But R2 is fat. Too much obesity exists in America, and it shouldn't be glorified through these food shows.
America also has an asshole epidemic R6. Why don't you help fight it by killing yourself?
It is all fake. The winner is selected by sponsors and a restaurant group before the contest begins.
I agree with OP. My first reaction when the chefs were introducing themselves was that somebody decided to get a handful of good looking men and women in there this season. More than just the usual token one or two.
Not sure who is worse, the "he's fat" troll or the "it's rigged" troll.
They both are pretty fucking annoying.
The blonde douchebag has to be gay. No straight guy would walk around with that haircut and pink shorts. His appearance screamed GAY.
[quote]The blonde douchebag has to be gay. No straight guy would walk around with that haircut and pink shorts.
The fact that he announced that he's gay and discussed guys he's dated was also a clue, Sherlock.
R12, you're confusing the hot blonde guy with another chef, Sherlock. The blonde guy said no such thing.
Do you mean Jason, R11/R13? To me he radiates hetero toolishness.
Is nobody watching?
Bene said in one of his confessionals during the first episode how great would it to be the first gay Top Chef winner. (I thought Hung from S3 was bi or gay?) Anyway, the inclusion of him making that statement gives me hope that he or Travis (cute blond) will make it all the way to the top.
The 2nd episode, however, didn't show Bene as very confident in his abilities and taking a backseat to the other chefs on his team. Travis was on the winning team but is getting a way UTR edit, even though it's early.
Jason (the douche blond) was attractive in an Aaron Eckart kind of a way. Can't say I'm disappointed that he was given the boot.
I don't know why they act like Jason is "pretty". His face is odd-looking
Links to pictures of the blond guy who only likes Asians please. Thank you.
Travis Masar, cute gay blond who only dates Asians.
I couldn't believe that the two New Orleans chefs couldn't make a decent gumbo.
Looks like the Rice Queen gets to shine next week. Also looks like he might catch hell for advertising himself as an expert in Vietnamese cuisine. He might only be truly skilled with Vietnamese cock - we'll see.
Dammit! They've already gotten rid of the two hottest looking chefs. Brett looked like he had a jacked-up, totally fuckable bod under that slightly oversized clothing.
And that passionate hug and kiss between the Nordic god (when he was saying bye to everyone) and his married hottie bestest bud...what was *that* all about?!
How could they not eliminate the chef who made a spice that ruined 4 dishes?
I have officially given up on this show.
It got too damn ridiculous.
The Rice Queen survived!
I liked Tom's comment when discussing how the idea that just because he's had an Italian-style tomato sauce when eating meals prepared in Vietnam, it doesn't mean that was Vietnamese style cooking.
You can go to Paris and eat at McDonald's, but that doesn't make it French cuisine.
The hottest chef in Philly, or whatever that semi-douchey guy was referred to as, was guest bartender on WWHL last night.
He has kind of a rat face so I'm not sure why he gets the attention that he does.
On the other hand, I think his buddy is very good looking. On the new episode he was casually flexing his triceps for the camera as he was on the phone with his wife.
Agreed, R26. Nick Elmi, the remaining contestant, is the better looking of the two Philadelphians. He has an unassuming sex appeal that doesn't reveal itself all at once (and doesn't photograph very well, if Google Images is any indicator.)
Nick Elmi seems like such a pussy. His face always looks like he's about to cry, and he whines a lot, too.
Did anyone else notice Emeril's erect nipples when he was taking the cheftestants on the food tour? It got to be distracting.
What was up with that? Is that something that happens when you get old? Perpetually erect nipples?
I bet Travis (the gay stud with the Vietnamese BF) is hung like a gas pump. I noticed he has big beautiful fingers and large feets. I'd fuck him.
I'd take on Brett, Nicholas, and Jason all at the same time too.
Fill me up, fellas!
Yes, r29, I noticed that! It's particularly distracting—and disgusting—on someone with man boobs like Emeril's. Ick.
I forgot to mention Louis, too. Damn, that is one smoking hot Latino man!
It's all about Padma. The most generous beauty. I want her. I like me some women some times.
