Cafe Society

Fired Up reopens with ex-Squeaky Bean alum Darren Pusateri behind the burners

In mid-August, Fired Up, the restaurant that chef-owner Josh Barhaug opened in 2012 at 1135 Bannock Street, more than lived up to its name: Barhaug's office erupted in flames, the sparks of which resulted in substantial damage and a temporary closure that was finally lifted yesterday, when Fired Up reopened for dinner...with two chefs behind the line, Barhaug and Darren Pusateri, who was most recently at the Squeaky Bean and, prior to that, spent several years cooking at Sushi Den, the now-closed Ototo and the original Izakaya Den.

See also: Josh Barhaug, exec chef of Fired Up, on Bisquick, eating dog and lazy-ass cooks