New Event Venue, The Space, Launched at The Wharf

Orange Beach Concierge  introduces The Space, the newest event venue on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Conveniently located inside of The Wharf, The Space is available to host private events including chef tastings, rehearsal dinners, intimate weddings, family reunions, corporate events and more. The Space can be transformed for any type of event with a capacity for 60 seated or a 100 person reception. With two acclaimed chefs, experienced planners and years of experience, Orange Beach Concierge has the skills necessary to plan your perfectly executed event at The Space.

“The Space is an 1800 square foot open reception area that is a blank canvas for any private event. Our professional kitchen allows our seasoned chefs to exceed guests’ expectations by creating memorable cuisine for each event,” said Co-Owner Tillie Pan. “Additionally, we work with an in-house event coordinator, Maranda Godwin of Jubilee Events and Design, to provide a one stop shop for your event planning needs.”

Events at The Space are exclusively run by Orange Beach Concierge, a boutique concierge company offering a wide range of highly personalized services from catering, personal chef, and private dining experiences to concierge, corporate retreats, event designing, and staging services. Call this business a concierge or lifestyle manager, it offers comprehensive concierge services supporting individuals, businesses, vacationers and property owners alike. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or two hundred, travel arrangements to and from the gulf coast, catering a wedding or organizing a corporate retreat, Orange Beach Concierge handles each and every detail to execute the perfect event or vacation. 

For interviews, photos, press kit, menus or a tour of The Space, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at For additional information about The Space or Orange Beach Concierge, visit

Chef David Pan Wins Flavor Award


The winning dish: Boeuf Bourguignon

Chef David Pan earned the Flavor Award at the Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival in Orange Beach. As this chef’s style is traditional French cooking for current times, his winning dish was a Boeuf Bourguignon with Roasted Garlic Pomme Purée. Held in mid-September, the three day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality.

“As flavor is the most important part of cuisine, it is quite an honor to win this particular award,” said Chef David Pan of Orange Beach Concierge. “Additionally, as sponsors for the entire festival, it is exciting to know that over $15,000 was raised for Make a Wish Alabama.”

14362612_1315169768505425_6843789311791452629_oChef 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, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at For additional information about Chef David Pan and Orange Beach Concierge, visit

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 For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit

Moe’s BBQ featured on the December Cover of Sunbelt Foodservice Magazine

Kids Eat Free & End of Season Party in Vail, CO


Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Open in Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, AL March 29, 2010 Moe’s Original Bar B Que is proud to announce its 13th location opening on Monday, April 5th at 2030 Cecil Ashburn Drive Suite 109 in Jones Valley Station. Featuring award-winning Bama-style BBQ smoked over white oak and served with two unique sauces, the restaurant also prepares eight to ten Southern sides and tasty desserts. Moe’s location in Huntsville will have four flat screen TVs for sports viewing, a patio with picnic tables, views of the mountains and Jones Valley, not to mention acoustic music on some weekends.

“As Huntsville is a young, energetic scene, we wanted to bring this smokin’ BBQ joint for customers to enjoy with friends, family and a cold beer,” said Moe’s Huntsville co-owner Mike Ellis. “Additionally, we will be offering special event catering and large party take out orders with delivery.”

Moe’s Original Bar B Que was founded in 2001 in Vail, Colorado by Bama boys Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert, and Jeff Kennedy. Moe’s Original BBQ smokes all meat fresh daily as taught by Tuscaloosa, AL legend Moses Day in twelve other locations that include Denver, Eagle, Ft. Collins and Vail, Colorado, Daphne, Fairhope, Orange Beach, Tuscaloosa, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Lakeview, and Birmingham, Alabama. Additional locations to open this year include Asheville, NC, Atlanta, GA and two additional Denver, CO restaurants. All Moe’s start serving at 11am until it’s gone.

For more information, owner interviews, photos or menus, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at or 404-441-3473. For more information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit

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