Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons doesn't understand why Edward Lee was so hard on Sarah Grueneberg.

on Jan 4, 2012

Bravotv.com: And then finally we have the bottom team with Beverly, Chris, and Chris, and ultimately Chris went home for the overly salty rub. . .
GS: There were a lot of problems with both team’s dishes. But certainly in terms of the "edibility", the enjoyment of the eating of the two dishes, we liked Chris’ team the least. There were a couple of reasons for that: It was unimaginative, number one, especially when you compare it to Paul, Grayson, and Lindsay’s food. Also, some of their food wasn’t cooked enough – the ribs were tough when you want them to be tender. Finally, the salt rub, which in the end we discussed and realized was the biggest offender because it made the ribs almost inedible. You didn’t want to chew it. If it had tasted great but been a little chewy, we probably could have gotten over it. But the combination of these chewy ribs and this really heavy-handed rub made it unpleasant all together – as seen by the terrible face I made when Tom made me taste it. That was such a big brother thing to do, by the way! My brothers used to do that to me all the time: “Taste this, it’s disgusting.”

Bravotv.com:  So Chris Crary went home.
GS: Yes, our Malibu pretty boy. But he's a pretty boy who happens to be a really excellent chef. His restaurant at the Viceroy is outstanding. He’s a really talented, pretty humble guy, actually. He will be missed...