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Gerard Strong, exec chef of Central Bistro & Bar, on nearly hurling in Vietnam

Gerard Strong Central Bistro & Bar 1691 Central Street 303-477-4582 centralbistrobar.com

This is part one of my interview with Gerard Strong, exec chef of Central Bistro & Bar; part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow.

I'm a Scorpio, and I'm pretty proud of that," volunteers Gerard Strong. "I can be fiery, I'm from New York, I'm up front, and I definitely let people know what I think." Strong, today the chef of Central Bistro & Bar, grew up in the Hudson Valley in a large family dominated by a working mother -- a matriarch, he says, who "could put together a great meal for ten at the drop of a hat."

See also: - All whiskey, all the time, starting in late June at Central Bistro & Bar - Denver's ten best new restaurants of 2012 - Hot damn! Central Bistro & Bar redefines what a neighborhood restaurant can be