It is with great sadness that I announce that things will be changing at Mama Josephine's after this weekend. Antonio Ellis, owner of Five Aces Bar-B-Que will be assuming responsibility for the restaurant beginning Monday, and while I will still be around at times, I will no longer be part of the daily restaurant family (although I will still cook breakfast sometimes and help out on his food truck. I can't just quit cooking all together! LOL)And here is the statement from Five Aces BBQ:
The restaurant name will be changed to Five Aces Bar-B-Que and Southern Home Cooking, and in addition to my mom's favorite recipes, like chicken and dumplings, chicken fried steak, meatloaf, fried catfish, shrimp n grits, etc., he will be serving his excellent hickory smoked bbq. I hope that each of you will continue to visit, enjoying my mom's food and also Antonio's amazing ribs, rib tips, pork steak, burgers, links, and other smoky deliciousness. I have enjoyed meeting and visiting with each of you over the past six plus years and have made some wonderful friends. I will carry each of you in my heart, cherishing the memories of your visits and the conversations we've shared. I will still be involved in the neighborhood, of course, and will see many of you there. I would like to say a special thank you to my neighbors in Shaw, who have been so supportive and caring, and encourage you to stop by this Saturday for once last free piece of JoAnna's strawberry cake, my mom's favorite dessert, that we have served on my mom's birthday and our anniversary date since we opened in 2010. May your lives be filled with even more love than I have put into preparing my mom's recipes, and that's a LOT! Best Wishes, Mary
Mary at Mama Josephine's has decided to turn the reins of her restaurant over to Antonio of Five Aces Bar-B-Que. We at Five Ace's are very grateful for the opportunity to pick up where Mary left off with serving the Shaw Neighborhood. Everyone knows Mary is a Southern Spitfire that holds no punches. She has worked with us to ensure her recipes would remain the same. We will continue to offer Mama Josephine's Homestyle favorites as a perfect pairing with Antonio's unique style of barbecue.We are always hungry for tips and feedback. Email the author at [email protected]
We want to honor Mary for serving the community by making April 16th an annual Mama Josephine's day at Five Aces Bar-B-Que. Come by to wish Mary well tomorrow April 16th during our operating hours (9am-8pm). She genuinely loves the Shaw community so please stop by to show your appreciation. You will notice a name change on the building in the near future but the food will remain delicious. We appreciate the Shaw neighbors for welcoming us into the community. This location will now be named "Five Aces Bar-B-Que Homestyle Southern Cooking at Shaw".
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