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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.

  • Ryan North has been thinking about King Midas for a while.

  • Plus new material from Love Vendetta and a SquidHat Records showcase

  • Time to start a few new traditions that don't involve Bing Crosby or Andy Williams.

  • Las Vegas’ nerd-out capital, the Sci Fi Center, has done it again.

  • Hakkasan Group initiated a major shakeup of the Strip’s nightlife business today with plans to acquire another prominent nightlife company, The Light Group, for $36 million. Morgans Hotel Group ...

  • All I wanted for Christmas were some new Imagine Dragons tracks, which didn’t seem unreasonable.

  • Extreme Thing attracted the high school and early-20s sets, who have taken to Facebook demanding answers.

  • Also: Bass Drum of Death at Beauty Bar, Zola Jesus and The Growlers at Bunkhouse.

  • Everyone knows about 2014's Zeppelin, Dylan and Springsteen sets. Here are three others you might have missed.

  • Watch the Scarecrow dance down the yellow-brick road to a live rendition of "Brain Damage" this week.

  • Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit returns to the Strip from April 23-26. Star chefs including Michael Mina, Masa Takayama, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Guy Savoy will join Gordon Ramsay. Julian Serrano also will debut his restaurant Lago at Bellagio.

  • "I realized what I was missing. I was meant to be on a billboard!"

  • Star chefs Emeril Lagasse and Daniel Boulud created the ultimate in fabulous food with five courses before “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro wheeled in one of the largest 10-story cakes ever made for the Strip.

  • AVN wants to know: Who has the best T and A in the porn industry this year? Plus, a reality TV-turned-adult-film starlet sets her sights on AEE.

  • And a mashup of a traditional nativity play and L. Ron Hubbard.

  • In pre-Internet days, this used to only happen every so often, but social media has turned the spoiler into a virus one can catch any time.