FOOD/BOOZE NEWS!  2:54 pm February 25, 2009

Top Chef Carla Hall: You Were Supposed To Be Eliminated Four Episodes Ago

by Malaka Gharib

  • Googly-eyed Top Chef finalist Carla Hall goes interview crazy! The DC-based caterer talks about what it’s like to work with Stefan, the Evil Chef from Poland, being an underdog and of course, her fab dishes. Check out her interviews with Washingtonian magazine, DC food blog Capital Spice and the DCist.
  • Fancy pizza at delivery prices: Pizzas at Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza are only $5 during happy hour. Try the pizza verdura, which comes with sun-dried tomato puree, olives, artichokes, basil and Parmesan. Plus, all American drafts are a buck off. [Ella’s]
  • Belgian cafe and bakery Le Pain Quotidien is opening up in Clarendon, bringing down its novelty status to like, negative a million.
  • The Gibson is a secret, speakeasy-style bar on U Street. They don’t have a website, their phone number isn’t listed and you have to make reservations far in advance just to get into the place. But it’s worth the wait the Washington Post says that The Gibson has the best drinks in the city. For ideas how to get in, click here. [WaPo]
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Bruno February 25, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Are you telling me a delivery pizza is $5 in DC?? I thought the gubbernment moneys was flowin in dem der parts?

Doglessliberal February 25, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Carla just did a chat on, as well. She’s got a great PR person!

Tommy Says Soooo February 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Actually, Stefan is Finnish, and Carla is finished. Can I haz MoDo job now?

Suds McKenzie February 25, 2009 at 3:37 pm

She is “the run away bride of ATS.

Ginger Snaps February 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Stefan’s a Finn, Carla’s a Win! Hootie Hoo!

ToeCramps February 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Carla’s gonna win this – watch tonight! She still on because she is supposed to be on! How would she win without being on the show? OK, now you are really confusing me! Also.

IceCreamEmpress February 25, 2009 at 4:30 pm


Also, she and my sister-in-law are like twins, only my sister-in-law is a blonde white lady.

Jukesgrrl February 25, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Love ya, Carla. Good luck tonight even though I know tonight is not tonight — you know what I mean. Have fun with your car!

problemwithcaring February 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm

To me, Carla’s a non-annoying version of Diana Ross’ daughter on that WB show Girlfriends – which is saying alot, because Carla comes off as pretty spastic. (No offense, I love her.)

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