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San Antonio paid Top Chef $200,000 to “showcase” the city “as a premiere culinary destination”

Top Chef‘s producers are suing Texas to keep details about the state’s product placement secret, but details about one Texas city’s contributions were revealed this weekend. San Antonio was the only city to pay to be featured this season, and will be featured in eight of the 14 episodes for $200,000. Its deputy city manager, …

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Top Chef producers sue Texas to prevent release of details about the state’s product placement

Magical Elves, the creators and producers of Top Chef, have sued the Texas attorney general to prevent the release of information in documents from the Governor Rick Perry’s office related to the $400,000 Texas paid for product placement in the new season. Today, The Dallas Observer reports on the progress of its requests for documents …

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Top Chef Texas scandal: producers asked cities to pay cash, Texas paid

Last week, Bravo announced that Top Chef‘s ninth season was filmed in Texas, but that press release and subsequent press accounts didn’t mention what several Texas publications have been reporting on ever since word leaked about a confrontation that confirmed the show was filming in the state: The show asked cities and the state to …

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