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Let's Dish: Top Chef Season 4 Reunion

Let's Dish: Top Chef Season 4 Reunion

Well folks with last night's reunion show, the fourth season of Top Chef has finally come to a close. What did you think of the reunion? Check out all of my questions and thoughts, and let us know what you thought of the special, as well as the whole season! All you have to do is,


  1. What did you think of the reunion special? Did you like it better after the season finale?
  2. Were you surprised to hear that Zoe and Jen are splitsville?
  3. What do you think of Spike's comment, "I'm not gay, but I'd probably let him bang me"?
  4. What was your favorite clip segment? I think I liked the judges being overly critical.
  5. What did you think about Tom disagreeing that Dale should have been eliminated?
  6. Are you going to buy a culinary boner shirt?
  7. Did you think it was neat that Stephanie won fan favorite too?
  8. Wasn't the fan favorite announcement sort of anti-climactic?
  9. Who did you want to win fan favorite?

Well that's all, and if you haven't had your fill, don't forget that Top Chef is hitting the road!

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vinesse vinesse 9 years
1. I liked it. This was definitely my favorite season. I do like the reunion after the finale better. 2. Did they? I didn't get that from what they said on the episode. Just seemed like they didn't want to discuss personal things on t.v. Which is understandable. Either way I really don't care. 3.Um, wasn't it Andrew that said that, in regard to Spike? I thought it was hilarious. I love those guys. 4. Clips of Andrew...being Andrew. All the 'brotherly love' going on in the house. The fight segment was pretty funny too. 5. I definitely agree and wish he would have been there. Lisa stayed there way longer than she should have. 6. I think it's funny, but not very likely. 7. No. She already won the competition, she should have been exempt from fan favorite. Don't get me wrong, I love her, but just seemed a little unfair. 8. Yeah, a bit. 9. I was really hoping for Spike. I LOVE him. If not him then Andrew or Richard.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
1. it was ok - i actually enjoyed the finale. i'm not usually a big fan of reunion specials to be honest. 2. not really. i think that being in a relationship and having it shown on TV makes it hard - not that they were really together on the show. it was also filmed a while ago, and we all know that people do break up from time to time. 3. That's just his personality i think. typical. 4. i liked that one too. i also liked the dream segment 5. well, we all now know who tom wanted to win right ? i think that his opinion from watching it was the same as a lot of peoples, but when you're not there tasting things, you don't get the same experience (im' assuming) 6. no but i think that it's funny! 7. yes - i think that she was a great person throughout the show and i was rooting for her from the beginning (ok a few shows in since the first 1 or 2 were really slow) 8. sort of 9. i'm happy with stephanie, and if not her, then antonia maybe
maggieleigh maggieleigh 9 years
I can't believe I missed it! Thankfully Bravo repeats shows a bazillion times :P. Richard totally should've gotten fan favorite - he had a great personality and his food and technique was incredible.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
1) Yes I liked it better after the reunion! 2) No but I really didn't care to be honest 3) HILARIOUS! 4) The clip where it showed what the contestants did in the stew room. 5) I think it was good on Dale's part to know that even though he went home, not all of the judges agreed. 6) Yes indeed! 7) Yes, I really liked her :) 8) Yes, for sure, even though I am happy that Stephanie got it. 9) If not Stephanie then Anthony or Antonia.
brielleblonde brielleblonde 9 years
i liked antonia!! i thought either her or richard should have won!
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
LOVE the t-shirt! :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
1) It was okay, not great, I got bored with seeing the same things over and over again "you threw me under the bus" 2) I wasnt surprised to see they had split, did you see how red Jen got? good lord something went really wrong there! 3)Spikes comment was hilarious 4)my favorite clip segment was them showing how Fug-faced Lisa was all season. cant blame that on editing 5) no i wont buy that shirt, 99% of the people who would see it wouldnt get it 6)I wanted Richard to get fan 7) it was totally anti-climactic, but i loved when Tom said "we know it wont be lisa" ooooo burn I dont agree on this being the most talented bunch they have ever had.
lizs lizs 9 years
1. Not enough controversy! Too tame. 2. No, but I don't think it's final either. 3. Hilarious. 4. Stew room all the way. 5. I think the Dale decision was a sticky one - but they set the whole season up around having a female top chef, so we know Dale couldn't have won. 6. No - lamesville. 7. No, boring. 8. Yes, boring. 9. Richard - what a sweetheart! I think Stephanie's great and all, but I'm not sure why anyone chose her as a favorite - I never got a read on her personality.
Kristykitten Kristykitten 9 years
1. It was good, I don't really like that host-guy very much. 2. Not really, it was interesting to see Zoe cut off Jen while she was answering though....weird dynamic there! 3. HAHAHAHA! People say "ew" but I think he's pretty funny. Then again, I find vulgar stuff funny, probably a little TOO funny at times. 4. I like the "stew room" segment. All of them going crazy was hilarious. (How to make a hobbit? I wish I could've seen more) 5. I don't think Tom actually disagreed, he said from what he SAW, he disagreed. If you read Bourdain's blog you'll see that the decision was pretty well backed up. I think Tom was saying he had to taste it to really know. 6. No. I don't plan on sporting boners across my chest. 7. I did think it was neat, but at the same time I feel like there should be a rule that the winner can't win fan favorite. Let someone else get the money, she's already won a lot, jeez! 8. Kinda. I think it would have been better if someone else won, they would have been more psyched. 9. Richard! He's such a sweetheart and I'm sure he could use that 10,000 with a baby on the way!
