Heritage Barbecue to Serve 600 at 2nd #OCSmokeKitchen

The hardworking crew with huge hearts from Heritage Barbecue are putting on their Second #OCSmokeKitchen at Anaheim’s Brewery X. The Sunday April 19th event is set to feed unemployed service industry workers along with raising funds for Bracken's Kitchen. The free drive-thru barbecue will be held at Brewery X in Anaheim.

This is a follow up to their first event from March at Craft House where they gave away 1,500 pulled pork sandwiches. See more on that HERE. If you didn't already know, Heritage Barbecue is the brainchild of Brenda and Daniel Castillo. They have been killing it on the Orange County barbecue scene for the last few years and will be graduating to a brick and mortar in 2021.

The free event starts at 2PM. Cars will be able to drive through stations positioned around Brewery X. Cool Haus ice cream treats, beverages by Brewery X and Surf City Still works as well as large brisket tacos will be distributed through no-touch service. They plan to serve 600.

New for this event is a partnership with Bracken’s Kitchen. A 501(c)3 organization dedicated to addressing hunger in southern California, Bracken’s helped secure important product donations and manage event logistics.

“At the first Smoke Kitchen, so many visitors wanted to donate cash- whatever they could. Because everything was already covered, we didn’t feel right accepting it. With that in mind, we decided to partner with Bracken’s Kitchen for the second event. I invite anyone who is able to donate to their cause to help continue to feed those in need.”

Heritage Barbecue is once again joined by the team of Ralph Montes, Josh Lozano, Trevor Kotchek and Kevin Hammons, with assistance from Peter Lai of Blind Rabbit and Patrick Whittaker of Bottle Logic. The service will operate on a strictly drive-through basis with proper social distancing and sanitation efforts in place.

Brisket has been generously donated by Rocker Brothers Meats while The Woodshed donated a pallet of oak for smoking. Burritos La Palma supplied hand-made tortillas and Santa Ana’s Blinking Owl Distillery provided sanitizer to protect all event staff.

Donations are still being accepted. Companies interested in contributing to service industry care packages should email jill@iamjillcook.com. Items currently requested are bottled water and individually packaged food items that travel well. Those interested in making a monetary donation to Bracken’s Kitchen can do so by visiting HERE.

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