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  • Hillbilly's offers updated down-home approach to dining in Oklahoma City

    BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    When Aly Branstetter became managing partner of the Oklahoma City restaurant formerly known as Hill Billy Po' Boys and Oysters, she was convinced subtle changes were all the comfort-food emporium needed to boost and sustain business. It's now Hillbilly's, but neither po' boys nor oysters have...

  • Waffle Champion expands its brand

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklakhoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    Waffle Champion owner adds walk-up window, pop-up concept and food truck; eyes Tulsa.

  • Twelve Oaks to close; property for sale

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    As feared, Oklahoma's flagging economy has claimed another long-standing restaurant. Twelve Oaks restaurant, located east of Interstate 35 between Edmond and Guthrie, will close on February 15, according to co-owner Gregg Janes. Janes and his wife Lisa inherited the restaurant from his wife's...

  • The food at Gigglez is no joke

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jan 13, 2016

    Chef Vuong Nguyen takes on gig at Gigglez, an Oklahoma City restaurant and comedy club, with aplomb.

  • The Canebrake closes effective immediately, and Oklahoma is a little less awesome

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    Sad tidings out of Waggoner today with the announcement The Canebrake closed effective immediately. The world-class spa, resort and restaurant owned by chef Sam Bracken and his wife and yoga-instructor Lisa won’t reopen due to the loss of a key private investor, according to a release. Sam...

  • 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.

  • Federal judge throws out jury's verdict in Tulsa restaurant labor case

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    A federal judge on Tuesday overturned a jury verdict that had cleared a Mexican restaurant and its owner on accusations of intentionally violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. U.S. District Judge John Dowdell, in tossing the verdict, determined that El Tequila LLC and its owner, Carlos...

  • Chick-fil-A on 33rd Street to celebrate 20 years at Edmond Crossing

    Aubree Hughes | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Chick-fil-A on 33rd Street is celebrating 20 years at Edmond Crossing through Dec. 28. To honor the guests that Chick-fil-A has served throughout the years, employees will offer special giveaways throughout the month.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gone Phishing: Guyutes in Oklahoma City expresses offbeat form of culinary art

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 8, 2015

    Guyutes is a new restaurant in Oklahoma City that reflects the passion owners Jarrod Friedel and Wayne Perotka have for the band Phish. The food is great, too, The Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey writes.

  • Fired up for the holidays: Year's final Open Flame event in Oklahoma City targets the feasts of December

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    Another year of Open Flame events came to a close at American Propane in Oklahoma City with chefs Brad Johnson of Hal Smith Restaurant Group and Jonathan Groth of Outside the Box dining group joining The Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey and registered dietitian Alyson Fendrick with Homeland to...

  • Oklahoma food briefs

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Dec 2, 2015

    News and notes about food in Oklahoma.



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