Linde OktoberFest: A Tulsa Tradition

Maggie 1Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa is from Maggie H., a senior from Dallas, Texas, majoring in communications with a minor in musical theater.

Oktoberfest is a traditional German festival, typically modeled after the original celebration in Munich. There are hundreds of Oktoberfest celebrations held across the country every autumn, but with over 60,000 in yearly attendance, the Tulsa Linde Oktoberfest consistently ranks as one of the strongest.

Tulsa Oktoberfest celebrates German food and culture over the span of four days every October. The festival features live music, carnival rides, weiner dog races, and over 60 varieties of traditional German beer served in a commemorative stein. (While legal identification is required to purchase alcohol, the event is open to all ages.) Just for the record, I am 21! Continue reading

Tulsa Eats & Treats

2014-08-10 14.27.09Phew! I just finished my first round of exams for the semester and now it’s time to relax, unwind and celebrate! When my friends and I want to escape the stress of school or are looking for a fun place to chill out, we usually don’t have to look much further than some of Tulsa’s best (and in my personal opinion, the best all around- trust me, I’ve been to some pretty awesome places all over the country!) eats! Whether you’re looking for restaurants with yummy food, or a cool ambiance (or both!)… you’ve come to the right place!

If you ask me what my favorite hobbies are I’ll say learning about/ engaging in social justice issues and (a very close #2)… EATING! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great eats in Tulsa! As your resident Tulsa foodie, I suggest we start with breakfast (or brunch for you fancy-types) – the most important meal of the day. Two of my absolute favorite places are Tally’s Good Food Café and Old School Bagel Café. Tally’s is your classic All-American diner situated on Route 66 (pretty cool, huh?) and it’s where I go for comfort food. The menu is huge, but I personally love to order from the breakfast section (offered at all times of the day, I might add, for when you want breakfast for dinner). Even larger than the menu are the portions – they’re mammoth-sized – getting through a meal at Tally’s for my friends and I is like conquering Mt. Everest! You probably won’t need to eat for the rest of the day (expect a food coma)! Continue reading

Summer Music in Tulsa

imagesWhen I think of summer, I think of sunshine, friends, and some great music.  Tulsa has been able to provide just that over the last couple of months! There are a ton of really cool venues around downtown Tulsa, and in June I was able to go to the Vanguard for the first time.  Semi-Precious Weapons was playing and it was a low-dough show which meant the first 100 tickets let in two people for the price of one.  SPW opened for Panic! At The Disco at TU’s Springfest event this past April.

What I loved most about the Vanguard was that it is a really intimate setting.  On its website they describe the venue perfectly, “The word Vanguard means to be in front on the edge and that’s what you’ll find here. Bands, DJ’s and everything in between that are at the forefront of today’s music scene. Artists that are on their way up and great independent artists that like playing intimate venues. This is the place you can catch the next big thing, before they’re so big you can’t get a seat within 200 yards.” Continue reading