Chef LuBu: Professional Feeder

Chef LuBu: Professional Feeder

One of the hardest things is finding a connection
between the food and the game. I’m Brian Smawley, I go by the summoner “OH NO ITS
LU BU”, I’m the kitchen manager at Battle & Brew in Atlanta, Georgia. I would describe Battle & Brew as a pub for nerds. It’s not a bar. Brian was one of our customers for
a long time and we knew he knew a lot about video games and we hired him on because he
could talk for hours on end to anyone who came in about any game. When I found out that
someone was willing to pay a human being to make video game themed food, I literally jumped
at the opportunity. I was like “Make me the manager. I will work all the hours. Pay
me salary, don’t-don’t pay me at all. You could pay me in cheeseburgers, I don’t
really care!” All I ever need is someone to say “I like this video game”. And then
I can go “Cool, let me look up everything that’s ever been said”, and I will attempt
to make a dish based around it. I’ve made over 50 League of Legends dishes because our
customers love it so much. My five favorite biggest dishes: Cho’s Monstrous Monte Cristo;
definitely the monte cristo. The Triforce Burrito; tons of flavor. We got the Fizz Fish
Food Cheeseburger. Taric’s Simply Outrageous Chicken and Waffles. And Soraka’s Dryad
Banana Split. And they had a very set menu but it was a very small menu before and I wanted to change it. I wanted to make new things. I wanted to experiment and I’ve always wanted to experiment. That’s a recurring theme in my life is trying something new.
But I had a new outlet for that, you know, I had a new outlet for that part of my brain
that’s always saying “What will happen if I do this?” Good evening Summoners! And
welcome to Cooking With LuBu. I am LuBu and this is Cooking with LuBu. I was born in Tallahassee,
Florida. But before I was 1 years old, we had to move because and alligator tried to
eat my brother. So, we moved to Atlanta, ‘cuz our parents didn’t want us to be eaten by
alligators! Growing up with my mom being a chef was interesting. When my mom first wanted to teach us cooking and my dad wanted to teach us cooking, I, I did not. I really was against it. I think he rebelled against cooking because
he was too busy playing video games. I recall as a small child before I was, you know, good
enough to play games, really, watching him play games. I really wanted to be, you know, draw
comics or do concept art for video game companies, but we didn’t have the money in the family
to send me to college. When I realized I wasn’t going to get into art school, within a very
short amount of time I was very sad, but I had coped with it and I had come to the realization
that I had to do something. I could not simply be a burden, so I signed up for the military.
And then I got out of the army and I was living on my own and I first started cooking for
myself and I really, really enjoyed it. I really liked it. It’s been a pleasant surprise.
And he’s really embracing it, and he has all these super creative ideas and he just
wants to have fun back there. Which is refreshing in a kitchen sense. It’s a skill that I
can use to make other people happy, and then that makes me happy. We both got the special
tonight and it was wonderful. You guys liked it? The wontons were amazing. Ten out of ten
would eat again. Yay, good! I’ve fed more people in one game than you feed in one night.
He gets a lot of joy out of being a host here. Anything, like, where he gets to talk to meet
people, he loves it. He’s all about it. We got Plus on Lux for the team. We got my
brother Adam, he’s on Shyvanna. And we’ve got Stark-Dog running with – let’s see
– Amumu! Bringing out the Sad Mummy! Because, you know he would shout-cast these
games regardless. If nobody was watching he would still, you know, talk about people playing
games. And he’s always informative to people, especially when they’re new to the game.
He always tries to help them learn the basics. If it was just like a gaming bar, no big deal.
But the actual staff here is amazing. They’re super friendly, super funny. They make it
definitely much better than it would be otherwise. Bringing guns to a knife fight! It’s so
much fun to come in to a place where if somebody sees you playing League of Legends they’re
like “Hey, can I queue up with you?” and then all of a sudden you’ve got a five man,
in person. I mean, this community means the world to me, ultimately I mean. The fact that
it exists means that I have a place. Sake! Bomb! Sake! Bomb! Despite me and my brothers’
efforts to be our own people and change, you know, do our best to not be like our parents… how much like our parents we are. I thought the pinnacle of my dad being proud of me was
when I joined the army. But I think he’s actually more proud of me now, doing this,
and being able to do something I love. My mom pointed that out her and my dad will look
at every single dish I make. I think she was the first one. She was like, “See? You’re
still making art.”

Comments (100)

  1. Jeez that is cool xD

  2. I just have to say HELL YA YOU GUYS ROCK!!! I just watching this video now me and my girl wanna visit Atlanta just to visit you guys 😀

  3. need this in cali T-T poo

  4. I want something like this where I live!
    I want a Lavos Burger >=/

  5. amk fidırı reportladım oç

  6. "Our family moved from Florida cause an alligator tried to eat my brother."   Holy Shit O_O


  8. Why is there not a thing like this in Australia?

  9. New menu idea Fizz and chips  unless you already have something like it on there

  10. For those who want to know, the grand opening of the new Battle & Brew location is gonna be Friday the 13th, March 13th, 2015, at 5 PM. Tell yo friends!

