Jeremy Jacobwitz, Founder of Brunch Boys takes us back to where it all started. He shares his passion for everything brunch related including his go-to spots and being the host of a new show called Explorers.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I was born in Brooklyn but grew up in Irvington NY which is just north of NYC
Q: Have you always had a passion for food?
A: Always! From a young age, I was always eating and discovering new foods. The first non-baby food I ever had was Chinese food! I also started cooking at a very young age as well.
Q: Why brunch? Do you think everyone relates to it?
A: I chose brunch because I knew that not only was it something I love, but something everyone loved! It really has become the one meal during the week where we all sit and relax.
Q: What did you study in school?
A: I went to NYU to study sports management
Q: Your following on social media is huge! How did you promote yourself and your brand to intrigue your audience?
A: I think it was just having an account people could easily connect with and want to follow. Brunch is something everyone loves, and it took me awhile, but once I really figured out how to take photos, my account started growing tremendously. The passion for photography wasn’t something I had before I started the account.
Q: When did Brunch Boys launch? How did you come up with that name?
A: We launched about 2 and half years ago. I knew I wanted it to be something along the lines of brunch and the original concept was that it was going to be an online food travel show with two hosts, me and my buddy. So Brunch Boys was a name I got after seeing what I could own across all platforms.
Q: You also focus on lifestyle, travel and events. What have been some of your most memorable experiences?
A: I’ve been lucky to travel the country searching for the best food for a while now because I had been a food TV producer. One of my favourite adventures was when I was sent to a bunch of state fairs to cast a show called “Deep Fried Masters” I think I’ve eaten everything that’s ever been deep fried at this point! And that was my inspiration for one of the original Brunch Boys shows we produce, “Can You Fry It?.”
Q: What are you favourite brunch spots in New York?
A: Right now some of my favourites are Quality Eats, Speedy Romeo, Lighthouse, and LIama Inn.
Q: Is this your full-time career?
A: It’s been about one year since this has been my full-time career.
Q: You recently started hosting a new show for Thrillist can you talk about this for a bit?
A: I am the new host for a show they produce called Explorers which has been looking for all the hidden gems that are a little off the beaten path, but definitely delicious! It’s been fun moving from behind the scenes to in front of the camera.
Q: Are you a cook yourself?
A: I don’t cook that much because of how little time I have right now, but I love to cook and grew up always cooking!
Q: What is the most adventurous dish you have eaten?
A: I’d guess it would have to be Rocky Mountain Oysters…I told you I’ve had pretty much everything deep-fried!
Q: How would you define the word success?
A: I think that’s different for everyone and that’s a good thing. I can only define success for myself, and honestly, that changes a lot.
Q: Is there anything else you want your viewers to know?
A: I truly do love when I’m doing and I am very grateful and thanks that it’s all because people decided that they want to follow me. It’s kind of crazy!