Moe’s Original Bar B Que Opens This Week in Johnson City

Serving delicious, smoked meats that are prepared fresh daily, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will bring its Southern Soul Food Revival to 1011 Hamilton Place Drive on Friday. There will also be seafood and vegetarian options as well as Southern style side dishes and desserts from recipes passed down for generations. Offering premium catering services and large takeout orders, the service-oriented staff is ready to accommodate any size group or party. The restaurant’s atmosphere keeps with the company’s brand of combining a relaxed feel with the comforts of Southern hospitality. Complete with an outdoor patio, the 140-seat casual restaurant is open daily. Patrons can look for weekly specials and events that include kids eat free on Mondays, live music and happy hours with a full premium bar.

“After helping launch one of JJ Murphree’s Moe’s Original Bar B Que restaurants in the Asheville area, I knew I wanted to partner with him,’ said co-owner Scott Harris. “We decided that Johnson City was the perfect location as we saw a need for our award-wining food.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. In over a decade Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 40 successful restaurants in fourteen states. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting at one of the restaurants, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

Red Phone Booth and Amalfi Pizza Set to Open in Downtown Atlanta

600678_196913670683067_6921313850876875509_nFrom the founder of Andrews Entertainment District that included Prohibition, Improv Comedy Club and East Andrews comes Red Phone Booth opening in June and Amalfi Pizza opening in August in the over 12,000 square foot iconic Dailey’s location located at 17 Andrew Young International Boulevard NE. As the 100 year old building had been closed for many years, a complete renovation is taking place and a new look will greet customers. In the ground floor space, cigar lounge Red Phone Booth will be housed in 4,000 square feet. On the second floor, Amalfi Pizza, a traditional Neapolitan trattoria, will occupy the remainder of the building.

“With the booming businesses and tourism in the area, we are excited to bring our inventive concepts to downtown Atlanta,” said CEO Stephen de Haan. According to Central Atlanta Progress, “Downtown has witnessed remarkable growth and investment over the past five years.”

The first of a multi-location franchise rollout, Red Phone Booth is a prohibition experience featuring an extensive classic craft cocktail and cigar program led by spirit specialist and certified tobacconist Tom McGuire. Patrons will notice the finest attention to detail that provides for exceptional cocktails including 100% fresh squeezed juices such as blood orange, mango, and cranberry, hand chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, garnishes cut to order, a collection of some of the rarest liquors available and over a dozen tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents to help breath new depth. Small plates including fresh seafood, carpaccio, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts including a rotating selection of signature desserts courtesy of former Dailey’s owner and current President of the Georgia Restaurant Association, Karen Bremer. Showcasing the 1920s speakeasy theme, the venue will feature restored original brick floors, have a honey onyx bar, intimate fireplace, custom Italian leather couches, and hand-painted ceiling with back lighting. A private “mob-style” kitchen complete with poker and pool tables will be available to rent for private events. Just like the former Prohibition in Buckhead, guests will enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into a restored antique London red phone booth entryway.

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Amalfi Pizza will be a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria centered around two 6000 pound wood-burning brick ovens imported from Italy that will have to be lifted into the second floor space by cranes. The 170 seat dining room will also have large semicircular booths, custom wrought iron chandeliers along with Juliet balconies overlooking an Italian-inspired entryway. Co-founder and operating partner Greg Grant will work hand-in hand with pizzaiolo and executive chef Luis Vargas in the kitchen to develop an authentic Italian menu that will include Neapolitan-style pizzas as well as appetizers, salads, pasta dishes and original desserts from Dailey’s recipes. Originating in and the true pizza of Naples in the 1600s, Vera Pizza Napoletana is 12 inches or less in size, made from simple fresh quality ingredients from the Campania region of Italy and cooked at temperatures in excess of 900 degrees in approximately 60 seconds. In addition to traveling to Naples and throughout the entire region to find the best ingredients, both Stephen de Haan and Greg Grant staged with the Italian Pizzaiolo Maestros at Pizzeria Mattozzi, established in 1830, and Pizzeria Da Attilo. This apprenticeship, along with studying in the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, have allowed their passion for food to develop into the skills necessary to bring this historic, simple, and beautifully executed street food to Atlanta.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Continually Proves to be a Successful Model

Meat on PitMoe’s Original Bar B Que is and always will be an evolving concept. As it continues to grow at an aggressive, yet manageable pace, continuity and consistency are key to the continued success. The foundation of the company is the food. Consistently providing top notch cuisine has ultimately been an accomplishment for this brand. From the roadside shack to the 10,000 square foot BBQ, bowling and music venue, the company likes to go with the flow. While not offering a cookie cutter atmosphere, each restaurant has the feel of Moe’s Original, but the character and personality of its local owner and community. Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s team is a family filled with like-minded individuals with common interests and goals driven to succeed through hard work in a team mandated environment.

