Cafe Society

Mark Tarbell dishes on Jamie Oliver, ridiculous customer requests, mock Mexican food and his addiction to opening new restaurants

This is part one of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Mark Tarbell. To read part two of this interview, click here.

"If it seems like I'm not paying attention to you, it's true," quips Mark Tarbell, the renowned restaurateur/chef who operates Tarbell's, his namesake restaurant, in Phoenix, his home base; the Oven, an organic pizza palace in Lakewood's Belmar, and Restaurant Home and a second outpost of the Oven at the Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial. "If I'm ignoring you," he explains, "it's because I'm having a food daydream -- some taste memory is floating by.

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