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  • Chiltepe's opens in Plaza District; Pierre Pierre joins Sara Sara

    Dave Cathey | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Plaza District parking problems will only intensify as the up-and-coming entertainment district welcomes another outstanding eatery in Chiltepe’s Latin Cuisine and Bar, 1800 NW 16 St., which has its grand opening is Friday. Previously Antojitos Guatemaltescos, which developed a reputation...

  • H&8th expands to 10th Street; subsequently goes bananas

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Another month, another record-setting attendance mark shattered and another expansion for the H&8th Night Market. For tonight’s June edition of the monthly street party, organizers have stretched the boundary up 10th Street and expanded the number of food trucks to 43. Event manager Brian...

  • Kimchee, Kimchi or Gimchi is really tasty and easier to make than you think

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Here’s how the national dish of Korea, kimchee (or kimchi or gimchi) came to be made in my home kitchen. Months ago in planning 2014’s “Open Flame” events, I included a couple of homages to international grilling. Because of the increasing importance of Asian cultures on Oklahoma and its...

  • UPDATED: By George, you can now eat prime beef with a view

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Strolling around the perimeter of The George Prime Steakhouse last Wednesday even a Bacon & Onion tart in one hand and a Cucumber Collins in the other couldn’t help me from being a little awestruck by the view. Maybe it’s because part of the view included what promises to be a major...

  • Look Up in the Sky...It's The George, readying to stuff you with prime beef!

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    It’s now been longer than a year since Kevin George first announced he would attempt to resuscitate the restaurant space on top of Founder Tower. George followed that spring 2013 announcement with an even bigger one: hiring chef Josh Valentine, fresh off a successful run on Bravo’s “Top...

  • Food Network food trucksters compete in OKC this weekend

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Food Network’s band of merry food trucks from the upcoming season of “The Great Food Truck Race” are in town filming this weekend.

  • Of gyros and existential crisis

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    In today’s edition (May 14) of The Oklahoman and on NewsOK.com, we published a story about Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine, which has got to be the city’s most successful purveyor of gyros sandwiches, now into its 21st year under that name.

  • And the best chefs and restaurants in America are...

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    Winners were revealed Monday night, at the annual 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary industry’s most prestigious recognition program.

  • H&8th expands due to record numbers

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

      The H&8th Night Market opened last month to a record-setting crowd between 15,000 and 20,000, doubling the previous high attendance mark, so this month organizers have extended the event’s northern boundary to NW 9 Street along Hudson Avenue tonight’s event, which runs from 7...

  • Festival of the Arts is a Feastival for the Foodie

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    As I type, the first rain of the spring is falling on Oklahoma City, which is a partly cloudy sign that the annual Festival of the Arts is upon us and Strawberries Newport will be on the lips of young and old through Sunday.

  • FEAST Fit for Artists, Artisans at Picasso Cafe Tuesday

    Dave Cathey | Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Paseo FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics), the unique micro-funding program for artists of all disciplines, is Tuesday at 6 p.m.

  • Help Ludivine develop menu for a new concept tonight during H&8th then come root me on to guacamole greatness on Saturday

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Chefs Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson need your help developing the menu for their newest concept, and your opportunity to lend that help begins tonight at the first H&8th of 2014.

  • Nefarious Celery Conspiracy Captured on Tape

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

      How do you like that headline for click-bait kids?  But seriously, IFC’s “Portlandia” has built no small part of its comedic reputation on spoofing the foodies world.  Last night IFC aired a short film called “The Celery Incident” to tease the launch of its third...

  • Quick Hits from OKC Culinaria

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    YUKON — Hensley’s Top Shelf Grill, 1551 Garth Brooks Blvd., will host a special dinner featuring Chappellet wines at 7 p.m.

  • A Myriad of Reasons to Love the New Park House Restaurant

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Dec 18, 2013

    The restaurant space that has long been vacant in the Myriad Botanical Gardens opened today as Park House, under the ownership of Peter and Sherree Holloway.

  • Words I never thought I'd say: 'No more Doritos'

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2013

    When I was a kid I was a card-carrying member of the Pepsi Generation.

  • Basketball is too easy for KD, so he opened a restaurant

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Dec 12, 2013

    Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has diversified his game to the point that he is generally considered one of the two best basketball players on the planet.

  • Witness a Black Friday first: Me being in the middle of it

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Nov 26, 2013

    The measure of how much a person loves and cares for another is how far the person will expose themselves to mortal danger.

  • Nov. 22, 1963 did bear a few glad tidings

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Dec 6, 2013

    We interrupt this food blog to share a moment of reflection brought on by tragedy and serendipity.

  • Your Running List of Restaurants Open Thanksgiving

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Nov 26, 2013

    Thanksgiving was when the Pilgrim’s taught the native people’s of the New World about dining out.



The Food Dude


Oklahoman food editor Dave Cathey keeps his eye on the culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma's booming food scene. Follow Dave on Twitter and check out his website.


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