Subject:

Top Chef (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Dallas Chefs on Twitter: the Good, the Bad and the Exceptionally Weird

    Social media is a beautiful thing. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow us to read all about our high school classmates' stupid kids, yell at politicians about gun control and tweet creepy, 140-character love notes at celebrities we like. Thanks to cooking shows like Top Chef and Chopped, chefs are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Top Chef Will Cast for Chefs in Dallas Next Month

    In not-so-shocking news, Bravo announced that it will pick up Top Chef for a dozenth season. This is great news, because that means we're only a few months away from watching re-runs of the current season at the gym. Season 11's winner will be announced next week during the season finale in Maui. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    The Restaurant Formerly Known as Private | Social is Now Serving Edible Art Created by Chef Najat Kaanache

    In January we all learned that former Top Chef contestant, Tiffany Derry, excused herself from the cooking duties at Private | Social. It appears the restaurant owners used Derry's departure as an opportunity for a bit of reinvention. This trendy spot on McKinney Avenue has tweaked its name, hired a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Top Chef Seattle: A Valentine to Josh Valentine on Valentine's Day

    This week on Top Chef: Seattle, Josh Valentine used Canadian bacon instead of real bacon in the QuickFire, and then zero bacon in the Elimination Challenge. So they sent him home. (If that's a spoiler for you and you're mad because you hadn't watched the episode yet, here's a reality show pro-tip: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Tiffany Derry Leaves Private Social

    Tiffany Derry is bolting. In an exclusive interview with Leslie Brenner at the Dallas Morning News, which gave the Top Chef contestant's restaurant four stars in a review published last year, Derry announced her departure to pursue national television projects. Her last day at Private Social will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Top Chef Seattle: Valentine and Tesar Don't Make Out. Again.

    Welcome to another episode of Top Chef: Seattle, during which nothing really happens that is all that interesting. Read: Tesar and Valentine don't fight, make out or even rap battle. We're not asking for much, you guys -- just one freaking dance off, one table flip, one tense face-to-face meeting at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Top Chef: McPherson does the Hawaiian Supreme, Valentine Twirls Mustache, Tesar Tesars

    The opening scene of this week's Top Chef picked up where we left off last week: Valentesar fight. Tesar was being Tesar, and Valentine goes, "There's a thing called tact, and obviously you don't have any." And Tesar says, "Oh, Oklahoma has a lot of tact." And then everyone watching at home goes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Burgers Burgers Burgers: This Week In Dallas Dining

    I've never been more excited to have control of my diet again. This will be a weekend full of smoothies, salads and as much exercise as I can handle, but definitely no burgers. Things weren't all beef related here on CoA. Alice took a look Top Chef's three Dallas-based contestants and cheered them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    The Food Policy Report Card Was Released. Here's How North Texas Congress Scored.

    Food Policy Action is a group of "healthy food advocates, animal welfare and anti-hunger champions," who have designed a platform for grading members of congress on their overall food policy record. Today, October 24, the group released their first order of business, a National Food Policy Scorecard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Could Dallas' Three Newest High-Profile Restaurants Soon Be Involved In A Power Struggle?

    While everyone prepares to take in another season of Top Chef this month, a different sort of battle will unfold in Dallas' dining season this fall. Three high-profile openings are scheduled in the coming weeks and each will compete for Dallas' discretionary dining dollars. John Tesar's Spoon, Ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    John Tesar Will Be On Bravo's Top Chef

    A few months ago I received a series of cryptic emails from an anonymous source telling me John Tesar was going to be on Bravo's latest chef shit show, Top Chef, Season 10. The email didn't say much, so I sat on the unsubstantiated claim. There were a few clues: namely the slow open of Spoon, Tesar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Ditch the Caf: Better Food Is Truckin' to a Campus Near You

    See Also: *The College Diet: Breaking Down the Food at SMU's Cafeteria *Digg's Taco Shop: Yeah, We Can Dig It Well, RFOC is out. Big surprise. I distinctly remember finding the choices so taste-numbing that I once ate nothing but a bowl of croutons for dinner during my freshman year at SMU. Perha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Private Social May Multiply, but Will People Come if Tiffany Derry's Not in the Kitchen?

