Posts Tagged ‘Bravo’

Life After Top Chef Premieres Tonight

Going head to head with President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tonight? None other than Spike Mendelsohn. The owner of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza is one of the stars of Bravo's new show, Life After Top Chef, which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. The show follows four Top Chef alum, including Mendelsohn, […]

Reality Bites: How Top Chef Contestants Stay Undercover

In the fall of 2007, Spike Mendelsohn told everyone he knew he was traveling in Vietnam for six weeks. In reality, the chef of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza was in Chicago filming Season 4 of Top Chef. The story seemed plausible: He was cooking Vietnamese food at Mai House in New York […]

Are Two D.C. Chefs Filming Top Chef?

Rumors are circulating among restaurant industry folks that at least two D.C. chefs may be contestants in the latest season of Bravo's Top Chef: Belga Café's Bart Vandaele (left) and The Brixton's Jeffrey Jew. Although Bravo has not even officially announced the newest season, multiple spottings of camera crews, Top Chef alums, and judges over […]

‘Top Chef’ All Stars: Washing the Bad Taste of D.C. Out of Its Mouth?

It's official. As predicted by the National Enquirer of food journalism, next season's Top Chef will be a reunion show of contestants not good enough to win previous seasons, including three locally based cooks. Bravo producers are bravely calling this alumni gathering an "All Star" season. The cable channel announced the full list of returning […]

Did Alex Deserve to Get the Boot Last Night on ‘Top Chef’?

Did Amanda deserve the heave-ho instead of Alex? As is our habit when we watch Top Chef, Carrie and I placed informal bets on who'd get the boot during last night's "Covert Affairs" episode. I figured the judges would finally send Alex packing, given his controversial history this season and the fact that he looks […]

Hook’s Heather Chittum to Appear on ‘Top Chef: Just Desserts’

Damn, the things you miss when you're out videotaping large, chain-let restaurants that aren't quite as large as they think. On Friday, Bravo announced the 12 contestants for the debut season of Top Chef: Just Desserts, and among them are D.C.'s Heather Chittum, pastry chef for Pure Hospitality's two Georgetown properties, Hook and Tackle Box. […]

What the Critics Are Saying About ‘Top Chef’ D.C.

Was Tamesha played by Angelo? I'm sorry, but I had to take a break from Top Chef D.C. for awhile. I can only take so much "reality" TV beofre my head feels like it's shrinking to the size of a jelly bean, ready to be eaten by the first self-starving former runway model hosting one […]

Are You All Quick-Fired-Up About Top Chef in D.C.?

Last week, reader and blogger Jenna challenged me over my lack of enthusiasm about Top Chef filming its next season in D.C.  It was a gentle gibe, and she immediately followed with another, gentler question to prove it: She wanted to know what local spots I'd like to see featured on Bravo's reality show. Here was my […]

Food News You Can Use: Top Chef in D.C. Edition

Everyone has their whisks in a stir about Top Chef apparently filming its next season in D.C. You can barely visit a Web site... without... reading... some... random... gushing over the prospect of the city hosting the Bravo program. Yep, I think I get it. Reality TV has supplanted reality for our affections. Leave it […]

The Voltaggio Bros.’ Web Series: They’re Angling for Something Bigger

Given the way the most recent Top Chef season played out, Y&H has to think this Web series, hosted by Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, the winner and runner-up in the Bravo reality series, is just the beginning of something bigger for the brothers. Their own cooking show perhaps? A book deal? A traveling roadshow featuring a […]