Sam Monsour Wins "Guy's Grocery Games"
By Scott Kearnan
November 18, 2013
Congrats to jm Curley chef Sam Monsour, who won last night's episode of the new Food Network show Guy's Grocery Games. The Fieri-hosted "supermarket showdown" pits four chefs against each other as they tear through the aisles of a market, assemble ingredients and complete a series of cooking-challenge rounds for a chance to complete a final shopping spree for up to $20,000. You can watch Monsour take home the full jackpot here. And it's sure to come in handy for him; Monsour, who opened jm Curley in December 2011, recently announced he'll be leaving the restaurant at the end of the year. Next for him, he says: focusing on his Paleo diet and lifestyle app #true28 (he gave us the skinny on that); launching Hunger Apron, a company that will make aprons from recycled and sustainable materials; wrapping up a burger cookbook with Boston Burger Blog's Richard Chudy; and yes, opening his own restaurant, if all goes according to plan, in late 2014. Sounds like a lot, but as we learned last night, Monsour can make quick work of checking off a grocery list.