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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Fishers Test Kitchen welcomes new southern comfort food concept from King Dough Pizza owners

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Southern-inspired comfort food will be on the menu beginning next month when Fishers Test Kitchen and partners Sun King Brewing open their doors at the new culinary complex, The Yard at Fishers District.

Indianapolis’ King Dough Pizza owners Adam and Alicia Sweet will launch their newest concept, Natural State Provisions, at the City of Fishers’ new restaurant accelerator, along with offerings from Korave Korean BBQ and Lil Dumplings. Natural State Provisions will replace West Coast Nook, after Chef Leisha Berg decided to step away from the project.

“Fishers District, and specifically Fishers Test Kitchen, is our first major effort to put the Fishers’ culinary scene on the map,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “We are excited to welcome Chefs Adam and Alicia Sweet to the team that will make our city an interesting and dynamic culinary destination.”

Natural State Provisions will feature menu items like fried chicken and root beer braised pork, among other fare inspired by the food of Adam’s hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, the namesake of the restaurant concept.

“We are setting out not only to create delicious food, but also to evoke the feeling of a laid-back southern meal,” Adam said.

Adam and Alicia Sweet launched King Dough Pizza in Bloomington in 2015, opening a second successful location in Indianapolis’ Holy Cross neighborhood at 452 North Highland Ave. in 2019.

“Adam and Alicia Sweet are simply a slam dunk addition to our Fishers Test Kitchen lineup,” said John Wechsler, Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab co-founder. “They understand the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, and we expect them to be an exciting addition to the entrepreneurial culture of Fishers.”

Dave Colt, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sun King Brewing, said Natural State Provisions would be a welcome addition to the menu offerings at Fishers Test Kitchen.

“Sun King beers taste great with just about anything, but customers will especially enjoy them along with southern-inspired offerings like the fried chicken and braised pork created by Chef Adam Sweet,” Colt said. “We can’t wait to welcome customers to our innovation brewery in our newest location at Fishers Test Kitchen.”

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