Chef Josh Lyons was a finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star, but, now is back for redemption on the new season of Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen – premiering on Sunday, May 21st (8pm ET/PT).
Lyons, 45, has an affinity for food, music and entertaining. After spending years in a rock band and working in restaurants, Josh decided to go to culinary school. Working his way from busser to bartender to line cook, Josh is currently a sushi chef and restaurant consultant in Jupiter, Florida, and when he’s not toiling away in the kitchen, the multi-talented chef still writes and performs with his rock band, Fell on Deaf Ears.
Drinking With Chef Josh Lyons
What is your current go-to drink order?
Wine. These days I prefer California, only because I just got back from a wedding in Napa Valley California. Yet, I don’t discriminate as long as it’s good wine. Red is my favorite. But, on a warm day, a crisp Pinot Gris is always a nice go-to.
Coffee or tea
I drink coffee every day, mostly in the mornings. No favorite spots in particular, but I always prefer the boutique, non-chain coffee shop. I love Cuban coffee.
What is your favorite bar in Miami?
Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami for the great craft cocktails and cool outdoor space.
What cocktail do you enjoy poolside, and where?
Mojitos at Nikki Beach on Miami Beach or the Delano Beach Club.
What do you see trending in cocktails right now?
The classics, such as Manhattans, and hand crafted martinis, infusing herbs, egg whites and aromas.
Who are the best drinking buddies in the biz to hang out with?
Top three: Anthony Bourdain, Brad Pitt, and Jared Leto. I have had a drink with Anthony Bourdain years ago at his restaurant in New York City, and he’s a pretty cool dude! I imagine that Brad and Jared would other cool guys I think I’d enjoy a good conversation over some drinks as well.
What else are you working on right now?
I have recently sold my franchise restaurant, and am currently shopping around for investors and a location to open my own restaurant.
Where can our readers and other fans keep up with you on social media?