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Top Chef Portland concluded with Dawn Burrell, Gabe Erales, and Shota Nakajima competing in one final challenge for the show’s $250,000 prize. After the winner was announced, details emerged about why that person was fired from a restaurant late last year. Padma Lakshmi wants Bravo to investigate.

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The all-star panel on Top Chef and the new format for Restaurant Wars are two things I’d like to see stick around even after the world returns to normal. Here are other ideas, from studio audiences to guest judges, Summer House to Below Deck.

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The physical distancing on Top Chef Portland’s set changes from moment to moment, an inconsistency that’s similar to the mixed messages that reality TV shows produced during C0VID-19 have been sending.

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