By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 31, 2020 at 3:30 PM

When it comes to foods with a cult-like following, there might be few as long-standing as Mama Mia’s garlic bread, a delicacy which has been described in myriad reviews as "garlic bread heaven," the "ultimate garlic bread" and "the best garlic bread in the world."

The bread, which is prepared with freshly baked loaves, is served up swimming in a glorious puddle of garlic and butter. The sliced loaves are soaked with butter and garlic with an ultra crisp exterior, an indisputably crunchy crust and a soft, chewy interior.

So when we heard that Mama Mia’s also serves a grilled cheese sandwich made with melted mozzarella cheese cradled between two slices of their housemade garlic bread with a side of meat sauce for dipping, we knew we had to give it a try.

Since the FoodCrush podcast is all about celebrating delicious food (and the folks who make it), podcast co-hosts Lori Fredrich and Matt Miller hightailed it to the classic Mama Mia’s location at 8533 W. Greenfield Ave. in West Allis for their first-ever live taste test.

Curious about what they thought? Check it out:

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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.