Classic Restaurants of Oklahoma City

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Some of Oklahoma City's earliest famous restaurants included a side of gambling, bootlegging and mayhem. Cattlemen's Café changed hands by a roll of the dice one Christmas. In more recent years, establishments like O'Mealey's and Adair's positioned the city's identity as a unique, groundbreaking culinary hub. The city became known as the Cafeteria Capital thanks to the revolutionary approach of a diminutive Kansas woman named Anna Maude Smith. Beverly's Chicken-in-the-Rough became a national fried-chicken franchise two decades before Harland Sanders sold his first drumstick. And world-renowned chef Rick Bayless first learned to cook at his parents' barbecue restaurant in south Oklahoma City. Join author Dave Cathey as he dishes on these delectable stories and more.
ISBN: 9781467119214
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Oklahoma
Series: American Palate
Images: 86
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dave Cathey has been food editor and written the “Food Dude” column for the Oklahoman since 2008. In more than twenty-five years at the Oklahoman, he has served as state editor, assistant city editor and television columnist. This is his second book for Arcadia/The History Press. The first was A Culinary History of Pittsburg County: Little Italy, Choctaw Beer and Lamb Fries in 2013. He is married to his wife, Lori, and has two children, Luke and Kate.
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