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Written by  Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:28
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Angry Mullet is the newest eating establishment in the Historic Downtown area offering “quality food and drinks with a healthy portion of social awareness and civic responsibility.”

 

What’s in a name? "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is a frequently referenced part of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. When it comes to names you may wonder about a new coffee bar in Poteau which seems to have a unique name.

 

A different kind of business for the downtown area would need a name as unique as its product offerings. If Angry Mullet isn’t unique, we don’t know what is. If you have wondered how it got its name, wonder no more.

 

According to the manager of Angry Mullet, Heath Bates, here is how Angry Mullet got its name.

“We were trying to come up with a name for the business, and through our travels we wanted a very “Metropolitan” type of name, yet have a home town feel,” said Bates.

 

A mullet, which is a haircut, short at the front and sides and long in the back, has been defined as “business in the front and party in the back.” What Angry Mullet means is Coffee in the Front, with specialty coffees and other drinks as well as crepes, pressed sandwiches and soups, while the Party in the Back will feature a “Pub” that will serve craft beer and wine. The pub is not quite ready to open, but plans are underway for a mid-January opening and will feature craft beer and wine.

 

When you walk into Angry Mullet, you get a metropolitan feel, which offers food items not typically found in other local restaurants. The restaurant also offers customers free high-speed wi-fi and charging stations at its community table.

 

The Angry Mullet is also unique among other business in Poteau – the employees get a share of profits and any tips that patrons leave go to help local non-profit organizations. “We want to give back to the community by supporting a different non-profit each quarter,” said Bates. This quarter they are supporting the Humane Society.

 

They are also supporting the community by going on “a tour” of downtown merchants Every day they visit different businesses throughout the downtown area and honor them with cups of coffee and make them Facebook famous.

 

The Angry Mullet is located next to Bridgman’s Furniture on Dewey Avenue. The building went through extensive renovations to create an upscale urban-industrial look. The restored exposed brick walls, an exposed ceiling, and a kitchen area that is open to the dining room gives the Angry Mullet a not-so-Angry feel.

 

Future plans call for an open court-yard outback for outdoor sitting, visiting, and just hanging out. Plus, they plan to amp up their menu with healthier fare as they begin to partner with a local farmer in the spring.

 

If you need a place to meet business clients or hold a meeting, Angry Mullet can work with you to schedule it in their unique venue.

Currently Angry Mullet’s hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7:00 am until 3:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. They are closed on Sunday.

 

Come check out the coffee in the front and get ready to party in the back at Angry Mullet located at 108 Dewey in Poteau.

 

Plan to visit Angry Mullet in Historic Downtown Poteau. Mullets are not required but are encouraged.

 

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David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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