Big Bad BBQ Brawl

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

2016 - 2017,
Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio challenges other pitmasters to barbecue showdowns.

Episode Guide

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Double Dog Dare-ya Brawl (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Double Dog Dare-ya Brawl

    Shannon Ambrosio faces off against Chicago's Rusty Findlay and his team at Demon Dawgs and challenges them to make not one, but two different barbecue hot dogs; Shannon gets help from local barbecue expert Duce Raymond of Sweet Baby Ray's.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - BBQ Chicken and Biscuits (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    BBQ Chicken and Biscuits

    Shannon takes on Nashville's Michael Powell and his team from Little Choo-Choo BBQ; with help from pitmaster Tony Roney, Shannon sets out to capitalize on the popularity of hot-chicken for his spin on chicken and biscuits.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - BBQ Hot Brown Sandwich (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    BBQ Hot Brown Sandwich

    Shannon challenges the team at J. Render's BBQ in Lexington, Ky., to add a twist to a classic Kentucky sandwich, the Hot Brown; pitmaster Jen Lyle of Lyle's BBQ helps Shannon add local Kentucky ingredients to his smoky Brooklyn-ized hot brown.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - TV Dinner BBQ Brawl (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    TV Dinner BBQ Brawl

    Shannon heads to Indianapolis to challenge local favorite, His Place Eatery, in a smoked meatloaf challenge served TV dinner style; with help from Chris Morrison from Black Metal BBQ, these two create a Brooklyn-ized take on BBQ smoked meatloaf.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Bourbon and Bacon BBQ Brawl (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Bourbon and Bacon BBQ Brawl

    Shannon heads to Louisville, Ky. to challenge Pitmaster Chris Williams and his boys from 502 Cafe in a bourbon and bacon brawl served pizza style; chef Loreal Gavin helps Shannon use local ingredients to infuse into his BBQ pizza recipe.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Bone-in-BBQ Brawl (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Bone-in-BBQ Brawl

    Shannon heads to Minneapolis to battle local barbecue favorites, Charlie and Hannah Johnson of Q Fanatic, in a Bone-in-BBQ Brawl; Shannon enlists the help of celebrated chef, Lisa Carlson; together they create a curry goat feast, fit for a crowd.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Beer and Cheese BBQ Brawl (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Beer and Cheese BBQ Brawl

    Shannon heads to Milwaukee to challenge the King of Barbecue, Darnell Ashley and his son, Jazz, in an epic beer & cheese BBQ brawl; with chef Michael Feker of Il Mito, Shannon Brooklyn-izes his barbecue rib tips with an Asian twist.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Chicago Italian Beef BBQ Brawl (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Chicago Italian Beef BBQ Brawl

    Shannon Ambrosio challenges husband and wife pitmasters, Greg and Kristina of Chicago Culinary Kitchen, to an Italian Beef Sandwich cook-off; with Chicago native Saralynn Pablo by his side, Shannon Brooklyn-izes a 100-year-old classic.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Double Trouble Brawl: Seafood Two Ways (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Double Trouble Brawl: Seafood Two Ways

    Shannon challenges twin sisters Jocelyn and Jacalyn of Twins Smoke House BBQ in Long Beach, Calif. to a double trouble barbecue brawl with ingredients straight from the sea.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Pig on a Stick BBQ Brawl (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Pig on a Stick BBQ Brawl

    Shannon is crossing Arkansas state lines into Little Rock for his next barbecue challenge, pig on a stick, and heads to Southern Gourmasian; Shannon gets inspiration from local flavors.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Beef and Beer Brawl (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Beef and Beer Brawl

    Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Kansas City, Mo. to challenge local pitmasters Brandon and Cordell Simpson of Jazzy B's to a beef brawl, but with beer for an added twist!

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Breakfast for Dinner BBQ Brawl (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Breakfast for Dinner BBQ Brawl

    Shannon is heading to Memphis to challenge local favorite Jessie B's to a Southern-style barbecue showdown featuring steak and eggs; Shannon may be the barbecue king up North, but he's going to need some inspiration from the local cuisine to conquer.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Smokin' Sausage Showdown (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Smokin' Sausage Showdown

    Shannon challenges Pork on a Fork BBQ in Phoenix to a sausage showdown, and hopes to find inspiration from local flavors.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Schoolyard Lunch Bag Brawl (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Schoolyard Lunch Bag Brawl

    In Tulsa, Okla., Shannon challenges Adam Myers of Burn Co., to a lunch bag brawl using a school lunch staple.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Over-the-Top Burger and Booze Brawl (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Over-the-Top Burger and Booze Brawl

    Shannon travels to Las Vegas to compete against local barbeque favorites Pot Liquor BBQ in a burger and booze brawl.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Big, Bad Sandwich Slam (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Big, Bad Sandwich Slam

    Shannon challenges Pepper's BBQ in Albuquerque, N.M., to a sandwich slam, where they both must incorporate peppers into their dishes.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Meat and Potato Brawl (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Meat and Potato Brawl

    Shannon heads to Charleston, S.C., to challenge local barbecue favorite Right on Que to a South Carolina-style BBQ meat-on-the-bone and potato competition.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Swine and Swill Brawl (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Swine and Swill Brawl

    Shannon and his brother Big Rich head down to Atlanta to challenge a local favorite, Sweet Auburn, to a swine and swill showdown.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - BBQ Pulled Pork Brawl (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    BBQ Pulled Pork Brawl

    Shannon battles BBQ legend Hickory Stick in a southern pulled pork sandwich cook off; Shannon makes some pit stops to get inspiration for his Italian-inspired twist on Louisiana-style 'cue.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - BBQ Chicken on the Fly Brawl (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    BBQ Chicken on the Fly Brawl

    Shannon Ambrosio challenges the owners of Meat Boss, Benny and Dara, to a BBQ chicken and Southern sweet showdown.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - BBQ Brisket Brawl (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    BBQ Brisket Brawl

    Shannon travels to Ft. Worth, Texas to challenge family BBQ dynasty Cousins Bar-B-Que in a smoked brisket showdown; learns the secret ingredient to Jack Perkins' award-winning brisket - espresso.

  • Big Bad BBQ Brawl - Sweet and Savory Brawl (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Sweet and Savory Brawl

    Shannon heads to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi to challenge local barbecue favorites, Murky Waters, to a Southern-style barbecue sandwich showdown.