2nd Annual Great Firkin Fest in Mobile, Alabama

Firkin Fest Poster 2015The 2nd Annual Great Firkin Fest will take place on Saturday, April 18th at Moe’s Original Bar B Que, located at 701 Spring Hill Road in downtown Mobile. Local and regional breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer. Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel. There are 14 participating breweries that include Fairhope Brewing (Fairhope, Alabama), Druid City Brewing (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), Brew Stooges (Huntsville, Alabama), Rocket Republic Brewing Co. (Huntsville, Alabama), Back Forty Beer Co. (Gadsden, Alabama), Blue Pants Brewery (Madison, Alabama), Grayton Beer Co. (Grayton Beach, Florida), Cahaba Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama), Yellowhammer Brewing (Huntsville, Alabama), Black Warrior Brewing (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), Tallgrass Brewing (Manhattan, Kansas), Salty Nut Brewery (Huntsville, Alabama), Chandeleur Brewing (Gulfport, Mississippi), and Avondale Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama).

Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm with an awards ceremony at 6pm.  There will be live music featuring Winston Ramble during the fest, Kristen Diable from 6:30pm-8pm, and Strung Like a Horse from 8:30pm-10pm. On sale at area Moe’s restaurants, all inclusive Firkin tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at door and includes entrance to the festival, samples of each firkin, crawfish, sample glass, koozie, literature and live music. Money raised will go to benefit the local American Cancer Society. Other ticket options available through Huka Entertainment and Ticketfly are $18 in advance, $20 at door for fest only or $10 in advance and $12 at door for music only.

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 35 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, ME, NC, OH, SC and TN. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily.

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

Charleston Culinary Tours Announces Best Shrimp and Grits Contest

Shrimp and Grits Madness 2_393Charleston Culinary Tours is looking for the top shrimp and grits in the Lowcountry. Voters will have the chance to choose the best with a six round bracket-style contest. 64 restaurants from Husk, Amen Street and Prohibition to Tavern & Table, Another Broken Egg Café and many more will start in the running but only one will remain in the end. Voters who register will also be entered to win several Downtown and Upper King Street culinary tours as well as Mixology tours, not to mention a culinary getaway grand prize which includes a two night stay at Wild Dunes Resort, a culinary tour and dinner for two at the winning restaurant. Participants can vote at www.charlestonculinarytours.com now through April 6th.

“We wanted to offer a fun culinary contest to run in conjunction with the timing of the NCAA basketball tournament,” said Oscar Hines, co-owner of Charleston Culinary Tours. “We chose the restaurants and seeds for the contest but it is up to the fans to choose the best shrimp and grits in Charleston.”

Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations.

For additional information about the shrimp and grits contest or to enter, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com. For interviews or a Charleston Culinary Tours press kit, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

Andrews Entertainment District Announces Andrews Wine Festival in Atlanta

AndrewsWineFestivalLogoThe 2nd Annual Andrews Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, March 28th at Andrews Entertainment District in Buckhead. For $35, general admission guests will enjoy a sampling of over 100 wines and receive the 2015 Andrews Wine Festival tasting book starting at 2pm. For $75, VIPs will start with a reception beginning at 1pm that includes a tasting of over 145 wines including 45 premium wines, light bites from Cellar 56 and Czar Ice Bar and access to meet the winemakers, principles and distillers such as Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores Winery, Jeremy Baker – Thomas George Estates & Noble Tree and Pete & Terri Kight – Quivira & Torbreck. Limited to 150 VIP participants, there will also be three intimate and informative seminars including Introduction to Cocktail Mixology at 2pm, Old World vs New World at 3pm and Wine 101 at 4pm hosted by master sommeliers including Michael McNeill. Also, included in the VIP package is a Reidel Tasting Glass, two complimentary non-special event Improv tickets and a $20 Gift Card to Czar Ice Bar or Cellar 56, both to be used on a future date.

“We are excited to again offer such a distinctive wine event,” said Andrews Entertainment President Steve de Haan. “Additionally, we plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from the festival to the giving kitchen, an organization that provides crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.”

Located in the heart of Buckhead at 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Andrews Entertainment District is a world class destination with exceptional dining, entertainment, and nightlife scene. With diverse and distinct venues, conveniently located in over 30,000 square feet under one roof, Andrews Entertainment District is the home of East AndrewsAtlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner TheatreCellar 56Czar Ice Bar,  Stillhouse Craft Burgers & Moonshine,  Andrews UpstairsProhibition, and Sal’s Pizzeria. Featuring Atlanta’s hottest DJs, live entertainment, the best cocktails, and a lively bar scene, Andrews Entertainment District is where Atlanta goes out for a night out on the town.

