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New Iron Chef Episodes, More Athlete-Restaurateurs

CHICAGO— Marcus Sammuelson's Chicago outpost, C-House, has a new executive chef: Nicole Pederson, who was formerly the sous chef at Lula and has also cooked at Gramercy Tavern. [Chicagoist]

TELEVISION—New episodes of Iron Chef America are almost ready to start airing again, with new battles starting this weekend. On Sunday night, Vegas chef David Walzog faces off against Cat Cora in Kitchen Stadium. Then the next two will be Morimoto vs. Chicago's Paul Virant and Cora vs. SF's Charles Phan. [EaterWire]

MILWAUKEE—The latest professional athlete to branch out into the restaurant world is the Brewers' Ryan Braun. The outfielder will open the creatively-named Ryan Braun Tavern and Grill in late November. [BT]

NEW YORK—A restaurant is trying to unload a 70 year-old lobster for $275. The editors at Bloomberg find it unsettling and want to set him free. [Bloomberg]