Monday, August 9, 2010

Bright, New Horizons

Have you seen it? The new If you haven't, I'd love if you'd come take a look.

If you like what you see, and if you've enjoyed so far, please take a minute and subscribe to the new feed.

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In case you're wondering, here's exactly how to do that.

First, open the new Scroll down just a tad, until you see this:

See that pretty orange icon? That's the link to the new feed. Click on it.

Here's a little bit of what you'll see:

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Click it. 

Ta-da! Now you're subscribed to the new Tasha Does Tulsa feed in Google Reader. This method works just as well if you use any of the services listed on this menu, or in the drop down menu on this same page (where is says (Choose Your Reader)). You can also join hundreds of other Tulsans by subscribing to via e-mail with this same menu (or, by clicking that there link). 

If you need more help making the switch to the new feed, or if you have problems signing up for the e-mail service, give me a shout.  

I look forward to seeing you all at the new site, and I'd love to hear from you about the changes that have been made. You can use my fancy schmancy new contact form, or you can e-mail me old-school style at

Amen. And yay!

Friday, July 30, 2010

What to Do in Tulsa This Weekend

Tulsa Skyline

Where else in the world can you get dozens of local bands playing in two huge downtown music festivals; a celebration featuring more than 80 different kinds of beer; a film festival that's gone big and come back home; and a gun show, a home and garden show, a horse show and a giant flea market, all of those last four happening within walking distance of each other?

No where else but Tulsa, Oklahoma. And that, my friends, is a wonderful thing.

Get the full details on what to do in Tulsa this weekend right here.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Erin Sees Tulsa: Opportunity Doesn't Care About Your Camera

erin sees tulsa.

In the world we live in today, most people I know are rarely without a camera.

What to Do in Tulsa Tonight, Tasha's Pick

1950s Circle Cinema

Pizza, beer and a free movie - what could be better on a sweltering summer evening? Get it all with today's pick:

The Tulsa United Film Festival
When: 7pm
Where: Joe Momma's, 112 S. Elgin Ave.
There's nothing quite like a film festival in the dog days of summer, and United Film Festivals, which got its start in Tulsa, brings it to T-Town this weekend. Get four full days of indie films and shorts starting tonight with screenings of A Rock-afire Explosion (this screening is free!) and Biker Fox - get the full schedule and buy tickets and passes to the festival here.

Now that you know today's pick, be sure to check out what there is to do before and after on today's full itinerary.

And don't forget to check out the Cool Kid Activity of the Day here in Tulsa over on my blog at


Photo from

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tulsa United Film Festival 2010: A Rundown. Plus, Win Passes.

1950s Circle Cinema

Congrats to Kristen J, winner of the pair of TUFF mini-passes up for grabs here at TDT. Thanks to all for playing - see you at the festival!

The Tulsa United Film Festival, a weekend chock full of movies with indie and local flare, kicks off in Tulsa tomorrow night.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Loops, A Yarn Store: Babies, Babies, Everywhere

Loops, A Yarn Store

Part of being a 26-year-old female like me is that, from time to time, no fewer than three of your close friends will be pregnant at the same time.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Savoy's Famous Cinnamon Rolls, a Boy and the Fork That Was Too Slow

Cinnamon Rolls at Savoy Restaurant

See that up there? That, my friends, is half a pound of soft, buttery dough, perfectly sweet icing and enough cinnamon to last you until you can make it home for the holidays.

And it can only be found at Tulsa's Savoy Restaurant, just north of 61st and Sheridan in Tulsa.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wild Brew 2010: Food, Music, Beer and You

Marshall Beer

Ladies and gents, we have a winner!

I loved this story because it's real. It's relatable. And it's a classic story of that first beer. Plus, it made my tummy do that nervous churn-y thing. I like that in a story. And I loved that he remembered the name of the officer who reprimanded him but, ultimately, let him off the hook.

Enjoy your passes, Michael! Here's to hoping that the beers you'll enjoy this weekend will cause you much less angst than that first one did.

