In our Chef and Tell interview with Chris Starkus, the sustainability-focused Urban Farmer chef revealed that he brings his work home with him. After doing a little beekeeping for his restaurant, he built hives in his back yard, where he also maintains a large kitchen garden and a chicken coop. Now he shares photos of those hobbies as a window into his daily life.
Starkus moved to Denver from Portland to run the Sage Restaurant Group's Urban Farmer at 1659 Wazee Street, which just opened in the Oxford Hotel. Hours are 7 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Find out more at 303-262-6070 or urbanfarmerrestaurant.com.
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