For interviews, photos, wine participant list or complimentary media passes, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Andrews Entertainment District or to purchase tickets, please visit www.andrewsdistrict.com.

 

A Culinary Adventure: 72 Hours in Charleston

Planning a culinary adventure in Charleston?  Here’s an itinerary from Charleston Culinary Tours to chew on!

Thursday:

IMG_6797Morning – Chefs’ Kitchen Tour – Start your trip off by visiting the kitchens and meeting the chefs in some of Charleston’s top restaurants.  On this five stop tour your guide, Hoon Calhoun, will educate you on Charleston’s culinary history and orient you with regard to Charleston’s best restaurants today.  The tour starts with coffee and doughnuts at Glazed, Charleston’s gourmet, homemade, delicious, I-can’t-believe-this-is-in-a-doughnut shop, and proceeds to visit two restaurant kitchens, 1 amazing biscuit shop in the form of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, and finishes at Southern stalwart, Virginia’s on King for some southern staples and storytelling!

Lunch – Dine at Two Boroughs Larder — Josh and Heather Keeler’s Two Boroughs Larder is where Charleston chefs go to eat.  Charleston’s celebrity Chef Sean Brock has called Two Boroughs Larder the best restaurant in Charleston.  Go judge for yourself and order everything on the menu to be sure.  This is the place to take chances as you probably won’t recognize half of the ingredients on the menu but trust in Josh’s capable hands and discriminating taste.  Everything will be delicious and some dishes will be transcendent. In between courses, take a moment to explore the selection of hard goods and specialty products available for purchase.

Afternoon – Pastries and coffee — After lunch, exiting Two Boroughs, you’ll find yourself smack dab in the middle of what is emerging as Charleston’s pastry epicenter.  Stroll to Sugar Bakeshop and have the first of many delicious pastries, choosing one or two of a variety of cupcakes or cookies.  The selection varies daily, but on Thursdays the options include the Lady Baltimore Cupcake, which should not be missed!  Sugar Bakeshop’s owners Bill and Dave are architects from New York City who relocated to Charleston where their visual aesthetic is apparent as everything in the display cases is as beautiful as it is delicious.  Enjoy your treat in Sugar’s quaint courtyard.  From Sugar, consider visiting Wildflour Pastry or Brown’s Court Bakery for another delicious treat and a cup of coffee.  All are within a block or so of Sugar and along the way you can explore the rapidly gentrifying Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.

Dinner – Burwell’s – After a nap, try out Burwell’s.  Billed as a “modern steakhouse”, Burwell’s strikes a delicate balance between old and new in downtown Charleston.  The restaurant is a beautiful combination of two beautifully restored and repurposed buildings.  The ambiance is warm and sophisticated, with a cosmopolitan tilt that is more commonly found on Upper King Street.  The food is just as sophisticated and Chef Jordan Moore does a terrific job of expressing his creativity within the confines of his restaurant’s steakhouse paradigm, not to mention Pastry Chef Mark Heywood-Washington whimsical and delicious desserts.

After Dinner – Head on over to The Gin Joint for an after dinner drink.  You’ll be stunned by their attention to detail and the inventive drinks they concoct.  If cocktails not your thing, no problem. Try the Craftsman Kitchen and Tap House, a beer emporium featuring 48 beers on Tap!  Still not satisfied?  Give Social Wine Bar a try as it features up to 60 wines by the glass and a 4,000 bottle display cellar.

Friday:

Callie's Hot Little BiscuitMorning – Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit – You’re in Charleston on a culinary vacation, so why not?  This adorable 8 foot wide (yes, really, it’s 8 feet wide) makes fresh, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits that, combined with their French-press coffee, are a perfect way to start your day.  The Ham Biscuit is a classic (featured on the Today Show and QVC), but several sweet varieties are available as well.  There are a few seats near the front of the shop, which is a good place to enjoy your biscuits and watch the crowds flock in to get these little bites of heaven.

Lunch – After exploring Upper King Street’s shops, have an early lunch at Artisan Meat Share (AMS) whish is Craig Deihl’s love letter to meat.  The concept for AMS grew out of cured meat CSA that Chef Deihl launched at Cypress, his other restaurant, in 2009.  Now, instead of meats being available only on a limited, seasonal, basis, the smorgasbord of award winning meats is now available daily (as well as gourmet sandwiches, fresh butcher shop products and house made condiments).  Think juicy Porchetta with pork cracklins, Pastrami piled high, house made Braunschweiger! To satisfy your meat cravings later, feel free to take one of the dozens of meats which are cooked, cured, smoked or otherwise prepared in house home for later consumption.

