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Kevin Binkley Binkley's Restaurant 6920 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek 480-437-1072

Cafe Bink 36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree 480-488-9796

This is part one of my interview with Kevin Binkley, chef-owner of Binkley's Restaurant and Café Bink. You can read part two of the interview with Kevin Binkley in which he names his favorite local and national restaurants and tells us how he met his wife Amy.

You'd never know it from his professional demeanor at Binkley's Restaurant, but Kevin Binkley is a goofball at heart -- a completely unpretentious guy who wears dopey tennis shoes, rides a long board and mercilessly teases the people he likes most.

Behind the quiet, intelligent eyes lives a boy who's learned to navigate the adult world without fully endorsing it and an adult who embraces the "work hard, play hard" ethic to the hilt.

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Nikki Buchanan