We’re just going to say it: we love New York chef Tom Colicchio. We think his critiques as head judge on Top Chef are eminently fair, we get obsessed with ’wichcraft when we’re in New York, and we adore his blog. Given all this, we were very excited to hear yesterday that the chef will be opening a branch of his Craftsteak restaurant (the other two are in New York and Las Vegas) in the forthcoming MGM Grand Casino at Foxwoods. Colicchio is only the latest in a string of exciting chefs partnering with the new MGM Grand: Michael Schlow will open a second branch of his Wellesley restaurant Alta Strada and legendary New York chef David Burke has announced his own plans to open a whopping three new restaurants in the development.
The only thing that could get us more excited at this point would be if Tom Colicchio and Bravo decided to film a season of Top Chef in Boston. While this seems like a bit of a stretch, it isn’t necessarily that far-fetched. After all, season two of the series filmed in LA because Colicchio was working on opening a Craft there. Season four has already started filming in Chicago, but we can still hope for season five, right? Right?