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2007's Favorite Food Reality Contestant Is...

2007's Favorite Food Reality Contestant Is...

When we asked you to name your favorite food reality contestant, I should have known that Dale Levitski was going to top the list. A lot of you guys have been cheerleading for him since day one. Also, you have to just love the story of him re-discovering himself as a chef during the Top Chef journey. And who could forget his wacky sense of style and phrases? I'm thrilled that you guys liked him. However, when it came time to choose our favorite, we ended up going with Julia Williams from Hell's Kitchen. She was — or at least was edited to be — the lovable line cook that could. She could fry eggs better than her professionally trained counterparts, and she never seemed to play the stab you in the back card. Sure she had her catty moments — and a jealous tantrum when she had to help the finalists — but something about her just made you want to root for her. She might not have won the challenge, but Gordon Ramsay is sending her to culinary school and that seems like a pretty decent second prize.

As for your favorite? Dale is actually close to opening his new restaurant called Town and Country. Can't wait to add it to my list of places to try!

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I love Hell's Kitchen, but would be terrified to work under Gordon Ramsey!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Dale, Dale, Dale!!! It's good to see contestants opening restaurants or doing something in cooking rather than just bumming around like that Elan (?) guy (Top Chef, Season 2 winner). I rooted for him but he hasn't done anything productive - at least that's what he said in an interview.
music_jewel321 music_jewel321 9 years
At the beginning, I wanted Julia to win. I mean, from the very first episode. I thought she was the best team player, and had the potential of being the best executive chef. Unfortunately, her attitude at the end of the series totally irritated me. I'm competitive, too, and when I'm participating in a competition, I can be somewhat driven, bordering on obnoxious. In the end, though, I am willing to accept the decision with grace. I don't think Julia realizes just how good she has it. I would love to have Chef Ramsay send me to cooking school!
Punkingirl Punkingirl 9 years
I liked Julia a lot too but when they brought her back to help i thought she was a little...ungrateful/irritating (?). I know it must be hard to be kicked off and then turn around and help someone else but given that Gordon sent her to cooking school, it should have softened the blow a bit, right?
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I totally agree msdyanelk, Kitchen Nightmares was so much better than Hell's Kitchen.
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
Yeah Dale! I never, ever watched Hell's Kitchen because the television commercials turned me off. DUDE, STOP YELLING ALREADY!!
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