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Matt Stein, chef of Bruxie: "You're only as good as the last meal you put out"

Matt Stein Bruxie 1000 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale 303-963-9045 bruxie.com

This is part one of my interview with Matt Stein, chef of Bruxie; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow.

Even after three decades in the kitchen, Matt Stein still shakes his head in denial as he recalls what he was fed when he was growing up in the Bronx. "My mother was a horrible cook, really the worst cook ever," he says. "The kind of cook who would put spaghetti and ketchup in front of us and think that it was acceptable."

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