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Fantasy Top Chef Update: Cry Me a Dinner [SPOILER ALERT]

Hubert Keller, Anthony Mackie and Leah Chase

After last week’s nail-biting Restaurant Wars, Top Chef kept emotions high with a tearjerker of an episode last night.

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Fantasy Top Chef Update: Restaurant Wars [SPOILER ALERT]

Last night was the Top Chef challenge the cheftestants had been waiting for: Restaurant Wars. They were divided into two groups by drawing knives and given just 24 hours to build a restaurant from the kitchen to the menu to the décor. Here, F&W's Fantasy Top Chef report. SPOILER ALERT>>

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Fantasy Top Chef Update: Going Whole Hog [SPOILER ALERT]

Brian Huskey Glazes his Porchetta

If you asked New Orleans musician Dr. John how last night’s episode of Top Chef went, he’d probably tell you it had a whole lot of “hip tang,” a phrase the funky guest judge used frequently. Here, F&W's Fantasy Top Chef report. SPOILER ALERT>>

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Fantasy Top Chef Update: All That Potluck Jazz [SPOILER ALERT]

Kermit Ruffins

Last night’s Top Chef celebrated the New Orleans jazz scene with musician (and master red beans cook, according to Emeril Lagasse) Kermit Ruffins. Here, F&W's Fantasy Top Chef report. SPOILER ALERT>>

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Fantasy Top Chef Update: Coveted Tomatoes and John Besh’s Posse [SPOILER ALERT]

Chefs running to the tomatoes.

Last night’s Top Chef: New Orleans headed out of the city and into the country. Here, F&W's Fantasy Top Chef report. SPOILER ALERT>>

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Fantasy Top Chef Update: The Spooky Side of Vegetarianism [SPOILERS]

Top Chef Halloween

Mother’s Day and Halloween collided on last night’s Top Chef: New Orleans. Here, F&W's Fantasy Top Chef report. SPOILER ALERT>>

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Fantasy Top Chef Report: Good Morning Vietnam [SPOILERS]

Top Chef: New Orleans

On last night’s episode of Top Chef: New Orleans, the cheftestants took a break from all things Cajun and Creole and explored the city’s vibrant Vietnamese culture and cuisine. Here, F&W's Fantasy Top Chef report. SPOILER ALERT>>

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Fantasy Top Chef Report: Food Truck Takedown [SPOILERS]

Food Truck Challenge

Keeping with last week’s frantic pace, the second episode of Top Chef: New Orleans didn’t give the 18 remaining cheftestants a chance to slow down and have a Sazerac. Here, F&W’s Fantasy Top Chef report. SPOILER ALERT >>

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Fantasy Top Chef Report: Swamp Soiree [SPOILERS]

Last night, Top Chef: New Orleans wasted no time getting the 19 cheftestants cooking. With no Quickfire Challenge, they were immediately thrown into the fray with a challenge based around Lousiana’s swamps. Here, F&W’s Fantasy Top Chef report. SPOILER ALERT >>

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F&W's Fantasy Top Chef Draft

For most of America, this is football season. But for F&W, it’s Top Chef season—the 11th to be exact, and it premieres on Bravo tonight at 10/9c. Along with the usual array of nail-biting and craving-inducing challenges, this New Orleans-based run promises a slew of great celebrity cameos from fried chicken-fanatic Questlove to Cajun cooking master Paul Prudhomme.

Exciting as the show is going to be, we're raising the stakes for viewers this year with F&W's Fantasy Top Chef. This roster ranks contestants based on work experience, cooking style and wild card extras ranging from great hair to Shih Tzu ownership. Here’s more on our algorithm >>

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Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

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