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Matt Pool on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, His Last Meal on Earth, and What Most People Don't Know About Coffee

This is part two of my interview with Matt Pool, owner of Matt's Big Breakfast and Giant Coffee. If you missed part one, where Pool explains what he learned from Chris Bianco and defends Phoenix as a food town, read it here.

See also: -- Chris Bianco's Italian Restaurant Gets a Facelift and We've Got the Photos -- Guy Fieri Spends Time with Six Valley Restaurants for New Season of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Favorite thing to eat growing up: My late dad's special teriyaki burgers off the backyard BBQ grill.

Favorite thing to eat now: A really well done charcuterie platter with great breads and accompaniments.

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Nikki Buchanan