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By Tim Landes Tulsa World Magazine

 

There is no sweeter smell in Turley than that of a fresh, hot cobbler that has just been pulled out of an oven inside the Cobbler Mom kitchen.

 

If you time the visit right, you’ll be greeted by a rich peach scent.

 

If you time the visit right, you’ll be greeted by a rich peach scent.

Or maybe it will be the hot cinnamon-apple aroma wafting toward the entrance when you push open the door at 6645 N. Peoria Ave.

The smell only gets stronger as you walk to the counter, where there’s a glass case of sweet potato pie, as well as a pineapple cream pie.

It’s known as the “Mystery Case” because the options are always random and constantly changing.

If that’s not overwhelming enough, the smell of baked chicken and vegetables drifts through the service window a few feet from the register.

Cobbler Mom, which opened in January, is more than a random dessert store in this tiny township on the northern outskirts of Tulsa.

Cobbler Mom is one of only three restaurants in a 5-mile radius in Turley.

The other two are a Simple Simon’s to the south and a Daylight Donuts about a mile to the north.

There are neighborhoods and businesses along Peoria in each direction, so when owner Joyce Horton decided to open a storefront, she also increased her offerings to include a lunch menu.