Kevin Jonas Sr., father of the one-time purity-ring-wearing band of singing siblings known as the Jonas Brothers, is getting ready to open a restaurant in Belmont, North Carolina.
Nellie’s Southern Kitchen, named after the restaurateur’s maternal grandmother, is slated to open around the holidays on North Main Street, with a menu that includes Southern staples like fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, and shrimp and grits.
Though Kevin Sr. raised his family in New Jersey, the Jonases have deep roots in North Carolina, where much of the extended family still lives.
“When we open Nellie’s Southern Kitchen, it is a way to honor my family but also to re-invest in Belmont,” Jonas Sr. said in a press release. “Our hometown is thriving, and we want to help bring more visitors to town. Kevin, Joe, and Nick have always loved visiting Belmont and look forward to their continued visits as we open the restaurant.”
There’s no word yet on whether the brothers might be convinced to play a show or two for their dad’s grand opening, but the timing seems just right for Nellie’s to release a Christmas album, à la Cracker Barrel.