Gutsy is one way to describe a 27-year-old who plasters her own name on a new restaurant, but Kelly Liken pulled it off. Five years ago she took over a tired Chinese eatery at the entrance to Vail Village in Colorado and transformed it into Restaurant Kelly Liken, a chic spot focusing on the best of the local bounty. “This is our favorite eatery in Vail,” Frommers' editors decreed. Last year Bon Appetit featured Liken in a profile of top women chefs. Liken, who graduated first in her ...

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