Shot the latest four segments in our Gourmet Grille at Buy For Less series to begin the day. Sean (Sean Cummings’ Irish Restaurant and Pub) and Cathy (Vito’s Ristorante) Cummings were in rare form this morning. They cheffed up two soups, some scallops and a pepper crusted steak.
Caught up with the Food Dude, The Oklahoman’s food editor, Dave Cathey for lunch. Cathey and I discussed some of our upcoming video series, the Lunch Birds, Try This! and a Chef’s Table concept. We were joined at Rococo Restaurant & Fine Wine by owner/chef Bruce Rinehart, Iguana Grill owner/chef Ryan Parrott and Kristy Klockhart. I recommend the Rococo’s Gangster Sausage Grinder. I’d also recommend a pair of Rinehart’s always flashy pants. Next time you’re there, see for yourself.
Back at OPUBCO Studios, I interviewed the National Weather Service’s Rick Smith via Skype this afternoon. Rick is the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Norman Forecast office. It’s going to get cold. We will do more interviews throughout the winter and spring, including tomorrow morning for an update.
Dave Cathey wrote a Halloween food feature this week on the Haunted House Restaurant. When he made the video request, I wanted to shoot the piece myself. I had never been to the place but had heard about it growing up. In fact what you hear about it are two things: it’s hard to find and the food is good.
I can’t vouch for the food. We shot our piece and left. But once you find Miramar the winding drive is only beginning. Seemed like a cool place, although not as Halloween-ish as I thought it would be.
Met Dave Cathey at St. George Greek Orthodox Church on a chilly, windy morning today. We shot a quick video to advance this weekend’s Greek Festival. This marks the 25th year of the festival, featuring Greek culture, fun and food.
Dave Cathey takes us to Monique’s down in Norman for a tailgating option. Monique’s features Caribbean food.
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: