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Title: Momma has come
Post by: TheTed on March 28, 2008, 09:56:51 pm
There's a big banner on the front of what will become a new pizza joint in the Blue Dome District, on Elgin between 1st and 2nd (between El Guapo's and Dirty's).

I look forward to some late night dining, something the Blue Dome has lacked.

From the website it looks like it'll be an awesome place. They'll have delivery, old school arcade games, beer and wine, a massive TV and live entertainment.

http://www.mommaiscoming.com/


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on March 28, 2008, 10:13:11 pm
Joe Momma's is good pizza.

I wonder if they are closing their 61st street location or just opening another?


Title: Momma has come
Post by: dsjeffries on March 29, 2008, 04:13:51 am
Saw the sign about a month ago and forgot to post about it!  From the details on the website, it sounds pretty Kick-A.

And you know what usually follows pizza places? Bowling alleys [;)]


Title: Momma has come
Post by: TheArtist on March 29, 2008, 08:22:19 am
Kewl, sounds great. So does the bowling alley idea of course lol.



Title: Momma has come
Post by: safetyguy on March 29, 2008, 07:55:43 pm
When I first saw the title of this thread this is what I thought of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKQnZijIvt8

If you haven't seen the commercial, they play it everyday during Jeopardy. Once the song is in your head, it's hard to get out!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: bmuscotty on March 30, 2008, 05:35:22 pm
Joe Mammas has been a Tulsa Talons sponsor for a couple of years now. Had to laugh at the game last night at the new contest they are doing. People who sign up from the crowd have to come up with the best "Yo Mama"...type joke.. Yo Mama is so (fat, ugly, etc..) she (insert joke here). I forgot what they win. A gift certificate I think.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on March 31, 2008, 08:17:45 am
Awesome.

That district is REALLY turning into something special. I've been to Beale Street and some of the other famous districts, and really they aren't THAT special.  The BlueDome nearly  has as many bars, is adding restaurants, and hopefully will have some affordable hotels nearby soon.  Add some atmosphere and events nearby and it should really take off.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: tulsa_fan on March 31, 2008, 09:44:49 am
I doubt they are closing their 61st location.  The original plan was to put it next to McNellies, but there were permitting, construction, whatever problems, then the 61st option came open. I saw the sign last weekend and was glad they are following through with the downtown plan.  Even though we are in Sand Springs, we still go downtown for going out as often as we can find something to do down there, this will only help.  Weather is getting nice which will make El Gaupo's rooftop extra cool again!

Hope more and more come along.  We just came back from a weekend in OKCity watching the Rangers & White Sox play.  We stayed at the Skirvin (wonderful!).  We parked our car at the hotel and never drove it again until we left, walked to dinner, game, starbucks, hit a few clubs, walked back to hotel.  It was so nice.  I continue to hope to see more of that happening in our downtown!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on April 01, 2008, 10:08:22 am
What's up, guys! Thanks for your curiosity. I just got a call from the Tulsa World. The writer saw this thread and called to ask me some questions.

We're not closing our location on 61st Street. While the downtown restaurant will be much different (a little more upscale, bigger and better menu, bigger beer and wine selection), we're happy with the success we're having at 61st and 169.

We opened our first store at All-Star sports complex with the intent of learning how to run a restaurant and to develop our ideas for the downtown store that we always wanted. After a few years of making dumb mistakes and working out the kinks, we're ready for the next step!

Thanks so much for your interest! I look forward to seeing you all downtown soon!

Blake


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on April 01, 2008, 10:20:45 am
TulsaNow lunch at Momma's (when it's open)!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on April 01, 2008, 10:39:58 am
We're shooting for D Fest. Gotta be open by then. I see from the main page that TulsaNow is making deals. [:)]

How about TulsaNow purchase some equity in my new store? Then you can have lunch in your own restaurant....every day...


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Floyd on April 01, 2008, 11:36:48 am
quote:
Originally written by Urban Tulsa

All these [pizzas] would taste great after a ball game, before a ball game, or for that matter, just because.



http://archives.urbantulsa.com/article.asp?id=2776

I'm smelling synergy with a new downtown baseball stadium . . . well, that and delicious pie.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on April 01, 2008, 12:19:23 pm
Has any posted the address yet?


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Admin on April 01, 2008, 12:20:45 pm
quote:
Originally posted by JoeMommaBlake

We're shooting for D Fest. Gotta be open by then. I see from the main page that TulsaNow is making deals. [:)]

How about TulsaNow purchase some equity in my new store? Then you can have lunch in your own restaurant....every day...



How much Pizza does an Ad Banner buy us?

