In the spring of 1979, Scott Glanz faced a tough choice: attend the University of Arkansas or join the Chicago White Sox's minor-league system. Scott opted for an education, though three years later another minor-league offer arrived, this time from the then-California Angels. He accepted it but spent most of his 2.5-year minor league career tending to an injured elbow.
Rather than spend his time wondering what if?, Scott brushed off the disappointment by training the next wave of major-league hopefuls at The Bullpen. Along with fellow coaches Randy Whisler and Jimmy Kremers, Scott imparts baseball fundamentals—such as hitting, fielding, and throwing—to first-timers at The Bullpen's Rookie School. Geared toward players of all skill levels, The Bullpen's other services include personalized private lessons, batting practice inside six cages, and plenty of strength-training equipment.
At the Pita Place, you might sit down to the same meal that the Iranian royal family once enjoyed. That’s thanks to owner Fred’s father, who passed down to his son the skills he acquired as a chef for the Iranian rulers. Now, Fred upholds family traditions with a menu of classic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare that has been lauded by Urban Tulsa and Tasty Tulsa. Chefs shave off hunks of slow-roasted gyro meat, and enfold falafel patties in warm pita bread. For dessert, they dish out a colder food—Persian ice cream, a blend of vanilla ice cream, pistachio, saffron, rose water, and sweet nothings borrowed from a local poet.
Midwest Sporting Goods has outfitted athletes since 1976 with the high-quality equipment and apparel for sports ranging from cross-country to cheerleading. Knowledgeable staffers are on hand to fit soccer and football players with new cleats or help outfielders find a glove that fits like a glove. Apparel by Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour fill the clothing racks and the store's in-house graphic designer can even customize duds with embroidered names and screen-printed zodiac signs.
The staff at Auto Detail Services of Tulsa prides itself on exactly what it should?its attention to detail. For example, during exterior detail services not only do they leave every surface gleaming, but they also cull embedded dirt from every crevice and smooth away minor scratches and teeth marks left behind by neighborhood dogs. In addition, they steam clean engines, clean and condition interiors, and oust sticky tar and tree sap from painted surfaces.
Stylist Delaney Sinclair invites customers to Salon Bliss, where she tends to heads of hair with salon services. She deftly snips and styles new, eye-catching ’dos, complete with blow-dry services. She also augments heads with bursts of color via partial highlights, full highlights, or full color treatments.
Oklahoma Dance Academy's two-stepping tutors imbue pupils age 2–14+ with self-confidence and rhythmic grace, offering a cornucopia of dance classes within one of their facility's three dance studios. During jazz-infused tap classes, they'll teach students how to use their feet to create musical reverberations, offering an alternative to the more unpleasant practice of using the earlobes to strum guitar chords. The ballet/tap/jazz class for ages 4-5 meets once a week, dedicating 20 minutes to each of the three styles and to maraca-shaking sessions designed to inspire self-expression. Hip-hop classes go over the basics of popping and locking, and lyrical classes fuse ballet and jazz as artistically as club DJs fuse techno beats and the sounds of Carl Sagan dissertations.