Tulsa Food Tour Part 1 – New Atlas Grill & Hey Mambo

Sometime last month I began throwing around ideas on how to highlight my area on the map in ways people can relate to and gravitate to. I thought up a deliciously random idea to do a food tour.  Food is a staple in every city. I believe I heard someone say once, on a Food Network show, food tells a lot about a place. So for the month of September David and I decided to showcase a little of what Tulsa, Oklahoma has to offer in restaurants and diners.

  • New Atlas Grill – 415 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK; Courtyard by Marriott
atlas grill outside tulsa world
photo: Marriott

The New Atlas Grill is located in the Atlas Life Building in the heart of downtown Tulsa. The place was initially a coffee shop but over time it has expanded into a restaurant with a delicious menu. David and I stopped by for breakfast. Upon walking into the restaurant you realize how different it is. You can tell that it was formerly a small coffee shop. The small quaint size of the place adds to it’s uniqueness. Don’t worry there is an adjourning room and also a lobby that has plenty of seating available. The service was fast and our food came out quickly. I was not at all disappointed with the food. Everything I ate was delicious. I had the Boston omelette which included fried potatoes (often referred to as home fries). David had the Cincinnati omelette with fried potatoes and two a la carte pancakes. For our orders we spent around $25. If you’re in downtown Tulsa and you are looking for a laid-back spot to grab a bite to eat I would check out the New Atlas Grill.

  • Hey Mambo – 114 N Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103
photo: K.Pavey

Hey Mambo is an Italian eatery and wine bar located in the Brady Arts District of Tulsa a few blocks from the Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball stadium. Once we were seated I took in the ambiance and noticed how open the restaurant felt. The huge windows, height of the wine shelves and the space for the wood fire grill helped to add to that effect. We came on a Saturday afternoon so we did not have to wait for a table, we were immediately seated and attended to by our waitress. Since we had wine at home we decided to focus on the food (hey you have to save some pennies where you can, lol). David and I split the eggplant parmesan and a calizone. The eggplant parmesan was so yummy. The sauce tasted very fresh. The calizone had the right ratio of cheese to other ingredients (we added pepperoni, bell peppers and mushrooms to ours). We finished our meal with a chocolate cheesecake (pictured above). The waitress informed us that the restaurant baker makes everything fresh daily. I have to say that adds to the “YUM” factor. For the entire meal we spent about $50. Which for the freshness of the food and the cool atmosphere I would say that’s not too bad. I believe this place to be a great idea for date nights or a spot to grab a drink before headed out to enjoy Tulsa.

This was a great way to kick off our Tulsa Food Tour. If you’re more of a visual person you can check out the video for the Part 1 here.

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for the next installment of the Tulsa Food Tour. If you haven’t subscribed to the blog please do so before you leave!




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