Team Top Chef

Three houses, three courses, too few winning dishes.

Nov 30, 20110

Hello my little deputies. I shall start this week by explaining my title. Well, just Google "Tom Haverford food slang." You're welcome. I almost titled this blog "Jonesin' for Chris" as an ode to Chris Jones, not Crary. Not because I don't like Crary, but because there is a reference to Chris Jones as the "Ugly Chris" in the episode, and that is simply not true. You're beautiful just the way you are, Chris! Keep wearing your ponytails and sunglasses!

On to the episode! The chefs pack up their stuff in San Antonio and head to Dallas, Texas. We learn several things in the car ride. The two nuggets I came away with were: 1) Dakota may have a warrant out for her arrest in Texas. Whoops! 2) Chris Crary lost 70 pounds. Wow. Note to self to ask him how he did that. 

The first nugget wouldn't be that big of a deal if, say, the chefs weren't pulled over by law enforcement, but psych! It's just a Quickfire Challenge. Instead of arrest, the chefs face dreamboats Padma and John Besh. If you're in new Orleans and can afford a fine dining experience, you must visit August. The food is insane.

11 comments
tammy j. Viewer
tammy j. Viewer

SO SAD TO SEE CHRIS JONES GO. ENTERTAINING AND ADORABLE!

buzzkehl
buzzkehl

This is one of my top shows; I almost had to turn this episode off. What a sad choice of people to be shown paired with today's up-and-coming hot chefs. I feel for the people of Texas that this was the face shown to the world...let's hope this was just a hiccup in an otherwise good season.

K. Jones
K. Jones

Please do a vegetarian Top Chef!!!!!

homesicknyer
homesicknyer

As a dallas resident, I was so disappointed that these were the people who were chosen to "represent" This is not what dallas is all about! They are the worst of dallas' fake high society. This challenge should have been a fundraiser for one of the many children's hospitals in Dallas or some of the many people who "do good" here - not some plastic surgery ad with three couples who are obviously living on old family money. 1200 wedding guests? yuck. They knew nothing about cooking....what an embarrassment for our city.

Viewer
Viewer

I wish we could see more of chris crary in the shows!! Hes got such a fun personality and love his creativity

katzein
katzein

American, those hoity toity Dallas snobs are not real Texans. Yes, Vicki...let's show them all when Austin airs.

juliaxxx
juliaxxx

I'm shocked how different losing weight made Chris looked so different. Good for him.

jackiee
jackiee

Chris Jones ugly????? Are you kidding? I am a 57 year old woman with a huge crush on him :)

Subhadeep
Subhadeep

Agreed on the dining experience at Chef Besh's August restaurant in NOLA. One of my all time favorite dining experiences.

Last time I had one of my all time fav dishes as my hot apetizer at August : Squash blossom stuffed with some herbed ricotta cheese and tempara fried served with some pickled heirloom tomatoes and basil aioli. I wanted to literally lift the plate up and lick it at the end!

Music
Music

Chris Jones is my crush this season. He is hot.

vicki Snyder
vicki Snyder

This segment in Dallas makes those of us who are born and raised in Texas look bad.....It is the thing that makes folks from Texas cringe.....Can't wait for Austin cooking....