R33 = Rocco DiSpirito
I'd fuck Travis, too, closeted or not.
I want Travis deep in me.
Am I wrong for that?
On what planet is Travis closeted? He talked about his love of Asian men in the first episode, and they showed a photo of him and his Vietnamese bf in this episode.
Travis is a tool and a rice queen. So obnoxious.
Bene is very cute in a non-traditional way. He's very unassuming, and I'm attracted to that.
I'm also attracted to Nick because he is probably the most handsome guy on the show, Polish "most handsome" Philadelphia guy included. Nick is a total DILF!
That Chinese lady makes my ears bleed. She's always yelling and demanding. FUCK!
Agreed that Bret looked like he was hiding some major abs and tanned skin. He was HOT!!! I also like the two Mexican guys. So much male hotness this season!
Still, I'm guessing that Kristin Kish's lesbian girlfriend (the blonde) will win this season.
Tom creamed over Kristin, and I'm guessing that her girlfriend will get a one-way ticket to the finale. Just watch.
Add me to the list of people confused as to why anyone would fawn over the blond Philadelphia guy. He's actually quite fug.
[quote]On what planet is Travis closeted?
I just watched the first episode, which I'd missed, and see he's out.
I thought "only dates Asians" was code for gay but closeted, like "he has a girlfriend in Europe."
Stud? I think he's attractive but far from a stud in the traditional sense. Stud? Oh my sides.
R41 = Emeril, trying hard to latch on to his sides
Try more flour!
[quote]It is all fake. The winner is selected by sponsors and a restaurant group before the contest begins.
R38 is a nasty racist.
Padma is a P I G... PIG!
Not one ounce of class in that woman.
Did Padma go down on a spoon again....
or perhaps lick burger juice off her feet?
Her generously licked fingers
Gail joked that Padma likes rough sex, which only elicited a naughty smile from Padma.
I think the Top Chef editors are foreshadowing a Shirley/Justin F2 with that scene of Shirley winning the "planking" contest. And the Justin confessional with the Napoleon-victory quote. These reality TV show editors love to throw little subliminal hints like that around.
It would also make sense for Justin to go far since he is a local boy and Top Chef loves when locals do well (Stephanie/Paul). Shirley is getting a winning edit as well. I think, however, Shirley might be at a disadvantage from Kristen (another Asian female chef) winning the season right before her.
Hate that Brett crapped out--he was hot. Like those tall, dark haired boys. Especially with glasses.
Closest I could find to him shirtless.
So many hot guys this season. Carlos, Bret, Travis, Ramon, Jason Philly guy, Bene, Louis!, Justin, and my favorite ... NICK.
Was disappointed that Ramon and Bret went home, but lots of hotties still left.
I would SO do Nick in an instant. Unfortunately, he's hopelessly straight, having been with his wife since high school. Louis is another hopelessly straight DILF.
I do find Bene to be quite cute. He seems like a real sweetheart.
I want to be the center of a Louis, Nick and Justin circle jerk.
Carlos, Bene, Ramon, and Travis are hot?
r50 needs to get out more.
Bret looks so much like my HS boyfriend it made me a little sad.
Just catching up with these via On Demand.
Andy Cohen managed to photo bomb (video bomb?) the Halloween party episode. Sadly, he wasn't wearing a mask but was appropriately dressed as an organ grinder's monkey, so no mask necessary!
If only Bene was Asian....
[quote] If only Bene was Asian....
The way that Bene was latching on to Travis, my guess is that they hooked up - very discreetly.
I'm guessing that Travis needed a release, and Bene was happy to oblige. There was something very sexual between the two, and I think that Travis had a sexual indiscretion during the show.
That said, Bene is so super sweet, and I loved how pleasant he was, no matter how shitty people treated him. It's no surprise that Nina loved him.
I'm so sad that all the cute guys are being sent home.
In my opinion, Kristen Kish's (last season's winner) girlfriend (the blonde with the "crush" on John Besh) should have gone home. She was utterly HOPELESS in both the Quickfire and Elim challenge.
