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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bravo's Top Chef: The Tour 3, a nationwide 21-city promotional tour featuring Bravo's customized Top Chef 18-wheeler semi-truck pulls into Charlotte on Thursday.

The Top Chef tour will be in the lot at 300 S. Tryon, at the corner of Third and Tryon streets from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This year's tour features an updated, restaurant-style format with table seating, bringing Top Chef fans a fuller, more elaborate culinary experience hosted by their favorite former Top Chef winners and chef'testants.

Visitors of Top Chef: The Tour will have the opportunity to meet and greet with Top Chef talent, sample food tastings, receive gourmet cooking tips, hear Top Chef show secrets, get chef'testant autographs, and participate in a variety of on-site Top Chef activities, including a chance to win prizes.

Attendees can also try for a hole-in-one on the Top Chef -themed putting green, purchase Bravo and Top Chef merchandise, and capture their Top Chef experience with a photo at the Top Chef judges table.

Fans will be able to access and download their photos at www.BravoTV.com. Top Chef fans can visit www.bravotv.com/thetour to learn more about the tour and receive ticket information.

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