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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.

  • Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue is dull, predictable and flat, with decent animation but lifeless characters.

  • If any reviewer ever deserved to have a documentary made about his life, it’s Roger Ebert.

  • Timing and characterization are critical—but both are lacking across the board.

  • The Sheffield singer and bassist talks playing the U.S., comparisons to The Smiths and more.

  • Don't let your fine mind become a liability, Virgo.

  • Made official this morning with a release from the show’s host hotel, the Cosmopolitan, is that “Vegas Nocturne” indeed played its last shows Saturday night at the restaurant, lounge and entertainment fortress Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ...

  • Considering Las Vegas' sexy Sin City image, how provocative can performance be on Las Vegas Boulevard?

  • As great nights with old friends tend to, it flew by, leaving the audience buzzing but also a bit bummed.

  • Amid chatter about the unsteady future of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan, an online report posted today says the show is effectively being put to sleep. The same story said the show might surface at the soon-to-open SLS. ...

  • The Weekly's Spencer Patterson points you to Carla Bozulich, Morgan Delt, Innercity Ensemble and more.

  • From fireworks shows to community events to nightclub parties, how to celebrate America's big 238.

  • Cosplay costumes, a role-playing game called DrunkQuest and more.

  • Plus live music at Lavo, a Kickstarter and upcoming releases from Vegas locals.