What are you ...? with Dewey F. Bartlett Jr., Mayor of Tulsa
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Thursday, November 22, 2012
11/22/12 at 5:12 AM
We can't blame the mayor for not wanting his picture taken while chowing down at lunch.
It was merely a suggestion - and one, to be honest, that we'd probably say "no" to ourselves. Make that definitely.
But in Dewey F. Bartlett Jr.'s tenure as Tulsa's 39th mayor, we weren't limited in our photo archives to pictures of him at city council meetings or simply standing in front of City Hall.
The mayor has a fun side, such as his surprise performance this past February at the Blues Harmonica Summit. Or, a month before, attending a press conference for the PAC's 35th anniversary dressed as a Blues Brother.
With another year left in his term, and the possibility of a second one at City Hall, those council and conference photo ops will abound - but we have sneaking suspicions they may be peppered with performances that reflect his jovial nature.
... watching on TV lately?
Sports. Mostly football.
... listening to on the radio?
Junior Walker & the All Stars and Rev. Horton Heat.
... eating for lunch during the week?
Places I like to eat during the week include Fortune Chef, Evelyn's, Daily Grill and Coney Island.
... hoping to see happen in Tulsa within the next six months?
I would like to see the great people of Tulsa help restock the food pantry for this year's holiday season and top last year's record.
... most proud of during your tenure as mayor of Tulsa?
One of my accomplishments I am proud of is putting the city back on solid financial ground.
... enjoying most about fall?
The weather and football!
... wearing on weekends when you're comfortable?
Blue jeans and boots are my weekend attire.
... wishing you had more time to do?
... reading at the moment?
"The Battle of Britain." I like history.
Bartlett offers a surprise performance at the Blues Harmonica Summit in February. Courtesy
Mayor Dewey Bartlett smiles after receiving a Blues Brothers hat, tie and shades during a press conference for the PAC's 35th anniversary, which celebrated with a "Blues Brothers" performance. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World