What is the Pizza to Pixel exchange rate?


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on April 01, 2008, 05:22:12 pm
We need a banner ad. The Spexton Jewelry one works like a charm. I spent a good ten minutes checking out their site earlier from the link here. Very cool jewelry.

The location is at 1st and Elgin, just south of El Guapo's.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on April 01, 2008, 05:30:45 pm
Buy one now before TulsaNow raises the price. These ads are easily worth ten times what they are charging. I bought two of them and locked in a six month price.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: perspicuity85 on April 03, 2008, 12:02:27 am
Ok, there is a pizza on their menu called "The Natalie Portman."  That made me laugh enough to want to try this place.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on April 04, 2008, 09:32:44 am
Yo guys! They did a story on us in the World. In case you're interested...

Linkity link...

http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article.aspx?subjectID=46&articleID=20080404_5_E1_TTWor65184

Thanks again for your support!

Blake


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on April 04, 2008, 09:37:19 am
Dang!  I saw that article and made a mental note to post it.  It got done about as well as everything else on my mental note list...

Glad you are getting some attention.  I trust you will do well!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: godboko71 on April 04, 2008, 01:50:36 pm
Going to derail this a bit sorry guys and gals in advance. Is this real brick oven pizza? Is it like it used to be at Joe Vigs think that was the name used to be where a Dr. Whatever eye car is on 31st and Harvard.

Anyway if it is I am extra excited, either way I have two places I need to take pictures for and get hour information for Tulsa Finds.



Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on April 04, 2008, 08:29:19 pm
Real brick oven. It's the same oven used by California Pizza Kitchen, Spago, and Wolfgang Puck's.

You won't be disappointed.

http://www.woodstone-corp.com/pdf/spec_wsms7rfgir_w.pdf

http://www.woodstone-corp.com/images/gallery/install_tile_forte_md.jpg

Thanks!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: godboko71 on April 05, 2008, 01:52:25 am
quote:
Originally posted by JoeMommaBlake

Real brick oven. It's the same oven used by California Pizza Kitchen, Spago, and Wolfgang Puck's.

You won't be disappointed.

http://www.woodstone-corp.com/pdf/spec_wsms7rfgir_w.pdf

http://www.woodstone-corp.com/images/gallery/install_tile_forte_md.jpg

Thanks!



Guess I know what I will be eating nest Thursday  !

Very cool, wonder why no one told me about this wonderful place.

Expect lots of business from me once your downtown location is open will be in walking distance.

Excited!!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Aa5drvr on April 06, 2008, 03:47:45 pm
Im thinking of the possibilities:
Pizza and Baseball
Room Service at the Midtown "Art" Theater.

Fun For The wHole Family!



Title: Momma has come
Post by: SoonerRiceGrad on April 06, 2008, 10:38:28 pm
Here's a photo I took of it
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g100/TheOkie/Tulsa/IMG_4721.jpg)

It's going to be really cool.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on April 07, 2008, 12:38:19 am
Curious about what the inside will be like?

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/1/6/1684619/FLOOR%20PLAN.pdf

This is close, though not exact. I hope you can make some sense of it. The area at the bottom is the front. We're taking out the windows in the front and replacing them with overhead doors that come up. The actual front door is about 12 ft in. So that whole area is outdoor seating. The round thing on the right is the oven. The kitchen is all open so you can see what's going on your pie. The bar is in the middle. There's a stage with a curtain a little further back. This is also where the big projector screen will be. The big space at the very back is a really big private room. Gonna be fun.

Enjoy dreaming about sitting on our open dining area in the front, eating a delicious brick oven pizza, and watching Paul Tay ride his bike down Elgin...



Title: Momma has come
Post by: Kashmir on April 07, 2008, 12:21:04 pm
Is this the place that serves STL style thin crust with provel?  Everytime we go to Springfield we buy a huge block of it from IMO's.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on April 07, 2008, 07:39:09 pm
Yep. Delicious, stick to your tongue Provel....

I can sell you the cheese without a trip to MO.

Find me and I'll hook you up.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Kashmir on April 07, 2008, 08:06:32 pm
What a great guy![:D]


Title: Momma has come
Post by: wordherder on October 07, 2008, 02:25:23 pm
Sooooo, this is just about ready to open, right?

I can't wait.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on October 07, 2008, 02:33:19 pm
I hear oct 15th is the big day.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on October 07, 2008, 03:32:26 pm
Let us know when you are settled in enough to handle a Tulsa Now lunch (usually a whole 5-10 people).


