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Kinky chefs and armpit hair: Our favorite Top Chef moments

December 11th, 2009

It may have just ended, but we miss Top Chef already. Here are some of our favorite moments.

  • Being a chef requires a delicate balance of cook, captain, politician, actor, priest and assassin. Jet thinks only one of the final 3 has the perfect recipe.

  • The beard has its own Facebook page. As it should.

  • We could have cut the competitive tension on last night's finale with a cheese knife. If we had a cheese knife.

  • With the multitude of chef competition shows out there, no one can quite compare with TC. They have even out done themselves this year.

  • The lesson of the Bocuse d'Or: Keep it simple, stupid.

  • That’s what guest judge Nigella Lawson called panna cotta on Wednesday night’s episode of "Top Chef: Las Vegas."

  • Jet Tila talks "Top Chef" evolution, from collecting kitchen burns to culinary nirvana.

  • Watch tonight's episode next to some of the city's finest chefs at the Freakin' Frog.

  • Work up an appetite for twists. "Top Chef: Las Vegas" is bound to finish up with a few surprises.

  • A "Top Chef" watch party makes the competition a tad tastier.

  • Find out why Jet is threatening to punch himself in the face in this week's installment of The Jet Stream.

  • “Life is sh*t for a lot of people. And sometimes you gotta embrace that.”

  • “Las Vegas has truly become the world’s restaurant capital,” said celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. “Las Vegas has the best collection of celebrity restaurants and chefs of any city in the world.”

  • Twinkies for breakfast and applauses that are "almost" better than sex. Almost.

  • Because if you're a true fan, you'll work your way through the good and the bad.

  • Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand (along with other Hakkasan locations) is celebrating Golden Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 12) with an authentic and special set menu — and it is special and cause for celebration.

  • LuckyRice is a highlight of the annual culinary calendar, and Saturday night did not disappoint with delectable Asian street food and modern variations. Also, the autumn weather could not have been more cooperative.

  • From concert posters to old-school gadgetry, Vic Wilburn has fine-tuned his favorite spot in the house.

  • Her legendary character will be featured on some Bally slot machines.

  • Prince makes up for lost time with Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum.

  • "My plan is to play the first show, gauge the reaction and season to taste after that."

  • Linkin Park, John Legend, The Deftones and ticket presale also included in Times Square announcement.

  • "If I could pull a Beatles move and just make records, I think I would be really happy."

  • Debuting Smith Galtney's new pop-culture column, Cultural Attachment.

  • Brett Bolton showed off new tunes and some serious visual eye food.

  • Where does hip-hop fit in—and how can you get booked at Bunkhouse?

  • The Masterworks concert featuring Deborah Voigt is the stuff of dreams.

  • "I figured we’d make something, and at worst it would be better than Project Runway."

  • What makes their show so fun? Organic herbs, booze and stretching.