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10 Things You Need to Know About Top Chef Seattle Episode 12

The world has been righted — at least in one way. But, outside of that, we all observed how hard it is to make good fried chicken. That’s not entirely true, actually. Maybe if more of the cheftestants had actually attempted to make traditional fried chicken instead of, say, chicken cordon bleu? Anyway, here are [...]

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

This week’s episode featured one very hokey QFC — but a much cooler EC! In a precursor to restaurant wars, the cheftestants were asked to cook a dish that would represent their concept. I love this as it lets chefs cook their own food so that we can get to know them better.  1. Josie [...]

Well-Reviewed: Recent Reviews of OpenTable Restaurants

OpenTable restaurant reviews in the news… * Atlanta’s Alma Cocina displays “a carefully wrought tastefulness that always let you know you’re in a nice restaurant.” [Atlanta Journal Constitution] * Cinghiale in Baltimore “reaches its prime.” [Baltimore Sun] * At Diva at the Met in Vancouver “art and science create lusty dining.” [Vancouver Sun] * Gael Greene is already plotting her [...]

Chef Ed Cotton Picks Winner of the Top Chef Finale, Reveals His Last Supper

As we whittle down the cheftestants’ list to just two, Ed Cotton, Executive Chef at Manhattan’s Plein Sud, returns to serve up unique insights on his friends and former co-competitors. Wolfgang Puck: What does he mean to you? His food? His approach? Have you dined at any of his restos? It’s great to see Wolfgang [...]

The Next Iron Chef Episode 5: Chef Marc Forgione on His Close Call

As you may have guessed, we’re big fans of chef Marc Forgione here at OpenTable. So, we were on pins and needles watching the latest episode of The Next Iron Chef as this Michelin-starred chef struggled from start to finish. Like every week, chef Forgione shares his thoughts on what went right and wrong in [...]

Chef Watch: Bauer and Co.’s Rising Star Chefs 2010; How Wolfgang Became a Brand; Nobu’s Rise to the Top; Ed Brown’s Loves; Susur Lee’s Chicken Feet; David Myers on Sona’s Shuttering, and More

Chefs making food and news… * San Francisco Chronicle executive food and wine editor Michael Bauer and his colleagues select the Bay Area’s Rising Star Chefs for 2010. Included are John Paul Carmona (Manresa), Perry Hoffman (étoile), Timothy Hollingsworth (The French Laundry), and Charlie Kleinman (Wexler’s). [San Francisco Chronicle] * Wolfgang Puck, whose restaurants include [...]