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on October 07, 2008, 07:35:13 pm
I like that white cheese pizza that you make at your other location. What all is in that one?

I want the first one out of the oven in the new location. I'll pay in advance.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Kashmir on October 08, 2008, 08:29:40 am
RM, that white cheese is the food of the gods.  That is Provel cheese, right outta St. Louis, VERY difficult to find if you are NOT in St. Louis.  Also known as "Italian Velveeta", this search has taken me to 2 states in quest for it's smokey flavor and melty properties. I lately have had to sate myself with balls of Lovera's Caciocavallo.

However, this is a special appreciation you have, one that others may scoff at, calling St. Louis pizza "Crap on a cracker" and other horrible things. [B)] Stay strong, and be confident that your cheese has stood the test of time and long after others are gone, Provel will still be melting.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: carltonplace on October 08, 2008, 09:48:35 am
Open, open

(http://riverviewtulsa.org/images/cart.jpg)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Michael71 on October 08, 2008, 10:25:31 am
quote:
Originally posted by dsjeffries

Saw the sign about a month ago and forgot to post about it!  From the details on the website, it sounds pretty Kick-A.

And you know what usually follows pizza places? Bowling alleys [;)]



RedPin Bowling (http://"http://www.bowlredpin.com/") is a REALLY COOL bowling alley that our company just installed a system in around Nov. of last year.  It's located in BrickTown in OKC.  It's kind of a yuppy bowling alley feel.  Food is good, full bar, & cool music.

Would go great in our downtown!!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on October 10, 2008, 04:17:45 pm
Hey all -

Thanks again for your interest!

We're getting really close. I'd say we'll be done with construction next week and will be training and getting ready to open around the end of the month.

Keep your fingers crossed for us that the final round of permits goes well!

We'll see you soon. Trust me that I'm as ready as you are to get open.

In the meantime, my managers have discovered the White Rabbit. Look it up and check it out. It's a sandwich type place in the Brady District.

Hugs,
Blake


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on October 10, 2008, 04:42:18 pm
I am tiring of waiting, PizzaBoy.

Give us a hint of your menu. Tell me about one of your specialty pizzas on your website...the one called "The Best Pizza in the World".

On your website, you say, "trust me, this pizza is freaking good".

Can I trust you? Is it really the best in the whole world?





Title: Momma has come
Post by: Steve on October 10, 2008, 04:55:53 pm
I remember the time back in the 1960's when I was a kid that pizza was a rare unusual special treat in the days of Ken's original "Pizza Parlor" or even Shotgun Sams, but today to me, pizza is as common as McDonalds or Sonic, regardless of the source.  Today when I desire pizza, I just pull a Red Baron or DiGornio out of the freezer and have fresh hot pizza at half the cost or less of eating out.  To me, pizza is just fast food, much more economical to prepare at home.  And you can always "doctor" a frozen pizza to your liking, way cheaper than delivery or eating out.

Eating out is highly overrated.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Miss Solemnis on October 10, 2008, 05:42:08 pm
Steve, trust me when I say a frozen pizza is no comparison to a fresh pizza hot from a hearth oven.  But to each his own.  If you want to compare, I'll buy you a Joe Momma's of your choice when Blake gets the downtown location open.  :)

RM, he's not lying when he says that pizza is "freaking good."  As a rule, that topping combo wouldn't attract me, but Blake had his guys make one when he and I were in a meeting one day and it was fantastic!

Can't wait until he's open.  Both the food and the atmosphere are going to be outstanding!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Townsend on October 13, 2008, 10:27:36 am
Steve,

That is subjective.  I enjoy eating out very much and I'm a good cook.  I've doctored my frozens and made fresh pizza.  I've not beaten good pizza shops.

If I owned a brick oven...maybe.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Hoss on October 13, 2008, 11:33:17 am
quote:
Originally posted by Steve

I remember the time back in the 1960's when I was a kid that pizza was a rare unusual special treat in the days of Ken's original "Pizza Parlor" or even Shotgun Sams, but today to me, pizza is as common as McDonalds or Sonic, regardless of the source.  Today when I desire pizza, I just pull a Red Baron or DiGornio out of the freezer and have fresh hot pizza at half the cost or less of eating out.  To me, pizza is just fast food, much more economical to prepare at home.  And you can always "doctor" a frozen pizza to your liking, way cheaper than delivery or eating out.

Eating out is highly overrated.



What was the name of the pizza place on Admiral just west of Mingo that is now the Vegas Club?  I remember pretty vividly that being a pizza place, but maybe I'm wrong...


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on October 13, 2008, 11:48:57 am
quote:
Originally posted by Steve
Eating out is highly overrated.



