The Real Story on Joe
Joseph Michael Mama was born into a first generation Italian-American immigrant family...way back when. He won't tell us the exact date because he's scared we'll throw him a party. Joe's kind of a grumpy guy. He's got plenty of other faults too, but we won't bore you with them. Actually, most things about Joe are pretty average except his weight, which is a little above average. To be perfectly honest with you, we only know of two things that Joe does really well. One is bowling, which we'll get back to later. The other is cooking the kind of food he grew up on - great big platters of authentic Home Style Italian-American Grub. Honestly, nobody cooks Italian like Joe Mama!
Joe learned everything he knows from his Mom and Nonna (That's Italian for Grandma). He says he can't remember a day growing up when those two weren't in the kitchen with a big pot of something good simmering on the stove. Their modest home was always filled with extended family and friends. There was always plenty of heated debate (yelling) and even more laughter. Most importantly, there was the food. We're talking huge platters of delicious Made-From-Scratch Italian Food. (Not to mention, endless jugs of Homemade Wine.) Joe always tells us, "we were pretty close to poor, but we ate like kings." And, that's why he always gives you an honest meal for the buck. You'll think Joe's crazy when you see the food.
Back to the bowling...Joe's a real champ. If you don't believe us, check out all the trophies. They're around here somewhere. Joe's the captain of his team, The Bombers. He never misses league night. (Although, sometimes we miss Joe the morning after league night.) The Bombers team slogan is, "We're a drinkin' team with a bowling problem." That pretty much sums it up for you. In the Army, Joe was a Mechanic Crew Sergeant on a B-47 Bomber (Hence, the name for his team.) When he got out, he took over this place with the help of one of those low interest VA loans. That was a long time ago and the place was old then.
Other than a couple of expansions over the years, not much about this joint has changed. Believe us, we know it's not much to look at. (Joe always says, "the food's good looking enough!") On the up side, there's no chance of really messing anything up. So relax, listen to some of Joe's tunes, have one of our Famous Tall Cocktails, and most importantly, eat a big platter of some real Home Style Grub. If you get some sauce on your shirt, don't worry... you'll blend right in.
Joe Mama's Devoted (but overworked) Crew