Hello my little Restaurant Warriors! I have so many random things to say about this episode, I'm not quite sure where to start! I actually took a ton of notes so I wouldn't forget them all. Well, thankfully there's no Quickfire Challenge so there's plenty of time. The chefs enter the Palme d'Or Palm Door and are greeted by Hugh and Padma.
Then, a fun twist! The chefs are broken up in to their two teams and are told that the challenge will be a battle of the sexes!! Edward then makes a comment that honestly bugged me. He says, "I definitely think that male chefs have more talent." Oh, c'mon, Edward. SMH. We find out later when -- spoiler alert -- the females win that it doesn't matter what Edward says. Actions speak louder than words. Sarah has not-so-nice things to say too, but about working with Beverly, something she's nervous to do. I think it's been interesting to see how the other chefs react to Beverly, even with Heather gone.
The two teams decide on their concepts and their restaurant names. The men are pretty much agreeable to whatever any of them say. It's kinda funny to watch, honestly. Paul suggests "Canteen," which he explains as "where a community comes to dine." I have a feeling Hugh Acheson who is all about community restaurant digs this. Also, it's a cool name. Ty-Lor says, "Sure." So, they go with it. The girls go with Half Bushel. They started with Bushel, and -- call me immature -- but a group of ladies with a restaurant called Bushel is, well, a bad idea.
Sarah and Lindsey are exact replicas of Heather. Both bullies and do not show any skills of being a true leader. Their performance on Restaurant wars clearly showed how they loved to blame others and never take responsibilities for themselves. Not only that, could not really appreciate Bev's win on this challenge. Boo them, I hope they go home soon. Not deserving for the title of Top Chef.
I'm just glad that Ed and Paul did not go home. But I don't understand why Chris was not sent packing, having done one dish which was generally disliked. Grayson, Nyesha, Paul, and Ed for the final four!!!!
Sara and Lindsay - quit micromanaging and bitchy whining. At the end of the day, a great chef should only defend their cooking, not witchhunting other people for your weaknesses. You've done this twice now and it's time for you both to go home
There are so many directions to go with blame in this episode . . . which way does one start? The "anti-Beverly" campaign has become so strident, that it is becoming difficult not to impose cultural biases on the whole situation. On the one hand, I really wish she would rise up and smack Sarah, or Lindsay, or whomever for their belittling treatment. Particularly when she has another way to prepare the fish (Lindsay/Sarah), or is in control of her own dish preparation, contrary to fellow chef's positions. I know some of this is a caucasian vs. asian approach to a business problem, but "image" is everything. Bev, you need to smarted up!
I only watched it once, so I may be wrong, but I thought Edward was saying he thought the male chefs on the show were more talented than the females on the show, not making a statement about male chefs in general. I think he paid the "rirls" at least a slight compliment right before saying that.
Also I know a lot of people are wishing Beverly would show more backbone, but what about the persistent ganging up on her by the other women? Whenever she starts to defend herself, she gets steamrolled, and maybe thats her problem, but is it still a thing that chefs are supposed to be abusive control freaks?
After watching this episode, I say props to Grayson. She was the only one that did not bash or bully Bev. I look forward to Sarah's and Lindsey's demise.
Props to Grayson for having Bev's back. The other girls threw her under the bus again. If either talked to me like that, I would eventually have to tell them off, but in a nice way unlike their way.
Thanks for the in-side insight! To reassure you, I also laughed when Paul realized the mushrooms were forgotten. Could he be any more cuddly. The thing I love about him is he doesn't look for anyone else to blame like Edward, Lindsey and Sarah. Really hoping Grayson and Paul make it to the finals!!! On to the (continued) bullying of Beverly. If you ever watched a Christmas Story every bully needs a toadie. I think when Heather was in the house I suspect Linsey and Sarah were her toadies. Only problem with the episode was not enough Hugh. The comments he made during masters all along the episodes would be so great here. He is so funny an astute, but otherwise restaurant never disappoints.
Go Grayson for the calm and maturity you have displayed! I agree that Lindsey and Sarah are being bullies over Bev. They protect their own dishes and get above everyone else's. There is absolutely nothing wrong for Bev doing the same, especially when both Sarah and Lindsey decides to treat her as a sous chef! In my mind it's possible that Bev ended up doing one dish, because every one of her suggestions are rejected without much after thought!
