Local Counsel with Cheryl A. Jackson

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

Published in 2016 Oklahoma Super Lawyers — November 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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