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Mama E's taking reservations for your close-up

Chef Keith Patterson serves fried catfish, collard greens, yams, black-eyed peas, cornbread, peach cobbler, and Kool-Aid at MaMa E's Soul Food. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
Chef Keith Patterson serves fried catfish, collard greens, yams, black-eyed peas, cornbread, peach cobbler, and Kool-Aid at MaMa E's Soul Food. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Mama E’s is once again getting a visit from Food Network’s "Restaurant: Impossible." Celebrity chef Robert Irvine and crew will be at Mama E’s on Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to film a follow-up segment to book-end with a 2014 broadcast.

Black-eyed peas from Mama E's Soul Food. [The Oklahoman Archives]
Black-eyed peas from Mama E's Soul Food. [The Oklahoman Archives]

Owners Stephanie and Keith Patterson have seen extreme peaks and valleys over the past decade. Their Mama E’s Wings and Waffles opened in 2005 and was featured on “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” in 2009. That helped business so much it allowed the Pattersons to open a second location in 2010.

Despite the idea for expansion coming straight from Triple-D host Guy Fieri, the result landed the couple on Irvine’s “Restaurant: Impossible” a couple years later.

Peach cobbler from Mama E's Soul Food. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
Peach cobbler from Mama E's Soul Food. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Since then, Mama E’s has closed its second location and dropped Wings and Waffles from the name. Irvine is apparently back to check in on the Pattersons and you can be a part of the crowd. 

Anyone who’d like to help pack the restaurant for a televised meal can RSVP to

ririnfo@levitylive.com Be sure to include your full name, cell number, and party size. 

Your email doesn't guarantee a seat, but if you want one it's the only way to get it.

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Chef Keith Patterson serves fried catfish, collard greens, yams, black-eyed peas, cornbread, peach cobbler, and Kool-Aid at MaMa E's Soul Food. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Chef Keith Patterson serves fried catfish, collard greens, yams, black-eyed peas, cornbread, peach cobbler, and Kool-Aid at MaMa E's Soul Food. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

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Dave Cathey

The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene. Read more ›

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