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  • 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...

  • Super Bowl, Super Bet: Seattle-OKC go toe-to-toe...again

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Well, no matter what we do down here in Oklahoma City, we seem to be at odds with folks from the Emerald City. At least since the Seattle Supersonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last week in my annual pre-Super Bowl hometown recipe column, I chose clam chowder because it’s a dish both...

  • Remodeling announced for Saturn Grill

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Chef Joseph Royer has endured a trying couple of years, but he’s not done by a long shot. Today, he announced major renovations to his only remaining location, which happens to be the original. Plans are to increase seating capacity and improve furnishings. An artist’s rendering shows improved...

  • Norman farm-to-fork restaurant to close Feb. 15 after nearly 3-year run

    Dave Cathey | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    NORMAN— Local, 2262 W Main St., will close its doors on Feb. 15, closing a chapter on an ambitious concept that leaves a strong legacy in serving excellent food and supporting local farmers and producers. Melissa Scaramucci, who co-owns the farm-to-table concept with sisters Abby Clark and...

  • Options for dining out limited on Thanksgiving

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    When Chevy Chase obediently pierced the skin of a fake turkey, releasing a hellish plume of smoke for “Christmas Vacation” he couldn’t have known the gag would come to represent a turning point in his career.  He needed a backup plan for his specific style of humor, er a good backup plan —...

  • 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.

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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.