(Moe’s full plate- all pictures courtesy of Moe’s Original BBQ)
Summer is here and what better way to revive the Real Chef Talk section here on FE with a fun and energetic interview with Chef Mike Fernandez of Moe’s Original BBQ Restaurants!
I spoke with Mike not too long ago, right before these steamy days said ‘hello.’ He shared his Latino background, which I found to be interesting: A latin man making hard core bbq with a super thick country accent! I was trippin’; but had a great time speaking with someone whom was admittedly inspired by an “old black man.” Love it!
Listen to the interview to hear all about how this Boriqua chef, turned smoker genius got started and now is the proud owner of s a a soaring chain of restaurants, with plans to open a few more this year! Pretty impressive considering I’m seeing faved ATL restaurants shut down every week.
(Moe’s Bama style pulled pork sandwich)
A perfect preamble to hot summer days, Mike will surely get you geared up with some trade secrets and excited to go find some good BBQ, even at his joints. If you find yourself in any one of his locations, enjoy this coupon for 10% your catering order over $100! Thanks Mike!
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*Special thanks to Dave Liske of Luna Pier Cook for editing this interview for me! Welcome him, as he’s my new editor when he’s not too busy being the Mayor’s husband!