The American Barbecue Showdown Season 2 Review

May 26, 2023 (Last updated: 4 hours ago)
Ricky Valero 1
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The American Barbeque Showdown is back and proves one of the best food competition shows.

Here is our review of the Netflix reality cooking competition The American Barbecue Showdown Season 2, which does not contain spoilers.

The cooking competition heats with the return of The American Barbecue Showdown for its second season on Netflix. The hit reality series returns for eight episodes, where competitors compete for a big cash prize.

The American Barbecue Showdown Season 2 Review

The American Barbecue Showdown season 2 follows eight competitors worldwide to create boundary-pushing barbecue to win the $50,000 prize.

What makes The American Barbecue Showdown stand out from other shows of its nature is the sheer difficulty of cooking in this heat while trying to cook on multiple surfaces.

In the first episode, you see Big T out grilling spare ribs, beef ribs, chicken, and filet mignon all simultaneously outside while he starts his biscuits and banana foster on the inside.

Because of the chaos, he forgets about his biscuits, causing them to burn. Most shows are in one spot, which is hard enough, but this show kicks it up a notch, and the contestants struggle as a result.

One of the biggest bones I like to pick with any cooking show is how often we see meals cooked that the average person would never be able to eat.

However, The American Barbecue Showdown has the contestants prepare meals that you can get at almost any BBQ spot in your town. This adds an extra layer of intrigue for me, and I want to seek out the meals they are grilling.

I love the judges, and it’s because they remind you of Gordon Ramsay-esque criticism. Neither of the judges, Kevin or Melissa, shies away from sharing their honest opinions of the contestant’s meal.

When it’s good, they let you know; when it’s bad, they let you know, and that’s why they work well together. Another thing, I liked the show’s new host Michelle Buteau. She was a contestant on Netflix’s The Circle and worked well off the judges with some funny one-liners.

Without divulging spoilers, the competition throughout each of these episodes is FIERCE, and with that, I was shocked to see who made it to the finals.

Is The American Barbecue Showdown Season 2 Good or Bad?

I don’t think a better food competition show exists on any network or streaming platform. The show puts your feet to the fire literally, and because of that, the stakes are at an all-time high for these contestants and the viewers.

Is The American Barbecue Showdown Season 2 Worth Watching?

If you were a fan of season one, then you will enjoy the second season. While there are not many changes in the show’s dynamic, the competition has you rooting for some of the contestants and will leave you hungry for more.

The American Barbecue Showdown is worthy of a binge and a third season.

What did you think of the Netflix reality cooking competition The American Barbecue Showdown Season 2? Comment below.

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1 thought on “The American Barbecue Showdown Season 2 Review

  • May 29, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    I think episode 5 season 2… Is complete bull. There a professional chef who can cook I have no problem with that. Barbeques are completely different. But when it comes to cooking in a competrion you don’t help another persons dish to win competition. Epesicailly when they messed up on biscuits or even tacos next episode. The mixed race guy messed his tacos up. The professional chef told him how to sort it. Next minute he wins… I like the professional chef but I see his gains. He’s using the lower bbq chefs to win. Either way he shouldn’t be on the game. He’s a professional chef and helping amateur chefs to help him. Says it all really what a joke this show is now

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