Posts Tagged ‘Tom Colicchio’

Spoiler! Which D.C. Top Chef Contestant Got Kicked Off for an Omelet?

Sorry, D.C. Top Chef fans, we're one local chef down after last night's premiere episode. The competition starts with the contestants divided into groups and sent to the kitchens of Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson. Each celebrity chef has determined his own test for the chefs to win their spots in […]

Scenes from the 2010 Capital Food Fight

And when I say "scenes," I mean it. My crappy little video camera didn't capture the sounds well, if at all, but the final in this year's Capital Food Fight came down to a cook-off between Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Scott Drewno of The Source. The judges gushed over both plates, which […]

‘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 […]

The Best and Worst of ‘Top Chef’ D.C., Episode 4

Cooking for babies: So Tom and Padma both have infants. Tom and Padma are both judges on Top Chef. Tom and Padma are busy, flying here and there to run restaurants or write cookbooks or get pregnant. Tom and Padma don't have time for babies. Tom and Padma don't want to be turned into Child […]

‘Top Chef’ D.C. Episode II: The Bipartisandwich

How many of you felt a slight wave of nausea when Padma used the word, "Bipartisandwich" during the opening minutes of Top Chef D.C. last night? My nausea grew into a full-on case of dry heaves when the quick-fire challenge became the cooking equivalent of a three-legged race: Producers bound two chefs together in a […]

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

You've already seen my thoughts on the debut episode of Top Chef D.C. Let's find out what others had to say about Tom and Padma's trip to the District. Joe Yonan at WaPo notes that the reality TV program has an unusual sense of "reality." TV Guide loved the debut and called the D.C. episode […]

The ‘Top Chef’ D.C. Premiere: As Fascinating As Peeling Potatoes

Well, that wasn't a promising start. After all the celebrity stalkings and quick-fire guessing games during the show's filming, Top Chef D.C. premiered last night and laid a large goose egg on the White House lawn. Sure, the decision to conduct the first quick-fire challenge atop the Newseum was a clever change of venue, a […]

‘Top Chef’ D.C. Premieres Tonight: Where Will You Watch It?

Will D.C. come across as a cartoon parody of itself? Will the cheftestants be forced to make their own chili for the District's famous half-smoke? How often will the producers draft José Andrés to add some genuine "talk to the tomatoes" eccentricity to the show?  Will the Obamas make an appearance to show off the […]

Sharpen Your Knives For The Great Capital Food Fight

Can Blue Ridge's Barton Seaver finally take the top spot? Find out Nov. 11. Tickets go on sale Friday for Capital Food Fight 2010, taking place this fall at the Ronald Reagan Building. (Read Y&H's coverage of last year's food fight, including Seaver's third-straight bid to win it, here.) Like always, organizers have lined up several culinary celebs, including Tom Colicchio, Anthony […]

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