No Dallas chefs on ‘Top Chef: Texas’

Bravo’s newest Top Chef show, which premieres Nov. 2, will have scenes from our city (as well as Austin and San Antonio) but most of its chef competitors are from New York, Chicago, Seattle and California. Only two are from the Lone Star State, both from Austin.

That’s disappointing if you’re a fan of the local dining scene, but there’s always the chance that local restaurants will be part of the competition. The full list of “Top Chef: Texas” hopefuls is after the jump.
–        Nyesha Arrington, 28 –  Los Angeles, Calif., Wilshire Restaurant
–        Lindsay Autry, 29 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Omphoy Ocean Resort &Michelle Bernstein
–        Jonathan Baltazar, 36 – Long Beach, Calif., Heights Cuisine.
–        Ty-Lör Boring, 34 – Brooklyn, N.Y.,  Spasso
–        Molly Brandt, 30 – Hollywood, Fla., Allure of the Seas for Royal Caribbean
–        Chaz Brown, 29 – New York, N.Y., Fatty Crab
–        Kimberly Calichio, 27 – New York, N.Y.,  Fishtail by David Burke
–        Beverly Kim, 31 – Chicago, Ill., Aria Restaurant
–        Chris Crary, 29 – Los Angeles, Calif., Whist Restaurant in the Viceroy Hotel
–        Andrew Curren, 32 – Austin, Texas, 24 Diner
–        Berenice deAraujo, 33 – Miami, Fla., Sra. Martinez
–        Janine Falvo, 37 – Atlanta, Ga., Briza Restaurant
–        Richie Farina, 28 – Chicago, Ill., MOTO
–        Sarah Grueneberg, 29 – Chicago, Ill., Spiaggia
–        Chris Jones, 30 – Chicago, Ill., MOTO
–        Edward Lee, 38 – Louisville, Ky., 610 Magnolia
–        Whitney Otawka, 30 – Cumberland Island, Ga., Greyfield Inn
–        Simon Pantet, 30 – Seattle, Wash., Twenty-Two Doors
–        Colin Patterson, 37 – Seattle, Wash., Sutra
–        Laurent Quenioux, 51 – Los Angeles, Calif., Vertical Wine Bistro
–        Paul Qui, 30 – Austin, Texas, Uchiko Restaurant
–        Keith Rhodes, 39 – Wilmington, N.C., Catch Restaurants
–        Grayson Schmitz, 27 – New York, N.Y., Exec. Chef
–        Tyler Stone, 22 – Sacramento, Calif., Personal Chef
–        Heather Terhune, 39 – Chicago, Ill., Sable Kitchen and Bar
–        Chuy Valencia, 25 – Chicago, Ill., Chilam Bilam
–        Nina Vicente, 29 – Seattle, Wash., Spur Gastropub
–        Ashley Villaluz, 25 – Seattle, Wash., Sous Chef
–        Dakota Weiss , 35 – Los Angeles, Calif., 9:30 Restaurant and The Backyard


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