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Top Chef Alumni Newsletter

  1. Closings
    Brian Malarkey Taking Gingham Off The Rack, Bringing Searsucker To L.A.Someone tell all the other Top Chefs to dust off the welcome mat.
  2. Chef Shuffles
    Exhausted by the High-Volume Scala’s, Jen Biesty Departs for Her Own GigThe ‘Top Chef’ alum is hoping to open a 60-70 seat Mediterranean spot.
  3. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Does Jen Carroll’s ‘Guest Sandwich’ for American Sardine BarSince the ambitious blonde rarely returns our phone calls, we can’t confirm or refute rumors, but that sandwich sure sounds delicious.
  4. Quote of the Day
    Stefan Richter Gets Ripped“The guy is a…bastard,” says C.J. Jacobson.
  5. Previews
    Juhu Beach Club Finds Space in Oakland’s TemescalThe ‘Top Chef’ alum finds a new location for her Indian-inspired eats after a space in the Mission fell through.
  6. Chef Shuffle
    Chris Crary Cheffing at Members-Only Beach Club; Gertler Pops Up Againex-Top Chef Contestant Chris Crary Finally Finds His Own Restaurant; Michael Gertler Still Has Not.
  7. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Spike Mendelsohn Looking For a Place In Philly to Hang His FedorkaIt’s not the first time we’ve heard the Top Chef’testant was looking for a restaurant space here.
  8. Slideshow
    What You Missed at Bittersweet Treats’s Grand OpeningRed Velvet Whoopie Pie is Really a Thing at Bittersweet Treats in Pasadena
  9. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger Wishes She ‘Had aWill he get fixed up? That is the question.
  10. Bars
    Hi Tops, San Francisco’s First Gay Sports Bar, Opens This Week [Updated]And it has a menu from Top Chef alum Jamie Lauren.
  11. Mixocalypse
    Steve Livigni Planning Concept in VeniceThe concept will be similar to Black Market and also include menus by Antonia Lofaso.
  12. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Chris Crary Returns From Thailand, Will Hold Two Thai DinnersViceroy Santa Monica to present Thai diners October 21st and 28th.
  13. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Bittersweet Pastry’s Opening DelayedDanielle Keene preparing to open new bakery in Pasadena
  14. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Mike Isabella Cooking Crazy Good Italian Tonight at AmisHe’s back in Philly again, and this time he’s giving out free copies of his new book.
  15. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Sbraga Slings Drinks at Hop Sing Laundromat; Hosts Fellow Top Chef AlumThe “Top Chef” champ has to make good on a bet this weekend.
  16. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Ilan Hall Cooks Velociraptor Eggs With His Bacon-Powered Time MachineThe chef’s funny fake bio gets rejected but is too priceless not to print.
  17. Openings
    Elia Aboumrad and Pastry Chef Uyen Nguyen Opening Gorge Charcuterie and Wine BarThe two talents, one of whom worked under Robuchon, the other under Guy Savoy, met ten years ago while training in Paris.
  18. Barbecue
    Morgan’s Pier Hosts Kevin Sbraga For a Brazilian Barbecue TonightThe ongoing guest chef happy hour series brings the “Top Chef” champ to the riverfront tonight.
  19. Foodies With Benefits
    Brian Malarkey’s Enlightened Hospitality Opening Olubugo in UgandaThe restaurant’s proceeds will got AidChild’s efforts to care for children afflicted with AIDS in the notoriously discriminatory nation.
  20. Previews
    Yigit Pura’s Tout Sweet, RenderedSneak a peek at the upcoming patisserie, opening next month.
  21. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Jen Carroll Gets the Go-Ahead For Her Proposed West Village RestaurantRumors of her departure from her hometown are gaining traction.
  22. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Top Chef Alum Angelo Sosa Comes to Cook the Books at SbragaSosa’s coming to plug his new book.
  23. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Onetime Top Chef Finalist Brian Malarkey Eyes San Francisco ExpansionThe owner of the fabric-named empire in San Diego that includes Searsucker and Gingham may want to open something here at some point.
  24. Previews
    Yigit Pura’s Tout Sweet to Open August 25It will be on the third floor of Macy’s Union Square.
  25. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Jen Carroll’s Concrete Blonde Is Currently On HoldShe says she’s not giving up.