And did anyone else think that John Besh had a crush on Travis? Seriously, wtf is with Travis? Bene, Andy Cohen said he had a huge crush on Travis, and then John Besh. WTF?? Travis is decidedly AVERAGE, yet he has all these guys lusting after him.
I don't get it. Anyone?
Is Besh gay?
The judges complained that dishes didn't taste fresh. Nothing tastes fresh when slathered in warm cream cheese.
Mmm, Nick was looking cute when he was all sick and vulnerable.
[quote] Mmm, Nick was looking cute when he was all sick and vulnerable.
nick is SO fucking hot! i hate this straight guy fetish thing, but i am so incredibly attracted to nick. i'm also attracted to bene and travis, but nick is such a sexy guy!!
can't explain it, but i find him IRRESISTABLE!
What's the latest?
Is Justin, the bearded guy, family? He sets off my bear gaydar.
Cohen has been hitting on the gay blonde guy hard..via his show and when he was down in NOLA and has said several times he has ignored him via twitter etc...then of course Cohen announces via WWHL he got a DM from him..but does not say what it was...because you know it would be harder to DM him right back plus the world would not think you banged him if you kept it private...
Did he make rice R25?
Who was that TV chef who was kicked off Survivor cuz he could not make rice. Twice.
Bene likes Travis because Travis has a huge cock.
I want Nick in me quite deeply. He is j'adorable. I wonder what's the story with his "I had my first ulcer at 20. I was very nervous in my 20's." He's very intriguing.
Why did Louis get cut? Kristin Kish's lesbian girlfriend should have gone home. She sucked ass, and she even admitted it.
Everybody said Louis' pork was fine. This show is so fucking rigged.
Justin was in the bottom three last night. I was so scared for him!
[quote]Why did Louis get cut?
Hugh Acheson writes in his Top Chef blog, "Somebody has to go, and Louis is the one. If a reason can be found, it's that he just busied up good pork with some weird modern popcorn thing. He's got a busy mind, and sometimes you just muddle purity. Let me tell ya though: I worry not about Louis. He's immensely driven and wonderfully talented. He'll go far in this world. Louis, let me know if I can help in any way."
I know that Kristin Kish and Stephanie Cmar are good friends and have worked together in restaurants. Are they really lovers?
R68, that [italic]Advocate[/italic] is the Baton Rouge, LA, daily paper.
I can't stand Hugh Acheson.
How about Hugh Janus?
Hugh Janus is an asshole, r73.
[quote]How about Hugh Janus?
Nah, there's an echo whenever he talks.
More like Hugh Unibrow.
Does anyone else think that Nick looks like an adult version of the kid who played Elliott, Jack's son on Will & Grace?
[quote]Is Justin, the bearded guy, family? He sets off my bear gaydar.
I can only hope. A couple of weeks ago I was so mad that they showed him diving into a pool *but only from behind*, so we couldn't see that furry chest bare.
Aww, Louis! Should have been Stephanie..rigged!
I also find Nick hot and intriguing and not sure why. I don't think Travis is "hot" but he is very cute and there is something kind of adorable about him.
Bottom line...they need to have a sword fight in my mouth.
Travis is the kind of gay man I'm really attracted to, R79.
He's outdoorsy, average-guy kind of masculine, and cute but not a perfect face. He's funny, good natured, smart. Seriously, what's not to love?
Too bad he's a rice queen.
r62, no. He mentioned a few episodes in that he had just gotten married.
[quote]He mentioned a few episodes in that he had just gotten married.
So???? I just got married and I'm gay. So is my spouse. Welcome to the 21st century R81.
Married bear Justin is DEAD TO ME! DEAD!
what's the latest?
Carlos is my fave....
so good looking, sweet, and kind, AND he can cook!
How did Carlos do in Last Chance kitchen?
Gays should be in front of the house. Duh!
Carlos is not in Last Chance Kitchen. I think you mean gorgeous hunk Louis.. and he (((SPOILER))) beat Sara.
Justin is the bitchiest of bitches.
Sara turned out to be a sullen creature, didn't she? What a horrid front-of-house manager!
