Shane McBride is a partner of the New York barbecue restaurants Pig Beach and Pig Bleecker. Both restaurants have been celebrated by diners and critics alike including a great review from Eater's resident meat expert Nick Solares, who named Pig Beach one of their "Essential Barbecue Restaurants." Shane regularly travels the professional BBQ circuit with his team Ribdiculous, competing at the Memphis in May World Championship, among other renowned competitions. Prior to Pig Beach & Pig Bleecker, Shane worked in some of the most prestigious restaurant kitchens in the country including Craftsteak and Colicchio and Sons before moving on to Keith McNally, where he worked his way from chef de cuisine at flagship Balthazar to Corporate Executive Chef, and helped open Balthazar London, Cherche Midi, and Augustine. In his free time, Shane can be found antiquing, reading vociferously, and of course cooking for family and friends.