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Jimmy Bernat, exec chef of Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill, on chewing, spitting and Go Fast

Jimmy Bernat Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill 1530 Blake Street 303-298-5000

This is part one of my interview with Jimmy Bernat, exec chef of Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill; part two of our chat will run tomorrow.

Jimmy Bernat began working -- and cooking -- in a professional kitchen long before the rest of us could make a proper peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He was all of six when he first started wielding knives, using them to devein shrimp at the long-gone Chowder House in Lakewood, a seafood restaurant that his family owned. "I grew up in a family of restaurateurs and have pretty much spent most of my life in the kitchen," says Bernat, now the executive chef of Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill, which recently opened in LoDo.

See also: - Part two with Jimmy Bernat, exec chef of Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill - First look: Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill opens in LoDo - Denver's five best hot dogs

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Lori Midson
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