On the scene: Bravo Top Chef All-Star finale party

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    Tony Mantuano

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    Casey Thompson

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    Casey Thompson at Girl and the Goat

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    Tiffany Derry, Spike Mendelsohn and Carla Hall

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    Carla Hall

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    Spike Mendelsohn

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    Tiffani Faison

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    Spike Mendelsohn at Girl and the Goat

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    Gail Simmons

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    Gail Simmons

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    Phaedra Parks arriving at Girl and the Goat

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    NeNe Leakes

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    Cynthia Bailey

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    Cynthia Bailey

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    Phaedra Parks

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    Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas

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    Cynthia (forward) and NeNe Leakes

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    Cynthia Bailey

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    Bethenny Frankel

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    Bethenny Frankel

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    Kandi Burruss

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    Kandi Burruss

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    Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey

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    Stephanie Izard

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    Stephanie Izard

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    Stephanie Izard

Photograph: Alyssa Jongsma

Tony Mantuano

The point of last night's Bravo party at Girl & the Goat (you know, owned by Bravolebrity Stephanie Izard) was to introduce the network's new slate of shows to advertisers and other execs. But because nothing about Bravo is stuffy, the network turned the presentation into an event: A Top Chef All-Stars finale party, complete with Bravo stars such as Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons, Bethenny Frankel, cast members from The Real Housewives of Atlanta and more. Similar parties were held in New York and Los Angeles as well. At the Chicago fete, guests were treated to signature items from Girl & the Goat's menu, Frankel's skinny girl margaritas and dishes that were featured during the Top Chef finale being broadcast. 


I don't have too much celebrity gossip on any of the Bravo stars in attendance last night, but here are some details: Nene wasn't in the mood to pose for pictures, Sheree was super nice, Carla Hall (Top Chef All Stars, and last night's fan favorite winner) is super tall, Casey Thompson (Top Chef All Stars) was raving about her visit to Maude's the previous night and Tiffany Derry (Top Chef All Stars) told me that she's planning on eventually having her own TV show. Check out the slide show of the Bravo talent on last night's blue carpet (Red carpets are so 2008) above.


As for the new shows appearing on Bravo in the coming months, some of the standouts (for me, at least) include a new series starring Brad Goreski (from The Rachel Zoe Project), a songwriting competition series hosted by Jewel, Million Dollar Listing: New York, and Most Eligible: Dallas (which chronicles the dating life of a group of Dallas singles).



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