The Top Chef spinoff starts tonight (10:00pm, Bravo), with 24 chefs duking it out over the ten-show run.
Sources confirm that Suzanne Tracht, of Jar in LA and Tracht's in Long Beach, isn't actually cooking till next week's episode. But that's no excuse not to party, right?
So to mark the start of the series tonight, Tracht's is showing the program and running happy hour specials on food and drink from 4.30pm till close (which might be as late as 1:00am, depending on how many people show up.)
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The other local chef taking part is Roy Yamaguchi, of Roy's, while Kelly Choi (NOT Padma Lakshmi!!) hosts and three judges (including the obligatory Brit), er, judge.