I am so excited to write this post and introduce you to a new barbeque restaurant, Deviled Pig. They are located in Tampa, Florida at 3307 South Dale Mabry Highway and the grand opening is Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Champion Pitmaster Lee Ann Whippen and World Sandwich Champion Jennifer Daskevich have joined forces to bring you what they call “Meat with an Attitude”, which combines traditional roots and award winning smoked meats, BBQ and Tampa inspired sandwiches.
At the soft opening, guests were treated to some pretty fabulous barbeque, as well as some of their original signature delish dishes.
The ribs and rib tips were perfection, so tender and so flavorful! The didn’t even need sauce, but of course, I wanted to try them so used some of the Buccaneer Original Barbeque Sauce on these babies. It is a mild sauce, Kansas City style with a hint of sweet – really good!
Next up – The “Deviled Pig” – which was amazing…loved, loved, loved these!! Think crab cake but with pork. It is a combination of smoked pulled pork, onions, peppers, spices, panko crusted, then deep fried and dusted with their Pig Powder. I can’t wait to have them again!
One of the signature sandwiches – the Pirate Shipwreck Sandwich – has smoked turkey, pulled pork, pork belly bacon, cole slaw and their pirate mustard sauce all on fresh local Cuban bread. See the sandwich on the far left, with that big ole piece of pork belly hanging off the end – that was the one I grabbed – so worth the calories!
And then the shrimp! Argentinian Red Deviled Smoked Shrimp to be exact. Pig powder dusted and served with drawn butter (or choice of sauce). Look at the size of those beauties! They were as tasty as they look! (Sorry for the blur on the photo…tongs in action grabbing shrimp off the platter!)
They also served up the hot link sausage, pulled chicken sandwich and the burnt ends – sadly I didn’t get a picture of those but they looked and tasted as good as everything else!!
If you are ever in the Tampa area, be sure to make a stop at Deviled Pig…you will not be disappointed! And for those living in the area, they have take-out and also cater!
(Disclaimer: I was invited to the soft opening of the restaurant, but all opinions are my own.)