Rank #1: Bill Simmons on Hot Dogs, California Eating, and Conquering Las Vegas Food (Ep. 2)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Juliet Litman to discuss this week's food news (1:38). Then, House talks with Bill Simmons about his passion for hot dogs (25:52), Bill's transition from East Coast to West Coast eating (34:05), and varying approaches to eating in Las Vegas (50:44). They wrap up with Bill's "Last Meal on Earth" (58:20).
Jul 10 2017
Rank #2: Bill Simmons on the Best NBA-Finals Food Cities | House of Carbs (Ep. 40)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined for the second pod in a row by his longtime buddy Bill Simmons to rank each of the potential NBA Finals cities based on their food scene. We're sorry in advance.
Apr 11 2018
Rank #3: Bill Simmons and Mike Lombardi on Super Bowl Parties and David Chang's 'Majordomo' | House of Carbs (Ep. 30)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by three-time Super Bowl champion Michael Lombardi to discuss his approach to Super Bowl parties (2:20). Then the Podfather Bill Simmons hijacks Food News to tell House why he's been to chef David Chang's new restaurant, Majordomo, three times in eight days (27:40). Finally House talks with Harry of the Degenerate Trifecta from 'Against All Odds With Cousin Sal' about Las Vegas Super Bowl parties and his weight-loss Super Bowl bet with Sal (60:00).
Jan 31 2018
Rank #4: Bill Simmons on Holiday Weight Gains, Premium Italian, and Premium Korean; Plus Chef Mathew Woolf of Rainbow Room | House of Carbs (Ep. 71)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Bill Simmons to talk about the best thing they ate this week, which spiraled into a discussion about holiday eating, weight gain, Korean food, and beyond (3:10). Then, House connects with renowned chef Mathew Woolf about cooking for the royal family, working with Gordon Ramsay, cooking in top-tier food cities, the iconic Rainbow Room in NYC, and more (35:35). Finally, House links up with Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News (1:05:35).
Dec 06 2018
Rank #5: Diners, Trends, and Chang's L.A. Takeover With David Chang, Mike Lombardi, and Bill Simmons (Ep. 3)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Bill Simmons and culinary rock star David Chang in Part 1 of a two-part interview to discuss diners (3:55), food trends (20:55), and Chang's pioneering delivery-only restaurant (28:00); then Chang shares some news about his move to L.A. and his forthcoming restaurant North Spring (31:50). Later, House is joined by his colleague and friend Mike Lombardi to discuss the current state of the American diner (39:35).
Jul 17 2017
Rank #6: Super Bowl Spreads and Italian Steak Houses With Bill Simmons, Rembert Browne, and Mallory Rubin | House of Carbs (Ep. 77)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss a phenomenal dinner Bill had at Chi Spacca in Los Angeles (2:30). Then House calls up Rembert Browne, who is on the ground in Atlanta, GA, to share some knowledge of Atlanta's must-hit restaurants (20:00). Finally, House talks with longtime friend of the pod Mallory Rubin about her meticulous Super Bowl spread and a couple tips to ensure a delicious Super Bowl Sunday (38:30).
Jan 31 2019
Rank #7: The Elevated Thanksgiving Menu With Adam Rapoport | House of Carbs
House talks with his good buddy Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief of 'Bon Appetit,' about some recipes to take your Thanksgiving spread up a notch, including innovative takes on mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and, of course, turkey!
Nov 13 2019
Rank #8: From Worst to First: Correcting an Egregious Mistake. Plus: Food News Returns! | House of Carbs (Ep. 41)
The Ringer's Joe House connects with Craig "The Chief" Gaines, who steps up to defend Cleveland and right the wrong that placed the city at no. 16 in last week's episode with Bill Simmons (5:00). Then House talks with Danny Chau to dive deep into some other cities on the list, including Milwaukee, San Antonio, Portland, and others (26:45), before finally reuniting with Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News (50:28).
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Apr 18 2018
Rank #9: Perfecting the Pasta Bar With Bill Simmons | House of Carbs (Ep. 64)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss a very important topic: whether the pasta bar can be perfected in a restaurant setting. Then they talk about House's first Majordomo experience before House links up with Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News.
Oct 18 2018
Rank #10: Married (and Dining) With Children With Jason Gay | House of Carbs (Ep. 42)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay to chat about a recent dining experience and to attempt to discover if there is, in fact, a way to eat at a nice restaurant with children, before discussing Jason's recent Grub Street food diary (6:33). Then House links up with Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News (34:55).
Apr 25 2018
Rank #11: London Eats With Bryan Curtis and Barbecue with Rock Legend Dave Grohl and Adam Rapoport | House of Carbs
House talks with The Ringer's Bryan Curtis about his recent trip to London and the cuisines he sampled, including Indian breakfast naan and an out-of-this-world shish kabob (0:00). Then House sits down with Adam Rapoport and Dave Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters to discuss Dave's barbecue origins, how he opened his famous Backbeat BBQ, feeding the masses, and more (0:00).
