- Upcoming on the Cooking Channel - "Hook, Line & Dinner" (now in its second season) and starring New Yorker, Ben Sargent
. Ben is described as a 'Sea-foodie,' Chef, Restaurateur, Surfer and Artist, and is headed to Montauk.
Known as the chef and fisherman who ran a successful underground lobster roll business from his Brooklyn basement apartment, and often referred to as 'The Brooklyn Chowder Surfer,' Ben also founded the 'Brooklyn Fishing Derby' in 2009.
The second season of "Hook, Line & Dinner" kicks off with Ben in Montauk. The episode will air on February 16, at 8 p.m. EST.
Returning to the east coast, Ben heads out to the eastern tip of Long Island to Montauk to fish for striped bass and porgies and take part in the local Fall Festival. After sampling multiple clam chowders at the festival, Ben fishes for striped bass both from a boat with fly fisherman Amanda Switzer
, and from the shore, surfcasting with Gary "The Toad" Stephens
. Chef Todd Mitgang
, the owner of South Edison
, grills the bass in his upstart eatery. Ben then goes out with Captain Jamie Quaresimo
aboard "Miss Montauk" to catch porgies, which he brings back to Chef Jennifer Meadows
, owner of Fishbar, to help her make a classic grilled whole porgy dish.