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  • Sean Cummings closing pub, opening new concept, killing St. Patrick's Day in OKC forever?

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

            Sean Cummings Irish Pub is closing in a couple of weeks, and the future of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Oklahoma City faces a future as dire as Democrats in Congress. The pub closure isn’t tied to politics, but the Cummings family, now, is. As most of you know (at...

  • Kaiser's grand reopening set for Saturday

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Kaiser’s American Bistro is no more, but  Kaiser’s Diner & Ice Cream Parlor is set to reopen on Saturday (Nov. 1) with a party from 6 to 9 p.m.,  showcasing a revamped menu from new owners Kristen Cory, Angie Uselton and Randy Giggers. Cory said she and her partners seeks to send...

  • Valentine leaves The George and other news to chew on

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Four months after opening The George Prime Steakhouse, executive chef Josh Valentine has resigned and chef Chad Willis will step in to take over. The George, which sits atop the historic Founders Tower, is owned by Kevin George, who says Valentine’s departure is completely amicable and simply a...

  • Clambake redux: Rococo plans September sequel

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Rococo’s second-ever clambake was such a resounding success earlier this summer, owner/chef Bruce Rinehart immediately scheduled a sequel on Sept. 27 t to accommodate those who couldn’t make it to the first one in mid-August.

  • Ludivine promises to give birth next H&8th

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The chefs who brought you Ludivine would like you to know their next concept will be born the evening of the next H&8th Night Market, which is Sept. 26. The R&J Lounge and Supper Club, 320 NW 10 St., is named for chef/partners Russ Johnson and Jonathon Stranger, who have spent the better...

  • 'Boyhood' proves low and slow isn't just for barbecue

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    When Richard Linklater wasn’t watching movies or waxing existential during his own boyhood in the Texas Hill Country, he mustiv’e been eating a lot of good barbecue. How else can you explain a film that adheres so closely to the credo of legendary Texas pit masters, which is to develop deep,...

  • Fatty Brisket, Live Music and the Whole Karmic Bowl of Queso

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A couple of weeks ago I made a pilgrimage south to my hometown of Austin for various reasons, which I described here. Part of the reason for the trip not discussed in the previous post was a chance to throw open the hood on my creative engine, and there is no better place to find […]

  • Now it can be told: The Food Dude's origin story revealed

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    As those of you kind enough to follow my food ramblings, you know few places cause me to wax more nostalgic than Austin, Texas, the town where I grew up. I recently took a trip back home and found myself face-to-fork with the one dish in the one restaurant most responsible for my ongoing...

  • Look Up in the Sky: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Flash?

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    News finally broke today of a long-rumored house-cleaning at Vast and The Colcord. Out goes John Williams and Associates Hospitality and in comes Oklahoma’s culinary Big Kahuna, chef Kurt “Flash” Fleischfresser and hotelier Paul Coury. There is no truth to the rumor Fleischfresser took on the...

  • Happy birthday Haunted House and Jamil's

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    As I wrote in today’s Oklahoman, Oklahoma City restaurants Jamil’s Steakhouse and The Haunted House turn 50 this year. I’ve written extensively about both over the years, but few stories have been more fun to work on than the piece I did five years ago. Since I wrote this, we lost Vidaree King in...

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

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    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 for...

  • 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...



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