Posts Tagged ‘Top Chef’

Ballston’s Restaurant Challenge Isn’t Exactly What It Seems

More than 35,000 people showed up in Ballston for the Taste of Arlington last week to drink beer, listen to live music, and sample food from some 40 area restaurants. But for eight of the chefs and restaurateurs serving the sunburned masses, the stakes were high. As contestants in Ballston’s Restaurant Challenge, they were competing, […]

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 […]

Watch Three Local Chefs on Top Chef Tonight

It's time, Tom and Padma fans. Top Chef Seattle premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Among this season's cast: Seasonal Pantry's Dan O'Brien, Belga Cafe's Bart Vandaele, and Jeffrey Jew, who's identified in the show as chef de cuisine at Blackbyrd, although his Top Chef bio says he's now a personal chef in St. Petersburg, Fla. There are […]

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 […]

Who’s on Top Chef?

Three D.C. chefs will compete on the next season of Bravo's Top Chef in Seattle. Y&H correctly predicted two of the contestants: Jeffrey Jew (who last we heard was chef of The Brixton, though Bravo doesn't mention that) and Belga Cafe's Bart Vandaele. A surprise third D.C. contestant is Seasonal Pantry chef Dan O'Brien. Check out the […]

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 […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant-Friendly Kids Edition

A conviction in the 2011 beating of a man outside Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant. [Examiner] Here's how Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi makes meatballs. [Washington Times] Firefly's Danny Bortnick's advice on making your kid more restaurant-friendly. [Eatocracy] Footage from the local Top Chef casting call at Graffiato. [NBC Washington] José Andrés says "[y]ou do have to be a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Burgers For Breakfast Edition

Free pancakes at IHOP today. [WTOP] Todd Gray turns Watershed's daily management over to Dallas-based Culinaire [Post] Mintwood Place is now taking reservations [Washingtonian] Burger Tap & Shake is now serving breakfast burgers. [Facebook] Take a peak inside Coffy Cafe in Columbia Heights, opening Mar. 1 [Prince of Petworth] The deadline for comments on D.C.'s […]

Next Up at Rogue 24: Philadelphia’s Jennifer Carroll

Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll is the next guest chef stepping up in place of the sidelined R.J. Cooper at Rogue 24. The former chef de cuisine at Eric Ripert's 10 Arts in Philadelphia begins her five-night stint in Blagden Alley on Feb. 27. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Dinner with drink […]

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