Best restaurant you feel COVID-safe dining in
Pearl’s Oyster Bar, 5641 N. Classen Blvd.
Pizzeria Gusto, 2415 N. Walker Ave.
Taj Cuisine of India, 1500 NW 23rd St.
The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave.
Best COVID-safe gym
YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
several metro locations
Gold’s Gym, several metro locations
Lifetime Fitness, 2563 W. Memorial Rd.
Union Performance, 7994 N. Olie Ave.
VASA Fitness, two metro locations
Best local fitness livestream
YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
Aalim Dance Academy
This Land Yoga
Best garden shop
2121 SW 119th St.
Calvert’s Plant Interiors, 5308 N. Classen Blvd.
Organics Okc, 2800 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
The Green House Inc., 1708 24th Ave SW, Norman
The Plant Shoppe, 835 W. Sheridan Ave., Suite 100
Best outdoor home improvement specialists
TLC Garden Centers
two metro locations
Forest Lumber Company, 300 N. Mat Ave.
Garden Ponds Unlimited, 310 SW 1st St., Moore
Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity ReStore, several metro locations
Best COVID-safe dispensary
The Classen Collective
2717 N. Classen Blvd.
Likewise Cannabis, several metro locations
Stars and Stripes Dispensary, 7213 S Council Rd.
Tegridy Market, 2811 Dorchester Dr.
UWD Dispensary + CBD, two metro locations
Best COVID-safe barber or salon
The Iron Rose Salon
3124 N. Classen Blvd.
Hair by DeRae, 2814 SW 104th St.
MK Willow, 4200 N. Western Ave.
Saving Faces Salon/Spa, 2912 Lakeside Dr., Unit 11
Sustain Salon, 1624 Linwood Blvd
Best COVID-safe tattoo shop
Atomic Lotus Tattoo
409 NW 23rd St.
Black Magic Tattoo, 29 NE 9th St.
Fallen Angel Tattoo & Body Piercing, 916 SE 89th St., Suite B
Ink Plug Tattoo Co., 409 E. California Ave.
Keepsake Tattoo, 2519 NW 23rd St. Suite 110
Best local grocer, deli, or specialty food shop
Paseo Farmers Market
3020 N. Walker Ave.
Easy Freezy Freezer Meals, 9309 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Mediterranean Imports & Deli, 5620 N. May Ave.
N D Foods, 2632 W. Britton Rd.
Urban Agrarian, 1235 SW 2nd St.
Best local arts & culture program to go online
deadCenter Film Festival
701 W. Sheridan Ave., Suite 110
Adèle Wolf Productions
Arts Council OKC
LIVE @ Mix-Tape, Factory Obscura, 25 NW 9th St.
Oklahoma Contemporary, 11 NW 11th St.
Best local music livestream (program or musician)
Twilight Summer Concert Series @ The Jones Assembly, Arts Council OKC
LIVE [STREAM] From Ponyboy
Superfreak From Home
The Hosty House Sunday Night Show
Best continuing ed that had smoothest online transition
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave.
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, 900 N. Portland Ave.
Rose State College, 6420 SE 15th St., Midwest City
University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Drive, Edmond
University of Oklahoma, 660 Parrington Oval, Norman
Best local park for social distancing meet-ups
300 SW 7th St.
When I-40 was relocated a few blocks south, what once was an ugly bunch of dilapidated buildings and junkyards was suddenly the gateway to downtown. City planners saw an opportunity and with the generous aid of taxpayers, the third round of MAPS provided the funds for a completely new 40-acre park. The park has been a smash hit with paddle boats, an outdoor skating rink, a great lawn and many socially-distance events. It’s simply a great place to get out and walk and be outside and when the lower park is complete in two years, it will connect the central business district to the Oklahoma River.
Bricktown River Walk Park, 400 E. Reno Ave.
Mitch Park, 1501 W. Covell Rd., Edmond
Myriad Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave.
Will Rogers Park, 3400 NW 36th St.
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