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NYC Wine & Food Fest Burger Bash 2009 Recap

October 10, 2009

What an unbelievable night beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Easy to say that I put down somewhere between 10-15 burgers last night! In all honesty quality was great all around, but a couple stood out above the rest. Congrats to Spike Mendelsohn for his second straight win. Personally, I credit his cheerleaders.

Food Highlights:

Party Highlights:

 A great culinary event for a great cause! Looking forward to 2010… for now though, I’m off to eat a salad.

Bobby Got My Vote!!!

Bobby Got My Vote!!!

Are ya ready for some footb…err… cooking?

January 28, 2009

Another week, another episode of Top Chef where the contestants prove to be nothing more than fearful of the competition. This time however, for the most part, they came, they feared, they conquered.

At least we got some spice by way of four of my favorite contestants in recent memory: Spike, Nikki , Andrew. and… BACK COMES ARIANE, in a jersey/dress, no less!!! A Giants jersey to Blondie’s delight.

I loved the Head-2-Head concept for this competition.  Rather than past contestants I would have liked to see them sweat it out against famous restaurateurs/chefs from each city (maybe: New Orleans/ Emril Lagasse, New York/ David Burke, etc.)I do appreciate that they didn’t replicate the tailgate party from last year…it’s nice to see the diversity.

As for those that are packing their knives – I liked Jeff as a contestant and look forward to maybe trying his food in Miami, however, one comment that wasn’t mentioned by the judges… HIS cuisine was from HIS city, it has to be a huge faux pas, and blow to his ego, to lose a competition when you are representing your hometown, no? I suppose the point is moot knowing that he is going home.

Fabio dodged a huge bullet at the end, and let’s face it, there was no way that Stefan was going home. Oh, and Super Bowl tickets? Sweet prize for the victor!

Anyone else think Fabio and Spike should get their own show?

Anyone else think Fabio and Spike should get their own show?