Episode 7- Matt Deaton The Fire King of Virginia

Matt Deaton stops by from Fredericksburg Virginia to school us on the primal nature and community comfort of a good fire. 


We discuss how pellet grills are not really grills, or real wood, but can still make a nice chicken breast. Mr. Deaton then dives into secrets for flaky biscuits and savory brown gravy, before honoring his favorite utensil: the kitchamajig.


Episode 6 – A Taste of the Hudson

We explore the Taste of the Region from the Hudson Valley hosted by the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce. Alex dives into the crowd with Matt’s engineering help to find what the people think and whether or not the far corner is a mirror or more room. We then taste with our ears from Marcello Ristorante, Nyack Seaport, The Grounds @ HNA Pallisades, and Om Champagne Tea.

JJ from Conrad’s Confectionery joins us for the last segment to give his take as a 3rd generation candy maker. He slings some good secrets on the magic of a perfect desert, and some of the latest trends in the ice cream scene.

Episode 3 – Matt Worgul – Gentle Giant Brewing Company

In this twist of fate our dedicated crew shows their grits and earns street cred with the ultimate of BBQ: the Brisket.

Matt reveals the romance behind his obsession with the best technique to deliver the perfect meat. We pair with NJ Sub style pickled red onions and a fresh, also home-made, Pilsner. 
The eternal problem of potato masher storage is discussed and potentially solved for some. Very special thanks to our host, guest, venue, and sponsor Gentle Giant Brewing Company 

Episode 1 – Dana Reed – Operation BBQ Relief

In this episode hosts Alex and Matt introduce the series and special guest Dana Reed from Operation Barbecue Relief.

We go deep on the impact of that ‘one hot meal that matters’ to the hurricane stricken communities. Dana describes the gut-wrenching experience of keeping the food safe and delicious even through an airlift.  Then he treats us with an amazing pork belly au-pauve and we discuss the best way to pair and prepare it. Finally we debate the wooden spoon in all of its glory, and infamy.