Rank #1: 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.
Rank #2: 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).
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).
Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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).
Rank #6: 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).
Rank #7: 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).
Rank #8: The Great Halloween Candy Debate with Mallory Rubin and Juliet Litman (Ep. 18)
In honor of the holiday, The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Mallory Rubin, and for the first time outside of Food News, Juliet Litman, in an out of control candy debate (3:45), Then Juliet hangs around for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News (43:25).
Rank #9: 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).
Rank #10: The Brooklyn Fork Tour, Chicken Fraud, and Food Moments With Gail Simmons and Cousin Sal (Ep. 17)
The Ringer's Joe House hosts a jam-packed episode this week as he sits down with Cousin Sal from 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and the 'Against All Odds' podcast to recount the infamous 'House Eats 3' and preview their Brooklyn Fork Tour of DeKalb Market Hall in New York (3:32). Then House connects with Juliet Litman for a classic Food News covering chicken fraud and Spam burglary (18:05). Finally House talks with Bravo superstar and 'Top Chef' cohost Gail Simmons about her new cookbook, lessons learned from the show, some mouthwatering recipes, holiday food traditions, and a jaw-dropping Last Meal on Earth (43:20).
Rank #11: 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).
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: 'Big Time Bites,' NBA Palates, and the Inaugural 'House of Carbs' Field Trip (Ep. 14)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Charlotte Hornets GM and founder of 'Big Time Bites' Rich Cho to talk about the inspiration behind his forward-thinking food blog, how he tackles eating on the road, hidden destinations, and hole-in-the-wall food shacks (3:10). Then House and Juliet Litman talk about their coffee-tour field trip in DTLA with 'House of Carbs' listener and coffee expert Jason Parker (35:00).
Rank #14: The "Proper" Office Party, Thanksgiving Prep, and Fall Recipes With Adam Rapoport (Ep. 19)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by 'Bon Appetit' editor in chief, Episode 1 hero, and Washington D.C. native Adam Rapoport to gear up for holiday office-party season (3:20). Together they take a look ahead to Thanksgiving, and Rap gives the hungry people some pro tips on a smooth and merry holiday (17:00). Finally, House links up with Juliet Litman for a classic segment of 'House of Carbs' Food News (48:40).
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).
Rank #16: Texas Tacos, Red Lobster, and Pre-packaged Braspberries with Shea Serrano | House of Carbs (Ep. 45)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by two-time New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano to revisit (yet again) 'The House of Carbs' NBA food cities list. Shea goes to bat for Houston and San Antonio, shares his favorite spots in each city, and talks about his unique relationship with L.A. food, cooking for kids, and secret gumbo (4:10). Then House links up with Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News (33:15)
Rank #17: Remembering Anthony Bourdain, Long Island Eats, and the IHOb Incident—Plus, Pervaiz Shallwani and Andy Greenwald | House of Carbs (Ep. 48)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Andy Greenwald to remember Anthony Bourdain in the wake of his recent passing (4:25). Next, House chats with Newday's Pervaiz Shallwani about how he landed his current job, his show 'Feed Me TV,' Long Island food trends, steakhouse cooking at home, and restaurants for House to hit while he's in the Hamptons (27:45). Finally, House links up with Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News involving IHOP's puzzling temporary rebrand (57:35).
Rank #18: 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).
Rank #19: McDonald's O.G. French Fries and Washington D.C.'s Food Culture With Malcolm Gladwell (Ep. 8)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by journalist, author, speaker, and fellow podcaster Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his recent episode of ‘Revisionist History,’ “McDonald’s Broke My Heart” (2:50), American restaurant culture (19:52), and Washington, D.C.’s growth in food culture and diversity (28:15). Then House is joined by Juliet Litman for this week's Food News (42:17).
Rank #20: 'Top Chef', Food TV, and House's LA Belly Takeover with Andy Greenwald and Bill Simmons (Ep. 7)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by friend, colleague, and TV critic Andy Greenwald to talk 'Top Chef' and its role in the ascension of food media, as well as other good and bad food TV (3:45); then Bill Simmons fills in for Juliet Litman to recap the Joe House LA Belly Takeover (26:00).