The restaurant’s co-owners, Brandel Campbell and Scotty Aycock, convey the style of Texas barbecue to Ormond-by-the-Sea.
Lottie Bell’s BBQ, situated at 1452 Ocean Shore Blvd., opened in early December 2023. The restaurant serves mesquite smoked brisket, ribs, bacon and extra. It was born from a meals truck, which Campbell began in 2020.
“Since then, we have had a superb following from the locals,” Campbell stated. “I met plenty of good individuals. I met plenty of good mates by means of the truck.”
Aycock was one among them.
He turned one among Campbell’s purchasers, and as they continued to get to know one another, they discovered they shared a ardour for cooking — and a ardour for barbecue.
“He actually seems like one among my 5 brothers,” Campbell stated. “And it is actually good to have somebody near you to work with.”
They determined to open Lottie Bell’s BBQ final summer time. Campbell famous that the area at 1452 Ocean Shore Blvd., beforehand occupied by Salty Farms restaurant and seafood market, is accessible.
“Every thing simply fell into place, so the timing was proper,” Campbell stated.
Barbecuing was a easy passion for each males. Campbell, who’s from Texas, stated he has been barbecuing for about 35 years. Aycock, who’s initially from Georgia, has been barbecuing for many of his life as effectively.
“That is why we attempt to preserve that household really feel as a lot as attainable,” Aycock stated. “We wish individuals to really feel like they’re sitting at residence the place there’s peace and quiet.”
Campbell moved to Florida in 2006 and labored in mining till 2019. Though it wasn’t his full-time job but, he was taking part in barbecue competitions.
“Barbecue all the time — you need to stick to what you already know,” he stated with fun.
Campbell and Aycock get the mesquite wooden he makes use of to smoke his meats immediately from Texas.
“That is what units us aside from everybody else,” Aycock stated.
Some individuals who aren’t often large followers of smokey barbecue like what Lottie Bell’s BBQ presents, he added.
“We do not combine any of the meat in terms of the desk,” Aycock stated. “…nothing beats.”
The restaurant is called after Campbell’s grandmother, a 4-foot-8-inch girl of Native American descent, who all the time made positive he and his siblings by no means left her home with out consuming. Campbell stated she can be humbled to be taught a restaurant opened in her identify, however she would say she did not need it within the first place, all with a smile.
His granddaughter’s identify can be Lottie Bell.
“We hope to maintain the identify within the household by means of the generations,” Campbell stated.
Lottie Bell’s BBQ is open Thursday by means of Sunday from 11 a.m. to eight p.m