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Tribune reporterWe’ve reached the equivalent of Mile 22 in the Top Chef marathon. Vision gets blurry, the lactic acids are burning holes through our calves, and everything around you starts to feel ... weird. We know the show’s taping schedule is...
Tags: Beverly Kim, Kevin Pang, Restaurants, Charlize Theron, Tetanus
Tribune reporterFor the first 11 episodes of Top Chef, Beverly Kim’s journey was a Greek tragedy. Castigated, chastised, verbally beaten down by fellow contestants, she was booted in an episode where no one deserved elimination. In that Charlize Theron-starred...
Of all the reality competition dreck infesting TV screens, Top Chef is one of its better shows (I still think The Amazing Race is the gold standard). Unlike singing competitions where talent might be God given, or insect-eating shock challenges where fear...
Tribune reporterThis was my favorite"Top Chef"episode this season. Void of manufactured rivalries or a clear-cut winner/loser, we witnessed the show at its most elemental and compelling: seven chefs cooking their hearts out, fulfilling the mission of the show’s...
Tags: Concerts, Beverly Kim, Kevin Pang, Music, Charlize Theron
Tribune reporterDo you buy into the idea of karma? I don’t. I’ll tell you what I do believe: Television works best when packages come delivered tied up with perfect bows. Because on Wednesday's "Top Chef" installment, as soon as Beverly Kim (Aria) said,...
Tags: Concerts, Padma Lakshmi, Chris Jones, Music, Sausages
Tribune reporterI'm usually a blur when watching Top Chef. My fingers clack away at the laptop, my eyes dart back and forth between TV and computer screen, as I mentally organize plot summaries, attempt to compose some pithy Tweet while simultaneously taking bites of...
Tags: Television, Foods and Beverages, Beverly Kim, Kevin Pang, Movies
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