Dave Cathey
Features Food Editor
The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene.

  • Recipe: Stovetop Burgers

    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Recipe: Stovetop Burgers

  • Cook-out Optional: Don't wait for grilling season to make a memorable burger

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The Food Dude shares a recipe for stovetop burgers and shares the latest news from Oklahoma City’s dining scene.

  • Franklin BBQ serves 'Crazy' good brisket

    Dave Cathey | Updated: 23 hr ago

      As I finished the last of the brisket I brought home from Franklin BBQ in Austin, I found myself wonderin’. As in, “wonderin’ – what in the world did I do” to deserve the best fatty brisket on the planet. The short answer is I waited more than four hours in line on a […]

  • One Restaurant to Rule them all! Made in Oklahoma pits eateries against each other for a good cause

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Because we are no longer to consider food and/or restaurants without pitting them against each other, The Made in Oklahoma Coalition has asked for the help of the dining public to cast their vote for the Restaurant of the Year. The contest includes restaurants across the state and are members of the Made in Oklahoma […]

  • Soul Survivor: Florence's Restaurant in Oklahoma City serves the best of our past, smothered or fried

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The Food Dude Dave Cathey visits Florence and Victoria Kemp, owners of Florence’s Restaurant, which opened in 1952 in Oklahoma City and is still going strong by serving old-fashioned home-cooking.

  • It's the SO-O-O-O-O-O-O-ul Food Festival! Free lunch for all who attend

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Grace Living Center, 1921 NE 21 St., is hosting its 15th Annual Soul Food Fest from noon to 3 p.m. today. It’s a free event but donations are accepted, allowing the kitchen staff to strut it’s stuff and allow residence to visit with the community. I’ve attended this event, and it’s a wonderful chance to […]

  • Far East steak and mushrooms taste far out

    Dave Cathey | Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Inspired by testing Anglicized and traditional Chinese recipes for the Lunar New Year, I couldn’t resist trying a few riffs of my own. Steak and mushrooms might be the first gustatory power couple I ever fell for, and something about the Cong Bao Rou Si took me back to that classic pairing. For this recipe, […]

  • Recipe: Pork with leeks

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Recipe: Pork with leeks

  • Kung Pao-Pow! Chinese New Year brings fireworks to the table

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    The Food Dude shares recipes for Chinese New Year, including Kung Pao Chicken and Cong Bao Rou Si.

  • Recipe: Kung Pao-Pow Chicken

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Recipe: Kung Pao-Pow Chicken

  • 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 would-be owner even went to so far […]

  • 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 become […]

  • A Real Sweet Heart: Fried pies can't be beat for Valentine's Day

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    The Oklahoman’s Food Dude Dave Cathey shares a recipe for Sweet Heart Fried Cherry Pies for Valentine’s Day.

  • Recipe: Cherry Sweet Heart Fried Pies

    Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Recipe: Cherry Sweet Heart Fried Pies

  • Made in Oklahoma Coalition recipes

    Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Made in Oklahoma Coalition recipes

  • Made in Oklahoma takes aim at your sweetheart's desire

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you may be wondering what special treat to make for you special someone. Luckily, The Made In Oklahoma Coalition has created three incredible and easy desserts to help impress and make for a memorable night.

  • 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 anything […]

  • 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 response to changes in the market. […]

  • Food dude 2: Oklahoma City food notes

    By Dave Cathey, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Kyle’s 1025 to close after end of the month Owner Kyle Anderson announced he will close Kyle’s 1025, 1025 NW 70 St., at the end of February. Anderson said he’s responding to a market that has changed drastically in the eight years since he took over from Newton’s. “So much has built up along Western, which is great in many respects, but I also feel like things are trending toward downtown,” Anderson said. “I’m just responding the best way I can to the market.” Anderson’s restaurant occupies a space cloaked in history, starting as the infamous Kentucky Club in 1939 before becoming Bell’s and eventually Charlie Newton’s. “We have some very, very, very loyal regulars,”

  • Kang's in Edmond will evolve into a Sushi Nhinja

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    After nearly a decade in business, Kang’s in Edmond is evolving into Sushi Nhinja.




