World Cup Finals - July 11th at 1:30 pm
We can't believe World Cup Finals are already here. Make sure to stop by the pubs in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Norman to watch Spain and Netherlands fight for soccer's ultimate prize.
The game starts at 1:30 pm, but make sure to come by a little bit early to get your spot right in front of our big screens.
2010 Pub Run - November 13th
The date is set for the ultimate 4-mile run. Mark your calendar, dust off your running shoes and your liver, and start training.
Go here to register online.
Sushi Has Returned to Downtown Tulsa
You told us you wanted sushi, and we listened. We are now in our third week with a sushi bar and it's going great.
Greg Bossler and his team have created a wide selection of classic favorites, like the Spicy Tuna and California rolls, plus signature rolls, like the Hot Mess and Drunken Monkey.
After Work Sushi Happy Hour
Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Late Night Sushi Happy Hour
Friday - Saturday nights from 10:00 pm to close
During the happy hours a variety of rolls are 1/2 price.
Yokozuna and Joebot Coffee Bar Open House - July 15th at 6:00 pm
Yokozuna and the new Joebot's Coffee Bar in Dwelling Spaces are hosting an open house on July 15th at 6:00 pm to celebrate their expansions.
Samples of Topeca coffee along with robot cookies and sushi will be served all night, along with music from The Colony's The New Tulsa Sounds.
Speaking of, after a year of very hard work by Brian Fontaine, our manager of fun, The Colony is proud to present its first compilation CD called The New Tulsa Sounds. This is a collaboration between established and emerging Tulsa artists with an amalgamation of styles and sounds with the common threads being quality musicianship, Tulsa and The Colony. Check out some of the songs at www.thenewtulsasound.com. The CDs are sold at The Colony, McNellie's, Dwelling Spaces and the website. Or call the office at (918) 582-2035 and we'll mail you one.
Make sure to stop by and congratulate Mary Beth and Matt on their new adventures.
New Menu Items
We are proud to announce that we have updated our menu and have added a couple of new dishes:
- Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos (My new favorite)
- Spinach Enchiladas
- Huevos Rancheros (this weekend brunch item is now available all week long, yay!)
Stop by the restaurant to try them out and let us know what you think.
Back to School Latin Party - August 28th, 10:00 pm to close
On August 28th, we are closing our rooftop for the ultimate Back to School Latin Dance Party. Join us at 10:00 pm for great Latin music, refreshing margaritas and a lot of dancing.
This is a 21 and over party and there will be a $5 cover charge. Make sure to bring your friends!
Caddy on the Patty
For years Travis Taylor, our general manager at McNellie's, drove a 1994 Ford Explorer. Unfortunately, during the winter of 2009, the transmission in this fine vehicle failed.
The cost of a new transmission was significantly more than the value of the Explorer, so Travis decided he could get along without a car. For several months he pretended that Tulsa was a major metropolitan city with a well developed network of public transportation. More often than not, however, he ended up walking or biking to work because - shocker - the #105 bus was late ... again.
As a businessman, I commended Travis on his frugality, but as a business owner, I was concerned that he wouldn't be able to make it to the Pub at a moment's notice if something unexpected happened, like Adam Richman from Man vs. Food showing up for a photo shoot.
Therefore, Jim (the oft-mentioned, slightly muffin-topped, balding red headed guy that manages all the non-fun stuff) and I set off down 11th Street with $1,500 in cash to find Travis a car. We test drove some amazing stuff:
1. A Crown Victoria police interceptor from Washita County with more than 250,000 miles and a spot light.
2. A Volvo that literally couldn't be shut-off without pulling a wire that was underneath the hood. (the salesman tried to downplay this as a small inconvenience)
3. A 1988 Land Cruiser that couldn't go faster than 20 mph until it had been driven for approximately one mile (this made for an exciting test drive)
4. A van with great shag carpet, bad brakes, and an overwhelming smell of gas
Just when we thought we'd never find a suitable car we saw a white 1991 Cadillac DeVille Brougham de Elegance at the Marie Route 66 Auto Mall. Thankfully, the 284,000 miles on the odometer, the blue velour interior and the pushpins holding up the headliner put this marvel of American engineering squarely into our price range.
After we got the car and promptly named her Princess, which was a tribute to the Loveboat's Princess of Seas, we drove to Travis' house for the unveiling.
Travis enthusiastically faked enthusiasm about his new car and drove Princess until she finally died nine months later.
Princess was relegated to the parking lot - a sad fate for such a wonderful gift. So, not being one to waste a Cadillac, we re-purposed the car and found her a new home on the Dilly Deli patio. Now, you and your friends can dine in the same luxurious surroundings that Travis traveled in. The next time you see Travis, tell him how much better Princess is than his current Swedish ride.
Click here to see how we got the Cadillac on the Dilly Deli Patio.
With Hot Summer Days, Comes Great Summer Nights
Make sure to stop by Dilly Deli for dinner. We are open till 8pm on weekdays, and 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Bastille Day Celebration - July 14th at 6:00 pm
In celebration of Bastille Day, we are challenging all Tulsans to a Bocce Ball tournament. Stop by the Dilly Deli on July 14th at 6:00 pm and join us for Perrier, Nutella, baguettes, Croque Madames and French wine.
The winning team will win a $100 gift certificate that works at all of our restaurants. Respond to this email to sign up your team (2 man teams). Space is limited.
The first 50 people, who show up wearing a beret will get a free cookie. Vive la France!
Update on Date with Dede
Dede went out on her date with Dan Hunt. To make sure their initial meeting was as uncomfortable as possible, I asked Muriel to use our new HD Flip camera (which I asked her not to buy) to record the initial meeting. Here's the video. Enjoy.
Dede and Dan went on to have a 2 hour conversation on the Dilly Deli patio, developed a good friendship, and might go out on a second date. Job done! Now, on to the next ...
McNellie's Dating Service Round 2 - Date with Jessica
While we were looking for a Date with Dede, I received this very compelling email from the mother of one of our employees.
Dearest Mr. Elliot Nelson,
While you are looking for a date for Dede maybe find a nice guy for my spectacular, hard working, stunning, wonderful however outrageous daughter, Jessica Gibson-Scattergood, as well. I will certainly help you go through the applications. She is just as cultured and also beautiful. She may not be not as schooled but certainly is working on it and to her credit also comes with a beautiful, smart however spoiled daughter of her own.
You may reach me at any time to go over the applicants.
Thank you and have a great day,
So, here we are, taking applications for a Date with Jessica. This is Jessica
This time, we are going to go through an elimination process, think Elimidate. From the pool of participants, Mrs. Cecil and I will be picking 3 men to take Jessica out on a date. Throughout the date, Jessica will start eliminating them one at a time and hopefully will be able to find love.
To submit your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope this e-mail finds you well and having a good summer. Come see us soon, and don't forget, Fassler Hall and Dust Bowl coming soon!