Finding a reliable lunch spot can be a challenge. Everyone needs their go-to restaurant, where they can pop in for a tasty spot of breakfast or lunch before heading back to work.
One new Little Rock restaurant is hoping to fill that niche. Pot & Kettle is slated to open in mid-March, and the owners say the restaurant is designed to appeal to workers-on-the-go.
Pot & Kettle will serve breakfast and lunch, from Monday through Friday. According to co-owner Alisha Black-Ocken, the restaurant will offer plate lunches, incorporating as many fresh, locally sourced ingredients as possible.
Currently, Pot & Kettle’s menu has not been finalized. “We’re working on the menu. We’re going to do it by the month, so we still haven’t sealed the daily specials yet, but it will include salads and sandwiches,” Black-Ocken says.
At heart, the restaurant is centered around comfort food. Black-Ocken and her co-owners, Katie McDaniel and Liz Maxey, were inspired to start the restaurant after working as waitresses and seeing the need for a “good, fast lunch” for individuals who don’t have time for a full lunch break.
“We’re actually three former waitresses, and we decided to go in together and start a restaurant,” Black-Ocken says. “We’ve worked at a local restaurant around that area, so we’re hoping to see the same type of people…that’s kind of the area where we were wanting to serve.”
The restaurant is located at 423 Bond Avenue in Little Rock, which previously housed Calvin’s Soul Food & Lounge.
Pot & Kettle is scheduled to open March 16, according to Black-Ocken.
Pot & Kettle
423 Bond Avenue
Monday through Friday
6 a.m. to 2 p.m.