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Restaurants announced in new Kendall Whittier foodie event

Food and craft beer are the featured items at Kendall Whittier Main Street’s newest event – the K-Dub Grub & Suds.

K-Dub Grub & Suds features samples from various restaurants and breweries in a tasty pub crawl. Restaurants & eateries will be set up inside the participating breweries, allowing visitors to travel throughout the event by foot.

“Visit with four breweries to sample locally-crafted pours and tasty bites from KW chefs. It’s a delicious event guaranteed to put a smile on your face,” said Jessica Jackson, director of Kendall Whittier Main Street.

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The event is Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6-9 p.m. Restaurants will be set up inside or near the breweries centered around the 6th and 7th and Utica areas. A map will be provided at check in, which will be available at any of the participating breweries.

Participating breweries are American Solera, Cabin Boys Brewery, the Taproom at Marshall’s Brewery and Heirloom Rustic Ales. Heirloom will be set up inside the Taproom at Marshall’s.

Participating eateries are 1907 BBQ, Calaveras Mexican Grill, Circle Cinema, Dena’s Lebanese Cuisine, Fair Fellow Coffee Roasters, Flo’s Burger Diner, Howdy Burger, Jane’s Delicatessen, Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy, Pancho Anaya Bakery, Rozay’s Wingz, The Whittier Bar and Product sponsor US Foods.

General admission prices are $50 and include tastings from all restaurants and two four-ounce pours from each brewery. Additionally, ticket holders will receive a custom taster glass and a $5 Uber credit for safe travels home.

“Tickets are limited to this scrumptious event,” Jackson said. “Those interested in attending should plan to get their tickets in advance to secure their spot.”

Guests can get started at any of the participating breweries by checking in with Main Street volunteers and obtaining a wrist band and Grub & Suds Passport and Map. The event is a come-and-go night, allowing guests to travel at their own pace through the food and drink options within the three-hour timeslot.

“We wanted this event to be self-guided. If you can’t make it out until after 6:30, no problem! For those who want to head home early, that’s fine, too. There will still be plenty of time to visit all the tables,” Jackson said.

Those who get stamps from all four breweries and turn in their “Grub & Suds Passport” will be entered to win a grand prize including growlers and gift cards from participating breweries and goodies from OK Distillery. You do not have to be present to win.

More information and tickets sales can be found online here. The event is sponsored by Fowler Automotive and Craft Magazine.

Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. Kendall Whittier is a Certified Cultural District and a two-time Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist.

For more information about the K-Dub Grub & Suds, call or text Jessica Jackson at 918-633-1934 or email info@visitkendallwhittier.com.

Kendall Whittier named two-time national semifinalist

Kendall Whittier is one of the eight premier Main Street’s in America, according to the National Main Street Center’s list of Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) Semifinalists released Tuesday.

Kendall Whittier Main Street was named a 2019 Semifinalist in late 2018 and the 2019 “One to Watch” in March of last year. Out of this year’s semifinalists, three 2020 GAMSA winners will be named at the National Main Street Conference in Dallas on May 18.

“It is an honor to be recognized nationally two years in a row,” said Trent Morrow, Kendall Whittier Main Street Board President and co-owner of Ziegler Art & Frame. “Volunteers have put a lot of hard work into the Kendall Whittier area in the last 10 years, and it’s really produced results.”

Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. Kendall Whittier is a Certified Cultural District.

GAMSA semifinalists were selected from a nationwide pool of accredited Main Street America applicants based on their successful and innovative uses of the Main Street Approach™.

Criteria includes: volunteer, partner, and community engagement; community transformation; commitment to historic preservation; impactful public/private partnerships, entrepreneurship development; people-centered design; and the community’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“The Great American Main Street Award is a top honor within the commercial district revitalization field,” said Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These eight outstanding semifinalists have demonstrated the impressive economic and community growth that is possible when commercial districts harness the power of the Main Street Approach.”

“They’re a model for Main Street programs across the country working to achieve comprehensive, preservation-based revitalization,” she said.

The other seven programs named 2020 Semifinalists are: Boyne City Main Street (Boyne City, Mich.), Destinations Congress Heights (Washington, D.C.), Main Street Denison (Denison, Texas), Evanston URA/Main Street (Evanston, Wyo.), Greater Ashmont Main Street (Boston, Mass.), Jefferson Matters: Main Street (Jefferson, Iowa) and Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (Tupelo, Miss.).

In all, 100 communities have been recognized as winners since the award’s inception in 1995.

“We hope to be No. 101,” said Jessica Jackson, Executive Director of Kendall Whittier Main Street. “We’ll find out in May. Until then, we’re just keeping our fingers crossed!”

For more information about the Kendall Whittier Main Street, please call or text 918-633-1934 or email info@visitkendallwhittier.com.

New event celebrates food and brew in Kendall Whittier

A new event is coming to Kendall Whittier that speaks to foodies and craft beer enthusiasts alike – K-Dub Grub & Suds.

Combining the best of the Kendall Whittier Ale Trail and the Taste of Kendall Whittier, K-Dub Grub & Suds features samples from various restaurants and breweries within the Kendall Whittier boundaries.

“People love food, and they love local craft beer. We knew Kendall Whittier had a plethora of both, so why not celebrate them together,” said Jessica Jackson, executive director of Kendall Whittier Main Street, the event’s host.

Restaurants will be set up inside or near the breweries centered around the 6th and 7th and Utica areas. A full list of participating businesses will be released in late January, but the event organizers expect 4-5 breweries and 12 restaurants all providing samples.

The event is from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 18. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 13 for a one-week early-bird rate of $40. General admission prices will $50 after that date.

“We wanted this event to be self-paced and self-led for guests,” Jackson said. “They can start at any of the participating breweries and go in whatever order they want, taking their time or breezing through.”

Tickets include tastings from all restaurants and two four-ounce pours from each brewery. Additionally, ticket holders will receive a custom taster glass and a $5 Uber credit for safe travels home.

“At the risk of sounding cheesy, this will be a fun – and filling – event. We are sure you’ll leave with a full belly and a big smile,” Jackson said.

Once on sale, tickets can be purchased online here. The event is sponsored by Fowler Automotive.

Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. Kendall Whittier is a Certified Cultural District.

For more information about the K-Dub Grub & Suds, call or text Jessica Jackson at 918-633-1934 or email info@visitkendallwhittier.com.