In our quaint little town, lives a pie legend. Seven days a week, the kitchen of Sweet Boy’s Diner is filled with the aroma of Renee Love’s childhood memories. As a nine-year-old girl in West Monroe, Louisiana, she learned the art of pie-making from her Grandmother Ruby…a legacy that began with coconut! Practice truly does make perfect and, with a few tweaks to the recipe over the years, Renee’s coconut pie still remains a town favorite!
Sweet Boy’s Diner is located in the heart of Downtown Bowie and its customers are said to be the heartbeat. Some are new visitors and others are old friends that also dined with Renee’s parents when they opened the Travel Inn in 1973. Each is invaluable and receives the same genuine welcome greetings.
When asked about the three cornerstones of their business, Renee replied, “First, our employees are number one. If it weren’t for them, we couldn’t open every day. Our business is only as good as our employees and we consider each one part of the family. Second is my son, Jason (a.k.a., Sweet Boy). From catering to coming up with ideas in the kitchen, I couldn’t do it without him. Thirdly, we pride ourselves on food quality. If it’s not good enough for us, it’s not good enough for our customers.”
When the day ends and the neon sign dims, you can find Renee in her backyard oasis, gardening gloves in hand. For her, both pies and petals are…well…a beautifully delicious way of life!
Contact Sweet Boy’s Diner today to reserve your holiday pies (940-872-5555)! They will also be offering Thanksgiving meals (turkey & dressing), orders need to be submitted by Monday, November 25th.