Bobby Flay Challenges Chef Pal Michael Symon in Food Network’s ‘BBQ Brawl’

Chef Bobby Flay, as seen on BBQ BRAWL Flay V Symon, Season 1.
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Culinary superstars, Iron Chefs and best of friends Bobby Flay and Michael Symon compete against each other in the new Food Network competition BBQ Brawl: Flay v. Symon, beginning Thursday, August 1.

Over four one-hour episodes, Bobby and Michael mentor eight pitmasters at the famed Star Hill Ranch in Austin, Texas, with barbecue battles to determine which challenger reigns supreme.

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While Michael and Bobby compete to inspire and coach their teams, a panel of judges — grilling experts Moe Cason, Chris Lilly, and Amy Mills — decide which chefs will flame out. In the end, one competitor will earn the title of “Master of Cue” and star in their own digital series on

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Challenges during the season include a regional BBQ challenge, testing the pitmasters’ ability to cook any style; and Bobby and Michael battling in a high “steaks” challenge utilizing Tomahawk Ribeye.

The final two pitmasters will meet in a BBQ battle for the ages, but when the sun sets, only one competitor will walk away with claim to the title and their own digital series.

BBQ Brawl: Flay v. Symon, Premiere, Thursday, August 1, 9/8c, Food Network