When I first moved back to Indianapolis, our AirBnB had a chalk board with recommendations from the owners and guests. Kountry Kitchen was one of the names on the board, so I followed them on Instagram and planned to stop by eventually.
Sadly, that wait just got extended. A fire started in the downstairs kitchen on Saturday and caused severe structural damage. Thankfully everyone was okay and foul play is not suspected per WTHR.
00:01 AM For the 2nd time in two hours, #IFD crews battled a 2nd alarm fire -this time inside Kountry Kitchen Soul Food at 18th & College. This neighborhood #Indy eatery has been in the biz for over 32 years & sustained significant damage. No injuries, Fire under investigation. pic.twitter.com/cX0m9bY6pO
— IFD NEWS (@IFD_NEWS) January 11, 2020
The restaurant also does a lot to help out the community. They offered free meals to anyone who needed them over the holidays and frequently do fundraisers.
Owners Isaac and Cynthia Wilson posted the following message on Facebook: