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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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?

Saturday
Mar 4
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 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?

Tuesday
May 16
10:30pm | 9:30c
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
Jun 14
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!

Wednesday
Jun 21
2am | 1c
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!

Tuesday
Jul 4
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 4
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Sep 19
10:30pm | 9:30c
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?

Wednesday
Sep 27
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 13

TV Dinner BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn Pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio heads to Indianapolis, to challenge local barbecue favorites, His Place Eatery, in a smoked meatloaf challenge served TV dinner style! With help from Chris Morrison from Black Metal BBQ, these two aim to impress the judges and beat the competition with their "Brooklyn-ized" take on BBQ smoked meatloaf. You've never seen TV dinners like this before!

Tuesday
Nov 7
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

TV Dinner BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn Pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio heads to Indianapolis, to challenge local barbecue favorites, His Place Eatery, in a smoked meatloaf challenge served TV dinner style! With help from Chris Morrison from Black Metal BBQ, these two aim to impress the judges and beat the competition with their "Brooklyn-ized" take on BBQ smoked meatloaf. You've never seen TV dinners like this before!

Wednesday
Nov 8
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 15

BBQ Hot Brown Sandwich

Brooklyn barbecue chef Shannon Ambrosio challenges the team at J. Render's BBQ in Lexington, Ky., to add a barbecue twist on a classic Kentucky sandwich, the Hot Brown! With Pitmaster Jen Lyle's of Lyle's BBQ by his side, Shannon adds local Kentucky ingredients to his smoky "Brooklyn-ized" hot brown. But will Shannon's northern take on this southern classic impress the Kentucky judges?

Tuesday
Dec 12
10:30pm | 9:30c
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?

Tuesday
Dec 19
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
Dec 19
10:30pm | 9:30c
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
Dec 20
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
Dec 20
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Bone-In-BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn barbecue expert, Chef Shannon Ambrosio heads to Minneapolis, to battle local barbecue favorites, Charlie and Hannah Johnson of Q Fanatic, in a Bone-in-BBQ Brawl. In order to take this father and daughter crew down, Shannon enlists the help of celebrated chef, Lisa Carlson. Together they create a curry goat feast, fit for a crowd. Will Q-Fanatic impress the judges with their classic take on family-style Bone-In-Q? Or will Shannon take the win back to Brooklyn?

Wednesday
Dec 20
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 14

Bourbon and Bacon BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn chef and barbecue expert, Shannon Ambrosio is heading south to Louisville, Ky. to challenge Pitmaster Chris Williams and his boys from 502 Cafe in a Bourbon and Bacon Brawl. 502 Cafe knows their bourbon, but Shannon isn't making it that easy on this Kentucky crew, because both teams must serve their dishes pizza style. With the help of Kentucky local, Chef Loreal Gavin, Shannon gathers some great local ingredients to infuse into his BBQ pizza recipe. Which pizza will charm the Kentucky judges? And who will go home without the bacon?

Wednesday
Dec 20
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 16

BBQ Chicken and Biscuits

Brooklyn Pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio pulls into Nashville, to take on Michael Powell and his team from Little Choo-Choo BBQ in a barbecue chicken & biscuits brawl. Using help from a Nashville native, Pitmaster Tony Roney, Shannon sets out to "Brooklyn-ize" this Nashville classic, and capitalize on the popularity of "hot-chicken" for his spin. Is Shannon's dish too hot for the judges to handle? Or will they be singing his praises for the win?

Tuesday
Dec 26
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 9

Double Dog Dare-Ya Brawl

Brooklyn barbecue Pitmaster Shanon Ambrosio is heading to the windy city, Chicago, where he'll face off against Rusty Findlay and his team at Demon Dawgs. Shannon challenges them to make not one, but two different barbecue hot dogs because this is the Double Dog Dare-Ya Brawl! If Shannon is going to come out the top dog in this fight he'll need some help, and local barbecue expert Duce Raymond of Sweet Baby Ray's is just the man for the task. Will Shannon's new york twist on BBQ hot dogs have the bite the judges are looking for, or will he be sent back to the doghouse?

Tuesday
Dec 26
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 16

BBQ Chicken and Biscuits

Brooklyn Pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio pulls into Nashville, to take on Michael Powell and his team from Little Choo-Choo BBQ in a barbecue chicken & biscuits brawl. Using help from a Nashville native, Pitmaster Tony Roney, Shannon sets out to "Brooklyn-ize" this Nashville classic, and capitalize on the popularity of "hot-chicken" for his spin. Is Shannon's dish too hot for the judges to handle? Or will they be singing his praises for the win?

Wednesday
Dec 27
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 9

Double Dog Dare-Ya Brawl

Brooklyn barbecue Pitmaster Shanon Ambrosio is heading to the windy city, Chicago, where he'll face off against Rusty Findlay and his team at Demon Dawgs. Shannon challenges them to make not one, but two different barbecue hot dogs because this is the Double Dog Dare-Ya Brawl! If Shannon is going to come out the top dog in this fight he'll need some help, and local barbecue expert Duce Raymond of Sweet Baby Ray's is just the man for the task. Will Shannon's new york twist on BBQ hot dogs have the bite the judges are looking for, or will he be sent back to the doghouse?

Wednesday
Dec 27
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

TV Dinner BBQ Brawl

Brooklyn Pitmaster, Shannon Ambrosio heads to Indianapolis, to challenge local barbecue favorites, His Place Eatery, in a smoked meatloaf challenge served TV dinner style! With help from Chris Morrison from Black Metal BBQ, these two aim to impress the judges and beat the competition with their "Brooklyn-ized" take on BBQ smoked meatloaf. You've never seen TV dinners like this before!

Wednesday
Dec 27
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 15

BBQ Hot Brown Sandwich

Brooklyn barbecue chef Shannon Ambrosio challenges the team at J. Render's BBQ in Lexington, Ky., to add a barbecue twist on a classic Kentucky sandwich, the Hot Brown! With Pitmaster Jen Lyle's of Lyle's BBQ by his side, Shannon adds local Kentucky ingredients to his smoky "Brooklyn-ized" hot brown. But will Shannon's northern take on this southern classic impress the Kentucky judges?

Wednesday
Dec 27
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 2
6pm | 5c

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