Lost Restaurants of Tulsa


Book Launch: Lost Restaurants of Tulsa

by Rhys A. Martin

Monday, December 10th, 6:30 pm

Come hear author Rhys Martin describe the process of researching these historic eateries and view some of the photographs that didn’t make it into the book. Q&A to follow.

There’s also a good chance that if you arrive early you’ll find a few surprises at the “Lost and Found” food table to enjoy!

About the Book

In the early twentieth century, Tulsa was the “Oil Capital of the World.” The rush of roughnecks and oil barons built a culinary foundation that not only provided traditional food and diner fare but also inspired upper-class experiences and international cuisine. Tulsans could reserve a candlelit dinner at the Louisiane or cruise along the Restless Ribbon with a pit stop at Pennington’s. Generations of regulars depended on family-owned establishments such as Villa Venice, The Golden Drumstick and St. Michael’s Alley. Join author Rhys Martin on a gastronomic journey through time, from the Great Depression to the days of “Liquor by the Wink” and the Oil Bust of the 1980s.

About the Author

Rhys Martin has been writing about his travels throughout the Midwest and beyond since 2009. He discovered a passion for photography and history while backpacking through Southeast Asia and Europe. When he returned to Oklahoma, he saw his home state with fresh eyes. It was through this lens that he began to explore Route 66 and the story of Tulsa. His writing and photography have been featured in various publications such as This Land, Route 66 Magazine, the Tulsa World and Tulsa People. You can learn more at www.cloudlesslens.com