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Surf’s Up

On a spring day in 1998, I sat down at the bar in a restaurant in the Cooper-Young neighborhood and wrote a check for $10,000. I had never written a check that large in my life. My hand was shaking and I was nervous that I would place the comma in the wrong spot....

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My Culinary Library

No matter if it’s a stack of well-worn basics that they carry with them from place to place or a vast collection of never-cracked coffee table tomes, every chef worth their salt has a cookbook collection. Some people collect these books simply for the sake of...

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

July 14th marks our 16th year of doing business in Cooper-Young. Thank all of you who have made the choice to dine with us over these past 16 years. Here’s to the next 16!  

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On Tsunami Turning 16

My restaurant is a teenager. If my restaurant were a person, it would be getting it’s driver’s license this year. If it were human, it would be asserting it’s independence and rebelling against it’s parents right now. It would be resentful of...

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