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Top Chef Charleston Episode 6 – A Southern Legend

I was on vacation last week and only just saw the latest episode.  I was toying with the idea of saying I’m running late on this post, so I’m going … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Charleston – Episodes 4 & 5

Happy 2017! I decided to hold off on posting these recaps until after the holidays, because I know it was a stressful balancing act for you –  read about a … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 7 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 3: Choke Holds and Clammy Hands

Last year, I started noticing that the production quality in Top Chef has improved.   The editing has gotten much smoother and every episode is faster paced.   There isn’t … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · 7 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 1: Something Old, Something New

Top Chef is back and I couldn’t be happier.   OK, I could be happier if someone wrote these recaps for me…. But I’m happy to see it back as … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 11 Comments

Top Chef California Finale

So ends another season of Top Chef and begins another round of “what the hell am I going to post about now?” In prepping for these posts on the Top … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 14: Magic Hour

Every year the show moves to a different location for the final challenges and I still don’t get it.  What did Vancouver have to do with Texas?   I guess … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Top Chef Episode 13: Back Where it All Started

I don’t know jack about literature.    “50 Shades of Grey” was pushing my limits on reading comprehension and I only remembered it because it had sex.    Horrendously described … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 8 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 12: Wok This Way

There are six contestants left, and now it’s really getting exciting.   It’s the time where the difference between a winning dish and a losing one is the breadth of a … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oscars 2016: My Thoughts on Snubs and Best Song Prediction

Personal Growth. Despite all my sophomoric humor, shallow observations of the human condition, and pictures of young, beautiful, scantily-clad celebrities:   I can finally, in this blog, point to evidence of … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 11: Hammer Time

There are seven contestants left, so now it’s finally starting to get interesting.   All of the ones that really had no business being there – hello goodbye, Giselle – … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 6 Comments