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Lisa and Bob Reser

Stops: Albert G’s, Ida Red, Caz’s Chowhouse

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

The Team: Lisa and Bob Reser

Stop #1: We went to Albert G’s on Harvard Avenue and got a parking space up front. I ordered the smoked Idaho potato with chopped brisket, and Bob ordered the chopped brisket dinner with beans and potato salad. We had a water and Fat Tire beer to drink. We had visited this location once before and wondered why we didn’t come here more often. My potato was enormous and I ate about half of it and took the rest home. Bob’s meal was also large but he ate most of it. He wants Albert G’s to know he loves the beans. We will be back.
Cost: $30.36

Stop #2: We’ve been to Ida Red many times, and I like to buy gifts from there for the reddit Christmas gift exchange. Last year, I got a guy from Minnesota who was in a metal band, and I bought him a Cain’s Ballroom T-shirt. We love all the things they have representing Tulsa, because we love this town. We bought a bottle of salsa (should’ve got mild) and Bob picked a book.
Cost: $21.14

Stop #3: We had never been to Caz’s Chowhouse, even though we have meant to for about four years. We got a half order of cheese fries with jalapenos that I knew would be too much food, but they were too good to not eat. We both ordered the chicken-fried steak. I ordered mine with macaroni and cheese, and Bob ordered his with green beans. The portions were enormous, as I suspected. All the food was very good and we ate more than we planned to. We immediately went home and napped.
Cost: $30.02

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