Season 10 Announced... And Changes Afoot...
Well, that was a longer layoff than I expected. But a post is clearly in order because the big news of the day (well... aside from all of the actually important news) is that Top Chef Season 10 has been officially announced, it will be taking place in Seattle, and it premieres on November 7th.
Here's the thing...
I have reached the conclusion that it's time for me to hang up the Top Chef Power Rankings. It has been a huge amount of fun for, lo, these eight seasons (Top Chef 4-9 and Masters 1-2), and I've been waffling on it for months, but this thing takes an awful lot of time. In addition to family, work and Skillet Doux (which, unlike TCPR, is most definitely NOT going away!), I've managed to pile on even more obligations since season nine, and I'd much rather sign off than turn this into a chore... which is what I fear it would become.
But here's the other thing...
One of those aforementioned new obligations is a community food discussion site we've been trying to get started here in Phoenix called PHXfoodnerds.com. And dare I say, the best thing about TCPR hasn't been the actual rankings, but rather the little community and discussions that have sprung up around it. So I figured if I'm not doing the rankings, maybe we can keep this group going in another location that, quite frankly, is a whole lot better suited to discussion anyway.
So let's officially make this the final missive from the Top Chef Power Rankings, and let me invite all of you to come on over to PHXfoodnerds.com, where I've already kicked off a preseason thread, and will add a new discussion thread weekly once season ten is underway.
Thanks for all of your support over the years, guys... and here's hoping this ends up being little more than a change of venue.
See you there!