Top Chef Open Thread: The Season Finale

Welcome to our season-ending chat-a-palooza. Will Gregory "Tall Urkel" Gourdet take home the top prize tonight? Or will it be Mei "Unresolved Family Issues" Lin? Join us as we watch the show, discuss the unfolding events and experience the final outcome together! » 2/11/15 3:00pm 2/11/15 3:00pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 14

Ah, Mexico! As James Taylor once sang, I never really been so I don't really know. Have you been? Do you know? Join our open thread during tonight's Mexico-based episode, and we can all talk about it! » 2/04/15 3:00pm 2/04/15 3:00pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 13

Bienvenida a nuestro chat de grupo! The Top Chef action heads to Mexico in tonight's episode — which starts at 9 pm Eastern (note new time) — and our open-thread chat will get underway in the comments soon. Únete a nosotros! » 1/28/15 3:00pm 1/28/15 3:00pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 12

Welcome to the "You're Probably Too Late" edition of our weekly open thread: Because Bravo decided to air tonight's Top Chef episode one hour earlier than usual (at 9 pm Eastern), many of you will show up here to live-chat just as the show is ending, at 10. And when that happens, the only fitting response will be to… » 1/21/15 3:00pm 1/21/15 3:00pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 11

Like fois gras with a fine Sauternes, online chatting and watching Top Chef go naturally well together. So why not join our open thread tonight? I can personally guarantee that no ducks were tortured in the creation of this feature. It's a guilt-free pleasure! » 1/14/15 4:00pm 1/14/15 4:00pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 10

Following a three-week hiatus, Top Chef finally returns with a new episode tonight — which means it's time to party! I'm not talking about Padma-style partying (although a little of that certainly wouldn't hurt, if you're so inclined) — I'm talking about chat partying. Join us! » 1/07/15 3:00pm 1/07/15 3:00pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 9

Greetings, and happy first day of Hanukkah! Today is also National Maple Syrup Day – making it a perfect occasion to pour some syrup on a pancake menorah. It's also a perfect occasion to watch Top Chef and chat about it online, which we're about to do in the comments below this post. Join us! » 12/17/14 3:30pm 12/17/14 3:30pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 8

Greetings, and happy Human Rights Day — a good day to donate to Amnesty International, if you're so inclined. It's also a good day to watch Padma Lakshmi grapple with two enormous melons on her chest, and to chat about it online – which you can do in our open thread discussion of tonight's episode of Top Chef. Join us! » 12/10/14 4:55pm 12/10/14 4:55pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 7

Hey there gang! ready for another Top Chef viewing party? No costume is required — just a TV, a computing device and your sparkling wit! Although you can connect your eyebrows with magic marker to create a "Hughnibrow" costume if you like. What you do in your own home is up to you! » 12/03/14 3:58pm 12/03/14 3:58pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 6

Join us tonight as we live-chat another episode of Top Chef: Boston — otherwise known as Everybody Loves Gregory. Because it's true, as far as I can tell: If there are any people out there who don't like this season's talented front-runner, Gregory Gourdet, I haven't encountered them yet. » 11/19/14 6:00pm 11/19/14 6:00pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 5

What's on the menu for your Wednesday night? Why not order up some discussion of tonight's episode of Top Chef? Our open-thread chat will be served up soon, and it's gluten-free! Unless, that is, you like gluten, in which case ... it's chock full o' gluten! » 11/12/14 4:49pm 11/12/14 4:49pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 4

Like the shiny surface of Tom Colicchio's bald head, our weekly Top Chef open threads are replete with bright reflections. Why not join the illuminating discussion? There's never a dull moment! » 11/05/14 4:59pm 11/05/14 4:59pm

Top Chef Open Thread, Week 3

Come one, come all! Lovers of cilantro! Haters of cilantro! All are welcome to revel and chat in peaceful coexistence in our enemy-uniting Top Chef open thread. The episode begins at 10 and ends at 11:15 Eastern tonight, but the discussion starts and ends whenever you want it to. Join us! » 10/29/14 6:00pm 10/29/14 6:00pm