“We will continue to master the logistics of consistent BBQ and Southern fare, but our concept goes well beyond the food. We strive to make a comfortable environment for every customer who walks through our doors,” said founding partner Jeff Kennedy. “We have created a culture that brings people together for great food and good times. While our philosophy begins with the owners, it is shared by the employees and spreads contagiously throughout each and every restaurant.”

Jeff Ben MikeMoe’s Original Bar B Que was founded in 2001 by Ben Gilbert, Mike Fernandez and Jeff Kennedy. After meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, they instantly became friends and had a mutual interest in all things Southern: BBQ, blues, college football, and whisky. In 1988, Mike hooked up with Moses Day in Tuscaloosa and began learning to fire roast meats. The boys were lucky to learn from Moses and his distinct style makes up Moe’s original flavor of BBQ. Loving the mountains, these entrepreneurs eventually all landed in Vail and refined the cooking skills they had learned over the years. By using fruit wood to smoke the meats fresh daily and accompanying it with two sauces, they knew they had something special. Unlike other BBQ joints, Moe’s Original BBQ doesn’t stop there as Southern style side dishes and desserts are prepared daily from recipes passed down for generations.

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. In over a decade Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 40 successful restaurants in twelve states with minimal debt. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting at one of the restaurants, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

 

Jackson Hole Melts Away the Winter Blues

While the winter weather in Jackson Hole is usually frosty, there is always a great amount of things to do.  The main winter draw of the area is the ski resorts that include Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Resort as well as Grand Targhee Resort. Each of these mountains often receive an average annual snowfall of more than 500 inches. Located just 12 miles northwest of town, Jackson Hole boasts an elevation of 10,450 feet and is known for steep terrains while Snow King overlooks the town, offers night skiing and is the oldest ski resort in Wyoming. Just over an hour away, Grand Targhee is known to have deep powder, short lift lines and terrains for all abilities. Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee often receive an average annual snowfall of more than 500 inches while Snow King sees about 66 inches. If you want to get more extreme on the mountains, Heli, Snowcat and Backcountry Tours are always an option. Even if you do not ski or snowboard and are not out on the slopes, travelers will not run of out of things to do as there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Photo courtesy: Jackson Hole Central Reservations

In addition to skiing or riding the 32 runs on this summit, Snow King Mountain Resort offers lots of winter fun. We had a great time snow tubing where there are three groomed slopes to slide down and a rope pull to get you back up top. This is a great activity for the entire family as anyone over 42″ tall can participate. Then there’s the Cowboy Coaster has a mile of twists and turns with incredible views, while the Exum Ice Park offers ice climbing which is great for beginners or experts wanting to hone their skills on the frozen waterfalls. Whatever of these activities you choose, just be sure and bundle up!

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There are also two National parks, Grand Teton and Yellowstone, in the area that provide a variety of experiences. While there are a vast amount of sightseeing and wildlife tours available, we jumped on Brushbuck Tours‘ four hour Grand Teton dusk tour. Our tour guide was Duane, who was full of information and knew exactly where to stop to spot all of the best wildlife. While Grand Teton National Park encompasses 310,000 acres, it is home to numerous large mammals, elk, moose, mule deer, pronghorn, bison, bighorn sheep, bear, and wolves that can all be seen within the park boundaries. Numerous species of birds including eagles, hawks, and owls can also be observed. The educational tour is also very fact filled as it also focuses on the human and natural history of Grand Teton National Park as well as the diverse geology within the park. Brushbank also offers numerous longer tour variations to Yellowstone which provide an awesome way to observe wildlife as well as take in the numerous geyser basins.

If you want to stay warm inside and learn more about wildlife, head over to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Tucked in the hillside overlooking 25,000 acre National Elk Refuge, this stop is only a few miles north of Jackson. There is plenty of 19th and 20th century American art that captures the European exploration of the American West in many different genres. This is a great place to bring the kids and entertain for hours as there is a Children’s Discovery Gallery, Artist’s Studio, Puppet Theater, and Critter Case available. Another item to note on the property is the Sculpture Trail designed by award-winning landscape architect Walter Hood which presents abstract art forms in the wild. Also, be sure an use the museum’s telescope to check out the expansive view of all of the animals on the elk refuge.

1March is a great month to catch live music. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort features March Radness, which offers 31 days of live music and events. With events all over town, this also includes Music Under the Tram, a free Spring outdoor concert series every Saturday in March starting at 3pm at the base of the Aerial Tram. Also coming up before the Ski season ends is Rendezvous, a four-day spring lifestyle and music festival on March 17th-20th. Featuring concerts on multiple stages in Teton Village and on Town Square, Bud Light’s Rendezvous Festival includes performances from notable acts that include Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Zac Brown Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Uncle Kracker over the weekend.

