The Tampa Pig Jig is on the horizon, ready to raise more money and serve up more barbecue


When their friend Will Wellman was diagnosed with the rare kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in 2008, Ryan Reynolds and friends/Tampa Pig Jig co-founders Chris Whitney, Vince Chillura, Wes Tolbert, and Charles Davis decided to do something about it.

“Two of my friends were having some banter back and forth about whose barbecue is better so I suggested we have a smoke-off at a friend’s house to settle it,” says Reynolds.