It was a strong year for new barbecue in the area, and this one has the added accolade of being the work of two women, something rare in the ‘cue world. Award-winning pitmaster Lee Ann Whippen (you may have seen her on BBQ Pitmasters and Throwdown With Bobby Flay) has partnered with Jennifer Daskevich, the 2013-2014 World Sandwich Champion who has won more than $100,000 in competitive cooking prizes, to open this casual South Tampa order-at-the-counter spot with picnic tables and appealing front-porch seating. With the tagline “meat with attitude,” the most interesting thing they are doing is the restaurant’s namesake dish, a riff on the classic Tampa deviled crab, only this one stuffs the nubby brown breaded football about the size of a baked potato with smoked pulled pork. They also do a “‘Queban,” a Cuban jazzed up with smoked brisket, pulled pork, smokehouse bologna and all the traditional accessories on La Segunda bread. It’s metal trays with paper liners and plastic foam ramekins for sides, nothing fancy, but the range and quality of house-made sauces (one mustardy, one sweet and tomatoey, one noticeably spicy and another one lush and white) will make you giddy. See Article Here
We are so honored to be included in the Tampa Bay Times Best of List. We look forward to many more years of serving up great Q in Tampa.