Cafe Society

Rialto Cafe's Robert McCarthy on killed marriages, Szechuan buttons and his six-inch F. Dick

Robert McCarthy Rialto Cafe 934 16th Street 303-893-2233 www.rialtocafe.com

This is part one of my interview with Robert McCarthy, exec chef of Rialto Cafe. Part two of our interview will run in this space tomorrow.

Robert McCarthy shakes his head in aggravation and rolls his eyes. "The hoods went down for an hour today during lunch -- a belt broke -- and it totally smoked the place out," he yells over the shrill of some drills. "Between nothing working in the kitchen, guys with drills pulling up the carpeting and another night of Restaurant Week, it's shaping up to be quite a day."

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Lori Midson
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