Bravo has announced that October 3 will be the premiere date for its new series Life After Top Chef featuring Spike Mendelsohn and a few other former Top Cheftestapants — Jen Carroll in Philadelphia, Richard Blais in Atlanta and Fabio Viviani in Los Angeles. Not only is Mendelsohn's plotline going to be about expanding Good Stuff Eatery and developing a steak-frites concept Bearnaise, but also about dealing with his restaurant industry family. From a press release:
While Spike wants to please his family, he also wants to succeed in opening a restaurant of his own. This carefree and brilliant chef struggles with his strong desire to venture on his own while avoiding ruffling feathers with the Mendelsohn clan.
Here now is a preview clip in which Mendelsohn argues with his mother and tells the cameras, "My mother doesn't want the stress of this business to tear this family apart, but she is the stress of this business." Burn.
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· Life After Top Chef Premieres October 3; Watch a Preview [Eater National]
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