SPRINGFIELD, MO. (July 23, 2019) – On Episode 27 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, we visit with a Doctor and a Cowboy who have been around an open-fire pit or two in long cooking careers.
Ray Lampe is known as “Dr. BBQ” for his many ventures, including pitmaster, author and television personality. Known for his love of ‘Q and long, white goatee since an impromptu cook at the Mike Royko Rib Fest in his native Chicago in 1982, Lampe recently added restaurateur to his long resume. He tells us about the “Dr. BBQ Restaurant” in St. Petersburg, Florida, along with his take on the state of modern BBQ, kale salad and his beloved Chicago Bears – plus much, much more.
This is one visit to “The Doctor” that you won’t mind one bit.
The second half of the program features one of America’s top competition pitmasters. Kelly Wertz of “4 Legs Up” has won the Jack Daniels Invitational and American Royal among other big contests during his 16-year competition career. The Nebraska native who lives in Great Bend, Kansas, is easily recognized on the circuit for his big-brimmed, western hat and cowboy boots. He’s having a tremendous year, ranking third in the KCBS Team of the Year points race.
We hope everybody enjoys the show and finds time to fire up the grill. Next week, we’ll chat with one of Texas’ BBQ icons, Ernest Servantes. Until then, #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm