This month we are featuring art work throughout our restaurant from two, very talented local artists! Carrie Wilson and Askin Ercan bring a unique style and atmosphere to The Wild Fork. So come enjoy the art of dining with us!
Askin Ercan , www.askinercan.com
Carrie Wilson , firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s hard to believe we are already 20 years old! It has been a pure delight to serve Tulsa and those visiting for two decades now. We would like to express our appreciation to Senator Dan Newberry and the Oklahoma State Legislature for this award recognizing our labor of love in the hospitality industry here in Tulsa, the city we love. Thank you Dan, and thank all of you who continue to make Wild Fork one of the most unique and enjoyable places to dine in Tulsa! Here’s to 20 more!
We are so excited to be featuring artwork from both Dean Wyatt and the Tulsa Glassblowing School this month. Dean's combination of dusky, yet colorful pieces and the Tulsa Glassblowing School's unique glass pieces set the tone for a great atmosphere here are Wild Fork. You can find more of their work at www.deanwyatt.com and www.tulsaglassblowing.org
One of the most unique aspects to the dining experience here at Wild Fork is the quality of art that our guests are able enjoy and how many different incredible artists we are able to feature each year. This month we have been excited to showcase the work of both Doug Bauer & Sandi Willhite.
Hey Tulsa! We will be offering Spamalot Specials starting at 5pm every night of the show, starting tomorrow night. Come try our "Your mother is a hamster and your father smells of elderberries" cocktail, which is a champagne cocktail with classic liquor along with a Grilled Trencher made with english stilton and honeyed apples, garnished with toasted walnuts all for $13.50!
We will be closed on Christmas day but wanted to invite you to enjoy our warm atmosphere through the month of December as well as some of the fun things happening at Utica Square!
Utica Square is beautifully decorated this time of year so it is a perfect time to bring the family for a stroll through the park. Maybe even visit the Santa House with the kids! The Santa House is open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm and even Sunday 12am-6pm!
Don't forget that you can also book our beautiful West Room for your Holiday party. We can accomodate up to 36 people in this stunning space, facing the Utica Square main courtyard.
Happy Holidays from the staff at Wild Fork!
One of the most unique aspects to the dining experience here at Wild Fork is the quality of art that our guests are able enjoy and how many different incredible artists we are able to feature each year. This month we have been excited to showcase the work of one of Tulsa’s most talented artists, Christ Mantle.
Chris is and artist, poet, and musician in his tenth year here in Tulsa. When he's not slamming poetry or writing behind his guitar and harmonica he's putting paint to canvas and giving us visuals like this to enjoy and contemplate. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to display his creativity on the walls of Wild Fork and hope to see him continue his work in this city.
Every two months Wild Fork features a new local artist for our guests to enjoy while they experience the art of dining. We hope to see you soon!
We are such a fan of Jason Ashley Wright's work. This is a particularly fun post. Plus we scored a mention!
By, JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT
I have an embarrassing form of social-related amnesia.
The best example — and, perhaps, worst — happened a few years ago when Mom and Dad drove up for a weekend visit. We were having breakfast outside at Wild Fork when the marvelous Minshall sisters came ’round the corner.
Now, you’d think I may have momentarily forgotten the names of Bonnie and Melissa, as I had only known them a decade vs. the 30-plus years I’ve known the nice people who conceived me and paid my college tuition.
And you would be wrong.
“This is … uh … my parents … um … James and Elouise,” I fumbled.
If you’re a speed-reader, you can’t grasp how long that sentence actually took to fall out of my mouth.
Thankfully, my parents know I’m an odd form of introvert. Still, I’m terrified at the frequency such incidents happen and have been trying to come up with ways to better remember people’s names — especially now that my recent job change will thrust me into nameswapping situations on a mortifyingly regular basis.
‘Your face is familiar’
I have no idea why I react the way I do. As a teenager, my face would flush and my eyes would water when I tried looking people in the eye. That’s passed, but I’ve been temporarily drawing blanks on people’s names when I run into them since college.
Most of the ideas I’ve thought of to combat the problem aren’t socially kosher.
Have you seen “House Bunny”?
It’s that cute movie with Anna Faris as Shelly, a former Playboy Playmate who becomes den mother to a sorority house of misfits. Anyway, Shelly remembers people’s names by repeating them as soon as she’s heard them — in a possessed voice like Linda Blair from “The Exorcist."
Obviously, that won’t work. Neither will using lyrics to “The Name Game” at Thursday night’s Salvation Army dinner with Bob Costas.
I’m fairly certain I’d be escorted out before I got “Bob, Bob, bo-Bob / Banana-fana fo-bob” out of my mouth. I would hope.
I’ve also stopped short — so far, anyway — of telling people I’ll cover their events only if they enforce name tags for all guests. But that wouldn’t be fair. Nor would it be helpful, really, as I’d probably end up staring at people’s name tags the entire time I was talking to them, which would be most unfortunate depending on where they slapped said name tags.
I tend to remember people better if they’ve told me something deeply personal about themselves.
But I can’t force that.
Person: “I’m So-and-So."
Me: “Fabulous. Do those You- Tube videos of pets that sound like they’re talking scare you as much as they scare me?” Person: (stunned silence) Me: “Never mind …” (change to “Exorcist” voice) “… So-and-so."
I’d prefer using a method that wouldn’t eventually prompt a 911 call. So should I be straight-up honest? Something like, “Hey, your face is familiar, but I am awful with names. Would you tell me one more time? Again?” Or is that rude?
Maybe one day we’ll all have retinal scanners that will pop up the person’s name in the upper left-hand corner of our peripheral vision. In the meantime, if we run into one another, my face flushes, and I refer to you as, “Oh, hey, you!” please don’t take offense.
Unless you’re … uh … Mom and Dad.
Posted from Tulsa World. Click here for original article.