5 Questions for Pat LaFrieda

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Pat's Meaty Tips
Season 1, Episode 1

White Label Burger

Pat Jr. has to make a custom burger blend for Michael White, one of the hottest chefs in America. Chef White has won numerous Michelin stars for his Italian cuisine, but this is his very first burger, putting the pressure on Pat Jr. to work his meat magic. Meanwhile, Pat Sr., the "Old Man," is determined to hang the signature LaFrieda Meats sign on their new place in New Jersey. Later, Pat Jr.'s worst fear: One of his butchers suffers a serious injury.

Sunday
Apr 8
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

Burger Remix

Pat Jr. is asked to re-create an existing burger blend for the very popular, meat-centric restaurant Resto. If he can nail this burger, LaFrieda Meats will land a huge new account. But this is a real challenge for Pat Jr., who is famous for coming up with new blends, not replicating them. Meanwhile, business is booming and it's time to buy new trucks to keep up with demand. The Old Man proves to be a tough-as-nails negotiator.

Tuesday
Apr 24
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Emergency Steaks

Chef Franklin Becker from Abe and Arthur's runs out of Porterhouse steaks in the middle of service and calls Pat Jr. with a meat emergency. It's a big order on any night but even harder to fill with dull knives. On top of that, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli calls in a last-minute order for 60 Tomahawk steaks. 80,000 pounds of meat needs to go out the doors tonight and the butchers have no knives. This is Pat Jr.'s worst nightmare!

Monday
May 14
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Emergency Steaks

Chef Franklin Becker from Abe and Arthur's runs out of Porterhouse steaks in the middle of service and calls Pat Jr. with a meat emergency. It's a big order on any night but even harder to fill with dull knives. On top of that, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli calls in a last-minute order for 60 Tomahawk steaks. 80,000 pounds of meat needs to go out the doors tonight and the butchers have no knives. This is Pat Jr.'s worst nightmare!

Tuesday
May 15
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 1

White Label Burger

Pat Jr. has to make a custom burger blend for Michael White, one of the hottest chefs in America. Chef White has won numerous Michelin stars for his Italian cuisine, but this is his very first burger, putting the pressure on Pat Jr. to work his meat magic. Meanwhile, Pat Sr., the "Old Man," is determined to hang the signature LaFrieda Meats sign on their new place in New Jersey. Later, Pat Jr.'s worst fear: One of his butchers suffers a serious injury.

Tuesday
May 22
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 3

Burger Remix

Pat Jr. is asked to re-create an existing burger blend for the very popular, meat-centric restaurant Resto. If he can nail this burger, LaFrieda Meats will land a huge new account. But this is a real challenge for Pat Jr., who is famous for coming up with new blends, not replicating them. Meanwhile, business is booming and it's time to buy new trucks to keep up with demand. The Old Man proves to be a tough-as-nails negotiator.

Wednesday
Apr 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Steaks on a Plane!

Pat Jr. and Mark go to Miami to drum up new business. They've arranged to meet with two of the hottest chefs in town: Michael Schwartz and Michelle Bernstein. This is Mark's chance to shine as the ultimate salesman. While the guys are away, the Old Man is in charge back at LaFrieda Meats, something he hasn't done in quite some time. Is he up for the challenge of a last-minute emergency order?

Wednesday
Apr 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

The Prime Rib

Pat Jr. and Mark are gunning for the business of The Prime Rib, one of the most famous steakhouses in Washington, D.C. They only get one shot to impress the "godfather of steak" Buzz Beler. Determined to expand the business beyond New York, Pat Jr. invests $200K in a new packaging machine. Now it's up to the Old Man to demolish a reinforced concrete wall in just three days.

Wednesday
May 22
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Steaks on a Plane!

Pat Jr. and Mark go to Miami to drum up new business. They've arranged to meet with two of the hottest chefs in town: Michael Schwartz and Michelle Bernstein. This is Mark's chance to shine as the ultimate salesman. While the guys are away, the Old Man is in charge back at LaFrieda Meats, something he hasn't done in quite some time. Is he up for the challenge of a last-minute emergency order?

Thursday
Sep 5
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Grandpa's Secret Sausage Recipe

Chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torissi want a classic Italian Sausage for their new restaurant Parm. Pat Jr. is thrilled for the chance to re-create his grandfather's sausage recipe, which they haven't made in years. The only problem? There's no written recipe! Meanwhile, the family business is growing and it's time to hire a new butcher, so Pat Jr. and Pat Sr. put the candidates to the test. Later, Pat Sr. takes on City Hall over the shop's costly parking tickets.

Thursday
Sep 12
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

White Label Burger

Pat Jr. has to make a custom burger blend for Michael White, one of the hottest chefs in America. Chef White has won numerous Michelin stars for his Italian cuisine, but this is his very first burger, putting the pressure on Pat Jr. to work his meat magic. Meanwhile, Pat Sr., the "Old Man," is determined to hang the signature LaFrieda Meats sign on their new place in New Jersey. Later, Pat Jr.'s worst fear: One of his butchers suffers a serious injury.

Thursday
Sep 26
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

The Prime Rib

Pat Jr. and Mark are gunning for the business of The Prime Rib, one of the most famous steakhouses in Washington, D.C. They only get one shot to impress the "godfather of steak" Buzz Beler. Determined to expand the business beyond New York, Pat Jr. invests $200K in a new packaging machine. Now it's up to the Old Man to demolish a reinforced concrete wall in just three days.

Thursday
Oct 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Burger Remix

Pat Jr. is asked to re-create an existing burger blend for the very popular, meat-centric restaurant Resto. If he can nail this burger, LaFrieda Meats will land a huge new account. But this is a real challenge for Pat Jr., who is famous for coming up with new blends, not replicating them. Meanwhile, business is booming and it's time to buy new trucks to keep up with demand. The Old Man proves to be a tough-as-nails negotiator.

Thursday
Dec 5
4:30am | 3:30c

About the Show

Pat LaFrieda Jr., the "Magician of Meat," has revolutionized the burger and meat industry. Running a third-generation wholesale meat-purveyor business in New Jersey with his cranky dad, Pat Sr., and his smooth-talking cousin, Mark Pastore, Pat and his family have built the company into a meat empire. But with big business comes big problems. Whether it's last-minute requests, creating burger blends and menus for new clients, dealing with difficult customers or navigating the personalities of a 500-person work staff, Meat Men takes viewers on a high-"steaks" ride with a side of humor, served medium rare.

About the Host

Patrick "Pat" LaFrieda Jr.

Pat LaFrieda is the CEO of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, one of New York City's most prestigious and most valued meatpacking facilities.