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Top Chef - who will pack thier knives tonight????

NellyNel Feb 11, 2009 09:35 AM

So - who do you predict???

I'm going to guess...Leah!

(But I have a horrible feeling it might be Stefan!)

  1. PattiCakes Feb 11, 2009 09:52 AM

    The promo's might be leading us to believe that Fabio will have to bow out because of his injury.

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    1. re: PattiCakes
      NellyNel Feb 11, 2009 10:01 AM

      I know - but it didn't look TOO bad.. (ie - his finger was still attached!!)

      Unless he loses so much time, he can't finish or something like that...
      Gosh I hope not! I love Fabio!

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      bostonbroad Feb 11, 2009 10:55 AM

      PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let it be Leah!

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        LPhila Feb 11, 2009 12:13 PM

        Seconded! She just has to go. Ridiculous.

      2. Phaedrus Feb 11, 2009 11:26 AM

        I think the whole thing with Fabio is a head fake. He will come through and knock them dead, or at least do well enough to stick around. I am hoping its Leah. but Hosea has been kind of shaky too.

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        1. re: Phaedrus
          PattiCakes Feb 11, 2009 12:03 PM

          Rumor has it they will be serving finger foods.

          1. re: PattiCakes
            roxlet Feb 11, 2009 03:52 PM

            LOL

            1. re: roxlet
              Phaedrus Feb 11, 2009 05:46 PM

              Is it OK to serve Italian finger food with balsamic vinegar?

              1. re: Phaedrus
                goodhealthgourmet Feb 11, 2009 05:54 PM

                hey Phaedrus - u taking the reins for this one? i need a night off...

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                  Phaedrus Feb 11, 2009 05:54 PM

                  Got it.

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                    goodhealthgourmet Feb 11, 2009 05:59 PM

                    thanks :)

          2. re: Phaedrus
            LindaWhit Feb 11, 2009 06:20 PM

            He completely blew it during the QF - did he even *use* any eggs?

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            Sui_Mai Feb 11, 2009 12:55 PM

            Why Stefan? Do you know something I don't? That would just be so wrong.

            Love Carla, but Stefan is in a whole other class than the rest. Well... except Fabio
            ....if was Top *Italian* Chef.

            Leah must go.

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              Chimayo Joe Feb 11, 2009 01:03 PM

              I have no idea. I'd think Stefan would be a shoe-in, but he was weak in that football city challenge, so even he can screw up. Carla has been coming on strong lately. Fabio has some skill but talks a better game than he cooks. Leah has been poor over the past few weeks, but it seems like she had some good performances early in the season. Hosea usually does a decent job, but I can't remember him wowing anyone with anything.

              I'll just make a prediction based on my hope and say it'll be Leah who leaves.

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              1. re: Chimayo Joe
                NellyNel Feb 11, 2009 01:08 PM

                I think hosea did well in a few episodes earlier on - the pork dish at the AIDS function was a big hit..
                I personally haven't liked him since he used that canned crab...yuck!!

                As far as Stefan goes, I just have a bad feeling he is going to srew something up and get sent packing.....
                I do think he deserves the win

              2. Miss Needle Feb 11, 2009 01:28 PM

                Well, it had better not be Stefan, Hosea and Carla because I've got them on my fantasy team. Leah should go (actually, she should have gone a while ago). But anything can happen.

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                1. re: Miss Needle
                  Bunnyfood Feb 11, 2009 01:39 PM

                  I going with one of the ladies...Love in the food and off the set can only get you so far...

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                  jhopp217 Feb 11, 2009 02:37 PM

                  I ahve a funny feeling it's going to be Hosea. He keeps saying how he does this and that all the time, but he never seems to deliver. Leah is weak, but she seems to skate by constantly. I know the ads make it seem like Fabio is gone, but I just think it's Hosea this week.

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                    bubbles4me Feb 11, 2009 04:25 PM

                    I'm going to say Carla...would hate to see her go because she and Fabio crack me up and I think Leah should have been long ago but I fear it will be Carla tonight

                    1. re: bubbles4me
                      goodhealthgourmet Feb 11, 2009 05:39 PM

                      i think Carla's safe. in fact, i think she'll make it to the final three.

                      i'd be happy to see them do a double elimination tonight & get rid of the lovebirds, but i can't shake the really bad feeling that Stefan may go tonight.

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                        LindaWhit Feb 11, 2009 06:21 PM

                        Based on Gail's comments in her blog last week, I think you *might* be right. Stefan didn't seem too happy with his knife pull of Marcus Samuelsson or the salmon last dinner. We'll see!

                        1. re: LindaWhit
                          goodhealthgourmet Feb 11, 2009 06:23 PM

                          Phaedrus started tonight's thread, let's continue over there...

                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/595481

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