Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Moe’s, Vail

I almost didn’t go to Moe’s while we were in Vail.  Everyone was pretty barbecued out.  I did have some time before meeting the others before lunch, so I stopped in and had a pork sandwich.  I was surprised how good it was.  Moe’s uses a box and cherry wood.  The pork is moist and has some smoke taste, but what really helped was the barbecue sauce and the dill pickle chips.  I was surprised how much difference they made.  It probably helped that the chef, seeing my cap, gave me a Roll Tide, and it was nice that one of the staff was a new arrival from Cullman.  It recalled the taste of Moe’s in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, and benefited from the memory.  And perhaps it benefited from the knowledge that I was about to leave for Boston for my voting rights case agains the city, so I was bidding farewell to barbecue for a while.  It was a nice send-off.  Definitely stop in if you go to Vail.


Click “follow” on our front page to receive blog posts in your email box.  Or bookmark us and check in from time to time.  If you’re planning a trip, you can “Search” the name of the city, state, or country for good restaurants (in Europe, usually close to sites, like the Louvre or the Van Gogh Museum, that you’ll want to visit in any event).  Comments, questions, and suggestions of places to eat or stories to cover are very welcome.  And check out our Instagram page, johntannerbbq.

One thought on “Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Moe’s, Vail

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s