Moe's Original Bar B Que is coming to Breckenridge, and bringing its award-winning Alabama-style pulled pork with it.
The restaurant, founded in Vail in 2001, is set to open late this week or early next at 110 S. Ridge St., and marks the company's ninth Colorado location and 21st overall.
"After looking for awhile for the perfect place in Summit County to open our restaurant, we believe we have found it," said Dexter Meadows, co-owner of the new location. "As Breckenridge is a fantastic town with a mix of locals, families, outdoor enthusiasts and tourists, we know they will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and southern hospitality of our barbecue joint."
Moe's features award-winning Alabama-style pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood, as well as southern favorites like fried catfish and shrimp sandwiches. Opening for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, the new restaurant will also offer six traditional special sides and desserts made fresh daily. Large party takeout orders and full-service catering for events throughout Summit County and beyond will be available too.
The Ridge Street location - a historic log cabin next to Fatty's Pizzeria - has undergone substantial renovations to create an inviting interior while maintaining the rustic charm of a building that has long been popular with locals. There's interior seating for 48, which includes a family-style table alongside other dining in the main room, two more rooms with high-top tables and a small bar area in the back. There will be televisions throughout the dining and bar areas, and an outside patio.
"It's a great little building," co-founder Mike Fernandez said, adding that the company's excited to be next to an established restaurant like Fatty's.
Moe's already does quite a bit of catering in Summit County, so some residents are probably already familiar with the food, he said.
Fernandez expects the new restaurant will staff roughly 15 people.