Swing Tulsa Style Dance Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of West Coast swing dancing. On a 1,500-square-foot wood dance floor, students learn the dance's signature six- and eight-count patterns in beginners' classes or improve their swing techniques during intermediate and advanced classes to a soundtrack of country, disco, pop, and blues songs.
Select Cinemas, the proprietors of RiverWalk Movies, believe that suburban moviegoers shouldn't have to go out of their way to catch Hollywood's latest offerings. They also believe that movie theaters can boost neighboring businesses, which is why everybody wins when they integrate themselves into communities. But movies matter most, and RiverWalk Movies has an edge on urban multiplexes. All eight of their screens are wall-to-wall. All auditoriums feature 100% digital projection and 100% digital surround sound, along with stadium, rocking-chair-style seating to prevent neck craning when sitting behind Bigfoot. RiverWalk also prides itself on its concessions, especially the popcorn, and offers free shows to satiate kids during summer vacations.
Rich Hicks and Todd Istre are the masterminds behind many a national food concept—from Rich's southwestern taco at Tin Star to Todd's spicy seafood dishes at Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen. When the duo joined forces to create Mooyah, however, they cleared the tortillas and crawdads from their mind in order to focus on formulating a quintessential American burger.
Today, within scores of Mooyah locations throughout the nation, chefs bustle behind counters, grilling up burgers in accordance to Todd and Rich's formula. Cooks pile lean-beef, turkey, and veggie patties onto white or wheat buns before loading on cheeses and toppings of bacon, fried onion, and avocado. Meanwhile, freshly cut potatoes simmer in fryers, and blenders whirl with ice-cream shakes. Out in the dining room, tabletops and booths sit atop checkered floors beneath walls of chalkboards, where customers can write messages or draw portraits of what they wished they looked like, could they only grow a beard.
Zella's bundles mature women in snazzy styles from respected brand names in sizes 4 through 2X. Shoppers can rifle through racks of Lady Noiz tops, jackets, and leggings (up to $80), embellished with sparkling bling to improve visibility for satellites orbiting above. Shoppers can exhibit an executive appearance with a Keren Hart–tailored career jacket (up to $80), or adorn earlobes painlessly and paintlessly with a pair of Mam clip-on earrings (up to $80). A rhinestone handbag (up to $80) from Blue Elegance can store such essentials as wallets, keys, and emergency stashes of glow sticks.
The staffers at Cocoa Nail & Beauty Bar always keep a list of “no-no’s” in mind when purchasing polish for the salon: no formaldehyde, no toluene, no dibutyl phthalate. In addition to keeping customers safe from these harmful, unpronounceable words, they ensure a clean environment by wielding one-time-use tools, sterilizing metal pieces with medical-grade machinery, and placing a new liner in their pedicure tubs for each guest. All of these precautionary measures, however, do nothing to get in the way of their ultimate goal of relaxing every single patron. The staff cultivates a welcoming, cozy vibe, even setting out a complimentary cocoa bar so guests can sip on warm cups of silky hot chocolate as they get their nails done, remove unwanted hair, revitalize their skin, or extend their eyelashes.
Callaloo's offers adventurous tongues a spicy taste of the Caribbean, especially the cuisines of Trinidad and Tobago. To start your meal with a kick, try the jerk-chicken roti melt($6.95), with jerk chicken and melted cheese, or the beef pattie ($5.95). Sandwich wraps, such as the chicken and avocado salsa roti wrap ($7.95), are a two-handed treat, stuffed heavy with mixed greens, tomatoes, red onions, grilled chicken, jump-up rice, and avocados. Curry goat roti ($10.51), curry goat ($12.50), and grilled jerk chicken ($10.50) round out the entree selections. Callaloo's also serves kiddie dishes and desserts.