Cafe Society

The Palm's Marco Ramirez on new food strategies, his boner and how to cook the perfect steak

Marco Ramirez The Palm 1672 Lawrence Street 303-825-7256 www.thepalm.com

This is part two of my interview with Marco Ramirez, executive chef of The Palm. In part one of that interview, Ramirez talks about life in a crazy-busy kitchen, the flood that almost drowned it, and how hard work and determination fulfilled his American dream.

Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: 1515 Restaurant. I like its French flair, and I've worked alongside Chuck James, the executive chef, who's a great guy. It's a completely understated restaurant that leans toward the fresh, local ingredients that I like to see.

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Lori Midson
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