Sweetie Pie's Gets Reality Show on Oprah's Network

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Jennifer Silverberg (2005)
Sweetie Pie's sweetie pie: Robbie Montgomery (foreground) cooks sublime soul food to delight regulars (such as Louzar Burns, background) and newcomers alike.
​The rumors are true. Variety has verified that OWN, Oprah Winfrey's cable channel, will be airing Sweetie Pies, a reality show centered on Robbie Montgomery, the owner and chef of Sweetie Pie's.

The restaurant made the announcement on its Facebook page at midnight.

The show was created and developed by locally by Coolfire Originals. St. Louisans Jeff Keane, Tim Breitbach, and Steve Luebbert will serve as executive producers; co-producer is Pilgrim Films and Television, which has been behind reality stalwarts Dirty Jobs, American Choppers, and Ghost Hunters.

Discovery Networks, which owns OWN, describes the show:

When Robbie Montgomery, a 1960s backup singer and former Ikette, suffered a collapsed lung and had to stop singing, she decided to pour her talents into another creative venture -- a soul food restaurant. At her family-oriented eatery, Sweetie Pies, both hilarity and drama are offered in equal measure -- and now Robbie's upping the ante with a second location. This docu-series follows the loud, loving and often singing Montgomery family as they work to expand their empire, one soulful dish at a time. Produced by Pilgrim Films & Television.


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Smile53
Smile53

I just went there today and the service was great , thanx to our waitter dude, but the servers were horrible, Food was good but i still cant get over how rude the servers were .

Elaine
Elaine

Just finished watching Welcome to Sweetie Pie's episode that orifinally aired (I tape the series) on April 28,2012. This is the episode where Tim hits Andre'.  Didn't like the fact that Charles and Andre' were both late 3 HOURS for work and came into the restaurant disrespecting Tim. Ms. Robbis should have stopped Charles and Andre a long time ago from just being able to do whatever they want and still get paid. No other employee has the privilege of geting away with being late or talking back to managment at any other job they would have lost their jobs. Charles knew that he stood there and told a BALD FACED LIE to Ms. Robbie about Tim pushing him and slapping the spray can out of his hand. Tim told him to put the can down which he did Charles put the can back on the shelf while Tim had Andre in a headlock. I didn't like that Tim did hit Andre but he needed it. He has come there thinking that since he is her grandson that he can act just like Charles come to work whenever they want to without any consequences!!! Both Charles and Andre should have been fired and Tim just given a few days off like he really needs!!!!!!!

Kat1985bell@gmail.com
Kat1985bell@gmail.com

Can I please get the name of the head chef @ sweetie pies @ the restaurant on Manchester!? He is too handsome!

Jeanette Morris
Jeanette Morris

I never liked reality shows before, then I saw Sweetie Pies and I got that good feeling they seem real there was no holleering and screaming so I thought I would give it a try.  The TV was on mute and I saw that Sweetie Pie was on and BAM I turn the sound up it sounds as if that Pawn Shop show.  I guess somebody told them its not a reality show unless you are screaming and hollering.  Maury, Jerry Springer and now Cunningham.  Sweet Pie don't belittle yourself for the rating.  With the mute button on you look like a respectable Lady don't fire your Son we black people see that everywhere dare to be different.

Cleothompson22
Cleothompson22

I love me some Ms Robbie, But I'm starting to have a problem with angry blk folk syndrome, they are starting to curse to much at one another. Ms Robnie is a smart, wise Woman why is Tim trying to chg the menu for the Upper Crust. It's SOUL FOOD that's what people are looking for don't try to CHG the DARN menu stay with what WORKS!!!!!!!! Why is Tim Always being I think disrespectful to his Mother she has made it this far doing what WORkS.

Wanda Miles
Wanda Miles

dear Mrs Robbie we love your show my wife say bring a sweetie pie's in Houston and she'll work for you

Pamelita2u
Pamelita2u

Sweetie Pie.....keep up the good work.....Anytime ppl see a community or business coming together in unity, they will say find something negative to say......So, soar high and thank you for giving all you got.

Plus...thank you Oprah for supporting Sweetie Pie

Squeaky9557
Squeaky9557

i cant wait until i watch this show it sssssoooo funney lmfao

Theresa Kelly
Theresa Kelly

The food looks so good!  Oh, how I wish you were in Washington, DC!I'm loving your show!

