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'Top Chef' showdown: Antonia versus CJ

June 1, 2011 |  1:07 pm

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"Top Chef" fans: It's going to be Antonia Lofaso versus Chris "CJ" Jacobson.

That's the lineup when Bravo brings "Top Chef: The Tour" to town on June 17 and 18, pulling up the customized "Top Chef" 18-wheel tractor-trailer to the Hollywood and Highland Center at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. The highlight of each stop in the 20-city U.S. tour features a showdown between two former contestants before a panel of judges and audience members.

The Los Angeles cheftestants are Lofaso, a fan favorite, and Jacobson, the executive chef at The Yard in Santa Monica. Live demonstrations are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. What else can you expect? We'll let the news release take it from here:

The fourth annual highly-anticipated "Top Chef: The Tour," brings fans and viewers to the next level -- creating an interactive experience where they can physically taste, connect and learn more about the show they're passionate about. Visitors of the tour can meet and greet with "Top Chef" talent, sample food tastings, receive gourmet cooking tips, hear "Top Chef" show "secrets," get cheftestant autographs, and participate in a variety of on-site "Top Chef" activities, including a chance to win prizes."

Ticket information will be available at this link shortly.

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Photos: Antonia Lofaso and Chris "CJ" Jacobson. Credit: Bravo

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