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Christia Simmons

Stops: Mondo's Ristorante Italian, Dilly Diner, Sweet Boutique, Rosegold, Boomtown Tees

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$91.80 Challenger
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$91.80 Challenger
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December 28, 2019

The Mission: So providing an envelope of cash and telling people to spend it in 48 hours isn’t exactly a challenge, but it makes this assignment more interesting. Spend $91.80 (we used the local area code for the amount) in two days. And if they could find fun and free activities ... bonus. The only catch was that they had to spend it at places, events or shops profiled in the December 2019 issue of Preview 918.

The Team: Christia Simmons

Stop #1: We started off at Mondo’s Ristorante Italian on Brookside. Mondo’s was amazing, the staff was great, and the atmosphere was very nice. We ordered the spinach artichoke dip appetizer and a cup of clam chowder and minestrone. All were absolutely amazing. The meals also came with fresh garlic bread. We even had leftovers to take home.
Cost: $25

Stop #2: Next, we went to Dilly Diner in downtown Tulsa. We had a Caffè Americano, chai tea latte, and shared an incredible cherry oatmeal cookie. The cookie was so soft, like it was just baked. The drinks were wonderful on a nice, cool day. Dilly Diner was packed with people, but we were seated immediately.
Cost: $8

Stop #3: With the weather so nice, we decided to walk to The Boxyard to check out Sweet Boutique. This place is amazing. The owner let us sample many things, and we ended up getting some chocolate-covered espresso beans, chocolate-covered almonds, a tiramisu truffle, and some malted milk balls.
Cost: $12

Stop #4: While at The Boxyard, I wanted to check out Rosegold. The boutique had some very beautiful jewelry, and I found a great pair of earrings.
Cost: $16

Stop #5: With shopping on the mind, we headed to Boomtown Tees. This place is so cool and is so much more than just T-shirts. From drinking glasses and jewelry, they have so many Oklahoma-themed items. I ended up getting one of their monthly $10 tees which was holiday themed. It’s so soft. I also got a pair of Oklahoma earrings.
Cost: $19

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