BIZ BUZZ BLOG: Neon Pig owners to open downtown Tupelo restaurant

By Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal

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Remember earlier this year we told you about the Neon Pig owners looking into opening a downtown Tupelo location?

Well, work has started on the building at 124 Main Street, and Mitch McCamey and Seth Copeland said the restaurant, dubbed Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen, or simply KOK, is slated to open in mid- to late June.

BTW, “Kermit” is an ode to what was once Kermit’s Bakery at that location.

It’ll be in the former Big Easy restaurant space. Next door is the larger building that was most recently Latin Quarters and is being converted into apartments.

As for KOK, McCamey’s and Copeland’s idea is to have a place that serves “great food with great cocktails.”

KOK will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, and Thursday to Saturday, it’ll also be open from 5 p.m to 10:30 p.m.

The first floor will feature a wrap-around bar area; upstairs will serve as an oyster bar during the nighttime hours.

McCamey said KOK will serve food similar to a New York-style deli, with homemade pastrami, salami, smoked turkey and other meats; fresh produce will come from the Farmers’ Market and local vendors.

McCamey and Copeland will continue to concentrate on the Neon Pig, but their mothers will essentially run KOK.

We’ll get a more detailed description of the restaurant and the menu as the opening nears. But for now, there ya go.

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