The Monday through Friday lunch special –a large barbeque sandwich, 1 side order and soft drink for $8.94 at Alex’s Southern Style BBQ, 5362 W. Village Dr., Tampa, FL 33624
At least 1,500 bicycles is this year’s goal at Alex’s Barbeque in the Carrollwood Village area of Tampa. The African-American family-owned business is well-known in the Tampa Bay area for giving away thousands of new bicycles to children in need every Christmas. The staff and family say 100% of customer tips help pay for the donated bikes. Owner-founder Alex Cooks, Sr. passed away in June 2015 from a motorcycle accident. Today his family keep the restaurant open and continue their father’s legacy and his Christmas bike charity. If you’d like to help and enjoy Alex’s BBQ, call 813-269-0050.