Guest blogger Anthony Bourdain weighs in on the Top Chef talent over at Michael Ruhlman’s blog–and though I’m down with the Mike love, I can’t agree with his assesment of the finalists. Ilan is a tool. Foam on Marcel! (Hey, I’ve avoided blogging about Top Chef all season–cut me some slack.)

There’s also some pretty entertaining audio in which the pair expound on the glories of the Cleveland food scene and do their mutual fear and loathing shtick. It’s basically a 15-minute sequel to the notorious Vegas episode of No Reservations and, presumably, a preview of what the forthcoming Cleveland episode of NR–complete with drag-racing scene–might promise.