Meet your Heroes, Buy Collectibles and More at Uncanny Comic Expo is this weekend in Tulsa!
We had a super fun time at the Uncanny Comic Expo in Tulsa today! It’s happening just this weekend in Tulsa. The Uncanny Comic Expo is a family-friendly comic book and nerd culture convention that focuses on building community and supporting the fine arts. We loved the variety of things to see and do including the cosplayers, comic books, art, toys, games, movie cars and more. They even have a room upstairs where you can play videos games for free and even compete in video game competitions. It’s currently in Central Park Hall at Expo Square Saturday May 21 from 10-6 and Sunday May 22 from 10-5. Find out more info Uncanny Comic Expo page.
Oklahoma passes bill requiring students to use the bathroom aligned with biological sex assigned at birth
Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill that essentially requires students at public schools and public charter schools in the state to use restrooms and locker rooms that match the sex listed on their birth certificates. The bill now heads to Gov. Kevin Stitt's desk to be signed into law.
A Guide to the 3 Best Places to Visit in Oklahoma
Few states are as geographically diverse as Oklahoma. From the flat, grassy plains of the east to the rugged mountains of the west, the state offers a wide variety of landscapes for visitors to explore. In addition, Oklahoma is home to a number of interesting historical sites, including the Chisholm Trail and the birthplace of Route 66.
Enjoy a night of fun with dueling pianos at Shady Keys in Downtown Tulsa
Shady Keys 🎹 in downtown Tulsa is the perfect place for a party or just a fun night out. We visited this past weekend for a friends birthday. We all had a blast and they even brought her up on stage. The pianists are very talented and they even have a drummer and occasionally the musicians play guitar, trumpets, and more. They can play almost any song and really know how to get the crowd to interact. It’s always a fun time. Be sure to reserve a table if you are having a party here, it does get packed. Soon they will be opening a bigger location with more seating and a full kitchen. (Still in downtown Tulsa).
The Warren Theatre is a fun place to see a movie in Broken Arrow
We took our boys to see the new movie, “The Bad Guys” at the Warren Theatre recently. It had been awhile since we saw a movie at the Warren. It really is a great theatre to go to. We love the decor and style of the theatre. Theres a diner inside and options for some theater rooms to have food brought to your seats. There is also a game room as well. The staff is always friendly and the theatre has always been nice and clean on our visits. If your looking for a fun place to go see a movie check out the Warren in Broken Arrow.
Kilkenny’s Irish Pub is the place to go for authentic Irish Food in Tulsa
Kilkenny’s Irish Pub is the place to go for Authentic Irish Food in Tulsa. They have a large menu the atmosphere is as you’d expect in an Irish pub. It’s cozy with plenty of seating and nice decor. My wife and I recently visited for lunch and it was so good. We started with one of the 22 appetizers. They all looked so good but we settled with Callan Cheddar Dip and Chips. (Crispy Fried Potato Wedges served with a crock of hot Irish cheddar sauce). For our meals my wife had KillKenny’s Potato Soup and a side salad. I had the Irish Travelers Chicken Cordon Bleu. I had never had a Cordon Bleu but I was pleasantly surprised with it. It consisted of Chicken Breast layered with Swiss Cheese, Black Forest Ham, coated with bread crumbs and baked golden brown. It was served with O’fredo sauce, vegetables and a side of Colcannon. (Mashed Potatoes with braised cabbage) and of course I had a Guinness with my meal. Overall, KillKenny’s was a great experience that I highly recommended.
Oklahoma couple gets married on Southwest Airlines
Due to a canceled flight on their way to elope, a couple from Oklahoma held their wedding aboard a plane. According to a Facebook post by Southwest Airlines, Pam and Jeremy booked a trip to Las Vegas on Sunday and opted to fly in their wedding attire to be ready for their wedding chapel appointment at 9 p.m. However, a canceled connection in Dallas resulted in an incredible story that Pam & Jeremy will remember for the rest of their lives.
Enjoy some of the best views of Downtown Tulsa at In the Raw Vu
Yesterday we enjoyed lunch at “In the Raw Vu” in downtown Tulsa. This restaurant has some of the best views of Tulsa. They have a large selection of delicious sushi and many options for the non sushi people. They have many seating options inside and out with two large patios. One of the patios even has views of the Drillers stadium! It’s a wonderful place to eat in downtown Tulsa. in the raw vū They also have 4 other locations around Oklahoma.
Food with a view at the Rooftop in Broken Arrow.
The Rooftop is a great place to hang out and eat in Broken Arrow. It’s located on main street in the Rose District above “In the Raw”. They have indoor seating with window views and a large patio outside. The food is great. I love the pizza and pretzel bites! My wife enjoys the pasta on our last visit she had the pasta primavera. If you’re looking for a restaurant with a fun atmosphere and great views of Main Street stop on by The Rooftop BA. Also they have shade umbrellas for when is hot and heaters for when it’s cold.
