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Top Chef Masters Semi-Final 2nd Round (spoilers)

LindaWhit | Aug 5, 200907:48 PM

Figures - we're ALL ready to play a drinking game based on Art Smith calling out celebrity names, and he fails us! He doesn't even give us ONE celeb name he's cooked for! ::::Sigh::::: Actually, only Kelly Choi threw out the lone "celebrity" name while introducing Spike in the burger QF.

The burger QF was interesting - I figured it would be Keller or Bayless who would take it - was surprised at Hubert only getting 3 stars. But not surprised at Bayless tying with 4 stars with Chiarello.

Wow - Zoey Deschanel's restrictions - vegan, gluten-free, and she doesn't eat soy. Whew. Chef Keller's appetizer dish looked like a winner - but WHAT was up with the waiters dropping the glasses? Yikes!

Chiarello's pasta dish looked great as well. I'm thinking Anita Lo or Art Smith are going home....Anita's very low QF 1-1/2 stars could help eliminate her.

ETA: Chef Chiarello whooped butt on that quinoa pasta dish! And I was right - Lo and Smith in the bottom two.

And Smith is out....by a half-star.

And O.M.G. - next week Dale Talde, Betty and others are back from the regular TC as "assistants" - and Dale actually gets up into Chiarello's face? I'm wondering if he was told to do that for the drama? Yikes.

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