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Where can I watch Top Chef?

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bworm42 May 29, 2010 10:32 PM

Is there any bar or restaurant in Manhattan that shows Top Chef on Wednesdays? I get so jealous of my friends who get to go watch sports games, and this seems like such an obvious niche market that I can't believe a gastropub somewhere isn't snapping it up. Unfortunately most of the ones that I can think of tend a little too far towards restaurants to have the TV blaring. Anyone know of some place I can get a good meal and be surrounded by cheering and critical fans? Especially now that Eric Ripert is going to be a regular...

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    kathryn RE: bworm42 May 30, 2010 12:46 PM

    Back when Colicchio & Sons was still Craftsteak, you used to be able to do it there. I'd call and ask. This only for regular Top Chef, not Top Chef Masters. (Top Chef season 7 starts June 16.) I think Mr. Colicchio himself was also in attendance much of the time. Not sure if they're still doing this.

    http://ny.eater.com/archives/2009/02/...

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    Colicchio & Sons
    85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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      bworm42 RE: kathryn May 30, 2010 01:14 PM

      Great idea, but no dice. I just called and not only do they not have any current plans for screening the episodes, they don't have any TVs installed. Any other ideas? Even if it's just a place with good food and a friendly bartender who might be convinced?

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        craig_g RE: bworm42 Feb 23, 2011 08:41 AM

        Anyone have any idea on who's showing the current season? I'm now TV-less.

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          fm1963 RE: craig_g Feb 23, 2011 08:44 AM

          I think you can watch the episodes online on the Bravo website.

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            craig_g RE: fm1963 Feb 23, 2011 11:20 AM

            I thought not actually, just clips.

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            sugartoof RE: craig_g Feb 24, 2011 02:30 AM

            there are sites online that archive and stream tv shows. one that starts with the name project.free is very reliable. you'll have to search on your own, but they are easy to find, and have a wealth of material posted shortly after the original airdate.

            you might also check to see if there are any fan viewing parties on meetup or better yet, sponsored by the network itself.

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