Bart Vandaele


10 Things You Need to Know About Top Chef Seattle Episode 7

Happy almost-holidays, Top Chef fans. This week’s episode lacks the star power and the outrage evident in the last two episodes, but, thanks to Stefan Richter and Bart Vandaele, things stayed pretty amusing. Today’s takeaways from last night include: 1. Padma Lakshmi is seriously tall. I know many of you already know this, but last [...]

10 Things You Need to Know about Top Chef Seattle Episode 6

We’re about midway through this season of Top Chef, and everything that the producers are doing to keep the show fresh is sort of showing, which probably wasn’t their initial intent. I will say that most of the food served at the very-staged welcome home soiree for actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt made me come [...]

On Our Plate: Best Wine Lists; SF Michelin Starred Restaurants; MSP Charlie Awards Voting; Belga Café Is Eight; Candlelight Conservation in British Columbia

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * We’re toasting the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. Find out where you can drink to that. * The stars are out in the Bay Area with the release of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco 2013. Learn which restaurants are twinkling today! [...]