by Kat Robinson
The folks behind Gravel Ridge favorite Meat Shoppe will be opening Kent's Downtown in the River Market. Kent's is going into the Oppenheimer Hall where the beloved Shaka Smoke Lodge perished a few months ago. The men working loudly to get the store ready were quick with a flyer that announced "Breakfast, Big and Bold" and "Catering w/Executive Chef Heinz Klein." We can best hope that the new venture will retain what's great about the Meat Shoppe -- good ready-to-go smoked chicken and ribs, and some of the finest "take it home and cook it yourself" steaks you can find in Pulaski County.