Sitting back in a table overlooking the dining room, the affable perfectionist takes in the scene on a busy Thursday night: the bar is packed three-deep, the dining room is overloaded with raucous laughter, servers weave in and out between the tables in choreographed hustle and bustle. There’s a mariachi band adding to the festivity of the noise level. Richards has a look of grateful satisfaction on his face. And why not? Look what he’s created. Read more.