And thanks to all of you for playing - see you all at Wild Brew!

You could rent a jet and go globe-trotting to try 80 of the world's premium beers.

Or, you could buy tickets to the Wild Brew, Tulsa's "crawl-in-one" beer tasting, music and food festival at the Exchange Center at Expo Square Saturday, July 31st (just one Saturday from now). The event kicks off at 5pm, with a patron-only hour at 4pm.

Friday, July 23, 2010

What to Do in Tulsa This Weekend

River Parks Plaza

Where else in the world can you get a sky full of overgrown remote-control airplanes, an up-all-night horror film festival, a cast and crew putting on two plays in two theaters at the same time, all weekend long and a down-home, old-fashioned bluegrass and ice cream festival?

No where else but Tulsa, Oklahoma. And that, my friends, is a wonderful thing.

Get the full details on what to do in Tulsa this weekend right here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roller Derby in Pictures: Erin Sees Tulsa

erin sees tulsa

This was my second time at the Roller Derby out in Broken Arrow. And really, there's nothing quite like it.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Campfire Cooking, A Beatnik, Tacos and Squirrels: Tulsa Blog Roundup

For anyone looking for a variety of interesting online reading, Tulsa's blogosphere provides.

At last count, Tulsa was home to more than 100 blogs, and those are just the ones to which I've been alerted and subscribe. Needless to say, then, in the pages of Tulsa blogs, there's something for everyone.

I got such a great response from last week's edition that I decided to round up my favorite posts written by Tulsa bloggers this week.

Personal Chefs on the Cutting Edge

OK Foodie at Sage Southside

Tulsa’s personal chefs can be found in the city’s swankiest homes. Now they’re breaking out of the kitchen to set up shop in historic and up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Find out where on the Food page of this week's edition of Tulsa Business Journal.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tulsa Blogger Meetup, July 2010 Edition

There's more to blogging than twice-reheated coffee, bathrobes and pink bunny house shoes.

Anatomy of a Blogger

At least, I'm pretty sure there is.

From our first meeting in February, Tulsa Blogger Meetup was formed to strengthen the local community of independent, online publishers. We want to encourage excellence in local blogging, too.

We're also fans of giving ourselves a good excuse to get together each month for laughs, beers and the occasional, delicious noms.

We hope you'll join us for what's going on at TBM this month (full details after the jump).

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Linnaeus Teaching Gardens: From The Secret Tulsa Treasures File

Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

Did you know that Tulsa is the site of a 1.5-acre teaching garden? It's true. It's called the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, and since the summer of 2006, it can be found in Woodward Park at 21st Street and Peoria Ave., just east of the Tulsa Rose Garden. And guess what - you can see it free, and it's open to the public six days a week.

Also? It's beauty and serenity and information and volunteers are totally gonna blow you away. This ain't no garden-variety garden, people.

I'm sorry. I couldn't help myself. Backing away from the pun machine in 3, 2, 1...

Until you can pay a visit to the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens to experience if for yourself, I'm gonna let my two-year-old lead us on a virtual tour of sorts.

Ready? Me, too. Let's go.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pie Hole Pizzeria + The Pearl Farmers Market: Oh, The Possibilities

Pie Hole Pizzeria

Did you know that, at Tulsa's Pie Hole Pizzeria on Cherry Street, any pizza lover can purchase dough enough for a large pizza for just $3?

Friday, July 16, 2010

What to Do in Tulsa This Weekend

Linnaeus Garden

Where else in the world can you get the crowning of Miss Peach, a cook-off starring frybread as big as your head, a 34-foot Slip-n-Slide in a swimsuit edition of a minor league baseball game and a visit from Professional Bull Riders, all in one weekend?

No where else but in Tulsa, Oklahoma, my friends. And that's a wonderful thing.

Get the full details on what there is to do in Tulsa this weekend right here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

In One Downtown Block: Erin Sees Tulsa

erin sees tulsa.

