WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rising hospitality mogul and restaurateur Kevin Kelley, a Lawyer, world traveler and true businessman, used his knack for business and investing along with his passion for food and hospitality to launch Kevin Kelley Concepts, the growing hospitality group behind Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley and VIVO, the premier Latin nightclub in the state of Texas. With thriving concepts in Dallas, Chicago and soon DC, Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley is fast becoming one of the county’s trusted sources for elevated but authentic southern cuisine paired with sophisticated vibes and top notch service. It was Kelley’s acquisition of VIVO Dallas, a massive 19,000 square foot nightlife oasis, that ushered him into his dream of joining the hospitality industry. Since 2020, Kevin Kelley Concepts has grown to a staff of 450 across his growing portfolio, with an additional 125 expected to be added once DC opens, all hand-picked by Kelley. This is a hiring tradition he plans to maintain as he continues to introduce Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley locations and other concepts across the country.
Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley is set to open its Washington, DC location this June. The arrival of Kitchen + Kocktails downtown in the nation’s capital, just a few blocks from the white house, is merely the next step in Kelley’s plan to bring unrivaled hospitality, culinary excellence and southern comfort food to major cities across the country and potentially the globe. Born and raised in Texas, Kelley is focused on bringing an elevated experience embodying the soul of southern hospitality and authenticity of southern cuisine to the masses. The concept boasts an extensive menu of southern classics that transition the culinary complexities of soul food and the southern diaspora to the greater landscape of fine dining experiences and pays homage to cajun and caribbean culture with selections including Seafood Gumbo, Fish and Grits, Caribbean Jerk Lamb Chops and more flanked by a plethora of soul-warming southern comfort food classics, many rare on fine dining menus: Black Eyed Peas with Turkey Necks, Candied Yams, and other delights usually found only from a family member’s kitchen. The staples include Fried Chicken, offered in multiple flavors with a variety of waffles of course, to include Peach Cobbler and Banana Pudding plus Fried Catfish, Pork Chops, Chicken Fried Steak to name a few. Luxe add-ons such as Lobster Tail and shrimp round off the menu.
When asked about proclaiming Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley to be the best comfort food restaurant in America, Mr. Kevin Kelley states, “It’s a bold claim but one we are willing to stand by. Now it’s important that we come to the nation’s capital to do our best to serve another base of fantastic people.” Next on the horizon for Kevin Kelley Concepts includes additional Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley locations in major cities including Detroit, Miami and further expansion in Dallas.
The DC location of Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley will be located at 1300 I Street NW Washington, DC in a 175 seat establishment in an over 7,000 sf space with a sleek modern design. Reservations for Kitchen + Kocktails DC opened on May 17, 2023 and doors will open on June 16, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
About Kevin Kelley
Kevin Kelley is an entrepreneur involved in the acquisition, ownership and development of legal, food, beverage and entertainment concepts. This includes the past and present acquisition and development of commercial properties across the United States, including properties in Texas, Arkansas and Illinois. Additionally, Kevin Kelley is the owner of Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley, a comfort food concept located in Dallas, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. A Washington, DC location is scheduled to open in the summer of 2023. With over 400,000 customers served in 2022 between Dallas and Chicago, Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley’s stability and plans for growth are outstanding.
About Kevin Kelley Concepts
Kevin Kelley Concepts (Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley, Kelley Law Firm, Club VIVO, Kevin Kristian 2612 aka 1930 Elm, 1930 Pacific, and 201 N. Harwood, Dallas, Texas, and Kevin Kristian Capital (Chicago), LLC aka 1901 Milam, (Houston, Texas), are expected to generate in excess of $50,000,000 in the year 2023. With planned growth in Detroit, Miami, Dallas and beyond, Kevin Kelley Concepts, all 100% owned and operated by Kevin Kelley, has a promising future. Kelley believes success comes from an empowering corporate culture, passion for serving the community and providing opportunities for growth to investors, employees and partners.
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