I have read many comments in which people say that you have to dress in cowboy clothes to fit in in Tulsa, This is really not true, the only place you are going to find people walking around in Cowboy Hats and boots is going to be on the outskirts of town or maybe at the State fair or something. Generally people dress like normal civil humans just like someone from anywhere else would.
"It Be Bad" - in a very good way!
Some artists work in oils, others in pastels. Elmer's owner creates his masterpieces with fresh meats, spices, hickory smoke and delicious sauce. Located in the Brookside area since 1983, Elmer's has become a Tulsa tradition for truly great, unpretentious BBQ. As expected, the simple menu contains a variety of smoked meats including ribs, chopped and sliced beef and pork, hot links and bologna, served as either dinners or sandwiches. Sides include baked beans, potato salad and cole slaw. Sandwiches are served with one side; Dinners with two and texas toast, pickles and onions. Unique to Elmers is the "Badwich" which includes a sampling of ribs, chopped beef, bolgna and hot links or sausages, served on a bun or Texas toast. You definitely won't leave hungry after one of those! Beer, soft drinks, tea and lemonade are available. The restaurant is decorated with various music related items, is clean and bright, and the wait staff is invariably pleasant. Before you leave, be sure to check out the photos near the cashier's station of the celebrities who've enjoyed Elmer's fare. Chopped beef sandwich with potato salad and a coke. Pure, simple American goodness.
Welcome to Middle America
OK, I stayed in Tulsa on a few times. On one such trip, I had to drive to Claremore every day for nearly a month. On other trips, I've been worked more central to the city center itself.
Tulsa... is an average middle-America city. Its rather small, but has the conviences you need. Its not as hip or trendy as the big cities, its a lot more laid back and casual.
Tulsa downtown is fairly compact, with its share of tall buildings. But being mostly a finacial district, it is rather quiet in the evenings.
Most people will hangout in the evenings on Cherry Street (aka 15th St, near Peoria Ave). Also Uttica Square area. 71st Street is also a large area with shopping malls, restaurants and some nightlife.
There are plenty of parks and golf courses spread throughout the city, and a zoo too (immediately north of the airport). One decent park is the River Trail Park system that spans 10 miles of the Arkansas River on the western edge of the city.