Cafe Society

Round two with Drew Hardin, exec chef of Lola

Drew Hardin Lola 1575 Boulder Street 720-570-8686

Part one of my interview with Drew Hardin, exec chef of Lola, ran on Wednesday; this is part two of our chat.

Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: I'm probably biased when it comes to answering this, but I love Vesta, because I worked there for nearly six years, and Matt Selby is a mentor of mine. Chefs Brandon Foster and Kenny Turk still hold down the fort like champs -- and continue to improve the food. Brandon Biederman has done his research and made me some amazing meals at Ace. Sheila Lucero and Amos Watts at Jax never fail, and I eat at their place often because they know their seafood. I'm also amazed at what Daniel Asher is doing with his raw-food movement at Root Down. I don't really enjoy a lot of raw food, but he somehow makes it taste great.

See also:

- Drew Hardin, exec chef of Lola, on cooks who don't have passion

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