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It looks as if downtown Tulsa isn’t going to Hurts any more.

Hurts Donut, which first began serving its highly decorated, often whimsically named, doughnuts at 111 S. Detroit Ave. in 2017, shuttered that location without explanation a couple of weeks ago.

The Tulsa location’s website remained active, and the shop was listed on the company’s main website as recently as last week. However, the Tulsa store is no longer found under “Locations” on the Hurts Donut website.

The franchise owner, Chris Schepers, said he was unable to speak about the closing, referring the Tulsa World to the corporate offices in Springfield, Missouri. Repeated calls to the corporate office were not returned.

Brewed for Gilcrease

A dozen of the city’s craft breweries will be serving more than 30 examples of their work as part of Brewed for Gilcrease, a fundraising event for the museum, to be held 2-5 p.m. May 4 at 222 N. Detroit Ave.

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Enjoy libations from the best local breweries and celebrate Tulsa’s craft beer scene and innovative spirit, all while benefiting Gilcrease Museum from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 222 N. Detroit.

Participating breweries are American Solera, Cabin Boys Brewery, Eerie Abbey Ales, Heirloom Rustic Ales, Marshall Brewing Company, NEFF Brewing, The Nook Brew Co., Nothing’s Left Brewing Co., Renaissance Brewing Co., Broken Arrow Brewing Company, Dancing Skeleton Meadery and Mood Bru.

The event will also feature food by Justin Thompson Catering, live music supplied by the Steve Liddell Band and the chance to meet Gilcrease Museum’s new executive director, Brian Lee Whisenhunt.

Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased in advance. Must be 21 or older to attend, and a valid ID must be shown to gain entrance. Designated driver tickets are also available. To purchase and for more information:

Juniper wine dinner

Juniper, 324 E. First St., will host winemaker Brent Stone from the acclaimed Oregon winery King Estate, as it presents several King Estate vintages as part of a wine dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25.

King Estate has been a pioneer in sustainable and organic wine growing, earning recognition as the largest certified biodynamic vineyard in North America. Chef Jerod Price’s menu is designed to complement King Estate’s sustainable philosophy.

The evening will begin with caviar and creme fraiche tartlets followed by a dish of asparagus, sweet peas, ricotta, mint, basil, honey thyme vinaigrette, grapefruit and radish.

An octopus carpaccio served with crispy celery, romesco and parsley oil will be followed by duck confit on a cornbread waffle with truffle honey butter. The fourth course will be a grilled hanger steak with charred balsamic green beans, blue cheese potato pave and a demi-glace. A cheese plate rounds out the meal.

Cost is $70 for the dinner with wine pairings an additional $50. Reservations are required.

Taco Throwdown

Eight food vendors at Mother Road Market, 1124 S. Lewis Ave., will take part in a Taco Throwdown beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

Each vendor will have its own unique take on the humble taco, so that participants can sample all and choose their favorites in several categories.

Participating vendors are & Tacos, Big Dipper Creamery, Bodhi’s Bowl, Curds & Whey Gourmet, Doctor Kustom, LeRoux’s Kitchen, Metropolis Cheesesteaks and Zasa’s Pizza & Wings.

Tickets are $15 and include eight small tacos. The WEL Bar will have $4 margaritas available for purchase. To purchase tickets:

Gypsy Coffee marks 25 years

The Gypsy Coffee House and Cyber Cafe, 303 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an array of events Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, local artisans will have their works on display and for sale at the Gypsy’s regular Makers Market on the patio. Live music begins at noon and will continue through 7:30 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by a “Double Screen Outdoor & Indoor Indie Film Viewing,” presented by Lisandro Boccacci.

“Sunday Funday” will be noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, with a “Wake and Bake Bingo.” Representatives from Bee’s Knees CBD Products will be on hand with products to sell and CBD knowledge to share.

All events are free and open to the public.

Ruth’s Chicken at Mother Road

One of the food trucks featured last week in the Tulsa World’s roundup for favorite meals from wheeled vehicles, Ruth’s Chicken, has taken up temporary digs at Mother Road Market.

Ruth’s Chicken will have a Kitchen 66 residency through Sunday at the food hall, 1124 S. Lewis Ave., serving its Korean-inspired, gluten-free fried chicken slider sandwiches and tenders, which can be augmented with eight different sauces, from original to hot honey and sweet fire.

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