Top chef celebrity, Ray Lampe, a.k.a Dr. BBQ, will soon be stoking the fire on a new endeavor: as a restaurateur. With partners Suzanne and Roger Perry, owners of the Datz, Dough and Roux restaurants in Tampa, Lampe will bring a new breed of vibrant, dynamic, even progressive, smoke-basted meat to Dr. BBQ in St. Petersburg's hip Edge District in September 2017
Bringing “new American barbeque" to the Tampa Bay area, the new full-service restaurant will sizzle with barbeque varieties and variations fashioned around Ray’s travels across the country and the many different styles of barbeque he tasted along the way, blended with local St. Pete tastes. The restaurant has a rustic industrial ambiance to complement the cuisine. It features a remarkable 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 will be located at 1101 1st Ave. S , St. Petersburg, FL 33705.