Winners crowned, $45K raised at this year’s Best of Brunch

The morning of Saturday, April 23, may have been gray and windy, but that didn’t stop well over 150 guests from taking an elevator ride up to the rooftop at 21 N. Greenwood.

There, they were greeted by a table full of pre-poured mimosas and the smell of twelve restaurants prepping artisan brunch bites.

Emcee Kuma Roberts kicked Best of Brunch off with thank yous: to those in attendance, to participating restaurants, to the event’s 24 sponsors, and to the many community partners that made in-kind donations.

She also reminded everyone why they came — to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence through the services DVIS’ legal team offers.

“Those of you who have attended this event before will notice we’re at a new location this year,” Roberts said. “We’re on Greenwood Avenue to enjoy this beautiful view, but more importantly, we’re here because interpersonal violence disproportionally affects our neighbors in North Tulsa.”

Guests were then encouraged to sample all the restaurants’ plates and vote on their favorites. The wine pull and Mystery Boxes were huge hits, with both tables empty before volunteers tallied up votes.

After acknowledgments from DVIS Interim CDO Alicia Slyter, Co-chair Becca Povlock announced silent auction winners. Co-chair Erika Estes had the honor of crowning this year’s Best of Brunch winners:


Winner: Chimera

Runner-up: Doc’s Wine & Food


Winner: Bin35 Bistro

Runner-up: Nothing Bundt Cakes


The event resulted in $45,000 in revenue, which will go directly to the legal department.

“We are so grateful for everyone that had a hand in this year’s event,” said DVIS CEO Tracey Lyall. “The need in our community is as urgent as it’s been in 20 years, and this funding is going to help our legal team serve many in severe, sometimes deadly situations. Thank you.”


DVIS Associate Board of Directors and guests stop by the photo op for a team shot

DVIS employees gather for a group photo during the event