It’s summer, which means it’s time for day drinking, sunburns, and epic grilling parties. To kick things off, we're digging into one of the season's essentials: the hamburger. And to do that, we're heading to one of the world’s most traveled burger destinations: Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. Joining us is Mark Rosati, Shake Shack culinary director and genius behind the menu.
When in serious trouble, most people would call a lawyer. But when restaurant people are in over their heads, they call John Bil. And for today’s episode, we did exactly that. John is the owner of a fish counter and restaurant called Honest Weight. He’s a champion oyster shucker and the most legendary fishmonger in Canada. And when you need him—he'll be there.
We've left NYC and just touched down in Canada. Today, in our first of two episodes from Toronto, we're meeting Nick Chen-Yin, chef and owner of Smoke Signals. Nick's parents are ethnic Chinese, known as Hakka, who came to Toronto via Jamaica. He's combining his unique outlook with the best of the American South to create a distinctly Canadian style of BBQ. Tune in as we explore Toronto's incredible cultural diversity and learn some secrets from the pitmaster of the Great White North.
Our dear friend Matty Matheson is here at VICE Headquarters and hungry for a heart-to-heart convo. We learn about the fast life before fame, how to win at Instagram, and why he doesn't care if no one ever calls him chef again. Tune in as we hand him the mic for the longest, and most intimate, MUNCHIES episode ever.
Karaoke is your friend. Today, we're taking you to Manhattan's Chinatown and meeting up with the incredible Gerardo Gonzalez, chef and owner of Lalito. He's going to help us celebrate the legend of Winnie's, the greatest karaoke dive bar that ever was.
Today, we're meeting the chef who brought craft beer to the White House. Sam Kass served essential roles in the Obama Administration, from Assistant White House Chef, to Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition, to Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign. We're catching up with Sam at Other Half Brewing Company in Brooklyn – it's the perfect place to grab a drink and try to extract some state secrets.
Before she was editor-in-chief of MUNCHIES, Helen Hollyman paid the bills by selling truffles. Today, we're meeting up with her old boss, Ian Purkayastha, one of NYC's most renown truffle dealers. Ian built his reputation on quality products, but he's famous among chefs for another reason.