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  • A dessert gambit: Oklahoma cafeteria's closing brings the Food Dude to search for a chess pie recipe

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    After Food Dude Dave Cathey lamented the closing of Oklahoma City's Boulevard cafeteria, which made his favorite chess pie, recipes poured in. As a result, Cathey and Oklahoma's chef emeritus, John Bennett, collaborated to test a few of them. They determined chess pie strategy is largely a matter...

  • 2015 proved historic in Oklahoma City-area dining

    BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    While 2015 was a year of dramatic, perhaps unprecedented, restaurant growth, final acts dominated the year’s top stories in food and dining in the Oklahoma City area.

  • Whole Foods steps up efforts to prepare meal for homeless in Oklahoma City

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    Long before Turning the Table on Hunger was launched, Whole Foods Market was sending prepared food to the WestTown day shelter in Oklahoma City to cover lunch service one day a month. But when chef Jonathan Trotter, who oversees the market's prepared foods operation, saw news coverage of the...

  • Made in Oklahoma offers recipes for a December to remember

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, the winter solstice or a combination of all three plus New Year's Day, this month's recipe offerings from Made in Oklahoma Coalition could fit in nicely.

  • Boulevard's closing sparks memories of Oklahoma City cafeterias

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    The Oklahoman Food Editor Dave Cathey shares readers memories of Oklahoma City-area cafeterias as well as other restaurant and food news.

  • Holidays mean Nonny's Harvest Loaf

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, continues a holiday tradition by sharing the recipe for Nonny's Harvest Loaf.

  • Boulevard closing marks end of cafeteria craze in Oklahoma City

    BY DAVE CATHEY  Staff Writer  dcathey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Mon, Dec 14, 2015

    When the xylophone at the end of the chow line at Boulevard Cafeteria sounded for the last time Friday, Oklahoma City's 96-year cafeteria craze officially ended. Oklahoma City once had more cafeterias per capita than any city in America, making it the national standard-bearer for cafeteria...

  • Boulevard Cafeteria in Oklahoma City closes today

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Dec 11, 2015

    After 67 years, the Boulevard Cafeteria closes its doors, ending a local cafeteria tradition that reaches back to 1928 and an era when Oklahoma City was considered the cafeteria capital.



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