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A server at Moe tells the tale of an Egyptian foodie who had learned of the business at Bank Street and Hunt Club Road via the internet, and planned his North American travels to include a layover in Ottawa to allow for a visit to the no frills but clean and modern eatery that seats about 30. southern style smoking.

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While there are no pork ribs or pulled pork at Moe there are huge, hyper meaty, well seasoned beef ribs and pulled to order beef that will make carnivores gleeful, all maple smoked.

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