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Top Chef Charleston, Episode 11 – Adios Charleston, Hello James

Last week I came up with the idea of a drinking game where viewers would do a shot when someone mentions any of the cliches that usually come towards the … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Top Chef Charleston Episode 9 – For the Kids

The major theme for this season was a “match” of sorts between Top Chef rookies and veterans from previous seasons.   In the first episode, Emily said that they’ve all … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 8 – Restaurant Wars

To those of you who have read my recaps of Top Chef in the past, please forgive me for repeating what I always say about Restaurant Wars. – I don’t … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 7 – Booty

A  couple of seasons ago in New Orleans, Nicholas was one of the most hated chefs in the competition.  Many didn’t like his attitude and thought his food was inferior … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

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 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 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

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

Top Chef California Episodes 9 and 10: Restaurant Wars

This is my fifth season watching the Top Chef, thus it’s my fifth time watching Restaurant Wars.   And I still go back to what I thought the first time I … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · 5 Comments