The New Orleans Line up of contestants for Travel Channel's American Grilled.

The New Orleans Line up of contestants for Travel Channel’s American Grilled.

Hey everyone, I want to give a big shout out to my BBQ sister, Brooke Lewis, who is going to be on Tonight’s N’Awlins episode of American Grilled, 9pm EST on the Travel Channel. You all know Brook as the co-owner of The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint with her brother Brad Orrison, and may recognize her from the Food Network or their many wins at Memphis in May! The Orrisons are the coolest family I know and I’m lucky that my love for Grilling and BBQ has introduced me to this awesome family. Watch Brooke kick some butt on TV tonight.

Here is the full promo of the episode from the Travel Channel:

”Big Sizzle in the Big Easy” – Premieres Wednesday, August 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Host David Guas travels to his hometown of New Orleans – a lively American locale that is infused with the cultures and flavors of France, Spain, Africa and the Americas.   The time-tested blending of these influences has created an atmosphere and sensory experience that is altogether powerful and unique.  Four killer grillers – David, Mike, Sherman, and Brooke –  battle it out to take home the $10,000 prize at one of the oldest open-air markets in the country: the French Market in the city’s French Quarter.  To win over the judges in each round, the grillers must use local ingredients like Sazerac Rye whiskey, okra and, of course, live crawfish. Guas is joined by guest judges Morgan Murphy, best-selling author of Off the Eaten Path, and Kerry Seaton-Stewart, the granddaughter of the legendary New Orleans cook Willie Mae, owner of the world famous, Willie Mae’s Scotch House.  It’s a high-heat, high–intensity battle for the cash and hometown pride.