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Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes a great place for food and fellowship

Chew it good!
Chew it good!
Photo by Steve Jennings

Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes


Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes, located in Decatur, Texas, was a wonderful place to eat. The nine ounce rib eye steak was what all members, myself included, couldn’t wait to try. This recommendation came from one of the couples in my church Sunday School class. Every month the class decided whether to fellowship by eating at a restaurant in town or out.

The Bible said:

1 Corinthians 10:15-17

15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf. (NIV)

The beauty of this class was my ability to travel to more places in Oklahoma and Texas then my own family had. Before this last trip, my view of Decatur, Texas was courtesy of a window seat on a seven hour Greyhound bus as it traveled from Wichita Falls to Austin, Texas and back. My friend lived on the outskirts of Dripping Springs, Texas. The bus driver made a stop so passengers were able to buy food and use the facilities.

Looking at the main course, the potato, baked in a paper bag and the and the nine-ounce rib eye, took up the whole plate. The potato remained hot all the way through to the bottom. The extra butter they offered still melted after 20 minutes The meat looked and smelled like it was cooked on an outside grill.

My request was for my rib eye to have been medium-well, as close to well-done as could ‘ve been without burning it. That meant no red and no blood that ran when one cut into it. The recent dangers of raw meat had me concerned. The entire party got medium rare, only seared on the outside but raw on the inside. One would’ve thought after visiting Okinawa, that eating sushi,or raw fish, was liked by me. It wasn’t. The only meat eaten raw by me was salmon out of a can. At this time, caviar and anchovies were not tried by me.

Between the large yeast rolls and salad that came with the main course, one could have made a meal from those. There was no fun in that when the rib eye was the main attraction, which was good in spite of its basically raw state. The dessert was good too. Leaving off the icing from the Red Velvet cake would have made it taste better.

If one didn’t mind eating basically raw meat, this was a great place to be. After eating all that food my bedtime was way after midnight. My rating was a four out of five.