Team Top Chef

The chefs cook in Tom Colicchio's kitchen, and's Editor prefers kosher hot dogs.

Nov 19, 2008

There's no meaning behind the title of my entry (Get your heads out of the gutter), other than I could not get this song out of my head during this week's episode, which took place at Craft. But before we get to the abysmal Elimination Challenge, let's talk about the Quickfire. Hot dogs.

I. love. hot dogs. It is one of the few foods that I crave, and while I can't remember the last time -- if ever -- I've had a "dirty water dog," or one out of a cart on the streets in NYC, I do head to Nathan's or Ben's Deli pretty regularly. Although I'm not Kosher, I usually opt for the Hebrew Nationals at Ben's because Kosher dogs tend to have a thicker casing which I love (and they answer to a higher authority!) Frankly, the only chef's hot dog that looked appealing to me was Radhika's. Someone should have made their take on a hush puppy! For those who don't know what that is, it's a hot dog wrapped in potato. Nothing too crazy happened in the Quickfire other than Stefan being in the bottom three. What does that mean? It means he isn't invincible, and one half of the "Euro Duo" may just trip up on those American comfort foods. We'll just have to wait and see. What I will say about Stefan is that he is kind of hilarious. I got to speak to him on the phone this week and he was seriously dying of laughter from the blogs on our site. I love when our talent (insider lingo for the people on our shows) read our blogs, but he was LOVING them. So, be sure to leave some messages on his Burning Questions this week because I can pretty much guarantee he'll see them!