'Top Chef' and the Silver Spring Whole Foods
A friend of a friend is sure she saw "Top Chef" contestants -- I'm all for made up words, but I think "cheftestants" is dorky -- at the Silver Spring Whole Foods.
Season 7 of the reality cooking show is reportedly filming in Washington.
My spy didn't see a bunch of chefs running around, filling grocery carts with camera crew in tow. She got there too late for that.
What she did see was a whole bunch of people, and a whole bunch of camera equipment, getting loaded into three long vans outside the grocery store a few weeks ago.
Which, come to think of it, could have been any number of things. But she was convinced.
So the friend-of-friend ran inside and grilled one of the store managers, with whom she is friendly.
"Was that 'Top Chef?'" she asked excitedly.
He refused to answer, but his ear-to-ear grin seemed to confirm her suspicions.
I called the store myself to try to confirm it.
"It's a commercial," said the manager I got on the phone.
Hmmm. When was the last time you saw a Whole Foods commercial?
Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi, judges on TV's "Top Chef." Bravo photo