Fresh off the tipline: Not only is the next season of Top Chef taking place in New York City, it's shooting right now (the American Museum of Natural History was a rumored recent location).
And the biggest news: ALL-STARS. Names we've been told include Angelo Sosa, Tiffany Derry, Spike Mendelsohn, Michael Isabella, Dale Talde, and Tiffani Faison. Hopefully it's more Survivor: All-Stars than Bachelor Pad.
These are, of course, unsubstantiated rumors, but we've heard this from a couple of sources. This could very well be a Top Chef Christmas special like they've done before, but since we've heard they've been shooting for the past week or two, that would make for a very long episode.
We have now sent Eater operatives to every Whole Foods in New York City and they are standing by. Anyone have any more info or photos? Do send it in.
Update: Season one competitor (and villainous sommelier) Stephen Asprinio is also rumored to be involved.
Update #2: Also in: Marcel Vigneron, Richard Blais, Fabio Viviani, and Carla Hall.
Update #3: Also in: Jamie Lauren.
Update #4: Also in: Antonia Lofaso.