- As I mentioned last week, I visited Telluride last year after New Year’s and even stayed at the New Sheridan where the Quickfire took place. Very cool.
Could please stake out the Whole Foods they use and inform us what goes on? I’ve always been curious about that. Like how much notice ahead of time do they give the store or is it really just a bum rush. Really, I’m just curious if there’s some old lady trying to by some lamb but some Chef and a mob of cameras toss…
It is super fun when they’re in your town. When they were filming Seattle I was always on the lookout for them. If there are any food fests during that time get tickets to the VIP portion, that’s where they were in my town :)
I met Carla Hall! She was in town for a food show and stopped into the Brain Store (RIP) where I worked for a hot minute whilst in the hell of finding a job post-law school. She was the SWEETEST. She took my fandom totally in stride and was very low key. She’s not as tall as she looks on TV. I’m 5'8" and after meeting…
Really? Awesome! Probably gonna get a lot of Edward Lee. Mmm...610 Magnolia...Mmmm...Milkwood.
Right. They seemed to like his baked item the least and yet he won.
I think the baked element was meant to fuck with the cheftestants. The fact that they actually came up with some good baked goods was probably a bonus.
I’m so excited next season is going to feature Louisville. Finally Top Chef visits (I’m choosing to ignore Lexington and the other city lol)
the only TC contestant I met in person was Blais when he was doing a cooking demonstration at Whole Foods. He could not have been nicer, but his shtick felt canned. I honestly can’t remember if it was before or after he won All-Stars. The food he made was good though.
I just want to say that I was incredulous when Guest Judge said he had cooked at 18,000 feet and after a lot of googling (because my closed captions called the place he worked Kosha Val; it is Courchevel) I figured out that he worked at 6,000 feet. HE WAS SO OFF. THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE ALPS IS 15,776 FEET.
Look at our Randall being cute!
The editing must have got me because I was floored Mustache Joe won. Thought for sure he’d be on the bottom, likely going home. They all agreed it was a really close challenge yet they seemed to spend quite a bit of time negging his puff biscuit concoction. It sounded like it was the worst aspect of any of the dishes…
I did not understand the winner or the loser this week. Joe Stache definitely didn’t deserve a win if his baked component was the weakest of them all. And Tom’s description of why someone was going home was a much better fit to the critique of Carrie’s dish than of Chris’s.
Top Chef Scales Telluride, Heavy Metal Suicide
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Finally watched with my “willing suspension of disbelief” hat firmly on and honestly, I didn’t hate it. I actually liked it. It had some really funny moments and much like how Mickey is different than Dee, Jack is definitely different than Dennis. Jack, much like Mickey, does have some heart and isn’t completely…
I am going to watch AP Bio in the same way that I watch both The Mick and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia...with a big heaping tablespoon of what the kids call a “willing suspension of disbelief.” That’s what keeps me obsessed with those shows and it’s how I will watch AP Bio.
To answer the question “[can] a fired Harvard philosophy professor . . . just waltz into a school and begin teaching a subject in which they have no experience”?
As a fan of all three, I’m completely open to School of Rock meets Community’s Jeff Winger meets Always Sunny’s cynicism + Howerton chewing scenes.
APARNA!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad she finally got a role with lines. Girl got grit.