Real-life adventures of St. Louis soul-food restaurateur Robbie Montgomery, a onetime Ike and Tina Turner backup singer. As the series begins, Miss Robbie and her business partner (and son), Tim, are preparing to open their third Sweetie Pie's eatery. Meanwhile, Tim and his girlfriend, Jenae, are preparing for both their wedding and the birth of their first child. And Robbie, who's 71 and single, is still looking for love.
Miss Robbie's old flame visits St. Louis and Lil Charles tests the romantic waters with a foreign-exchange student. Meanwhile, Tim struggles to communicate his feelings to Jenae following their son's premature birth.
While Lil Charles copes with his suspension from work, Tim takes on a meal for 5000 people at an event at the St. Louis Arch and Miss Robbie ponders an offer to sell the building she envisioned for her dream restaurant.
Lil Charles returns to work after his suspension, and Miss Robbie gives Jazzmin her job back as well. Meanwhile, a surprising paternal bond develops between Tim and Jenae's prison-guard father. Ep. 8: Hopes & Dreams - Robbie finally gets the loan to enable her to start
Robbie finally gets the loan to enable her to start construction on her dream restaurant; Lil' Charles plans for college; Tim stokes the fires of romance with Jenae; and the Montgomerys throw a baby shower for Jenae.
Tim, Jenae, and their baby, TJ, move into Miss Robbie's place, pushing the limits of the house's capacity, and adding to the tensions that already exist between Robbie and Tim over construction on the new restaurant.
Miss Robbie's oldest grandson wants to move to St. Louis - and into her house. Meanwhile, Tim is dealing with Jenae's foray into wedding planning, and the new assistant manager can't seem to stop crying.
Trust becomes an issue when Miss Robbie's prized picture is stolen from the restaurant and her 17-year old grandson lies about dating an older employee. Meanwhile, Tim and Jenae try to find a nanny for TJ when Jenae goes back to work.
Tim Plans a cook-off with Miss Robbie to determine whose recipes should appear on the menu at the new restaurant. Meanwhile, Jenae and her new wedding planners try to get Tim's attention; and Charles starts training to be a bartender - by getting drunk.
Miss Robbie is pushed to the edge. For starters, she learns that she needs $50,000 to fix the new restaurant's leaking roof. And Tim starts acting out, forcing her to fire him. That leaves only Lil Charles to help run the business.
Robbie must run the business by herself because Tim is distracted by his show-business endeavors. But she does persuade him to help judge auditions for the Upper Crust, and he finds one performance surprisingly charming.
Oprah Winfrey shows up unexpectedly at Sweetie Pie's; Robbie pushes her resisting contractors toward the Upper Crust finish line; and Andre is suspended from school for a week for fighting, and Tim is put in charge of schooling him.
Tim and Jenae are fighting while Charles tries to secure a respectable spot in the family business. And with the Upper Crust opening just two weeks away, Robbie must decide whether or not to close the Mangrove and West Florissant locations.
With the Upper Crust opening a week away, Robbie already has a full plate when she learns that Andre has been suspended from school again. Meanwhile, Tim is worried about the true intentions of Charles' new girlfriend, Latina.