Top Chef DC

I’m always excited for a new season of Top Chef, and this one is coming up soon, starting on June 16th. Top Chef | Bravo TV Official Site" onclick=";return false;

More importantly for those who are fans of Padma, from the TV ads it looks like the recent baby has indeed caused a visit from the booby fairy. Supersized Padma I guess. Where is Chris Grimm with the before/after analysis?

Is anyone familiar with any of the chefs? Any early favorites from those in the know?

I definitely need to add this to the Tivo queue. I have Masters on there now, but that version is terrible!

no SF Bay representation in this season. A first I think.
Having Eric Ripert as a permanent judge will be a good thing. I wonder if the contestants this season can live up to the standards of last season.

Top Chef Masters is kind of a stopgap until the real thing.

Angelo Sosa is a Jean Georges alum and has a very well rated sandwich place in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.