Shopping is done, and everyone takes off to find a kitchen. Grayson and Paul are neck and neck, and Paul arrives at the first restaurant first, but Grayson goes to the right door, so Paul's out of luck. I don't know what makes this particular restaurant so desirable; maybe it's closer to the Alamo or maybe it's bigger? Anyway, the rules said that only one person can cook per kitchen, so Paul moves on. Grayson asks the owner if she can cook in there, like it wasn't set up ahead of time. Can we all drop that charade?
Sarah gets lost and has to pull out her map, but she's worried that she's running out of time. Paul finds a kitchen and the owner pretends for a second like he's going to say no, but obviously he says yes. Lindsay finds a kitchen and goes over the pantry with the owner. They don't have everything she needs, so she leaves to find more ingredients and plans to come back. Ed has also found his kitchen; he's in a bed and breakfast. They don't have shrimp, but they do have chicken, and they have grits, so Ed's all set.
Grayson discovers that she's cooking in a Mexican restaurant, so they don't necessarily have the regular ingredients she would use, but she's able to find substitutes. Lindsay stops in to buy ingredients, and Grayson thinks Lindsay is screwed because she hasn't even started cooking yet. Lindsay gets what she can and then heads back to her kitchen.
Except, oops! Sarah has arrived while Lindsay was out so Lindsay has to leave. The owner is willing to let her cook when Sarah is done but obviously there's not enough time. Lindsay has to leave and find another kitchen. Well, she shouldn't have left. She does acknowledge that truth, though. There were obviously five designated kitchens and each cheftestant gets one, and it's first-come, first-served.
Lindsay finally finds a kitchen and sets about defrosting her beef cheeks. Meanwhile, Sarah has to report the ingredients that she takes from the kitchen so that she can pay for them. Some kitchen worker keeps talking to Sarah and asking her questions, which seems like it would be annoying. Ed is cooking away at the bed and breakfast. It's really hot and he has to travel, so he plans to undercook the chicken just a little bit so it doesn't end up overcooking while traveling. Isn't he going to chill it? This whole transport issue is making me nervous about food-borne illness. Then the owner asks Ed to cook a couple of eggs while he's working on his own dish. What the what? Ed has no choice but to say okay, I guess, and the guy serves them to his guests? I guess? Maybe he eats them himself. I don't know.