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Caring Through Cuisine

One afternoon in early June 2019, Wyatt Rogers’ plane landed in Tulsa. He didn’t go to his newly rented apartment, nor did he stop anywhere to drop off his bags. Instead, he drove straight to Brookside, walked into Oren Restaurant, found Chef Matt Amberg and talked himself into a job.  “I want to be around people better than me,” explains...

By the District

Tulsa by Tracy LeGrand Tulsa Arts One of the oldest downtown hubs, the Tulsa Arts District is rich with iconic spots, like Cain’s Ballroom and the Tulsa Theater (formerly known as the Old Lady on Brady and the Tulsa Municipal Theater). Culturally diverse and hopping, this district is where you can attend musical performances or just hang out on Guthrie Green, and participate...

Fifty Years of Family

Picture it, 50 years ago. Tulsa was the oil capital of the world, and in the working-class neighborhoods that ringed the city, people knew that – with sweat, faith and American ingenuity – anything was possible. American astronauts flew to the moon, after all. In one such neighborhood, near East 61st Street and Riverside Drive, as the lunar module Eagle...

Not Foolin’ Anyone With These Biscuits

Foolish Things Bar and Biscuit, tucked away in Tulsa’s Brookside area, feels curiously warm and welcoming, and the biscuit sandwiches would make owner Justin Carpenter’s mother proud. “My mother’s from a big Mexican family,” he says, “and she taught me that if you want to show people you care for them, you feed them well. young, I wanted to...