Top Chef - Texas - season thread - spoilers

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  1. oscarfish

    oscarfish Active Member

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    WTH. I just sat down to watch the 11/9 Top Chef (11pm pst showing), only to find some art show. What a major disappointment. Now I'm going to be lost for the rest of the season. :) I don't know where the error occurred, but I'll guess with Bravo.
     
  2. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    It doesn't really get going for real until Episode 3 when they start with the group of 16.
     
  3. dbranco

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    That happened to me as well. I think what happened is this: "Top Chef: Texas" started the season under that new name. Some people with season passes missed the first episode(s) because their "Top Chef" season passes didn't catch the name change. Then (about 1.5 weeks ago) the two new ":Texas" episodes started showing under the regular "Top Chef" name. At one point late last week Bravo must have decided not to do this anymore, and showed "Next Great Artist" in place of what was billed as the regular "Top Chef".

    Now, all of the new episodes are showing once again under "Top Chef: Texas". Do a search for that name and you may still find repeats of episodes 1 and 2.
     
  4. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

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    I've got all episodes showing under Top Chef....
     
  5. oscarfish

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    The show that my Tivo actually recorded was listed as Top Chef: Texas in the program guide. I'm pretty sure the Tivo did exactly as it should have. This isn't a season pass issue. The problem is that Bravo broadcast another show during that time slot.

    If I were Bravo and I wanted to promote an art show, I'd consider pretending it was Top Chef. :)
     
  6. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    My Dish DVR got the new episode under Top Chef: Texas and recorded a random episode of Millionaire Matchmaker under Top Chef at some random time at night.
     
  7. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Same here. I think it's an artifact of the change in program name and me keeping the TC: Texas season pass. I tend to keep the location specific season pass until the season is done. The normal "Top Chef" season pass always stays.
     
  8. Agatha Mystery

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    So, First "real" elimination episode - Yeah, you knew he was going. He got set up, though. He asked about pre-cooked shrimp and the other guys said, "whatever". You don't buy pre-cooked shrimp. EVER.
     
  9. GoHalos

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    Agreed. Especially since he's the chef/owner of a seafood restaurant!
     
  10. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I like Chuy! He's just such a cute little guy. :)

    I almost wished that the short-haired woman would have gotten the ax instead of cooked shrimp guy, but either one would have been the right choice I suppose. Bottom line is that he made the choice, but she was just such a b!tch and so not a team player. It was a team challenge. I think that part of the criteria to stay in the game is that you are a team player in team challenges. I suppose it is, but they considered his mistake more egregious than her b!tchiness. :D
     
  11. d-dub

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    I don't see how he was set up. Like you said, *any* chef should know that you don't buy pre-cooked shrimp, especially in a competition. "Nobody told me not to" is not a very good defense.
     
  12. GoHalos

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    I agree with this. IMO, it was more like he wasn't bailed out by anyone. Nobody went out of their way to help him on the shrimp call (or on the flour tortilla enchilada, either).
     
  13. Agatha Mystery

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    He did ask if he should get it. Was basically told to go ahead. He's a Beard award nominee, though. He shouldn't have had to be told. He was stupid about it.

    It was a team competition, and they didn't realize that if they did good as a team, their odds went up, even if their food sucked. Instead, it was more of an 'every man for himself' type of thing.
     
  14. David Platt

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    And particularly in this case, where the express purpose for buying the shrimp was for her to make a ceviche, which is a dish where the shrimp is 'cooked' by the acid of the citrus juices added to it. There was absolutely no way she could have used cooked shrimp to make the dish. It was just a dumb, dumb move.
     
  15. tivotvaddict

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    I felt badly for how the teammates treated him, but I don't know how a seafood chef wouldn't know not to buy cooked shrimp. Add to that the flour enchiladas and that was the straw that gave him the boot. The Spiaggia chef is not handling herself well under the bottom three spotlight - let's hope she changes after this first experience with it.

    And shame on the girl who lived in Mexico for three years very recently not stepping up. Not liking her either at the moment.

    I'm appreciated Beverly providing Mexican food with a Korean twist and loved the leader of the green team.

    tta
     
  16. GoHalos

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    11/23 Episode:

    I thought it was awesome that Paul, the only chef that used the ghost chili (highest payout) during the quickfire ended up winning. Interesting that he used the hottest chili and produced a chilled soup. I'd love to try it.

    I think it was understandable that Richie was quite emotional when he got the boot because they were sleep deprived.

    I wasn't surprised that their team was on the bottom because they did the "alternative" chili. They knew that they were going to be judged by regular people first (then by the judges), but they still chose to do a mole inspired chili. My friend has a chili cook-off every year during his Super Bowl party, and I've seen over the years that anything "alternative" doesn't score well with regular people. The year that I tried a smoked-paprika/fire roasted tomatoes version, I ended up 2nd to last place (I did win one year with a more normal chili). We've also had others try Cincinnati-style chili and other variations, and they never do well.
     
  17. jsmeeker

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    Team Moto gets broken up. Wasn't expecting that.

    When the teams described their chills, we never found out anything about the chile component. WTF is up with that? Just the way the edited the show?
     
  18. sharkster

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    I, too, was glad for him (even though my fav is little Chuy) as he really put himself out there and used a lot of creativity.
     
  19. rrrobinsonjr

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    Doesn't Grayson look like the fatter, less-attractive sister of Amanda from Survivor?

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