Known for: Food-focused podcasts with the biggest names in music
Why they're the next Bourdain: Already food blogging royalty for starting Midtown Lunch, Brooks' super popular Food Is the New Rock is a podcast that operates on the premise that… uh… food is, like, the new rock music. Zach (and his co-host, KCRW dude Chuck P, and occasional guest co-host, Thrillist LA editor/Black Crystal Wolf Kids frontman Jeff Miller) interview musicians about food, and food-personalities about music. This means weekly, crazy, never-before-heard stories, like when Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh ended up eating sushi for the first time ever on an invite from David Bowie, or the fact that Wylie Dufresne's first job cooking was making grilled cheeses in the lot at Grateful Dead shows. Recently, Zach's been upping the game, with live appearances at Food Network festivals and on TV shows, and by doing a series of live podcasts at SXSW, where David Chang literally would not leave. Literally. It was awkward. And hilarious.