About the Show

The best barbecue masters from across the United States battle against each other to win the title of Best in Smoke. With New York City as the backdrop, the competitors will face-off over four shows that will test not only their barbecue know-how, but their endurance as well. A final mad dash to three venues around Manhattan and Brooklyn will determine which competitor will be awarded the $50,000 grand prize and the right to claim the title of Best in Smoke.
Season 1, Episode 1

Best Bite

The six competitors' first challenge is to create their single best bite of barbecue. They can smoke up whatever they want, but the judges will only take one single bite. In the next round, the competitors find out that they have another chance to stay in the game. They have to cook cocktail party fare for an art gallery show in Chelsea. One pitmaster is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Tuesday
May 29
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Child's Play

The remaining five competitors are thrown when they are told that, instead of cooking up traditional ribs or brisket, they have to grill or smoke a salad and dessert for the judges. In the next round, the pitmasters have to cook up kid-friendly barbecue for a child's birthday party without using old stand-bys like hamburgers and hot dogs. But the competitors better make the kids happy, because the kids' favorite is safe from elimination. Everyone else is at risk of going home. One pitmaster is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Wednesday
May 30
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 3

Vendor Wars

The final four pitmasters have to team up in order to create vending cart food that they have to sell at Battery Park. The team that sells the most wins a ticket to the finale, and a seat at the judging table. The losing team must face off against each other in a sudden death cook off. One pitmasters is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Thursday
May 31
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 4

Triple Play

The finale. In the dark hours before dawn, the three remaining pitmasters find out that they have a marathon day of barbecue ahead. First, the competitors have to cook up and deliver a pre-game ballpark snack for season ticket holders at Yankee Stadium. Then, they have to cook up healthy barbecue for the cast of the musical, Mama Mia, and serve it on Broadway. Finally, they've got to deliver late night bar food for a crowd of Brooklyn bar-hopping hipsters. The winner earns the title of Best in Smoke and fifty thousand dollars.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Friday
Jun 1
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Best Bite

The six competitors' first challenge is to create their single best bite of barbecue. They can smoke up whatever they want, but the judges will only take one single bite. In the next round, the competitors find out that they have another chance to stay in the game. They have to cook cocktail party fare for an art gallery show in Chelsea. One pitmaster is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Tuesday
Apr 23
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Child's Play

The remaining five competitors are thrown when they are told that, instead of cooking up traditional ribs or brisket, they have to grill or smoke a salad and dessert for the judges. In the next round, the pitmasters have to cook up kid-friendly barbecue for a child's birthday party without using old stand-bys like hamburgers and hot dogs. But the competitors better make the kids happy, because the kids' favorite is safe from elimination. Everyone else is at risk of going home. One pitmaster is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Wednesday
Apr 24
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 3

Vendor Wars

The final four pitmasters have to team up in order to create vending cart food that they have to sell at Battery Park. The team that sells the most wins a ticket to the finale, and a seat at the judging table. The losing team must face off against each other in a sudden death cook off. One pitmasters is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Thursday
Apr 25
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 4

Triple Play

The finale. In the dark hours before dawn, the three remaining pitmasters find out that they have a marathon day of barbecue ahead. First, the competitors have to cook up and deliver a pre-game ballpark snack for season ticket holders at Yankee Stadium. Then, they have to cook up healthy barbecue for the cast of the musical, Mama Mia, and serve it on Broadway. Finally, they've got to deliver late night bar food for a crowd of Brooklyn bar-hopping hipsters. The winner earns the title of Best in Smoke and fifty thousand dollars.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Friday
Apr 26
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Best Bite

The six competitors' first challenge is to create their single best bite of barbecue. They can smoke up whatever they want, but the judges will only take one single bite. In the next round, the competitors find out that they have another chance to stay in the game. They have to cook cocktail party fare for an art gallery show in Chelsea. One pitmaster is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Friday
Aug 2
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Child's Play

The remaining five competitors are thrown when they are told that, instead of cooking up traditional ribs or brisket, they have to grill or smoke a salad and dessert for the judges. In the next round, the pitmasters have to cook up kid-friendly barbecue for a child's birthday party without using old stand-bys like hamburgers and hot dogs. But the competitors better make the kids happy, because the kids' favorite is safe from elimination. Everyone else is at risk of going home. One pitmaster is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Friday
Aug 2
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

Vendor Wars

The final four pitmasters have to team up in order to create vending cart food that they have to sell at Battery Park. The team that sells the most wins a ticket to the finale, and a seat at the judging table. The losing team must face off against each other in a sudden death cook off. One pitmasters is eliminated at the end of the show.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Friday
Aug 2
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

Triple Play

The finale. In the dark hours before dawn, the three remaining pitmasters find out that they have a marathon day of barbecue ahead. First, the competitors have to cook up and deliver a pre-game ballpark snack for season ticket holders at Yankee Stadium. Then, they have to cook up healthy barbecue for the cast of the musical, Mama Mia, and serve it on Broadway. Finally, they've got to deliver late night bar food for a crowd of Brooklyn bar-hopping hipsters. The winner earns the title of Best in Smoke and fifty thousand dollars.

Buckhead Beef


Best in Smoke
Best Bite
Child's Play
Vendor Wars
Triple Play

Friday
Aug 2
5pm | 4c