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Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Bull Balls and Family Reunions

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We begin this week with a little self-reflection on the topic of winning. The chefs are all so close to winning, and yet they have not yet won. Most of them will probably not win, as is the nature of winning. “I feel like I’ve gotten my shit together,” muses …

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Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Sarsaparilla and Lots of Jokes About Being High

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The end is near. Not only for us, as a society, but also for this season of Top Chef. “Now we’re in the finals,” announces Joe, gravely. “Now it’s probably hard.” Adrienne agrees: This is definitely, no questions, the finals. “Their expectations are going to be even higher!” she laments. …

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Last Night’s Top Chef Was Like The Shining, But With Panna Cotta

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We are down to the final five in Denver, and approximately 100 percent of competitors are on the verge of a nervous breakdown. (I blame the altitude.) “It never gets easy,” Chris gasps. “It’s only going to get harder,” Bruce heaves. “Last week was a bumpy road!” Joe chirps. (Everyone …

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Last Night’s Top Chef Featured Football Tailgating and a Terrible Injustice

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After a satisfying Restaurant Wars, in which Claudette was eliminated and our faith in the American justice system was momentarily restored, we are down to the final seven chefs. In celebration of their continued survival, they gather in the green room to sigh deeply. “These couches are going to get …

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On Last Night’s Top Chef, Restaurant Wars Made Its Glorious Return

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The temperature, it is rising. After last week’s high-drama fiasco, in which Claudette threw Tanya under the bus and then Tanya succumbed to her bus-induced injuries, everyone’s feeling just a little bit on edge. “There are eight of us left at this point,” Mustache Joe calculates. “Two teams of four. …

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Last Night’s Top Chef Featured a Baby Shower and Lots of Olympians

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The thing about Top Chef is that it’s not really about food. Top Chef is about the human condition. Top Chef is about the circle of life. For example, Bruce is having a baby literally right now. “You guys got a bottle of Champagne?” asks Bruce, padding into the kitchen. …

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This Week’s Top Chef Featured a Genuinely Surprising Development

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Happy New Year! In the spirit of seasonal contemplation, everyone is feeling just a little bit pensive this week. “I realize what a dumb-ass I’ve been,” reflects Bruce. “I gotta do what I do.” That is also my 2018 resolution, to do what I do.

“I like to wake up …

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Top Chef Edited John Besh Out of His Upcoming Episode

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The chickens continue to come home to roost for John Besh. Since 25 of his employees reported sexual harassment and assault at his 1,200-person restaurant group, the chef has stepped down, lost two nationally syndicated cooking shows, and has been dropped by partners like Harrah’s. Now it’s …

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