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Giovi Perez and Steve Cluck

Stops: The Tropical, Dave & Buster's, The Boxyard, Roof Sixty-Six Bar, ahha Tulsa, The Max Retropub, Ida Red Boutique

$91.80 Challenger
$91.80 Challenger
March 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 sound a lot 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 March 2019 issue of Preview 918.

The Team: Giovi Perez and Steve Cluck

We are two friends united by our love of vegan dishes, Star Wars, chihuahuas, and unicorns. We are kids at heart. Supporting local is super fun because Tulsa is home to some of the coolest shops and restaurants. Tulsans are some of the most compassionate, creative, and friendly people, and that is why we love Tulsa. Don’t hate the 918.

Stop #1: For several months we have traveled far and wide throughout Tulsa, devouring vegan dishes and documenting our experiences on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Of all of the food we have sampled, one of our favorite restaurants is The Tropical. If you like your food hot and spicy, The Tropical can hook you up.
Cost: $14

Stop #2: Playing games is essential to us, so we went to Dave & Buster’s. Our knack for Angry Birds allowed us to rack up several tickets and win prizes. Most exhilarating of all was our game of Mario Kart, where Donkey Kong just narrowly beat Princess Peach in a photo finish. Dave & Buster’s is a great place to have fun for kids of all ages.
Cost: $15

Stop #3: We went to The Boxyard to enjoy all of the locally-owned shops and the scenic downtown views. Modern Mess had several cute outfits and accessories, including ‘90s throwbacks that Gwen Stefani would love. Okie Dokie had clever stickers and greeting cards. Rose Rock Microcreamery had the most amazing, life-changing, vegan ice cream. We got the vegan chocolate and vegan cinnamon flavors.
Cost: $8

Stop #4: After indulging in ice cream, we went to Roof Sixty-Six Bar at the Hotel Indigo. We had the Roof Sixty-Six Saison and a glass of rosé. Hotel Indigo is a wonderful new addition to Tulsa’s Blue Dome District. The bartenders are always friendly and knowledgeable. There is an incredible view from the rooftop, where you can see downtown. It is exciting to see downtown flourishing and full of life. Roof Sixty-Six Bar is a magical space to meet up with friends and enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful view of Tulsa.
Cost: $20

Stop #5: The EXPERIENCE is an interactive and fantastical art environment on the second floor of ahha Tulsa. Just as Alice fell down the rabbit hole, you can explore a place full of wonderment and curiosity. If you ever want to show out-of-towners how progressive and hip Tulsa has become, take them directly to The EXPERIENCE. It is a jewel in the center of the Tulsa Arts District. And did we mention there are My Little Pony dolls?
Cost: $22

Stop #6: Go back in time when you visit The Max Retropub. This bar boasts a mixture of retro arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s along with swanky new pinball machines. Be prepared to invest bucket loads of tokens into games such as Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, Street Fighter II, and Pac-Man. Perhaps best of all, you can challenge your friends to games of skee-ball. We can never play enough games.
Cost: $13 plus loads of game tokens

Stop #7: The smiling employees at Ida Red Boutique are always happy to help you pick out just the right gift. Ida Red is the one-stop shop for tons of Tulsa-themed merchandise. There, you can get one of the world-famous I Heart Tulsa and Don’t Hate the 918 T-shirts for kids and adults. If that is not sweet enough, they also have candy, soda, and lots of unicorn stuff.

Think you can blow our cash in an interesting way? Like us on Facebook and drop a message with some of your ideas. We might just lace your pockets with green and turn you loose.