Mama B’s Kitchen
Address: 512 W Byers Ave, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Date / Time Visited: 5:30PM on 26 January 2016
Genre: Family / Home / American Diner
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Here are some of our thoughts (please listen to the podcast for a complete description):
Ambiance / description of place / music / Wi-Fi
Chris – Five tables available. Felt like a new restaurant. Wi-Fi signal available (not tested). Chrome elephant by our table was a good sign. Also saw high chairs for children.
Margaret – Small house at one time. Kitchen counter with several stools. Still looked like it had Christmas decorations. Music was “on demand” (CDs).
Greeting / reception
Chris – Very friendly – everyone says hello
Margaret – Felt like “Cheers” – very friendly
Chris – It may be a dollar or two higher per item than other areas (but still not bad at all)
Margaret – A little bit high for the genre (the rate of exchange is not good right now)
Chris – One-page menu – I preferred it (not overwhelmed by choice) and all home-cooked meal selections
Margaret – Agree
Smell / look / taste of Garden Salad
Chris – Had this instead of fries. Loved the option of having balsamic vinaigrette as the dressing. A different selection of tomato presentation.
Margaret – Ranch dressing tasted like it had buttermilk.
Smell / look / taste of Meat Loaf / Green Beans / Smashed Potatoes (and Hot Chocolate)
Chris – I liked it – the meatloaf tasted very “light.” Smashed potatoes were tasty as well.
Margaret – Meatloaf was moist, didn’t hold together, and had a different taste (due to buttermilk). Also found little bone pieces – was worried that it was my teeth! Potatoes were “smashed” not “mashed”. The mild gravy did not have a strong taste. Green beans were nice. Hot chocolate was nice since it was really cold outside.
Smell / look / taste of Sloppy Joes
Chris – Not very sloppy (more like slightly unkempt) on top of a really tasty bun. The meat was tasty and VERY spicy – tasted a lot like green chili. A much drier texture than the standard Bolognese variety.
Margaret – Didn’t try – would have been too spicy for me.
Why we chose menu items
Chris – I haven’t had Sloppy Joes in a while
Margaret – That’s what appealed to us at the time.
Service / wait staff knowledge
Chris – Very eager to please. My root beer glass never had the chance to get empty. The lady at the counter is the one who mentioned the special.
Margaret – Good, very friendly, must have come back five times to see if we were ready.
Overall dining experience
Chris – Nice meal at a family restaurant. Really liked the family food aspect – it was like Mama B invited you herself.
Margaret – Pleasant atmosphere, the food was filling and good.
Would we go again
Chris – I think so – I also want to try the apple brine pork chops. Lots of stuff for kids, too!
Margaret – Probably.