Good Morning America Highlights Tampa BBQ Restaurants
Jazzy's Barbecue and Station House BBQ Competed on National Television to Highlight Tampa's Culinary Excellence
While Tampa residents may know that the Bay is serious about good barbecue, Good Morning America put the spotlight on two Tampa restaurants as part of their “United States of Barbecue” tour. Our city was picked as the final stop on this four-part tour across the country in search of the best barbecue, with one on one showdowns being held in Dallas, Chicago, and Washington DC in addition to Tampa before a final showdown was held in New York.
To compete as Tampa’s barbecue ambassador, Town n’ Country’s own Jazzy’s Barbecue squared off against the Lutz-based Station House BBQ. The cook-off was held at Old McMickey’s farm in Odessa and was judged by WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil, Michelin Star winning chef Joe Isidori from Channelside’s JoToro, and Bucs Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks.
Jazzy’s was crowned the victor and was gifted with the Golden Tongs in the clash between the two Tampa restaurants and had the chance to compete for the grand prize in the cross-country barbeque restaurants. While unfortunately, The Federalist Pig from DC snagged the win, Johnnie and Pamela from Jazzy’s Barbecue put together an impressive feast that helped showcase their restaurant and the city as one of the best destinations for excellent barbeque.