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.
QuikTrip 49-cent Fountain Drink. At just 49 cents, not only is this refreshment refreshing, but it's also easy on the wallet.
Photo by Irritated Tulsan - if you're not reading this blog, you're missing out on some serious Tulsa hilarity.
Sonic Drive-In Cherry Limeade. Between 2-4pm, it's half-price, but it's always fully delicious.
Anything from Josh's Sno Shack. There's not a line of 30-plus summer-struck Tulsans outside every Josh's location at all times for no reason.
Weber's Root Beer. A bonafide Tulsa classic, best served in a frosty mug.
Marshall Beer. My favorite for summer is the hoppy Atlas Pale Ale, but Marshall gives thirsty Tulsans some seriously tasty options.
Arnold's Chocolate Malt. It's legendary in its maltiness, and it can only be found at this west Tulsa burger joint.
FroYo from Cherry Berry. This Tulsa-based frozen yogurt chain knows how to serve up some seriously refreshing treats, but they don't. They let you do it instead, letting you totally customize your refreshment experience.
Farmers' Market Margarita from Elote Cafe. It doesn't get any more local than this, folks, especially with blueberries from the farmer's market mixed in.
Now that you've voted for your favorite Tulsa summertime treat, go forth and refresh yourself. Don't forget to take this list of refreshments along as your Tulsa guide to extreme heat relief.
And don't forget to check out the latest on what's going on in Tulsa this weekend.