Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Joe Carroll didn’t grow up steeped in Southern barbecue culture. With a curious nature and a love of food, Carroll launched barbecue joint Fette Sau in Brooklyn in 2007, luring in equal parts hipsters and barbecue devotees. With his beer garden, Spuyten Duyvil, and his casual American steak house, St. Anselm, in Brooklyn, Carroll continues to expand, opening Fette Sau in Philadelphia as well. Carroll; his wife, Kim; and their twin daughter and son live in Brooklyn, New York.
Nick Fauchald is a Brooklyn-based editor and author. He has worked as an editor at Food & Wine, Wine Spectator, and Every Day with Rachael Ray and was editor in chief of TastingTable.com. Nick is the publisher of Short Stack Editions, a series of single-subject cookbooks, and cofounder of Little Sous, a culinary media company.