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Bar manager Michael Simon out at Qui

Matthew Odam

Qui bar manager Michael Simon is no longer at ‘Top Chef’ winner Paul Qui’s buzzy East Austin restaurant.

“Michael is no longer with us at qui,” Qui director of operations June Rodil said. “We wish him the best and will miss his creativity that was evident in his delicious drinks. At this time we are not looking for a replacement.”

Simon arrived at qui following stints at Graham Elliot and the Carriage House in Chicago.Eater Austin had this Q&A with the barman soon after his hire was announced earlier this year.