South Side natives Adrienne Cheatham and Joseph Flamm promise Thursday’s “Top Chef” Season 15 finale is a slugfest.
“I have a lot of respect and appreciation for Joe’s level of talent and execution, and we really just were looking at each other like, ‘I want you to put up your best dish against my best dish and whoever wins, wins.’ Like, we just want to come out bloody-nosed, whoever wins, wins,” Cheatham said by phone.
This is the first time in the 12-year-old competition that both finalists are from Chicago. On the line is the $125,000 grand prize and bragging rights of being named the first “Top Chef” winner from the Chicago area in a decade.
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