The new season of Top Chef aired last night, and thanks to my DVR I didn’t have to wait to watch it when i got home from my run. I’ve never really thought about Washington DC of being a foodie city because i don’t remember any contestants coming from the area, and i’m not familiar of any famous restaurants in the city.

There seems to be a lot less punk rock chefs this season, and a lot more serious “i’m not here to have fun” chefs from all all around the US. If i recall from the chef’s bio, there aren’t even any from California, or Las Vegas. After the first episode you can already see who the strongest players are, who are some dark horses, and who are just filler hoping to get some publicity. Angelo Sosa seems to be off to a hot start by winning both the quickfire challenge as well as the elimination challenge with one surprising omission if you didn’t catch it, no immunity from winning the quickfire. I’m not sure if its just a first episode thing or if it’ll be that way for the rest of the season but it looks like the crowd is full of really straight face players and cry babies. I hope someone turns out to be funny or quirky to keep the season fun to watch.

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