We've got information from ridiculously reliable sources that both Jason Cichonski (Ela) and Nick Elmi (formerly of Rittenhouse Tavern) are in New Orleans competing on Top Chef Season 11. A tipster from the foot state happens to be a fan of our favorite sexy chef and reached out with a photo of the cheftestapants during one of their challenges. Sure enough, we saw someone who looked like Cichonski, but also someone who looked like Elmi.
After trying both of them on their cell phones over the past few days, neither has responded, but usually do so. Cichonski has not been at Ela the last few times we've stopped by, and hasn't updated his Facebook page, either. His Twitter account is active, but only for retweets and not much else, which is very un-Jason.
Either way, we're very proud to have two of our very best competing on Top Chef Season 11. And, it doesn't hurt that they're both way good looking. Good luck guys!