Top Chef Texas Finale: The Paradox of Choice with Chef Ed ‘Hasta La Vista’ Hardy

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It’s the final episode of Top Chef Texas and we’re back one last time with Ed Hardy of Red Rooster Harlem to pick over the bones of the show we love to hate.

I’m so disgusted with last night that I have but a few questions/remarks.

I was hoping that I’d feel funny today. Or angry. But, instead I feel… nothing. This season of Top Chef has robbed me of emotion and even my sense of time. It’s really over?

Thankfully, yes. So, the inevitable conclusion…or is it really? Paul cooked Asian. AGAIN. How is it that Beverly is taken to task for this and he’s not? Holy double-standard.

I think you’re being a little a little unfair. He did manage to cook other things. A lot of what he produced would fall under the “New American” label rather than Bev’s “Asian Fusion Plated American-Style.”

It is so tragic that no one picked Marco Canora. Have you been to Hearth? That place is awesome!

I love Hearth. I love how Chef Canora really focuses in one main ingredient and then explores all the possible flavors on one plate. When you’re at Hearth, you don’t just get steak, you get steak with a dab of short rib and a touch of bone marrow.

Barbara Lynch is the real deal and gave Paul a huge advantage. She is awesome. He had the way stronger team.

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