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Will Atlanta’s Kevin Gillespie be ‘Top Chef’?

gillespieKevin Gillespie will either be crowned “Top Chef” winner Wednesday, or pack up his knives and head on back to Woodfire Grill. (Read John Kessler’s show recap on his Food and More blog)

Either way, he and his new Bravo buddies seem to have bonded. A group of contenders hit town over the weekend to graze their way through their fellow aspirants’ kitchens.

On Saturday, Jennifer Carroll, Bryan Voltaggio and Mike Isabella visited Hector Santiago’s Poncey-Highland tapas bar, Pura Vida, checked in with Eli Kirshtein at Eno by Zaza in Midtown and then headed to Gillespie’s Cheshire Bridge Road restaurant. The crew brought what was left of their appetites to Holeman & Finch Public House for burgers and brew.

On Sunday the gang tailgated at Community Q BBQ in Decatur and wrapped up their culinary tour of Atlanta with a visit to Flip, former “Top Chef” finalist Richard Blais’ Westside burger boutique.

Gillespie is pitted against Voltaggio and his brother, Michael Voltaggio, in Wednesday’s finale, which airs at 10 p.m. The winner gets $125,000 and a spread in “Food and Wine” magazine, among other goodies.

9 comments Add your comment

Rock

December 8th, 2009
6:51 pm

Should this possibly read “tomorrow night’s finale”, rather than “tonight’s finale”?

Typo

December 8th, 2009
10:29 pm

Yes….IT SHOULD READ TOMORROW NIGHT!! I almost had a heart attack when I read that and looked down at 10:30!!

[...] Kevin Gillespie will either be crowned “Top Chef” winner Wednesday, or pack up his knives and head on back to Woodfire Grill. (Read John Kessler’s show recap on his Food and More blog) Either way, he and his new Bravo buddies seem to have bonded. …Read Original Story: Will Atlanta's Kevin Gillespie be 'Top Chef'? – Atlanta Journ… [...]

Ellen

December 9th, 2009
8:44 am

Am I the only one who thinks that Kevin and Yukon Cornelius from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer could be twins?

Q McElroy

December 9th, 2009
1:23 pm

@ All. Sorry about that! Jennifer wrote this for her print column so “tonight” was correct for Wednesday’s AJC. We saw first reference but didn’t get the second one. We will be more careful!

big fan

December 9th, 2009
5:40 pm

GO KEVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Person

December 9th, 2009
6:01 pm

No-he doesn’t win (courtesy of People.com’s photo)

leo

December 9th, 2009
7:37 pm

hey kevin good work,,iam a chef too, i hope u will be the top chef,

Tyler Dawn

December 9th, 2009
7:42 pm

I love you Kevin! I hope you win and someday I hope to eat at your restaurant!