The BBQ Central Show is a weekly internet based show that airs live each Tuesday from 9pm-11pm EST originating from Cleveland, Ohio. Each show attempts to cover the big news items in the BBQ and Grilling industry in hopes of promoting the art and sport of barbecue. It is widely considered to be the longest running and BEST show of its kind on any type of medium. Join me each Tuesday and help spread the gospel of barbecue and grilling!
BONUS CONTENT – The Michael Symon Interview – FINALLY!!
This past Tuesday, November 6th, I finally got a chance to it down with chef Michael Symon. If you are a fan of this show, you know I have been "efforting" him for well over 2 years. He is the owner of Mabel's BBQ here in town and I figured at the time he opened (2016) I would have a fairly easy shot to grab him for an interview...WRONG!
Busy doing The Chew, Food Network stuff, writing books and life in general kept him a "white whale" of sorts for me. However, a few weeks back, through the use of Twitter, I was able to schedule a meet with him and we were finally able do the interview in person. It was a great experience for me. He is like you imagine...funny, engaging and genuine! I think that comes across in this interview. Remember, in the grand scheme of things I am a nobody...but he never made me feel like that, in fact, quite the opposite! I felt welcomed, empowered and respected.
We hit a bunch of topics...I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed recording it.