Favorite Things: Jumpin Jackalope
These tasty temptations are no myth
Photos by Carli Wentworth
You won’t meet a more colorful and powerful duo than the ones behind the Jumpin Jackalope. Christa and Jonathan Jantz are partners in every sense of the word. The husband and wife team who created cupcake heaven Pinkitzel opened the unique Jumpin Jackalope in June of 2016.
With their collective artistic flair – she’s an interior designer, he’s a graphic artist – the “rustic yet posh southwestern” atmosphere tickles all the senses. Commitment to all things good is evident. Everything is well placed and draws you in … and since they offer more than a dozen varieties of beef, venison and buffalo jerky, as well as 48 bins of nuts, trail mixes, chocolates and dozens of choices of handmade fudge and truffles, you can’t get out of there without your mouth watering.
But hold on, because believe it or not, this place is not just about the food. Need a new throw? Check. A cute Oklahoma tee? Got that too. Candles, glasses, bags, cacti, throw pillows? Yes, yes and yes to all. The Jantzes’ goal is clear: “From the music, decor and atmosphere as a whole, to the employees who are happy and excited to provide an unforgettable experience – our ambition is to provide an amazing place for everyone to visit.” Check to that!
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Cacti, $25.95 “These adorable desert plants are planted in stylish silver buckets and come in various shapes, sizes and colors. The perfect low-maintenance plant to southwestern up any space.” // Locally crafted Okie necklaces, $25.95 “These beautiful and colorful beaded necklaces are each adorned with a buffalo nickel and symbolic arrow.” // Tribal rug, $99.95 “This colorful, hand-woven wool thunderbird rug with fringed edges will liven up any room!”
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OK Arrow shirt, $28.95 “Jumpin Jackalope features several shirts with our own designs that share our proud love of Oklahoma.” // Southwestern pillow, $99.95 Hand-woven wool in black, ivory and gold. “Embracing beautiful earth tones, it adds warmth to any combination.”
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Tippleman’s syrups and mixers, $21.95 Created by bartenders, these mixers in flavors including burnt sugar and maple syrup are ideal for making unique hand-crafted cocktails – Jonathan says, “You’re encouraged to get creative.” // The Real Dill pickles, $19.95 These handmade artisan pickles come in several unique flavors, including garlic dill, jalapeño dill, spicy Caribbean and habanero horseradish. // Jumpin Jackalope Beef Jerky, $4.95 for 1.5 oz, $9.95 for 4 oz “Jumpin Jackalope’s jerky is USDA approved, and made in the U.S.A. from choice cuts of beef, venison and buffalo. We offer several moist and tender choices, including hickory smoked, habanero and chili peppered, garlic, teriyaki and one of our most popular choices: whiskey barbecue.”