Chefs at Boston Avenue Grille toss salads and layer deli meats on a menu of American staples. Sweet and savory mingle in Boston’s signature salad ($6.35), which balances roasted chicken breast and bacon with cranberries and walnuts atop crisp romaine lettuce. Creamy horseradish sauce enlivens shaved-roast-beef-and-cheddar sandwiches ($6.35) with zesty limericks, and fresh pico de gallo crowns marinated chicken or beef in Boston’s signature burrito ($6.35).
Clad in their families' colored tartans, members of more than 30 Scottish clans gather on festival grounds in Tulsa for the annual Scotfest, Oklahoma's largest Celtic music festival. Scottish traditions are passed on to festival patrons with a showcase of Highland crafts, educational workshops, and strongman Scottish games, in which more than 60 athletes compete in games that include tire flips, truck pulls, and tug of war.
Scotch tastings will feature Rubright & Hardagain answering questions about different types of scotch, the distilling process, and why some whiskies are resentful about being locked in barrels for years. Meanwhile, vendors refuel visitors with authentic Scottish food before sending them off to dance to traditional folk and Celtic rock acts such as Celtica, Tullamore, Wicked Tinkers, Seven Nations, Murder the Stout, and Celtic-influenced Texas rock band Cleghorn. A designated children's area is available for youngsters to play in.
A group of bridesmaids surrounds the bride for a postceremony photo. As the flashbulb goes off, the photographer, Andy Leithner, is smiling along with them. This is just one of the more than 1,500 weddings he has shot in his 26-year career, a kind of longevity attributed to his enthusiasm for capturing his subjects' energy. Having developed a photojournalistic, bride-focused approach to the big day has made him a seven-time winner of Oklahoma State's Best Custom Wedding Album award. Since training at both the Texas School of Photography and the Delta School of Photography, the award-winning portrait photographer has also documented innumerable graduations, births, and clouds shaped like Ansel Adams. In addition to owning Andy's Fine Portraits, he has been invited to serve as a visiting photography lecturer for the Professional Photographers of America and at Tulsa Junior College.
Diversity isn’t just a buzzword at YWCA Tulsa. It describes the people and activities that have made this organization thrive since 1914. To empower women and their families, its staff hosts programs focused on wellness, wealth, and education.
Women and men of all races, creeds, and sexual orientations flock to YWCA’s fitness center, where they can torch calories with cardio equipment and sculpt muscles in a weightlifting room. At the indoor swimming pool, kids learn to flutter kick as seniors practice arthritis-friendly aqua aerobics. Yoga classes cultivate strong, stretchy muscles with relaxing bends and balances, and CrossFit sessions strengthen exercisers of all levels with workouts inspired by Olympic sports such as weightlifting, gymnastics, and turnstile jumping.
About 90% of Purple Glaze Studio’s ceramics and craft supplies come from local sources, reflecting a dedication to the community that undergirds the studio’s resolve to never become a franchise. Instead, the Oklahoma-oriented Purple Glaze Studio welcomes neighbors inside to paint hundreds of ceramic bowls, frames, and figurines created in the Tulsa area. Stencils, sponges, and stamps assist crafters as they paint their projects, and an idea center helps jumpstart flagging imaginations. The studio also invites guests to assemble bright tiles and stones into mosaics—a perfect activity for a girls’ night, a birthday party, or discovering that you’re actually colorblind.
Since it first fired up the grill in 1987, Cafe Olé has built its name on classic Southwest fare prepared with fresh ingredients and a Santa Fe–style twist. The eatery's signature stacked blue-corn enchiladas showcase a choice of meat or veggies smothered in a piquant chili colorado sauce. Other New Mexican plates highlight flavor-packed components such as green chilies, feta cheese, chorizo, and sautéed shrimp. As patrons dine amid regional décor and an intergalactic fireplace, bartenders blend margaritas with freshly squeezed lime juice and Grand Marnier.