“There’s a bunch of rumors that I’m leaving. I’m not going anywhere. I have to just go have this procedure done. It’s supposed to be a six-week down time. I will be back in the kitchen in two weeks in a small capacity….I’m like Iron Man. You can’t stop me.”—-Rogue 24 chef R.J. Cooper, dishing to WaPo food scribe and Y&H alum Tim Carman about taking time off to undergo open-heart surgery in January

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