Dave Cathey Today at 11:36 AM RT @picassocafe: Roses are red violets are blue The roads are clear Come eat lunch #poemsarehard #eatlocal #yesweareopen
Dave Cathey Today at 11:35 AM As sleet tumbles from the sky, local weather-faces exhale; local restaurateurs weep.
Dave Cathey Today at 11:34 AM RT @Uptown23rd: Get out of the cold and into @gusto_pizzeria pizza, pasta special and save room for dessert! LINK
Dave Cathey Today at 11:34 AM RT @wavingwheatbake: Soup of the day: white chicken chili Butternut apple ginger
Dave Cathey Today at 11:32 AM RT @NWSNorman: 1103a: If you had plans to drive I-44 between Wichita Falls & OKC today, I'd cancel them. #okwx #texomawx
Dave Cathey Today at 11:32 AM RT @CraveOKC: Due to the inclement weather, we have closed early today. Sorry for the inconvenience! If you have to drive,... LINK
Dave Cathey Today at 11:32 AM RT @bigtrucktacos: Lunch happening now! #greenchilepork LINK
Dave Cathey Today at 11:32 AM RT @oakandore: KIDS EAT FREE TODAY (turkey or ham & cheese w/ chips or kids monte cristo - $3)! For the parents - happy hour starts @ 11am!…
Dave Cathey Today at 11:32 AM RT @mutts_hot_dogs: Comfort food for this cold day! #friedchickenwednesday LINK
Dave Cathey Today at 11:31 AM RT @BackDoorBBQ: Smoked pulled pork burger sandwich on a brioche bun, bread sweet pickles, red onions, xxx sauce & slaw! #yummo LINK
Dave Cathey Today at 11:30 AM RT @irmasburgers: help keep Kayla Boyd out of a burger suit and off the street. come have lunch with her inside Irma's
Dave Cathey Today at 11:29 AM RT @TommysIAG: S(no)w Day Blues? We are open for lunch! Spaghetti tomato basil with meatballs #lunch #fresh @… https://t.co/QvVEM5RTZ7
Dave Cathey Today at 9:55 AM RT @piejunkieokc: Ok, so here's the deal. With the impending weather doom and kids out of school, we won't be open our… https://t.co/CIiQp4…
Dave Cathey Tue, Mar. 03 2015 04:12:46 PM CST RT @saturngrill: Make dinner plans with friends & family this evening. Check out our new look & pair some wine or beer with your meal! http…
Dave Cathey Tue, Mar. 03 2015 02:46:15 PM CST @pmonies "If you’ve got 3 Scots in your side, you’ve got a chance of winning something. If you’ve got any more, you’re in trouble." -Shankly
Dave Cathey Tue, Mar. 03 2015 12:26:53 AM CST RT @pattonoswalt: What #BroadCity is to being in your 20s, #Togetherness is for being in your 40s and only JUST learning the lessons of you…
Dave Cathey Mon, Mar. 02 2015 11:07:52 PM CST RT @saturngrill: We are FINALLY ready to reopen to unveil our new look! Please come join us on Tuesday for lunch or dinner & bring a friend…
Dave Cathey Mon, Mar. 02 2015 11:03:46 PM CST RT @keithlaw: ICYMI, my post on Austin eats includes the best brisket I've ever had and fried chicken with ground-worm salt: LINK
Dave Cathey Mon, Mar. 02 2015 02:13:50 PM CST RT @CNNOpinion: We can end child poverty, says @jdsutter. Learn the facts. Vote for a solution. LINK LINK
Dave Cathey Sun, Mar. 01 2015 07:38:34 PM CST RT @ChefCDM: I buy 4 pints for someone if they turn in the person or persons that stole scarves from @SkinnySlimsEdm

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