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John Lok / The Seattle Times

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Beyond the faddies: The food folks who keep us coming back

Holly Smith, owner of Cafe Juanita, holds a “fresh talk” with her staff just before dinner service — a time to gather for a meal and discuss the evening’s menu. At center is sommelier Kyle Brierley. Next to him is Smith’s 9-year-old son, Oliver. Smith, a single mom, often brings Oliver along to share in her work experience.