Joe Momma's

Joe Momma’s Pizza was destroyed by fire in 2015. A new business, Ripley’s Bar & Grill, will open in the space this fall.

Tulsa World file

The original downtown location for Joe Momma’s Pizza finally has a new tenant.

Marcus Cloud, a veteran of Tulsa’s bar scene, will open Ripley’s Bar & Grill at 112 S. Elgin Ave.

“We hope to be open some time in the fall,” Cloud said Friday. “We will have some simple food, like wings, and plenty of televisions.”

Founder Blake Ewing moved Joe Momma’s from south Tulsa to the downtown spot in 2012. The building was destroyed by fire in July 2015 and has been vacant since.

Joe Momma’s resurfaced at 303 E. First St. and lasted about a year before closing in December 2018. That space still is for lease, according to a sign in the window.

Oregon winemaker to host Biga dinner Monday

Winemaker Barnaby Tuttle of Teutonic Wine Co. in Oregon will host a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Biga, 4329 S. Peoria Ave.

Tuttle, who has been described as having a larger-than-life personality, will pour his Teutonic Willamette Valley riesling, Teutonic Seafoam white pinot noir and Teutonic red blend (80% gerwurztraminer, 20% pinot noir).

They will be paired with whitefish escabeche, crawfish, bacon and jalapeno mac and cheese with fried Gulf oyster, chicken tikka masala and blueberry mousse.

Cost is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-743-2442.

Scott Cherry


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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