Cafe Society

Part two: Chef and Tell with Jay Spickelmier from Japoix

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Favorite Denver restaurant(s) other than your own: I love Pho 95. The pho broth is light, not too salty, and always consistent, and the Pho 95 on Federal is just one of the best holes-in-the-wall in Denver.

Favorite music to cook by: I like the sound of food cooking; sauté pans with sizzling meats are music to my ears. I also like a little classic rock now and then, maybe some Led Zeppelin or something more recent, like Modest Mouse, CEO or the Killers. I really try to appreciate all types of music.

What you'd like to see more of in Denver from a culinary standpoint: More organic and sustainable ways of bringing a greater variety of foods to market from our own back yard. I'd love to see renewable-energy-supported massive greenhouses right here to Colorado, Biodôme style.

What you'd like to see less of in Denver from a culinary standpoint: Overpriced Chinese food from ostentatious Chinese restaurants.

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