Omaha, NE- "Oh everyone is excited about tonight," Patricia Gibbons Barron, otherwise known as big mama said Friday.
The Food Network Pilot "Big Mama's Kitchen" airs tonight at 9:30.
"Omaha, Nebraska. Known for beef, corn, and football. Now thanks to my mom, it's known for some of the best soul food around," a promotion for the show starts out.
Big Mama's Kitchen and Big Mama's sandwich shop have become staples in north Omaha, but Barron says she was very surprised when the Food Network contacted her about doing a reality show.
"I thought everybody ate like this! I was surprised to open a restaurant and find that we were something special!" she said.
Big Mama says her family is fairly drama-free but the show should be entertaining. The show follows the four generations in the kitchen, lead by Big Mama herself. She opened her restaurant at age 66 after she retired from the phone company. Their menu is know for its soul food: oven fried chicken, collards, sweet potato pudding, ice cream and pie.
For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/bigmamasomaha or http://bigmamaskitchen.com