Philly locals to appear on tonight's 'Hell's Kitchen'

Television personality and chef Gordon Ramsay. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit)

IT'S NO SECRET that Philly is a foodie town, so I imagine plenty of our readers will be tuning in to Fox 29 tonight to catch Season 14 of "Hell's Kitchen," starring grueling gourmand Gordon Ramsay.

Two Philly locals will compete among 18 others for a chance at a cash prize and to be given a top spot in one of Ramsay's kitchens.

"When I met him, I was in awe," said Christine Hazel, 32, originally from Levittown but a transplant to Philly three years ago.

Not long after relocating, Hazel took over as the chef adviser to Chickie's & Pete's locations in Philly and South Jersey. Her favorite food to make at home is jambalaya.

"I like a modern twist on American and French dishes," Hazel said. "That's my cooking style.

"[Ramsay] has a huge persona and his energy is contagious," she said. "He has a way of making you want to be a better chef. At first, I was nervous, but once you meet him, it kind of goes away and he just becomes your boss."

Milly Medley, 33, of Philadelphia, is an executive chef. Fox honchos tell me he will be mixing up his signature seafood mac-and-cheese with citrus panko topping.

Neither Hazel nor Medley knew each other prior to appearing on the show.

"Hell's Kitchen" airs tonight at 8. A viewing party starts at 7 at the Chickie's & Pete's in Parx Casino (2999 Street Road, Bensalem).


Dissed for picking Philly?

Page Six's Cindy Adams says the Democratic National Committee (DNC) should be spelled DUNCE. She claims that higher-ups in the donkey camp "stiffed" Brooklyn when they passed on holding the 2016 convention there.

In yesterday's New York Post, the Big Apple gossip queen accused our fair city of closing "at 10 p.m." (Scoff!) So, I thought I'd educate. Here are three fun things to do after 10 p.m. that don't include waiting for last call.

* Play pool, ping pong or darts till 3:30 a.m. at the Ruba Club (416 Green St.), in Northern Liberties.

* Dance with drag queens at Bob & Barbara's (1509 South St.) every Thursday night. The show hosted by the infamous "Miss Lisa" showcases some of the best female impersonators in the area.

* And one of my own unfortunate guilty pleasures, SugarHouse Casino (1001 N. Delaware Ave.), is open all night. What's that, Cindy? NYC doesn't have casinos?

Oh yeah, sorry.


'Creed' set turns rocky

According to, Sylvester Stallone used some of his "Rocky" skills when he broke up a fight on the set of his latest flick, "Creed," during a shoot yesterday in Delaware County.

TMZ reports that during filming, Tony Bellew, who plays "Pretty" Ricky Porter in the film, dove out of the boxing ring - mid-scene - and lunged at a fellow actor with flying fists.

Sources told TMZ that Stallone and several others broke up the fight. Police were called and everyone was thrown off the set. No word yet if any charges would be filed.

* At state Rep. Jim Roebuck's birthday bash Thursday at Warmdaddy's (1400 S. Columbus Blvd.) Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell reportedly sang "Happy Birthday" to Roebuck. That's when "Creed" actors Lewis Jaffee, Sal Darigo and Lou Porecca joined the party.




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