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European Autospecialist Inc. provides specialized service for luxury vehicles.
Although BMW, Mercedes and MiniCooper vehicles have become increasingly popular in the United States, finding companies to service them is not always easy.
That’s where European Autospecialist Inc. (EAS) comes in. Open for 26 years, EAS is an independent mechanical repair and maintenance facility for upscale and high-performance automobiles.
“We are the only independent service facility in Oklahoma utilizing factory diagnostic and programming computers for the car brands we service and repair,” owner Kurt Krans says. “This is extremely critical with the complexity and computer dependence of modern cars.”
EAS relocated in 2000 to a 10,000-square-foot facility one block south of East 41st Street between South Sheridan Road and Memorial Drive.
Krans and his team of specialists have garnered multiple professional certifications and memberships, including the International Association of BMW Professionals, the Mercedes Service Professionals Group and Mini Tech Group.
Krans and his team also offer pre-purchase inspections for $150. The inspections evaluate these specialty cars for those who are looking to buy but are unsure if they are getting their money’s worth.
“We have many customers who couldn’t afford to purchase a new BMW or Mercedes and the expensive dealership costs to maintain them,” he says. “So (we) do a thorough check of the car before they buy it.”
LXi opens in KingsPointe
Good things come in small plates at KingsPointe Village’s recently opened gourmet restaurant.
Great food comes on small plates at one of South Tulsa’s newest, sleekest restaurants.
LXi, an upscale small plates restaurant and wine bar, recently opened in KingsPointe Village at 61st and Yale. The eatery offers Tulsans a unique ambiance, paired with an extensive list of fine wines and delicious gourmet food.
“The small plating concept will allow you to enjoy several different tastes,” says Anna Hollinger, LXi founder. “Like wine flights, you will be able to order food flights to enjoy with your wine selections.”
Executive chef Drew Flatt created a menu that spans several cultural cuisines, with plates varying from seared scallops over sweet corn cakes with orange maple butter, to rosemary baby lamb chops, and even creme fraiche flan with a pepita crust.
If a Lavendar Lemon-Drop or a Chocolate Martini Flight sound too decadent to pass up, blame General Manager and Certified Sommelier Tyler Mirt, who has created and assembled a menu full of signature cocktails and fine wines.
While the food and drinks are obvious crowd pleasers, it’s the interior design and Manhattan-like atmosphere that keeps patrons coming back. Sleek, yet comfortable, furniture and décor gives diners a variety of seating options, from private niches to low group seating. Even a private room is available for meetings, parties or other special events.
LXi is open Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Closed Sundays. For more information, visit lxitulsa.com.