Brian Malarkey packed his knives and took them back to San Diego last night, after mistakenly offering Chef Eric Ripert a choice of blue cheese (Chef Ripert does not like to choose). So while Padma was loving those shanks, Chef Ripert had the final say.

Brian knocks them down one by one: his biggest disappointment? Anthony Bourdain. Hung? As bad as they make him out to be. And he explains his confusing claim that trout is not seafood.

Listen to all of this season’s Top Chef podcasts:
Season 3 Round Table
Hung Huynh
Dale Levitski
Casey Thompson
Sara Mair
CJ Jacobsen
Howie Kleinberg
Tre Wilcox
Sara Nguyen
Joey Paulino
Lia Bardeen
Camille Becerra
Micah Edelstein
Sandee Birdsong
Clay Bowen

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