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Reader: Steve Ells goes for soul over cheese

Steve Ells, founder of the homegrown Chipotle chain, will have a starring role as the University of Colorado commencement speaker on Friday -- just five days after he wrapped up his gig on America's Next Great Restaurant.

In the last episode of that series, Ells and his fellow judges chose Soul Daddy as the winning concept, putting Meltworks on the back burner. But then, grilled cheese hasn't been a big hit in Denver, as a few readers, including aceranchero, pointed out:

Good luck with that, Mr. Powell. The grilled cheese idea got tried and died here already (on E. 19th Ave.)

As for reviews of the show itself, Boostgear offered this:

I thought this show was very well done and I hoped to see them invest in all three ideas. Spice Coast and the Brooklyn Meatball Company all seemed like great ideas to me. Very interested to try Soul Daddy on my next visit to NYC or the Mall of America.

Anyone want to bet on whether Soul Daddy ever makes it to Denver?

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