  26. Art Bites
    Stefan Richter Buys a BanksyThe Top Chef brought the artist’s Grannies home for his collection.
  27. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Stefan Richter Shares His Newfound HateCurrently, the Top Chef scoundrel despises food trucks and molecular gastronomy, and would rather eat in New York anyway.
  28. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Brian Malarkey’s Herringbone Opens May 23, With Amanda Baumgarten Cooking GlobalDouble the Top Chef action in San Diego!
  29. Truckin'
    Cherry Bomb Bus Pays Tribute to Bobcat Goldthwait; Rolls Up On theThe bus is coming to South Philly for an afternoon.
  30. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    What to Expect at Alex Reznik’s FiOLA, Due Downtown This SummerThe Top Chef plans a seasonal Northern Italy-meets-Southern California approach, with cocktails by Matt Biancaniello.
  31. Foodies With Benefits
    Huge Gang of Top Chef Vets Reuniting For Whole Pig Potluck at WilshireThe afternoon roast will benefit Share our Strength.
  32. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Fabio Viviani, Richard Blais Among Chefs Returning for Life After TopAlso, Jen Carroll and Spike Mendelssohn will be on it too.
  33. Rumor Mill
    Yigit Pura’s Tout Sweet Shop Will Be in Union Square, Possibly InsideThe long-awaited sweets shop from the ‘Top Chef: Just Desserts’ winner is due this summer.
  34. Look Who's Popping Up
    Marcel Vigneron and Harutaka Kishi Popping Up at ‘The Coop’The two chefs are popping up over Easter weekend at Gonpachi to serve five brunch courses.
  35. Openings
    Market & Rye, from Chef Ryan Scott, Opens TodayScott is planning to open an even bigger version soon in Potrero Hill.
  36. Quote of the Day
    Nyesha Arrington Looks Back on Her First DayThe Wilshire chef nearly gave up on her career when she had to brunoise a case of peppers.
  37. Quote of the Day
    Isn’t It Bad Enough That the Person Now Has to Own a Guy Fieri Knife?A chef loses a Guy Fieri–approved keepsake in his kitchen, and he is pissed.
  38. Pre-Previews
    Juhu Beach Club Lands Permanent Location in the MissionPreeti Mistry has inked a deal for a spot on Mission between 17th and 18th.
  39. Chef Shuffles
    CJ Jacobson Resigns From The YardThe Top Chef vet says he has a new project coming this year.
  40. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Richard Blais Cooks for Campbell’s; Jen Carroll to Take Over the KitchenWhile Blais makes soup, Jen Zavala gets her food truck up and running.
  41. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Top Chefs Chew the Fat at Amis’ Industry NightTop Chef champs stole the show.
  42. Nonstaurants
    Juhu Beach Club to Go Permanent in the Mission, But Will Pop Up for Dinner First’Top Chef’ alum Preeti Mistry returns with a weekly dinner pop-up at La Victoria.
  43. Menus
    ink. is Inktroducing Michael Voltaggio’s $70 Tasting Menus in 2012The chef is attempting to bring the omakase experience to a wider audience.
  44. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Marcel Vigneron Brings Uni Flan and Nitro Dipping Dots to Gonpachi This WeekendThe Top Chef vet plans a kaiseki that will merge Japanese tradition with the space-age cooking the chef is known for.
  45. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Erik Hopfinger to Take Helm at Jake’s on Market, Coming Next YearJake’s is still set to take over 2223 in the Castro as of January.
  46. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Brian Malarkey Plans Gingham and GabardineNo, San Diego’s favorite Top Chef hasn’t run out of fabrics to name restaurants out of yet.
  47. Foodies With Benefits
    Top Chef Masters Reunite at Jardinière Tomorrow for CharityThey’re cooking a multi-course meal together for $1,000 a head.
  48. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Marcel Vigneron Responds to Anthony Bourdain’s DisThe ‘Top Chef’ says he never claimed to be Dufresne or Achatz.
  49. Interviews
    Kevin Sbraga Talks Top Chef, Life Changing Experiences, andThe Top Chef winner’s restaurant debuts Saturday.
  50. Mediavore
    Michael Jackson’s Chef Gives Testimony; Top Chef Vets Opening EverywhereKai Chase says she was making lunch when she learned of the dire emergency.
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