Howie Kleinberg, the sweater, kicks himself off the kitchen island with a quickfire misfire and a duxelles disaster. But beyond his appraisal of Tre’s package, here’s the interesting part: Did Michael Schwartz enter the judging with a bias against his Miami rival?

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Season 3 Round Table
Hung Huynh
Dale Levitski
Casey Thompson
Brian Malarkey
Sara Mair
CJ Jacobsen
Tre Wilcox
Sara Nguyen
Joey Paulino
Lia Bardeen
Camille Becerra
Micah Edelstein
Sandee Birdsong
Clay Bowen

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