It seems like everyone is craving a generous dose of sunshine and hot weather, and Padma Lakshmi is no exception at the moment. The Top Chef host and author shared a throwback snap of herself wearing a red bikini and sunglasses with the caption, "Missing Summer," and it's officially sending us into swimwear-shopping overdrive. Show More Summary
Isabella, a former "Top Chef" contestant with a handful of Washington, D.C.-area restaurants was sued Monday for sexual harassment.
The stakes were huge on the Top Chef finale this season, but where in the world did they find that itty-bitty cut of beef, a doll-sized doppelg?nger of the winner's most memorable dish? Leave that to the folks at Tiny Kitchen, who partnered for the first time with the Bravo reality competition to re-create a...
A former manager is accusing Isabella and his partners of creating a hostile environment for women Top Chef star and Washington D.C.-based chef Mike Isabella is being sued for sexual harassment, Danielle Paquette reports in the Washington Post. Show More Summary
Well, we agree that birth plans rarely go according to plan, but she said it! Gail Simmons, who is a judge on Bravo TV‘s Top Chef and is expecting her second child with her music executive husband Jeremy Abrams, joked during in an interview with HATCHland, “I call BS on the birth plan.” Simmons, who also was head critic on Top... Read More »
This city is home to a handful of Michelin star restaurants, as well as a range of eateries ran by Michelin experienced chefs. These are some of the city’s top places for unforgettable food.
Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi Reveals How She Keeps Her Fit Physique
Warning: Spoilers ahead Spiaggia executive chef Joseph Flamm was worried he was going to get “bleeped out” on “Top Chef” for good reason. When he was crowned the winner on Thursday’s Season 15 finale, he let the expletives fly. “I just won ‘Top Chef.’ I can’t believe it. I don’t even know. It feels...
The new Rittenhouse eatery will be a Mediterranean bistro Top Chef competitor Jennifer Carroll is returning to her hometown of Philly to open The Finch along with Billy Riddle, her fiancé. Their new Rittenhouse restaurant will fill the vacant space at the Warwick Hotel that was formerly Tavern 17, at 220 S. Show More Summary
Publican pastry chef Dana Cree has created a cookie collaboration, featuring versions from an all-star roster of Chicago women chefs. On International Women’s Day, which is Thursday, each chef’s cookie ($2 to $3 each) will be available all day, at Publican Quality Meats in the West Loop, then at...
South Side natives Adrienne Cheatham and Joseph Flamm promise Thursday’s “Top Chef” Season 15 finale is a slugfest. “I have a lot of respect and appreciation for Joe’s level of talent and execution, and we really just were looking at each other like, ‘I want you to put up your best dish against...
Only one more contestant will be packing their knives this week.
Plus, more restaurant news — California export Dog Haus linked up with Chicago-based Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, who created a special hot dog for the Richardson location and all outposts. For the months of March and April, tryShow More Summary
With a focus on simple, authentic Spanish cuisine, Chef José Pizarro has been at the forefront of bringing both traditional and innovative tapas to London. With three successful restaurants across the city, author of several SpanishShow More Summary
Who is the genetically blessed being that is Padma Lakshmi? Well, I know her from watching one too many seasons of Top Chef. Remember the pea puree incident? No? WELL I DO, AND IT WAS SCANDALOUS! You might know her from her modeling work or her cookbooks. Show More Summary
“All I really know about fly-fishing is what I’ve seen in the movie A River Runs Through It.”
No matter what happens on next week’s “Top Chef” Season 15 finale, a chef with Chicago roots will win the title. Spiaggia executive chef Joseph Flamm faces Chicago native Adrienne Cheatham for the $125,000 prize. The finale is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Thursday on the Bravo network. The two contestants...
Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs. Read more...
Born in Germany to a Belgian father and American mother, chef Robert Wiedmaier grew up helping out on a working farm. After working at top restaurants in Europe he opened the elegant Marcel's in the Washington D.C. area, which consistently earns among the highest marks for its French and Belgian menu and extraordinary service. Show More Summary
A businessman known as “Putin's chef” spoke with top officials in Damascus and Moscow before Russian mercenaries he is believed to control launched a disastrous attack on US and Kurdish forces in Syria, according to US intelligence...Show More Summary