One of a kind Oklahoma Gifts found in Broken Arrow
1907 is a great shop for Oklahoma Gear. They have a wide variety of Oklahoma clothing, hats, jewelry, and much more. They have something for everyone. Personally I have a hat that says Okie that I love and my youngest son has one of the made in Oklahoma stuffed animals. We have also purchased gifts here for friends and family. You can see for yourself at the 1907 store located by the railroad tracks on Main Street in BA's Rose District.
Board Games, Food and Drinks in downtown Tulsa at Shuffles Board Game Cafe
Shuffles Board Game Cafe in Downtown Tulsa is such an awesome place. Here you can eat, drink and play a large variety of board games. They have game masters who can suggest games and explain the game play and the rules so you can try new games and easily have a great time. It’s a wonderful place for some family fun, a date night or a night out with friends. They have plenty of tables and games for all ages. We had hours of fun playing games that even our 5 year old could understand and we could enjoy as well. Shuffles has a large selection of board games with multiple levels of difficulty. Currently, unlimited game play per person is only $6 for an all day game pass and the food is delicious and reasonably priced.
Hanks Hamburgers has been serving up delicious food on Route 66 in Tulsa for over 70 years.
I had Hanks Hamburgers first time this past week. Since 1949 Hanks Hamburgers has been serving up delicious burgers, fries and shakes in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have been located here on Route 66 for over 70 years now. My burger was tasty and flavorful. If you’re up for a challenge try the Okie Dokie (a burger with 6 patty’s and 6 slices of cheese). I stuck with the classic burger and fries. It is a small building, but they have a second room with additional seating near the back, so don’t give up if it looks too busy when you first arrive. They have a to go order window and a dine in order section so you can easily get it to go or dine in.
The fire is out, but what about the burn bans?
In Southwest Oklahoma, there are currently several counties with active burn bans due to dry conditions. Check your with your local government agencies for more information. When we visited Great Plains State Park last weekend, the park was under a burn ban for campfires. Also, in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, there was a controlled burn which was successful. Please follow our Newsbreak account Roadtrippin' with Takacs for more hiking, camping, and travel content. If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Instagram: Jason’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs">https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs</a>/ Alison’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs">https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs</a>/
Enjoy food with a view at the Sandbar in Tulsa
The weather is warming up in Tulsa. We had a wonderful time at the Sandbar on Riverside. It’s a great place to stop for a bite or a drink before or after a run, walk or jog on riverside. The outdoor patio seating provides beautiful views of the river. We had the hummus platter, chicken and fries and the Tulsa run salad!
The youngest billionaire in Oklahoma
I write a lot about business, entrepreneurs, and wealth. And when I research these articles, they usually focus on people well into their sixties, seventies, and beyond. People that worked for many decades to build their fortune.
See the Largest Firearm Collection in the world at J.M. Davis Museum on Route 66 in Claremore.
Yesterday we made some stops on Route 66 around Oklahoma. We were amazed with the collections at Claremore’s J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum. They have a HUGE selection of guns of all shapes and sizes over 12,000 firearms. They even have a Chinese gun from around 1370. Guns weren’t only on display, the museum also had collections of Steins, Old west artifacts, knives and much much more.
Visit the Spooky Parallel Forest This Spring...if You Dare!
Deep in the heart of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is the Parallel Forest. Some say it is haunted. Some believe evil ceremonies takes place late at night in here. We hiked this area to discover the truth behind this mysterious trail. Please follow our Newsbreak account Roadtrippin' with Takacs for more hiking, camping, and travel content. If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Instagram: Jason’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs">https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs</a>/ Alison’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs">https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs</a>/
This Canyon Has Amazing Views and is Actually Found in Oklahoma!
One of the prettiest canyons in all of Oklahoma has to be the forty-foot hole of West Cache Creek. It might not be as large as the actual Grand Canyon in Arizona, but it makes up for its lack of size with dramatic beauty. Make sure to visit when the water is flowing to see the awesome waterfall along the creek. This hike is less than a mile and a half with about 150 feet of elevation gain. Please follow our Newsbreak account Roadtrippin' with Takacs for more hiking, camping, and travel content. If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Instagram: Jason’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs">https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs</a>/ Alison’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs">https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs</a>/
Smokies BBQ in Broken Arrow is ranked as some of the best BBQ in Oklahoma
Smokies BBQ in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma is said to be one of the best BBQ Restaurants in the state. It has won many awards and we think it’s pretty darn good. The meat is always delicious and we love the sidewinder (fries). They also have delicious fried okra, and amazing cheese fries covered with chopped brisket and bacon. It’s a great place to sit down and eat or order takeout.
Oklahoma's Historic Ferguson House of the Wichita Mountains
This historic house from 1927 is an excellent example of cannonball architecture located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Preserve of Oklahoma. It is a great little stop while inside the refuge to take a look at a small piece of ranch life from almost 100 years ago. Stop by if you are ever near Fort Sill. Please follow our Newsbreak account Roadtrippin' with Takacs for more hiking, camping, and travel content. If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Instagram: Jason’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs">https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs</a>/ Alison’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs">https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs</a>/