Lost Restaurants of Tulsa


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.

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The Tulsa Voice calls it a “lovingly-researched work” that “brings to life Tulsa restaurants of yore…

Oklahoma Reviews says, “Lost Restaurants of Tulsa is quickly becoming a must have book and you do not want to miss out on having this piece of history in your collection.

Tulsa World article

Studio Tulsa interview with Rich Fisher

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Penningtons Adm
photo courtesy of Pennington's Family Restaurants