About us

Birthdaycookiescake.com is a family owned and a family oriented restaurant. We’re open four days a week; Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Bring your children and a hearty appetite!

Hello, I’m Hot Rod. My wife Helen and our daughters, Hopie and Debbie, introduced to Lutz a BBQ and Grill, unique to this area. I was born in New Orleans and raised on a farm in Bush, Louisiana. Helen is a third generation Tampa native. We like to think we have produced a culinary blend of Louisiana and Florida taste.

Debbie, our daughter, is general manager or “The Big Boss”. Debbie is married to James Taylor Curtis, a rising country singer who hails from Land O’Lakes, Florida. Their new addition is James Taylor Curtis IV, born in March 2005. Our daughter Hopie, is our Events and Marketing Manager who is married to Rodney Smith, (our #1 Son-In-Law also born and raised in Tampa). Their newest addition is Hannah Hope Smith born in January 2004.

We attribute our restaurants’ success to our many friends and neighbors and their continuous support. Our family will always do our best to bring you a good meal at an affordable price, and will always be proud to be a Lutz business. Opening a restaurant was a boyhood dream that came true!