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Leftovers: The Root

We asked Jack Sundell, co-owner of The Root, 11 quick-fire questions. Click here to read the full story of how the restaurant got started.

Jack Sundell: We do a pancake breakfast every Sunday morning at home. My twin boys help crack eggs and stir, and my parents, who live next door to us, often come over and join us.

JS: My mother's Chicken Marbella with Orzo Salad.

JS: It would be pretty cool if Barack and Michelle Obama stopped in.

JS: One too many.

JS: So many good choices, but the place I unexpectedly veer off route for more than any other is Taqueria Samantha 2 down on Geyer Springs and I-30. They have a chorizo and egg quesadilla that always changes my day for the better.

JS: For breakfast it's biscuits and gravy with two eggs; for lunch and dinner it's the burger.

JS: We've seen John T. Edge a few times (the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance and prolific food writer), and also Crescent Dragonwagon, a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and former owner of the Dairy Hollow House in Eureka Springs.

JS: Either a travel writer or a musician.

JS: "Better the grace of imperfection than perfection without grace."

JS:I don't care what you call it, just bring me more chips please!

JS: A good summertime tomato.