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  • Tailgating game plan

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The beginning of the football season for the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University signals the beginning of another tradition — tailgating.

  • Barbecue Blitz: Oklahoma City-area chefs attack palates by land and sea

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The Food Dude hosts a surf-and-turf “Open Flame” at American Propane in Oklahoma City, and collected the techniques and recipes to share.

  • '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 […]

  • Going Greens: Edmond's Upward Harvest lives the gospel of local, sustainable growing practices

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food editor | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Edmond’s Upward Harvest has developed a proprietary aquaponics system that could revolutionize how we harvest our food.

  • 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...

  • Things looking up for Coach House chef and his apprentices

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Chef Kevin Lee graduates from The Coach House Apprenticeship Program in Oklahoma City with precision and aplomb.

  • 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...



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