Thursday, March 31, 2011

Local Love 3.

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Local Love.  Today - Top Chef.  Not exactly local, but stay with me here. 

The Texan and I are HUGE Top Chef fans.  We were thrilled with the outcome of last night's Top Chef All-Stars Finale.  (I won't ruin it for those who haven't seen it.)

So, we were even more thrilled when we saw a preview for next season's Top Chef Masters.  Basically, Top Chef cranked up.  They take chefs who already have established careers and throw them into a fierce culinary competition.  We noticed that local chef Celina Tio was going to be competing.  Her restaurant, Julian, is one of our faves. 

Located in Brookside, Julian offers up delicious dishes featuring local and seasonal ingredients in a cozy atmosphere.  Some of our recent favorites include the housemade pretzel sticks, the burger (get the fried egg on top...mmmm), and the crispy pork shoulder (served with Brussels sprout leaves - so tasty.)  She also offers up a Sunday brunch which looks killer - baguette French toast, house smoked salmon.  Is it Sunday yet?!

Needless to say, we will absolutely be tuning in for Top Chef Masters and cheering our local chef Celina on to victory!

Julian is located at 6227 Brookside Plaza; Top Chef Masters airs Wednesday, April 6 on Bravo. 

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  1. I just went to top chef from a few years ago Kelly Likens restaurant in Vail, it was fabulous. My hubby and I love that show

  2. Simon and are totally OBSESSED with Julian and Chef Tio. We too watched the show and were so excited that she made it to the final four! We go there often with sweet Charlotte for lunch on the weekends. The staff and Chef Tio have started to recognize this Julian obsessed family. As we indulge on some adult beverages mid-day, Charlotte walks all around this cute little Brookside cafe between courses! A great KC find- I must tune in on April 6th.

  3. I will have to try that restaurant! Love your blog, Sarah! So cute- I have been enjoying reading all of your posts! :)