Only six episodes into the first season of F*ck, That’s Delicious on Vice Media’s new cable channel, Viceland — Action Bronson has already passed through Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Vancouver, Oregon, Queens, London, the Yukon and Morocco. Traveling the world as a touring hip-hop artist, Bronson has parlayed his current rap fame and past culinary career into Vice’s go-to guy for food & travel à la Guy Fieri and Anthony Bourdain.
Eating his way around the globe with two of his best friends, rapper Meyhem Lauren and hype man/New York personality, Big Bod Bes — the Queens trio are always high, hungry and hilarious. After binge watching the first five episodes on Viceland, read up on the restaurants featured throughout the show here. Whether it’s Southern country BBQ, fine dining, Jamaican or vegan; the palette of Action Bronson will never steer you wrong. Now go eat at the restaurants featured in and watch F*ck, That’s Delicious on Viceland, Thursday nights at 10 p.m.
Rose’s Luxury (Washington, D.C.)
Voted the Best New Restaurant in America 2014 by Bon Appetit and Best New Restaurant in America by GQ, Rose’s Luxury in Washington D.C. hosted Action Bronson and crew in the first episode of Viceland’s F*ck, That’s Delicious. The beautiful open-air restaurant with plenty of exposed brick welcomed the rapper and his always-hungry posse with an assortment of menu items including Chicken Fried Oysters with a raw oyster tzatziki, Pork Lychee Salad, and Rose’s famous 12-hour Smoked Brisket. By the end of the meal, it’s pretty obvious why this young restaurant is already decked out in awards.
717 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel. (202) 580-8889
Wyatt’s Country BBQ (East Atlanta)
While passing through Atlanta, Bronson, Body, Meyhem & Alchemist stopped by Wyatt’s Country BBQ — a classic ‘eat-in-the-car’ BBQ joint. As described by Bronson’s illustrator/friend, Wyatt’s is a BBQ spot “you don’t sit down [at]. You stand outside and eat it… In the middle of Kirkwood.” At Wyatt’s, everything looks good. But what they’re truly known for are their ribs and the rock pit in which they cook. Put simply by Wyatt’s owner, Oscar Wyatt — “The only way to really cook good ribs is with a rock pit, and that’s what I have. The old-fashioned rock pit.”
Wyatt’s Country BBQ
1674 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Tel. (404) 371-0311
The Original Jamaican Restaurant (Atlanta)
Immediately following their BBQ rib pit stop at Wyatt’s, Bronson and the boys headed over to the Original Jamaican Restaurant where they loaded up on some jerk chicken, curry chicken, beef patties, chicken patties, roti and more. But remember, at the Original Jamaican Restaurant, there are no samples! So if you’re like Action Bronson and want to try everything… then you’re going to have to order everything. And regarding the stern-faced woman taking orders at the counter; well, only a person like Action Bronson could get her to crack a smile on camera.
The Original Jamaican Restaurant
378 Edgewood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Tel. (404) 523-1331
The Dutch (Miami Beach)
While soaking up the sun in Miami, Action Bronson fell in love. But not with a woman. Bronson fell absolutely head-over-heels for Executive Chef Conor Hanlon’s Bay Scallop Crudo served at The Dutch on Miami Beach. So while the boys (Body, Meyhem and Alchemist) walked the beach and drifted on jet skis — Bronson was indoors learning how to make his new favorite summer salad. A slight take on ceviche, The Dutch’s Bay Scallop Crudo consists of bay scallops, papaya, red onion, celery, avocado, jalapeño, and passion fruit. Describing his post-chef and current rap/TV host career, Bronson shared that he “never really went as far as [he] wanted to culinarily [sic], but now it’s like [he’s] living out [his] dreams. It’s crazy. Cook with the best and eat from the best.” Sometimes it’s important to reflect on where life has taken you.
2201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel. (305) 938-3111
Ezell’s Chicken (Seattle)
Rumored to be Oprah’s favorite chicken spot, Ezell’s Famous Chicken is home to some of the best fried chicken in all of the Pacific Northwest. While dining in the Ezell’s parking lot, Bronson even invented his own sandwich by placing peach cobbler and a fried chicken breast inside of a dinner roll biscuit. And that kids, was how ‘the Bronson’ was born. Put simply and best by Bronson himself: “No matter where we go, no matter where we’re going [or] what we have to do in life – there’s always time for fried chicken.”
12 Locations throughout Washington state
Westward (Wallingford, Seattle)
Open for two years and busier than ever, Wallingford’s Westward owes a majority of its acclaim to Chef Zoi Antonitsas. So while Action and Meyhem were off in Vancouver, Big Body Bes and Bronson’s tour van driver, Derek, feasted upon some of Westward’s fresh caught clams, shrimp, crawfish, and sardines. Eating at restaurants like Westward is clearly one of the perks of being in Action Bronson’s entourage.
2501 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
Tel. (206) 552-8215
Grill Point (Flushing, Queens)
Curious to know what Action Bronson considers the best falafel he’s ever had? While the man has been all over the world, he considers Flushing, Queens’ Grill Point home to “the best falafel in New York.” Throwing down like the two fat boys they are, Bronson and fellow rapper, Meyhem Lauren, came to their local Middle Eastern restaurant hungry. Ordering a variety of dishes including chicken shawarma, falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush, Israeli salad, and Moroccan eggplant salad — Grill Point is a great excuse to visit the borough of Queens the next time you’re in New York City.
6954 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11367
Tel. (718) 261-7077
Roti Boti (Queens, NY)
If you’re talking about late night spots in Queens, Action Bronson swears by Roti Boti in Astoria. When it comes to spicy food and no air conditioning, Roti Boti can be a dangerous combination over a New York City summer. So you know the food they’re serving up must be worth it. Ordering quail, beef kabob, okra, rice, and roti for their late night Astoria feast, Bronson and Meyhem Lauren enjoyed their meals as Queens’ multicultural populous stared. Roti Boti is also home to Bronson’s favorite rice pudding. He went on to explain, “the rosewater is what makes it taste so crazy.”
2709 21st Street
Astoria, NY 11102
Tel. (718) 278-7888
Pitt Cue (Soho, London)
A carnivore’s heaven, Pitt Cue in London’s Soho neighborhood is exactly what Bronson was looking for to relapse off the meat wagon. Overwhelmed with an abundance of farm-raised beef, pork, ham, ribs, breads, pickles, and loads of sausages by Chef Tom Adams — personal favorites viewed through the television screen include the Caramel Ribs (seriously, these look unbelievable!) and the Deep Fried Caramel Chicken. Without a doubt, Pitt Cue is a must-visit when in London.
1 Devonshire Square
London EC2M 4YP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 20 7324 7770
CookDaily (Shoreditch, London)
When asked what got him into vegan cooking, Chef King, owner of CookDaily in London’s trendy Shoreditch neighborhood said, “Something had to change, man. And I just realized that I didn’t need dead animals to have my lunch anymore.” Cooking Bronson and Meyhem a vegan chicken stir-fry bowl made from soy protein, CookDaily is one of those vegan restaurants that legitimately leads you to believe you can completely cut meat out of your diet. While I’m sure Bronson and Meyhem won’t be going vegan any time soon, it’s the thought (and great food) that counts.
Unit 55, 1st Floor, Boxpark, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6GY, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7498 563168