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Part two: SAME Cafe's Brad Birky on Queen Elizabeth, Led Zeppelin and the woman who wanted one egg

This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Brad Birky, chef/owner of the SAME Cafe. To read part one of this interview, click here.

Greatest accomplishment as a chef: Starting SAME Cafe with really no kitchen experience to speak of. True, I managed to get some culinary classes under my belt prior to opening, but the only restaurant work I had done before opening the cafe was flipping burgers at a Dairy Queen in an Illinois farm town during high school -- and I don't think that counts as experience. The fact that we've been open for almost four years and have managed to be successful with such a crazy business model is definitely my greatest accomplishment as a chef.