Top Chef 11 Seasons 2011

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Season 9
(45) IMDb 7.8/10
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1. Everything's Bigger in Texas TV-14 CC

Everything's bigger in Texas! This season brings 29 chefs to the Lone Star state where only 16 will advance to the competition and earn a Top Chef coat. In this premiere episode, the chefs will be split into 3 groups and must excel in their challenge in order to move on to the competition. Returning this season are hosts Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons from Food & Wine Magazine.

Starring:
Padma Lakshmi, Hugh Acheson
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
November 2, 2011

Available in HD on supported devices.

Everything's Bigger in Texas

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Season 9

Product Details

Genres Reality TV, TV Game Shows
Starring Padma Lakshmi, Hugh Acheson
Supporting actors Nyesha Arrington, Lindsay Autry, Jonathan Baltazar, Ty-Lor Boring, Molly Brandt, Chaz Brown, Kimberly Calichio, Tom Colicchio, Chris Crary, Andrew Curren, Berenice DeAraujo, Janine Falvo, Richie Farina, Sarah Grueneberg, Chris Jones, Beverly Kim, Emeril Lagasse, Edward Lee
Season year 2012
Network Bravo
Executive Producer Doneen Arquines
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cletus van Damme on February 17, 2012
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My wife and I really enjoy this show! We don't have cable so we ordered the season through Amazon. This season really has some great talent. Unfortunately I felt it got muddied up with really gimmicky quickfires and guest judges(sorry pee wee). Still enjoyed the shows! I just hope future seasons show contestants staying in one city for more than 3 episodes and not being put into Survivor type cooking experiences. It's ok to have more strait forward cooking challenges! They don't have to be blindfolded, shooting, or moving so much!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Danielle Torres on August 8, 2013
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I love Top Chef. I own all of the seasons and watch them over and over again. This season is by far the most hard to watch because of the constant and unwarranted bullying towards one of the contestants, Beverly. There were so many bullies on this show it made me sick every episode I watched. The chef who won deserved to win because he was consistent and genuinely a nice person the entire show, which is why this season gets an extra star. I am so glad that those who did the majority of the bullying didn't win. They were so fake and deserved to lose. I know this show isn't supposed to be about personalities but the producers really should have stepped in and talked to the contestants about the bullying. Especially with so many stories you hear about in the news these days about bullying leading to suicide. Its not harmless and it brings people down. I will continue to watch this show for its entirety but when stuff like this happens it makes the show so much harder to watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on March 17, 2013
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Let's see, I need 20 words... I thought the chefs were particularly whiney this season, and it was more about their drama than the food. Season 10 is the exact opposite (after the over dramatic idiots were eliminated - no spoilers here, but you'll know them when you see them), and so much better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JZ in OKC on January 17, 2013
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I actually had to stop watching this show during regular season as the bullying by Sarah, Lindsay and Heather was really distasteful. Not saying that Beverly was perfect, but come on girls, get over yourselves. In the end, the rightful owner of Top Chef won, and I hope the three divas take a look at themselves and their lack of professionalism, and general humanity. All the other contestants brought good qualities and good entertainment...kudos to the rest of the group.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Beswick VINE VOICE on May 7, 2012
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It was good to see Texas finally getting the focus for Top Chef and the show did a great job of showcasing local restaurants in Austin, San Antonio and Houston. From The Salt Lick in Driftwood to Citrus in the Hotel Valencia in San Antonio, the producers represented some of the best cuisine in the country let alone the state.

This season also featured some of the most talented contestants I've seen and there was some genuine flair throughout the competition. I won't spoil the surprise of who wins but I've eaten at the winner's restaurant and can attest to their talent. If you're a fan of Top Chef, you won't be disappointed with the Texas series, which brings together all of the favorite challenges in a whole new setting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Owens on January 18, 2012
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It's boys vs girls in every season's most-anticipated episode. I loved this particular R.W., not just for the fabulous food and exciting locale, but to see totally unexpected vindication for a worthy, underdog competitor. I despise bullies, except for the fact that they give us gloriously shining victors in the end; people that make us jump up and shout out loud, "hooray!"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sara J Conte on May 30, 2013
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I have been a fan of Top Chef for awhile and I never get tired of watching past episodes. In fact, this is just the latest in my collection of Top Chef DVD's (although I wish they would release some of the earliest seasons on DVD - hint hint). Although it was not as great a season as Top Chef Seattle - I still enjoyed it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 4, 2012
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You pay for Top Chef thinking you'll get the whole show.
But at the end there's a Last Chance Kitchen.
Where those who have been asked to pack their knives compete for a chance to be in the finally.
Great idea.
However they don't show it to you. You paid for it but you dont get it.
You have to go to Bravo and use their less than user friendly interface to find this last bit of the show. And here's the kicker, they make you sit through a commercial to see. that right. you paid for the show and now they are forcing you through a commercial to see the rest of the show you paid for.
And her's the real kicker. the LCK is only on for the run of the show. You own or pay for an old season and there is no way to see the Last Chance Kitchen.
Come on Bravo. Do the right thing and put the whole show on Amazon for those who paid for it.
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