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 Set to Bring Southern Soul Food Revival to Montgomery

Moe’s Original Bar B Que is coming to Montgomery in the early summer to 1051 East Fairview Avenue in the former Sinclair’s location in the Old Cloverdale neighborhood. A perfect spot for families, professionals and college students in the area, this fast casual restaurant will provide award-winning Southern BBQ, down home sides and fresh desserts daily for lunch and dinner. Offering premium catering services and large takeout orders, the service-oriented staff will also be ready to accommodate any size group or party. Complete with distressed wood paneling, sports and music memorabilia on the walls, the 2500 square foot interior will seat around 120 patrons total with 65 guests in the dining room, 30 at the bar and 25 on the patio. There will also be occasional acoustic music plus other entertainment as well as a full premium bar complete with multiple TVs featuring concerts or sports. 
 
“After working for Moe’s Original Bar B Que at the headquarters in Colorado in the summer of 2010, I later went back to Tuscaloosa to finish college, only to move back to Vail to train for four more years ,” said co-owner Hill Lubin. “At this point I loved the company’s history and knew I wanted to be a part of the future by bringing the successful concept back to my hometown. It took my partner, Richard Boyles, and I three years to find the perfect spot as we knew that this neighborhood with a really relaxed and artsy feel would be a phenomenal location for the brand.” 
 
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, 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 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.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Offer Second Atlanta Location

In mid-August Moe’s Original Bar B Que will open a new location outside of the perimeter at 12020 Etris Rd Suite B-140 in the Sweet Apple Village shopping center in the heart of Roswell. Like the Midtown restaurant, 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. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery for parties and special events are also available.

 

Meat on PitWith square footage of 2,800 and a seating capacity of approximately 100, the new spot utilizes rustic looking woodwork with antique metal trims to provide a classic down home southern feel. Like most Moe’s Original Bar B Ques across the country, the Roswell eatery has an open kitchen feel, giving customers a full view of the Ole Hickory smoker and the food being prepared. The interior walls are covered with a mixture of music and sports complete with a ski lodge feel and Southern flare. A full size garage door opens up to a large patio area furnished with large picnic tables that are perfect for a great family dining experience or private party.

 

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. Owning several other locations in Northern Alabama, Chris Clowers and Mike Ellis have partnered on this venture with Roswell natives Kyle McCarter and Andrew Justin. This new BBQ joint will be open daily at 11am offering a full premium bar, plenty of TVs for sports viewing, family-friendly games like bingo and trivia during the weekdays and live music on the weekends. There is also ample parking available.

 

For more 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 Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

 

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.

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.