Riding the popularity of his one-of-a-kind bakery Bread & Butter, owner Chris Herrin is opening a new cafeteria-style restaurant, Meat & Three, named for a common type of diner in the South. There, customers can chose one meat option and three side dishes to round out their meals. These meals are relatively priced, and Herrin, loving the idea, wanted to bring it to Henderson. "It's a Southern kinda thing. For us, I don't know. It's just good food."
Along with the concept, expect traditional Southern food as well, but with a twist. Main dishes will include beef brisket and fried chicken, Salisbury steak, and even Italian porchetta. The side dishes will be no slouch either. Scalloped mashed potatoes, hushpuppies and fried artichokes will be served, as well something from the Bread & Butter bakery such as biscuits or cornbread.
Not a meat lover? Don't worry, Herrin thought of that too. The menu will have vegetarian options like salad and beans, and a customer can even skip the meat selection all together. The menu is set to change regularly, depending upon the seasons. The only constant will be the dessert pudding cups. Offering 10 to 12 different selections including butterscotch and chocolate, the pudding will be in a showcase, easily displayed to help customers choose.
"For us, it's like a community, an extension of the bakery. We get to expand the bakery operation a little bit more, at the same time a little ball of energy for more fun projects."
The restaurant is in the same shopping center as Bread & Butter bakery on Eastern Avenue. Set to open Oct. 1, Meat & Three will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. daily, with dinners ranging from $10 to $14. —Agnes Poliquin
· All Coverage of Bread & Butter [~ELV~]