Cafe Society

Photos: Sunday's farewell brunch at Encore was an encore performance

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, when Encore, Paul Reilly's "country club" restaurant on East Colfax, opened its doors for the final time, ninety people were already standing in line to get a seat...and that was just the start of the ambush. "We got our asses kicked. I've never taken a beating like I did today. Talk about the ugliest service ever," quips Reilly, who estimates that he and his kitchen crew, which included the return of Wade Kirwan, who formerly cooked on the line with Reilly and is now the exec chef of Adrift, did nearly 300 covers before 1:30 p.m.
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Lori Midson
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