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Chef Andrew Nienke of Cafe Monarch on What to Expect When the Restaurant Re-Opens and "No Bullshit" Food

Andrew Nienke Chef Café Monarch

On Friday, October 4, Scottsdale's Café Monarch will re-open for the fall -- but this time without chef Christopher Van Arsdale. In his place will be a team of Van Arsdale fans looking to carry on the traditional of simple food done well and guests treated like family instead of customers. In the kitchen, you'll find chef Andrew Nienke, most recently of Searsucker, and this week we sat down to find out more about his plans for the restaurant and how he got started in the culinary business.

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