I want to like Momma Goldberg's Deli so badly I've given it three chances at three different locations: Tuscaloosa, Homewood, and Inverness. I need to like it because: 1) it is located 0.6 of a mile from my apartment, and 2) I might have to watch football there should my satellite dish move, oh say, 1/4 of an inch the wrong way.
Anything with 'deli' in the name suggests a Reuben to me. Yet, I expect and desire something a little more interesting than what I prepare for myself on any given Saturday.
Now for the less pleasant commentary: clean it up, Momma!
I will give the Tuscaloosa restaurant a break because I was there at the high traffic lunch hour.
Homewood? I didn't think I would be able to swallow my food because the place was so dirty (3:00 p.m. and only four customers).
Inverness was relatively clean except at their condiments and drinks area. Overflowing trash is a bit unappetizing.