Gothamist, the most earnest blog in New York, got a little snarky with Top Chef judge Ted Allen yesterday. The site ran an open letter to the ex-Queer Eye, criticizing him for referring to a Waldorf Salad as coming from "Middle America" on Top Chef this week. Today Allen responds to the Gothamist letter, repeating his contention that the mayo and fruit-based salad is Middle American while admitting that it did indeed originate here. It's times like this when I love the internet. Oh, look, Gothamist has made me all earnesty too.