smileyface smileyface 9 years
I thought that the whole reunion was hilarious. I was laughing out loud the whole entire time. I was glad that Tom disagreed with Dale being sent home. Even though Dale was executive chef Lisa did screw up more. Maybe things would have turned out differently had Tom been there, but oh well. Oh and I'm pretty such Andrew said the "I'm not gay but I'd let him bang me" thing. And thats just typical Andrew. I though Richard should have won fan favorite, it would have come in handy especially with a new baby and a new restaurant. But I'm glad Stephanie won, just like Christian won both fan favorite and the finale for ProjRun. I'm sure everyone is glad Lisa didn't win, but I'm sure no one thought she would. It was hilarious when they asked Tom who he thought would win and he was like I'm not sure but I am sure that Lisa won't! HAHAHAHA
MindayH MindayH 9 years
As much as I prefer the show - it is nice to see everyone dressed normal and being themselves outside the competition. I loved the Bromance and the curse of Antonia clips the most - but the cussing and the one with Ryan and his wordiness was also pretty entertaining. Stephanie is just likeable - I loved that really - there wasn't any dispute about that either. Good for her for winning fan favorite - I sort of saw that one coming. I would have loved to see Richard or Dale get it - but when humble Steph got it and said she would treat everyone to dinner and drinks, it really showed why she would be the fav.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
1. Yes 2. They are? I didn't get that from their answers. 3. Yeah, I think Andrew said it and it was SO funny! 4. Loved them all! 5. I was surprised. 6. I WOULD, but it'd be awkward around my parents... 7. No, I was a little pissed that she wasn't too excited. 8. YES!!! That bugged me. 9. ANDREW!!!!! And I really HATE Andy Cohen. He sucks at questioning and is always smiling in a creepy/goofy way. I wish Bravo would fire him.
mannylove mannylove 9 years
It was pretty good, but not as much drama as I thought there would be... I liked the Steam Room clips the most, 2nd best was the bromances! I hoped Dale would win fan favorite, I actually liked him & thought he got the boot too early, when Lisa should have gone.. The judges didn't talk much, especially Padma, which was different. I'm ready for season 5!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Boo I missed it :'( I am so getting a Culinary Boner shirt :D And yay to Stephanie winning fan favorite! I would have liked Antonia to win it though, she was really awesome IMO.
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 9 years
Loved the fact that Tom said Lisa should have gone. I would have like to see Richard win fan favorite... spread the love out ;-) Cheers, Angela
verily verily 9 years
1. I watch the special, but I prefer the regular shows better. 2. Nah, they were just asking for problems when they entered a competition together. 3. I must have missed that comment. 4. The pissed off Lisa montage and the steam room stuff. 5. I agreed. Seems like Lisa was forgiven for two dishes whereas Dale was penalized for one really bad one. But I wasn't there, so I don't know their thought processes. 6. Nope. I don't wear shirts with slogans and especially not one like that. Funny though if you're a frat guy. 7. Neat, but it sucked for all the non-winners. 8. Yup. 9. Andrew or Richard
mswender mswender 9 years
1. I like the special, but it doesn't compare to the competetition. 2. i am sad too, I thought they were really cute together, but I am sure this is a hard thing to put a relationship through. 3. I am pretty sure Andrew said this about Spike. it was a little odd. but then again it is Andrew so expect the unexpected. 4. I liked the gorgeous nipples too and the judges being so critical, can't hear that baby vomit with wood chips enough! Also the swearing cause I swear like a sailor too. 5. I don't think Dale should have been eliminated then either, but we didn't taste the food. I really liked Dale's response. I really like Dale! 6. I wouldn't be opposed to it. 7. I was pretty sure she would win, but I wanted Richard or Dale to win because they are so talented and plus Richard had a baby, the money could really come in handy. I do think she deserved it. I think she is awesome. 8. Surprised how much backing Antonia had. I didn't like her for half the season. 9. Richard. Stephanie, or Dale.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
1. It was cute, but I prefer the actual competition. 2. Not so much surprised as sad. There had been too many rumors, including the A-list awards photos you posted where Jen appeared but not Zoi. I'm bummed - they were really cute together. 3. Ew. Not for the actual content of the comment but for the fact that it's Spike. I still find him entirely unsavory. 4. I liked the special relationships among the boys one. Gorgeous nipples indeed. Hilarious. I also thought that perhaps the pissed-off Lisa montage was quite entertaining. 5. a. That's his opinion and he's entitled. b. I agree with him. 6. I think I'll pass. As much as I love it, there are just too many places I can't enter with that shirt on, and that'd be a shame. 7. Everyone I was watching with thought she'd win it. I was thinking that Bravo might have kicked it to #2 if Stephanie won the finale, but the answer was no. I think she deserved it, though I also think Richard was a close second in my book. 8. A little. I was also surprised that Padma thought Antonia could be favorite. Huh... 9. Stephanie. Then Richard. Then Andrew, Jen, Dale, Mark.
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