These Top Chef editors are getting downright Shakespearean -- or maybe it's just Andrew. It actually kinda freaked out my partner, Barry, when Andrew said, "Either I'm gonna stab somebody or I'm gonna make some amazing food." Barry's response: "Shouldn't he be arrested for saying things like that?"
Ah, but that's our Andrew (er, that was our Andrew). Who can forget his inaugural moment in the very earliest TC promos, being quoted saying that if we kicked him off the show, we would have to drag him out with security?
As it turned out, that wasn't necessary. Andrew was quite gracious. Which was the right move, considering how spectacularly wrong he was about a box lunch for Chicago's Finest. Even real sushi would have been a dramatically tone-deaf choice. A rice-free, raw-foodist, faux "sushi" for the courageous people who work all hours protecting the most American city, who eat half their meals in their squad cars, and who currently have at their fingertips the incredibly delicious and satisfying Max's Italian Beef on Franklin Street? Um, no. Big time. Any dish that did not originate with some kind of flesh, fur, and a warm, beating heart was probably a bad idea. Not to mention that Andrew's dish didn't include an ingredient required by the challenge. Bon soir, Chef! Enjoyed your work.
And fear not, Andrew fans; I'd bet good money that you'll see Andrew again. No way Bravo's gonna waste somebody that crazy ....