Boka chef Lee Wolen wants to challenge fine dining

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Lee Wolen, chef of Lincoln Park’s Boka. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

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Lee Wolen, chef and partner at the Lincoln Park restaurant Boka, joins Justin to talk about his career, why he chose to cook in Chicago, being nominated for a James Beard Award, how notoriety helps a restaurant create buzz, the celebrity culture around winning awards, the tight knit Chicago food community, balancing his chef/partner duties and taking on the concept of fine dining.

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