Well, Top Chef Texas has been rumored and hinted at long enough: Here's the first photo evidence anywhere of Top Chef season nine's contestants, hard at work. The photos were taken at a Whole Foods in San Antonio, Texas and are dated July 2nd — EXIF data checks out — and they're right on schedule with the original rumormongering.
Without a doubt one of the photos is of Paul Qui (chef at Uchiko in Austin, TX) who's been rumored to be on the show. Anyone know who the other cheftestapants are? The latest intel is that the show is currently shooting in Dallas and heading to Austin soon and then later Houston. Got any tips or photos? You know where to send them.