Talk Back Florida: Great BBQ And Journalism

Tampa Tribune’s favorite son, award winning Columnist Steve Otto talks to us bout his 45 years in journalism and shares some great stories that didn’t make print! Steve “retired” a few months ago… but continues writing part-time for what he calls “Mother Trib” today.

We talked to Steve about some of his favorite stories, his 25 years of “Chili cook-offs” and the changing face of journalism. He has also written some books titled “The Spirit of the Bay” and “Treasures on Tampa Bay.”

Steve Otto
Steve Otto

Steve Otto, award winning newspaper columnist
Steve Otto Poster
Exploding chicken
Otto named this piece of public art
“The Exploding Chicken”, now at
located near Channelside.

Labor Day is all about grilling and cooking out, so we brought in an expert from a family who knows their BBQ: Matt Lehman, who was raised in Tampa and and now works with his family at Tampa’s famous Jimbo’s Pit BBQ in Tampa.

bbq sauce
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