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Bold fusion cuisine propels Maui native to fame in Colorado

  • COURTESY TROY GUARD

    Troy Guard’s signature dish at his TAG restaurant in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood.

  • COURTESY TROY GUARD

    Troy Guard, right, gathered with mentor Roy Yamaguchi, left, and the crew of Yamaguchi’s Roy’s at New China Max restaurant in Hong Kong in 1997.

  • COURTESY TROY GUARD

    Troy Guard, left, grew up around the ocean on Maui and is now an acclaimed chef with nine restaurants in Colorado. “OG stands for the original, ’cause people have tried to copy,” said Guard about his OG Taco Sushi.

Troy Guard, now an acclaimed chef with nine restaurants in Colorado, grew up around the ocean on Maui. His father catered luaus and made barbecue chicken on weekends. Read more

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