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When Queer Eye Comes to a Town, Local Businesses Boom. But Things Are Different For Philly

Benjamin Halton couldn’t believe it was real. It was July 2019, and his father was having open heart surgery. Halton had been sitting in the […]

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Top Chef-Themed Restaurant to Open in the Comcast Center

If you’ve always wanted to grab lunch inside an episode of Top Chef, you’re in luck. Bravo’s culinary competition, in partnership with Spectra, a food […]

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Why It’s Unlikely Top Chef Will Ever Film in Philly

There are certain rites of passage for every major metropolitan city. Some, like hosting the DNC and the Pope, have gravitas. And some … well, […]

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Top Chef: Philly’s Eddie Konrad Says So Long to Kentucky

Well, folks, I’m sure we were all hoping for a much different result from this season of Top Chef. Our little corner of the world […]

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Top Chef Episode 9 Recap: Cooking From Memory

Last time I checked, Nashville wasn’t in Kentucky, but I suppose it’s close enough. Onward and upward with the final eight, including our beloved and […]

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Top Chef Episode 8 Recap: Rocking the Boat

We have made it to the halfway point in the season. Please take a moment to pat yourselves on the back, as the rest of […]

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Top Chef Episode 7 Recap: Where’s the Beef?

Kentucky is famous for bourbon, horse racing, and basketball, but did you know they also have a special sandwich? If you didn’t, that’s okay, because […]

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Top Chef Episode 6 Recap: Ghosts of Seasons Past

We are almost at the halfway point, readers. Following a brutal and early Restaurant Wars is going to be difficult, but onward we march — […]

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The New Season of “Married at First Sight” Features All Philly Couples

Early last year, we shared the news that “Married at First Sight” — you know, that reality show where couples meet for the first time […]

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Top Chef Episodes 4 and 5 Recap: Eddie’s Adorable Fist Pump

Happy New Year! We’re recapping a two-parter today because Bravo decided to expedite (get it?) one of the highlights of every season, Restaurant Wars! But […]

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Top Chef Episode 3 Recap: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Season’s greetings, readers! Welcome to Christmas in July in December, also known as Top Chef Episode 3. We begin this week’s episode with a very remorseful […]

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Top Chef Episode 2 Recap: Win Some, Lose Some

Welcome back to your new favorite part of Friday, folks. I am just as surprised as you are that we are already at week two, […]

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Top Chef: Two Philly Chefs Are Competing This Season, So We’re Bringing Back Recaps

Welcome back to the time-honored tradition of the Top Chef recap. Now in its 16th season, the show is old enough to drive, and we’re […]

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Two Philly Chefs to Compete on Top Chef Season 16

Laurel’s chef de cuisine Eddie Konrad and industry vet Natalie Maronski will be competing on the Bravo network’s next season of Top Chef in Kentucky. Philly has pumped out a few Top Chef winners […]

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No Luck on Tinder? “Married at First Sight” is Casting in Philly

Reality television is one of life’s best guilty pleasures, mostly because there’s very little that’s actually “real” about it. Like the idea of finding true, […]