Julie pointed out that this season of Top Chef would feature a Cincinnati contestant, Lauren Starling Hope of Jag's Steak and Seafood.
Unfortunately, she didn't even make it into the kitchen, being eliminated during the first episode's "quickfire" challenge.
The LA Times offers an episode recap and critique here.
Aside: Bravo's bio of Lauren says that Jag's is the "most luxurious and contemporary steakhouse in Cincinnati." Is this really true? Is it more luxurious than Ruby's or the Precinct?