Spotted in one downtown block: Those enjoying life.

erin sees tulsa.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Discoveryland, Super Quiktrip, Pretty Bras and Skewered Apartments: Tulsa Blog Roundup

Tulsa Blogger Meetup, Second Edition

As I continue to sew up the final details on the next Tulsa Blogger Meetup (squee! Look for an announcement within the next couple of days), I realized that for anyone looking for a variety of interesting online reading, Tulsa's blogosphere provides.

At last count, Tulsa was home to more than 100 blogs, and those are just the ones to which I've been alerted and subscribe. Needless to say, then, in the pages of Tulsa blogs, there's something for everyone.

What to Do in Tulsa Today: Tasha's Pick

RiverParks, west bank

Sunshine! It does exist! Get out and enjoy it today. Here's one way to do that and catch a breeze at the same time:

Wednesday Night Ride
When: Starting at 4:30pm
Where: River Parks West, 23rd and Jackson
Each Wednesday during daylight savings time, more than 300 cyclists converge at 23rd and S. Jackson on the west side of the Arkansas River. This unsponsored, social ride attracts cyclists of all skill levels. Some ride a 16-mile route that includes the Sand Springs "Katy" Trail. Others ride more than 30 miles. Participants may park at the River West Festival Park (site of Oktoberfest). Public restrooms at the amphitheatre will be open from 4:30 p.m. to approx. 9:30 p.m. Groups form as early as 4:30 p.m. The largest group leaves around 5:30 p.m.

Be sure to check out today's full itinerary here.

Looking for ways to stay cool in T-Town today as the heat index climbs to over 100 degrees? Check out this frosty listing.

And don't forget to check my blog over at every week day (including today!) for the Tulsa's Cool Kid Activity of the Day.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

16 Ways to Keep Cool in Tulsa this Week


Temperatures don't look too forgiving here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week - highs are charted to be in the mid- to upper-90s until beyond the seven-day forecast - but that doesn't mean that your only choice for entertainment is to camp out next to the nearest air conditioning vent.

There's still tons of ways to get out on the town and have a great time, all without breaking a sweat. Here are a few ideas.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Joz: Mod Design Love

I'm a design geek wannabe. A requirement of all design geek wannabes (and actual design geeks alike) is, if not an undying, fiery love for mid-century modern design, then at least a general appreciation of the style that's worn as a mask to disguise an undying, fiery love for said style, called mid-mod for short.

This is an easy love to cultivate here in Tulsa. Between Lortondale and our famous neon signs on our stretch of Route 66 and our strong design and architecture community here in Tulsa, it's sort of unusual not to stumble upon these vestiges of the '50s and '60s in everyday life in this town.


A drive down 15th Street (a.k.a. Cherry Street) surely won't offer protection from such a chance meeting.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mod's Coffee and Crepes. Plus, ZOMG!!1! My kid was on TV!

Mod's Coffee and Crepes

It's not very often one sees a child at a downtown restaurant in the middle of the day. Suits and ties, yes; Toy Story light-up sandals and Zany Bands, no.

Mod's Coffee and Crepes

Maybe that's why when my little guy visited downtown earlier this week to try my friend Rusty's new restaurant, Mod's Coffee and Crepes, he attracted the attention of the media.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

How's Your Geography? Erin Sees Tulsa

Can you guess where I was standing when I took this picture?

downtown tulsa.

Maybe this will help.

erin sees tulsa

Despite an overabundance of construction and a river that sometimes runs dry, we have one beautiful city to call home.

Tulsa photographer Erin Conrad photoblogs weekly at Tasha Does Tulsa as Erin Sees Tulsa. Check out her recent posts here.

Cool Kid Activity of the Day: Family Game Night

Family Game Night

Hungry, Hungry Hippos. You sunk my Battleship. Uno! Get it all with today's edition of Cool Kid Activity of the Day on my blog at

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Power Lunch: Cafe Samana

Cafe Samana

We waited with anticipation to see what would become of the space that now houses Cafe Samana when its former tenant, Blue Moon Bakery, moved north on Brookside to Center 1 late last year. When we stopped in for lunch, we found a restaurant, open since Feb. 5, that is more than worthy of the space.

