Bringing “new American barbecue” to St. Pete’s Edge District, Dr. BBQ will be a new full-service restaurant will sizzle with barbecue varieties and variations fashioned around the travels of Ray Lampe, also known as Dr. BBQ, and the many different styles of barbecue he tasted along the way, blended with local St. Pete tastes.
Business owners include Dr. BBQ himself, Ray Lampe and his partners Suzanne and Roger Perry, owners of the Datz, Dough and Roux restaurants in Tampa. Inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame in 2014, Lampe is routinely seen as a judge on shows like Travel Channel’s American Grilled, FYI Network’s World Food Championships, and the Food Network’sChopped and Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri. He also hosts a cooking segment on Fox Sports Network’s “Fishing the Flats,” as well as a monthly “Ask Dr. BBQ” Q&A segment on the BBQ Central Radio Show.
The restaurant has a rustic industrial ambiance to complement the cuisine. It features a selection of bourbon curated by an award winning mixologist along with a creative cocktail program and local beers for patrons wanting spirits along with main event.
Dr. BBQ is set to open in the next few months- stay tuned for they’re grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration.