Update: Cascone’s Grill to open Northland restaurant

Updated: 2014-02-13T17:49:32Z

Cascone’s Grill is opening in the Northland.

The Cascone family has owned and operated a River Market restaurant since the mid-1950s. Brothers Frank and George took over after their father, Sam Cascone, passed away in 1992.

But more and more restaurants are opening in the area or expanding, and that’s cutting into their sales at Cascone’s Grill.

“We are good. There’s just not enough in the kitty to pay us both,” said George Cascone.

Frank Cascone will own and operate the new Northland restaurant in the Picture Hills Shopping Center at 6427 N. Cosby. Marty’s Bar-B-Q recently closed in the space.

The new Cascone’s will be a breakfast/lunch cafe similar to the River Market cafe.

“I don’t think there is anything up north like our place, not with the Italian flair,” said Frank Cascone.

George Cascone will remain at the River Market location at 15-17 E. Fifth St.

Described as “Italian cuisine meets American diner,” Cascone’s Grill offers items like biscuits and gravy, liver and onions, beef stew and pasta. There’s also “The Big Sam” sandwich — Italian sausage, egg, cheese and hash browns on Italian toast — named after Sam Cascone. But George wants to add new items like blueberry pancakes and omelets.

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