  11. are you opening chain establishments near us??!???

  12. when I turn 21 can I just live here?


  14. Sory cant answer phone call moving to atlanta

  15. chef lubu u r the man

  16. Looks like I'm off to Georgia to pursue Lu Bu.

  17. psst.. Alistar's Milkshakes 

  18. "Professional feeder"
    Makes me giggle everytime

  19. I think the alligator was Renekton trying to get fed.

  20. Battle and Brew looks awesome, I may not be old enough to drink yet since it is a Pub, but when i do maybe It'd prosper so much that it could even branch out to different citys!

  21. One day, I would LOVE to open a gaming pub myself. I can only hope that it will be half as cool as this one is, and I hope I can find someone to help me build it that is as passionate as Lu Bu. <3

  22. My friend works at this Tex-Mex place I always eat at, and he leagues a lot. Every time he serves me, I go "Reported for feeding, please uninstall"

  23. He should make a giant meal themed on Cho'gath

  24. "I've fed more people in one game than you've fed in one night." 

  25. they should do a snack called minion munchies

  26. I live in Tallahassee florida!!!

  27. damn, league has become way more than just a game

  28. this guy deserves a medal! awesome

  29. Did he say 1 yearS old? I think he said 1 yearS old! did he say 1 yearS old? I think he did!

  30. This guy is awesome! I love how passionate he is about his job and how he made his story have a highly positive twist by still doing something with art and videogames.

  31. I wish I could be there. Sniflw snifle x(

  32. Renekton likes little kids in California

  33. I want to go there

  34. Pubs like these should literally be in or at least near every university on the planet I cannot stress the amount of times iv'e felt alone because I had absolutely no one to talk to league about. Don't get me wrong I can talk about other things and hold the conversation for a while, but nothing beats being able to talk to someone about something you really like it makes you feel alive and not the only person on the planet who likes what you like.

  35. 2:22 My brother almost got eaten by an alligator. Riot nerf renekton l.

  36. The feel good factor is through the roof on this one.

  37. who da fuck plays twisted treeline

  38. The aligator that almost ate Lubu was renekton

  39. this guy is a fuckin G

  40. I really have to go here. Help. xD

  41. OMG they told me heaven existed but why did no one tell me it's on earth?!?!?!?!?!

  42. French Players are professional feeders too.

  43. I've got a new dish for you, the "Solo Queue Special." It's simple enough to make, as it's just a plate of salt!

  44. it's cool that riot allows people to use their stuff instead of suing them

  45. I feel like half of those dishes have almost nothing to do with the champion…the only one that has even a remote connection is the Soraka banana split…

  46. 3:38 r8 10/10 Would eat again- Random Customer

  47. Going to attend emory university. I can go here

  48. Why dont they have something like this where i live? Fuck my life.

  49. holy fuk  i want to go there but i live in new zealand 🙁 and oh my god i love that guy

  50. Like everything about league, Australia's gonna get this one last. Man this is like my new dream tho.

  51. Any CSGO food? I want an M9 Baguette | Fade



  54. Really need this in florida. Hopefully the lcs in tallahassee will have something similar to eat!:D

  55. Sweet man,I live all the way in Asia,buy I'm CRAVING to go there. Just think of all the shit that will happen. ;-;


  57. thumbs up 'cause i fucking love to get fucked up with some shit

  58. I hope I get to go there one day, looks fun af.

  59. oooooo, a benefit to being in the Atlanta area! Definitely need to stop by!

  60. Imagine a viewing party for Worlds there


  62. Pay me in Cheeseburgers!


  64. I'm in college in Atlanta is there anyone that lives here who wants to give me a ride to this amazing place?

  65. I would want to work there, how do I apply

  66. I'd love to visit this place one day 😀

  67. Not gonna lie the first time i saw your name i instantly thought of dynasty warriors.

  68. Im doing a PUB NERD in my city this works everywhere i hope i dont waste my savings.

  69. Tham Kench Master Cheff skin for free to this guy 😆

  70. I study video game art at Gnomon and that ending made me tear up! I'm glad you're still making Art with a capital A :,)

  71. shoot i wanna hangout with you guys 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

  72. 2:33 is that Phreak on the left? 😛

  73. This is the coolest efffing thing my eye's have ever gazed upon!! This needs to come to san diego

  74. need…tickets…to…atlanta……

  75. I'd love a place like this anywhere close to me. I tell ya if I ever an able to travel I'm gonna find this place! 😀 Congratz good sir you've gotten onto my bucket list

  76. The title was so misleeding, I thought he actually fed people not feed people…wait what am I saying

  77. welp boys pack your bags were moving to Atlanta

  78. Ugh, I want Soraka's bananas.

  79. OK… why am I not seeing Poro Snacks?

  80. Oh… yeah… my brother nearly died to an alligator

  81. DEM teemo shroom hat tho

  82. When I hit 21, I'm moving to Atlanta, even if I have to listen to more country music.

  83. when I saw this I half thought that he was paid to feed. it made me hopeful

  84. I just ate. I'm hungry again…

  85. and thus a legend was born

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