Bravotv.com: Onto the Elimination Challenge -- what was your thought process for creating your dish?
Tailgating is about big flavors. Get the crowd pumped. I wanted to do that, but also put a Greek spin on my dish, for Zoi. Also Chicago is such a Greek town!
Bravotv.com: Have you ever been to a tailgate? What would you want to see at one?
I have been to many tailgate parties with my Friends and family, burgers, ribs, and always have to have something on a stick. I had alligator on a stick at a Saints game in New Orleans!
Bravotv.com: Did you ever consider using the charcoal grill like Mark did?
No. I am actually not a grill master; Zoi always grills. I went for gas because I was under the gun. I love the flavor over gas for sure. That Weber is a sick grilling monster. Bravotv.com:
Are you familiar with Chef Kahan -- what did you think of him as judge for this challenge?
I think he was perfect for this challenge -- he is the chef of two of the best restaurants in Chicago, in my eye. And he seems like a total football fan, a real guy!
Bravotv.com: What did you think of the other dishes?
I thought Dale's ribs looked great. He had none to spare, and Andrew was having a great time of it! Didn't get to see mush else.