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  • Cafe Kacao to expand operations into downtown; Food Dude giddy with anticipation

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    First The Oklahoman returns to downtown, then the owners of Cafe Kacao decide to open a new restaurant just blocks away. Coincidence? If you know me, you probably think not. But I assure you I do not own a stake in the soon-to-arrive La Condesa, owned by Luidgi Del Cid and his mother Veronica....

  • H&8th Returns Friday with Industry Flea and even more beer

    Dave Cathey | Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    If it’s the last week of March, the weekend everybody’s working toward includes the first H&8th Night Market of 2015. The food-truck driven phenomenon returns for its fourth full season, spanning the stretch of North Hudson Avenue between NW 6 and NW 10 streets in Midtown. Hours are 7 to 11...

  • Local food trucks will convene for your health on Thursday

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Once upon a time a food truck was most associated with midnight (or beyond) snacking after a full night bacchanalia. They still are, but the world of mobile kitchens has expanded it’s horizons to the point there really is a food truck for all occasions. In recognition of National Nutrition Month,...

  • Drop the pickle! Food entrepreneurs have a bill to watch in the state legislature

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    A bill making its way through the state legislature is aimed at arming home-cooks with better tools to build their cottage industry with an eye toward public safety. State Senator Wayne Shaw, R-Grove, has seen his Senate Bill 696, also known as the Safe Food Home Manufacturing Act, clear a major...

  • Orange Leaf drops a Reese's bomb on The Oklahoman

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Friday got a lot nicer when a team from Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt left dropped 200 samples of its new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup frozen yogurt on The Oklahoman. The new flavor is the result of a partnership with the Hershey’s Company and in response to high demand from chocolate and peanut butter...

  • One Restaurant to Rule them all! Made in Oklahoma pits eateries against each other for a good cause

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Because we are no longer to consider food and/or restaurants without pitting them against each other, The Made in Oklahoma Coalition has asked for the help of the dining public to cast their vote for the Restaurant of the Year. The contest includes restaurants across the state and are members of...

  • It's the SO-O-O-O-O-O-O-ul Food Festival! Free lunch for all who attend

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Grace Living Center, 1921 NE 21 St., is hosting its 15th Annual Soul Food Fest from noon to 3 p.m. today. It’s a free event but donations are accepted, allowing the kitchen staff to strut it’s stuff and allow residence to visit with the community. I’ve attended this event, and it’s a wonderful...

  • Far East steak and mushrooms taste far out

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Inspired by testing Anglicized and traditional Chinese recipes for the Lunar New Year, I couldn’t resist trying a few riffs of my own. Steak and mushrooms might be the first gustatory power couple I ever fell for, and something about the Cong Bao Rou Si took me back to that classic pairing. For...

  • VZD's will open in early spring, really!

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The off-again-off-again-off-again reopening of VZD’s is over as new owners Nelson Bolen and chef Eric Smith took over the lease of the historic restaurant and bar space. In December, a few premature announcements were made about the sale of the concept formerly owned by Chad Bleakley. A new...

  • Sweat not optional for authentic Mardi Gras

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Whether or not you intend to exorcize any culinary demons for the Lenten season, Fat Tuesday looms less than a week away, which means it’s a great time to let the good times roll with a feast inspired by Louisiana. Mardi Gras is a celebration of culture, color and culinary fusion so old it’s...

  • Guac God to Rock God, let's shore up that recipe, Jack

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Well, it looks like Jack White has dug himself a click-hole for the Dead Horse Society that the Internet has become.  And all for the love of guacamole (and hatred of bananas). Because I work for a media company, it is my professional obligation to chime in on a trending local story that has...

  • Kyle's 1025 to close at month's end

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    First the building where the Denco Darlin‘ become famous burns down, now Kyle’s 1025 — a restaurant committed to keeping alive Oklahoma City classic dining traditions will close at the end of February. Owner Kyle Anderson announced he will the former Charlie Newton’s at 1025 NW 70 St., in...



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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