Local Counsel with Cheryl A. Jackson

The Tulsa lawyer tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Published in 2016 Oklahoma Super Lawyers magazine

By Cheryl A. Jackson on October 10, 2016


Favorite watering hole  –  Vintage 1740.

Favorite sports bar  –  George’s Pub. It’s actually just across the river in Jenks, but it is my favorite.

Weekend getaway  –  Kansas City. It is about the same distance as Dallas, but I enjoy the low-key atmosphere more. 

Favorite historical site in Tulsa  –  Philbrook Museum of Art. Waite Phillips built this 72-room home for his family in the mid-1920s and it’s now a world-class museum.

Favorite quote about Tulsa  –  “Livin’ on Tulsa time” — from the Don Williams song.

Favorite city event  –  Tulsa Tough is a three-day cycling event that is definitely my favorite, but Oktoberfest is a really close second. 

Where to go after a win  –  Home—most likely I haven’t been home in a while, and I like to celebrate with my family.

Where to go after a loss  –  Home—to lick my wounds. 

Favorite breakfast spot  –  Brookside by Day (I and II). 

Favorite lunch spot  –  Billy’s on the Square, but let’s be honest: I go there for their frozen lemonade.

Best place to reflect  –  River Parks trails. Tulsa has the best trail system, and heading out for a run or a bike ride gives me time alone with my thoughts.

Favorite park  –  Woodward Park.

Go-to sports venue  –  Hunter-Dwelley Stadium at Jenks High School for some varsity boys lacrosse; H.A. Chapman Stadium (aka Skelly Field) at the University of Tulsa for some football; ONEOK Field for some Drillers baseball.

Go-to arts venue  –  The Tulsa Performing Arts Center is home to the Tulsa Opera, and I am a huge fan, but my favorite venue is Cain’s Ballroom. It is a small venue and is known as the home of Bob Wills, “The King of Western Swing.” My grandfather, a drummer, played with him many years ago. 

Favorite historical resident  –  Will Rogers.

Most beautiful spot  –  Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area.

Best place for people watching  –  Hands down, the Tulsa State Fair! The rest of the year, Guthrie Green always has something going that draws a diverse group of people.

Favorite coffeeshop  –  Foolish Things Coffee Company, just a few blocks away from the state and federal courthouses.

Favorite pizza joint  –  Hideaway Pizza and Savastano’s Pizzeria. Hideaway originated in Stillwater, Oklahoma (Go Pokes!), and their Big Country is a pizza you shouldn’t miss. Savastano’s Chicago-style pizza is tailor-made for cheese fans. I love the Sears Tower, too!

Favorite city law  –  “It shall be an offense for any person to break or train any horse, mule, donkey, or other domestic animal upon any public highway, street or alley within the city.”

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