Congratulations to Stephanie! She deserves it. I think she has great skills and her personal development through the course of the show is just inspiring.
Although, my bet was on Richard. However, as Ted said, there will be much more good things coming his way. I totally believe it! (Awesome blog entry, by the way.)
And yes, ring the bell for the fact that the certain "bronze medalist" didn't take the cake. Making existing Thai food your own by topping it with new ingredients doesn't make you innovative.
I voiced my opinion on LA Times' blog and to Ted's blog on Bravo as well.
Now, I'm on to So You Think You Can Dance. Hahah!