I disagree. I love being waited on.

I think three or four of my next wives will be waitresses.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: godboko71 on October 13, 2008, 02:58:31 pm
Look forward to you being open, let me know when a good time will be for me to come take some pictures so I can get you on TulsaFinds. Also you have any exterior pictures of your other location? (Off topic but wanted to ask and being to lazy to write a PM.)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on October 14, 2008, 11:59:47 pm
We're down at the new location all day every day. Any of you should feel free to stop by and check the place out. We don't seem to get tired of giving tours.

If you're lucky, we may even have some beer in the cooler.

See ya soon!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on October 15, 2008, 06:35:52 am
If you plug in the Simpsons pinball machine, you might start making income...


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on October 15, 2008, 07:42:35 am
quote:
Joe Momma's will have a good-looking staff of pleasant and friendly people. You thought it was impossible to be both friendly and good looking? It isn't. Come in and let us prove it.


Ahh, no wonder it is taking so long.  [;)]


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on October 15, 2008, 12:03:18 pm
That's funny...and accurate?

Grizz,

Simpsons is plugged in right now...and it's awesome.

See ya soon.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: grahambino on October 15, 2008, 12:50:15 pm
You had me at Simpsons pinball.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: jne on October 15, 2008, 01:01:55 pm
quote:
Originally posted by JoeMommaBlake

That's funny...and accurate?

Grizz,

Simpsons is plugged in right now...and it's awesome.

See ya soon.



Is this it?


http://www.sternpinball.com/simpsons.shtml

[drool]


Title: Momma has come
Post by: MichaelBates on October 15, 2008, 01:07:58 pm
quote:
Originally posted by Hoss

quote:
Originally posted by Steve

I remember the time back in the 1960's when I was a kid that pizza was a rare unusual special treat in the days of Ken's original "Pizza Parlor" or even Shotgun Sams, but today to me, pizza is as common as McDonalds or Sonic, regardless of the source.  Today when I desire pizza, I just pull a Red Baron or DiGornio out of the freezer and have fresh hot pizza at half the cost or less of eating out.  To me, pizza is just fast food, much more economical to prepare at home.  And you can always "doctor" a frozen pizza to your liking, way cheaper than delivery or eating out.

Eating out is highly overrated.



What was the name of the pizza place on Admiral just west of Mingo that is now the Vegas Club?  I remember pretty vividly that being a pizza place, but maybe I'm wrong...



I'm pretty sure it was a Shakey's.

The diner at 18th and Sheridan used to be Shotgun Sam's.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on October 15, 2008, 01:15:00 pm
I'll go ahead and tell you now... Yes, that's a pocketful of quarters, I'm not THAT happy to see you.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: JoeMommaBlake on October 19, 2008, 09:22:17 am
I think the pinball machine you linked to is a later release of called Simpson's pinball party.

The one we have is from the 90's and has Homer's radioactive towers at the back end of the game board. It looks like this one.

http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/pins/simpsons/simpsons_pinball.htm

We also have Dr. Who, Flash Gordon, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Thanks for the clarification on the quarters, grizz.

You can come by and play them any time. They are fired up now...in fact, I'm going to go play a game or two.

Coming along nicely. We'll be open really soon.



Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on October 19, 2008, 01:35:22 pm
I'll be by this week.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on October 31, 2008, 12:54:53 pm
Well I got the simpson's machine hung already and Dr Who took a few dollars off me in a ridiculously short period of time, but I'll definitely be back...

On or after November 12th.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/2989928850_5358d18b50.jpg?v=1225478596)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2989075251_83c4b074d7.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2989929688_df277548b2.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/2989075905_478f0668d3.jpg?v=1225478591)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2989930362_736d426f91.jpg?v=1225478587)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/2989930750_79e6af1711.jpg?v=1225478577)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: AngieB on October 31, 2008, 12:56:38 pm
Are they going to have live music?


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on October 31, 2008, 01:11:26 pm
quote:
Originally posted by TulsaMINI

Are they going to have live music?



Yes, the stage is picture #3. They will have a house band on Monday Nights (after football of course) 50c wings on football nights as well. They will also be having American Idol Bingo and other regular events.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on October 31, 2008, 02:02:43 pm
Will there be a VIP room?



Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 01, 2008, 10:07:39 am
quote:
Originally posted by RecycleMichael

Will there be a VIP room?





