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Lindsey and Eric Ison

Stops: Sisserou's, The Boxyard, Nova Comics, Rose Rock Microcreamery, Savoy, Tandoori Guys

$91.80 Challenger
$91.80 Challenger
May 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 May 2018 issue of Preview 918.

The Team: Lindsey and Eric Ison

Stop #1: Sisserou’s has been our go-to stop for Caribbean for a long time and we’d been craving it, so that’s where we started out this challenge. We decided to split the jerk chicken wings and a house salad with their fantastic pomegranate vinaigrette dressing. The wings are deliciously spicy and served with a creamy avocado spread. Every visit also includes their housemade bread with butter and hot pepper dip.
Cost: $23.62

Stop #2: With an ever-evolving selection of stores and events almost every weekend downtown, we had to stop at The Boxyard. We browsed the STEMcell Science Shop for dinosaur pins and cubes of tungsten. We stopped into Dwelling Spaces and tried on some very stylish hats while checking out all the quirky apparel and gifts. We also stopped into The Steel Horse to check out the latest in stylish kid fashion.

We decided to take full advantage of the gorgeous weather, so we loaded up the twins in carriers and also checked out Nova Comics, which is also at The Boxyard. The store is on the second floor, and we felt right at home when we walked in. Lance, the owner, is super friendly and more than willing to help you find the perfect title or gift. We decided on a few magnets made from vintage comic books to add to our fridge. They’ve got a ton of titles and nerdy paraphernalia too.
Cost: $6.35

Stop #3: Rose Rock Microcreamery was a new place for us, and the perfect way to close out our visit to The Boxyard. They make small batches of super indulgent ice cream and sorbet flavors like Lavender Honey, Midnight Chocolate, Vietnamese Coffee and Cookie Butter. They’ve also got some great vegan flavors too. After sampling a few flavors, I opted for the rose rock (strawberry with candied pecans) and Eric got a giant orange sherbet.

Both were the perfect complement to a warm spring day with the family. My oldest twin, River, dug the strawberry ice cream too, though she got more of it on her face than in her mouth.
Cost: $8.47

Stop #4: We’d only been to Savoy a couple of times since we usually do family breakfast on Sundays. Now that Savoy is open seven days a week, we decided to stop in. We got there between the morning and lunch rushes, so we were able to sit right down. I started with one of their mammoth (and yummy) cinnamon pecan rolls to go with my coffee. Eric decided on a two-egg breakfast with bacon, biscuits and gravy. The coffee was hot and the breakfast was delicious.
Cost: $21.25

Stop #5: For our last stop and a delicious Sunday dinner, we decided to try something new to us. Tandoori Guys is the only Indian restaurant in Broken Arrow, and it’s buffet-style. We’re big fans of Indian food, but Eric tends to stick with the old favorites. This was an excellent opportunity to try a little bit of a lot of things and discover some new favorites. I loved the korma and biryani, and Eric loved the spice of the tandoori chicken and the sweet mango dessert. On our way out, we discovered that they have a vegan buffet on Thursdays and street food on Wednesdays. We will be back.
Cost: $30

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