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Will Austin's Qui become 'Top Chef?'

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Tonight, Austin's Paul Qui will either win "Top Chef Texas" or, in what would be the biggest upset in "Top Chef" history, come in second to Chicago chef Sarah Grueneberg.

On last week's episode, Qui of Uchiko made it into the finale with his king crab with sunchoke chips, lobster broth and lemon snow and the Pan Am cocktail of kaffir lime, Thai chiles and rum. Last week was a big week for Qui. In addition to being honored by at a gala in Austin, he was named a semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.

Qui competes against Grueneberg in the finale, which was filmed not in Texas but in British Columbia, and that episode airs at 9 p.m. today on Bravo. Both Uchi and Uchiko will host viewing parties, as they have every Wednesday night for the past few months, starting at 9 with a special "Sake Social" menu.

Join us for a live chat during the episode tonight at

— Addie Broyles