4th Annual Firkin Fest Set at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Mobile, AL

Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 4th Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 701 Spring Hill Avenue. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. This year’s participating breweries include Avondale Brewing, Back Forty Beer Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewing, Druid City Brewing, Fairhope Brewing Company, Grayton Brewing, Mill Creek Brewing, Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Straight to Ale Brewing Company and Yellowhammer Brewing. 

“Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer,” said Michael Southerland, Craft Brand 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 festival of beers, entertainment will include live music with performances by Yellowhammer with special guest Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band at 3pm and Johnny & the Loveseats with Johnny Hayes of the Voice at 5pm. Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends with an awards ceremony at 5:30pm. Available on Etix.com or at Moe’s downtown location, tickets are $22 in advance and $25 on 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. 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. 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.

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Moe’s Original Bar B Que Expands into Georgetown, SC

With a prosperous location already in Pawleys Island, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will bring its Southern Soul Food Revival to Georgetown in mid-April at 919 Front Street beside the Harborwalk. Catering to locals and visitors alike, lunch and dinner will be prepared fresh daily from 11am-9pm. There will be plenty of table seating in the restaurant, on the deck, front sidewalk and in the back private event area as well as along the 60 foot long bar. Moe’s Original Bar B Que will also offer a full selection of adult beverages plus 16 TVs, pool tables, dart boards, happy hour, and live music as well as an array of activities for Sunday Fundays. While the new eatery is in a historic spot located in an old brownstone type building, it still will have the familiar traits of a Moe’s Original Bar B Que with a beach/harbor vibe.

“With so many regulars and catering orders already coming from Georgetown, customers kept asking me to add another local restaurant so they wouldn’t have to drive down the highway to Pawleys Island for their favorite BBQ and Southern sides,” said Moe’s Original Bar B Que operating owner Meg Lonon.  “As Georgetown is on the rise, I am excited to be a small part of the future in such a beautiful area to live, work and play.” 

In 2014, Meg Lonon brought the first Moe’s Original Bar B Que to the lowcounty area. 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. Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served along with Catfish and a Shrimp sandwich. Additionally, a daily rotation of traditional, down home sides and house-made desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations.  In over a decade Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 50 successful restaurants in 15 states.

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

 

 

Red Phone Booth Takes Cigar Enjoyment to the Next Level

Red Phone Booth has become an Atlanta hotspot where cigar enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of blends in an exclusive atmosphere. In developing the humidor selection of 100+ labels, this upscale cigar bar prioritized quality and desirability of the cigars over quantity of any one brand, therefore continually bringing in fresh new inventory. Red Phone Booth’s house cigar, the 18th Amendment, features a Brazilian Arapirca Maduro wrapper and a savory blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers to create a dark, medium bodied cigar. Red Phone Booth offers exclusive memberships to its guests, yet customers do not have to join to enjoy the prohibition experience.  

With a strict bi-weekly maintenance schedule, air quality is a top priority at the Red Phone Booth. Extensive time, money and effort was placed to combat the smoke including  multiple large rooftop fresh-air units, micro-environment air scrubbers, and other additional temperature controlled fresh air intakes and exhausts. Red Phone Booth completely replaces the air in the space approximately every four minutes so guests can have maximum smoking enjoyment while relaxing in Italian wing back leather sofas with triple lumbar support.

“At the Red Phone Booth, it is part of our credo to exceed all guest expectations,” said Red Phone Booth Co-Founder/Operating Partner Steve de Haan.  “From the comfort of the seating to the training and knowledge of the staff as well as the quality of the air, it is all of these things and more that allow for us to deliver an unparalleled smoking experience for our guests.”

Located in the iconic Dailey’s building in downtown Atlanta, Red Phone Booth is a prohibition experience featuring not only an extensive cigar program but also a classic turn of the century craft cocktail selection. 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 bourbon, whiskey and scotch selections available and over a dozen tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents to help breath new depth. Small plates featured include fresh seafood, carpaccio, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts. In keeping with the speakeasy theme, guests enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into a restored antique London red phone booth entryway.
 
