Meet Big Daddy

About Us: Big Daddy’s Rear of the Steer is a family owned and operated restaurant and catering service. The restaurant opened January 5, 2010 the catering business has been in existence since 1994. The specialty has been smoked meats and homemade side dishes. We are staying true to this tradition in the restaurant to bring delicious homemade food to the public. Ernest Paul, aka Big Daddy, has always said, “If you have to use a knife, I haven’t done my job!”

Being a native Texas, one cannot get much closer to his roots than to return to his hometown, in East Texas. Ernest Paul Pewitt was raised in Omaha, TX, just 16 miles east of Mt. Pleasant. It is the home of the Pewitt Consolidated Independent School District and their State Champion Brahma Football team.

He goes by many familiar names…Big Daddy, EP, Big Ern, and Ernie Paul! You can call him almost any name, but he says, “ just be sure to call him!“

Learning to cook award winning bar-b-que is a quest that he has perfected over the years. Catering from the Dallas area started about 15 years ago and took him from Texas to Nebraska and Colorado to Mississippi. There has not been an event too large or too small. He served weddings, rehearsal dinners and showers, birthday parties, golf tournaments, political rallies, cattle sales, tail gate parties and just about any venue you can think of. Now he has opened his own restaurant in his home town, Omaha called Big Daddy’s Rear of the Steer. The door is open and he will greet you with a smile.