Moe’s Original Bar B Que lands lakeside in Tahoe City
June 7, 2014
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Tahoe City is set to take the plunge with a new lake front restaurant addition.
Located in a new, two-story building at the Grove Street Pier in Tahoe City, Moe's Original Bar B Que is scheduled to open by mid-June.
Josh Wallick, Eric Pilcher and Luke Dannals partnered after finding the perfect location for what they call a "soul food revival." The "boys" like to call it a "friendchise" — it's mostly friends and family. Moe's has restaurants in Alabama, Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee and Maine.
Working practically 24/7 to get the building restaurant-ready, these hands-on guys built their own tables for a totally "Tahoe" ambiance. All three have extensive restaurant and food and beverage experience: Eric and Josh worked side-by-side at Moe's in Vail, Colo. and Luke worked as a beverage captain at the Marriott in Vail, a four diamond resort.
Their philosophy is to provide an affordable meal in a relaxed atmosphere — like being at a friend's for dinner.
Moe's is steeped in the tradition of sizzlin' Southern soul food, such as smoked meats with Moe's secret "rub" and slow smoke process.
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Fried, sustainably harvested, freshwater catfish are a specialty, along with a fried gulf shrimp Moe-boy and blackened seasonal fish.
Alabama barbecued chicken and turkey, chicken wings and tofu are served with a signature white barbecue sauce. When winter rolls around, warm up with crab or shrimp bisque, sweet potato soup and a variety of chili.
Banana pudding, Mississippi mud pie and "scotcheroos" (Rice Crispie treats with caramel and chocolate coating) will top things off.
Craft beers and a hand-selected wine list should keep the bar lively and diners satisfied.
Reserve the upstairs dining room for private parties and one-stop-shop weddings on a budget or order out for off-site catering. The restaurant will offer boat picnic coolers — a recyclable container already packed full of goodies.
Moe's original Bar B Que is located at 120 Grove St., Tahoe City, by the bike path with views of Lake Tahoe.
Call 530-583-4BBQ for reservations or information.