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Photo of the Day: Art Smith, Chris Lilly, and Ted Lee Tweeting

From left: Art Smith, Chris Lilly, Ted Lee. [Photograph: Erin Zimmer] As the New York City Wine & Food Festival's "Down South Up North" dinner wrapped up last night, three of the featured hosts circled up to tweet about the Southern food-filled evening. It all started when Ted Lee (@TheLeeBros) snapped a Twitpic of his chili crab on the menu. (His brother Matt, the other half of the Lee Bros. duo, was somewhere nearby feasting on the crustacean.) Chef Art Smith (@chefartsmith) jumped in to type: "The Chefs and Twitter!!xooxArt." And barbecue pitmaster Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Alabama just played along. He doesn't actually have a Twitter account.... More

'Top Chef Masters,' Ep. 6: Trick in a Box

"An episode of brotherly love." Top Chef Masters soldiers on. Tonight's competition marked the last of six four-way faceoffs, each qualifying a chef for the Champions Round. Next week, we'll see these six chefs go head-to-head—but this Wednesday, there was still one more slot to fill. The Contestants (above, from left) Roy Yamaguchi: Roy’s; Imua Family Services Jonathan Waxman: Barbuto; Meals on Wheels Art Smith: Table Fifty-Two, Art and Soul; Common Threads Michael Cimarusti: Providence; Grameen Foundation Quickfire Challenge: Another blast from Top Chef past—the Aisle Trial. Chefs were each assigned a single aisle at Whole Foods, and could use only ingredients found in that aisle (and purchased with just $20) in their Quickfire dish. The judges? Whole Foods employees.... More

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