Hosted by Robin Sussingham
BBQ is a Southern guilty pleasure and a matter of regional pride. Chef Ray Lampe, aka Dr. BBQ, began entering BBQ cookoff competitions in the early 80’s. You can taste his decades of experience on the Dr. BBQ menu.
Former Tampa Bay Times restaurant critic Laura Reiley has spent years closely observing Tampa Bay’s food and dining scene.
She says there’s a reason that the area is exploding onto the national consciousness — affordable real estate!
When you don’t have to put every last penny into your location, you have room to experiment with new approaches to cooking. Laura also explains how the lively craft beer scene has led to more interest in fine food.
“Beer is the gateway drug to food.” – Laura Reiley