The most important television event of all time kicks off in a scant week, and we can’t think of a better way to watch the first episode of the second season of Top Chef Masters than in the company of Spiaggia chef Tony Mantuano, who appears in the first episode. Mantuano’s hosting a viewing party at Spiaggia, complete with snacks, drinks, and a live-Skype with fellow TCM contestant Susan Feniger, chef at L.A.’s Street. And this particular evening with greatness is awfully budget-friendly — it’s just $20 to attend, with all proceeds being donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Get riled up (just because you’re at Spiaggia doesn’t mean you can’t shout obscenities at the television) on April 7, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.; for reservations call 312-280-2750. Update: The event has already sold out. But you can still scream at your TV from home.
Go Tony, go!