| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:46 AM
We are greeted with another sunny Seattle morning, as the chefs debrief on the prior elimination. Josh confesses he isn’t the least bit disappointed in John Tesar’s departure, while Stefan is shown looking despondently off on the horizon as he...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Call it manifest restaurant destiny. In 2012, Baltimore-based restaurateurs set about expanding their empires, or at least their brands.
Clementine opened a second location in the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown, the team behind Langermann's in...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Twelve chefs remain, on 12/12/12. Ominous!
We join the gang in the stew room just after last week's blood bath. Brooke is in tears, John is pouring booze. Josh is grateful he didn't get sent home for his pork dish, what with his restaurant being called...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert
May 3, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 987-6000, bushnell.org
Most chefs don't radiate calm and goodwill. The kitchen has always been a place of heat and energy...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:56 PM
"Top Chef" host Tom Colicchio stopped by Heavy Seas Alehouse on Friday afternoon with his new fishing buddy, the actor Josh Charles.
The news of Colicchio's visit was circulated on social media by Heavy Seas executive chef Matt Seeber, who was the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Our 15 chef-testants enter the "Top Chef" kitchen. Micah admits to giving everyone the “waterfall look” which he demonstrates skillfully. RuPaul would be proud. Padma enters and behind her three familiar faces skulk in. What madness is this?...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Boscov's department store returned to its former spot in Baltimore on Friday as an anchor of White Marsh Mall.
A newly remodeled store opened at 10 a.m. in the 200,000-square-foot space that Boscov's left nearly four years ago.
The regional chain is...
| Feb 28, 2013
America's twin ills, the swollen ranks of hungry people and the national obesity epidemic are explained, in blunt and poignant terms, in "A Place at the Table," a new documentary about food politics and the forces that let hunger make a comeback....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:43 AM
This finale was unlike anything we’ve ever seen, and clearly produced by some kind of fill-in crew.
The entire episode was done in Iron Chef style “live” from a Kitchen Stadium-esque set with a hooting and hollering audience. This...
| Feb 28, 2013
Review: Siena Tavern
51 W. Kinzie St. 312-595-1322
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
Fabio Viviani was a fan favorite on the fifth season of "Top Chef," but since then, I've seen his charming grin and Italian accent all over the place.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The last thing you want a competition series called "Robot Combat League" is to dwell on the personalities of its human contestants like "Top Chef," "Survivor" and a million other such shows do.
You just want to see giant robots beating the circuitry out...