Want to be on the "Restaurant Wars" episode of Top Chef? A Los Angeles preschool is auctioning off the opportunity for two people to attend the filming, with bidding starting at $5,000 (no bids yet). There's also the option to just go ahead and "buy it now" at $15,000. Note: the auction ends just three days before filming and doesn't cover your travel expenses, so be prepared to pony up for last minute airfare to Texas.
Also from the small print: "The location and US city for this segment will be revealed to the winner only after donation payment has been received and all waivers & NDA's that are sent to the winner are signed and confirmed whiich will happen at auction close time."
In any case, the auction also reveals that Restaurant Wars will be going down on July 26, which likely means an Austin, Texas filming. This goes against previous Top Chef Texas tips that alleged the episode had already been filmed in San Antonio.