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Gather 'Round with Family and Friends at MoMo's BBQ and Grill

By Elisha Neubauer

Many different regions in the southern United States stake a claim in being the original birthplace of barbeque cooking. Every state in the South has a unique method and calls their barbeque the best. Although barbeque techniques vary, there is one thing everyone can agree with: that barbeque is a meal best enjoyed with family and friends.

MoMo's BBQ and Grill in Harrisburg, PA has stayed true to that notion. "The true nature of BBQ lends itself to friends and family gathering and enjoying themselves," says Mike Moran, Manager of MoMo's BBQ and Grill. "There's nothing better than throwing some brisket and shoulders in the pit, then kicking back for the next 10-12 hours with your friends and family." A laid back storefront, MoMo's serves traditional barbeque dishes with homemade, original sauces alongside an expansive collection of craft beers. During weekend evenings, live music is featured and sporting events are always a restaurant-wide festivity.

Online reviewers sing praises for MoMo's BBQ and Grill, calling it a "Hidden Hot Spot" and "Smokey Good." "This place has a wonderful selection of BBQ sauces and beer. The food is smoked to perfection," says one of their loyal reviewers. "We enjoyed the live band they had for entertainment and the service is friendly and welcoming. I suggest you buy a bottle of one of many selections of their BBQ sauce; it's well worth it; between 6 and 7 dollars."

When it comes to techniques, there are many, but Moran has his preferences. "I generally cook Memphis-style, dry-rubbed, then smoked and then serve the sauce on the side," he explains. "This way I can introduce other regional, or even international, flavors into our barbeque. But if it's done right, no sauce is needed!" The best way to barbeque? "I love cooking the whole hog!" he says. "Nothing beats it. It takes a certain skill to get all the parts done correctly at the same time, but when it's done, mmm! Plus it guarantees a bigger party ? nobody misses a good pig pickin'!"

To bring a sense of community to the restaurant, MoMo's hosts acoustic happy hours, open mics, and private parties. It offers a catering service and a separate tailgater menu for those off-premises events where you find yourself craving barbeque. The sauces and rubs are all crafted in-house and meats are all smoked slowly over a combination of apple and hickory wood for an extra vivid taste. Having received over 18 Awards of Excellence from the National BBQ Association, you can guarantee that you'll get a down-home, Southern-style barbeque that will leave your mouth watering.

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