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Mother's Bistro & Bar Restaurant Review: Chef, owner and mom Lisa Schroeder’s Mother's Bistro & Bar attracts crowds of both tourists and regulars. Schroeder dishes up large platters of comfort foods from moms of all nations. Each month she features a "Mother of the Month" highlighting the favorite home-style recipes of the mom's country or culture, such as Austrian wiener schnitzel or Moroccan lamb tagine. The menu offers dozens of classics; we recommend the chicken and dumplings, pierogi, meatloaf, fried calamari, chopped liver and pulled pork. Breakfast, arguably the most popular meal, includes enormous waffles and piles of crunchy french toast, but the best dish is the wild salmon hash. While lunch offers generous salads and meaty sandwiches, seasonal mac ‘n’ cheese or traditional meat and potatoes are served up for dinner. Assuming you’ve cleaned your plate, don’t miss the baked goods. There's always a daily pie, a brownie sundae, and Devil’s Food chocolate cake. Breakfast waits can be long, but you can wander off to nearby Saturday Market and Mother's will text you when your table is ready. The dining room is sometimes too loud and not very private (just like home), but these annoyances are minor. Just sit down and eat already.