This whole season is sullen. Even the judges seem depressed.
Sara was far too impressed with herself because she worked for wolfgang puck. You could tell when they pointed out that she did not discribe anyone's dish other than her own, she was argumentative and felt she was in the right.
I would count the hairs on Luis' hole with my tongue.
R60 = Wipes from back to front.
Justin is definitely a douchebag. Sara got on my nerves, so [SPOILER COMING], I was glad Louis beat her in Last Chance Kitchen. I couldn't deal with her I'm-so-cool-and-edgy-because-I'm-retro look anymore.
I think between the two of them, I would have sent Justin home. The judges saw Sara's mistakes firsthand and I think that made the difference. But Justin was a terror in the kitchen. He turned the poor waitstaff into quivering masses of fear, which affects the front of the house. I know because when I waited on tables, the bully chefs who yelled always affected our service, which affected our tips. I used to get back in their faces, and like all bullies, they backed down to me. Justin, though, I don't know. He's really bad.
I think Padma was trying to get across to Tom that Justin hurt the kitchen AND the front of the house, but Tom seemed convinced everything was Sara's fault. Oh well, the bottom two were correct and both deserved to go home, so adios Sara!
Justin screams bitchy queen.
It's the judges' fault that the best chefs never want to be the Executive Chef during Restaurant Wars anymore. Either the Executive Chef or Front-of-the-house always leaves.
Not if you do it right. Sara was a horrible front of the house. Probably the worst ever. Even after Padma prompted her to explain the dish she failed to do it again and again.
She was absolutely awful at FOH and a sulky bitch throughout the season who kept whining about not having the opportunity to cook 'her' food. Strange Shirley manages Asian cuisine just fine. Don't get me started on that faux retro shit she had going on.
Justin the angry bear should also have been sent home.
I was waiting for them to send BOTH of them home, just not my Travis.
Of course, Sara got cut and not Justin. Women get screwed on this show, as in professional kitchens, all the time.
Sara was terrible. She should have gone a long time ago.
I could not fucking stand Sara. Just cause you worked at one of Wofgang Puck's restaurants does not make you top fucking bitch. Pretentious twat was unbearable, she should have been voted off weeks ago.
(And BTW, Wolfgang isn't that amazing of a chef, he's good at promoting and marketing himself and his brand. Sara should stop bragging about working for him, there are chefs working in small corner restaurants that are thousands of times more talented.)
They really both should have went home long ago.
Sara's dish didn't turn out well, and obviously the cream/frosting should have been kept in the fridge so it wouldn't break.
She should have known to explain the dishes and talk up the guests/judges.
My only defense of her is the "verbal order". I don't know why Justin was being such an anal queen about having it on a ticket!!111!!!!111!
We always see the front of the house in every restaurant wars episode come running into the kitchen and say "fire the___, the judges are here!" and there's no problem. Justin heard her say it but because she didn't write up a ticket it ended up being a half hour late? That's pathetic. I don't know why Tom had a problem with Sara giving him a verbal fire order for the judges' table.
His dish was shit too and he was a bully even when they were planning at the beginning, never mind in the kitchen.
R98, what I mean is that in all 11 seasons of Top Chef's restaurant wars, I can't think of a single instance where the eliminated chef was not either the FOH or Exec Chef. It's safer to work the line on your own dish than step-up and be the leader or make yourself vulnerable to bad service and someone else ruining your dessert.
Have I mentioned how I want Travis and his big cock deep in me? He is a top and a chef!
He was adorable tonight in his purple. And for the record, Nick was hot as well.
I wonder how many times Travis sneaked off to 515 Toulouse Street during the taping of Top Chef?
HE ONLY LIKES ASIANS,...
Do you all not realize this show is FAKE. The winner is decided before filming begins.
Then tell us who the winner will be, R108.
Travis is not my usual type, but he is so freaking adorable...
Nick is totally my type and I would wear him OUT!
[quote]Do you all not realize this show is FAKE. The winner is decided before filming begins.
Do you not realize you're a stupid cunt?