publication date: Friday, January 28, 2011 (part of Winter 2011)
clue: rocky restaurateur
explanation: Aoki, known by the nickname Rocky, founded the Benihana restaurant chain. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, 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.