Posts Tagged ‘Top Chef’

‘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 […]

Eater May Have Spoiled the Finale of This Season’s ‘Top Chef’

Eater continues to doggedly pursue the details of next season's apparent "all-star" edition of Top Chef to the detriment of the current season. The website's latest posting features some undercover work at the Bowery  Whole Foods, where Eater spies snap some pictures of what appear to be cheftestants scrambling for ingredients. All of this is […]

Next Season’s ‘Top Chef’ Will Feature Only Alumni, Including Three Locals

The current season of Top Chef isn't even over yet — and it can't come fast enough after last night's incredibly inane episode (NASA? Really? How, like, 1969!) — and the rumors are already flying about season eight. Both Eater and Grub Street are reporting (OK, rumor-mongering, which Y&H is happy to pass along) that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Young & Hungry has become Spiked TV or something like that. For the second week in a row, Spike Mendelsohn has dominated the blog, both with the news of his New York-style pizzeria, due to open today, and with the old, never-say-die story about his apartment eviction on Capitol Hill. Take a look at the […]

Food News You Can Use: The Slow Summer of D.C.?

Top Chef: Played out? Hey, I thought we were supposed to be suffering through the summer doldrums in the District? Not with this amount of news, we aren't. So let's waste no time. Proof owner Mark Kuller has just entered José Andrés territory with the grand opening of Estadio. [via Metrocurean] Pssst, the Secret Safeway […]

Tonight on ‘Top Chef’: Patrick O’Connell, Crab Cakes, and Ayrshire Farms

As Y&H's colleague Warren Rojas points out over on Gut Check, tonight's episode of Top Chef is all about NoVa. Well, mostly about NoVa. The quickfire challenge will involve Maryland blue crab as the main ingredient and Inn at Little Washington chef/owner Patrick O'Connell as the guest judge. The elimination challenge will ask the contestants […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

With a turn on Top Chef and a nice run under one of the country's most famous chefs, Mike Isabella was just waiting for the right moment to leave his comfortable perch at Zaytinya. That moment will be August 7, when Isabella cooks his last meal at José Andrés' raucous Penn Quarter restaurant. The chef […]

Food News You Can Use: ‘Top Chef’ D.C. Contestants ‘Suck Balls’

The mood over this season's Top Chef is turning dark. The critics are claiming the cheftestants (still can't stomach that word) are inferior to previous seasons. Hell, they can't even make a pie. The media have their say: Joe Yonan and Bonnie Benwick over at WaPo, ahem, knead-le the chefs over their pies: "If you […]

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