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Cafe: St. Francis

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In this week's Cafe column, Food Critic Michele Laudig can't help but wonder if Chef Aaron Chamberlin is holding back at his new Phoenix eatery St. Francis.

Food Critic Michele Laudig on St. Francis:

The food was comforting and tasty, but I can't stop thinking there was a disconnect between the sophisticated vibe and the basic offerings, especially in light of the chef's fine-dining background (and the army of talent in the kitchen). Simple can still be dazzling, you know. Chamberlin told me he plans to slowly add to the menu -- seasonality is his big thing -- so I look forward to seeing what else he'll do as he settles in...full story

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