| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:47 AM
"Why is Andy Cohen the QuickFire judge this week?"
That must be the question going through the minds of our remaining five chefs as they walk into the “Top Chef” kitchen. That is, if they even know who Andy Cohen is.
We know Andy because...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Here’s a question: Why is it called “Restaurant Wars”? There are two restaurants and they battle it out only once. So if anything, it should be called "Restaurants War," right?
Then again, it doesn’t matter what it is called,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:16 AM
After last week’s double elimination, the collective mood is actually pretty light. Sure two people are gone, but the rest of the group knew those two weren’t going all the way anyway.
Katie says it’s all about surviving the next day....
| Nov 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Harley "Sauce Boss" Morenstein is Canadian, but he's always had a certain reverence for the American holiday of Thanksgiving. That may be because he's all about overindulgence, as his popular Epic Meal Time franchise attests in calorie-drenched detail....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Kitty O’Shea's (720 S. Michigan in the Hilton Chicago) took first place in a competition with 50-area restaurants to win the Golden Noodle Award during the inaugural Mac and Cheese Fest held at the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago Forum on...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:34 AM
All eyes are on Mei Lin.
She whooped everyone and won the first elimination challenge last week with a bowl of rice porridge. Rice porridge, people!
In the stew room over empty bottles of beer and wine, one of the brunette cheftestants felt the need...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Ron Eyester is upset.
His team landed on the bottom last week and Joy Crump got sent home for serving raw veal. For some reason he is blaming it on the drama between Aaron and Keriann. He tells everyone in the stew room, “If we have another team...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Gregory is on a roll.
He’s won two challenges in a row and Katsuji jokingly says he going to hit Gregory in the face when he’s asleep. That’s not funny, and it makes no sense. Though I think Aaron would like to hit Katsuji in the face,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:51 AM
After 12 seasons, "Top Chef" heads to Boston, where I’m sure we will be constantly reminded about how old and important the city is and how rich it is with traditions. Oh yeah and the Red Sox. Don’t you dare forget about the Sox! #eyeroll
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Some talk shows lure guests with the promise of hyping a new project. Others deliver instant fame. And then there's one that hopes to hook visitors with the sounds of an anthropomorphic chicken whose voice is reminiscent of a kazoo.
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:58 PM
One of the best new fall series arrives this week, and PBS has some mighty big shows on the way. The week’s highlights include:
“Dancing With the Stars” switches up the partners for a week. For instance, Sadie Robertson is paired...