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ENCORE: Rock Out with Bill Smith

How does a chef’s taste in things other than food wind up influencing what’s on the plate? For example, if they like rocking out to, say, the Butthole Surfers—is that relevant?

Kolb's, 2015. Photo by Phil McCausland.

Creole Schnitzel

The restaurant that served my personal comfort food—schnitzel, spätzle, and blaukraut—closed 20 years before I moved to New Orleans.