Afternoon – It’s time to take an Upper King Street Culinary Tour with Charleston Culinary Tours.  This 2.5 hour tour explores Charleston’s Upper King Street district, which is quickly becoming the city’s gastronomic hub.  Stopping at three restaurants for food samples and one restaurant for dessert, the Upper King Street Culinary tour will introduce you to some of Charleston’s best restaurants and educate you with regard to the lowcountry’s rich culinary history and current cooking trends.  There is plenty of food on this tour, so pace yourself as you eat your way around this rapidly evolving foodie destination.

Dinner – In The Kitchen with Bob Waggoner.  Join Chef Bob in his downtown Charleston showcase kitchen, where you will cook and laugh alongside him to prepare and enjoy a seasonal tasting menu inspired by the many farmers, fisherman, and artisans of the Lowcountry.  Whatever your experience level, in these cooking classes Chef Bob will teach you the tips and techniques to help you build your confidence in the kitchen.  There will be no pressure, no recipes, or even dishes to wash at the end of the night!  Just a fun and truly unique dinner party experience with every detail carefully crafted by Chef Bob himself.

Saturday:

Mercury_BOW5906Brunch – Prohibition – Chef Stephen Thompson’s weekend brunches might be the most popular in Charleston, and with good reason!  Chef Thompson has distinguished himself as being a genius in simply making food taste good.  His menus are both inventive and delicious, and the friendly bartenders at Prohibition have no problem recreating the hair-of-the-dog-that-bit-you in order to aid in your speedy next day recovery.  Chef Thompson’s duck hash has essentially achieved legendary status among the College of Charleston crowd as he will make you consider rabbit in an entirely new and favorable light while his Blueberry Baskets are irresistibly delicious.  Insider tip – to heighten your post-meal sense of awe, stroll back to see Prohibition’s tiny kitchen, which is probably smaller than your home kitchen, and consider how so many meals are prepared so efficiently in such a small space!

Afternoon – Charleston Distillery Tour –Long stymied by antiquated state laws, local distilleries are now starting to produce spirits in the Holy City and are doing so with the same energy, enthusiasm and passion that has already established Charleston as a internationally recognized culinary destination.  Experience a taste of Charleston’s flourishing micro-distillery scene with an exclusive tour of the local distilleries.  This 3.5 hour tour will introduce you to three distilleries and includes a cocktail at a local bar using one of Charleston’s locally produced spirits.

Pre-Dinner – Continuing your exploration of alcohol in the Holy City, Charleston Culinary Tours’ Mixology Tour will help you better understand the state of Charleston’s cocktail culture today.  This 1.5 hour tour stops at three local watering holes where guests meet a mixologist who will explain his or her specialty cocktail and then mix one for everyone to enjoy!  Think of it as a mobile pre-dinner cocktail party.

Dinner – FIG –All things considered, FIG is probably the best restaurant in Charleston, and has been for some time.  FIG sets the standard to which all other Charleston restaurants aspire.  It’s where chefs come to eat to marvel at the elegance, the precision, the creativity and the simplicity of the dishes.  Mike Lata is a chef’s chef, cerebral and precise, but his food is delicious, in keeping with the restaurant’s name and overarching theme, Food Is Good (FIG).  Chef Lata doesn’t compromise on ingredients, insisting on the best the lowcountry has to offer, and the quality of ingredients is allowed to shine through in each dish.  Likewise, FIG doesn’t compromise on service, and its corps of bright and highly trained wait staff consistently provides impeccable service, again setting the standard in Charleston.  FIG consistently strikes a balance so well considered, so perfect and subtle that many details aren’t noticed by guests, but none are forgotten. While FIG is sophisticated, it isn’t flashy. While it is delicious, it isn’t indulgent. While it is attentive, it isn’t overbearing.  FIG isn’t many things, but it is the best.

After Dinner –Kaminsky’s — Finish off your night with a dessert at Kaminsky’s, a bustling dessert shop on Market Street.  With a display case overflowing with almost impossibly delicious looking cakes and pies, it may be tough to make a decision.  Hedge your bets and choose more than one item as it’ll be the most delicious insurance policy you ever bought.

Huguenot Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

10998325_830067003731330_4141990524815941296_oBeginning with a group of 45 Huguenots who arrived in Charleston in April of 1680 who were sent to the colony by the English King Charles II to work as artisans and continuing through today, French immigrants have played an important role in shaping Charleston’s food, culture and art. In celebration of this history, and in recognition of the fabulous French cuisine currently available in Charleston, we invite you to come see Charleston through the eyes of a Huguenot! This special occasion French themed tour, the brainchild of Charleston Chef Bob Waggoner, will take place on March 11th and is a celebration of all things French!

