Top Chef rumormongering: A couple of tweets from our friendly neighbors to the north suggest that judges and contestants from Top Chef Texas are in Vancouver shooting the finale. In the past couple of days, judges Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse were allegedly spotted dining at Hawksworth restaurant, and contestants from the current season were spotted running around Whole Foods.
Owen Lightly, a catering chef in Vancouver tweets: "Saw a bunch of contestants from Top Chef Texas in Whole Foods on Cambie today shopping for ingredients. Why are the in Van?" And another person tweets: "Tom Collicchio [sic], Emeril Lagasse spotted at Hawksworth. Top chef Texas contestants spotted at Whole Foods Cambie."
If true, this would be a pretty big kick in the pants to the state of Texas (that kicked out $400,000 to Bravo) and the city of San Antonio (that kicked out $200,000) for the honor of hosting Top Chef. Because nothing says Texas like the wintry tundra that is Canada. Developing.