For interviews, photos, press kit or complimentary media visit, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. More information about Red Phone Booth, memberships and the dress code, can be found at www.redphonebooth.com.

 

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Marks 15 Successful Years in Business

Vail, Colorado, January, 19, 2017 – Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s prosperous model has proven itself over and over as it rolls into its 16th year in business after recently opening its 50th location in Jackson Hole. In the last few years in 15 states, the fast casual brand has consistently opened seven to nine restaurants annually. From a BBQ concession trailer on the side of the road to $50 million dollar enterprise, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has proven that mentoring and growing from inside of the company works well.

“Growing at an aggressive, yet manageable pace and offering a system that is easy to operate has been important to our ongoing development,” said founding partner Jeff Kennedy. “We are located in a world class ski town that attracts enthusiastic workers who fit with our laid back culture. We take pride in providing opportunities and training for our most hardworking employees to lead them to entrepreneurial success while expanding our family of restaurants.”

While all of Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s non-cookie cutter locations tie into the atmosphere of its surrounding communities, utilizing quality recipes and preparing consistent food at a reasonable price is its greatest attribute. Moe’s award-winning menu features pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces as well as catfish, mahi mahi and a shrimp sandwich. Prepared fresh daily, a rotation of 60 traditional Southern sides and house made desserts have become just as popular as the smoked meats.

Moe’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 were lucky to learn how to fire roast meats from Tuscaloosa BBQ legend Moses Day. It is his distinct style that makes up Moe’s original flavor of BBQ. 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.

Stay tuned as Moe’s Original Bar B Que has plans soon to commemorate its 15th anniversary milestone across the country with celebrations and giveaways. For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, please contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

A VIP New Year’s Eve at Red Phone Booth

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Join us for Atlanta’s most exclusive VIP New Year’s Eve at Red Phone Booth.
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Doors open at 7pm

This exclusive VIP Ticket is ALL INCLUSIVE for New Year’s Eve and includes:

  • Live 4 hour performance by The Classic Crooner Mark Phillips
  • Magic performed by Magician Joe Turner
  • VIP admission to venue
  • Open Bar with cocktails up to $18
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
  • Dessert Buffet
  • Countdown at Midnight
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Party Favors
  • Selfie Station

Limited Tickets sold, only 100 VIP tickets will be sold to ensure comfort of the guests. This is a 21 and over event.

For questions or more information contact Janice@redphonebooth.com

Get excited about A VIP New Year’s Eve at Red Phone Booth! Get your tickets here.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Bring its Southern Soul Food Revival to Forest City, NC

meat-on-pitForest City, NC, December 7, 2016 – Moe’s Original Bar B Que will open in early 2017 at 164 E Main Street. This fast casual restaurant will provide economical Southern BBQ with all of the fixins’ with a quaint neighborhood setting that’s kid-friendly. The 2500 square foot interior will accommodate around 90 guests and with 800 square feet outside, 35-40 people can enjoy the patio space. There will also be a full premium bar complete with TVs showing concerts or sports. Additionally, Moe’s Original Bar B Que is always ready to accommodate any size catering order, large or small.

“Forest City is an hour east and west of Moe’s rib joints in Asheville and Charlotte,” said owner Dave Rice. “After owning several other locations in North Carolina and seeing resurgence in Forest City, I decided it was the perfect spot to open my next Moe’s Original Bar B Que.”

Constructed in 1935, the building was a bomb shelter in the 1960s. The exterior has been restored to the original brick and several new added windows provide an inviting glass storefront. Inside is very old with plaster and exposed brick walls, beautiful green and white terrazzo tile, refurbished old doors, vintage industrial lighting, knotted and stained wood booths, and bars/tables that were constructed on site.

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. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served along with Catfish and a Shrimp sandwich. Additionally, a daily rotation of traditional Southern sides and tasty desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations.  In over a decade Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to 50 successful restaurants in 15 states.

