Food Wars Leave Dozens Full / by Neil Savage

You can't throw a rock without hitting a competitive cooking show on television these days. It all started with Iron Chef, and now every city is legally obligated to have one restaurant run by a contestant on Top Chef. Remember back when cooking shows were relaxing and soothing and Emeril yelling "Bam!" caught your attention?

Okay, with a reference to Emeril, you know we're struggling for material. Let's just cut to the recap, shall we? Nine gladiators entered to compete across three categories: chicken, pasta and dessert. We voted, and the most popular dishes were: Doug's Finger-Lickin' Wings, Danielle's Nonna's Lasagna and Melissa's Salted Caramel Cheesecake. Congratulations to all of our contestants, but an extra robust congratulations to all of our winners.