Snack on the rest of this restaurant review on the Food page of this week's edition of Tulsa Business Journal.

Get more food and entertainment coverage by Tasha in Tulsa Business Journal here.

Slumber Party 2 at Circle Cinema

Circle Cinema

Michael Champlin from The Tulsa Project joins us today with some news from Tulsa's own indie movie theater, Circle Cinema. Take it away, Michael!

In a city which came of age in the golden era of Hollywood, it's not all that surprising to find that at one point in its history the city of Tulsa had a collection of world-class movie theaters.

There were a multitude of Art Deco movie houses downtown, not to mention the Delman at 15th and Lewis, the Brook (now a restaurant) on Brookside, and last (though certainly not least) the little-theater-that-could, the Circle at Whittier Square. Constructed in 1928, the theater remains the oldest existing theater in Tulsa.

But, enough with the history lesson. Lets talk movies. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cheap Thrills: Just the Way I Like 'Em

Cheap Thrills

Lucky for those who enjoy a good romp through some resale retail, Tulsa is home to scads of thrift and vintage shops and flea markets.

But while we have everything from Goodwill and Salvation Army outlets to kids' consignment to second-hand hotel furniture super shops, there's nothing in Tulsa quite like this.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Birthday Party at Dilly Deli. (Also, how to light a cupcake on fire.)

Dilly Deli

If you're planning a birthday party at which:

-Kids will be in attendance;
-You'll need plenty of room;
-You'll need fun things to do built right into the venue; and
-You like the idea of being outside,

I'm going to tell you right now where you should have your shindig: Dilly Deli.

Friday, July 2, 2010

What to Do in Tulsa This Weekend, 4th of July 2010 Edition

Where else can you get a dozen fireworks shows, a movie on the lawn of a world-class museum, a Cajun festival and a Lady Gaga concert that is so fabulous, it doesn't even need the real Lady Gaga?

Nowhere but in Tulsa, my friends. And that's a wonderful thing.

Here's your itinerary for getting down with T-Town this weekend.

Fourth on the Third: Win Tickets!

The 4th of July comes early to the Tulsa Community College VanTrease Performing Arts Center. It's all thanks to Signature Symphony's Fourth on the Third, a celebration of patriotic music that's sure to swell the heart of every members of the audience this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cherry Street Farmers' Market: Erin Sees Tulsa

erin sees tulsa

In an effort to beat the heat last Saturday, my first photo shoot of the day was at 8am.

Even starting off that early did little to keep the sweat from dripping and the clothes from sticking. However, I was all smiles when my newly engaged couple agreed to finish up their shoot at the Cherry Street Farmer's Market.

Monday, June 28, 2010

4th of July 2010 Events in Tulsa

Get your 4th of July celebration groove on with these Tulsa-area events.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Arnold's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers: A West Side Story

Arnold's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers

Hamburgers run through the garden, served in a yellow paper wrapper and sealed with a toothpick.

Soft drinks served in frosty mugs. Crispy, piping-hot onion rings.

The best chocolate malt in town, served with a dollop of whipped cream.

What I'm talking about here is, of course, Arnold's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Tulsa Kid's Splash Pad How-To

River Parks Plaza

The city of Tulsa manages over 130 parks, and 31 of them offer water playgrounds. Just think - that's a splash pad for every day of the month, all right here in Tulsa.

It's also a lot of water park to navigate all on your little lonesome. To help out, a certain kiddo would like to offer his guide to Tulsa splash pads to all of you - he just loves to be of service.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Miss Tulsa Refreshment Pageant: Which is Tulsa's Most Refreshing Summertime Treat?

UPDATE//The pageant judges have spoken!


Despite much speculation from the TDT Facebook community that Braum's actually has the better cherry limeade, the Cherry Limeade from Sonic beat out all other tasty Tulsa refreshments and accepted the crown this morning with humility and grace. Feel free to visit her between 2-4pm today for happy hour, when you can take her home for half price.

