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Top Chef 6

Top Chef has its final three after the inevitable final four start the real competition

After taking yet another hiatus last week, Top Chef 6 narrowed the competition to its final three contestants last night. The tragic part is that the real competition just seemed to start. The final four–Kevin Gillespie, Bryan Voltaggio, Michael Voltaggio, and Jennifer Carroll–have been the inevitable final four since the beginning. The whole penultimate episode, …

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Top Chef skips another week but reunites former contestants for an “all stars dinner”

For the second time this season, Bravo is depriving us of a new episode of Top Chef, but instead of a repeat, is airing a one-off special called “All Stars Dinner.” Yes, it’s a reunion, with Fabio Viviani hosting “an all-star get-together complete with a challenge,” Bravo says. The chefs will also “rehash their favorite …

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Are the Voltaggio brothers ruining Top Chef with their talent and unresolved issues?

I never thought I’d complain about talent on Top Chef, but here I go: I’m tired of Michael and Bryan Voltaggio and watching their march toward an inevitable win while they play out their unresolved childhood issues by bickering non-stop. It’s obvious that the two men are extraordinarily talented. Michael, the younger, angrier one who …

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Rick Bayless wins near-perfect Top Chef Masters as Vegas season throws out twists

Top Chef Masters ended its first season perfectly last night, with the three remaining chefs–Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello, and Hubert Keller–creating four-course meals based upon their lives as chefs. Rick Bayless, who owns Topolobampo, a restaurant in Chicago “that’s a favorite of the Obamas,” won the $100,000 prize for his charity, the Frontera Farmer Foundation. …

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Top Chef Vegas debuts as Masters ends its great run; Padma says, “I don’t know how many seasons I have”

Bravo’s now-marquee reality show ends its spin-off and debuts its sixth season tonight in back-to-back episodes. First, Top Chef Las Vegas debuts in its new timeslot at 9 p.m. ET with a cast of 17, slightly older chefs that includes two brothers. After that, Top Chef Masters concludes at 10:15; a marathon of its entire …

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