The owners and chefs at Santa Fe Cattle rely on old family recipes that demand steaks are aged and cut in-house, rolls are baked fresh each day, and signature sauces are mixed onsite. These touches transform the menu’s casual, regional eats into dishes worthy of John Wayne’s personal dressing-room buffet. Steaks, fajitas, and sliders are plated next to housemade sides of cole slaw, Santa Fe taters, and of course, a bucket of peanuts—which guests shuck directly onto the floor. The peanut shells add character to each one of the restaurant’s 20 locations, which evoke old-west saloons with touches such as brick walls draped in horse saddles and weathered wooden floors.
Since first getting inked in 1956, Oklahoma Today has chronicled the social, cultural, geographical, and Okie-ological goings-on of the 46th state to enter the union. A [two-year subscription] (http://www.oklahomatoday.com/site/subscriptions/newsubscription.aspx) to the magazine, published through the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, plugs you into Oklahoma through six bi-monthly issues—12 issues in total over the course of two years—full of incisive articles, colorful photographs, and apolitical reporting. The current issue, for example, features the sprawling landscape of Osage County, the Greenleaf State Park campsites, a bed and breakfast in Talihina, and the music scene in Tahlequah. Past issues have highlighted vacation getaways, Oklahoma-born musicians such as Vince Gill and Garth Brooks, and some of the state's best restaurants. Oklahoma Today is also the founder of the Oklahoman of the Year award and was the publisher of the acclaimed Official Record of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
• For $15, you get $30 worth of full-service lawn care for up to 1/4-acre. • For $25, you get $55 worth of full-service lawn care for up to 1/2-acre. • For $50, you get $100 worth of full-service lawn care for up to one acre. The Other Side Lawn Care creates rolling commercial and residential pastures with a variety of lawn-and-garden maintenance services. Turf technicians begin the full-service lawn-care package by obliterating weeds and straggly grasses using a fleet of sharp, snip-hungry mowers. Then, a meticulous edging session elucidates yard boundaries around sidewalks, houses, alleys, and pathways. Finally, a cleanup session employs a high-powered blower to dismiss stray grass clippings that can be bagged and thrown away or used to stuff voodoo dolls that look like your high-school principal.
In an effort to preserve Tulsan history, photographer Liz Ingersoll snaps images of local landmarks, buildings, nature, and culture, often compiling them in thought-provoking collages. Cover walls victimized by graffiti with a 10"x18" poster of A Formal Collage ($35)—a black-and-white potpourri of local landmarks, tinted with soft-colored accents. Marvel at an awe-inspiring 24"x36" print of Appeal to the Great Spirit ($99), a portrait of a bronze sculpture of a Native American chief praying atop a steed. A lineup of cowgirls don wistful stares in a 18"x36" rolled canvas entitled Cowgirl Up, and the 16"x24" print of 2007 Oklahoma Ice Storm reminds Oklahoma residents to tip their local snow plower.
Continually dissatisfied with the car detailing services in her area, Mitzi Howard decided to open her own shop. Howard’s Total Reflections, staffed by Rightlook.com-certified detailer Michael Howard, specializes in all-over detailing services, as well as headlight restoration, cloth repair, and odor elimination. Michael is also trained in paint touch-up and micro-paint repair, which comes in handy when your hood is picked to host the national tiddlywinks tournament.