There is a room that looks very much like a Champagne Room, complete with red velvet couch. Blake swears it's an office but we'll see.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: AVERAGE JOE on November 04, 2008, 01:00:55 pm
Neon sign above the door going up today! [:)]


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Townsend on November 04, 2008, 02:35:18 pm
Now let's get those ovens heated and those taps flowing.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: EricP on November 05, 2008, 08:29:30 am
The sign looks awesome outside... looks inviting! :) I can't wait to come have a bite!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: tulsacyclist on November 05, 2008, 09:21:58 am
I might walk over and check it out today. I might have to grab a game or two of pinball too.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 05, 2008, 09:33:11 am
The hell with pinball.

I want a damn pie.

Please tell me you are close to opening so I can buy one of those white cheese pizzas.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 05, 2008, 10:08:03 am
quote:
Originally posted by RecycleMichael

The hell with pinball.

I want a damn pie.

Please tell me you are close to opening so I can buy one of those white cheese pizzas.



T-Minus 7 days (ish)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: EricP on November 06, 2008, 08:36:44 am
Thought I would snap a few pics of the area and the new sign (albeit from bad angles) on my way to work this morning... here you go! I also found a creepy cutout guy guarding one of the abandoned warehouses next door.

(http://zenblue.net/Joe%20Momma/img085_sm.jpg)

(http://zenblue.net/Joe%20Momma/img086_sm.jpg)

(http://zenblue.net/Joe%20Momma/img087_sm.jpg)

(http://zenblue.net/Joe%20Momma/img088_sm.jpg)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: SXSW on November 06, 2008, 11:46:38 am
I'm hoping that stretch of Elgin right there will be a new center for activity for the Blue Dome district and the area around the future ballpark.  Elgin is the link between OSU, the ballpark, and Blue Dome so there is potential.  Looking forward to trying the pizza sometime.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: EricP on November 06, 2008, 01:11:15 pm
quote:
Originally posted by SXSW

I'm hoping that stretch of Elgin right there will be a new center for activity for the Blue Dome district and the area around the future ballpark.  Elgin is the link between OSU, the ballpark, and Blue Dome so there is potential.  Looking forward to trying the pizza sometime.



It sure looks like it has potential, doesn't it? The whole block seems to be coming to life..


Title: Momma has come
Post by: dsjeffries on November 06, 2008, 01:21:50 pm
Looking at those pictures only reminds me of how bad above-ground utilities make our city look... Like post-war Berlin.

But the sign is very cool, indeed!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: EricP on November 06, 2008, 02:08:20 pm
quote:
Originally posted by dsjeffries

Looking at those pictures only reminds me of how bad above-ground utilities make our city look... Like post-war Berlin.

But the sign is very cool, indeed!



For some reason having the electric wires everywhere gives the blue dome some character in my mind. Seems kind of old school.. maybe because it is :)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 06, 2008, 02:26:01 pm
The more I see it the more I think Joe Momma's needs to paint the front wall to seperate them from the various workshops next door.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on November 06, 2008, 03:21:45 pm
+1 on keeping the brick.  Painted brick is a pet peeve of mine - the point of brick is to look good and be maintenance free.  Painting it removes the aesthetic appeal while creating a new maintenance problem.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: kylieosu on November 06, 2008, 03:43:03 pm
Can't wait for this to open! :)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: USRufnex on November 06, 2008, 06:29:56 pm
mkay.....

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2989930362_736d426f91.jpg?v%201225478587)

A 25th anniversary replay of Soccer Bowl 1983 --  Tulsa Roughnecks vs Toronto Blizzard on that big screen would be suuuuper schweeeeeeeeet!  And I might know someone who has a DVD of the original broadcast.... [;)]


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 07, 2008, 09:15:44 am
quote:
Originally posted by inteller

quote:
Originally posted by sgrizzle

The more I see it the more I think Joe Momma's needs to paint the front wall to seperate them from the various workshops next door.



no I wouldn't.  The one thing my vendors from out west LOVE to see is all of our brick.  I guess because they don't have any/it is expensive.  keep it natural.



I believe it's already painted, just painted red.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: MichaelBates on November 07, 2008, 10:11:20 am
quote:
Originally posted by SXSW

I'm hoping that stretch of Elgin right there will be a new center for activity for the Blue Dome district and the area around the future ballpark.  Elgin is the link between OSU, the ballpark, and Blue Dome so there is potential.  Looking forward to trying the pizza sometime.



With some careful development on surface parking lots, Elgin could be the new Main Street (http://"http://www.batesline.com/archives/2003/07/envisioning-elg.html").


