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Top Chef Heading to Colorado for Season 15

Top Chef’s next contestants are about to get a taste of the Centennial State for season 15 of Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning culinary show. “We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination, and Colorado is fast becoming a hot spot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season,” said the channel’s VP Shari Levine in a recent statement. Production is expected to kick off this spring shooting scenes throughout Denver, Boulder, and Telluride. It’s the first time the show has been filmed in Colorado — a move that’s sure to solidify the state as a foodie destination. The state’s head of Office of Film, Television & Media, Donald Zuckerman, was pretty pumped about the decision. “This is a big get,” Zuckerman told the Denver Post.  “Because Colorado is not looked on as a food destination. The best food show on television will show our great restaurants, ranches, farms,…

8 restaurants owned by former NFL players

Former NFL players. Present foodies. Most athletes will spend the majority of their time focusing solely on their skills. They will clock endless off-field hours fine-tuning their physiques so they stay at the top of their game. The most successful and marketable athletes will spend time, with the help of an agent, crafting a public persona — giving interviews, attending fan events, endorsements and appearances. After a physically challenging career, most athletes will disappear from the public eye to a world of beautiful houses, cars and chiropractor visits. Others will get in to commentary. Still others will pursue a different industry all-together: food service. What is it about athletes that makes us flock to their restaurants? Maybe we think athletes know something about nutrition. This might be true, except most of their restaurants revolve around red meat. Maybe we feel a solidarity with the other diners. Or maybe we think, somehow,…