10 Things You Need to Know About Top Chef Seattle Episode 5

A pensive Josh wonders why he isn’t wearing a yellow apron like his bestie Stefan.

The judges made good on their preview threat of sending two cheftestants home after an astonishingly lame showing during the Elimination Challenge. Also, sadly, no one took home $10K, not even Bart and Sheldon for their clever salad.

1. Producers: If you’re going to do a breakfast-on-a-stick challenge, or an anything-on-a-stick challenge, you must have Matt Armendariz as a guest judge. He wrote the book on food on a stick. Literally.

2. Eliza got engaged at Pike Place Market.

3. The word artisan is grossly misused in this episode. No offense, rose-water-jelly-makers.

4. The men are more back-biting and intolerant of one another this year than in seasons past. Josh, in partick, is extra grumpy with his fellow XYs, but the women, while not always simpatico, seem to choose and use their words far more carefully. Continue Reading

Attend Savor for Sandy on 12/16/12: Atlantic City Chefs Unite for Culinary Benefit to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims thru Wish Upon A Hero Foundation!

Do good while dining out on delicious dishes from Chef Chris Scarduzio and fellow chefs from Atlantic City on Sunday, December 12, 2012!

Join Chef Chris Scarduzio at Table 31 in Philadelphia on Sunday, December 16, 2012, from 6PM-11PM, for Savor for Sandy, a special event to raise money for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City employees affected by Hurricane Sandy. All of the event’s proceeds go directly to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation.

Created in partnership with Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Chefs and The Star Group, Savor for Sandy will highlight the culinary creations of Chris Scarduzio as well as several of Atlantic City’s best chefs, including  Anthony Amoroso, Giancarlo Generosi, Paul Hanley, Keith Mitchell, Joseph Muldoon, Robert Schoell,  Scott Simon, John Whelan, and David Utley.

“I jumped at the opportunity to give back to the community and to help those who are in dire need by offering to host Savor for Sandy,” said Scarduzio, executive chef and proprietor at Table 31. “I know people from Philly and South Jersey will rally around this cause and bring their appetite to support their coastal neighbors, all while enjoying a wonderful night of great food and company.”

Tickets for Savor for Sandy begin at $100 for general admission. Additional sponsorship packages are available that include access to Table 31’s Patron VIP Lounge, hotel packages at Caesars Atlantic City and dining to Mia, also in Atlantic City. Learn more and purchase tickets today!

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Dining with the Stars: Justin Bieber + Selena Gomez Spotted Supping on Both Coasts; Rihanna Toasts New Album; Steven Tyler Exhibits Model Behavior at The Darby; Knicks Catch up with Nets; Danes + Dunhman Relax at Recette; More

John McEnroe reacts as he learns his favorite menu item is not available.

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants…

* Rihanna sort of celebrated the release of her new album at Jay-Z’s 40/40 in New Yorks’ Flatiron District. [NY Post]

* Is-she-or-isn’t-she pregnant again Weight Watchers spokesperson Jessica Simpson had supper at A Voce Madison with someone who makes shoes. [NY Post]

* In Manhattan, teen dream Justin Bieber dined at Asellina Ristorante with his manager, and then met up with maybe-squeeze Selena Gomez for some canoodling at Marble Lane. [NY Post]

* Also, on the left coast, the Nickolodeon set’s favorite on-again-off-again couple Selebieber (?) shared a meal at Benihana in Los Angeles. [People]

* Funnyman Jason Sudekis and his actress g.f. Olivia Wilde only had eyes for each other at Buddakan in the Big Apple. [NY Post]

* A lot of New York’s powerful ladies, including Sue Simmons, Joan Collins, and Hoda Kotb, turned up at Cafe Carlyle. [NY Post]

* Some of the New York Knicks had dinner with or at the same restaurant — Catch in NYC’s MPD — as the Brooklyn Nets, presumably to debate whose arena is better. [NY Post]

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