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Top Chef Boston Episode 13: Getting Prickly in Mexico

Previous Episode ** I’m wondering if they buffaloed us again. Last year, Nicholas won after a whole season of being near the bottom and extremely hated by just about everyone … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Top Chef Boston Episode 12: The Final Battle of Bean Town

Previous Episode One of the best pieces of marriage advice we ever received is to never go to bed angry.   We treat it as an assumption instead of an option … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 7 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 9: Big Sausage

Previous Episode Next Episode  I always wonder how I’d do as a contestant on Top Chef.  Obviously, as a corporate schmuck with self-taught culinary skills, I’d get smoked.  Like beaten bad … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 6: The First Thanksgiving

Previous Episode Next Episode   OK, maybe I was a little off when I talked about Boston not having a strong food identity.   In previous episodes, there was a … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 9 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 5: It’s War

Previous Episode Next Episode *   I’m celebrity adjacent. While watching TV a couple weeks ago, Boom Boom (my wife) went nuts yelling, “ I KNOW that guy!!” over and … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Top Chef Boston Ep 4: 12 Chefs Walk Into a Bar

Previous Episode Next Episode * At the beginning of this season, I said this about Boston… It’s known for its history and bad accents more than anything else, but it’s … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

Top Chef Boston, Ep. 3: The Curse of the Bambino

Previous episode Next episode * With this blog being a few grunts above completely lowbrow, I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise to many of you that I have an … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 11 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 2: Boston’s Bravest and Finest

Previous episode Next episode   * I’m beginning to see Bravo’s formula for casting contestants for the show.  Obviously, they have to be some kind of cook but I think that’s … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

Top Chef Boston: Season Premiere

Next Episode Top Chef is back and this time I was ready for it!  For each of the past couple of years I only found out about the season premiere … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 11 Comments

Burrito Guide Updates for April 2012 – Is Taco Bell ready for the Big Leagues?

As a kid growing up in the Chicago area, our parents would take us out to eat every Friday and we’d take turns choosing where to go.  Two of the … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 5 Comments