• 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.

  • 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.

  • Open Flame recipe: Roman-Style Lamb and Smoked Trout with Okie-Smoky Salad

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Roman-Style Lamb and Smoked Trout with Okie-Smoky Salad

  • Island Influence: Caribbean flavor wins favor at Open Flame event in Oklahoma City

    BY DAVE CATHEY | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The Food Dude serves up Caribbean flavors with help from veteran Oklahoma City Ryan Parrott at the most recent “Open Flame” at American Propane.

  • Grilling Oke-Asian

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Asian flavors were featured at the second Open Flame event of 2014 at American Propane, hosted by The Oklahoman’s the Food Dude.

  • Holy Smoke: Make eating from your grill a religious experience

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Tue, May 20, 2014

    The unofficial opening of grilling season begins with the three-day weekend that begins in three days. Seasons cycle in and out, each bringing pros and cons. Unfortunately, in Oklahoma the cons often leave a more lasting impression than the pros. Spring, as we in Oklahoma are well aware, is also tornado season. This time last year, we were just beginning to pick up the pieces from a series of deadly storms. That job isn’t close to finished. I said last year that the day would come when we’d be able to grill with a smile again. I have faith that if we’re not there yet, we’re much closer than we were a year ago.