09 August 2010

Save the Planet, Tulsa

Since Wikipedia decided their article of the day was Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first even that popped into my head about Tulsa was their Hard Rock Hotel-Casino.

The Hard Rock Cafe franchise is world-renowned as a joint to have a good meal and check out awesome memorabilia.  I always check if a city or nearby location has a Cafe or Hotel-Casino.  I suppose it stems from taking holidays apart from my parents, my father would always ask for a Hard Rock Cafe ball cap.  And the fact we ate Christmas Dinner at the Maui Hard Rock three years in a row.

Hard Rock Hotel-Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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When I visited, the hotel portion was still under construction, as it was officially launched on 24 July 2009.  Of course, the casino with its flashing lights and fog machine were already flashing and in use.  I really enjoy Hard Rock, even though I lost $20 US within five minutes.  The casino was set up in a half arc around the front of the lobby and it was a bit hard to navigate to the gift shop.  I would love to go back and check out the hotel rooms.  They look great from the photos.  Sadly, there was no Cafe open or I would have stopped for a grilled mustard chicken sandwich.  Where all have I eaten this sandwich?

Niagra Falls, ON
Ottawa, ON
Vancouver, BC (closed)
Whistler, BC (closed)
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region (closed for relocation)

Paris, Île-de-France

Dublin, Leinster
Tel Aviv, Gush Dan (closed)
Rome, Lazio

Ochos Rios, Saint Ann
Roppongi, Tokyo
Cancún, Quintana Roo
Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Tijuana, Baja California
The Netherlands:
Amsterdam, North Holland
Lisbon, Lisboa Região
Barcelona, Catalonia
Madrid, Communidad de Madrid
The United Kingdom:
Cardiff, Wales
London, Englad (the original Cafe)
The United States:
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Hollywood, CA (closed for relocation)
Honolulu, HI
Kona, HI (closed)
La Jolla, CA (closed)
Las Vegas, NV
Newport Beach, CA (closed)
Niagara Falls, NY
Maui, HI
Memphis, TN
Minneapolis, MN
Phoenix, AZ
Sacramento, CA (closed)
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Juan, PR
Seattle, WA
Tumon Bay, Guam
I enjoy the fact that their menu is pretty much the same worldwide plus their motto: Love All, Serve All.


  1. Man I wish I went to hawaii at least once for christmas nevermind three times!! haha

  2. hmm.. why save the planet? :)

  3. My friend just went to Hard Rock. I try not to step into casinos so my wallet won't fly away from me since I have NO idea what I'm doing :)
    And I wish I was as well traveled as you! Holy cow! I think the better and shorter list would be where have you NOT eaten that sandwich. :)