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on November 07, 2008, 11:02:57 am
In reference the above pinball discussion, the last pinball manufacturer has declared bankruptcy and may close its doors.  
- - -



Title: Momma has come
Post by: AVERAGE JOE on November 07, 2008, 01:35:10 pm
quote:
Originally posted by MichaelBates

quote:
Originally posted by SXSW

I'm hoping that stretch of Elgin right there will be a new center for activity for the Blue Dome district and the area around the future ballpark.  Elgin is the link between OSU, the ballpark, and Blue Dome so there is potential.  Looking forward to trying the pizza sometime.



With some careful development on surface parking lots, Elgin could be the new Main Street (http://"http://www.batesline.com/archives/2003/07/envisioning-elg.html").


Agreed. One of the primary reasons that Elgin and the Blue Dome area is doing well is that the stock of smaller one and two-story buildings lend themselves perfectly to these types of uses. Small entrepreneurs can make a go of their start-ups without getting lost in the lobby of an office tower.

The shame is that it's exactly these one- and two-story buildings that have been lost throughout much of downtown. Even where there are still buildings in the core, the small little surface lots sprinkled throughout were almost all small buildings that housed restaurants and retail. They're gone now, so the cool little businesses have no choice BUT to go to the Blue Dome, Brady or 3rd & Kenosha area. There's nowhere else for them to go in the core.

Want an exception that proves the rule? Elote. Cool little place run by a 27-year-old entrepreneur. Where did she open? The Day Building a two-story building (designed by Bruce Goff). It's one of the few small buildings left in the core.

Viva Elgin!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: wordherder on November 07, 2008, 03:09:29 pm
quote:
Originally posted by cannon_fodder

In reference the above pinball discussion, the last pinball manufacturer has declared bankruptcy and may close its doors.  
- - -



Really?  Sigh... I miss seeing pinball games around.  Hell, I miss being able to wander into a gas station or grocery store and find several cool arcade games.  Nowadays all you can find are the same bore-donkey golf games at sports bars.  

At any rate, while video games live on at home, when pinball vanishes it's gone for good.  One more reason I'm REALLY looking forward to this joint opening up.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 10, 2008, 10:29:46 am
quote:
Originally posted by AVERAGE JOE


Want an exception that proves the rule? Elote. Cool little place run by a 27-year-old entrepreneur. Where did she open? The Day Building a two-story building (designed by Bruce Goff). It's one of the few small buildings left in the core.

Viva Elgin!



FYI: Elote's new paint job:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/3019649046_41438b9cfa_b.jpg)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: ARGUS on November 11, 2008, 09:30:02 am
I wish Momma would come already! (because it seems this thred has been here for EVER!)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on November 11, 2008, 09:44:36 am
Heh, I made some comment to the proprietor as I walked by a couple weeks ago. To paraphrase "I wish you were open, I have to walk past and eat Mexican food!"  And we did.  Pizza would have been better.

He is clearly losing patience, I'm sure the start-up period is the most painful as money is going out...


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 11, 2008, 09:59:11 am
quote:
Originally posted by ARGUS

I wish Momma would come already! (because it seems this thred has been here for EVER!)



Less than a week to go.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: brianh on November 11, 2008, 01:25:09 pm
The place almost looked open last night.  I saw a bunch of people working in there on the way home.  Looks like a nice place for lunch too.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 11, 2008, 01:59:27 pm
He is going to have Wi-Fi and during March Madness have "hookie contests" with prizes for people who are at Joe Momma's instead of in the office.


Mmm.. telecommuting...


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 11, 2008, 03:03:08 pm
I am tired of waiting.

I am telling his Momma...


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 11, 2008, 08:56:50 pm
Maybe we should start a line of "Joe Momma" jokes...

Joe Momma's so stupid, it took 2 hours to watch 60 minutes.



Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 12, 2008, 12:01:47 am
Joe Momma's so slow she can't even catch her own breath.



Title: Momma has come
Post by: nathanm on November 12, 2008, 12:47:06 am
quote:
Originally posted by sgrizzle

took 2 hours to watch 60 minutes.


It's called TiVo and a wife who won't shut up.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: bmuscotty on November 13, 2008, 06:21:38 pm
quote:
Maybe we should start a line of "Joe Momma" jokes...


They did a contest like that at the Tulsa Talons games...


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 13, 2008, 08:17:12 pm
I want to be the first in line to get one of the Joe Momma's white cheese pizzas. I think it is called the "Betty White" pizza.



Title: Momma has come
Post by: Bravos47 on November 14, 2008, 09:37:00 am
Any chance of the place opening up this weekend?


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 14, 2008, 10:28:03 pm
No, the final health inspection occurs Monday, so they will be officially open on Tuesday.

