DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - I had dumplings and noodles on my mind when my family rolled into our favorite restaurant on Labor Day. But the owner, an elfish former scientist, would have none of it.
"My wife's in China!" he called from across the room as we grabbed a table. By the time he reached us, he had explained that his wife, known around our part of the world as Chef Jenny, had returned to the far northern city of Harbin on short notice to visit her family.
"Do you know how much she paid?" he asked with as much passion as a retiring retired scientist can muster.
"Maybe not so much," I said. "About $750? Fares are really low right now."