Sarah and Lindsay are evil....they bullied the poor girl. I am soooo glad that Beverly won at the end.
Sarah and Lindsay were soooo nasty....real mean. I am so glad that Lindsay won at the end!! They were clearly bullying poor Beverly.
I agree with Ed though. I think Nyesha is the only girl who deserves to win it if she makes it back in. Otherwise I think it final should be a contest vs Paul and Ed.
I also think this proves Sarah isn't good with people. She probably started fighting with Ed in the last BBQ challenge.
I do have to say Grayson is building on me. But I don't see how she was fan favorite before the BBQ challenge.
It's like Sarah and Lindsay are trying to finish Heather's work by being mean to Beverly. If you think about it, Sarah, Lindsay, and Heather were pretty close during their stay at Top Chef's house so it doesn't suprise me that the three of them are picking on Beverly. One witch down-two more to go. I can't wait to see Sarah & Lindsay go. Bravo to Grayson!!! She seems really sweet. It's sad to see someone (Beverly) getting picked on and not defending herself. I give Grayson credit for trying to stand up for Beverly and for not joining Sarah, Lindsay, and Heather's mean girl team.
You know I find it funny that Lindsey claims that the downfall of previous team challenges that Beverly has been on was becuase of Beverly. So let's count back the team challenges.
BBQ Pit Wars- Chris Crary's overseasoning put the team on bottom Game On- Overall dish did not work - Not because of Asian flavors Higher Steaks - Shrimp was good, nothing wrong with dish Chili - Everyone fails, but not in a bad way. Quincinera - On Top
I don't see Beverly winning Top Chef, but I would like to see her in the finals just to piss fat chefstestants thats been mean to her.
OMG,Gilly is so perfect!Too bad Lindsey and Sarah did not take notes on Heather's behavior but Bev/Gilly is not easy to tolerate in a stressfull situation. I am glad the editors left Paul's comment in because it made me laugh! Boys will be...............
When exhaustion sets in, the chef's true nature rears it's ugly head. Glad to see Beverly win! Have to wonder if the other's will ever get the irony of it all. We had an opportunity to eat at Uchiko in Austin last week and met Paul. The food was fabulous and Paul was charming and kind enough to pose for photos with guests. Even a bad day for him must produce good food.
Lol, Ummm. Ok. Is exactly right. If it weren't for the good food, they wouldn't have won at all with Linday's "great" front of house skills. When Sarah said that in the back, I literally LOL'd. They remind of me of fake friends in high school.
It's laughable that Sarah says she wants to "keep things calm." Yet from the beginning when they're checking out their groceries, she's already talking down to Beverly. Then she's beating up on Bev again when Beverly tells her she should have gotten things ready before: "BEVERLY! BEVERLY!" Then she's ready with her fake smile in front of the judges. How could she say Lindsay helped Bev conceptualize Bev's short rib dish? And then Lindsay...puhleez! "I was prom queen and I graduated top of my college class!" Ugh! Little miss perfect just couldn't do the job. She barely gave Bev any instruction on the fish dish and just kept blaming her. I'm sure Lindsay couldn't do two main dishes simultaneously, but she expected someone else to. I hope the two bullies go down in flames together!
To Pickle, how on earth is Beverly annoying? Sometimes there is another kind of strength, the strength to keep one's mouth shut when others are unfairly bullying you. Bev fought book by cooking well--she knocked those two morons out of the ballpark.
I ended up HATING both Sarah and Lindsey. It's a shame that they gave women chefs a bad name... Being cruel, petty, blaming and criticizing their colleague, who obviously has more talent than either one of them. Kudos to Beverly for remaining above their level of behavior - and to Grasyon for being kind and honest.
I was pretty disgusted with how Beverly was treated by the blond and short hair. I can only assume that they want to also be treated as a second class citizen from the way they treat others. If I were them, I would be VERY embarrassed. Since this show has started, I have never seen such bullying. I think the 2 women are very jealous of Beverly. She may not be what they are use to, due to her Asian upbringing, but it only shows the true ignorance and prejudice that the Heather, Sarah, and Lindsay has towards others that are not like them. It shows that Lindsay is nothing more than a follower. She did a HORRIBLE job running the front. Sorry, but when Lindsay said she was prom queen, it made me sick. She must have gone to a small school or she was voted in due to sucking up to people (like she does on the show). I would never eat anywhere they are cooking. I really hope karma steps in and the blond and gums are cut next.
