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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Shannon challenges Pork on a Fork BBQ in Phoenix to a sausage showdown, and hopes to find inspiration from local flavors.
In Tulsa, Okla., Shannon challenges Adam Myers of Burn Co., to a lunch bag brawl using a school lunch staple.
Shannon travels to Las Vegas to compete against local barbeque favorites Pot Liquor BBQ in a burger and booze brawl.
Shannon challenges Pepper's BBQ in Albuquerque, N.M., to a sandwich slam, where they both must incorporate peppers into their dishes.
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.
Shannon and his brother Big Rich head down to Atlanta to challenge a local favorite, Sweet Auburn, to a swine and swill showdown.
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.
Shannon Ambrosio challenges the owners of Meat Boss, Benny and Dara, to a BBQ chicken and Southern sweet showdown.
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.
Shannon heads to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi to challenge local barbecue favorites, Murky Waters, to a Southern-style barbecue sandwich showdown.