortune Park Golf Course
5501 S Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74135
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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

Oh, Tulsa is a Living Arts biennial that celebrates visual, performance, literary, sound, video, and installation art for the Tulsa community. Eligible work includes: Tulsa residents, artists who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »


Telephone: 918-585-1234
Website »

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  The biggest sporting event in history for Broken Arrow is set to happen on Friday, August 23rd. The event will take place outside in Downtown Broken Arrow near the intersection of...

Cost: $52.00

Where:
Downtown Broken Arrow
The intersection of Commercial and Main streets
Broken Arrow, OK
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Website »

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Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
Website »

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Wings, Wheels & Wishes is a fly-in, car and bike show benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma in loving memory of Collinsville Wish Kid, Bill Campbell. Our event features vintage...

Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Airman Acres Airport
12600 N. 73rd E. Ave.
Collinsville, OK  74021
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Telephone: 918-510-3423
Contact Name: Cindi Conner
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  Our 17th Annual CimTel Classic 5K is August 24, 2019! The registration begins at 6:30am and the race begins at 8am at Cleveland High School 600 N Gilbert Cleveland, OK. The entry fee is $25 for...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
Cleveland High School
600 N Gilbert
Cleveland, OK  74020
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Sponsor: CimTel
Contact Name: Allee Pearson
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Featuring more than seventy works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift...

Cost: $15

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: (405) 236-3100
Website »

More information

Maker Faire Tulsa is an award-winning, family-friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and making of all kinds. The 7th...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Park Hall at Expo Square
1701 S Sandusky Ave
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Fab Lab Tulsa
Telephone: 918-779-6025
Contact Name: Nathan Pritchett
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Maker Faire Tulsa is an award-winning, family-friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and making of all kinds. In 2019, Fab Lab...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Central Park Hall @ Expo Square
4145 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Bobby O’s Slices + Pies, located in the Meadow Gold District along Route 66, will host a day of meal deals, merchandise giveaways, and kids activities for their Back-to-School Bash. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bobby O's
1502 E. 11th St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Bobby O's
Telephone: 918-586-2455
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Oh, Tulsa is a Living Arts biennial that celebrates visual, performance, literary, sound, video, and installation art for the Tulsa community. Eligible work includes: Tulsa residents, artists who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M. B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »


Telephone: 918-585-1234
Website »

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America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Broken Arrow! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: 59.95

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa- Broken Arrow
420 W Albany St.
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
Contact Name: The Dinner Detective
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DIVAS JUMP THE POND - THE BRITISH INVASION!! DIVAS 4 H.O.P.E. features live music from Tulsa’s diverse local artists along with cocktails, dinner, and one-of-a-kind live and silent auction...

Cost: $15,000 - $250

Where:
Assembly Hall - Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Health Outreach Prevention Education, Inc.
Telephone: 918-688-5022
Contact Name: Kathy L Williams
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Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a...

Cost: $1+

Where:
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: DVIS
Telephone: 918-508-2709
Contact Name: Jenée Day
Website »

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