Rank #1: Mark Rosati (Part 2) on Shake Shack's Innovation Kitchen, Secret Menu, New Food Items, and More | House of Carbs
House reconnects with culinary director of Shake Shack Mark Rosati to discuss the birth of Shake Shack's innovation kitchen in NYC's West Village where customers can test new items. They also talk new sauces, shakes, chicken, and Shake Shack "hacks" that you may not have thought of ordering!
Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #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.
Rank #10: 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).
Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport's Keys to Valentine's Day | House of Carbs (Ep. 32)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by 'Bon Appetit' editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport to share his mouthwatering Super Bowl spread (6:00), hand out some invaluable Valentine's Day advice (15:00), and discuss why now is the most exciting time to cook (24:00). Then House is joined by Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News (39:10).
Rank #16: Digesting Food TV With Sean Fennessey | House of Carbs (Ep. 55)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to go over the infamous 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century list. They discuss some food-centric episodes both on and off the list, what food can bring to the table for a TV show, and more (4:10). Then House links up with Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News (46:43).
Rank #17: The Philly Food Tour With Chris Ryan (Ep. 25)
The Ringer's Joe House meets up with Ringer superstar Chris Ryan in Philadelphia to talk about the city's current food moment and discuss their two-day Philly Food Tour, during which they hit a ton of restaurants, including Federal Donuts, Goldie, Zahav, Dienner's BBQ Chicken, and more (3:05). Then House is joined by Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News in which House and Juliet tackle the "five-second rule" (57:20).
Rank #18: 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 #19: Cocktails for the Summer Socialite | House of Carbs (Ep. 53)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Small Craft Liquors' founder Amy McDonald to discuss making restaurant-quality cocktails at home (5:30). Amy gives a few game-changing cocktail recipes before House links up with Juliet Litman for a classic 'House of Carbs' Food News (34:35).
Rank #20: "Ask Me Anything" With Chef Richard Blais (Ep. 26)
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by mutual fan Chef Richard Blais for a special AMA episode in which House and Chef Blais answer all kinds of questions from the Hungry People, including, "What is something that most people buy but is worth making at home instead?" (29:55), "After I return my Christmas presents, what new piece of kitchen equipment should I pick up?" (50:00), and, "When cooking a dinner to impress a new date, what should be on the menu?" (54:55).