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Top Chef Reunion

Gail: it was so close. Except that's not what she wrote.
I'd rather it be about the chefs and leave the judges and Andy whoever in another city.

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  1. The birthday curse? Is that like the Casey curse?

    I love the I Heart Fabio shirt.

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    1. re: Phaedrus

      The birthday curse is hysterical - they never said anything about that except for one person - Daniel!

      As for the tee-shirts - next week's TV Guide Magazine has an article about what you'll not see in the reunion special (why it's in NEXT week's issue, I don't know).....but I guess Fabio and Stefan brought in a suitcase with gifts for everyone - Stefan got everyone custom-made knife holders, and Fabio gave out personalized T-shirts bearing some of his memorable quotes! They show Tom in a picture holding one that says "If I don't like your food, it's just my opinion! Fabio"

      I guess most of the funniest moments occur when the cameras weren't rolling - like the cheftestants encouraging Ariane to go on the upcoming The Real Housewives of New Jersey (she says no!) and Jeff mimicing his cheesy wink and the "ding!" sound from the opening credits. :-)

      But the best part of the article was this paragraph about Jeff: "Jeff also recalls being burned in the Today show challenge, when his food was spat out by a theatrical Kathie Lee Gifford. He points out that Gifford has dined at his restaurant, adding drily 'She puts ketchup on her steak.' "

      1. re: LindaWhit

        If I didn't like Kathy Lee before, I hate her now with the ketchup.

        1. re: Phaedrus

          LOL! I read that sentence in and said "Ewwwww! That's just wrong!" But then I realize who we were talking about - someone with no taste whatsoever.

          1. re: Phaedrus

            oh, i already hated her, and that just gave me more ammunition :)

      2. i'm going to miss Fabio. that line about leading Stefan around Santa Monica on a leash was freaking hilarious.

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          That was great! I can't wait to see what the Bravo TC t-shirt is going to be. <vbg>

        2. Leah and Hosea...is this Top Chef or Top Cheat Reunion...get on with it already.

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          1. re: edible complex

            Well, both of their respective others broke up with both of them...and Hosea would certainly entertain the idea of moving to NYC. So it could continue beyond the "really good friends" Hosea claims it is.

            1. re: LindaWhit

              This is downright tawdry, but Page Six last week had an item about Hosea and Leah canoodling in public.

              1. re: harrie

                "...West Village hot spot Ma- dame X, contestants Leah Cohen and Hosea Rosenberg were passionately making out at the bar. "They were really going at it," a bartender said. "

                Guess that answers the unanswered query from the reunion show. Definitely more than friends with benefits.

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  not neccesarily more - perhaps just that

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    Doesn't she have an apartment here? Making out in public like that is so juvenile. why does it NOT surprise me?

                    1. re: ChefJune

                      I don't recall if she said she had an apt. in NYC, but I agree re: the sucking face in a public place. Doesn't say a whole lot about either of them.

                      1. re: LindaWhit

                        i love when people make out in public. as my ozzie friends would say - good on ya

                    1. re: Ericandblueboy

                      Are you looking for a definition or doubting that they are in fact "friends with benefits?"

                2. OK, the crap they did in the stew room was hilarious. The Glad bag stuff is awesome.

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                  1. re: Phaedrus

                    Stefan on Padma: Oh Padma, I get schweaty armpits just looking at her.

                    Stand in line buddy!

                      1. re: Phaedrus

                        They made a Glad bag mattress - I love it!

                        1. re: LindaWhit

                          That actually looked pretty comfy...and it was pretty darn brilliant too.

                          1. re: LindaWhit

                            Mattress, pillows and several different sporting events courts with equipment! I'm impressed.

                        2. 2 Things:

                          I didn't even recognize Arianne! I was trying to figure out who she was for the 1st 1/3 of the show. I almost thought she was Radhika at some point.

                          And I HEART FABIO! He is so adorable and funny. They should give him his own show. Maybe a road show with Stefan. It would be great....a travel and cooking show.

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                          1. re: Elyssa

                            Fabio is supposed to be getting his own show - he isn't able to yet talk about it, but several interviews have intimated so - one of them ended with "Watch What Happens!" - so maybe it's on Bravo?

                            1. re: LindaWhit

                              i'd *love* to see his show on Bravo. perhaps it'll fill the Runway void...?

                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                Since that show is in major limbo (who knows if it'll ever be viewed!), that's a possibility - not sure what type of show they'd form around him tho...regardless, Fabio would make it fun!