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Top Chef Season 11 Premieres Tonight

Jason Cichonski and Nick Elmi are on Top Chef 11
Jason Cichonski and Nick Elmi are on Top Chef 11
Photo: Shola Olunloyo/Star Chefs

Tonight, two of Philly's brightest cheffy stars, Jason Cichonski and Nicholas Elmi, start their TV journey on Top Chef. It's the 11th season of Padma and Tom, and this time they're descending upon New Orleans (or N'awlins if you watch Treme and aren't from New Orleans).

Bravo has released a handful of sneak peek videos from Season 11, and Philly's hottest chef, Jason Cichonski, has been in the middle of most of them. So far it looks like they've edited him to be the smug guy (played in previous seasons by Angelo Sosa and Marcel Vigneron, both of whom went to the finals) in the group, and Elmi hasn't gotten as much screen time, except in this clip where he threatens to become the "evil guy," which is fine by us.

But make sure you tune in tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo to cheer on our sexy cooks, who are in the biggest competition of their lives. And even though Philly is bringing a unified front supporting both Nick and Jason, it's inevitable that lines will be drawn and allegiances will be formed. So, if you're a Nicholas Elmi fan, you should tag your tweets with #nicksnerds. If you're on Jason's side, tag your tweets with #cichonskischampions. Most importantly, tag all of your tweets with #topchefphilly, since we know we're winning this thing with one of these two thoroughbreds and there's no way Bravo ever films a season here. So that's why we have to come away with another TC victory.

Good luck guys!

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