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At Hop Alley, Todd Somma Takes Denver Back to China Town

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Danielle Lirette
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Last fall chef Todd Somma moved from Uncle to Hop Alley, named after Denver's original China town, where he's cooking up much more than sesame chicken and crab-cheese wontons. Photographer Danielle Lirette caught him in the kitchen for this slide show; read Gretchen Kurtz's Q&A.