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10 Awkward Questions With Jon Taffer of 'Bar Rescue'

10 Awkward Questions With Jon Taffer of 'Bar Rescue'


f you watch Spike TV's "Bar Rescue"you know how hard Jon Taffer's job is. Recruited by drinkeries, Taffer not only revamps bars' design, menus and business practices, but deals with bullheaded owners. He's already had to fix a pirate bar (!) in Silver Spring (!!) for the premiere of Season 2 last week. But for this Sunday's episode (9 p.m.), he attempts to fix Fells Point's J.A. Murphy's, which became Murphy's Law ... and then closed. What went down? We decided to awkwardly ask Taffer.

I don't think I've ever seen you madder than when you saw the J.A. Murphy's cook cross-contaminate food after touching raw chicken. Just how close were you to punching the...