Posted by Aubrey Nagle on September 11th, 2012
Christina Wilson, former chef de cuisine at Mercato, has won the tenth season of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen”. Wilson quit her job at Mercato towards the beginning of the “Hell’s Kitchen” season but insisted that it had nothing to do with the show. As the season champ, Christina Wilson will become the executive chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas.
While at West Chester and Temple University Wilson waited tables where she began cooking by picking up lessons from the kitchen. The 32 year old Jersey native had previously cooked at Lolita and Carmine’s Creole Cafe in Havertown. She beat out Justin Antiorio in the final round of elimination for the $250,000 gig in Las Vegas.
Since she finished filming the season Wilson has said she was working on a project at the Jersey Shore, and instead she’s off for Vegas. Congratulations Christina!
Philly’s Christina Wilson wins ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ season [The Insider]
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Posted by Victor Fiorillo on August 2nd, 2012
On Wednesday night, The Food Network premiered its latest episode of Restaurant Impossible, in which muscle-head chef/host Robert Irvine (far right) paid a visit to Italian Village–an aging red gravy joint in Ridley Township (Milmont Park), Delaware County, that had fallen on hard times. In the opening minutes of the show, embattled co-owner Robert Mellon (second from right), who purchased the restaurant with his brother (far left) 20 years ago, revealed to Irvine that Italian Village was $500,000 in the hole and losing $5,000 each week. Irvine sampled ten dishes from the vast, 180-item menu, deeming the food as bleh as the decor of the restaurant itself. He grimaced at the escarole soup, which he likened to dishwater. It wasn’t looking good. Then came the dead mice. After all, this is reality TV. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Jason Sheehan on July 8th, 2011
Just because it was a short week, that didn’t mean it was a slow one. Between the new summer menu at Opa, the free drinks at Adsum, Michael Solomonov doing fried chicken at his Down the Shore party (a picture of which is above, thanks to the folks at Bridges, Burgers & Beers) and the controversial revealing of one of the city’s best hidden salad joints we had plenty to talk about. And that’s not even counting the news of a second restaurant from the folks behind Trio. Or the announcement of Chicken.Org–a new organic chicken restaurant coming to 4th Street whose name we did not make nearly enough fun of.
Not enough for you? Here’s what else you might’ve missed:
Outdoor Dining Guide Update Everything you need to know if you’re the kind of person who likes to share your dinner with mosquitos and homeless people
New “Docu-Series” Casting Fat Chefs For Cooking/Weight Loss Show I really wish I was kidding about this, but I’m not
Almanac Market Closes And wins award for most passive-aggressive closing announcement EVER
Cheesemongers: The Food World’s Newest Celebrities Because, seriously, what’s sexier than a pale, cave-dwelling obsessive who smells like Gorgonzola?
Pizza Brain’s World Record Attempt Not bad, considering the restaurant is still months away from opening
The Mystery of Le Bec-Fin Or I guess we should say the most recent mystery, anyway
Related: Events, Food, Guides, Adsum, Almanac Market, cheesemongers, Chicken.org, Le Bec Fin, Michael Solomonov, Pizza Brain, Reality TV
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