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Lollie Moore

Stops: Flo's Burger Diner, Boomtown Tees, First Friday Art Crawl, El Guapo's

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$91.80 Challenger
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$91.80 Challenger
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May 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 she could find fun and free activities ... bonus. The only catch was that she had to spend it at places, events or shops profiled in the May 2019 issue of Preview 918.

The Team: Lollie Moore

Stop #1: Friday started with Flo’s Burger Diner for lunch. This cute, retro-inspired burger joint is precisely what you’d expect. I went for the bacon blue cheese burger with onion straws and root beer. A total win with sides big enough for two.
Cost: $15.92

Stop #2: I love downtown Tulsa and knew there were a few businesses I couldn’t wait to visit. Topping the list was Boomtown Tees. They are the place to go for Tulsa and souvenir T-shirts. They have a great selection, and I chose a tattoo inspired tee, an Oklahoma bracelet, a kitty pin, and a sticker.
Cost: $45.97

Stop #3: The First Friday Art Crawl is a great way to spend an evening. The galleries and museums in the Tulsa Arts District are open at no charge, including Philbrook Downtown, Woody Guthrie Center, Living Arts, Black Wall Street Gallery, and 108 Contemporary to name a few. You can see the latest exhibits and people watch for hours for nothing. Bonus: some galleries offer free wine too.
Cost: $0

Stop #4: Saturday was the SXSW Tulsa event at the Gathering Place. Some of the fantastic talent that performed at SXSW played for an enthusiastic audience. The Gathering Place is such a gift for Tulsa. If you haven’t checked it out, make a plan to do so.
Cost: $0

Stop #5: After the Gathering Place, I stopped at 360 Home and found a set of candlesticks that were above my challenge budget, but they found a new home with me nonetheless.

Following a busy day at the SXSW Tulsa Stage and some thrifting, it was time for dinner at El Guapo’s. Lucky me, happy hour appetizers are half price, so I scored cantina queso, flautas and a raspberry margarita. Bonus: free chips and salsa as well.
Cost: $29.81

I spent $91.70 and saw live music, new art exhibits at multiple museums and galleries, had delicious food and supported some of my favorite local businesses. An absolute win. What are some of your favorite places in Tulsa? Share them with me on Facebook or tweet me at @‌GirlAboutTulsa.

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