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Celebrating October pork month

Moo’s celebrates pork and other Iowa meats, as wells as blues music, at its restaurant just off I-80.
Moo’s celebrates pork and other Iowa meats, as wells as blues music, at its restaurant just off I-80. PHOTO/GARY FANDEL

What better way to celebrate Pork Month than with Iowa’s best pulled pork sandwich?

More than 6,000 votes were cast in the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Pulled Pork Madness Facebook competition last March, bestowing Moo’s BBQ Burgers and Catering in Newton with the winning honors.

Take Exit 164 off of Interstate 80 and you will find pulled pork that is sweet, tender, juicy and just one of many items on Moo’s menu of smoked delicacies.

Moo’s BBQ Burgers and Catering opened in downtown Newton in 2014 and moved to just off I-80 on Highway 14 in the spring of 2016. The establishment is owned and operated by Jeremy Biondi. The new location brings in travelers from the Interstate, but Biondi credits his local customers with his success.

“This community is incredibly supportive,” says Biondi. “They’ve pulled me through some...




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