About John Rivers

John Rivers

John Rivers is the chef and owner of the Texas-inspired 4Rivers Smokehouse restaurants across Florida. He’s also the author of The Southern Cowboy Cookbook. He has been featured in Cigar Aficionado, Cooking Light, and Food&Wine.com, among other outlets. A graduate of the Florida State University College of Business, Rivers resides in Winter Park, FL with his wife, Monica, and their two children, Jared and Cameron. @johnrivers4r

Several Frito pies made in open bags of Fritos.

Frito Pie

Rite of passage as well as rite of tailgating, Frito Pie is legendary. In case you’d forgotten about it, here’s how. Serve it as-is or glam it up with anything you like.