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Fun food and upcoming events at Big Momma’s Coffee

I just stopped by Big Momma’s Coffee on Commercial Street to pick up a sandwich. If you like pesto, try the Jacquelin. It’s wonderful — the pesto sauce and focaccia combination are great! It’s even better hot off the panini grill.

While there, I also noticed a new triangular pastry in the case. Joe said it was a pecan spice scone he baked. It looked more like shortbread, and he hadn’t tried one yet, so he pulled one out and we sampled. Wow! I’m a shortbread fan, and this hits the spot. It tastes similar to a Pecan Sandie cookie only it has more of a nutmeg or pumpkin spice influence in its flavor. I told Joe they should pair them with a pumpkin spice latte, but apparently Monin only rolls out the pumpkin spice syrups seasonally.

Big Momma’s also has occasional theatrical entertainment in their back room which they call the Back Porch Theatre when a production is running. They have two new productions coming up.  First, on February 13 and 14, just in time for Valentine’s Day, they will be running a dinner theater showing of “The Way We Met … Tales of Romance”.  Admission is $25 with dinner starting at 6:30 and  the show beginning at 7:30. 

Then, on February 20 and 21 and then again on February 27 and 28, the Back Porch Theatre Ensemble will be offering “Heroes: Passing The Torch” which is being billed as a theatrical tribute to African-American heroes both past and present.  Showings of this Black History Month celebration begin at 7:30 p.m. with admission of $10.  They also have a photo exhibit ongoing in the back room all month with the photography of David Huckison.

Lastly, on Sunday, February 15, Big Momma’s will be hosting Soul Sunday, offering up gospel music and soul food from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There’s so much going on at Big Momma’s it’s hard to keep track, but it’s fun to see so much creative energy on the north side. Keep watch over their website to find out the latest happenings at Big Momma’s