Nick Solares is a food writer, photographer, Emmy nominated broadcaster and an expert in meat eating and restaurant culture. He was a pioneering food blogger launching Beef Aficionado in 2006 and going on to be a columnist and critic for Serious Eats (2007 — 2014) and Restaurant Editor at Eater NY (2014 — 2018)
Nick was the creative director for celebrity butcher Pat LaFrieda’s Big App for Meat, produced by Zero Point Zero Productions, named lifestyle “App of the Year” by Apple in 2012. As an editorial photographer his work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, New York Post, AM New York, Eater.com, Serious Eats, Zagat, Grub Street, Time, Newsweek, and Wine Spectator.
In 2015, Nick began hosting The Meat Show (TMS) for Eater Video. It followed Nick’s exploration of meat culture across the US and the world and quickly gained a devoted following, with episodes drawing tens of millions of views online. TMS received back to back NY Emmy nominations in 2016 and 2017.
In 2018 Nick launched Meat Life Media, a production, events, and consulting company to promote the modern carnivore lifestyle. In addition to producing his new show Meat Life (launched on Youtube in 2019) MLM produces media assets for his clients and brand partners. In 2020 Nick began hosting the Beef Loving Chefs Podcast and video series for the Texas Beef Council.