Hosea Rosenberg may have won last season'sTop Chef
, but his luck didn't hold for Big Red F colleague James Lee, the Boulder mixologist who placed fourth at this weekend's Iron Bar Chef contest at the annual Santé Restaurant Symposium in New York.
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Which means Lee didn't get the $1,000 prize, or the chance to move on to the 2009 Shake It Out competition. But he's not bitter -- despite the fact that you can usually find him shaking things up at the Bitter Bar, the very hot bar within Happy, the Big Red F Asian restaurant at 835 Walnut Street in Boulder. That's where you can sample a Scottish Sunset, the drink that took him to the finals; you can read all about it here.