Restaurant news: Hey Mambo adds new pizza, ravioli dish to menu
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Restaurant Critic
Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/13/12 at 7:13 AM
The Hey Mambo menu has seen some new additions since the Brady Arts District restaurant opened two years ago, and each dish comes with its own story.
For instance, That Carpenter Pie ($20).
"A carpenter who has his place near here always special orders a pizza with pepper bacon, roasted garlic and caramelized onions, so he got the naming rights when we put it on the menu," owner Scott Moore said.
Moore was referring to Eric Fransen, a talented furniture-maker and the banjo player in the bluegrass group Klondike 5 String Band.
A new entree is the Ravioli All'Arrabbiata ($16), which features cheese-filled raviolis, spicy pomodoro sauce, red onions, mushrooms and house-made cotechino sausage.
"That was a dish I was making only for myself," Moore said. "I put it on as a special and people liked it, so it eventually made the menu."
Among other new entrees are the Asiago tortellini ($16) and chicken Marsala ($17), and new pizzas include The Diablo ($22) and pesto pollo pie ($23).
"We use a rich Marsala-pomodoro sauce, which is our take on the traditional Marsala sauce," Moore said. "The Diablo is a great pizza, sweet and hot at the same time."
Moore said the construction in the Brady Arts District over the past 18 months has presented some challenges for Hey Mambo.
"People would look down our street and see nothing but forklifts and cement trucks and say 'I don't want to go there,' " Moore said. "Personally for us, our water pipes broke three times, but they were quick to fix it each time.
"It still has been a surprisingly good year, and we should have our street back in a few weeks. With the new park and museums and Hardesty Arts Center and all that's going on, it's an exciting time for us."
Jason Crist, who has worked at Hey Mambo since the beginning, has been executive chef for about a year.
Hey Mambo is open for lunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, dinner 4 p.m.-late Monday-Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Moore said he plans to add a weekend brunch in the spring.
Stutts plans free Christmas dinners for homebound
Almead Stutts of Stutts House of Bar-B-Que, 2021 E. Apache St., again is planning to take traditional turkey-and-dressing dinners free to homebound people in need of a Christmas dinner.
"I have family coming in from five different states to help deliver the dinners all day Christmas," Stutts said.
To get on the dinner list, call Stutts at the restaurant at 918-428-2355.
"It makes you feel good to put a smile on someone's face on Christmas Day," Stutts said.
She said Stutts House of Bar-B-Que also will be open for business Christmas Day.
La Madeleine offers sweet treats through Jan. 1
La Madeleine Country French Cafe, 1523 E. 15th St., is offering a lineup of holiday desserts and bakery items through Jan. 1.
Holiday mini desserts - Petite treats include peppermint mocha parfait, chocolate-dipped macaroons and gingerbread cream brulee. $1.79 each.
Buche de Noel - Traditional rolled, moist white cake layered with chocolate mousse, iced with chocolate ganache and festively decorated. $26 whole cake, also available by the slice.
Strawberry Grand Marnier cake - Strawberry- and Grand Marnier-flavored cake encased in toasted almonds and topped with sweet glazed strawberries and whipped cream. $29.99 whole cake, also available by the slice.
Linzer cookies - Heart-shaped shortbread cookies filled with raspberry preserves and sprinkled with pearl sugar, available through Mother's Day. Packages $2.49 to $19.99.
Gingerbread fig muffin - Seasoned gingerbread muffin with a sweet hint of fig. $2.09 each.
La Madeleine also has a number of special holiday offers. Go to tulsaworld.com/lamadeleine for details.
Three Saints to host benefit dinner at Sonoma
Donetta Wallace of California's Three Saints Vineyard will host a "Christmas Family Edition" wine dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar.
A total of $5 from each dinner will go to the needs of a family Sonoma Bistro has adopted from Family & Children's Services.
Dishes will include sweet potato soup with rosemary whipped cream, chicken liver pate, beef short ribs with turnip mashed potatoes, and chocolate-cherry ice cream.
Three Saints wines will include its chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon.
Cost is $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-747-9463.
Baker St. Pub & Grill adds artisan cheese board
Baker St. Pub & Grill, 6620 S. Memorial Drive, has added an artisan cheese board featuring Wisconsin cheeses to its menu.
The board includes five cheeses - Blue Afinee, Mezzaluna Fontina, Vintage Van Gogh, four-year Sharp Cheddar and Grand Cru Gruyere - accompanied by fresh fruit, candied pecans and crackers.
The cheese boards cost $12.99.
Top That! Pizza introduces new menu items
Area Top That! Pizza locations have added a new "Signature Eats" category to the menu.
The offerings include four oven-baked entrees that may be paired with a salad, ordered with a personal pizza or stand on their own.
The new dishes include:
Meatball marinara bake - Four savory meatballs ladled with a customer's choice of sauce (Bold Italian, Sweet Roma or Angry Red) and topped with mozzarella cheese.
Meatball alfredo bake - Four meatballs ladled with customer's choice of sauce (regular or Angry Alfredo) and topped with mozzarella and Parmesan.
Chicken Parmesan bake - Four lightly breaded, boneless chicken bites ladled with customer's choice of sauce (Bold Italian, Sweet Roma or Angry Red) and topped with mozzarella and Parmesan.
Chicken alfredo bake - Lightly breaded, boneless chicken bites ladled with customer's choice of sauce (regular or Angry Alfredo) and topped with mozzarella and Parmesan.
Top That! Pizzas are located at 8393 S. Memorial Drive, 5347 E. 41st St., 7466 S. Olympia Ave. and 2435 W. Kenosha St. (Broken Arrow).
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Ravioli All'Arrabbiata at Hey Mambo features cheese ravioli, spicy pomodoro sauce, red onions, mushrooms and cotechino sausage. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World
Meatball marinara bake with a choice of red sauce is a new item at Top That! Pizza restaurants. It's also available with alfredo sauce. Courtesy