Jennifer Jasinski and Richard Sandoval will represent Colorado on Top Chef Masters tonight

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Bravo's Top Chef Masters will start its new season tonight, and Jennifer Jasinski, the James Beard Award-winning executive chef of Rioja (and co-owner of Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendome) is one of the masters. So is Richard Sandoval, who owns several restaurants in Colorado, including Zengo, Maya, Tamayo, Al Lado, Venga Venga and two locations of La Sandia.

And there will be watching parties for both chefs this evening.

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Jasinski plans to donate her earnings to Work Options for Women if she wins, and Kuni Lexus of Greenwood Village, 5150 South Quebec Street, is hosting a viewing party tonight that will also benefit WOW; for more information, go to the nonprofit's website. We also hear that all of the TVs at Euclid Hall will be tuned to the show, which starts at 8 p.m. Sandoval had been slated to be at Al Lado, 1610 Little Raven Street, for his viewing party -- and while he ultimately wasn't able to come to Colorado, the party is still on. Admission is free, and guests will receive a complimentary cocktail and appetizers, as well as a chance for bottle giveaways; there will also be a DJ spinning tunes. For more information, visit the Sandoval empire's website.

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