Starting at Brasserie Gigi at 11:30, the group will enjoy a selection of French tastes at this lively restaurant. Continuing on to In The Kitchen, Chef Waggoner will meet the group in his showcase kitchen where guests will cook, laugh and drink a little wine with the chef as the group prepares classic French dishes for lunch. From In the Kitchen, Chef Waggoner will take the group to meet his friends at the newly opened Café Framboise for more tastes of France. Finally, the tour will conclude with stunning, scrumptious chocolate at Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier.

This is a rain or shine walking tour. Since historic Charleston has a number of very uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks, we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Due to the special nature of this tour, attendance is limited to no more than 12 individuals and all participants must be over the age of 21. Tickets are $150 and on sale here.
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About the Chef…
Chef Bob Waggoner has played a lead role in defining Charleston’s amazing culinary scene. Fusing lowcountry cooking and his own french-influenced technique, Chef Bob creates contemporary new southern cuisine using seasonal and regional ingredients, and has captured critical acclaim by producing menus that combine unusual ingredients with classic techniques.

For more information about the Huguenot Culinary Tour And Cooking Class, please visit Charleston Culinary Tours or contact lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

 

Power 96.1 and Andrews Entertainment District present St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

ST.PATRICKSDAY-FLYER FOR WEB (1)Join Power 96.1 & Andrews Entertainment District in celebration of everything Irish at the Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration Party hosted by Scotty K on Saturday, March 14th at 56 East Andrews Drive in Buckhead. The party kicks off with Kegs & Eggs in Stout Irish Sports Pub at 9:00am with festival doors opening at noon. Live music will be performed throughout the day with Jeremy Wayne Dean kicking off the festivities in the East Andrews Courtyard. Enjoy live performances by Garrison Blagg Band, The Dwight Raby Band, and headlining the festival is the 80s cover band, The Breakfast Club, from 10pm-12:30am in Andrews Upstairs. Atlanta’s best DJs including DJ Huda Hudia and DJ Mixx Theory will be spinning music guests can dance to all night long. There will be drink and shot specials and a Bangers Eating Contest where the lucky winner will win a trip to Las Vegas. Tickets for Buckhead’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration are $20 in advance with free admission before 4pm with promo code “Shamrock” at www.andrewsdistrict.com.

Located in the heart of Buckhead at 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Andrews Entertainment District is a world class destination with exceptional dining, entertainment, and nightlife scene. With diverse and distinct venues, conveniently located in over 30,000 square feet under one roof, Andrews Entertainment District is the home of East AndrewsAtlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner TheatreCellar 56Czar Ice Bar,  Stillhouse Craft Burgers & Moonshine,  Andrews UpstairsProhibition, and Sal’s Pizzeria. Featuring Atlanta’s hottest DJs, live entertainment, the best cocktails, and a lively bar scene, Andrews Entertainment District is where Atlanta goes out for a night out on the town.

For additional information about Andrews Entertainment District, please visit www.andrewsdistrict.com. For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or complimentary media passes, contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

National Comics Coming to Atlanta Improv


**Please reply for interviews. Limited media passes available for features/reviews.
UPCOMING SHOWS: 
Carlos Mencia 
from The Mind Of Mencia & Comedy Central
2/12-2/15 (Special Event)
Rich Vos
of Last Comic Standing & The Opie and Anthony Show
2/19-2/21
Clayton English 
from Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and “The Preacher’s Kid”
2/26/15
Tom Green
of MTV’s The Tom Green Show
2/27-2/28 (Special Event)
Pauly Shore 
from MTV’s Totally Pauly
3/5-3/7 (Special Event)
No Laughing Matter 
A benefit for  ECAN Esophageal Cancer Action Network
3/11
Gilbert Gottfried 
from Saturday Night Live & Comedy Central’s Roast
3/12-3/14 (Special Event)
Mitch Fatel 
from Comedy Central & The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
3/19-3/21
Kumail Nanjiani & Thomas Middleditch 
from Silicon Valley
4/17-4/18 (Special Event)
Jeff Garlin 
from ABC hit comedy The Goldbergs and Curb Your Enthusiasm
4/23-4/25 (Special Event)
**Free admission (excludes special events)
with promo code “eskimo” at checkout.
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Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Open Two More South Alabama Restaurants

