The month of October brings cooler weather in Oklahoma and an array of outdoor festivals from the Tulsa State Fair to Oktoberfest. In each one of our celebrations with friends and family, good food and drink is a key element.  

Recently, my family surprised me with a birthday dinner at Polo Grill in Utica Square where we enjoyed an elegant atmosphere combined with the finest food. Later in the month, we celebrated my nephew’s birthday at Tally’s Café on Route 66, where we had the best “breakfast for dinner” ever in true roadside diner style. While the entire family may not always see each other as a group on a daily basis, we do come together to celebrate birthdays and other milestones, and food is always at the center of it all.

The food and drink scene in Tulsa has really changed over the past decade with more options than ever before. In fact, there are so many choices that I quite often turn to apps like OpenTable or TapHunter to find just the right spot. The craft beer business has also exploded in Oklahoma with innovative brewpubs operating across the state.

In this issue of Tulsa Lifestyle, we bring you stories about food and drink from sumptuous Italian food to healthy acai bowls, the latest in craft beer, recipes for decorating sugar cookies with the kids and mixing tailgate drinks for friends.

Enjoy the beautiful weather of October by celebrating your family with food and drink. Start a collection of fall leaves. Buy a pumpkin. Visit a brewpub. Attend a festival and dance your heart out. Make sugar cookies. And, just have fun.

Louann Buhlinger



On the cover

Travis Richards, brewmaster and owner of Nothing’s Left Brewing Co., at 1502 East 6th Street in Tulsa displaying Nature’s Candy Milkshake IPA with Porter peaches. Photo by Lacy Richards.