publication date: Friday, January 28, 2011 (part of Winter 2011)

category: Business

clue: rocky restaurateur

explanation: Aoki, known by the nickname Rocky, founded the Benihana restaurant chain. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Amy Austin, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry

trivia: Scott blogged a tribute to Aoki's colorful life on the event of his 2008 death.

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