I posted a minute teaser of 105degrees Cafe and Academy shot with a Vado HD over the weekend.
Read Cathey’s review of 105degrees here. Do it.
Both Dave and Tanner have eaten at 105degrees. I have not yet. Maybe that’ll change this weekend. If nothing else, I want some of that Elemental coffee they sell. I had some at Table One via their French press. It was impressive.
105degrees Cafe held its media open house on Tuesday. My crew showed up Wednesday afternoon to tape a one-on-one interview with Dara Prentice, Director of Business and External Affairs, and Matthew Kenney, Director of Culinary Arts and Operations.
The Oklahoman’s Dave Cathey interviewed Prentice and Kenney. Tanner Herriott shot the interview. Cathey’s story will appear in Wednesday’s editions of The Oklahoman. Herriott’s video will be posted on NewsOK.com on the same day.
My take on 105degrees: awesome interior, place smelled like a spa, the food sounded incredible. It has a great location, the first business to open in the new, trendy Classen Curve.
Big thanks to PR whiz Rob Crissinger for his help setting up the time and interview with the client.
I shot some footage with my Vado HD. See above for that teaser footage of our upcoming coverage.
Shot video of Dave Cathey judging the Martinis at the Allied Arts party last night at the Farmer’s Market near downtown Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoman’s food editor, AKA “The Food Dude” or @thefooddood on Twitter, was one of several celebrity judges tasting the best attempts from local eateries.
Other judges I recognized included former OU basketball star Kevin Bookout and Kayne Gillaspie from Project Runway fame and Norman retail. Gillaspie had a camera crew from the Discovery Channel following him around. He recently told NewsOK’s Angi Bruss the Discovery Channel may do a reality TV show on him.
Cathey judged the drink from Isis Cocktail Lounge to be the best, and the other celebs must have agreed. Isis won top honor.
Ryan Parrott from Iguana Grill told Cathey and I at the Table One taping last week that about 300 tickets had been sold.
I’m not sure 300 people were there, but the Farmer’s Market building is pretty big. It can hold a ton of people. Who knows, looked like people were having fun. Banana Seat sounded good.
Melinda and I liked the martini from Cafe do Brasil the best. And it was good to catch up with owner Ana Paixao Davis again. She said she had just returned from “working” at 2-3 restaurants in Brazil, where she goes to brush up on foods and ideas (my words).
Ana said she was bringing several new appetizers that would be soon featured on the happy hour menus at CdB. She seemed excited about the warmer weather and the return of live entertainment overlooking the OKC skyline. Aren’t we all?
Cafe do Brasil has music from Tuesday-Saturday in the bar area and outside.
Word of advice: If you haven’t tried the apps there, do so. They are really good.
UPDATE: Here’s the video:
As promised last week, here’s a quick video with Ryan Parrott and Jonathon Stranger from Table One. Tanner Herriott shot last week’s interview with Dave Cathey, pointing the bright light and the Canon lens at Ryan and Jonathon.
I stood around.
Actually I did shoot some roving video with a Sony HVR-A1U. Here is a quick edit of Ryan and Jonathon talking Table One.
Tanner’s full edit of our April 17 dining experience mixed with last week’s interview will be online May 20, also commonly known as next Wednesday.
Dave Cathey’s story will be online at NewsOK.com and in print in The Oklahoman on the same day.
May is beef month. Sean and Cathy Cummings taped four segments with us last week as part of our Buy For Less Gourmet Grille series.
Here’s the first segment, on hot dogs.
Sean Cummings Irish Pub on North May in Oklahoma City. His wife Cathy runs Vito’s Italian Restaurante, also on North May.
NewsOK has been producing the Gourmet Grille at Buy For Less starring Sean and Cathy for about a year now. In fact we just taped four segments earlier this week at the Buy For Less on NW Expressway.
This morning, I put the car into the garage to get an oil change and wandered across the street to use what’s left on a Starbucks gift card that was a birthday present. Love the SBux gift cards. Ordered a mocha and sat outside with laptop to wait on the oil change. Guy said it’d be about 2 hours. Guess they’re busy at Firestone.
Anyway, after setting up the AT&T wifi on the patio, I see Sean and two of his daughters coming up the sidewalk. Out on a mission for Mother’s Day they were. Sean said he was teaching how to cook rack of lamb later today at the Buy For Less. Said Fred, who runs that Buy For Less, had asked him to fill in for another chef who couldn’t make it. So Sean would be dropping some knowledge on cheffing up some lamb. Fred usually oversees our tapings, seems to be a very nice guy. Didn’t know he was the one behind Sushi Neko, over on North Western. Small world.