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Top Chef Odds Week 10: Portman and Paul

October 27th, 2009

Tempers are flaring. Patience is wearing thin, and the competition is reaching a boiling point. Check out these odds to see which chefs are most likely to keep their cool.

  • On tonight's episode of Top Chef: Las Vegas knives will come out, egos will flare and illusions of grandeur will die in a flurry of flames on the burners at RM Seafood. It's time for Restaurant Wars.

  • Robin makes Jet's top 10 list of people that he wants to punch in the face, and he imagines Top Chef lucha libre-style.

  • Some chefs thrived under Charlie Palmer's watchful eye and seasoned palette, others just got schooled.

  • The wonder brothers, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, are no longer at the head of the Top Chef: Las Vegas class. In the lead in this week's odds a red-haired southern boy.

  • What happens after the producers leave the chefs'testants alone in the Top Chef: Las Vegas house? They go a little bit crazy. An online video series sheds some light with hilarious results.

  • If only the slot machines at McCarran worked like the ones on Top Chef: Las Vegas, we'd have tourists running off in search of adventurous, nutty, Asian food instead of clutching their winnings like dogs on a bone.

  • On Top Chef: Las Vegas, the chefs tap into the fifth flavor and try to craft a home cooked meal without getting cooked into a corner.

  • Wynn Las Vegas Director of Race & Sports Operations Johnny Avello deconstructs the chefs' performances on the deconstruction challenge for this week's new lines.

  • The Angel/Devil Quickfire this week was supposed to represent the good vs. bad or nice vs. naughty opposites of cooking. My angel and devil would have been a Thai duo, as I’m sitting in Bangkok writing this piece.

  • Last night the chef'testants were asked to deconstruct classic comfort food, but the challenge nearly caused a few chefs to breakdown.

  • Will Robin make it out of the next episode to cook another day? I wouldn't bet on it.

  • Half of the long-running and market-topping KXMB 94.1 “The Mix” morning radio team has announced a departure. Mark DiCiero, who teamed with Mercedes Martinez for 18 years ...

  • 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.