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It's a chilly January evening, but the soft yellow walls, honey-colored wood, and blond exposed brick at Restaurant Alma make it feel warm and cozy. We're sitting at the bar chatting with owner and executive chef Alex Roberts, but we can't help notice the man sitting a few seats away.
He's sipping a glass of red and lingering over a plate of food, which is nothing particularly out of the ordinary--except that he's Bryan Morcom, the chef de cuisine, and this is his night off.
So what on earth is he doing here? It doesn't seem like a social visit--he's not chumming around with his colleagues--and he's certainly not working. Is he spying on the crew? Or kissing up to the boss?More »