ATLANTA -- If anyone knows what it's like to come so close but be so far it is Kevin Gillespie.
When it comes to Top Chef, the executive chef and co-owner of the venerable Woodfire Grill on Cheshire Bridge Road in midtown has lived it, slept it, and yes, eaten it.
The Atlanta native emerged as a fan favorite on the show's sixth season that featured two other Atlanta-based chefs.
At the age of 26, he dominated the show's "Quickfire" and "Elimination" challenges throughout in Las Vegas, before falling to Michael Voltaggio in the show's Napa finale.
He joined Brenda Wood Wednesday night to weigh in on FLIP Burger Boutique proprietor Richard Blais's odds on a shot at redemption and life after the bright lights of the Top Chef kitchen.