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When Oklahoma City chef Eric Smith opened Pachinko, a high-end Asian restaurant adjacent to his wildly popular The Crown Room on North Western Ave., he didn’t take into account how confusing the name might be to fans of his fare. You see, Smith also owns Pachinko Parlor, a more casual Japanese establishment located inside local food hall Parlor. Thus, the...
Authentic Mexican cuisine can be found at the inconspicuous yet delicious Uncle Paco’s, with locations in Bixby and Owasso. Begin your meal simply with queso fundido – or go wild with the Mexican Sampler, complete with steak nachos, chorizo, chile toreado, guacamole, pico, sour cream and onions.  Main menu items range from fajitas, tacos and nachos to ‘pollo popeye,’ with...
Early birds can find their new favorite spot by visiting OKC’s Gilded Acorn, open seven days a week at 6 a.m inside the historic First National Center. The food and beverage philosophy at this French-style patisserie  is that one should enhance the other, and both should be equally and simply enjoyed. That mission comes to life with the restaurant’s...
Driving between 21st and 31st and Harvard in Tulsa, you’re hit with a vast array of businesses. One nestled within the panoply is Trencher’s, and it’s a place you truly don’t want to miss. Sandwiches are the restaurant’s specialty, with favorites including the Dutch Crunch – turkey, bacon, Swiss, tomato, arugula, avocado, mayo – along with the Coolio – salami,...

Bar Cicchetti

Bar Cicchetti is the place to go for just about any occasion – a quick app with a friend, cocktails, or a large family dinner.  Even better, a variety of the menu options can be translated into a gluten-free or vegan dish. Appetizers range from crispy cauliflower to seared tuna carpaccio and potato jackets. For those looking for a light...
No matter what type of performance you enjoy, Oklahoma offers something for everyone in April. Celebrity Attractions and OKC Broadway both bring the smash-hit musical Chicago to the Tulsa PAC and Civic Center Music Hall – on April 2-3, and 9-13, respectively. Enjoy the beloved show with catchy songs, impressive dance numbers and twists you won’t see coming. Also in both...

Getting Active

We’re closing out some seasons, opening others, and getting excited for some outdoor sporting shenanigans this April. The Tulsa Drillers are back and better than ever at the ONEOK Stadium this month. You can catch them at home April 3, 9-14, 23-28 and 30. At the BOK Center, enjoy the last of the Tulsa Oilers’ hockey season, April 5 and...
It’s time to celebrate spring and socialize at a variety of community events. At Tulsa’s Circle Cinema, the Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival runs April 7-11, with a variety of cinema gems from creators around the world. Tulsa Town Hall welcomes documentary storyteller Dawn Porter on April 12 to the Tulsa PAC. Catch the last few weeks of Tulsa Botanic Blooms...
April arrives with a wide array of film choices for whatever cinematic palate you may have. This month also marks the birthday of Mary Willa Allen, Managing Editor here at Oklahoma Magazine. Please plan accordingly, as she honestly deserves all the gifts and more.   For your action thriller, take a look at Monkey Man. Written and directed by Dev...

Teresa Rose

Executive director of the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO), Teresa Rose earned her bachelor’s degree and juris doctor from Oklahoma City University. After, she traversed the state, representing school districts in 150 communities. Following stints with Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Rose landed at CFO, utilizing her expertise in law, community relations, government and philanthropy....