I weaseled my way in to eat as part of a training session (or two) today. Food is excellent and I enjoyed that his new delivery boy is none other than Paul Tay. He is working as a server now until they start deliveries.

If you like spicy, order the Judgement Day.

Prices seem reasonable too. Two people can eat for $20 (plus tip)


Title: Momma has come
Post by: TheArtist on November 15, 2008, 10:42:17 am
Yes, I really liked their pizzas. I will definitely be back. The T-Rex was good.



Title: Momma has come
Post by: carltonplace on November 17, 2008, 10:09:13 am
I went to JM on Saturday night: the food was great and the staff very friendly. Bonus Paul Tay sighting.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Townsend on November 17, 2008, 10:15:00 am
quote:
Originally posted by carltonplace

I went to JM on Saturday night: the food was great and the staff very friendly. Bonus Paul Tay sighting.



+1

Mika was great and the attention we recieved from the staff was outstanding.

The Greek pizza is very good.

How far is the delivery radius?  Tay in his santa suit on his bike doesn't sound very fast or far reaching.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 17, 2008, 10:25:46 am
I would assume Taylivery is for the downtown area only.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: carltonplace on November 17, 2008, 01:40:10 pm
At least this keeps him off of the highways.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: mrburns918 on November 20, 2008, 11:52:18 am
I was excited to visit Joe Momma's yesterday with my daughter. Unfortunately we showed up at 4:00 p.m. and they didn't open until 5:00 p.m. I was bummmmmmmed. I tried to talk my eight year old daughter into burger night at McNellie's (yummy!) but she was insistent we eat at El Guapo. I reluctanly agreed. It was a beautiful day for the patio. That's about the only positive experience I had there. When the food came (cold) I waited for the server to bring silverware. She never did. I finally had to do it myself. The last six visits at El Guapo I have had to retrieve my own silverware! Seriously. I guess I could look at it as a positive that the service is consistent.

I just don't get it. McNellie's is wonderful across the board. One of my favorites. El Guapo is just a disaster across the board. My tolerance not to mention giving 20 something chances to get it right have run out.

Sorry to rant about another restaurant and take away from the excitement of Joe Momma's opening. I will try again tonight.

Mr. Burns


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on November 20, 2008, 12:15:42 pm
If you haven't seen the new super cool webpage, check it out:
http://www.joemommas.com/

Several things to fix (look at the hours, open from 11am to 12pm M-F, that's a limited time frame!  Also the weekend time is not designated as such) and it isn't filled in yet... but nice page anyway.  I love the background.

We need a Joe Mamma lunch sometime.

Rm, Artist, Conan... one of you organizer types start a thread!


Title: Momma has come
Post by: mrburns918 on November 20, 2008, 12:40:26 pm
quote:
Originally posted by cannon_fodder

If you haven't seen the new super cool webpage, check it out:
http://www.joemommas.com/

Several things to fix (look at the hours, open from 11am to 12pm M-F, that's a limited time frame!  Also the weekend time is not designated as such) and it isn't filled in yet... but nice page anyway.  I love the background.

We need a Joe Mamma lunch sometime.

Rm, Artist, Conan... one of you organizer types start a thread!



Wow! That is a great website. Thanks.

Mr. Burns


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on November 20, 2008, 02:21:36 pm
I just ate there for my third time *burp*

Pre-thanksgiving lunch meet?


Title: Momma has come
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 20, 2008, 02:44:27 pm
I had a slice there today as well...

I could go again on Monday...will that day work for others?


Title: Momma has come
Post by: carltonplace on November 20, 2008, 04:02:19 pm
I can join


Title: Momma has come
Post by: cannon_fodder on November 20, 2008, 04:14:26 pm
"Official" Thread:
http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=19


Title: Momma has come
Post by: dsjeffries on November 20, 2008, 07:51:09 pm
Ate there tonight... We ordered the mushrooms (fantastic), Golden Driller (wonderful) and the bread pudding (just ok).

Overall, a great experience with a waiter who was just a little too eager...


