|George – Pork and Chorizo Skewer with Clam, Cucumber and Olive Side – Not only is it ugly, but it actually looks and sounds gross. And it is a skewer meal in a fast food restaurant. Instead of a Batman toy in your happy meal, here, take a weapon. Bert agrees on the ugliness, unsure if he went the Batman route too. Foley thinks George has not had much drive thru experience in Manhattan. Stone rightfully scolds that George should have adjusted his dish once the challenge was revealed.
Traci – Chicken Chili Verde Burrito, Jicama Sticks and Tortilla Chips – Stone is so amazed by the flavor he starts pounding the table like Khrushchev at the U.N. Bert thinks this fast food was restaurant quality.
Floyd – Chicken Frankie with Cucumber, Daikon and Grape Slaw – Floyd was the anti-George, he took his gourmet idea and turned it into an Indian street food dish. Bert also reminds us the difference between this wrap and Celina’s failure.
Beast – Rib Eye Steak Sandwich on Ciabatta, Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons – She’s pretty lucky for the immunity, as she may have fallen to the Bottom Three. Stone found it safe and boring, but Foley rightfully points out that she served a salad without utensils. Hush Puppy flirts with Stone, “Even you don’t look sexy eating salad as finger food.”
Critics bring back Alex, Celina and George first, but we all know it is the reverse psych out. Celina’s was a “mess waiting to happen,” it was “bland and under-seasoned” and the wrap and cauliflower didn’t really mix. George “snubbed his nose at the fast food environment,” and that was really enough in the end, wasn’t it? Alex’s wasn’t too bad, but it was too sweet, too sparse and the side wasn’t really a good fast food side.
Mary Sue, Traci and Floyd come in the Winner Circle. Floyd’s was genius, Traci was perfect for driving, and Mary Sue made dynamite fritters. So dynamite, that she wins the challenge. Unibrow and Beast are basically fourth and fifth, I presume in that order.
The judges confer – Stone thinks Alex should have fried the salmon, Celina’s was a lost cause, and George made an ugly inappropriate dish. I think what saved Celina was that she tried to make a fast food dish, she just failed. George didn’t really try, so he departs and we all move on. He stood by his food, just as they both got sent back.
Next week – Quickfire on steroids. Somehow Jose Canseco knew about it. Maroon 5 shows up, and Gail conveniently stops by to see the rock stars. Oh, and the band’s Yoko Ono may be mashed potatoes.
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