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Let's Dish: Top Chef 4.6 — Tailgaters

Let's Dish: Top Chef 4.6 — Tailgaters

The latest episode of Top Chef had our favorite cheftestants hanging out at Chicago's Soldier Field. There they threw a huge tailgating party for loads of fans and former Bears team members. It was nice to see them finally doing a solo challenge; as much as I loved the group challenges, I was a bit over them. So what did you think? Did you agree with who should've gone home? Tell us what you had to say, plus check out my questions on the episode, just

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  1. Don't you think Spike got an awful lot of airtime? I for sure thought this meant he was going home.
  2. I know we left off with a bunch of drama last week, but weren't you already over the whole Dale/Lisa feud?
  3. Were you impressed by Spike running in to the store to grab all the wings?
  4. Did you notice the cheesy porn-like music playing during Mark and Spike's tub scene? Also, what was up with that tub scene?
  5. What did you think of the judge's custom football jerseys?
  6. Whose food did you think looked the best? Do you think Dale deserved the win?
  7. Were you dubious of Ryan's full meal plan? Do you think he should've gone home?
  8. Were you grossed out by Mark's level of hygiene?
  9. Who are you rooting for now?

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mllechantal3 mllechantal3 7 years
i am richard all the way!
lextel lextel 7 years
I thought Spike's "Go lesbians!" remark was completely inappropriate. If they were a straight couple, he would *never* have said anything like that. He comes off as more and more sexist each episode. I'm ready for him to go. I'm totally on Team Stephanie and Team Jenn. I like Mark, but he doesn't seem to have what it takes.
laurelm laurelm 7 years
I think ryan did not do a great job, but it is way past Nikki's time on the show. she did not even make the sausage?? i mean really, she did not cook much, and it sucked still?
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 7 years
1. I hate him. 2. Kinda but I dont like her so I'm glad he told her she still sucks 3. No! I think he's a dork! I hate him. His dish sucked anyways, no one even really commented on it. Wings. Wow. 4. Uh, yeah it was boring. I fast forwarded it. They're just trying to make this season interesting and its pretty lame so far. 5. I think it'd been cooler if they'd just had real ones :OY: 6. I actually couldnt say. They didnt show the food enough. I like Dale tho. 7. No, good for him, I liked him, I think it should've been Nikie. 8. Nope. Cooking is very messy. You should see my tailgate site! 9. I like Dale and Antonia.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
1. Yeah, but he makes for good TV. I found his "yay lesbians" remark to be quite beyond the pale, though. I'm certainly not going to say that he was being homophobic - rather, he was being quite rude to Zoi and Jen, and that too is ungentlemanly and petty. 2. Wait, what Dale / Lisa feud? ;) 3. No. Totally lame. 4. Nope - I couldn't hear it over the sound of me vomiting. 5. I think that unless you're on an actual team, there's no way you should have your name on the back of a jersey. Unless it's by fluke and the guy whose jersey you're wearing shares your surname. 6. I rather liked the look of Stephanie's pork tenderloin. But it wasn't portable enough for talegating. Ribs are the universal tailgate food. Kickass choice. 7. I've seen some namby-pamby fancy tailgating in my time. I've seen gourmet chefs break out the full-on ridiculousness. But nonetheless, when they do, it's traditional tailgate food DONE IMPECCABLY, not pretentious restaurant food done outside. Ryan's a total nut job, and I'm psyched not to have him on the show anymore. 8. Are you referring to Mark in the tub (gross) or Mark at the grill (gross)? I think I just answered my own question there. 9. I'm rooting for Jen in spirit, but I think Andrew's got the chops to get it done. Pffft, yeah right. GO JEN.
laneylaney laneylaney 7 years
i thought dale deserved the win and it was nice that he was a chicago native and bears fan to top it off. but i must say, antonia's jerk chicken looked damn good !!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 7 years
Nikki should have gone home. Spike deserved to go home for his homophobic remark regarding Zoi being gone and the tiff with Jenn. It's too bad that Ryan had to go home considering the hygene issue and Nikki not showing very well, but he didn't really cook for the challenge so it's understandable. When will they ever learn that no matter your style, you have to cook for the challenge or you will get the boot?
lynp lynp 7 years
I am on Team Stephanie all the way! I think she is the quiet competitor. I think she is a talented chef who doesn't need to talk herself up or put others down to make herself feel better. Her food looks delicious every week. I think Nikki should have gone home, her taste levels doesn't seem to be up to the other chefs.
nancita nancita 7 years
I really thought Nikki should have gone home; she basically made something I'd cook on a weeknight at my house, and she rant out! But I must say, I'm not sad to see Ryan go. Honestly, what was he thinking with that fancy-pants menu? I love poached pears but I would never eat them at a tailgate! He was getting on my nerves.
mannylove mannylove 7 years
I thought this was a really fun episode! I liked both the quickfire & the elimination challenges. Made me want to go to a football game now! I was surprised Nikki didn't go home, I mean, they didn't even get to taste her full meal b/c she ran out, that was so odd. I'm glad Mark survived. I think Ryan was just completely clueless as to what tailgating is like. I am definitely rooting for Stephanie, though I do like Andrew too! He always has funny commentary. Spike has got to go, very annoying.