Title: Momma has come
Post by: Nik on December 01, 2008, 01:12:03 pm
Went by for lunch last week. I was disappointed when I was told they didnt have a lot of the specialty pizzas available by the slice yet. So the wife and I had plain ole sausage and pepperoni due to both of our limited palettes (on opposite extremes). Also, I recall at the south Tulsa location there were pizza-like sandwiches. I got one and it was amazing. I was bummed to not see it on the menu downtown. On the plus side, the pizza we did have was very, very good. Next time my work wants to order from Hideaway, I will definitely throw Joe Momma's name out instead. I will definitely go back when they've got some of the wrinkles ironed out.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: ARGUS on December 06, 2008, 11:38:33 am
Ok I pulled a couple of buddies in there last night...9:45ish. Ordered a round of beers (no strong ones yet)3 guys 2 appetites; we ordered a T-Rex and a California something w/ chicken.
The server tried way too hard and was bordering on annoying (thanks for the effort...were just a couple of good ole boys out for some grub and brewskies...let us tell our stories and drink and eat). The server did ask our opiinions on the food and build out of the space which I credit him for. The pizzas came and we really liked them despite being smaller than we ordered.....here come the server and says "hey guys guess what........those 2 pizzas are smaller than you ordered I have another in oven  right now to make up the diff" OK we were just wondering why they were smallish.
We snarfed 'em down and took 3 pcs home in a box.
My usually no comment dining partners did exclaim: "damn good frikin pizza".
I also am now waiting on the spcialty pizzas like a craker crust which the server said they will get online when the wrinkles are ironed out.
They are open till 3AM! Go boys! Get some foosball tables if you dont already(I didnt walk the whole place.
JoeMomma I am going to PM you on some buildout things I would like to comment on. (Iam from a commercial construction background).
Food:for pizza 5* out of 5!
service:3* out of 5 (servers: relax but get drinks on table faster and dont talk/hover as much; it's cool just r e l a x and smile...all of you; you guys were walking around like aflicted Emo's what up w/ that?just smile damnit!)
atmoshere: 3* it was near 10pm not many folks in there; it will improve in time.
We were actually headed to BoneFish Grill that night...ended up downtown..walked into Tsunami sat at bar...bartender walked off said she would be back there were 2 other bartenders there that didnt even fart in our direction....my buddies said we at least have to get a drink! NO! we dont...screw them if they dont want our cash (this is one of my favorite places too)I counted down from 9 and I said well boys were outa here. (Tsunami: put down the damn bong and get your act together dumbasses!)Out in the cold to finf food and drink...McNellies here we come...."oh hey let's try this new pizza joint I have been reading about on TulsaNow!" and there you have it.We polished up at Cellar Dweller.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: sgrizzle on December 06, 2008, 07:39:04 pm
I am okay with only having limited pizzas by the slice but I wish they would have a calendar so you knew what you could get what days. I have been in enough the staff is starting to know me by name.

I ate there today (no surprise) and unfortunately left our leftover (half a pizza and some chicken strips) at the table.


Title: Momma has come
Post by: carltonplace on January 12, 2009, 11:16:56 am
JMBlake, thanks for conversation last night...really enjoyed the chat.

The Pizza was excellent as always and the bottle of Marshall's was the perfect accompaniment.


Title: Re: Momma has come
Post by: TulsaGoldenHurriCAN on October 03, 2017, 10:32:52 am
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Joe Momma's Pizza to return in new spot; Phoenix Cafe to have new concept

Joe Momma’s Pizza fans have something to celebrate. The restaurant, destroyed by fire in July 2015, is returning in a new location, and in separate but related news, Phoenix Café will be launching a new concept.

Joe Momma’s, formerly located at 112 S. Elgin Ave., will relocate to 308 E. First St.

“We are more than thrilled to bring Joe Momma’s back to Tulsa after a long and difficult hiatus,” Blake Ewing said Monday. “Our new address in the Jacob’s Lofts building around the corner from our old location is a large and restaurant-ready space, allowing for much-needed growing room.”

Joe Momma’s will take over space that formerly held S&J Oyster Co.

“We’re also excited to refresh the Phoenix concept, bringing brick-oven pizza and an expanded menu featuring healthy café options to the Pearl District,” Ewing said.

Phoenix Café is located at 1302 E. Sixth St.

Joe Momma’s Pizza and White Flag, both formerly operated under the ownership of Ewing, were sold last year to Healthy & Tasty Brands Corp., headed by CEO Keith Wilkerson. Wilkerson recently said White Flag is transitioning to a new concept.

Ewing said Healthy & Tasty Brands has sold its interest in Joe Momma’s to a new ownership group that also will operate Phoenix Cafe. Ewing said he is a minority partner.

“The new ownership group has not hired management, and I will not operate the business in my previous capacity,” said Ewing, who is also a Tulsa city councilor.


http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scene/restaurants/joe-momma-s-pizza-to-return-in-new-spot-phoenix/article_dc0f8c1b-63b4-5e36-b70d-f7612209a183.html (http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scene/restaurants/joe-momma-s-pizza-to-return-in-new-spot-phoenix/article_dc0f8c1b-63b4-5e36-b70d-f7612209a183.html)