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Welcome to Tulsa: Check out these hot spots and all they have to offer

Downtown/Blue Dome District 

Food:

McNellie’s is a very popular place among Tulsans, offering $3 burgers on Wednesday nights. Originally located downtown at 1stand Elgin, the pub recently opened a second location has at 71st and Yale.

Dilly Deli features the fine breads, meats and vegetables on classic and creative deli sandwiches, serving breakfast and lunch that can be enjoyed on a patio.

Joe Mama’s makes pizza and calzones from hand-tossed dough, along with a plethora of other menu items.

El Guapo’s has a rooftop cantina and serves authentic Mexican food, with dollar tacos on “Taco Tuesday.”

Yokozuna is an Asian restaurant and sushi bar located in the heart of the downtown Blue Dome District.

Elote serves fresh ingredients and organically grain fed meat from local farms. 

Coffee:

Mod’s Coffee and Crepes serves delectable and authentic crepes, ice cream and highly rated coffee.

The Phoenix may be the most popular coffee shop among ORU students, offering bagels and Gardner’s used books.

Foolish Things offers breakfast, lunch salads and sandwiches, along with traditional and modern coffee selections.

Topeca has two coffee shops located in downtown that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with their high-quality coffee. 

Fun:

Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge offers a private setting for fun with friends by reservation. Be ready to keep your score the old-school style.

The Center of the Universe allows you to hear your voice in a way like never before as it reverberates off the surrounding architecture, located on the Boston Ave. pedestrian overpass between 1st and Archer Street.

The Admiral Twin Drive-In Movies screens four newly released movies per night at $7 per ticket.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center is home to Tulsa’s most prestigious arts organizations: Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Town Hall and Celebrity Attractions’ Broadway series.

ONEOK Field is home to Tulsa’s minor league baseball team, the Tulsa Drillers.

BOK Center is home to the professional ice hockey team, the Tulsa Oilers and the WNBA Tulsa Shock.  

 

Utica Square & Mid-Town 

Food:

P.F. Chang’s serves flavorful Asian dishes in a classy setting.

The Wild Fork offers a wide spectrum of dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an upscale atmosphere.

Queenie’s Café and Bakery serves soups, salads, sandwiches and yummy homemade desserts.

Shopping:

Saks Fifth Avenue boasts the latest designer women and men’s apparel, shoes, handbags, beauty products and more.

Anthropologie is a creative store to shop for women’s clothing, accessories and home décor.

Fun:

Woodward Park is a public park, botanical garden, and arboretum. Come here if you’re not getting enough squirrel action on campus.

Philbrook Museum of Art is an art museum partly housed in a 1920’s villa, located on 23 acres of formal and informal gardens. The La Villa Restaurant at Philbrook serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday as well as a Sunday brunch.

 

South Tulsa 

Food:

Mario’s, located in Tulsa for 20 years, makes NY style pizza with ingredients imported mainly from NY.

Orange Leaf, located on S Harvard Avenue, offers a wide variety of yogurt flavors. The flavor of the month is “Snickerdoodle cookie.”

The Cheesecake Factory, a notorious full service restaurant that specializes in cheesecake with more than 200 menu items. 

Fun:

All Star’s Sports Complex offers $6 mini golf if you’re looking for a fun and affordable night with friends.

Dollar Theatre at Eton Square screens earlier released movies for only $1.

Woodland Hills Mall is the largest and most diverse shopping center in Tulsa, anchored by Dillard’s, JC Penneys, Macy’s and Sears. This two level mall boasts a mid-sized food court and Apple Store.

 

Cherry Street

Food:

La Madeleine’s is a country French café that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

Kilkenny’s is an Irish Pub that offers European and American food from seafood to steak.

Andolini’s serves Italian food from specialty recipes. From the meatballs to the mozzarella, everything is made from scratch. 

Coffee:

Coffee House has a hipster atmosphere with wall murals and an outdoor patio.

Double Shot has an extensive variety of coffee flavors and roasts.

 

Brady Arts District 

Food:

Guthrie Green is an urban garden and performance space located in the new epicenter of Tulsa art.

Chimera Café is a vegan and gluten-free friendly restaurant and bar serving breakfast and brunch. 

Coffee:

Gypsy Coffee House offers many flavors for coffee and espresso, along with ice cream, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

Fun:

Brady Theater– Standing since 1914, this auditorium hosts concerts year-round, such as Vampire Weekend coming Sat. Oct. 5 and Hunter Hayes coming Sat. Nov. 23. Tickets are $30-40.

Cain’s Ballroom is a historic music venue built in 1924 that now hosts concerts such as Sara Bareilles on Tuesday, Aug. 27, and David Cook coming Sunday September 22. Tickets range from $25-40.

 

Brookside 

Food:

Pei Wei offers a selection of freshly prepared Asian cuisine.

In the Raw is an upscale sushi restaurant.

Local Table makes use of local foods and produce in their home-style recipes.

Old School Bagel Café makes water-boiled bagels daily, baked from fresh dough.

The Brook serves good ol’ American fried food. The original restaurant is located at S. Peoria Ave. inside an old movie theater.

Blue Moon Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and an assortment of bakery goods.

Yolatti was named #1 frozen yogurt for 2011 by the Tulsa World, located at Riverside Parkway and S. Peoria Ave. 

Coffee:

Shades of Brown Coffee and Art, located in the heart of Brookside, is a quaint and cozy little coffee shop that supports local art and live music.

Fun:

Purple Glaze Studio is a walk-in pottery painting and mosaic studio.

 

 

Riverside

Food:

The Melting Pot is a romantic fondue restaurant, offering cheese and chocolate fondue for a pricier, fancy occasion.

Five Guys is a fast and casual chain restaurant that serves burgers, hot dogs, grilled sandwiches and fries.

The Blue Rose Café serves food such as burgers, chicken sandwiches and famous cheese fries. Readers of Urban Tulsa Weekly voted it “Absolute Best Patio” in 2011.

Fun:

Pedestrian Bridge This is a hot spot among Tulsan couples, looking for a place to stroll. Just watch out for spiders.

Andy B’s Bowling offers family entertainment including go-karts and laser tag. Shoe rental is $3.19.

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