Locally owned Bread & Butter Concepts has a name for its new Westwood restaurant.
G. Berto Cucina will be in the upcoming Woodside Village development at the corner of 47th Place and Rainbow Boulevard. It is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2015 with a goal of an early November opening.
The name honors the late Burt Gaylin, who helped to instill an entrepreneurial spirit in his son, Alan Gaylin, co-founder of Bread & Butter Concepts. It also is a shortened version of the name of another Bread & Butter co-founder, Glynn Roberts.
The 6,500-square-foot restaurant will combine “straightforward elements of relaxed sophistication and a Tuscan feel, with the comfort of modern lounge seating and a grandiose back bar.” The menu will include modern takes on classic Italian dishes as well as original items created by Bread & Butter chefs. The pasta will be made in view of customers, and the restaurant will have a wood-burning oven.
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Bread & Butter Concepts also owns BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Urban Table, Gram & Dun, and Taco Republic.
▪ Lenexa’s Ibis Bakery has been selling its goods at area farmers markets, at a coffee shop next door to the bakery and at a couple of specialty grocery stores.
Now the fast growing business has added a retail component to its wholesale bakery at 12817 W. 87th St. Parkway, and the owners are looking at spaces in downtown Kansas City for another bakery and cafe.
Breads include cranberry walnut, coconut white chocolate, multigrain, sprouted quinoa-kamut, and rosemary cheese. It also sells brioche, granola and seasonal small batch pastries.
Ibis Bakery has limited seating in the new retail area, but it plans to add more tables and chairs, as well as hold special events like a pizza night and bread baking classes.
“Now it is more accessible to customers and it is open so they can see our process,” said Chris Matsch, who owns the bakery with his wife Kate. “One of my passions is connecting customers to what they are eating and making them feel more a part of it.”
▪ Spin Neapolitan Pizza’s newest franchisee, Dee Jay’s, opened its first Spin restaurant on Thursday in Papillion, Neb., a Omaha suburb. The franchise agreement calls the Canada-based Dee Jay’s to open at least five restaurants in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota over the next six years.
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