The full interview with Dave Grohl can be found on the 'Bon Appétit Foodcast':
Dave Grohl Is Hooked on Barbecue, by Dave Grohl as told to Adam Rapoport
Jun 12 2019
Rank #12: Shake Shack Culinary Director Mark Rosati, and Jason Concepcion on Nashville BBQ and Hot Chicken | House of Carbs
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by the Culinary Director of Shake Shack, Mark Rosati, to discuss some at-home grilling tactics, his culinary origins, opening restaurants abroad, Shake Shack’s NYC innovation kitchen, and more (4:25). Then, House talks to The Ringer’s Jason Concepcion about his recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee, hot chicken, Memphis BBQ, and more (31:15).
Jul 19 2019
Rank #13: Bill Simmons and Adam Rapoport on Meals From the Masters at Augusta National | House of Carbs (Ep. 39)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by his longtime friend Bill Simmons and editor-in-chief at 'Bon Appetit' Adam Rapoport live from Augusta, Georgia to discuss all the food at concessions as well as some "Masters food hacks" to enhance the experience. Then Bill and Adam discuss food from Berckmans Place, the super-exclusive VIP room that House did not make it into, before tearing into the world-famous Georgia peach ice cream sandwich on air (sorry about that).
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Apr 05 2018
Rank #14: Kicking off 2020 With Pizza and Predictions | House of Carbs
It’s time to ring in the new year as House of Carbs returns to fill you up with two very special guests. House is first joined by acclaimed restaurateur Danny Meyer to predict some trends in dining in the year and decade to come. Afterward, House sits down with Andrew Dana of Timber Pizza and Call Your Mother to talk about their love of pizza and how a bagel shop is setting DC abuzz.
Jan 09 2020
Rank #15: Food Media, Chef Movies, and Lemon Pepper Wet With David Chang, Rembert Browne, and Bill Simmons (Ep. 5)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by David Chang and Bill Simmons in Part 2 of a two-part interview to discuss Chang's signature Nike SB Momofuku sneaker (2:30), the rise of food media (5:24), Chang's thoughts on the film 'Burnt' (17:54), and his "Last Meal on Earth" (22:14). Then House and Juliet Litman cover this week's food news (37:44) and writer and House's good friend Rembert Browne makes a compelling case for why lemon pepper wings are Atlanta's signature dish (55:22).
Aug 01 2017
Rank #16: Sports Bars and Booze-Smuggling Best Practices With Bill Simmons and The Chief (Ep. 13)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by his buds Bill Simmons and Craig "The Chief" Gaines to discuss the state of the American sports bar, elements of a proper sports bar, and what the all-time dream sports bar would look like (3:19). Then, the thirsty people have spoken: In a special edition of Food News, House and Juliet Litman share the best listener-submitted booze-smuggling tactics (48:10).
Sep 26 2017
Rank #17: Summer League Eats With Juliet Litman, Plus the Evolution of the Las Vegas Food Scene With Dave Chang and His Chefs | House of Carbs (Ep. 52)
The Ringer’s Joe House is joined by Juliet Litman for a very special edition of Food News in which they recap their favorite dining experiences while in Las Vegas for the NBA summer league (05:40). Later, in an excerpt from ‘The Dave Chang Show’ at the Caesars Palace Villas, House sits down with chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang; Shaun King, executive chef at Momofuku in Las Vegas; and Matt Rudofker, global director of culinary operations of Momofuku to discuss the evolution of the Las Vegas food scene and the unique challenges of running a restaurant in the desert (31:36).
Jul 11 2018
Rank #18: NYC Chinese Restaurants and SXSW Cuisine With Mallory Rubin and Serena Dai | House of Carbs
House is joined by Mallory Rubin to discuss her trip to SXSW in Austin, TX, and some of her culinary highlights, including breakfast tacos, brisket, fried chicken, and more (2:22). Then House talks with Eater NY editor Serena Dai about the article "29 Top Chinese Restaurants in NYC", The Chinese food renaissance in New York, and why some of these spots fly below many people's radars (29:10).
"29 Top Chinese Restaurants in NYC" by Eater staff
Mar 13 2019
Rank #19: Food Fight: Thanksgiving Sides—Plus, Big Eats With Kelly Olynyk (Ep. 21)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Juliet Litman and Mallory Rubin to run through a "Savory 16" bracket of Thanksgiving side dishes to uncover the champion (1:05). Then House meets up with Miami Heat power forward Kelly Olynyk at the Momofuku CCDC in a free-for-all food chat (54:30).
Nov 21 2017
Rank #20: The Hot Sauce Episode With David Jacoby and Donnie Kwak | House of Carbs
House is joined by ESPN’s David Jacoby (4:14) and then The Ringer’s Donnie Kwak (38:43) to discuss all things hot sauce including storage, food pairings, innovations, and more!
Oct 17 2019