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Nancy Hernandez

Stops: Boomtown Tees, Jason's Deli, Ida Red

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

The Team: Nancy Hernandez

Stop #1: We started the $91.80 Challenge wandering around downtown. The first place that caught my eye was Boomtown Tees. I was pleased with the different colors and styles that featured Tulsa and Oklahoma very well. These T-shirts are made on-site, which is awesome. They also have a nice $10 shelf of Oklahoma shirts. From clothes to hats and handmade jewelry — we were sure to leave with a couple things. My sister, Lety, and I each got a T-shirt. Mine said, “Living the Vida OKLA.” By the way, it’s a very nice fit and comfortable. We also got a cute love key necklace that is sure to go with everyday outfits.
Cost $48.83

Stop #2: For lunch, we decided on something light and fresh. Jason’s Deli was our choice. They have an excellent menu with a lot of options. It was my sister’s first time, and she fell in love with their fantastic food. Their unlimited salad bar is a must — always so fresh and so many dressings and toppings to choose from. Their salad bar alone would make anyone return, but they also have amazing sandwiches too. I had one of my favorites — the California Club. It’s a mouthful of goodness. For my side, I had the fruit with creamy, sweet but not too sweet, fruit dip. (I could eat the dip all day.) The manager was very nice and friendly, making sure we enjoyed our meal. Did I mention free ice cream? It’s the perfect way to end a delicious meal. You can choose from chocolate, vanilla or twist.
Cost $16.91

Stop #3: For our last stop, we decided to try something fun and sweet. We went for Ida Red. What a nice surprise to find an old-fashioned soda bar as we were walking through the Tulsa Arts District. There are so many cute Tulsa/Okie things and unique items. There is a wide and fun assortment of sweets with plenty of homemade sodas, ice cream, milkshakes, coffee, and more. The prices are very reasonable too. My children (Christian, Daniel, and Ayleen) loved the cookies and cream milkshake, and the birthday cake flavor was insane. I had the Dr Pepper float — it was perfect. I enjoyed every last bit. It is one of our new favorite places to go to for sure.
Cost $24.67

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