Before the Top Chef Madness
It looks like it is all but confirmed that Top Chef is coming to DC soon. I have never gotten really hooked on the show and have only seen a few episodes. I know it is rather popular, though. I also know that it made Volt huge (i am not claiming causation but it gave it national press). So here is my big question...
What restaurant(s) should I make sure I visit before Top Chef airs?
My first thought was the dining room at Source since it seems that Puck could be a part of the show. I was also thinking of minibar since one could bet Andres will be a part of the show.
any other ideas?
I think you only have to worry about popularity if there's a local contestant. In the past the restaurants they've gone to are all established and high visibility - I doubt being on the show changes the difficulty of getting a reservation.
Since Voltaggio and Isabella are past contestants and Andres has been a judge, I could see them going to Volt and one of Andres' places. Minibar proper is too small to host anything until the very end of the season. DC is also known for the volume of steakhouses we have - I'd bet at least one will be featured.