Posts Tagged ‘Top Chef Masters’

Top Chef Masters Debuts Tonight With Two D.C. Restaurateurs

Season five of Bravo's Top Chef Masters premieres tonight at 10 p.m., and two chefs with D.C.-area restaurants—Bryan Voltaggio and Richard Sandoval—are competing for $100,000 for the charities of their choice. Even if you're so over all things Top Chef, there are some drink specials to be had at their restaurants' viewing parties tonight. The […]

Rick Bayless Drops by G Street Food This Morning

Bayless and Furstenberg: Men of the street Imagine Y&H's surprise when he stopped by G Street Food, baker Mark Furstenberg's new operation inspired by international street foods, and saw Rick Bayless casually walk in the door.  As if the celebrity chef lives just across the street, not half way across the country. Bayless, fresh off […]

Spotted: Stone Beer on ‘Top Chef Masters’

Eagle-eyed beerspotters could catch a glimpse of real-live good beer on Wednesday's episode of Top Chef Masters, a Top Chef spinoff with more established chefs vying for charity money.

It was brief: on two occasions for a split-second, the camera showed contestant Graham Elliot Bowles drinking Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, a hefty, hoppy black seasonal. However short-lived, the sighting felt like payback on behalf of all beer drinkers after sitting through ad after ad for Michelob Ultra — featuring, yes, Rollerblading.

I've seen Top Chef contestants actually drink Michelob Ultra, but I've also seen Brooklyn beers make it on the show. Were either of these product placements? Were both? The Stone likely wasn't, given its <1-second cameo. I also got to taste the Sublimely Self-Righteous at Savor; billed as a "black double IPA," it had dark-roasted coffee notes followed by a bulldozer of hops to clear your palette. Sadly I think this season's is all gone, but if you spot it, Tweet it!