New York Top Chef New Orleans is over, and since your Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio Romance Fan Fiction group hasn't reconvened yet, you're looking for an in-the-meantime fix. Well, here you go: here're all the spots in NYC where you can score Top Chef eats.
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The Chef: Harold Dieterle Season: 1 Place: Winner On the Show: He never actually won an Elimination Challenge, only a bunch of Quick Fires; he just seemed like a pretty solid dude.
The Restaurants: Perilla and Kin Shop -- his first two spots -- are both Asian-influenced, with his third, The Marrow, taking its cues from each of the two sides of his family: one hailing from Germany, the other from Italy.
The Move: The Marrow's duck schnitzel is one of the best schnitzels you'll ever eat, and their burger is totally legit as well.
The Chef: Ashley Merriman Season: 6 Place: 10th On the Show: She lost after picking Govind Armstrong's market bag and making grilled spot prawns with red beet crème fraîche sauce & gnocchi and kale... which sounds great to us.
The Restaurant: She took over Head Chef-hat-wearing duties at Graydon Carter's fancily-appointed Waverly Inn in the West Village.
The Move: You can't go wrong with their baller truffle mac 'n cheese, but if you're going with something a little more entree-y (WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?!?), then take down one of their monthly rotating homemade gnocchi (Oh. Cool.).
The Chef: Angelo Sosa Seasons: 7 and 8 Place: Runner-Up and 7th On the Show: Created the "best dish to be served at zero gravity"!!!....?
The Restaurant: Anejo Tequileria in Hell's Kitchen serves up a small plates, tacos, and ceviche alongside a dope list of agave spirits. Also: fancy lighting!
The Move: Get a flight of tequila and a bunch of the tacos & small plates, including the cocoa-braised short rib with Mexican spices and pineapple-chipotle guac with Cotija cheese.
The Chef: Dale Talde Seasons: 4 and 8 Place: 6th and 6th On the Show: He won a challenge with a tofu steak... and if you can make that taste good, you can make anything taste good. Also he hated lockers.