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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kitchen covered in PG

Housed among whitewashed buildings at the center of town, The Kitchen on Main, which opened last June, displays sidewalk dining at wrought-iron tables and 45 seats in a sunlit dining room. Booths, tabletops and a lunch counter are oversized but not alienating. They invite diners to spread out, but they're not too wide to lean in to hear a juicy tidbit.

"Life is [very] short and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend," reads a sign quoting a Beatles lyric in the back of the restaurant. Elsewhere, bright panels of geometric fabrics enliven clay-colored walls. Cooks plate in the open kitchen.

The Kitchen on Main displays Mr. Fryer's fine-dining skills through an accessible menu. No meat comas here: Like at its sibling restaurant, the chef allows vegetables and fruits to co-star with proteins.

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