DMBloyola6 DMBloyola6 7 years
1. I secretly crush on Spike. I know he's a jerk and mildly ridiculous, but he's endlessly watchable and I have a soft spot for this stupid hats. 2. YES. Actually, over Lisa IN GENERAL. 3. Nope. 4. Yes. NO IDEA! So weird. But so Spike. 5. Thought they were super cute. 6. I think Dale's looked great and I'm glad he won. I like Dale a lot and really think he'll make it to at least the top three. 7. Ridiculous. I don't think he deserved to go home, but I think this challenge did highlight a major Ryan issue -- he always just wants to make what he wants to make, he never adjusts for challenges. 8. YES. 9. I like Jen and Spike (weird combo, I know). But I think Richard will win the entire thing, and he has won me over -- always professional, always willing to adjust his style to suit the challenge (he even mentioned it in this ep!), always make delicious food. He is clearly the most solid of the group.
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
I feel like I'm just waiting for Nikki to go home now. My favorites are probably Andrew (yeah, I know), Stephanie, and Jen. Spike reeeeeally bugs, as does Richard, but at least I believe Richard is super-talented. Dale's from Chicago, too, right? I thought it was great that two Chicago contestants ended up in the top. My boyfriend keeps calling Mark "Murray," as in the band manager from Flight of the Conchords, which cracks me up. I think my favorite dish of the whole night was Jen's winner from the Quickfire. I'd love to eat that!
ruthieroo ruthieroo 7 years
Personally I thought Nikki should've gone. She has been in front of that panel almost every single ep except the movie ep. I did think Ryan took on too much but I didn't think he deserved to go. As for the bath tub scene I thought it was hilarous. But I do think that might have been Mark's downfall. I believe he was either still drunk or very hungover. I think Dale was the right choice for the winner personally. I love ribs though. lol
paulasmithy paulasmithy 7 years
I really, really just want Spike to be gone. He obvoiusly thinks way more of himself than his food would warrant. I am rooting for Stephanie, who consistently finishes at or near the top without bringing all of the unneeded drama.
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 7 years
i like Mark too, i was really scared he might go home!! I too am rooting for little Stephanie. Its nice to finally have a female chef that actually DESERVES to win... unlike last season's Casey... barf.
anniekim anniekim 7 years
I like MArk, so I'm glad he's still in the game, but his hygiene was disgusting. If he were a restaurant the health dept. would close him down. I think Dale did deserve the win--he did a really traditional and popular tailgate food--ribs-- but gave it a twist that was both crowd pleasing and unusual. I thought it would be Nikki to go home, but Ryan is dope so I wasn't sad for him. I was impressed by his gracious exit--I liked him more as he left than at any time during the show. I'm still rooting for Stephanie--she is inventive, talented and likeable.
kaileejune kaileejune 7 years
1. Yes, he did get a lot of air time. Mostly I think it's because he's so dramatic. It makes for colorful commentary, at least! 2. Yes! So over it! 3. Sort of. He was clever enough to realize he needed to get to the meat counter first to get his pick of proteins. He can definitely play the game! 4. I'm going to chalk that up to extreme boredom and too much champagne! 5. So silly!! And why were the all the same number?! 6. I thought Dale's looked delicious. I am such a sucker for Indian spices, so I know I would have enjoyed the ribs. 7. I just didn't know WHAT he was thinking! He was obviously trying way too hard and he didn't get the intent of the challenge. He came off as a bit elitist too! 8. Nah, not really. I'm so not a germaphobe. But, as a professional, he should "clean up his act." 9. I love Mark! But I also really like Antonia and Stephanie. It would be great to see a woman win it!
jopperma jopperma 7 years
I really like that Stephanie was in the top again! She's my favorite. I am shocked that Nikki made it this far honestly... I was hoping for her to go home last night... Maybe next week! Ryan was just doomed as soon as he decided to serve steamed pears at a football game though. He was certainly not kidding when he said he didn't know anything about sports or tailgating.
Casasailer Casasailer 7 years
I want Stephanie to win. She is always on her game and it would be awesome for her to take the 100K and come back and open another restaurant in Chicago!
mswender mswender 7 years
I think that a lot of the dishes looked really good, I would have done ribs and Dale's dish sounded amazing! My favs are still Richard, Stephanie, and Jennifer. Spike is really annoying, those darn hats need to go! I was really worried about Mark too, I think he just fell apart on this one and hopefully he can get it together cause I like him. I thought Ryan was an idiot from the first day, glad to seem him pack his knives and go. Nikki won't be that far behind him I think. I love football and I love food! This was a great episode!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 7 years
I really was worried about Mark, but he survived. I really think Nikki should have went home, this is twice now she has been in the bottom. I was happy to see The Fridge at the game, that was pretty cool. Not much of a tailgate kind of girl myself, so I think if I had to pick anything it would have been Richards pate' melt.
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