I don’t know why I haven’t posted about this place earlier. Patrick and I had gone there when they first opened up.It’s a big airy place, with a limited menu but well produced food. They offer pizza, appetizers, salads and calzones. I have heard their salads are colossal and loaded with all kinds of stuff. I know they are tossed right at tableside, or bar top as the case may be. I’ve always had their calzone, and they are first-rate. It’s not that I’m anti-greens, I just don’t know if I could get into salad and beer. And face it, the hook of this place is beer. It’s a virtual Beervana of delightful homemade brews. I’m sure by now anybody who goes to Broad Ripple knows about three wise men and I’m sure has already been. I think I’m just posting this to show off my pictures from my spiffy new Nikon camera. They may not be great photographs, they are original.
I can honestly say that mama’s Café is a delightful place. They cook up their own corned beef every night,and use it for corned beef sandwiches and Reuben sandwiches. They also make the greatest corned beef hash around. The place is sunny and as cute as a basket full of kittens. The staff is warm and friendly and the food is outstanding. We started off with a fried biscuit Appetizer, fried biscuits tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with apple butter. We continued with potato cakes, bacon, some of that aforementioned corned beef hash and one of the best Italian sausage sandwiches I’ve ever eaten! The sausage was rich in fennel and slightly spicy. It was smothered in a good marinara sauce and topped with sautéed peppers and onions. I think the best thing about the sandwich was the onions were nicely crisp and yet the peppers were slightly sautéed, so you could really taste the freshness of the pepper.I believe the operators name is Holly, but I’m not positive. I do know she makes a cherry pie that’s better than anything mom ever made. She even uses lard to make the crust, and everyone knows you can’t have good pastry without lard. I got some nice pictures of the place with my new Nikon, however I can’t locate a USB cable to download them to my computer. So for the foreseeable future all of my blogs will be picture less, but that is only a temporary setback.Should anyone from mama’s read this blog I want to thank you again for a delightful lunch and apologize for not getting all your names. That will be rectified in the future.. As a footnote I’ve been using a Dragon to write all my blogs so the writing may not flow as it did before, but Dragon is able to learn, and so am I; I think.Oh another post script, they have fried spam on the menu, what more can you say.Surprise surprise the picture problem has been taken care of;obviouely.