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LOS ANGELES (KSDK) - A local restaurant won a prestigious award Friday night.

The NAACP Image Award for Best Reality Show was given to "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's," a show about St. Louis-based Sweetie Pie's restaurant.

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Mayor Francis Slay released the following statement:
"I am thrilled for Robbie Montgomery and honored for St. Louis. She represents the best we have to offer. She is a smart, talented business woman who is willing to work, hard and take risks to succeed in the very difficult restaurant business. She epitomizes what many entrepreneurs have to go through to succeed. The fact that she and her family have opened their lives to the cameras makes for good reality TV. The fact that she lives her life with integrity, ingenuity, and determination makes for a good image of her, her restaurants, and St. Louis."