Former Atmore restaurateurs to reopen Willie’s in Brewton

Published 4:14 pm Monday, February 23, 2009

By By Lisa Tindell
As March winds begin to blow don’t be surprised if you smell the scent of
fried chicken blowing through downtown Brewton as well.
Veteran restaurateurs, Dennis Pittman and Travis Sigler are making plans to
reopen the Ole Willie’s Restaurant in downtown Brewton. The tentative open
date will be sometime during the first week of March.
managed the Creek Family Restaurant in Atmore from 1998 through Dec. 2007.
When we finished our time there, we began looking for another restaurant to
Pittman said the pair looked throughout the Atmore area and couldn’t settle on a suitable location at a reasonable price.
With market changes in the
community since the opening of the Wind Creek Casino, Pittman said prices
for property were not suitable for their budget.
Pittman said. “We came up to Brewton and saw a need for the kind of restaurant we wanted to have. When we found this property, we were happy to be able to strike a good deal with the owner.”
Sigler said what the pair found in Brewton was just what they were hoping to find.
Sigler said the environment at the restaurant should be similar to going to grandma’s house.
The restaurant’s menu will feature area favorites including many items found on the Ole Willies menu as well as food with country flair.
With daily lunch specials featuring a variety of meats and vegetables, patrons can enjoy a hearty, but quick lunch, Pittman said.
great lunch quickly,” Pittman said. “We’ll have a rotating menu of three meats, two starches and four vegetables Monday through Friday.
Someone could eat here every day of the week and get something different from our lunch special menu every day.”
Although home cooking will be the focus of many of the items on the Willie’s menu, Pittman said seafood lovers will get just what they want every Friday and Saturday night.
The restaurant will have operating hours of 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Bar hours will from 4 p.m. until Monday through Saturday.
The restaurant is located in the old Willie’s building in downtown Brewton at the intersection of Belleville and St. Joseph avenues.

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