Michelin-starred chef opens new glizzy shop, JoDog Craft Hot Dogs, at Sparkman Wharf

A sequence of hot dogs display on a white and blue background.

2022 is the year of the glizzy, aka hot dogs. The simple backyard BBQ, ballpark treat has delighted diners of all palettes for decades, and now a Michelin-starred chef is bringing their own version of the hot dog to downtown Tampa. JoDog Craft Hot Dogs, a new quick service restaurant, features elevated twists on the classic American hot dog by Michelin-starred Chef Joe Isidori and Millennium Restaurant Group.

“We are always on the lookout to bring fun and innovative food options to the table at Water Street Tampa,” said Lee Schaffler, Chief Portfolio Officer for SPP. Owned by Michelin-starred Chef Joe Isidori and Millennium Restaurant Group’s Guy Revelle and Mark Gibson, JoDog Craft Hot Dogs is a new street food concept offering chef-inspired riffs on one of America’s most iconic food items. Signature menu items include a New York City-style chili cheese dog, the Carolina Slaw Dog, the spicy Mexico City Dog, Joe’s Famous Kimchee Dog, and the Hello Tokyo, which features funky flavors of kewpie mayo, furikake and crispy garlic.


Slinging Michelin star worthy hot dogs in downtown Tampa

JoDog Craft Hot Dogs will also serve crispy waffle fries and spicy loaded fries, as well as beverages including beer, sake bombs and chilled signature cocktails.

“Hot dogs are the classic American street food, with 20 billion hot dogs consumed in the U.S. each year,” says co-founder Chef Joe Isidori. “At JoDog, the humble hot dog has undergone a gourmet makeover, and we’re excited to bring this fun new concept to Sparkman Wharf.”

A celebrated chef with restaurants across the country, Isidori is known for highly successful endeavors including the national restaurant Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, JoToro, and his most recent project Arthur & Sons, an old-school Italian eatery in New York City’s West Village. Millennium Partners’ Gibson and Revelle are also the co-founders of Splitsville Luxury Lanes, with a location in Sparkman Wharf.

A part of Water Street Tampa — the 56-acre mixed-use development transforming downtown Tampa into a dynamic, walkable neighborhood — Sparkman Wharf is a central community gathering place featuring a lush one-acre park surrounded by ground-level retail and loft-style office space. The lively park is home to an intimate dining garden featuring national and local restaurant concepts and recreation lawn programmed with community events.

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