Meet Three Top BBQ Masters During Sun BBQ Fest

2012-05-29

Sun BBQ Fest brings 3 Top BBQ chefs to a Signings & Sightings event at Mohegan Sun
WHAT: Learn some BBQ tips from the top grillers themselves as Lee Ann Whippen, Mike Davis and Ray Lampe stop by The Shops at Mohegan Sun during the Sun BBQ Fest.  These three Top BBQ chefs will meet fans and sign autographs in three different Signings & Sightings events.
WHEN: Lee Ann Whippen: Friday, June 1st – 8:00pm-9:00pm
Mike Davis: Saturday, June 2nd – 6:00pm-7:00pm
Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe: Sunday, June 3rd – Noon-1:00pm
The Shops at Mohegan Sun
ABOUT LEE ANN: Lee Ann Whippen is the President and Owner of Wood Chick’s BBQ Restaurants & Catering Company as well as lead Pit Master of Wood Chick’s BBQ’s Competition Cooking Team. Since beginning her BBQ competing with “Team Boaris” in 1996, Whippen has earned multiple victories including National Award “1st Place in Pork” at the American Royal Invitation BBQ Competition in Kansas City, winner of the Georgia State BBQ Championship and Wood Chick has won BBQ Grand Championships in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia and most recently, won the 2010 Maryland Reserve Grand Championship.  In 2004, Whippen took her famous recipes and sauces and opened up her very own Wood Chick’s BBQ Restaurant in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Whippen’s success and expertise in BBQ has landed her on numerous Television shows such as TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters, Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay and NBC Sport Network’s National BBQ Championship Series. More information on Lee Ann can be found at woodchicksbbq.com.

ABOUT MIKE: A 4-time American Royal winner and Top five rated competition BBQ cook in the nation, “Lotta Bull BBQ’s” Mike Davis is no slouch behind the grill.  He holds 18 years of experience in Competitive BBQ, which have netted over 1,000 awards in total, 84 of which were Grand Championships and 56 Reserve Grand Championships.  In 2007, Davis started competing full-time with sponsor backing by the likes of Strube Ranch Wagyu Beef, Yoder Smokers, Compart Family Farms, Butcher BBQ, Kosmos Q, Texas Pepper Jelly and Springer Mountain Farms. Notable victories include titles at the 2002, 2005 and 2010 American Royal “Open”, 2009 Tennessee Highway 64 Triple Crown Winner, 2008 Grill Arena Champion and 2005 Butt to Butt Champion alongside wife of 35 years, Debbie Davis.  More info on Mike Davis and his team can be found at lottabullbbq.com.
ABOUT RAY: Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe first licked his chops in BBQ in 2000 after leaving his family’s trucking business where he worked for 25 years.  Since honing his outdoor cooking, Lampe has written six cookbooks and is currently working on a seventh.  His titles include Slow Fire-The Beginner’s Guide to Barbecue, The NFL Game Day Cookbook, Dr. BBQ’s Big Time Barbecue Road Trip, Dr. BBQ’s Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook, Dr. BBQ’s All Year Long and Ribs, Chops, Steaks and Wings. Dr. BBQ has also appeared on CBS, Food Network, E! News, NFL Network, NBC Sports Network, CNN, The Howard Stern Show and more.  Visit his website at DRBBQ.com.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.