It might be the summer of D.C. on Bravo, and tonight (at a new time: 9 p.m. EST) Top Chef is back for season 7 in the nation's capital. Here's a pic of Padma I snapped at an upcoming challenge at the famed DC Palm. I dig Pads in hotpants, don't you??
This season not only features some amazing new chefs, Eric Ripert joins Judges' Table and Nancy Pelosi judges a Quickfire. I love D.C., I love Top Chef, I love hotpants, I love Eric Ripert, and I love summertime. So I am boarding the Top Chef train and I ain't getting off for 15 weeks.
Let me also remind you that after TC, it's Episode 2 of Work of Art. All the feedback I'm reading from viewers is extremely positive, which makes me happy. (I have read one or two items from art insiders who have their head firmly up their own asses and thus can't get their heads around a show about art that is fun and accessible, but they'll come around.)