Getting Their Barbecue Mojo(E) Back


Taking a break from their cleaning duties are Drew (left) and Cindy Kofile, and waitress Julie Legassie. Missing from the picture is Andy Kofile. Behind the trio is the mini-pub and cooler area.

Taking a break from their cleaning duties are Drew (left) and Cindy Kofile, and waitress Julie Legassie. Missing from the picture is Andy Kofile. Behind the trio is the mini-pub and cooler area. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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MoJoe’s Café has expanded with its move off Main Street.

The cafe is now open in the former location of Famous Sam’s in the Payson Plaza, which is located on the northeast corner of Highway 87 and Bonita Street.

The move takes the cafe from 1,700 square feet to 5,800, making it one of the largest restaurant and lounges in Payson, said owner Cindy Kofile.

The restaurant can accommodate more than 350 guests.

Cindy, along with husband Andy Kofile, say they will miss the nostalgia of Main Street, but are excited to start their new adventure as restaurateurs off Highway 87.

“Along with some very special friends and 30 days of intense cleaning, the new MoJoe’s Grill and micro-pub has re-opened with a new name, an experienced wait staff, BBQ and other great American food,” the Kofiles said.

Mojoe’s offers a selection of craft beers on tap.

“We will continue our family friendly dining,” Cindy said, “MoJoe’s has earned its reputation as Payson’s barbecue place, but we are also known for our awesome burgers like the “Wild Hog” and the “Jumpin’ Jack” and we plan to expand our menu to include value lunch deals, and a new dinner menu with steaks and fine dining.”

The Kofiles plan to convert a portion of the large bar into an old fashioned soda fountain with ice cream shakes and malts, fruit smoothies and sundaes.

“We invite everyone to come in and see the changes we have made,” they said.

In June, the Kofiles will add flat screen TVs in the lounge (the old pool room) for sporting events.

“We have built a large stage and dance floor with Ultimate Karaoke on Tuesday nights and live entertainment other nights of the week.”

MoJoe’s Grill is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More information, including their entertainment schedule is available at www.mojoesgrill .com.

Call (928) 478-8828 to reserve space for a private party or charity benefit.

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