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Top Chef Seattle Debuts in November, But Where's the Local Talent?

The hosts of Top Chef Seattle, premiering November 7

Hello, hello. Master of the Obvious here to report that Bravo has just "revealed" that Season 10 of Top Chef will be located in Seattle. Herm... I think a little birdy might've broken that news earlier this summer?

The show debuts November 7th at 10pm. And naturally, first thing I did when I got the press release was search the lineup for a local cheftestant. Read more »

On Loss, and the Power of Food to Heal

Often we talk about the restaurant industry, and it's understood that we mean the line cooks and chefs, servers, restaurant owners, farmers, purveyors, bussers, dishwashers and so on. Less so, peripherally, the media that covers them. Read more »

Fall 2012's Most Exciting Restaurant Openings

On the table at one of Mamnoon's tastings

It seems there's a lull every late summer, a time when only a couple of restaurants open their doors. Makes sense: Most hope to open before the big summer eating rush, a time when profits can almost double thanks to extra seating outside, and extra drinking to toast blue skies and sun-kissed skin.

We're just coming out of that lull and we're now on the verge of another swell of restaurant openings. Here are a few of the restaurant's I'm excited about. Read more »

Updated! Delancey Crew Opening Essex, a Craft Cocktail Bar, This Summer

And the award for best pocket neighborhood goes to....? Read more »


Rovers, Luc Chef Thierry Rautureau Returns for Chance to Be Top Chef Master

Nope, you're not having déjà vu: Thierry Rautureau was indeed on Season 2 of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. And now comes a promo proving The Chef in the Hat is returning to compete on Season 4, which premieres July 25th. Read more »