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New restaurant with a southern twist opens in Kito's Kave


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Pope serves up homemade potato soup and grilled cheese for last Sunday's special.

Petersburg residents can eat out a little later now that a new restaurant has opened at Kito's Kave.

Shelly Pope, who hails from Texas, opened up the "Southern Belle Eatery" last weekend.

"Anything I'm cooking, I'm putting a southern twist on it," Pope said.

Burgers, chicken wings, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans and soups are currently on the menu for the eatery's initial soft openings.

"The first weekend went better than I expected," Pope said. "It's fun, I'm having a good time and it's something I enjoy doing. I love cooking. I'd just as soon cook for everybody than anything else."

Pope said other items, such as ribs and Texas chili will likely be added in the future.


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