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Hell’s Kitchen Recap: 15 Chefs Compete

The blue team has lost a lot of dead weight. The red team has been on a roll, but they are far from perfect. There’s dead weight on this team as well. I knew tides would have to turn so Red could become leaner and meaner.

A very emotional Beth complains that being from Louisiana means that no men will let her work in restaurants. Is that a thing? Women can’t be chefs in Louisiana? I highly doubt that.

Chef Ramsay noted that no one was emerging as a leader. He instructs each team to elect a captain for the night’s dinner service. On the red team, Melanie steps up as captain. As my early favorite, I’m both glad and a little nervous, knowing that if the red team went down, she’d be accountable. The blue team selects Anton, much to my chagrin; I can’t stand the way this guy yells!

We go straight into dinner service. Melanie is leading her team from the fish station, while Anton has decided to be a “floater,” which basically means he micromanages then takes credit for everyone’s work.

It’s an exciting night in Hell’s Kitchen because there will be chef’s tables in the kitchen. Red hosts Elizabeth Perkins from Weeds. Blue hosts my favorite Halliwell sister and the hottest mom in Rosewood, Holly Marie Combs! JP seems to enjoy Holly as much as I do.

Holly is a genuine joy!  She seems to really have fun with the Hell's Kitchen experience and the drama that comes along with it. Her on screen tag reads PLL and I love me a good Ella Montgomery, but she will always be Piper Halliwell to me!  I have logistical problems believing she could be Lucy Hale's mother.  Maybe I'm just getting old.

Holly is a genuine joy! She seems to really have fun with the Hell’s Kitchen experience and the drama that comes along with it. (Though her on screen tag reads PLL, she will always be Piper Halliwell to me! I have logistical problems believing she could be Lucy Hale’s mother. Maybe I’m just getting old.) 

Dinner service is shaky at best. Melanie’s command of the fish station is lacking. Blue delivers food to the chef’s table without bringing them by the pass for Ramsay to okay. The result is Holly’s companion getting undercooked scallops— not a great move. At the end of the night, I think Red had more problems. Chef Ramsay agrees, as the blue team won dinner service.

Surprisingly, Melanie does not get put up for elimination. Her leadership qualities remain unproven, and the failure does indeed fall on her shoulders. I think she is one of the strongest chefs there, so I’m glad she’s safe.

Instead, Red puts up Beth, the obvious choice, and Sandra, a confusing choice to me. Beth has been mentally absent like, every service. I kind of like Sandra. She’s made mistakes, yes, but who hasn’t? Seems like the read team wants her gone, though.

Rams rightly sends Beth home, citing that he can’t see her leading a kitchen.

“Beth thinks that the reason she hasn’t advanced in the culinary industry is the fact that she’s a woman in the south. I think it’s because she can’t cook.”

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Netflix Crawl

Boston is big on St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m sure there will be bar crawls a-plenty this weekend in celebration. Nicole is not big on St. Patrick’s Day.  A bar crawl would not be my thing either.  I guess the idea is that you have one beer and each bar, then move on to the next.  In honor of my weekend plans, I’ve made a fictional pub crawl, via Netflix!

Cheers

IMG_5021What better place to start your night than where everybody knows your name!  The crowd at this Boston bar can definitely be festive, but never seems rowdy.  Have your first beer here kicking back with Norm and the gang, and you can be on your way before Cliff gives you too many “little known facts.”

The Drunken Clam

IMG_5012We’re moving geographically now to Quahog, Rhode Island, which is fictional, but Rhode Island is so small that it really doesn’t matter where in state it’s located.  You can get things going a little more here, pounding beer number two back with Peter Griffin and friends.  I mean, that Family Guy can drink.  We’ve seen him drunk enough to assume so, anyway.

MacLaren’s

IMG_5019We’re in Manhattan now!  This bar from “How I Met Your Mother” has no shortage of attractive and gullible ladies, so make some friends now that you’re on your third.  If you’re not having much luck, maybe Barney can give you an assist.  Haaaave you met Ted?  There’s also food here if you’re feeling a bit peckish, which I always am.

Paddy’s Pub

IMG_5023I’m guessing you’re feeling it now, or at least have a good buzz going.  If you’re not drunk, someone here is bound to be.  Here we are in Philadelphia at an Irish bar, so there should be a lot of holiday spirit.  Drink down your fourth beer with “the gang” of Always Sunny.  This is really the kind of place you could spend your whole holiday binge-drinking, but remember that’s not the goal of the crawl.

Snakehole Lounge

IMG_5024It’s time to get wild in Pawnee, Indiana at the world’s sickest nightclub.  According to some rough google-ing, Pawnee is somewhere in Southern Indiana, between Columbus and Louisville, KY.  Avoid the snakejuice and have a fifth beer with the Parks & Rec department.  Things could get weird here, you guys.

The Bronze

IMG_5020Apparently the middle of this country doesn’t have much going for it, ‘cause we’re on the west coast now!  Here in Sunnydale, CA you can get your dance on at The Bronze.  If you’re not quite 21, no worries!  And if it happens to be 1999, you can catch Dingoes Ate My Baby playing some tunes.  Although this is south of our final location, I didn’t want to end the night here because of all the vampire attacks nearby.  If this isn’t place isn’t your thing, you could instead pick up your sixth beer at the bar at UC Sunnydale, but of course, you risk turning into a caveman.

P3

IMG_5022Wind down and enjoy the music and your final drink of the night at P3.  This San Francisco night spot may have its share of demonic activity as well, but I figure anything safer than Sunnydale.  I’m sure Piper and the power of three will be there if something bad does go down.  Some pretty sweet bands played here, so I think it’s a great way to end the night.

You have now covered 3,364 miles without leaving your couch!

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click through to see how weird I am for putting so much thought into this!

If you are going out this weekend in celebration, have fun and be safe!

If you’re more of a non-observant person like me, you can watch all of these shows on Netflix!

| Cheers | Family Guy | How I Met Your Mother | It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Parks and Rec | Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Charmed |