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Here's the first spoiler for the premiere episode of 'Top Chef Seattle': It didn't take place in Seattle.

Instead, celebrity judges Hugh Acheson, Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck divvied up the 21 cheftestants at their own restaurants around the country, setting them tasks (making a salad, working the line for dinner service, making soup, and cooking an omelet) and deciding which winners would proceed on to the Emerald City. ( I want to drink the coffee in Seattle, one contestant said wistfully.)

Some highlights and lowlights from the show:

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