I've spent many years in many places. The one consistant thing I do is look for food (pardon the mistake of not calling it "quisine"). Although I usually have something negative to say about a restaurant, I can't seem to find a single complaint about Slightly North of Broad. The service was impeccable. However, service has almost nothing to do with the actual food. I took the first bite of my meal and melted into the coastline, the south, and one of the best Chef's in the world. I believe food has many different purposes. In order for me to take one bite of food and have it evoke flavor, origin, and an unique taste is unheard of. Slightly North of Broad and Chef Frank Lee have accomplished something that is award winning and special. For a chef that is continually gaining fame and respect, Frank Lee seems to be grounded within his family and roots. It appears that no amount of recognition or fame will change who he is. Fame doesn't wear itself well on Chef Lee. It's my belief that he performs best, and is most happy, when he is sweating it out in a small Charleston kitchen. He remains willing to give persons a chance in his kitchen. He will expect more from you than you believe you can achieve. Due to this philosophy, he makes persons equal to mole hills turn into persons made of mountains. Bravo to such a person. Chef Frank Lee has my vote!
Many persons have earned the title, "chef."
But, no one can compare to Frank Lee. His passion, energy, and the vow to live vicariously through food is second to none.
I don't know how many persons have actually met Chef. But, he's the kind of guy you can't forget after you've met him. I think he still wears that silly "red chile pepper hat." I may not recognize him if he were not wearing that hat.
That guy, Chef (frank lee), is the best person you could ever hope to run across within your lifetime.
I have never met a person who could be both a boss and a friend. Frank Lee is a person that has taught me everything I know, and has helped me out of everything I didn't know. This is a man that has always kept my job for me..... even if it meant I would be away for a few weeks.
I suppose everyone is excited about Chef being a great chef.... of course!!!... but, maybe, what some persons do not know, is that Chef remained a good friend to me. Chef Frank Lee took time to make sure that I was "OK." Yes, perhaps, fish went from fresh to " an hour or two fresh." But, Frank Lee would do anything in the world for me.
If anyone is ever looking for a mentor, you best hope you could "snag" Frank Lee.
Frank Lee is the best chef that has existed within the USA.
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