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  • 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...

  • Is The Drake the Goodest Egg So Far?

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    With the opening of The Drake Seafood and Oysterette, Keith and Heather Paul’s mastery of the restaurant business has become conspicuous. The principals behind A Good Egg Dining Group, they began with Cheever’s Cafe. They purchased the former home of Cheever’s Flowers and turned it into an...

  • The Food Fight that never was

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    In case you’re concerned about a “food fight” rising up between the H & 8th Night Market and a new one the city council approved this week, don’t be. Recent coverage here and here indicates that food truck operator Rick Vick didn't win a spot in H&8th's lottery and found it unfair. He...

  • Producers Dinner Series continues with Walnut Creek

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    It's not too late to get a seat at the table at The Tasting Room, 4322 N Western Ave., for tonight's Producers Dinner with Walnut Creek Farms. The five-course dinner from chef Jonathan Groth begins at 6 p.m. Walnut Creek owner Kim Barker will be on hand to answer questions about the lamb he...

  • Update on Nani-gate

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Chefs Colin Stringer and Andon Whitehorn had the first of what could be a number of days in court before a local judge, pleading to operate their Japanese-Choctaw concept out of the home. Oklahoman reporter Graham Lee Brewer covered the hearing, which will pick up again in a few days. I'm...

  • Oklahoma City chefs gaining notice beyond borders

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Last Sunday, chefs Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson's R&J Lounge and Supper Club was featured in the New York Times Travel section and this weekend chef Kurt Fleischfresser travels to New Orleans to compete with some of the countries top chefs. Not bad for the land of chicken-fried...

  • UPDATED: The Haunted House has risen from the dead

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    It's official, the the house that sits at the end of the lane called Miramar Drive is haunting again starting. After more than half a century in operation followed by a couple of months dark, The Haunted House reopens with a new owner and name. The new owner is Patrick M. Boylan, who made is...

  • Cafe Condesa, Anchor Down open downtown

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Downtown dining took a big step forward with two recent openings. Last week, Cafe Condesa, 300 Park Ave., opened in the vacant space adjacent to the east side of the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. Owned by the Del Cid family, who have the city's best breakfast stop in Cafe Kacao in the...

  • Western wears on despite growing competition; VZD's reboot nears, The Sandwich Club Opens

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Before Midtown, Uptown, the Plaza District or even Bricktown, the North Western Avenue corridor was Oklahoma City’s vanguard for restaurants and night life, drawing a major portion of local discretionary funds. Charlie Newton’s, Magnolia Café, Cappucino’s and Cuisine 43 took turns as...

  • Tasting Room hosts NoName Ranch dinner and you should be there

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    On Friday night, The Tasting Room , 4322 N Western Ave., will host the first of a series of dinners spotlighting local producers. First up is Bruce and Joan Buechner of NoName Ranch, which produces all-natural beef raised and processed in Wynnewood. The Buechners raise a unique breed of...

  • Dodson's Cafeteria founder dies; mourning becoming too common in local restaurant community

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    The Oklahoma City food industry lost one of its earliest pioneers this week when Joe Dodson passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday. Dodson, a former Oklahoma Restaurant Association president and National Restaurant Association board member, was founder – along with his wife of 71 years Charlotte...

  • New Republic to rise in spring; Haunted House nears rebirth

    Dave Cathey | Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Over the weekend, developers with the new Chisholm Creek development  on N Western Avenue, just south of Memorial Road, announced Republic Gastropub will be among its first tenants. “We are thrilled to welcome Republic Gastropub to the Chisholm Creek mix of world-class restaurants and...



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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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