Since 1909, YMCA of Greater Tulsa has helped build strong families and even stronger bicep bulges—keeping families and individuals active with fitness formats that are much more fun than underwater boot camps or being hunted for sport by eccentric millionaires. Firm up your form and increase your energy level with unfettered access to pools, basketball courts, weight gyms, and thumb-wrestling arenas, all included with your membership.
A farmer-owned grocery and co-op, Natural Farms specializes in pasture-fed, lean piedmontese beef, hormone-free meats and poultry, and seasonal assortments of organic produce. Emphasizing a dual commitment to supporting the local economy and filling pantries with toxin- and nitrate-free products, Natural Farms also carries locally made cheeses, eggs from area farms, and coffee beans roasted over Tulsa’s only active volcano.
FreshBerry serves up low-fat and non-fat frozen treats with a menu of mouth-cooling, low-calorie flavors available toward inner-igloo-building. Choose from a Craig Biggio's uniform number's worth of yogurt options: FreshBerry tart, decadent dark chocolate, vanilla (with no sugar added), acai berry, classic strawberry, mango, and pomegranate. Each flavor contains live and active yogurt cultures—probiotics that act as personal assistants to your digestive system. FreshBerry fare is available in small 5 oz. ($3.99), medium 7 oz. ($4.99), and large 11.5 oz. ($5.99) serving sizes.
Though the entrees at The Dixie Cafe make the biggest splash across its menu marquee, they're threatened with gastronomical upstaging by the southern-style eatery's 19 sides and scratch-made gravies. The chicken-fried steak, for example, is a tender, hand-breaded fillet that fully blossoms with flavor only after chefs smother it with cream gravy and cheddar cheese. And the Cajun grilled catfish's down-home taste isn't fully developed until it is paired up with bites of turnip greens, fried okra, or a homemade roll. The classic platter meals take advantage of this by pairing an entree with two sides, rolls, and jalapeño cornbread and can be ordered "light" for a portion that's smaller than the regular size and easier to toss in the air and catch in your mouth.
Stocking an extensive selection of cheese, meats, sweets, and other delicacies, Lovera’s sprinkles palates far and wide with the authentic tastes of Italian cuisine. Peruse and purchase the appetizing wares online and then wait for the mouth-pleasers of your choice to be shipped to your home, your office, or the studio apartment your taste buds share with your esophagus. Eight ounces of Volpi hot-salami rotola spices up staid sandwiches and bland crackers ($7.49), and a box of Dell'Alpe fettuccine egg pasta ($3.99) gives eaters the good carbs necessary to place in the sack race that determines the winner of the family reunion. Lovera’s originals include the company’s own hand-formed caciocavera cheese ($11.99), as well as exquisite Italian salad dressing ($4.99) and roasted-garlic olive oil ($14.99), ideal for helping home cooks serve up boot-shaped bites of Old World bliss.
The family of florists at Rebecca's Flowers and Gifts builds elegant, prismatic arrangements with an arsenal of fresh flora that includes tropical blooms, dried flowers, and a diverse jungle of greenery. Petals of such varieties as roses, lilies, and orchids sprout from the elegant creations, whose spectrum of colors can help to enliven weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and black-and-white-movie marathons. The designers also flaunt their artistic finesse as they construct gift baskets brimming with candy, fruit, and gourmet snacks.