It’s Bravo’s big
ratings season premiere week and I can’t promise what I’m going to blog about regularly but I’ve got a homeboy on Top Chef Seattle so I’m going to blog that tonight. Unfortunately, I’ve already declared him my favorite and stalked him on twitter (I’m probably blocked, lol). Not to mention last season, I picked @Whitney Otawka (who I also stalked, just to assuage and fears of @anthonyfgray ‘s wife) I feel like I jinxed her. If you are ever in Athens, Georgia, go see her at Farm255 and make me very jealous. I was more than a little pissed that Whitney lost, so sight unseen this season, I predict my favorite loses. You can make it up to him though by following him on twitter @anthonyfgray I mean it’s the least we can do.
Anthony is an executive chef at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar owned by Art Smith. As much as I live for Art Smith, you’d think I had been there, but no. Anxiety is a bitch and I don’t really like to venture out that far, plus I’d need a driver because um bourbon? Yes please. Anthony’s everything southern and just like Whitney Otawka from last season, he knows his way around a pig. He’s self-taught which I love! He did go to Johnson and Wales in Charleston, SC my favorite city in the world for a bit of professional instruction. Still, hopefully he won’t serve deconstructed anything and will just be the down home farm to table kind of guy he is. So join me in rooting him on!
Argh here we go. I am already frustrated I am knee deep in two shows in this timeslot and DVR challenged. Gotta find an episode of The Challenge between now and Saturday. I had to stop it and it is my Saturday morning cartoon! So I am alredy missing stuff and behind. Thank God Tom Colicchio will make sure it is a vagicide the first three episodes at least so we know Anthony is safe. Plus there was some sort of butchering challenge. Anthony will be fine with that. I missed what happens apparently we are all assigned to judges and one of each is eliminated? I’m so pissed at my DVR right now. Tom’s group is butchering, Emeri’s group is making soup. I haven’t seen my homeboy yet. This seems very hectic and I’m just watching…Looks like what I missed is that they are going to do some sort of a The Voice thing where the judges pick teams? I’m confused. Emeril just put three chefs through. So I suppose Tom will put three through. I’m going to bet three men go from him. Oh look he already put one guy through.
Wolfgang Puck appears to be doing an egg challenge. How cliche. I don’t see Anthony in there, so really who cares at this point? Which means he is in Hugh Acheson’s group. I really wish he would have been in the butcher group. Hugh is also someone who works in Atlanta. He’s a fucking Canadian. I’m not a fan. Anthony is already in trouble because Hugh will not want to be out cooked. Art Smith is a GAJILLION times better than Hugh Acheson. I’m so pissed at Bravo for picking a Canadian as the “southern chef” Again, I blame Tom C. This season sucks already. Art Smith should have this spot.
WTF? Where is Anthony? Did I miss him somewhere? Hugh has people making salad. I think this is the last one. Am I going to have to trash this fabulous post? Who are these people? I only care about ANTHONY.
THERE IS ANTHONY. He’s apparently in Tom’s Group. This is good after all that is where I wanted him to be. I’m sorry but this episode was a bit confusing. I guess they put him with Tom rather than Hugh so Hugh would not be jealous! I had a malfunction at the beginning of the episode so I am relieve he is there. Editing has Tom acting like he isn’t that good. THIS IS A GREAT SIGN! It appears the editing is all about Tom’s scenes being last because clearly he is the most important in his own mind.
Here we go, let’s watch Tom cut some females. He picks a token female and FUCK. He gets rid of Anthony. Tom Colicchio is a HUGE asshole who hates women and southerns. I will NOT be watching.
You can eat real (good) food at by Anthony at Southern Art in Buckhead and by Whitney at Farm255 in Athens and I will NOT be watching this stupid fucking show anymore. And Tom Colicchio can eat a bag of dicks.