By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce
The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome new owners and celebrate the opening of Weir Café on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The Weir Café is operated by Rusty and Deborah Reece. Weir Café is open Monday – Thursday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
It has been a dream for Deborah Reece to have a restaurant to cook and serve others. Deborah stated, “I have enjoyed cooking for others and inviting people over to my home to eat for years.”
Deborah Reece is serving up many of the classic dishes Weir Café has been known for over the years and trying new menu items weekly to find out what her customers enjoy. In the mornings she starts serving breakfast at 5 a.m., which includes giant pancakes.
At lunch Reece is offering blue plate specials for customers on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday along with all of her regular lunch menu items. Monday is the most popular day when she serves fried pork chops. She said, “If you come in at 12:30 for lunch they’re gone already.”
During the week her most popular menu items are her hamburgers, philly cheese steak and hamburger steak. On Friday nights she is offering a catfish buffet and trying out specialty items on Saturday nights. On a recent Saturday night she offered a chitterling supper and had customers from outside of the county driving over to have dinner.
Reece officially began serving customers on November 14 and has already noticed a trend with daily repeat customers. She is grateful for the support and the community rallying around her to get the restaurant operational.
She stated, “I would not have been able to open up if it was not from the support of the community. I want to thank everyone for their support, patience and helpfulness. Without the people’s support we would not of got off the ground and running.”
“I would like to specifically thank Mr. Michael Parish and Mrs. Lila Chandler,” added Reece. Mayor Lee James of Weir is glad to have the café open and serving the community, “When the café is not open its leaves a void in the day to day routine for town folk. When it is open it’s a place for friends and neighbors to meet for a good meal and fellowship.”
Reece looks to expand the menu of Weir Café and dining space in the future. She added, “I would like to have a patio off of the side of the building to serve BBQ.”
At the ribbon cutting the Town of Weir raffled off two free dinners. The winners of the raffle were Jerry Sanders and Teresa Ryan.