Dave Cathey
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.

  • H&8th helps to spark next big food trend in Oklahoma City

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Sporting 50 food trucks, H&8th has become has the obvious home for Oklahoma City’s food truck boom.

  • 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 customers back to […]

  • Food Dude: This Friday offers more than candy corn for local foodies

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Food Dude will defend his chili crown at a downtown chili cook-off, H&8th bids farewell to 2014 and Halloween arrives all on Friday.

  • A whole new world: Tommy's Italian American Grill reboots amid new dining environs in north Oklahoma City

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s Food Dude Dave Cathey visits the newly rebooted Tommy’s Italian American Grill, which originally was opened from 1992 to 2005 in Northpark Mall.

  • Wake up to a Made in Oklahoma breakfast

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The Made in Oklahoma coalition offers three breakfast recipes and the Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry issues a challenge to state schools to use local products.

  • Viceroy Grille makes Ambassador Hotel a must-visit for locals in Oklahoma City

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    The Food Dude visits the Viceroy Grille and chef Leo Novak in the new Ambassador Hotel in Oklahoma City’s Midtown.

  • Moni's in Oklahoma City is on the money with new owners

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    The Food Dude writes about Oklahoma City dining news, including new owners at Moni’s, a new chef at The George, the return of Outstanding in the Field, a new restaurant in Norman and the impending arrival of Alex Guarnaschelli.

  • 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 matter of Valentine being presented with opportunities […]

  • New R&J supper club presents the cocktail lounge as art

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Chef/partners Russ Johnson and Jonathon Stranger recently opened the R&J Lounge and Supper Club, which takes the best of a bygone era and combines it with modern convenience and progress to create a bar experience that’s both familiar and unique.

  • Going South: Oklahoma City's Open Flame chefs draw inspiration from south of the border

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The Food Dude welcomes local Oklahoma City chefs to American Propane for a night of grilling inspired by points south of the U.S. border, including Mexico, Peru and Brazil.

  • 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.

  • Ludivine promises to give birth next H&8th

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The chefs who brought you Ludivine would like you to know their next concept will be born the evening of the next H&8th Night Market, which is Sept. 26. The R&J Lounge and Supper Club, 320 NW 10 St., is named for chef/partners Russ Johnson and Jonathon Stranger, who have spent the better part of […]

  • Chef Chad Willis wins Oklahoma Taste of Elegance with Asian-Inspired Pork Belly

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Chef Chad Willis won the 2014 Oklahoma Taste of Elegance competition, which is sponsored by the Oklahoma Pork Council. His winning dish centered around pork belly and stood out for its flawless execution.

  • Pizza Revolution: Locals put their spin on the traditional pizza joint

    BY DAVE CATHEY, FOOD EDITOR | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    An Oklahoma City restaurant group introduces Revolve Pizza Kitchen, a fast-casual concept serving made-from-scratch pizza and pasta.

  • Oklahoma State Fair: For vendors, a fare fight

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    When the 108th Oklahoma State Fair begins Thursday, patrons will have numerous new food options.

  • Keep your tailgate local with Made In Oklahoma recipes

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Food Dude shares recipes from the Made in Oklahoma Coalition sure to enhance your tailgate.

  • Chef Rick Bayless has cooked up two Oklahoma City events

    BY DAVE CATHEY | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Two Oklahoma City events featuring chef Rick Bayless will benefit the School of Culinary Arts at Francis Tuttle.

  • Fair Food never ceases to amaze — or take your health into account.

    BY DAVE CATHEY
    Food Editor |
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Cardiologists unite! The state's largest gathering of would-be heart patients will soon assemble at State Fair Park to indulge in a variety of deep-fried, stick-shanked, sugar-coated, chocolate-covered, bacon-wrapped delicacies with a side of Indian Tacos and cinnamon rolls for dessert. As usual, there are dozens of local food vendors selling jams, salsas and relishes plus numerous competitions for home-cooks to show off their skills. But the main gustatory attractions are the vendors striping the midways and set up in buildings. This year, like every year, there are new items to sample.

  • Cook-offs are all the rage in Oklahoma

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    The Food Dude shares news from Oklahoma City’s growing dining scene.

  • 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.




Dave Cathey Today at 11:34 AM RT @RococosCrabCake: About time for #CarneDiem downtown. Rivals Mr. @Rococos and @TheFoodDood are ready to compete. LINK
Dave Cathey Today at 10:51 AM @mattkendrick This parade is got us moving too slow. Come see us.
Dave Cathey Today at 10:46 AM @RococosCrabCake @Rococos this parade is slowing us down. Adulation can be inconvenient.
Dave Cathey Today at 10:02 AM The Waterloo Chili is minutes from transfer to downtown. Please be prepared to pull over in deference. #carnediem LINK
Dave Cathey Today at 12:32 AM These Thunders are gonna be fun to watch by playoff time. The league should enjoy this while they can. #ThunderUp
Dave Cathey Today at 12:29 AM RT @Jake_Trotter: Looking forward to the @30for30 on Perry Jones III
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 01:24:44 PM CST @Rococos @thevibrand You are on the path to righteousness. There will be a seat for you at the table. Not at the head, but at the table.
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 12:58:47 PM CST @FoodieFootTours date and time is all that's required.
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 12:54:46 PM CST @_davemorris @Rococos @thevibrand Bring your camera. No blood in the streets only songs of reverence from bended knee. #waterloo #carnediem
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 12:39:48 PM CST The haunting Waterloo melody begins here @Rococos. Sing it with me, Waterloo... @thevibrand #carnediem #waterloochili LINK
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 10:34:03 AM CST RT @DowntownOKCInc: .@TheFoodDood writes all about Carne Diem with @thevibrand this Friday, good luck to all competitors! LINK
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 10:06:31 AM CST @kaisersdiner Look forward to checking out the new ice cream.
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 09:58:25 AM CST Grand opening party set for Saturday @KaisersDiner LINK
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 12:14:30 AM CST Pizza margherita from pizzeriagusto LINK
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 12:12:49 AM CST Fried artichoke with Harissa mayo from pizzeriagusto LINK
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 12:11:21 AM CST Cured salmon, arugula, peppers, goat cheese and capers from pizzeriagusto. LINK
Dave Cathey Thu, Oct. 30 2014 12:06:06 AM CST Just posted a photo LINK
Dave Cathey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 07:43:00 PM CST @tzeeck Your leg is too skinny; think Kendrick Perkins leg.
Dave Cathey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 04:39:33 PM CST @JustVin_ at the event.
Dave Cathey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 11:35:04 AM CST @OKmattcarney @thevibrand You and I both could live without Y