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Thu Mar 1, 2012, 06:55 PM

Fan favorite Paul Qui of Uchiko wins 'Top Chef: Texas'

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Fan favorite Paul Qui of Uchiko wins 'Top Chef: Texas'

His boss might have won a James Beard Award, but Uchiko's Paul Qui has won the title of "Top Chef" in the finale of Wednesday night's Bravo hit series, "Top Chef: Texas."

Qui, who trained under Uchi chef Tyson Cole before taking the reins at Cole's second restaurant, Uchiko, in 2010, had been a fan and judges' favorite throughout the ninth season of the Emmy-winning series, and he beat Chicago chef Sarah Grueneberg in the finale at the Black & Blue restaurant in Vancouver.

Uchi and Uchiko have been hosting watch parties throughout the season, and during the finale Wednesday night at Uchiko, where Cole was working the kitchen, more than 100 people who were gathered around the TV sets hanging in the lobby and over the sushi bar erupted in cheers as Qui took home the coveted prize.

Alekz Xavier had never seen an episode of "Top Chef" until this season but, with three of her friends, had attended every watch party on Wednesday nights.


to Paul Qui and Uchiko! Uchi is my favorite sushi restaurant and this is just a great recognition for Uchi and Texas!

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Reply Fan favorite Paul Qui of Uchiko wins 'Top Chef: Texas' (Original post)
sonias Mar 2012 OP
Suich Mar 2012 #1
EC Mar 2012 #2
Lunabelle Mar 2012 #3
sonias Mar 2012 #5
chrystle00 Mar 2012 #4

Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 07:12 PM

1. I'm glad Paul won!

Not too much of a fan of Sarah's.

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Response to Suich (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 07:20 PM

2. Same here.

You notice she didn't even say she was happy for Paul, just cryed about how she really deserved it.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 08:02 PM

3. Please don't put spoilers in headlines

I have this recorded to watch and now it is spoiled. Congrats to Paul though, the other two were too mean to Beverly for my taste.

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Response to Lunabelle (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:05 PM

5. Sorry

I just copied the story headline and this was posted in the Texas forum. Wasn't meaning to spoil it for you.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 08:10 PM

4. Top Chef

It was great to see Paul win! Unfortunately the chef from my town, Keith, almost blew it for him. I was a little scared that Sarah might win.

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