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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 …

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Calling all Atlanta foodies!

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  • We learn this Wednesday if Woodfire Grill’s Kevin Gillespie becomes Bravo’s next “Top Chef” winner. Who do you think should win?

(In the meantime, check out the AJC’s John Kessler and his Food and More blog for detailed wrap-up and more foodie news.)

  • Highland Bakery’s looking for a catchy new tag line. (A souper place for lunch? A shakin’ bakery? Their muffins are tops? See, we told you they need some help). Add your idea, with a $2 donation to the Warrick Dunn Foundation, which aids single moms and their children, to be entered into a drawing for a trip to New York. The winner will be selected on Jan. 1. Information: www.highlandbakery.com.

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Diddy and Kasim Reed, back in the day

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These days, Kasim Reed is busy preparing to become Atlanta’s mayor. Years ago at Howard University, he had his hands full keeping Sean Combs out of trouble.

“In college I was known for being extra wild,” the artist, known these days as Diddy, told Buzz during a Thursday afternoon interview. “Kasim was one of the guys who said, come here. That’s the way he always was in school.”

Diddy, whose latest project, “Last Train to Paris,” will be released next year, was reminiscing from a 12th floor suite at the downtown W on stop to promote Ciroc vodka (we found a recipe online for the “Ciroc Diddy,” a cocktail made with one and a half parts Ciroc and three parts lemonade. Here’s a photo of the libation, from allrecipes.com).

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Thursday evening Diddy and Reed and about 15 associates retired to the private dining room at BLT Steak, enjoying short ribs and NY strip steaks.

In the days before this month’s run-off between Reed and Mary Norwood (who’s called for a …

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What’s the latest celebrity news, gossip?

Want to avoid awkward conversation with relatives you barely know? Use this week’s top celeb news and entertainment items to break the uncomfortable silence.

  • ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Donny Osmond took the crown over singer Mya and Kelly Osbourne. Let the “(insert name here) was robbed!” battles begin.lambert

  • Adam Lambert

The glam rocker from “American Idol,” who released his debut CD this week, said he has no apologies for the racy AMA performance this week (“I’m not a babysitter”). He said he’s being judged by a double-standard because a woman would not be criticized as much.

  • T.I.

The imprisoned rapper’s Atlanta studio/office was vandalized last week. Police say they also found explosive Molotov cocktails nearby and are still investigating.

  • ‘New Moon’

The second movie in the “Twilight” vampire series pulled in more than $140 million in its first weekend. With more vampire fans on vacation, we expect the slaying to continue.

More movie times and …

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