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Tulsa is a small enough city that when a new restaurant comes to town, it’s immediately on everyone’s radar. But when it was announced that a James Beard award-winning chef would be opening a restaurant downtown, there was more than buzz. Tulsa foodies couldn’t believe their luck.

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If you only make one thing this holiday season, it might well be a cookie. This is the season when even non-bakers pull out their cookie sheets and bake a nostalgic recipe for gingerbread or decorated sugar cookies.

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Amelia Eesley looks forward to planning the holiday meal at her home every year. The expectations are high, considering she’s a restaurateur and operating partner of her namesake restaurant, Amelia’s.

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When it’s time to stuff stockings or pick up little holiday gifts for co-workers or neighbors, there’s nothing better than candy. Tulsa has a good selection of locally owned confection shops, with delicious sweets ranging in flavor and price.

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S​ince opening in 2015, Toast has brought breakfast and brunch to a whole new level in the Broken Arrow Rose District. Its sister restaurant, Franklin’s Pork and Barrel, has done the same with smoked meats and American cuisine. Toast’s menu includes traditional breakfast and brunch dishes mi…

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The largest independent real estate firm in the state was built on an initial partnership between Dan Davisson Jr., Kenneth Crouch who formed Crouch Davisson in 1938, and later local builder Lee Mulhall who joined the firm as a partner in 1946. When Joe McGraw joined the group as a sales ass…

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Two metallic reindeer survey the formal living room from atop the marble mantel. A garland is adorned with frosted pinecones, white poinsettia, silver ribbons, gilded evergreen and sparkly ornaments in blues, creams and golds. Vignettes of the holidays are tucked into corners and on coffee t…

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Retail has been the Welch family business for decades. Amber Welch grew up traveling around the country to art shows with her mother, Jere, so it’s only fitting that they opened their own home decor and lifestyle store together, Amber Marie and Co.

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Jimmy Markham died at age 77, just a few days after I sat with him in his hospital room for this interview. A sweet man and a Tulsa legend, Markham and a group of local musicians are responsible for creating what we know today as the iconic Tulsa Sound: a style of music that blends rock, cou…

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Tulsans now have a new option for transportation: electric scooters. Scooter sharing company Lime brought its fleet to Tulsa in October, followed quickly by Bird Rides Inc. Downtown, Brookside, Utica Square and Cherry Street are all quickly becoming scooter hotspots.

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With approximately 75 species of underwater creatures, the Oklahoma Aquarium’s Polynesian Reef exhibit showcases the wonders that inhabit this area of the southern Pacific Ocean. "It’s a pretty accurate portrayal of the Polynesian Reef," says Kenny Alexopoulos, the aquarium’s chief operating…

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The Home Builders Association Remodelers Council and the HBA Charitable Foundation hosted the Evening of Giving on Sept. 20 at the Mike Fretz Event Center. The annual gala raised $83,713 for Revitalize T-Town and the HBA Charitable Foundation. Revitalize T-Town, which provides free home repa…

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More than 300 guests attended Green Leaf Gala: Seasons, a benefit for Up With Trees, on Sept. 29 at DoubleTree Warren Place.

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Approximately 550 supporters of Emergency Infant Services attended the Kaleidoscope Ball on Sept. 17 at the Cox Business Center.

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Twenty-eight-year-old Maddy Martin isn’t afraid of hard work. Passionate, organized and creative, she has all of the skills she needs to take her Tulsa-based business, Cheeky Things cloth diaper service, to the next level. She just needs cash. And as with most young entrepreneurs, finding fu…