Luther Dickinson, Robert Randolph, Rich Robinson & Ivan Neville rockin at The Center for the Arts

Luther Dickinson, Robert Randolph, Rich Robinson & Ivan Neville

Just a few blocks from town square, The Center for the Arts is another spot to go if you enjoy live music. This versatile venue provides an intimate concert setting where there is not a bad seat in the house. Since the beginning of the year, there have been sold out performances by great acts such as Grace Potter, Rich Robinson, Luther Dickinson, Ivan Neville, Robert Randolph, John Hiatt and Garrison Keillor. This month will feature a sold out Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen show with Elvis Costello on stage in April. The other hot entertainment venue in town is the Pink Garter Theatre. While the theater was originally built to host Western-style plays and community events, it is now a widely popular live music venue that is complemented by The Rose’s classically inspired craft cocktail program. Entertainment Director Ethan Oxman books a wide variety of acts but some of the best this year have have been bluegrass bands from Railroad Earth and Infamous Stringdusters to the upcoming show with Yonder Mountain String Band. The standing room only venue holds a mere 450. So, be sure and get tickets in advance as shows often sell out.

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Photo courtesy: Jackson Hole Food Tours

A smart way to take your taste buds for a stroll is experiencing Jackson Hole Food Tours. This three hour culinary adventure combines a local’s insight on Jackson’s history, culture and scenery with food tastings and cocktails. Sampling one to three items at each stop, our tour visited five locations that included Bin 22, Lotus Cafe, Persephone Bakery, The Kitchen and The Rose. Each restaurant chose a broad array of dishes and gives patrons  a real opportunity to get a taste of Jackson’s culinary scene that is often called a destination for foodies. We also had the opportunity to gain insight from the owners, managers and chefs behind the various establishments. While there is a good bit of walking involved, all ages will enjoy the culinary tour and not leave hungry. Private tours are also available for groups. As reservations are required, be sure and book your tickets for the tour in advance.

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Photo courtesy: Snake River Lodge Spa

When it is time to relax after a long day of soaking in all of the winter activities, the 17,000 square foot Snake River Lodge Spa is the place to go. I took advantage of the Apres-Ski Massage and have to say it was one of the best massages that I have experienced in a long time. This full body massage focuses on the tired back and legs. A local arnica is used with a combination of stretching techniques and soothing massage movements to improve function and restore overworked muscles. After the massage be sure and take advantage of the indoor/outdoor hot tubs, stone sauna, steam showers and outdoor grotto waterfalls. Whether seeking relaxation or relieving aches and pains, this calm setting is a tranquil haven to enjoy therapeutic wellness in a luxurious environment.

This list only touches on the amount of winter activities that are available in Jackson Hole. Be sure to also try sleigh rides, dog sled tours, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, just to name a few more. If you plan to take advantage of all of this fun, be sure and bring your pocketbook, as the area is quite pricey. As added incentive to visit, Jackson Hole Central Reservations is offering a special on airfare from now until closing weekend.

 

3rd Annual Firkin Fest Announced at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Downtown Mobile, AL

Firken-Fest-Poster-2016-WEBPresented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 3rd Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 701 Spring Hill Avenue. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. As the beer offerings continue to grow, Yellowhammer Brewing, Back Forty Beer Company, Cahaba Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Fairhope Brewing Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Avondale Brewing, Serda Brewing, Big Beach Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company and Druid City Brewing will be poured for sampling.

“Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer,” said Jana Sobolic, Craft Manager for Budweiser-Busch Distributing. “Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel.”

During and after the celebration of beers, entertainment will include live music with performances by Winston Ramble, Festival Expressions and Mulligan Brothers. Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm with an awards ceremony at 6pm. Available on Etix.com or at Moe’s downtown location, tickets are $22 in advance and $25 in the day of event. Ticket includes sampling of all 13 casks, glass, crawfish, music, koozie, literature, and ticket for voting.

Located in the upper part of Dauphin in downtown Mobile, the 7400 square foot Moe’s Original Bar B Que features a hot nightlife scene with full premium bars, high definition TVs and an entertainment venue that showcases live music from top bands. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints and BBQ Chains in America, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 40 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, LA, ME, NC, OH, SC, TN and VA. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily.

