Cafe Society

Madison Street's Rob Michaels dishes on dumbing down menus, the pitfalls of parsley, and pork heaven

Rob Michaels Madison Street 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 www.madisonstreetdenver.com

Filipinos are renowned for their unwavering hospitality, for unleashing food feasts that swell the belly, for ensuring that no host allows her guests to leave hungry. "We're known for providing food to friends and family. That's how we show our love and friendship," explains Rob Michaels, who was born in the Philippines, which has a food-obsessed culture that he credits with shaping his career path -- that, and the non-Filipino family who adopted Michaels when he was eight, introducing him to a brand-new world of food in a rural community in southern Illinois.

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