Distinctly Downtown: The Stew Pot Kitchen

The Stew Pot Kitchen
23 S. Main St.
www.thestewpotkitchen.com

Open 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on weekdays this spring and summer, The Stew Pot Kitchen offers Downtowners sensational soups, delicious lunches and pleasing prices! Owner Scott Malensek made a personal goal when he opened this family-owned business to make it a place where everyone can afford a cup of soup and a drink to brighten up their day. He sees purpose in providing the best prices to everyone in the community.

The Stew Pot Kitchen offers a variety of different soups from subtle but savory flavors to powerful, spicy ones. These homemade soups and stews are full of flavor and taste superior in a bread bowl! The Stew Pot Kitchen also now offers a cup of soup and ½ a panini for only $5, a frequent request from regular customers.

The menu changes weekly, but during the week of April 30 you’ll find:

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Soup, Chicken Soup w pears in a homemade broth with ginger and white Zinfandel, Italian Meatball Sub Sandwiches, Chicken Noodle Soup, Blue Moon Wheat Ale Beer Cheese Soup, Civil Union (wedding) Soup, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Spicy Beef n Bean Chili, paninis, the $5 soup/panini special, salads and more!

For the weekly menu, check out www.thestewpotkitchen.com.

The Stew Pot Kitchen, which has been open two years, moved to 23 S. Main St. this past fall where many new customers have access to the delicious food. Employees from First Energy say they are glad that business moved closer to them because they love the variety it provides during their lunch break. Malensek’s regular customers take a sense of pride and ownership in the restaurant when they introduce it to their friends. The new location is double the capacity of the old location and has a relaxing back room furnished with black leather seats and handsome woodwork that projects a homey feel. A large quilt hanging in the entrance signals the warm atmosphere you’ll experience while enjoying your steamy soup!

Malensek is sincere in maintaining his objective to provide great food at affordable prices! His vegetable garden, shopping at local farmers markets, and nine years of cooking experience on a budget, help make the food at The Stew Pot Kitchen affordable. The owner’s children (ages 7 and 9) love to learn and help out with the family business and are enthusiastic about making sure that their father’s customers are happy! “They get to see all the elements of the business,” Malensek explained.

At The Stew Pot Kitchen you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth. It’s the perfect place for students, Downtown visitors and employees, offering soups made with real ingredients at a price to fit any budget. Every soup is homemade and tastes like it! “The soups evolve over time which is what makes them so personal,” said Malensek.

Enjoy your favorite classics like chicken noodle or tomato, or try something new! Next time you’re in, be sure to ask about the story behind The Prisoner’s Plight Hot Soup!

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