Msedwardsa
Msedwardsa

I love the show. I'm so happy to see a successful black family business! It makes me smile, because African-American food is for the soul. I definitely see that in this show. A family's love for cooking and staying together! I live in Florida, but when I make my way to St. Louis I WILL DEFINITELY STOP BY SWEETIE PIES!!!! THAT'S A MUST. God blesses with the show, I'm telling people about it down here in FL :)

fourandeven
fourandeven

Just to let you know I personally have done the same but only visited twice. I do not think it's a matter of hating. The food is not good at all..I wanted to give a benefit of doubt....I'm happy they got a show but truth is it may was more for the great services instead of the "great food" because that they don't have....I have only eaten at the W. Florissant location and on the scale of 1-10 I would have to give the a 2 ( The cabbage greens got those points).

Mona
Mona

People have the right to thier opinion's people. If you did'nt like the food, share your thoughts. If you did like the food, share those thoughts as well. Just becuase someone else did not like the food, that does not mean that they are hating! it simply means that do not like the food. And if someone else loves the food, then that does not mean that they are right either. It is called an "opinion" people. And if everyone ate and thought alike, then we would'nt be the beautiful and unique creatures that God made us to be. Think about it.

Mona:)

Manginettehaire
Manginettehaire

If you have nothing nice to say then be quiet. Congrats Sweetie Pies. I always have an excellent experience. My taste buds thank you and so does my fiance.

Mertsho
Mertsho

Why would someone go back to a place and eat three times that try didnt like the first tome or second lol Can we just stop hatin and be happy for sweetie pies. Congratulations job well done

csarah
csarah

I love Sweetie Pie's. The green's were EXCELLENT!!  If you love SOUL FOOD!! This is the place to go in St.Louis : )

Misty
Misty

I have been to Sweetie Pies twice and it is WONDERFUL!!! Congrats on the show!

Stanley Dubose768
Stanley Dubose768

It's about time. People around the world need to know that St.Louis is that DEAL!!!!!!!!! and our food is unmatched around America

Bosslady314
Bosslady314

Well I guess I had sweetie pies on a bad day cause the 3 times I have eaten there the food was awful after the 3rd time I came to the conclusin that I would still stick with delmonicos cause sweetie pies is horrible..but good luck with the show

IHOP Menu
IHOP Menu

Very informative post. Thanks for sharing all these information to public.

Dab1000
Dab1000

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

It's called Oprah: Let Love Lead The Way

Joedda3
Joedda3

This page is not about how good YOU think the food is. Its about the show everyone has a different idea of what's good. Example: i like a little sugar in my spegetti not everyone likes that therfore making it nasty to others. Point being this is not a how was our food and service questionnaire.

thetruth.com
thetruth.com

Its not about them hating.. we wonder why none of our stl stuff is successful because when people google things going on in stl you get a whole page of negative comments coming from the people in st. Louis outsiders will think well damn if the people from stl don't like it I'm not gonna mess with it... its a common courtesy that ya momma taught you...if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all....I'm happy for anyone that does good out of stl cuz its the people above that had the negative comments that hold the next man down cuz they ain't got shit goin in they life

Mertsho
Mertsho

Sorry meant that they didn't like the first time. Didn't want you to think i could not spell lol. And i love sweetie pies dressing and i drive way from illinois to get it.

Fireouter314
Fireouter314

Mom's Soul Food Kitchen located at 1620 Delmar is way better than Sweetie Pies and Delmonico's put together....Best Food Guaranteed...with daily lunch and dinner specials.

Tblast60
Tblast60

Sugar in pasta sauce??? My Italian grandmother would turn over in her grave!! Depending on the acidity of the tomatoes we will add sorghum or molasses but a couple teaspoon don't add sweetness only less acid. Southern soul food is an acquired taste for Northern, two of my grandparents were from the south so I spent years finding the food I grew up on. Living in the Northwest its hard to find. Gram died when I was eleven so all her recipes went to others.

fourandeven
fourandeven

The truth I have to disagree with what you are saying. I am an outsider per say and tried various STL dishes and have to say that I was not at all impressed by any yet especially Sweetie Pies. My opinion had nothing to do with anyone who bad mouthed any of these places. People have a right to voice their opinions just as you are just because they don't agree with the majority or decide that it just was not good to them does not make them hating or trying to hold the next man down. I do believe that there are polite ways of expressing dislikes and distastefulness and we should all exercise it. Oan Gooduck with the show and looking forward to laughing..

Tblast60
Tblast60

Advertising your business on Sweetie Pies webpage is beyond tacky. The chance that anyone would visit you by tearing down an institution is blasphemous. Ms. Robbing you family and your food is down home soul food and its made from the heart. Intelligent folks are.going to eat at a place we feel like family before we ever eat at place where we only feel like.a table number and a tip. Keep on keepin on do what you do, we love you and your family. Love from the Pacific Northwest.

Ottochelsea
Ottochelsea

Seriously... Are you getting paid to advertise or are you just that BoaRD!?? Haha! Sweetie Pies is the eat perio and the service is splendid!Always , Chelsea Otto :)

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