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Bitter Bar's James Lee places fourth

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Hosea Rosenberg may have won last season's Top 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.

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.

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