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Aug 27, 2012 11:43 AM

Will you be watching 'Life After Top Chef'?

Jenn Carrol, Richard Blais, Fabio Viviani and Spike Mendelsohn will star in the new series.

could be fun...

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  1. If it ever s shown in Canada yes......

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    1. re: dbrodbeck

      Ditto. Though I don't suppose they will be doing Life After Top Chef Canada anytime soon vis. Dale McKay's recent closure of his two restaurants. I hope things go better for Carl Heinrich, and that chef McKay lands on his feet.

    2. Too bad the show didn't focus on all the previous winners.

      I'm curious if winning helped their careers?
      Was being a portrayed as a heel a detriment, Ilan?
      Like winning the lottery, did winning bring "friends" out of the woodwork?

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      1. re: dave_c

        Maybe they will focus on those aspects with Richard Blais who did win the All Stars season.

        1. re: 512window

          It will be interesting to see what Jen Carrol's experiences were, as she has been trying to set up a place in Philadelphia, which never succeeded. Latest rumor is that she is heading to NY. So I think we will see aspects of the chef community, as well as how hard it is to be an independent chef in this difficult business environment.

        2. re: dave_c

          I think Ilan's hubris is such that he would dismiss any issues he had setting up his restaurant as related to him being a wienerhead.

        3. Richard, Fabio and Spike show up everywhere, it would be nice to see some of the others

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          1. re: LikestoEatout

            I agree.

            I'm done with Fabio and Spike.

            What about Sam? Dale(s)? Easy Ed? Mikey? Ariane? Robin?

            1. re: LikestoEatout

              True, it's no mystery where Fabio is or what he's doing - he's everywhere!

              1. re: jujuthomas

                Yes, he is overexposed. But I met him last week at a wine dinner and I still love him. He is a real charmer.

            2. Here's a link to Bravo's description of the series:

              It doesn't sound like something I'd be interested in and, quite honestly, I find both Spike and Fabio to be unwatchable. I liked Blais on his regular season, but found him very unlikeable on the All Stars season. Ditto Jen, though admittedly she wasn't on All Stars very long, her exit left a bad taste in my mouth (which is a shame, as she's the only one whose food I have eaten and it was fabulous).