The third estate: Call her the Judith Miller of the gutter food press (and believe us, we'd know). In yesterday's Yummy Letter ex-Chron Inside Scoop reporter GraceAnne Walden related what happens when you play spoiler to a TV food show. Last week Walden casually revealed the winner -- or so she was told by a reliable source -- of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. Since then it's been nothing but tsouris from PR hacks, with speculation on Walden's part that she may be hauled before a judge to finger her Deep Throat (which, frankly, sounds kind of pervy). As for the chef Walden's source revealed as the winner? A certain Chicago chef whose name rhymes with "Payless." But you didn't hear it from us.
Terminator: Take out your Coogi sweater and poof up your shoulderpads -- tonight is the last supper for the restaurant Postrio, which survived 20 years only to, um, fail. At Between Meals, Chron's Michael Bauer gets all Greatest Generation, reliving the glory days of blini and smoked salmon and Chinese duck with hoisin cherry sauce, basking in the glamour of owner Wolfgang Puck, the Austrian canned-soup and frozen-pizza maestro himself (he's in town for Postrio's wake). See ya.