We’ve been blessed with some very nice press and we are grateful!

You might have seen us on Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate with Michael Symon and Food Feuds, where we were named Best Ribs in St. Louis, BBQ Paradise on the Travel Channel and Bon Appétit Picks the Best on the Food Network. Mike is also featured on two different episodes of Unwrapped and Playboy named us “Top 10 BBQ Joints” in America.

Watch Mike talk about 17th Street and his competition memories of Memphis May

in these compelling audio slideshows produced by Mark Dolan, the BBQ Pilgrim.

This is a particularly good interview with Professor Salt and you can read and listen to this fun field trip we took with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

Tune into our YouTube Channel to watch Mike explaining the intricacies of judging a whole hog at a barbecue competition and on the streets of New York City at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party.

Here is a succinct factsheet about Mike and a factsheet about Amy that might be helpful for reporters. And here’s a list of other media who’ve covered Mike and 17th Street.

Media Appearances



Good Morning America

The New York Times

Live with Regis & Kelly

Chicago Tribune

Best Thing I Ever Ate/Food Network

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Food Feuds/Food Network

Los Angeles Times

Best in Smoke/Food Network

Bon Appétit

Food Crafters/Cooking Channel

Food & Wine

BBQ Pitmasters/TLC


BBQ Paradise/Travel Channel

Chile Pepper

The Well-Seasoned Traveler/A&E

National Restaurant News

Unwrapped/Food Network

National Barbecue News

BBQ with Bobby Flay/Food Network

Food Arts

Al Roker’s Barbecue Road Trip/Food Network


All-Star Barbecue Showdown/Versus


Bon Appétit Picks the Best/Food Network

Various local and regional papers

Martha Stewart Radio
NPR/All Things Considered
G. Gordon Liddy Show
Numerous local and regional stations

Bon Appetit Top Ten Best BBQ Half Rack