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  • Twelve Oaks to close; property for sale

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    As feared, Oklahoma's flagging economy has claimed another long-standing restaurant. Twelve Oaks restaurant, located east of Interstate 35 between Edmond and Guthrie, will close on February 15, according to co-owner Gregg Janes. Janes and his wife Lisa inherited the restaurant from his wife's...

  • The Canebrake closes effective immediately, and Oklahoma is a little less awesome

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    Sad tidings out of Waggoner today with the announcement The Canebrake closed effective immediately. The world-class spa, resort and restaurant owned by chef Sam Bracken and his wife and yoga-instructor Lisa won’t reopen due to the loss of a key private investor, according to a release. Sam...

  • Flint celebrates Valentine's day before Thanksgiving

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    Chef Josh Valentine started today as the first in a series of guest chefs who will join Flint, 15 N Robinson Ave.  Valentine, who finished third in season 10 of the hit Bravo show, "Top Chef" and a Del City native, is a Coach House Apprenticeship Program and most recently worked at...

  • Updated dining options for Thanksgiving

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

    We didn't have room to get the updated list into print this morning, so here it is online. We will continue to update the list as long as information comes our way. Just got some updated info on what's going on at R&J Lounge and Supper Club, and all I can say is "Bumpasses!" As always,...

  • West in Bricktown opens today in time for lunch

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Oct 19, 2015

    Restaurant Concepts welcomes its newest addition to the family today when West in Bricktown opens at 11 a.m. in the former home of Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante, 1 Mickey Mantle Dr. Renovations began on the keystone space in the heart of Bricktown for the past several months, combining...

  • The George goes dark; Founders Tower has a tall vacancy to fill

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The George Prime Steakhouse, which opened atop Founders Tower last June, has shuttered. Officials with Founders Tower and owner Kevin George confirmed the news on Wednesday. Owner Kevin George opened his ambitious, ostentatious restaurant after many years as a partner with the Interurban...

  • Danny Bowien treats Jimmy Fallon and Questlove to an Edna's Lunchbox on 'Tonight Show'

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    SHOUT OUT TO @ednasokc @LUNCHBOXES ON THE @jimmyfallon SHOW! Love #EdnasLunchboxes @EdnasDoor — funBec (@fun_Bec) October 2, 2015 // Chef Danny Bowien has never hid his Oklahoma City upbringing or been hesitant to share how growing up here inspired his eclectic...

  • It's the end of the month so it's time for H&8th and friends to populate Midtown

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    September's last Friday is tomorrow, meaning the H&8th night market and friends will unleash a fleet of food trucks on Midtown. H&8th, which starts at NW 6 and Hudson and continues up to NW 10 with a branch at NW 7 that extends to Walker will welcome the following trucks in its...

  • Pokes-Horns football game good excuse to visit Austin's First Church of the Holy Brisket

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    AUSTIN, TEXAS —On  Saturday afternoon two teams in orange will clash at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, which will no doubt draw thousands of Poke-proud Oklahomans. Cowboys fans, you have a chance to feel the sweet surge of victory coursing through your veins in the Lone Star State's...

  • Silver Dollar rolls to top of Great Taste of a Fair contest

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    As promised, here's the final tally from yesterday's A Great Taste of a Fair. Fairest of Them All: 1st Place: Wonderboy Diamond Dawgs 2nd Place: Deep-Fried Banana Pudding Chef Ray Street Eats 3rd Place: Bacon-Covered Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough On-A-Stick Aunt Edmoe’s Cookies 4th...

  • Get him (and everyone else) to the Greek

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Sep 9, 2015

    If you need proof of Oklahoma City’s thriving Greek community, head north of the Memorial Road intersection on Pennsylvania Avenue this weekend, roll the window down and head toward the wailing bouzouki. You’ll doubtlessly land at the shores of Oklahoma City’s Greek embassy, better known as...

  • Tsubaki has Kobe beef so you should probably go get some

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A quick note to let you know Tsubaki Sushi & Hibachi, 5900 W Memorial Road, is currently carrying Kobe beef. I stopped by earlier this week for lunch and was treated by chef Henry Yang, who sent out a succulent selection of Kobe slices delicately topped with green onion. The beef is tender...

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