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J.T., Lisa and MacKenzie Moore

Stops: Napa Flats, Baskin-Robbins, Freeway Cafe, Boomtown Tees, Jason’s Deli

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$91.80 Challenger
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$91.80 Challenger
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September 29, 2017

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 September issue of Preview.

The Team: J.T., Lisa and MacKenzie Moore

Since our family doesn’t eat out frequently, we took on this challenge with great excitement and purpose. We were delighted at the opportunity to try a few new eating places and visit some unique retail stores.

Stop #1: On a gorgeous Friday evening, we dined near the Arkansas River at Napa Flats. The atmosphere inside was very clean and quaint. Our server, Angela, was quite pleasant and attentive to our table. As an appetizer, we ordered homemade hummus topped with feta, kalamata olives, and garlic oil, and served with flatbread and sliced cucumbers and carrots. It was so delicious, that we would have considered this as an entree and been completely satisfied. A simple pepperoni pizza and side salads completed our meal.
Cost: $28.21

Stop #2: After dinner, we enjoyed watching ORU women’s soccer score four goals in 30 minutes. Though we know nothing about the sport, it was thrilling to watch. After that, it was time for dessert at Baskin-Robbins on Memorial. Against my [Lisa] better judgment, I opted for two scoops in a waffle cone cup. In fact, we each went with two scoops, enjoying flavors like butter pecan, Love Potion #31, mint chocolate chip and world class chocolate.
Cost: $15.14

Stop #3: J.T. opted to go cycling in Pryor at the Dam Jam, so MacKenzie and I headed out for breakfast to Freeway Cafe, a ‘50s, car-themed restaurant. My three-egg veggie omelet with hash browns was hearty and quite delicious. MacKenzie literally rejoiced over the sausage patties that tasted so good.
Cost: $13.10

Stop #4: We were ready for shopping and traveled downtown to the Blue Dome District. Walking around, we found creative wall art and took lots of pictures before venturing into Boomtown Tees, where we bought a cute pair of Oklahoma Girl earrings and a mug.
Cost: $19.54

Stop #5: For dinner, we chose one of our favorite places to eat: Jason’s Deli. The salad bar and bow tie pasta with meatballs satisfied our bellies. And let’s not forget their free ice cream.
Cost: $23.83

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