    Eater dug up a scoop on Uptown's Top Chef destination, Private Social. A post on the restaurant's Facebook page hints at expansion plans, asking applicants to send in their resumes. Chef Tiffany Derry has yet to release any details on what she's planning on doing with her expanded staff, but rumors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Top Chef Texas Highlights: No One Flubs, Ever, and Padma Feels Feelings

    Top Chef Texas goes to Canada​Wouldn't it be great if one of the cheftestants completely blew their chance at winning, perhaps forgetting to put the lid on a blender, burning an entire pot of cous cous, even simply running out of time in an elimination challenge? We're not even asking for a se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Bring On the Meatless Mondays

    ​Happy belated birthday, sweet infant Jesus! Now that all that trimming the tree and wrapping presents is over, all Santa's cookies have been eaten, and all the stores are ready to mark down all the stuff you just bought by 60 percent, we can look ahead to the dawning of another year and the d ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2011

    Marquee Grill's Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Tomatoes in winter dull the spotlight in Highland Park.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Does Dallas at a Fancy Schmancy Highland Park Dinner Party

    Socioeconomically speaking, Dallas has a pretty damn diverse food scene. The Big D is chock-full of $1 taco stands (if you're of the financial status to seek them rather than pass with blinders), $2 slightly fancier tacos found at many bars (LaGrange's are tasty), barbecue shacks out the wazoo (hey, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Smoke Guns and Cap'n Crunch at Four Lounge, the Cocktail Lounge for the Wizard in You

    The barman procures a large glass jar from underneath the bar and pours in a few ounces of Sobieski vodka, followed by fresh-squeezed lime juice. Hickory chips are scooped from a glass jar and loaded into a hand-held smoking gun, then ignited with a small torch. Smoke fills the jar and infuses the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    October's Openings and Closings from the Dallas Restaurant Scene

    As summer comes to an end, a number of restaurants have opened and closed their doors. In-N-Out Burger continued its Texas growth with an Arlington location late last month. Lover's Lane Olive Oil Company expanded from its flagship store, Grapevine Olive Oil Company, and set up shop on West Lovers L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Chef Tell: Oh, the Lame Bahama Drama

    ​For the first round in a Top Chef final, this week left much to be desired. Due to that -- and a crippling stomach bug that had me wishing the show was not about food, but rather a blanket fort competition -- this is a truncated and belated recap. Apologies for that.The cheftestants arrived in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Good Eating: A Top Chef Rematch

    It's Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry vs. Ed Cotton​Whether it's eating food, drinking wine, watching reality television or sitting on furniture you enjoy best, Dallas has some charitable opportunities for you. The Event: Bonne Santé The Cause: National Kidney Foundation and North Texas com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Revolving Doors: November Is a Cruel Month

    ​T.S. Eliot proclaimed that April was the cruelest month, but we would argue that November has been particularly unkind to some restaurants. Top Chef fan favorite Tiffany Derry found herself without a gig after Go Fish Ocean Club shuttered its doors this month, and Sharon Hage closed York Street, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Top Chef Fan Favorite Tiffany Derry
    Out of a Job

    Tiffany Derry​What's a Fan Favorite title from Top Chef worth? In Dallas, an unemployment check. Teresa Gubbins yesterday reported that Go Fish Ocean Club, the North Dallas restaurant helmed by cheftestant Tiffany Derry, shut down after service Saturday night. Owners blamed the location for i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Tre Wilcox: Loft 610's Master of Discipline
    On Food, Fame and the Future

    Courtesy of Tre Wilcox and Loft 610Tre Wilcox​I was worried when I first arrived at Loft 610. Chef Tre Wilcox, 37, was running late for our interview, and when he arrived he was distracted, looking toward the open kitchen with each question, which he would think about carefully before answerin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Top Ten Moments on Last Night's Top Chef D.C. Reunion

    ​Last night, the cast of Top Chef D.C. came back together to rehash the season with judges Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Eric Ripert and producer/consummate reunion host Andy Cohen. A lot was discussed -- some interesting and some not so much -- so I'm breaking down the best of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Chef Tell: Savory's Finale a Little Sick, Sweet's Premiere a Little Sour

