"I don't know if people realize that when you open your own restaurant, you can't run to someone else and say, 'It's broken, what do I do?' You become the person people run to," says Seattle chef Lisa Nakamura.

January 07, 2015

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"I don't know if people realize that when you open your own restaurant, you can't run to someone else and say, 'It's broken, what do I do?' You become the person people run to," says Seattle chef Lisa Nakamura. In this video, she reveals the challenges she faced with her first restaurant, Allium, and reveals plans for her delicious-sounding upcoming spot, Gnocchi Bar.

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