Josh Barhaug, exec chef of Fired Up, on Bisquick, eating dog and lazy-ass cooks
Favorite restaurant in America: Ready for a corny answer? While I've eaten at a ton of great restaurants across America, I keep coming back to home and the Wagon Box Inn. It is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. And guess what? It's a steakhouse. But it just reminds me so much of home, I don't worry about a thing when I'm there.
Favorite cheap eat in Denver/Boulder: I don't like the word "cheap," but one of my favorite inexpensive places to eat is Pinche Tacos -- that place is phenomenal. The tacos are amazing, and since everything is a la carte -- and you order tacos like you order sushi -- if you order three and decide you want four more, that's totally cool. I like the whole mix-and-match philosophy.
If you only had 24 hours in Denver/Boulder, where would you eat? The Squeaky Bean. I've never had a bad meal there -- ever. The amount of work and care that goes into that food is beyond amazing, and they're so consistent in everything they do -- and that's what it takes to make a great restaurant. And did I mention how fantastic and clever the food is? Holy shit...I hope I get a free meal for that.
Last meal before you die: I want a big hearty man's meal. In fact, I want I want it to be the thing that kills me before I die. It's got to be meat and other stuff that's full of butter -- all the things that will kill you.