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‘Top Chef’ Contestants a Tame, Lame Bunch

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Skeletons rattle in Nikki and Manuel's closets.Photo courtesy Bravo

Metromix does a nice job of fleshing out the backgrounds of the New York cheftestants on the upcoming season of Top Chef. But reading the not very scandalous “dirt” on these guys make us wonder if there weren’t five or ten or a thousand more interesting cooks in the city that could have been on the show. Manuel Trevino of Dos Caminos likes football? Whoa! Nikki Cascone of 24 Prince keeps Italian greyhounds? Quel scandal! Given the propensity of New York cooks for drinking, copulating, getting into street fights, and even hitting the dummy pipe, this all strikes us as kind of tame.

'Top Chef' Season Four: We’ve got the dirt on this year’s crop of NYC contestants [Metromix]
Related: What to Expect From the New ‘Top Chef’

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