Food And Drinks

Orlando restaurants are offering barbecue grilling for the family of the late Git-N-Messy pitmaster Chuck Cobb on May 12th


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Though his operations began in a humble outpost at a gas station, Chuck Cobb made an impression that reverberated throughout the Orlando food scene.

The late cook behind Git-N-Messy, who passed away after a motorcycle accident last month, found plenty of friends and admirers when his rib-like meal spread across town. It is the same people who are touched by Cobb who come together this week to celebrate the chef with a grill benefit. All proceeds go to Cobb’s family.

“When we talked about the impact on his wife and four children, we knew we had to do something quickly,” Joseph Creech of Hunger Street Tacos told the Orlando Sentinel. “Events are so difficult to run right now that we decided to pool our creative resources and leverage the reach and locale of each restaurant to increase support for Chuck’s family.”

The end result was BBQ Around Orlando, an event that will be held in locations across the city. Chefs from over 15 different restaurants have selected a drink and dish in honor of Cobb and given the proceeds from the daily sale to his wife Ashley and their four children. Local chain 4 Rivers announced that all of the proceeds from sandwiches they sold in town on May 12th will go to the Cobb family.

If you’d like to donate in any other way, a GoFundMe has been set up for Cobb’s family to cover the costs.
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Janet Smith