When Shannon Ambrosio became a chef, he traveled the South to learn everything he could about traditional southern BBQ. Now that he's conquered the BBQ scene in New York, he and his boys are hitting the road to see if he can measure up against the best pit masters in the south.

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BBQ Brisket Brawl

Shannon heads to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on a family barbecue dynasty.

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Season 1, Episode 4

BBQ Chicken on the Fly Brawl

Brooklyn chef and barbecue expert, Shannon Ambrosio, is crossing Alabama state lines into Mobile for his next challenge, a BBQ chicken on the fly with a Southern sweet showdown! Owners Benny and Dara started Meat Boss just three years ago, but their barbecue and pulled pork is already legendary in these parts! Will Shannon's take on Southern barbecue be enough to make him the new boss in town and win over the judges? Let the battle of the meat boss begin!

Saturday
Jan 7
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Swine and Swill Brawl

Chef Shannon Ambrosio and his brother Big Rich head down to the bustling city of Atlanta to take on family-run, innovative barbecue favorite, Sweet Auburn, to a swine and swill showdown! Will Shannon's take on Atlanta barbecue be enough to win over the judges and lead to a sweet victory for the boys from Brooklyn?

Tuesday
Apr 25
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Breakfast for Dinner BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Memphis to challenge local barbecue 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 flavors to reign triumphant.

Wednesday
May 31
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 7

Smokin' Sausage Showdown

Brooklyn pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Phoenix to challenge local favorites Pork on a Fork BBQ to a serious smokin' sausage showdown! If Shannon wants to smoke the competition in this battle, he'll have to find some inspiration from the local flavors.

Friday
Jun 9
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

BBQ Brisket Brawl

Brooklyn BBQ maverick Shannon heads to Ft. Worth, Texas to take on family BBQ dynasty Cousins Bar-B-Que in a smoked brisket cook off. To help Shannon prepare for brawl, local legend Jack Perkins reveals the secret ingredient to his award-winning brisket - espresso. After creating his own signature coffee blend, Shannon's inspired to combine the coffee with his other favorite beverage - whiskey - in an Irish Coffee brisket marinade. The one thing Shannon didn't prepare for in this battle? "Texas" Shannon - a feisty pit mistress who isn't letting Shannon take this battle without a fight. It's family vs. family as Shannon and his brother, Big Rich, go head to head against the BBQ establishment.

Saturday
Jun 10
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Double Trouble Brawl: Seafood Two Ways

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading west to take on twin sisters Jocelyn and Jacalyn of Twins Smoke House BBQ in Long Beach, Calif. to a double trouble barbecue brawl! Since this battle is on the west coast, the ingredients need to be fresh-- straight from the sea!

Tuesday
Jun 20
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 7

Smokin' Sausage Showdown

Brooklyn pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Phoenix to challenge local favorites Pork on a Fork BBQ to a serious smokin' sausage showdown! If Shannon wants to smoke the competition in this battle, he'll have to find some inspiration from the local flavors.

Wednesday
Jun 21
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Beef and Beer Brawl

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Kansas City, Mo. 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! Will putting his Brooklyn spin on traditional southern barbecue be enough to make him the reigning champ in Kansas City?

Tuesday
Jul 4
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 2

BBQ Pulled Pork Brawl

Brooklyn pit master Shannon heads to Shreveport, Louisiana to battle local BBQ legend Hickory Stick in a down home, down south pulled pork sandwich cook off. Shannon may be a master up north, but to smoke the competition down on the bayou, Shannon needs to make a few pit stops to learn the local flavors and get some inspiration for his Italian-inspired twist on Louisiana-style 'cue. Hickory Stick owners Linda and Scott have perfected their classic pulled pork sandwich over 38 years, but Shannon's hoping his sweet and savory crawfish zeppole side dish may help win over the judges' tastebuds. Will Shannon claim victory or will tradition win the day?

Tuesday
Jul 11
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

BBQ Brisket Brawl

Brooklyn BBQ maverick Shannon heads to Ft. Worth, Texas to take on family BBQ dynasty Cousins Bar-B-Que in a smoked brisket cook off. To help Shannon prepare for brawl, local legend Jack Perkins reveals the secret ingredient to his award-winning brisket - espresso. After creating his own signature coffee blend, Shannon's inspired to combine the coffee with his other favorite beverage - whiskey - in an Irish Coffee brisket marinade. The one thing Shannon didn't prepare for in this battle? "Texas" Shannon - a feisty pit mistress who isn't letting Shannon take this battle without a fight. It's family vs. family as Shannon and his brother, Big Rich, go head to head against the BBQ establishment.

Saturday
Aug 5
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Smokin' Sausage Showdown

Brooklyn pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Phoenix to challenge local favorites Pork on a Fork BBQ to a serious smokin' sausage showdown! If Shannon wants to smoke the competition in this battle, he'll have to find some inspiration from the local flavors.

Wednesday
Aug 30
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 2

Pig on a Stick BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is crossing Arkansas state lines into Little Rock for his next barbecue challenge, pig on a stick. When the locals want great barbecue, they head straight to Southern Gourmasian. If Shannon wants to stick it to his competitors, he'll have to find some inspiration from the local flavors.

