5th Annual Firkin Fest in Mobile, AL

Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 5th Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 7th at 701 Spring Hill Avenue. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. Participating 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. This year’s participating breweries include Fairhope Brewing Company, Avondale Brewery, Back Forty Brewery, Black Warrior Brewery, Grayton Beer Company, Mill Creek Brewery, Props Brewery, Rocket Republic Brewery, Straight to Ale Brewery, Garr’s Brewery, Tin Roof Brewery, Yellowhammer Brewery and Druid City Brewery.

Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm folled by an awards ceremony. There will be live music featuring Winston Ramble. The all-inclusive Firkin Fest 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.

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 Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Coming Soon to Destin

Opening in mid-February, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will be located in the former Buck’s Smokehouse at 303 Harbor Blvd. in the heart of Destin. While the decor and beachy atmosphere will remain mostly the same as Buck’s, the menu will feature all of Moe’s Original award-winning classics including daily smoked meats, seafood fresh off the boat and made from scratch, down home sides and desserts. Opening daily for lunch and dinner at 11am, the fast casual restaurant also will offer large party takeout orders as well as full service catering for parties, fundraisers and events. Locals and vacationers will dine indoors in the 50 seat eatery or on the patio while enjoying beer, wine and occasional entertainment. 

“As I grew up spending time in Destin, I knew the Emerald Coast would be the ideal community to run my own restaurant and make our new home,” said Moe’s Original Bar B Que Founding Partner and local Owner/Operator Mike Fernandez. “For this location, I am partnering with Brett Mancuso, who already has a successful Moe’s in Atlanta, and Mike Buckingham, who is allowing us to transform his popular Buck’s Smokehouse. In the future, we plan to open more of our restaurants in the surrounding areas including 30A.”

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 pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served along with catfish and a shrimp sandwich. Additionally, a daily rotation of traditional sides and house-made desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations. Since 2001, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 65 successful restaurants in 16 states and Mexico.

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

Moe’s Original Bar B Que to Expand into Newark, OH

With a successful restaurant already in Granville, Moe’s Original Bar B Que is set to open a new location in late May in downtown Newark, just off the square at 21 W Church Street. Moe’s original style of Alabama BBQ, Southern sides and fresh desserts will be the staple items along with seafood and tempeh options. Opening Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner at 11am, the fast casual restaurant also will offer large party takeout orders and full service catering.

“We thought with all of the revitalization downtown that Newark was a perfect spot for our second family-friendly restaurant,” said co-owner Kara Gallagher. “We even have a Mini Moe’s area complete with a shack, little picnic table, and flying pigs on the wall to keep the kids entertained while the parents can enjoy a cold beverage from our full premium bar.”

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 sides and house-made desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations. In 15 years, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 50 successful restaurants in 16 states.

For interviews, photos, a 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.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

Local Food Truck Provides Support for Police Officer

13707556_820285901436399_175722281678631563_nEvery Friday in October Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s food truck will be at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 430 N Fraser Street from 11am-2pm. Purchase Southern BBQ and down home fixins and 50% of all proceeds will benefit Lt. Denise King. The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Moe’s to express support of its sister in blue who has been fighting lung cancer.

“In addition to ordering directly from our food truck, customers can call 843 235-8008 earlier in the week to pre-order lunch or weekend tailgate packages.” said Moe’s Original Bar B Que owner Meg Lonon.

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. Located on the thoroughfare of Highway 17, Meg Lonon brought the first Moe’s Original Bar B Que to the lowcounty area. With an open kitchen and a full bar, it serves award-winning Alabama-style BBQ and Southern sides in style whether guests are seated inside, on the patio or on the covered, screened porches. This barrier island restaurant offers a carefree feel that is great for locals, families and visitors to come eat a great meal while watching a game or enjoying music.

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, 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.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que to Open Soon in Jackson Hole

14202582_296840907357058_5554838573305757779_nAfter much anticipation Moe’s Original Bar B Que will bring its Alabama-style BBQ and Southern fixins prepared fresh daily in early December to 140 N. Cache Street in the former Ripley’s location. With a kitchen that will stay open late, the award-winning restaurant will feature a Southern soul food revival that will fit any budget. While the setting will be family-friendly, there will be a full premium bar offering a lively bar scene complete with HDTVs for sports fans, music, shuffle board and other games upstairs. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery for any size group for parties, business lunches, reunions, weddings and other special events will also be available.

Upon entering the 4000 square foot restaurant, guests will walk past chairlifts hanging from the ceiling, ski posters and local JHMR signs in a small dining room filled with dark wooden tables and cafeteria swinging chairs. Menu boards, posters, TVs, concert memorabilia and local art will also fill the walls leading up to an order counter in the main dining room that is directly across from a designed wooden pallet wall. Envisioned by Trauner Fay Designs, this space will have an industrial feel with a 30 foot tall open ceiling, exposed mechanical system and wood/steel beams. Capacity is 125 inside with bar, banquet and community table seating. There is a beautiful outdoor dining space on the balcony that seats another 16 with views of Snow King and the shops along town square. Additionally, a private event space upstairs is available for smaller gatherings from viewing football games to birthday parties.

“After being a fan of Moe’s Original Bar B Que in college and having a love of the mountains and skiing, I moved out west to work at the corporate headquarters in Vail, CO. I knew it was time to open a location of my own after learning all aspects of the company for five years,” said co-owner David Fogg. “When the founding partners told me that Tom Fay was interested in opening a Moe’s in another world class ski town, I was very interested. After meeting Tom and seeing his success in owning Pinky G’s, I was easily sold and knew it was a perfect fit to partner with him on this venture.”

moes-original-bar-b-queRecognized 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 with two unique sauces in addition to Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy 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 over 45 successful restaurants in 15 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 when the restaurant opens, please contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.