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

The Sundogs present the Tom Petty Show in Atlanta

sundogs-tps16_posterThe Sundogs return to Smith’s Olde Bar on Friday, Dec. 9 to play the songs of the great Tom Petty. You’ll get the full Sundog on this fine evening with Lee, Will, Jon, Benji, Kevin and Kevin giving you all the hits, some of the b-sides and all of the awesomeness from our very favorite songwriter and rocker. Opening the show at 8:30 sharp will be our buddies Wayne Glass and Alan Conner’s new band Shadowlands followed by the fine band Amsterdam Station.
“Friday night was the third annual Tom Petty Show and the Sundogs dished out a selection of tunes covering Petty’s entire catalog. If you wanted classic petty then you got “American Girl”, “Only The Losers” and “Don’t Do Me Like That”. Folks that came of age in the 80’s were thrilled to hear “You Got Lucky”, “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and “Runnin’ Down A Dream”. They had the crowd singing along with “Last Dance For Mary Jane” and “Free Fallin'” then brought out Mimi Thomas for a damn fine “Stop Dragging My Heart Around”. These dudes hit on every song the crowd wanted to hear and they nailed the Heartbreaker’s sound with jangly guitars, keyboards and sweet vocal harmonies.” — Chris Martin, Atlanta Examiner
For more information, visit www.sundogs.net.

Thanksgiving To Go Now Available in Orange Beach, Alabama

thanks-giving-menu-766x1024Orange Beach Concierge takes the hassle out of the Thanksgiving holiday by making amazing to go meals easy. Convenient as well as affordable, Chef David Pan’s kitchen specializes in locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients when available.  All foods are prepared in disposable aluminum pans or take out containers ready to heat and serve. Limited quantities are available and all orders must be placed by November 16th at 6:00PM.  Call 251-228-6729 to order or e-mail info@orangebeachconciergeservices.com to arrange for pickup at the The Wharf storefront or for delivery options in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan and West Beach, Alabama.

“No one wants to fight traffic, shop a busy grocery store or cook with relatives in town,” said co-owner Tillie Pan. “Let us take care of everything while you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday without all of the stress and mess.”

Chef David Pan’s specialty is French methods while remaining focused on the latest trends and techniques in the industry. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Mendota Heights, Chef Pan began his career at the 3 Diamond rated WA Frost in St. Paul under Chef Russell Kline. He expanded his culinary experience working with noted chefs at elite establishments that included the Minneapolis Club, James Beard winning Gustavus Inn, Fishers Orange Beach along with Brick and Spoon. Last year, he launched Orange Beach Concierge, one of the only private dining services in the area. While he is new to the coast, his culinary impact is already well known by his peers.

For interviews, photos, press kit or menus, please contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Chef David Pan and Orange Beach Concierge, visit www.orangebeachconciergeservices.com.

 

 

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Open Sixth South Alabama Location

img_6976Moe’s Original Bar B Que will bring its Southern Soul Food Revival to 3385 Shillinger Road North in Suite 1 in early December. Seating around 100 people, the 3700 square foot restaurant will serve the same award-winning menu and daily specials as the other five South Alabama locations. Guests will order at the counter and a runner will bring the food to their table. Complete with adult beverages and a stage for entertainment, patrons can expect family friendly fun including live music, trivia and bingo. The look of this new space will also be similar featuring reclaimed wood, rusted tin and a concrete bar top.

“As the city of Semmes is growing and coming into its own, we were approached to bring our restaurant to the area,” said co-owner Ashleigh Valluzzo. “We visited the location a few times and knew our concept would flourish there. Additionally, it was an added bonus that the locals and town were super excited to welcome us to the neighborhood.”

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. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served along with Catfish and a Shrimp sandwich. Additionally, a daily rotation of traditional Southern sides and tasty desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations.  In over a decade Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to 50 successful restaurants in 15 states.

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