It’s still off the beaten path.
It may have a different name and logo while featuring the same great food and more.
Welcome to Mama Weber’s Southern Kitchen at 823 S. Mellon Ave. in Manteca.
Most might remember it as Weber’s BBQ & More.
But the name change was necessitated due to trademark infringements with the Weber Grill based in Chicago.
“This ended up being a blessing in disguise,” said Carissa Weber, who, along with her husband Joe, is the owner and operator of this place in the industrial part of town.
With the name change, she and Joe paid homage to their mothers, Doris Patton from Oklahoma and Viola Weber from Louisiana, respectively.
Both have passed on but their southern recipes live on.
Joe, pointing to his wife Carissa, said: “She is the new Mama Weber.”
On Saturday, Aug. 1, the re-launch of the restaurant will take place from noon to 3 p.m.
With it is the unveiling of the new sign and logo, free barbecue samples along with jump house and face-painting for the children and customer appreciation for the regulars.
Thanks to the digital era – social media, GPS, etc. – Mama Weber is now locatable from any direction.
A family from Washington stopped by on Wednesday upon reading the positive reviews of Weber’s on websites such as “Yelp!” Some of the rave reviews have also caught the eye of visitors, in particular, those en route to Yosemite National Park.
“We’ve become a destination restaurant,” said Carissa, who welcomed folks coming in from places such as Oklahoma, Hawaii and Georgia as well as Japan in search of good food.
She added: “At Mama Weber’s, we believe it’s better to wait for a quality meal than to have your meal waiting on you.”
Weber’s still cooks up tri-tip, brisket, pulled pork and hot links. But this soul food joint, as Carissa calls it, now offers Louisiana-style “Nawlins” cooking. Featured on the menu are crawfish bisque, lobster bites, garlic shrimp and Voo Doo catfish fingers.
Special deals include an array of lunch items and Mama’s choice on Thursday.
“We had Thanksgiving in July, which was a turkey dinner with all the fixings,” Carissa said.
She and Joe have been at the current location for the past seven years, opening the place in Manteca during the Recession.
They had the original Weber’s at the corner of Filbert Street and Waterloo Road in Stockton opened in 2003.
For more information, call 209.823.4227 or log on to www.mamawebers4bbq.com.