For interviews, photos, a press kit, menus, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Adam & Eve To Host In-Store Seminars

From March 16-19, Pjur, Classic Erotica and Bathmate will be at select Adam & Eve stores in North and South Carolina for In-Store Seminars. Pjur are premiere personal lubricants. Classic Erotica manufactures pheromone infused romance products to enhance sex appeal. Bathmate is the world’s best-selling penis enlargement device. During the events, customers will receive a 10%-15% discount for seminar items purchased.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16TH:
BURLINGTON 10AM-11:30AM
DURHAM 1PM – 2:30PM
RALEIGH (GLENWOOD) 3:30PM – 5PM
RALEIGH (CAPITAL) 6PM – 7:30PM

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH:
CLAYTON 10AM-11:30AM
SMITHFIELD 12:30PM – 2PM
MYRTLE BEACH 6PM – 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH:
WILMINGTON  10AM – 11:30AM
FAYETTEVILLE 2PM – 3:30PM
CONCORD 6PM – 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH:
CHARLOTTE  10AM – 11:30AM
GASTONIA 1PM – 2:30PM
MONROE 5PM – 6:30PM

AE_lined_type_redAdam & Eve stores provide a safe, friendly environment for women, men and couples to explore romance and erotica. With everything from lingerie to bachelor and bachelorette gifts to instructional manuals and toys & games designed specifically to re-ignite the spark, Adam & Eve stores has something for the sensualists in everyone. By offering only the highest quality products, Adam & Eve maintains the integrity that its customers have come to expect over the years.

For interviews, photos or press kit, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Adam & Eve of North and South Carolina, visit www.shopatadameve.com.

Drifter Merch Offers Vintage-Style Designs

2Drifter Merch artis a new apparel and art website featuring innovative designs with something for every music lover. The company started by offering high quality vintage-style music-inspired t-shirts printed here in South Carolina. More recently, Drifter Merch has expanded to offer art on reclaimed wood by State Pallets, Preston Smith Designs and Ridley Stallings Art. Focusing on the owners’ love of live music, various designs included paying homage to their favorite bands that include the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic and Neil Young.

“We’ve already had a lot of repeat customers as folks love the comfortable feel of of shirts,” said Drifter Merch co-owner Bert Griggs. “After testing the model and selling tons of shirts, we are now working with several different designers to help expand our offerings.”

For more information about Drifter Merch or to shop the store, visit www.driftermerch.com.

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Announces Giving Recipients

396710_339082666121888_306231651_nLow Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners understands the importance of giving back to the Charleston community. Each month it chooses a non-profit to donate a percentage of sales. Upcoming recipients include Courageous Kidz in February and Begin with Books during March. Past non-profits receiving funds include My Sister’s House, Share Our Suzy, Center for Women and Be A Mentor.

“We’ve always enjoyed giving back to the community and it feels great to now have a set giving program in place,” said owner Courtney Friedman. “Non-profit organizations that are interested in being the featured monthly recipient, can fill out the form on our website or email me at info@LowCountryLaundry.com for availability.”

Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service  laundry and dry cleaner with same day cleaning, free pick-up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning, preservation and restoration. In addition to servicing 52 hotels, over 20 restaurants, and 6 hospitals, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also offers 24/7 LaundryMatic locker systems, a custom delivery based locker system that extends 24/7 service to thousands of customers living in condos or apartments in Charleston. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available.

For interviews, photos, press kit or a complimentary media cleaning, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners, visit www.lowcountrydrycleaners.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Now Offers Delivery in Steamboat Springs

img_0723Moe’s Original Bar B Que now will bring its Southern Soul Food Revival right to your doorstep every day from 12-8pm. Offering all signature meats, salads and down home sides, the only thing you will not see on the delivery menu is seafood items. In addition to the Mountain Resort and Downtown areas, delivery will be available in under-served West Steamboat including Silver Spur, Steamboat II, Heritage Park and even Elk River Estates north of town on CR 129. There is a $5 delivery fee and a $25 minimum order. Customers will also receive a free 2 liter soft drink with $30 purchase, not including the delivery fee.

“After multiple requests from our customers, we thought it would be a great addition to add delivery for regular meals and not just for catering,” said owner Kelly Subr. “Additionally, we offer our Haul It Home To Go Packs and Meats by the Pound for delivery.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy discovered a shared passion for BBQ and founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 41 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, LA, ME, NC, OH, SC, TN and VA.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting at the restaurant, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Andrews Entertainment District Set to Close

EA CrowdAfter 13 years in Buckhead, Andrews Entertainment District will be closing after its New Year’s Eve party. These venues include East Andrews, The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, Stout Irish Sports Pub, Cellar 56, Czar Ice Bar, Stillhouse Craft Burgers & Moonshine, Burn Social Club, Prohibition, and Sal’s Pizzeria.

“We are grateful for the many years of patronage. Please come by in the days to come, and say goodbye to a Buckhead institution. The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, has a stellar closing line up: Steve-O, Norm Macdonald, Bryan Callen, George Wallace, and T.J. Miller who will be performing our New Year’s Eve show. The rest of the venues will be having specials and tastings. Our future is bright, and we will have many new announcements in the coming weeks and months ahead,” said Andrews Entertainment District President Steve de Haan.

Our deepest gratitude for the many years of joyous memories, laughs, celebrations, and friendships!

The Team at Andrews Entertainment District