Beverly annoying or not, should not be the basis for Heather, Lindsay, and Sarah's bullying. Would love to see Paul win Top Chef. I have not seen him $hit-talk about anybody on the show. Class act.
O-M-G!! Why can't you people see that Beverly sabotaged Lindsey's dish by over cooking the fish over and over. Come on!! Lindsey was in the kitchen because Beverly who is passive agressive and playing the "poor me" card was consistently over cooking the fish. Any chef can make that mistake once in a night but once they are told then they need to step up and cook the frakin fish properly. In addition Beverly made short ribs which she has made before but just changed the spices. Any one of us can do that, make the same thing over and over. Come on people watch the look on Beverly's face when she carries in the huge bottle of wine, it says, I got away with it!!!
Go Beverly!!! it's people like Sarah & Lindsay that make women look bad! Lindsay should not have done a dish she couldn't execute. she could have prepared something that would just need to be served. What a jerk Sarah is for trying to say Bev's dish was really Lindsay''s. So jealous!!! Hope those two are the next to go!
Congratulations Beverly you did the best job on Restaurant Wars!!! Next time one of the "Big Mouth" bullies on your team try to throw you under the bus, run them over with your talent, again. Just goes to show that those with the "BIGGEST" mouths, are usually the least talented. Just ask the judges!!!
probably the worst restaurant wars ever on this show. at least the one wicked witch Heather went home last week , now the other wicked witches sarah and Lindsey need to leave. hope they don't win this show. Beverly seems like a great chef, a little spacey but she can cook.
This year's restaurant wars was horrid. Totally unfair and biased. The men had to open after that all night BBQ challenge. The woman got a day off. The playing field should be equal. This one was not. I hope they don't do this again next year. BAD IDEA!
Paul did not deserve to the chance to be sent home. The dude has some serious knife skills and a well developed palate. Team challenges can send home an extremely talented chef prematurely (i.e. Nyesha). Beverly, on her own, is an extremely strong chef. I can see her as a dark horse for the finals. Lindsey's palate and creativity will not take her far. Grayson and Beverly pointed out that Lindsay's perferred cooking technique for the salmon was not correct. I love butter... and bacon... and cheese. Crack an egg on top of all that and I'm in heaven. But butter for everthing? C'mon Lindsay, use some imagination. Sarah, I never liked. Ed called it right when he pointed out she only came back to serve her chicken and then sat down again during the BBQ challenge. In the team challenges, Sarah and Lindsay were asking Beverly for help. Beverly was doing them a kindness by even providing a microcosm of help. If Sarah and Lindsay were truly buddies then Sarah should have made Lindsay's entree. I hope Sarah or Lindsay go home in the next episode.
I wonder how Lindsey and Sarah feel after watching all the episodes. Are they able to see how their negative assessments of Beverly undermine EVERYONE on their team including themselves...much more so than Beverly's lack of speed or quirky personality or whatever it is that has their panties in a wad? Had they been less focused on what they don't like about Beverly and more focused supporting their team, perhaps one of THEM could have taken home the big jug 'o wine.
Beverly makes great food...or at least her many wins would suggest as much. And kudos to her for continuing to turn it out in the midst of so much BS. Honestly, I can't understand why such talented people choose to spend so much energy focusing on someone ELSE and so much time searching for what doesn't work based on their own limited perception and standards. Get a grip ladies!! You are making yourselves look awful. I personally would never want to eat your food. Bitchiness is not something I wish to put in MY stomach. That goes for you too Heather!
I was beyond frustrated with Sarah and Lindsey's behavior toward Beverly. I understand that some people are more whimsical and may not be as out-spoken, but they completely target their own misgivings on to someone who worked really hard despite all of the mean and condescending jabs. I hope this behavior shapes up, because I no longer have respect for those two (both of which I was previously hoping would go far). Grow up ladies, you're adults!
Wow. Sarah is stoked she's good at cooking because she seems to suck at life. I was rooting for her in the beginning...Sad...She's heather with short hair. I'm sure it will all be blamed on editing or heat or stress or someone else during the reunion show. Here's to Grayson and Paul in the finals.