Saturday
Sep 16
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Schoolyard Lunch Bag Brawl

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio heads to the bustling city of Tulsa. to challenge chef Adam Myers of Burn Co. to an old-fashioned barbecue battle! Since Tulsa is known for their "Oklahoma Tenderloin"-or smoked bologna, a staple in every kids school lunch-- this is going to be a schoolyard lunch bag brawl! Shannon's going to have to get some inspiration from the local flavors if he wants Burn Co. to be feeling the burn.

Wednesday
Sep 20
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 11

Chicago Italian Beef BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn chef and barbecue expert, 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. With Chicago native, Saralynn Pablo by his side, Shannon "Brooklyn-izes" a 100-year-old classic. But will the judges enjoy Shannon's new-school twist on this old-school sandwich?

Tuesday
Sep 26
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Double Trouble Brawl: Seafood Two Ways

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading west to take on twin sisters Jocelyn and Jacalyn of Twins Smoke House BBQ in Long Beach, Calif. to a double trouble barbecue brawl! Since this battle is on the west coast, the ingredients need to be fresh-- straight from the sea!

Tuesday
Sep 26
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Chicago Italian Beef BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn chef and barbecue expert, 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. With Chicago native, Saralynn Pablo by his side, Shannon "Brooklyn-izes" a 100-year-old classic. But will the judges enjoy Shannon's new-school twist on this old-school sandwich?

Wednesday
Sep 27
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 5

Double Trouble Brawl: Seafood Two Ways

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading west to take on twin sisters Jocelyn and Jacalyn of Twins Smoke House BBQ in Long Beach, Calif. to a double trouble barbecue brawl! Since this battle is on the west coast, the ingredients need to be fresh-- straight from the sea!

Wednesday
Sep 27
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Over-the-top Burger and Booze Brawl

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Las Vegas to bet big on a win against local barbecue favorites, Pot Liquor BBQ in an over-the-top burger and booze brawl! Will his northern-style barbecue be enough of a gamble to win over these judges?

Wednesday
Sep 27
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 7

Smokin' Sausage Showdown

Brooklyn pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio is heading to Phoenix to challenge local favorites Pork on a Fork BBQ to a serious smokin' sausage showdown! If Shannon wants to smoke the competition in this battle, he'll have to find some inspiration from the local flavors.

Wednesday
Sep 27
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Big, Bad Sandwich Slam

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is turning up the heat as he heads to Albuquerque, N.M. to challenge local barbecue favorite Pepper's BBQ to a sandwich slam. Since Shannon is battling a pepper, both teams need to use peppers in their dishes! Will Shannon's northern take on southern barbecue be enough to set the judges taste buds on fire?

Wednesday
Sep 27
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

BBQ Brisket Brawl

Brooklyn BBQ maverick Shannon heads to Ft. Worth, Texas to take on family BBQ dynasty Cousins Bar-B-Que in a smoked brisket cook off. To help Shannon prepare for brawl, local legend Jack Perkins reveals the secret ingredient to his award-winning brisket - espresso. After creating his own signature coffee blend, Shannon's inspired to combine the coffee with his other favorite beverage - whiskey - in an Irish Coffee brisket marinade. The one thing Shannon didn't prepare for in this battle? "Texas" Shannon - a feisty pit mistress who isn't letting Shannon take this battle without a fight. It's family vs. family as Shannon and his brother, Big Rich, go head to head against the BBQ establishment.

Wednesday
Sep 27
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Beer and Cheese BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn Barbecue chef, Shannon Ambrosio, heads to the beer and cheese capital of the world: Milwaukee, to challenge the "King of Barbecue", Darnell Ashley and his son, Jazz in an epic beer & cheese BBQ brawl. With some help from beloved local chef, Michael Feker of Il Mito, Shannon "Brooklyn-izes" his barbecue rib tips with an Asian twist. Will this creative approach be enough to steal the crown?

Tuesday
Oct 3
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 6

Meat and Potato Brawl

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio heads down to the coastal city of Charleston, S.C., to challenge local barbecue favorites, Right on Que, to a South Carolina-style BBQ meat on the bone and potato competition! Right on Que is famous in Charleston for their pork, so if Shannon wants to "cue" up a win with the judges, he's going to need to get some inspiration from the local flavors.

Tuesday
Oct 3
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Beer and Cheese BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn Barbecue chef, Shannon Ambrosio, heads to the beer and cheese capital of the world: Milwaukee, to challenge the "King of Barbecue", Darnell Ashley and his son, Jazz in an epic beer & cheese BBQ brawl. With some help from beloved local chef, Michael Feker of Il Mito, Shannon "Brooklyn-izes" his barbecue rib tips with an Asian twist. Will this creative approach be enough to steal the crown?

Wednesday
Oct 4
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Meat and Potato Brawl

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio heads down to the coastal city of Charleston, S.C., to challenge local barbecue favorites, Right on Que, to a South Carolina-style BBQ meat on the bone and potato competition! Right on Que is famous in Charleston for their pork, so if Shannon wants to "cue" up a win with the judges, he's going to need to get some inspiration from the local flavors.

Wednesday
Oct 4
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Sweet and Savory Brawl

Brooklyn pitmaster Shannon Ambrosio is heading to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi to challenge local barbecue favorites, Murky Waters, to a Southern-style barbecue sandwich showdown! Shannon may be the king up north, but if he wants to reign triumphant against these Southern aficionados he'll need to find some inspiration from the local flavors. Will putting his Brooklyn spin on traditional Southern barbecue be enough to win over the judges, or will Murky Waters keep the title of best BBQ in town?

Wednesday
Oct 4
6pm | 5c

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