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Jaime Tillman

Stops: Brownies Hamburgers, Twisted Soul Sisters, Village Inn, Osage Casino

$91.80 Challenger
$91.80 Challenger
November 28, 2018

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 November 2018 issue of Preview 918.

The Team: Jaime Tillman

Stop #1: My first stop was at Brownies Hamburgers in Sand Springs where I met a friend for lunch. I enjoyed the chili cheese Tater Tots, which is an entire meal. She had the cheeseburger and onion rings. Of course, we had to get the root beer that is made daily at each Brownies location. Brownies has been a Tulsa staple since 1957 when their first hamburger stand was opened near 21st Street and Harvard Avenue. They are known for their delicious cheeseburgers, homemade root beer, and pies that are made daily.
Cost: $24

Stop #2: Twisted Soul Sisters in Bixby advertises their store as “city flair in a small town,” and it has a little bit of everything with a focus on fashion. It’s a mixture of vintage and modern. I immediately fell in love with the displays and decorations, especially the chandeliers over worn wooden tables, metal pink flamingo statues, chicken wire and white curio cabinets. It’s something to see. They have everything from clothes, boots and jewelry, to dishes, hats, gifts, and glasses. I love that the owner custom makes jewelry while you wait, and you can pick from thousands of beads and charms to truly make each piece unique. I enjoyed my visit there, especially with the sweet woman who worked there named Kailen. I bought a cute pair of readers adorned with turquoise and jewels.
Cost: $27

Stop #3: After shopping we went to Village Inn, where I picked up a French Silk pie to take home for my son’s birthday party. They have over 20 pies to choose from, including pumpkin, pecan, carrot cake and cheese cake. You can order online for the next day or the next month, and then go pick up your pies. This is a great thing with the holidays coming, and they make delicious pies.
Cost: $15

Stop #4: My final stop was for dinner at Osage Casino in Sand Springs. I ordered the 9-ounce sirloin with a baked potato and salad. They also have the best fried mushrooms in town. I had a little bit of money left, so I got an order of those to go. I played the slots while I waited on my order. I didn’t have any luck, but it was fun. Osage Casino is nestled in the rolling hills of Osage County and offers dining, music, gaming and entertainment.
Cost: $26

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