Whenever I witness a "battle of the sexes" competition like last night's Restaurant Wars, I pretty much always root for the women -- but given the characters remaining this season, I was conflicted. I'm a fan of all the guys left, but my favorites and my least favorites were all on the women's team. I decided to root for the men and hope that the judges eliminated either Sarah or Lindsay from the ladies' team. That ideal situation almost came about, but more on that later.
As soon as Padma announced that this year'sRestaurant Wars would be split along gender lines, I predicted a decisive loss for the women based on previous tensions. Ed was also confident, bluntly claiming that the male chefs were more talented. About Sarah in particular he said, "She knows great flavor but we all know her weakness is barbecuing in the sun." He clearly meant that comment in a snide way but with his deadpan delivery, it was almost hard to tell. I'm slowly starting to appreciate Ed's dry bitchiness... I guess because it's directed at such a deserving person. Read More...http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/top-chef-texas-restaurant-wars/