Neon Pig owners to open downtown spot

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The owners of Neon Pig look to open a new downtown Tupelo location in June.
Work has started on the building at 124 Main St., and Neon Pig co-owners Mitch McCamey and Seth Copeland said the restaurant will be named Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen, or simply KOK. The building was once Kermit’s Bakery. Most recently it was the Big Easy restaurant. 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.