Cascone’s Grill North now open at 6427 N. Cosby

Frank Cascone, whose family has owned and operated a River Market restaurant since the mid-1950s, is the owner and operator of the new restaurant in the Picture Hills Shopping Center at 6427 N. Cosby. Marty’s Bar-B-Q had previously operated in the space.

Martin City Brewing Company taps into the craft beer movement

In case you haven’t noticed, the craft brewing movement in Kansas City is hot, hot, hot. I recently headed out to Martin City recently to get acquainted with their new microbrews. The menu features tasty Neopolitan-style pizza. Be sure to try the slightly spicy Espana with an Abbey-style beer, or better yet, a flight. Read the review.

Mimi’s Cafe is leaving the metro

Officials with Mimi’s Cafe have confirmed that they are closing their two Overland Park restaurants on April 13. The locations are at Oak Park Mall, 11885 W. 95th St., and at 8301 W. 135th St. Stroud’s pan fried chicken has already announced plans to open in the 135th Street building in early June.