Welcome El Vallarta!

A new Mexican restaurant opened at 205 East Main Street last Sunday in Pawhuska. Serving food from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm daily –  Tuesday through Sunday. This is the 5th restaurant in the El Vallarta franchise.


After remodeling this location, previously Greek’s, the owner’s welcomed their first patrons on Sunday, April 3, 2016.


I visited on Wednesday April 6, where I found Brook McCraken, Aubrie Walker and Raven Stone enjoying an evening meal.


I also saw Eddie Virden, the candidate for Osage County Sheriff,  and his family when I came in to bring home some tacos for my daughter. I didn’t want to go near a political endorsement so I let him pass on a picture. I’ve known Eddie for years and worked with him in the Sheriff’s Office years ago. He’s still the good guy I remember. I think he would make a good Sheriff, but as I said – I’m steering clear of personal endorsements for politicians.

Manager, Luis Onate, holds up a menu for El Vallarta. Thank you, Luis, for your help and for coming to Pawhuska!

Service and food at El Vallarta were excellent. My take out tacos were ready to go before I knew it, and having had a couple earlier in the day, I can say they are definitely the best tacos I’ve eaten since I lived in Arizona. You have to know that is a real compliment for any Mexican restaurant.


Street Dance Under the Stars

The Tallgrass Gallery is hosting the first annual Kihekah Ave Street Dance to benefit the Arts & Preservation Committee in their efforts to make Pawhuska a national art destination.

Come out & enjoy public art displays, live art, and live music from Jimmie Johnson on the main stage! Come early for the National Indian Taco Championships and get your fill of the best Indian Tacos around, stay late to enjoy a beautiful evening with live music.

Live art will be auctioned at the end of the evening, with proceeds benefiting Arts & Preservation. The community art project will also be auctioned for the same benefit.

Come have fun & support local art! You’ll be glad you did!

National Indian Taco Championship

The National Indian Taco Championship will be held on October 3rd, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contestants sell their Indian Tacos and other foods to the public.

It is free to attend. There will be activities for kids. Vendors will set up in downtown Pawhuska

There are two ways you can be a judge for $5 each. A preliminary  judge or a people’s choice judge. Sign ups to be a judge are on the day of the event.

If you know someone who wants to be a contestant or non-food vendor, please email Pawhuskachamber2@sbcglobal.net or call 918-287-1208, We are still accepting.

Sign up for the Pow Wow will be the day of the event.

This event is sponsored by: Osage Casino, Osage Nation and Osage County Tourism.

Please join us in a fun filling day!