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Top Chef Season 5

2008_10_toby.jpg Upon screening the first episode, Grub Street shares some thoughts about the upcoming Top Chef: New York, including the following teasers: faux-hawks are out, facial hair is in, there's a "renewed emphasis on the cooking," the three gay cheftestants unite to form 'Team Rainbow' and brace, new judge Toby Young (pictured) just might be trying to play the role of one Simon Cowell. Bonus LA teaser: The premier lays groundwork for a potential future conflict between Daniel and "European snob-chef Stefan, as well as the sometimes-subtitled Fabio." Go LA! [GS via ESF]