Top Chef NOLA: Which Restaurants Live Up to the Hype?By Kelly Dobkin | October 3, 2013 By Kelly Dobkin | October 3, 2013
Top Chef New Orleans premiered last night with 19 brand spankin' new competitors from all over the U.S. While we got a taste of their culinary chops on last night's Elimination Challenge, do the restaurants they rep live up to the hype? We took all the Zagat-rated restaurants associated with the chefs on the show (note: not all the chefs currently work in a Zagat-rated restaurant) and took a look at how they fare with our surveyors. Check out the results below. Who's your favorite to win? Also check out our video with last year's winner Kristen Kish right here.