Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Return of The Colicchio

Tonight is the premiere of the 5th season of Top Chef. This year, the aspiring champions will compete in NYC (because, Lord knows, that city doesn't get enough attention. NYC is like an incredibly hot girl in a bar. Sure, she's gorgeous and cultured and her huge rack is all real, but do I really have to hear about her all night long?), where I guess they make some pretty good food sometimes.

As I did last season, I'm gonna pick the winner before watching an episode. This season I'm backing Richard to win it all. My reasoning is threefold: First, he lives and works in San Diego (at the fancy downtown restaurant Confidential, where all the cool kids hang out (i.e. I've never been there)). Two, he's big and tall and kinda dreamy. And thirdly, he bartends on the side at SD's most famous bear bar, Pecs (Note to self: do not Google "gay" and "bear" at work).

So, tune in tonight to see if Richard wins it all or is asked to pack his knives and go. Go, San Diego! Suck it, NYC!


Dr Zibbs said...

I'll be watching this!

words words words said...

I've never seen this show. I think I always thought it was British, and I certainly don't have any desire to watch British people cook.

McGone said...

Sure, she's gorgeous and cultured and her huge rack is all real

Man, I've missed Padme Lakshmi.

MelO said...

OMG! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for reminding ME!!!! I can't believe I FORGOT today is the 12th! Woo hoo!!! Yippee! I LOVE LOVE LOVE TOP CHEF!


danielle970 said...

Wow. I'm not sure whether to be totally offended, or completely agree with you...

Born and Raised in Queens but relocating to San Diego

MelO said...

You totally just made my day... I completely forgot about this.

Now it's not even 3 o'clock here and I'm already saying is it time yet? is it time yet?


pistols at dawn said...

Is this the one that had its finale in Hawaii like two years ago? My friend works on whatever show that is. I just can't imagine caring about what other people eat, so I'm never going to watch this.

Liz said...

I agree about NYC. Its a great town, no one's denying that, but EVERYTHING is set there. Its been done.

Also, the fact that a guy who works at Pecs is on this show might be enough to make watch it. That's amazing!

Red said...

Dr. Z: Me, too!

WWW: I think you'd dig it. I mean, it's about American food...and cooking...and Americans cooking food. What's not to like?

McGone: I've missed her, too, actually, but she doesn't hold a candle to Tom's hotness.

MelO: Glad to be of service dearie! I, too, cannot wait!

D: Um, sorry. I really love NYC. Seriously, I do!

Pistols: I could seriously just start writing your comments for you if you like. "I'll never watch anything you ever recommend because I am too busy and important. Enjoy your sad, TV filled life. The end."

Liz: Your new profile pic rocks my world.

Dave H said...

I will root for the Asian person.

pistols at dawn said...

Red, that'd be great - it'd save me literally seconds per day to be super busy and popular.

Also, "sad" is kinda a short adjective for me to use. Maybe "pathetic?"

BeckEye said...

I can't wait until Top Chef: Peoria.

SouthernBelle said...

I love Top Chef. Its only flaw is that it makes me hungry at 10pm.

Oh no wait, the other flaw is I am not able to taste all the food on the show to judge it myself. Science, couldja get on that please?