    ​First of all, let's get something out of the way. We all need closure. After our lovely Tiffany Derry packed her knives and came home to Dallas to get hitched, I didn't recap the finales. Partly because I was heartbroken they sent Kelly home over Kevin or Angelo on Part 1 and partly because, well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Chef Tell: Cooking for Buzz and Beyond

    ​First of all, TV fans, let me just throw you a cyber fist bump and wish you all a happy 9.02.10. Donna Martin graduates!But seriously, last night was the last set of "normal" challenges before the Final Four set off to cook their way through the finale. It was tense and yet surprisingly lackluste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Honest food at Potager and a roll of the dice at The Mercury

    Sara Kerens​This week's Dallas food bloggers learned to trust empty parking lots, took Mary into their own Bloody hands, and found peace on Earth at Potager Café and the Dallas Islamic Center. More Dallas restaurants have Gone Texan, and don't expect to find wines from any other place e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Chef Tell: Dishes in Disguise?

    ​Last night's episode of Top Chef provided A) the best text messages sent by friends watching the show before I was, and B) the most quality "sheesh"-inducing insults during tasting and Judges' Table so far this season.I knew the Quickfire was going to be good because well, I got a text that said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Chef Tell: Tiffany, Official Food Ambassador

    ​Right away, we knew this would be a big week for our Tiffany Derry. They started off the show with her smoothing toner all over her face and neck (so that's how she gets that awesome skin!) and talking about how she was planning her wedding before hopping on the Top Chef train. But it was also wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Top Chef Tell: Baby Food and BS

    ​This week, Top Chef finally got interesting. That's not to say it wasn't totally bassackwards, but it was almost intense, and I officially started my yelling at the screen. I still haven't gotten the names of all the cheftestants straight, but that time is nearing.At QuickFire, the chefs found To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Chef Tell: This Show is No Picnic

    ​After two episodes with chefs deucing out thanks to shitty dessert offerings, it came as no shock -- to me or any sane person watching Top Chef -- that last night's Quickfire Challenge would be for sweet teeth. But somehow the cheftestants were surprised. My first instinct was to desire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Review and Gallery: Loft 610

    Sara Kerens​ In this week's Observer, Dave checks out Loft 610, the new home of chef Tre Wilcox of Top Chef, Iron Chef and, you know, Abacus fame.For more shots of the Plano would-be destination, check out this week's Dish slideshow by Sara Kerens.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Hash Over: 25-Cent Coffee, Wine Dinners, And Celebrity Chef Tours

    "Let me be clear. We want change--if we give you a dollar for a cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts!"​Even though it makes no difference to most City of Ate readers, Dunkin' Donuts coffee is the official coffee of the Dallas Cowboys and the new stadium. To promote the partnership, participating DFW lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Tré Wilcox: Under -- and Over -- Fire

    Tré Wilcox almost got kicked off Top Chef last night -- but at least he got in the plug for his restaurant. For a change, guest Top Chef blogger Anthony Bourdain's post concerning this week's episode is up in a timely fashion. So rather than belabor the obvious -- when no one gets kicked off a real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Casey's Recipe: Season with Teardrops

    Lia, at left, gets a farewell drowning from Casey Thompson on Top Chef. Last week, Shinsei's Casey Thompson very easily could have gotten the pointy boot from Bravo's Top Chef for her lousy tuna tartar -- should have too, for putting her two at-risk partners on the judge's grill. This week should ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007
  • Calendar

    June 21, 2007

    Step to It

    See Joey Lawrence and friends bust a move

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Dallas' Own Tre Wilcox is the First to Top Top Chef

    Wow, that Casey Thompson is a good...um...swimmer. Yeah, we'll go with that. One thing became perfectly clear during the Season Three premiere of Bravo's Top Chef last night: Head judge and the W's Craft-man Tom Colicchio has a man-crush on Abacus' Chef de Cuisine Tre Wilcox. After Wilcox fumbled t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    Abacus and Shinsei Sending their Top Chefs to Bravo's Top Chef in June

    Tre Wilcox doesn't need a stinkin' reality show to prove he's a top chef. At last, a reason to spend the summer blogging Bravo's Top Chef. Granted, it ain't no Project Runway, but it sure beats all hell out of Top Design or that haircuttin' show with one of Charlie's Angels. Turns out, the new seaso ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006
  • More >>
Loading...