Episode 322. Matt Abdoo/Shane McBride- Chefs & Restauranteurs-Bourbon and Beyond
Matt is the chef/partner of the critically-acclaimed barbecue restaurant Pig Beach located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Matt first earned his BBQ chops while working on America’s highly competitive barbecue teams, Salty Rinse, receiving 2nd place medal for Whole Hog in 2015 and 1st Place for Best Sauce at the annual Memphis in May World Championship. Before opening his restaurants, Matt was the Chef de Cuisine of Del Posto, and during his tenure, the restaurant received a coveted four-star review from the New York Times and the Relais & Chateaux distinction. He was raised in the small upstate New York town of New Hartford in a highly tight-knit Italian-American-Lebanese family. He began his culinary training at a very young age by rolling meatballs and house-made pasta with his nona.
Today, Matt is a frequent guest chef on The Today Show and has appeared on NBC’s The Chew and DirecTV’s Fantasty Zone.