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David Andersen | Taste the Olive

Five Minutes with David Andersen, Taste the Olive:

The health benefits are through the roof, the flavor profiles are awesome, your palate never gets tired of them. There’s always something different you can make with olive oil.

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Rachel and Randy Fox | The Foxes Boxes

Five Minutes with Rachel and Randy Fox | The Foxes Boxes:

We chatted with Rachel while Randy did his thing in the kitchen, and daughter Isabel (on spring break) wandered in: this hip new restaurant exudes a friendly vibe, and makes you feel like you just became family.

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Elaine Brown | The Red Eye Bakery, Owner

Five Minutes with Elaine Brown, The Red Eye Bakery:

One of the reasons I got into baking was because I couldn’t find what I wanted on this side of town. I wanted baked goods made today – if people come in for something we don’t have, it’s because we have what we’ve just made.

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Billy Quetel | San Juan Cafe, Owner-Chef

Five Minutes with Chef Billy Quetel, San Juan Cafe:

I think the people who become known chefs… it’s a smaller percentage than those who become all-star basketball players. So you have to love it. I tell people all the time, it’s hot, it’s hard, it’s dirty. It’s hours and hours. But if you love it, it’s very, very rewarding.

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Paul Campbell | Mister Bartender, Owner

Five Minutes with Paul Campbell | Mister Bartender:

I’m passionate about what I’m doing: I deliver articulate beverage service. There’s a method to creating drinks, you have to be educated in how ingredients mix and balance. You have to understand your demographic, what they prefer, and the price points they tolerate.

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Susan Jalbert | Chow Bella Cooks, Owner

Five Minutes with Susan Jalbert | Chow Bella Cooks:

Food is about what works best for you, whether that’s vegetarian, or pescatarian, or something else. You need balance. If it’s not something you are going to stick to and enjoy… life is too short. I have fun and work from a place of passion.

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Jules DeBord | Port City Farmers Market, Director

Five Minutes with Jules DeBord | Director, Port City Farmers Market:

I always need something new to do. Once I get one thing figured out, it’s time to move to something else. I love the Tuesday night-time market, seeing all the people who show up. I’m like, I guess I did something right.

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