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Will you be watching 'Life After Top Chef'?

jujuthomas Aug 27, 2012 11:43 AM

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

could be fun...


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  1. dbrodbeck RE: jujuthomas Aug 27, 2012 01:10 PM

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

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      grayelf RE: dbrodbeck Aug 28, 2012 08:28 PM

      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. dave_c RE: jujuthomas Aug 27, 2012 01:53 PM

      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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        512window RE: dave_c Aug 27, 2012 02:23 PM

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

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          cwdonald RE: 512window Aug 28, 2012 08:07 AM

          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.

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          LindaWhit RE: dave_c Aug 29, 2012 10:14 AM

          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.

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          LikestoEatout RE: jujuthomas Aug 29, 2012 04:43 AM

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

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            C. Hamster RE: LikestoEatout Aug 29, 2012 06:12 AM

            I agree.

            I'm done with Fabio and Spike.

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

            1. re: LikestoEatout
              jujuthomas RE: LikestoEatout Aug 29, 2012 06:57 AM

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

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                shell22 RE: jujuthomas Aug 29, 2012 07:10 AM

                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. gaffk RE: jujuthomas Aug 29, 2012 04:05 PM

              Here's a link to Bravo's description of the series: http://www.bravotv.com/life-after-top...

              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).

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