BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse national chain to open store in south Tulsa

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, a popular national chain, is coming to south Tulsa.

The restaurant, which features a far-ranging menu and its own craft beers, will be in a former Chili’s Grill & Bar spot between the east entrance to Woodland Hills Mall and Ashley’s Homestore.

A store spokesperson said the restaurant, which is being built from the ground up, likely will open in the fall.

The menu offers dozens of items, including appetizers, wings, ribs, flatbreads, salads, pork chops, prime rib, steaks, pastas, burgers, tacos, soups, chili, pizzas, sandwiches, lighter fare and gluten-free items.

BJ’s, which started as a pizza place in California in 1976, today has 204 restaurants scattered across 27 states, including a location in Oklahoma City.

QuikTrip launches apple pie pretzel

Tulsa-based QuikTrip has launched an apple pie pretzel for a limited time.

The pretzel features a warm pretzel filled with apple pie filling and topped with a sweet cinnamon and sugar blend.

The apple pie pretzel will be available through mid-August.

Dairy Queen introduces Zero Gravity Blizzard to celebrate lunar landing

Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill stores have introduced this week a Zero Gravity Blizzard Treat.

Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, the dish features Oreo cookie pieces, sparkly swirls and sweet cotton candy topping blended with vanilla soft-serve, then finished with colorful sprinkles.

Area DQ locations include a Dairy Queen at 7021 S. Memorial Drive in Woodland Hills Shopping Center and a DQ Grill & Chill, 3120 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow.

17th annual Odyssey de Culinaire wine dinners taking reservations

The 17th annual Odyssey de Culinaire, featuring five-course wine dinners in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, has been scheduled July 18 and July 25.

On July 18, Tulsa chefs Ben Alexander, McNellie’s Group; Jonathan Moosmiller, Southern Hills Golf & Country Club; Miranda Kaiser, Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar; Trey Winkle, Levain Kitchen & Bakery, and Branden Bentley, SMOKE. Woodfire Grill, will prepare a “Chef Jams” dinner at The Bond Event Center.

A week later, OKC chefs Kevin Lee, The Social Order; Theron Jessop, The Springs at the Artesian Hotel; Dominic Trapanese, Skirvin Hilton Hotel, and Joshua Valentine, Livegrass Butcher + Bistro, will prepare a “Tiki Takeover” dinner at the Skirvin Hotel.

Chefs will be paired with high school students active in ProStart schools in Oklahoma. Funds raised from the dinners will benefit the Oklahoma Restaurant Association’s Hospitality Foundation, which provides support to students, teachers and schools.

A champagne reception will begin both evenings at 6 p.m. Dinner will follow at 7. Tickets are $125 per person, per event.

Those wishing to attend may register online at or call 800-375-8181.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse sets special f ilet dinner through Sunday

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 1976 Utica Square, is offering a special three-course dinner through Sunday, June 30.

The dinner includes a choice of Caesar or chopped salad, an 8-ounce filet mignon and choice of Key lime pie or carrot cake for $45.

Waterfront Grill in Jenks launches lineup of weekly specials

Waterfront Grill, 120 Aquarium Drive, Jenks, has launched a lineup of weekly specials.

They include half off all wine and sushi, Monday; half off all mules, flat-iron steak and sushi, Tuesday; half off specialty drinks and appetizers, Wednesday; half off all martinis and Japanese sea bass, Thursday, and $3 mimosas and $6 “manmosas,” Sunday.

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Scott is in his second tour of duty with the Tulsa World. He was a sports writer during his first stop. Since returning to the World in 1992, he has been the food writer and now restaurant critic and wine columnist. Phone: 918-581-8463