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This chef’s challenge: Revamp the menu at a beloved restaurant (whose food people hated)

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Chef Dana Rodriguez stands in front of a vat of beans at Casa Bonita, September 21, 2023.

Casa Bonita's new owners chose Chef Dana Rodriguez to revamp the restaurant/amusement park's menu. Her challenge: Keep what people loved, improve what they detested, and perfect the sopaipilla recipe that was only loosely written down. Rodriguez, a fixture on Colorado's culinary scene, takes Ryan Warner on a tour and on a walk down memory lane.