On Tuesday, June 24, just before 2 p.m., the Transom stepped into an elevator and all of a sudden found ourselves gazing at dreamy Top Chef contestant Sam Talbot.
Holy smokes! Er, who’s gonna win Top Chef season whatever?
“I don’t know,” said Mr. Talbot, who wore a tight black V-neck T-shirt Read More
Is the impulse that drives viewers to A&E’s reality series Intervention charity? Or what the newspapers used to call "human interest"? Or is it just Schadenfreude? Either way, the show, which chronicles those confrontations between self-destructive people and their families and friends brokered by "intervention" specialists, certainly doesn’t play for laughs. What you’re seeing Read More
Finally, they’ve given Julianna Margulies her own show, Canterbury’s Law (Fox, 8 p.m.), in which she plays a bitchy (natch) attorney for the falsely accused. Ms. Margulies has certainly paid her dues, appearing during her 18-year career on E.R., Law and Order, Scrubs, The Sopranos, and a whole host of made-for-TV movies, not Read More
Last night, Thomas Keller, the chef and owner of impossible-to-penetrate gastronomical temples like Napa’s French Laundry and New York’s Per Se, said he finds the recent celebrity-chef trend rather capricious.
“I think today it’s certainly created some challenges for some of the younger chefs that really want to be celebrity chefs. Read More
Dave Martin, the runner-up in the first season of Bravo’s Top Chef, stepped off the plane from L.A. into a frigid New York City February, eager to seize the culinary reins of the new Cajun eatery Lola in Soho.
Mr. Martin was perhaps best known for uttering the line, “I’m not your bitch, bitch.” Read More
Tonight, safely past the May sweeps afterglow and Sopranos finale frenzy, New Yorkers will be tuning (and D.V.R.-ing) into yet another television obsession: Top Chef.
The show kicks off its third season at 10 p.m. on Bravo, this time trading Los Angeles for Miami Beach, but bringing all the usual players: the flinty-eyed and dignified Read More