OKC’s Most Chill Treats

It is a typical summer day in Oklahoma. Over 90 degrees and the sun feels like it’s specifically hovering over you alone. Your air conditioner is acting like it has an upper respiratory issue by the way it’s wheezing and you may have a sun burn just by even thinking about stepping on your porch. It’s so hot out that your taste buds are sweating. Well sweat no more because we have a set of the coolest treats that melt in your mouth and chill your core.


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Raspado’s Hawaiian is a snow cone that will satisfy the sweet and sour side of you. These treats are all natural fruit flavors with over 40 options. This cup of heaven comes complete with actual chunks of fruit, chamoy syrup, and a tamarind candy covered straw, which are scientifically considered all the flavors of a flawless summer. If milkshakes are more of your taste style then order an obispos, which is shaved ice in choices of mango, strawberry, pineapple, and banana topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to create a creamy dream.


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This one is a little off the beaten path, but if you’re a snow cone connoisseur then this will be just another glorious adventure that you can add to your Yelp review collection. Trailer Trash Treatz will surpass its name and your expectations.

Pick from almost 50 flavors of snow and order it “trashy” for an extra sweet surprise. Dig to the center of the cone to discover ice cream and a slice of cheesecake. Three, yes three, of America’s favorite desserts in one cup. With two locations in Yukon and Choctaw, this small chain is changing the way people think about cones of snow.


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Now you’re staring at your kids in envy with their trashy feasts and candied fruit cups. A dreaded four letter word is holding you back from tearing into one like a rabid polar bear…diet. Organic Squeeze has got your back. You can indulge without the guilt. They have made from scratch Squeeze Pops crafted with the finest organic ingredients. Enjoy unique flavors such as Orange Ginger Pineapple or Berry Cream made with Himalayan salt. Kids can also enjoy a healthy snack because when they complete the “no soda challenge” for one week they get a free Squeeze Pop. Double the yum for the price of one.


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It’s been a rough sweltering day, right? A little time out is in order. Sneak away to Revolución for an adult snow day that will make you feel like you’re in a winter wonderland for a minute. This boozy beverage is named a Cannonball and for good reason. It will blow away all your problems. A frozen margarita topped with a sangria snowball. Those red and greens are like Christmas in July.

Now go treat yourself.

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The OKC Bucket List: Summer Sights & Sounds

 

If you’re feeling underwhelmed by this heavy summer season then these features can revive your imagination despite the humidity. Once you have completed this bucket list, due to your renewed artistic outlook you will be able to take up that hobby that you were always scared to try. A fair warning that these activities may make you more interesting to be around and cultured beyond your years. We won’t say that we told you so.


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1. Yawn on the Lawn. At the Myriad Botanical Gardens, Sonic hosts summer movies on the Great Lawn. Wednesday evenings you can pack up the family and lawn chairs for a cinematic experience set in a scenic lush backdrop. Feel free to take a picnic though they do have popcorn, snow cones and ice cream for purchase in case you leave the basket at home. The average price of this ticket? FREE. Which is the best price of all. The show starts at 8 pm so be sure to arrive early to choose your favorite blanket spot.


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2. Be Cultured. Art After 5 lets you wander the permanent and special exhibits of the Oklahoma Museum of Art from 5 pm to 9 pm every Thursday for $5 or free for members. The Roof Terrace provides live music while you sip a drink from the cash bar and let the art wash over you.


3. Jazz it Up. Norman’s annual Jazz in June festival is self-proclaimed the hippest festival around. For the past 33 years Jazz in June has grown to over 50,000 hip attendees. What began as a fundraiser is now a non-profit, free to the public event. This three-day event brings jazz and blues artists from all over the state to play hot tunes for the eager listeners. Make sure to put it on your calendar from June 15th to 17th. You wouldn’t want to fall flat on this musical treat.


 

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4. Shake it Out. The ultimate summer must is to see Shakespeare in the Park at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage. It was founded over 30 years ago and continues to engage the masses. Tickets can be purchased at the box office for $20 or with discounts for seniors, students, and military. A concession is available or you can bring your own goodies. The “Taming of the Shrew” is the first show of the season. The perfect blend of humor and sass to end a summer eve.



MB_0013_17JuneB1-21C5. Sip and See. Have a drink and some appetizers at Mary Eddy’s restaurant and bar located in 21c Hotel. You can take your beverage with you to wander the hotel’s contemporary art exhibit. The exhibit is changing for the hotel’s one year anniversary so there will be new sights to peruse. I suggest taking a selfie with their resident purple penguin. Each hotel has their signature color of penguin. Collect them all.

 

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