Brooklyn Pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio heads to Indianapolis to challenge local favorite His Place Eatery in a smoked meatloaf challenge served TV dinner style. With help from Chris Morrison of Black Metal BBQ, the two aim to impress the judges and beat the competition with their "Brooklyn-ized" take on barbecue smoked meatloaf.
Brooklyn chef and barbecue expert Shannon Ambrosio heads south to Louisville, Kentucky to test Pitmaster Chris Williams and his boys from 502 Cafe in a bourbon and bacon challenge. 502 Cafe knows their bourbon, but Shannon is not making it that easy for this Kentucky crew as both teams must serve their dishes pizza style.
Brooklyn barbecue expert Shannon Ambrosio heads to Minneapolis to battle local favorites Charlie and Hannah Johnson of Q Fanatic in a bone-in barbecue challenge. In order to take on this father-daughter crew, Shannon enlists chef Lisa Carlson to create a curried goat feast fit for a crowd.
Brooklyn barbecue chef Shannon Ambrosio heads to Milwaukee, the beer and cheese capital of the world. He takes on the "King of Barbecue" Darnell Ashley and his son Jazz in a beer and cheese barbecue challenge. With the help of well-known local chef Michael Feker of Il Mito, Shannon "Brooklyn-izes" his barbecue rib tips with an Asian twist.
Shannon Ambrosio is in Chicago, where he challenges husband and wife pitmasters Greg and Kristina of Chicago Culinary Kitchen. The two teams will put their own barbecue twist on one of the oldest traditional dishes in Chicago: the Italian Beef Sandwich.
Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio heads west to take on twin sisters Jocelyn and Jacalyn of Twins Smoke House BBQ in Long Beach, Cal., to a double trouble barbecue brawl. Since this battle is on the coast, the ingredients need to be from the sea.
Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Kansas City, Missouri, to challenge local pitmasters Brandon and Cordell Simpson of Jazzy B's. Missouri is all about their beef, so this is going to be a beef brawl, but with beer for an added twist.
Shannon is heading to Memphis to challenge local favorite Jessie B's to a Southern-style barbecue showdown. Since Jessie and Shannon both have boxing backgrounds, this brawl is going to be all about a boxing staple--steak and eggs. Shannon may be the barbecue king up North, but he's going to need to find some inspiration from the local cuisine to reign triumphant.
Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is going to Phoenix for a serious smoking sausage showdown against local favorites Pork on a Fork BBQ. To smoke the competition in this battle, he will have to find some inspiration from the local flavors.
Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio heads to Tulsa to challenge chef Adam Myers of Burn Co. to an old-fashioned barbecue battle. With "Oklahoma Tenderloin" as a staple in every kids school lunch, this is going to be a schoolyard lunch bag brawl.
In the Season 2 premiere, Shannon turns up the heat as he heads to Albuquerque to challenge local barbecue favorite Pepper's BBQ to a sandwich slam that feature's Shannon's northern take on southern barbecue. Included: Both teams decide to use peppers in their dishes.