I can't wait for Lindsay and Sarah to be sent home. I thought Sarah was sweet at the beginning of the season, but she is slowly by surely showing her true colors! What a witch!!!!!
Sarah and Lindsay are bullying Bev to compensate for the fact that neither of them has the talent to win. Heather stayed so long because she was good TV, not a great chef. Sarah and Lindsey took a page from her book, and are trying to find fault with Bev to make up for their own shortcomings. By pointing the finger elsewehere, attention will be drawn from them. Kudos to Grayson for not playing their game. Bullies, indeed! I wouldn't eat anything made by Sarah, Lindsay, or Heather's if you paid me - it would taste like hate and bitterness.
I just caught Last Chance kitchen, and I was wondering do all the eliminated chefs hang in Austin during filming? Or, do they fly in weekly for Last Chance?
Beverly...YOU GO! I was so thrilled that you staying true to yourself...even under the horrific duress created by the caddy women sans Grayson...takin' the high road! I cannot wait until you, once again, beat and send home Sara. Don't bend to her BS just like you stood up to what's her slap...the OTHER bully.
Beverly shows her consistently mad skills and Grayson, she's just great all around person and chef. Will miss Ty! The guys seem to be a bit gentler with Bev. What's up with that? Right on, guys.
I would like to say that I think it is really sad that the ONE chef who was not a team player, the ONE chef who did the absolute least and the minimum amount focusing only on ONE dish while everyone else on both restaurant teams did either two dishes or a dish and set up the front of the house all by themselves...won! Beverly is useless! She did ONE dish. She did a terrible job on Lindsey's dish while Lindsey did everything else to make that restaurant work. I think the judges should take in to consideration how little a chef does before awarding them or rewarding them.
I don't think Ed said "I definitely think that male chefs have more talent", indicating men are better chefs than women, period. I re-watched it a few times and heard the line as "I definitely think the male chefs have more talent", indicating the remaining male competitors are better chefs than the remaining females - a statement I agree with, myself.
If you pay attention to the food that is being cooked this season you can really see where the real talent is. Beverly and Paul have a great chance at being in the final. Sarah could make it too based on flavor, but it's doubtful she will win unless she starts thinking outside the box a little more. But wouldn't it be awesome for Beverly and Sarah to be in the final together and Beverly win! Evil grin.
I'd like to see Grayson step it up too. That hollandaise she made in the sauces quickfire showed real talent...it's there, but she needs to bring it. If Lindsey makes it to the final, it will be becasue the other chefs really screw up, but I can't imagine her winning. She hasn't shown anything extrodinary or even remotely interesting. The one quickfire she did when was the best of a bunch of canned food. I'm just not sure about Ed or Chris Moto. They seem to be doing a lot of risky or cool things, but not hitting the mark.
????? I'm curious what the real dynamic is off camera.
As presented on screen, the behavior of Heather, Sarah and Lindsay is both unprofessional and personally repugnant. I find it hard to believe they are all that immature and self unaware. Beverly seems overly meek and spacey, but so what? People should be concentrating on their own jobs.
If Lindsay was so horrified at the idea of "stupid" Beverly finishing off her fish, she should have accepted another idea from Beverly, had her cook two dishes and let someone else finish the fish. They know ribs are one of Beverly's strong points, as Grayson pointed out, so a second dish from her shouldn't have sunk them. As it is, Lindsay acquiesced in Beverly cooking her fish, treated her like sh!t to ensure she was in the worst frame of mind to assist, and then completely neglected her own job. If the food at Canteen had been closer in quality, Lindsay's poor front job would have lost the competition for her team.
Let's face it, women can be evil when they sense a threat. Bev is awesome. She's the perfect balance of quiet confidence and bold ambition. Kick ass Bev!
Beverly may be beyond annoying but she's not a bully. Team Bev!!! Cause if that of been me they would have got their BEET.
I think the "pressure" the ladies put on Beverly is distasteful. Kudos for her for rising above and still cooking and hanging in. In saying that something about Beverly's personality is just well off putting. She is slow in the kitchen, slow when she talks, slow on reacting. It is just like you want to give her some energy. I am not liking this season as much as I have enjoyed past seasons.