Cafe Society

Part two: Chef and Tell with Jay Spickelmier from Japoix

Jay Spickelmier Japoix 975 Lincoln Street 303-861-2345 www.japoix.com

This is part two of this week's Chef and Tell. Read the rest of Lori Midson's interview with Jay Spickelmier, executive chef of Japoix, here.

Favorite restaurant in America: Osaki's Sushi & Japanese Cuisine in Vail. I just feel at home when I go there, even though I'm a paying customer. The food is great, and so is the staff. It only holds about 25 people, which means you can have a conversation with anyone in the room from your seat.

Best food city in America: Chicago. It's a city with a ton of diversity and ethnic restaurants, and it has the culture to support that diversity and ethnicity. On the flip side, you've got places like Alinea, Moto and L20 doing avant-garde cuisine and pushing the limits. Chicago is a city that really represents where food is going.