We’re eagerly awaiting Wednesday night’s premiere of the fifth season of Top Chef, filmed in New York City. (New York magazine tells us it’s mainly in Brooklyn.) We can’t wait to see the drama that unfolds among the 17 new “cheftestants,” whom we’ll overanalyze and obsessively critique (that’s the fun part, right?) in our weekly recaps.
There’ll be so much fodder for gossip (Which cheftestants will be eighty-sixed first? What’s in the cards for hometown girl Carla Hall, who runs a catering company in DC? How do you feel about new judge and professional alienator Toby Young?) and you can talk about it right here on Thursday morning at 11 AM with Top Chef alum and Good Stuff Eatery owner Spike Mendelsohn, who’ll be in for a live chat. So ask him anything! He’ll open up about his own experiences on the show as well as the new season.