Last night in Atlanta, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network hosted a screening party for the upcoming third season of their hit series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” Fans, friends and media convened at Frank Ski’s Restaurant for a preview of the premiere episode and a meet and greet with cast members Miss Robbie Montgomery and Tim Norman. Restaurant owner/radio personality Frank Ski and his mother, “Mama Ski” (a HUGE “Sweetie Pie’s” fan), were on hand to give the cast a warm welcome. “Miss Robbie is an inspiration,” said Mama Ski. “I love her!”
Season 3 of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” premieres Sat, Sept 15 at 9pm ET/PT. Visit the show online at www.oprah.com/sweetiepies.
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With the new restaurant The Upper Crust finally ready to open, Miss Robbie plans a soft opening party – a party Tim refuses to help his mom arrange, claiming he’s too busy with the Mangrove location. Meanwhile, Lil’ Charles jockeys for a bartending position at the new restaurant.
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”
After former Ikette Robbie Montgomery found out she could no longer sing, she took her mother’s soul food recipes passed down through the generations and created the empire known as "Sweetie Pie's," St. Louis’ iconic and wildly popular soul food restaurant run by Miss Robbie and her dynamic family. Now with two thriving locations, a third location recently underway, a wedding to plan for her son Tim and his fiancé Jenae, and two grandsons to tend to, Miss Robbie is struggling to keep up with the demandsbetween business and family. Meanwhile, her son Tim has his hands full juggling his new role as sole restaurant manager, aspiring rapper and life as a new dad. "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" follows the loud, loving and still very musical Montgomery family as they struggle with expanding their family-owned business and creating a legacy to pass on to future generations, one soulful dish at a time.