Howdy, Y'all: It's Top Chef: Texas!
Anticipating tonight's cavalcade of TX clichés
By Kimberley Jones,
12:28PM, Wed. Nov. 2, 2011
In anticipation of Top Chef: Texas' premiere tonight at 9pm on Bravo, we suggest you get your drinking games in order. Try visual prompts like pearl snap shirts and ten gallon hats, audios cues like "Don't Mess With Texas" and "everything's bigger in Texas," and you should be drunk by the Quickfire Challenge.
Two Austin chefs made the field of 29 "chef'testants": Andrew Curren of 24 Diner and Paul Qui of Uchiko. Both restaurants will host viewing parties with food and drink specials: 24 Diner's got house-smoked pastrami sandwiches and $3 Brooklyn Lagers, while Uchiko and Uchi mothership will have "Top Chef Social Items." According to the sneak preview – embedded below – that field of 29 will be halved by the end of the premiere.
In other Austin foodie TV news, on Monday Eater Austin reported that a film crew from Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods was shooting at Barley Swine. We can also report they were at Contigo earlier in the day to document the crafting of a pig's blood Bloody Mary. The waiter tried to tempt us with the drink, but we all have our culinary lines in the sand and turns out pig's blood is ours.