Tonight's Top Chef Texas preview: There's a snake on my plate!

Check out the preview videos from tonight's episode of Top Chef: Texas!

For plenty of snark and a dash of good ol' fashioned sass, listen to the podcast tomorrow!


Tune in to Bravo tonight at 10 pm EST/9 pm C, join our Twitter party during the show (Jeff: @JeffHouck, Katie: @culinarypirate), and listen to our podcast tomorrow! Check out our fellow Top Chef fanatics, Please Pack Your Knives and Go and All Top Chef, for the latest news (and some laughs).


Mother Effin' Snakes!


Need to Cook in a Cooking Competition


The Final 16 Have Been Chosen

Even though this is technically the third episode of Top Chef: Texas, it's the first real episode because they're finally getting to the Texas-sized challenges!

The first Quickfire has the chef'testants cooking up some rattlesnakes, the winner receiving immunity and $5k. Like me, Dakota is very fearful of snakes and looks like she's about to cry when hearing this and seeing the snakes writhing around in their glass prison. But don't worry, I'm sure they didn't have to actually touch the live snakes. There's no way in PETA hell that the producers will make the chefs bash in some snake brains on this show; A. because it's inhumane, and B. BECAUSE THEY'RE EFFING RATTLESNAKES!

The Elimination Challenge is a team effort tonight (not sure what it entails, though — the previews are giving me nothing). We get our first taste of drama tonight when Rick Ross (a.k.a.: Keith) buys pre-cooked shrimp (!ESCANDALO!) for his teammate Lindsay to use in her "really intense court bouillon" (no, that's not a sexy euphemism). As teammate, Sarah, aptly states: "Who would buy pre-cooked shrimp in a cooking competition?! The point is to COOK the shrimp."

Let the games and draaaamaaaa begin!

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