Anyway, Spike's advantage is to choose his two proteins in the challenge. He chooses the tomahawk and scallops ... frozen scallops. We asked Rick about the scallops in this week's "Breaking Bread with ..." and he confirmed that he does not normally have frozen scallops in his pantry. And you know what? Even if he does, Spike shouldn't have chosen them. Remember when he chose the bad meat from the Green Market? It's not the first time not choosing fresh product has bitten him in the ass. Furthermore, this isn't the first time choosing frozen protein has hurt a Top Chef contestant, and unfortunately it probably wont be the last. Honestly I'm sure you're all still upset Lisa is still there, but since there was an overwhelming "Spike should go" contingent, hopefully some of you will be satisfied. And while, yes, after reading all your comments I now know that you all love Dale, my comment last week referencing that you would be happy he was gone was based on comments before last week's episode. We had a lot of first-time commenters who had never expressed their love for Dale before, and, well, I gotta admit, i was caught off-guard. I can't say I don't disagree though. Lisa and Dale are both very talented, but I always saw Dale as a bigger threat. Who knows, though -- maybe Lisa will be a real wild card.
Once again, Antonia, Stephanie, and Richard wowed the judges ... which included our former winners! How nice was it to see Harold, Ilan, and Hung, together? (And Tom in the kitchen?!) I couldn't help but laugh every time the camera showed Harold eating. He really attacks that stuff, and you could kinda tell that he and Rick would probably be best friends if they lived in the same city. He says about as much in his blog this week. Stephanie and Richard both made sweetbreads dishes and while I've never eaten them, I think I'm going to start.