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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.

  • Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

  • One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • Orchestral renditions of "Eleanor Rigby" and professional aerialists? You won't want to miss this.

  • LIB's learning element is stacked with inspirational speakers.

  • It's renditions of well-known songs, but she makes them her own.

  • One writer's reasons for sticking with the social media website.

  • A nine-piece band and dancers in industrial-inspired costuming take Vegas down the rabbit hole once again.

  • “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.