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.
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?

Tuesday
Apr 25
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 16
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.

Friday
May 19
1pm | 12c
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
May 30
10pm | 9c
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?

Saturday
Jun 10
1:30am | 12:30c
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
Jun 20
10:30pm | 9:30c
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?

Wednesday
Jul 19
6pm | 5c
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
Jul 25
10pm | 9c
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
Aug 5
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Aug 6
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
Sep 6
2am | 1c
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 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 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
Oct 24
10pm | 9c
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?

Tuesday
Oct 24
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
Oct 25
2am | 1c
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
Oct 25
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
Oct 25
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 25
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Oct 31
10pm | 9c
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?

Tuesday
Oct 31
10:30pm | 9:30c
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
Nov 1
2am | 1c
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
Nov 1
2:30am | 1:30c
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
Nov 1
3pm | 2c
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
Nov 1
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
Nov 7
10pm | 9c

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About the Host

Shannon Ambrosio

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