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Jimmy Buffet Kind of Night
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By Kristi Cox

Sometimes, living in a hometown your whole life can become routine and boring. Luckily, my imagination can turn any street, block, or event into a journey into another world. So join me on an adventure in my hometown.

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An eve of music, cold beer, and familiar faces smiling and waving hello at our own hometown "Red Dirt Brewhouse" offering up the hospitality of Justin and Bobby Ramsey. We rode our bikes down amidst the neighborhood hollers of kids still playing, racing against the fading daylight before their mom's call them home. Love living downtown, easy to get out and enjoy your eve, relaxed and cruising. We arrived at the Brewhouse and were instantly treated to the soulful bluesy sound of Ringling, OK native Dylan Stewart. Varying between a harmonica and guitar, he debuted songs from his album "Play the Fiddler" of which the cover art channels Edgar Allen Poe's haunting Raven. Since Brewhouse beer can sneak up on you, the pics of him are on a camera somewhere that is yet to be determined. The comfort of both the patio and fresh air paired with live music made one expect waves to crash up on the shore of the parking lot, kind of a toes in the water kind of eve. Chicken skewers soaked in lime and grilled paired with their black bean and corn salad pleased the belly! Pair that with brews from the tap wall and you can your own Jimmy Buffet kind of night!

Since the weekend is here create your own weekend adventure, downtown an outdoor stage is being set up as we speak, a long white travel coach idles the day away waiting to turn the music scene up again this eve bringing the Cadillac Three to Heritage Hall. Tomorrow night, Oklahoma legend Merle Haggard grabs the mike, so make sure to get your tickets at your local Stubwire outlet "Two Frogs" and while your there make sure to have a filet orleans, and get back in touch with your cajun side!

And don't forget, Taste of Ardmore happens today! Step out, join the locals, and be treated to the many fine cuisines of Ardmore's growing food mecca of diversity!

If you enjoy fire and just like to have fun, check out the Raku Rendezvous happening on Saturday at the Goddard Center. Great people, lots of laughs, crackling firelight, and a beautiful piece of art YOU created. Performing artists include Steven Phillips, Allan Burris, Freeman Loughridge, Jack Ousey, and Roberts Ostman. (226-0909)

Finish your weekend purusing the streets of downtown, wandering in the many shops of antiques, clothes, vintage finds, home made candles, jewelry.  Have lunch or dinner whether italian, mexican, sushi, steaks, or chops!

So get out and have your own adventure in your hometown!

 

 

 



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