1466036_245002952347551_2080258404_nThe highly popular Moe’s Original Bar B Que will be adding two additional ventures to its three other area restaurants in Mobile, Daphne and Orange Beach. Opening in early March with drive thru service, the West Mobile location at 4672 Airport Blvd will be close to the University of South Alabama and the airport. Located in the heart of Foley at 20733 Miflin Road, this new eatery will start to serve customers in April. At both locations, guests can expect the menus to be the same as the other locations with the famous Alabama-style hand pulled pork, smoked chicken wings, turkey, fried shrimp and catfish, Memphis-style dry rubbed ribs and more, not to mention the favorite southern sides made from scratch daily. The design of both locations will have repurposed materials including reclaimed barn wood and oxidized tin that will give a rustic look to make each spot feel like they’ve been there forever. While both BBQ joints are family friendly, there will also be full bars complete with bushwackers, Alabama beers and more for the adults!

“We are very excited about the opening of these new restaurants and expanding our company’s reach in Baldwin and Mobile counties,” said co-owner Mark White. “Additionally, we plan on using as much fresh local seafood and produce as possible in all of this area’s stores.”

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. Today, with 35 other locations in 10 states, the popular restaurant serves up an Alabama BBQ experience complete with Southern sides and desserts made fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations.

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

Foundational Aspects of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga Workshop Series

WorkahopJoin Jennifer Smith Yoga for a breakthrough, 4-part yoga workshop experience at Atlanta Hot Yoga…

-Use the strength of your legs effectively
-Harness the power of Bandhas
-Learn and Perfect Transitions from Asana to Asana in Practice
-Protect Your Shoulders and Back during Practice

In this 4-part series of workshops you will master the basics of practice through the exploration of various key foundational aspects of alignment, from transitions (namaskar, vinyasa), standing asana, strength builders, forward folds and backbends.

Each segment builds on its predecessor, and within Jennifer encourages and guides students to delve deeply through foundational aspects of practice which inevitably lead to meaningful and lasting transformation, on and off the mat.

-Workshops 1 & 2 emphasize breath, band has, surya namaskar, and standing asanas.
-Workshop 3: Features teachings on seated asanas, including forward folds, twists and strength builders.
-Workshop 4: You will be led toward the bliss and artful grasp of inversions and backbends.

For best results, we recommend students take part in all workshops, however, this is not a requirement.

Homework is assigned. Each session is suitable for ALL levels of practitioner, and whether you are a novice or experienced yogi, there’s plenty to learn and explore. The novice will be provided a template for safe, strong, flexible practice and the experienced yogi will learn to master the fundamentals which directly translate to an “advanced”, sustainable, inspired, deep asana practice.

$40 per session

DATES:

WORKSHOP 2: Saturday, February 7th * 3:00 – 5:15PM
WORKSHOP 3: Saturday, February 21 * 3:00 – 5:15PM
WORKSHOP 4: Saturday, March 21st * 3:00 0 5:15PM

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Almost Open in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

IMG_4265The anticipated opening of Moe’s Original Bar B Que is set for early February at 1898 Kamar Plaza. Serving up the popular Southern Soul Food Revival well known across the state and country, the affordable quick service restaurant will also offer its fresh from the pit meats and down home sides as take out, not to mention a robust catering service serving the greater Steamboat Springs area. Open daily from 11am-9pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will capture the commercial west side lunch crowds while afternoon and evening hours will accommodate after-work customers with a full service bar, cheap beers, Colorado craft brews, and happy hour from 2-6pm. With easy in/out access and a ton of parking available, year-round North Routt recreation traffic and summer sports tournament tourists will be effortlessly accommodated.

“In a resort town that caters to visitors, Steamboat locals can often feel squeezed out of their own community during peak ski and summer tourist seasons,” said co-owner Chris Gander. “Since all of the Steamboat owners are long-time locals for several generations, we want to serve our fellow residents what they deserve and crave, reasonably-priced food and cheap beers in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the resort madness of Ski Town USA.”

Housed in a remodeled 7-Eleven location, the 2,585 sq. feet restaurant is designed for quick, delicious dining in a laid back place with local style. With many candid pictures of local skiing and daily life decorating the walls, there will also be some quirky oddball items that reflect the owners’ personalities. A dark brick wall with a giant pig and warm cypress wood panels squarely frame the bar and dining area that includes several six-person booths and multiple high and low tables. There is a giant chalkboard wall for kids to enjoy as well as a garage door that opens the dining area to an enjoyable patio outside.

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 Daily Meal and USA Today. 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. Today, with 34 other locations in 10 states, the popular restaurant serves up an Alabama BBQ experience complete with Southern sides and desserts made fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations.

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