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Barbecue smoking in Seminole Heights, Carrollwood; South Tampa Chamber gets new digs

Holy Hog’s menu features traditional Southern favorites with an emphasis on pork, Texas-style Brisket and St. Louis Ribs.
Published Dec. 18, 2014

A year of planning and dreaming and today's the day, said Lysa Bozel, co-owner of the Bourgeois Pig restaurant with her husband, Michael.

The couple dramatically overhauled a Craftsman-style bungalow in Seminole Heights, overcoming zoning issues to complete the bohemian-chic dining room and casual seating on a pet-friendly porch.

The full-service bar, Oz, plays off the Bozels' name and the wizardry of their design. "We've created an Emerald City in Seminole Heights," Lysa Bozel said.

Chef Chris Juers brings his flair for Old World fare featuring starters such as pork belly, mussels and frites, and poached tuna. Entrees include coq au vin, lamb osso buco, beef stroganoff, pork ragout and Brittany fish stew. Save room for s'mores tart or bread pudding for dessert.

Dinner and bar service only is offered for now, including New Year's Eve. In January, lunch hours will be added. Valet parking is complimentary on weekends.

"We want people to feel like this is their home away from home," Bozel said, "because there's no place like home."

Bourgeois Pig, 7701 N Nebraska Ave., will be open 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Sunday; 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday, starting in January. Visit bourgeouspigrestaurant.com or call (813) 609-4700.

Holy Hog Barbecue opens in Carrollwood

Holy Hog Barbecue, the homegrown eatery known for its slow-smoked meats and homemade sauces, opened a new restaurant in Carrollwood on Dec. 1, the fourth and largest restaurant owned by Danny Hernandez.

"We are so happy with the response. Everyone has really made us feel like part of the community and I can't tell you how important that is to us," Hernandez said.

Carrollwood is a neighborhood he simply could not ignore. It also happens to be the place he calls home.

While the smell of slow-cooked meat draws the customers in, it is the side dishes – 18 of them – that set Holy Hog apart from the average barbecue joint. Choices include fried okra and jalapeno macaroni and cheese. Customers make their selections at a cafeteria-style counter, where the staff is happy to share recommendations.

Holy Hog Barbecue, 11417 N Dale Mabry Highway, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 961-4464 or visit www.holyhogbbq.com.

South Tampa Chamber moves over Panera

When membership at the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce hit 500 — including 120 new members just this year —CEO Kelly Flannery decided it was time to spread their wings. She and two staff members packed up and moved to Hyde Park to a nearly 2,000-square-foot office — twice the size of the previous headquarters.

"I'm quite excited to be moving to restaurant row," Flannery said. "We'll be open for business Jan. 5, on top of Panera Bread at the corner of Swann and Howard avenues."

Members will enjoy the new board room, she said, and are welcome to use the open lobby for meetings, networking or to just plug in a laptop."

An open house is planned on Feb. 11 at 701 S Howard Ave., suite 204. For more information, call (813) 637-0156 or visit southtampachamber.org.

Pediatric group has new Riverview offices

Pediatric Associates of Tampa Bay is the latest company to move into Winthrop Town Centre, last week relocating its Brandon office into a new building at 11260 Sullivan Street in the Riverview complex. The expansion has allowed for more patient rooms and providers.

Office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. The four main providers are Dr. Lisa Wildcatt (lead physician), Dr. Karen Baldwin, Dr. Lisa Hayes and Dr. Pushpa Nirmul. Other providers include Dr. Joseph Scarano, Dr. Cynthia Donkor and Dr. Sujata Kumar.

A grand opening celebration is planned for Jan. 24. Call (813) 689-7571.

Compiled by Times staff writer Amy Scherzer and correspondents Karen Ring and Eric Vician. If you know of something that should be Everybody's Business, email hillsnews@tampabay.com.

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