Diners at The Green Pickle restaurant will find more seating and a cooler interior after the eatery recently added a new kitchen.

The 425-square-foot addition has been especially appreciated this summer with the intense heat driving diners indoors. The previous kitchen, located behind the front counter, allowed heat to escape into the dining area.

Walter Lee built the addition, complete with a stained concrete floor and drain for easier cleaning. Cooks have a more spacious environment, too.

Owner Delaine Booker has redecorated the front counter area with - what else? - dark green paint. The extra room also allowed her to retrieve some interesting counters from storage. They were purchased from Cattleman's Restaurant in the Fort Worth Stockyards after it remodeled and put them up for sale, Booker said.

Look carefully and you'll see the stylized cattle drawings on the countertops.

The Pickle has added a Philly burger to the menu and plans to add some new beers, Booker said. Other improvements are planned as the restaurant heads into fall and cooler weather.

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