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  1. bwi2

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    Her cancer is back and it sounds like she’s got about a year to live. Fuck cancer.

    In other good Top Chef alum news, Isabella’s food empire in the DC area has absolutely disintegrated. Obviously the harassment charges did not help, but it sounds like he was papering over financial issues for over a year.
     
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  2. Fran Tarkenton

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    saw that this morning. absolutely terrible
     
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    new season starts Dec 6
     
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  6. Mix

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    Geez

    After the trips, Caras claimed, the partners named cocktails at the restaurants for these sexual encounters. One drink, the Crossing Guard, was supposedly named for a moniker Isabella had earned at a European brothel where he’d “directed each prostitute to service a particular partner and told her which sex act to perform on each partner.”
     
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    Bumpity bump
     
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  9. Mix

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    Wait Top Chef Kentucky?
     
  10. stexraider

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    Guarantee their visitors bureau paid to make it happen... the last 4 or 5 seasons the locations have been heavily determined by the bidding of state and local chambers of commerce and visitors bureaus... check the credits
     
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    Bravo currently showing the season where Isabella and Blaise were in the finale.
     
  12. Fran Tarkenton

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    Restaurant Wars way early this season
     
  13. Mix

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    Asian girl is gonna be a force
     
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    Well that was bullshit not to show all of it.
     
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    :warn:
     
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    That restaurant wars was rough. It was clear the venues weren’t ready and the temp staff didn’t have time to familiarize themselves with tables, and potentially the best chef went home because of it. That said she was absolutely dreadful up front
     
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  17. Mix

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    She had to go home but it was bullshit. Why are they all given such garbage servers? Seems to happen most years. But she didn't have a good system at all and it had to go that way.
     
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  18. Fran Tarkenton

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    That restaurant wars was a train wreck
     
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  19. bwi2

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    Sounded like LCK will bring someone back next week? Have to imagine she moonwalks back in the door if so.
     
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  20. Fran Tarkenton

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    surprised the Asian went home, again.

    I still dont know why Graham Elliott is on this show. He's not a talented or knowledgable guy, and he is a douche to boot.
     
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    I really dislike Brother Luck so glad he is gone again.
     
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    Thought it was funny that he came back just to be sent home again.
     
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  23. Mix

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    Great Tom episode. He was ready to kill Brandon.
     
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  24. Fran Tarkenton

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    both those tartare dishes looked terrible

    really get tired with the crudo/tartare raw dishes where the chef's circumvent the cooking challenges within a time limit and act like their knife skills and plating should prevail
     
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    "where's the turkey"
     
  26. laxjoe

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    damn that sucks
     
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  28. gordon bombay

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    Seems like overall the food has really been subpar this season
     
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  29. Fran Tarkenton

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    current season contestants are doing a bunch of pop up dinners here this week

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  30. laxjoe

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    thought tonight was by far the best episode of the season and the best cooking they've done all year. you could tell they all felt really good about the meal and put a lot into it
     
  31. laxjoe

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    i am shocked they actually showed who won lck. i was all set to turn it off after they finished cooking but let it go instead and wow
    i think she can win. i thought both could win, but he seemed to get in his head more than she did. looking forward to the last few weeks of the season
     
  32. Fran Tarkenton

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    Eric has been my #1 this season. Hope he wins. Kelsey has by far exceeded my expectations. Really impressive.

    Adrienne sucks. Cant stand the SF/LA/NY centric chefs that cop out on the ceviches/crudos. I will grind that axe. And then she turns around and basically serves finger food. Just challenge yourself to provide a dish thats difficult to execute in that setting.
     
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  33. laxjoe

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    Couldn't agree more
     
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  34. Mix

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    Doesn't feel like anyone outside Eric will be a breakout chef. His west African food I think could make him a star in the right place.
     
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    Looked up his “restaurant” in DC, apparently you just book him to come cook somewhere and his wife decorates the space/your home. Was disappointed.
     
  36. Mix

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    That won't be the case for long I'm sure. Restaurateurs will line up to put them in a new project as a new voice of African-American cooking. Its an easy sell.
     
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  37. laxjoe

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    finale tonight. feel like maybe sara is cooking the best in china, but who the hell knows.
     
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  38. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Damn. Didn't realize tonight was finale. Four left right?
     
  39. Fran Tarkenton

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    3. And previews suggested they will cut 1 before they serve the final dish.
     
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  40. laxjoe

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    I thought for sure Sara had it. Wonder if it's like last year where the editing made it seem closer than it was. The family picture at the end was a great touch. Such a cute baby
     
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  41. Fran Tarkenton

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    Yea I think the editing was done to add suspense. Kelsey's 1st, 2nd and 4th dish were all winners imo.

    Both of them were really impressive all season long. And I had low expectations for them. Crazy to think they were both trained at the same restaurant in new york.

    Eric still my favorite chef from this season, but he too often would make mistakes in execution. Whereas Kelsey seemed to always execute while pushing the envelope. She was good on Hugh Acheson's podcast this week.
     
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  42. Mix

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    They almost always seem to show the runner up with the more favorite dishes. Its weird editing and I hate it.
     
  43. gordon bombay

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    Sara really got better at the end. Thought she was pretty average the first half of the season. Kelsey killed it the entire season, she just gameplanned so well for the various challenges and was always a step ahead of everyone else.
     
  44. steamengine

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    I thought Eric and Michelle were the most talented but Kelsey was certainly consistent enough to win.
     
  45. laxjoe

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  46. laxjoe

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    nsfw picture of padma she posted on instagram
     
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    i see nothing
     
  48. Gin Buckets

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    Started watching Top Chef this year, S16, and have since watched seasons 4 and 5 on Amazon. Love this show.
     
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    I stand corrected
     
  50. Gin Buckets

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    The first season I ever watched of this show was last season, and since, I've actually watched seasons 4, 5, 11, and I'm currently watching Kevin Gillespie's season which is 6.

    Also, the word on the street is that it'll be all-stars this year.