The QuikTrip 49-cent drink won the title of first runner-up, with a frosty glass of Weber's root beer taking third place.

Thanks, all, for voting! Have a refreshing day, T-Town style.


Now that the first week of summer has smacked us upside the head with a 100-degree-plus heat index every day this week, we Tulsans are all thinking of ways to stay cool. An easy way to do that is from the inside out, with a tasty, local refreshment.

But, which gets the job done best? To find the answer, say hello to the first-ever TDT Refreshment Pageant, a showcase of some of Tulsa's most refreshing refreshments and icy-cold treats.

Be sure to vote for your favorite after the jump.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dreaming in Red, White and Blue: Erin Sees Tulsa

erin sees tulsa

With July 4th less than two weeks away, my eyes have started noticing all the red, white and blue that surrounds us.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Where to Find Cigars in Tulsa

The Cigar Box

The recession might have put some members of the Tulsa business community in last season’s neckties or put a hold on that man cave renovation, but one thing is for sure: No one is giving up his cigar.

There’s nothing quite like a fine cigar and scotch on the rocks at the end of a long week at the office. The taste that can range from a sweet, floral grassiness to wood and leather can put the troubles of the boardroom miles away.

Thanks to the local selection of fine cigars — who knew the Tulsa area offers nearly a dozen cigar shops and counting? — there’s no need to try one’s hand at smuggling hand-rolled Cubans or, worse, going without cigars altogether.

Get the list on the High Life page in this week's edition of Tulsa Business Journal.

Street Eats Fill a Market Void

They’re a mark of every major metropolitan city: vendors of street fare, set up along busy thoroughfares where hungry downtowners rove for midday sustenance.

Suddenly, these vendors are on seemingly every corner in Tulsa’s central business district, especially hot dog cart operators, numbering about half a dozen businesses within the IDL.

Grab some napkins and chow down on the rest of the story on the Food page in this week's issue of Tulsa Business Journal.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Brook: This Is Summer

The Brook

You know how when fall and winter start to come around that you notice you crave things like chicken pot pie and bread pudding and generally heavy, food-for-the-soul-type stuff?

And how when spring arrives the first thing everyone wants is anything besides chicken pot pie and bread pudding? And how you feel like if you have to eat another piece of citrus you might just cry your eyes out? You need real fruit, by George!

Well, me, too. And when summer (and 90-plus percent humidity) is in the air, I get to craving one thing.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day 2010 in Tulsa

Joe Momma's Downtown

Looking to show Dad a weekend on the town to celebrate all that he's done for you over the years? Here are some ideas for things to do together.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Sno Cone Mystique: Erin Sees Tulsa

josh's sno shack

While the official first day of summer is June 21st, for me summer always begins the day I eat my first sno cone.

 It's true. It's not really summer until I've been satisfied with the sticky sweetness that is a sno cone from Josh's Sno Shack.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Want Free Tickets to Tulsa Blogger Meetup/Tulsa Tweetup Thursday Night?

Ever wondered just exactly how much awesomeness would ensue if the folks from Tulsa Blogger Meetup showed up with the folks from Tulsa Tweetup at the same place, at the same time?

Wonder no more. It's happening. And very, very soon.

As in, tomorrow.

The deadline to order discount tickets was last Wednesday, but if you missed out, or even if you've already purchased your tickets, here's a way to snag a ticket for free.

TDT Father's Day Gift Guide 2010

Joe Momma's Downtown

Shop local, shop local, shop local. It's a mantra we're all hearing a lot lately, especially here at

Okay, right? If we want to improve our quality of life as residents of this city, we're supposed to shop local. We get it.

But, now what?

An easy way to get rolling on the shop-local train is to do some creative and thoughtful shopping for gifts. Since this Sunday is Father's Day, you've got the perfect opportunity to jump-start your efforts. Here's a list of places to start looking for a gift for the dad in your life, categorized by type of dad.

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