Simple Science Juices — grab-and-go healthy juices, snacks and entrees — is now open in Brookside.
The company took the former Flowers by Design space at 112 W. 63rd St. It will have a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. July 9 featuring some Sporting Kansas City players.
Founder and former professional soccer player Steve Spangler started the company to “share, educate and provide healthy, nutritional foods” for others. He said cold-press juicing is a two-step process: Grinding the produce into pulp so no nutrients are lost, then using a hydraulic press to slowly apply 1,800 pounds of pressure to the pulp.
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His first shop opened in July 2015 at 8126 Floyd St. in Overland Park. He opened a Crossroads Arts District location at 1914 Main St. in May with Ken Martin. They also plan a location in south Leawood in 2017.
Along with juices, the shops now sell a variety of items, including butternut spinach hash, chia parfait, beef bone broth, acai bowls, chicken salad, and entrees like wild-caught salmon on organic quinoa and spaghetti squash and meatballs.
The new Brookside shop is open daily: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Pizzeria Locale expands
Pizzeria Locale — a partnership between Chipotle and Colorado restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson — is expanding in Overland Park.
The company entered the market in mid-2015 with a Waldo location, its first outside its home state of Colorado.
On Friday it opened a location in Corbin Park, 6455 W. 135th St., Overland Park, seating 56 people inside and 30 on the covered patio.
Another location is scheduled to open at 11875 W. 95th St., Overland Park, by Oak Park Mall, in early August. It will take a space in a multi-tenant building on the site of the former Mimi’s Cafe. Zoës Kitchen also plans to open in the building on July 28. There also is space for a third tenant.
Stuckey, a master sommelier, and chef Mackinnon-Patterson opened the first Pizzeria Locale as a full-service restaurant in Boulder in 2011.
In May 2013, the first Pizzeria Locale under the new partnership with Chipotle opened in Denver, this one as a fast-casual spinoff of the Boulder restaurant.
Pizzeria Locale is described as a contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy. The fast-casual menu has individually made pizzas, including specialty pies such as the Mais (mozzarella, sweet corn, creme fraîche, ham and garlic).
Other menu items include pork meatballs, prosciutto from Iowa’s La Quercia, as well as Budino butterscotch pudding with chocolate or caramel topping.
The pizzas are fired in a custom-designed, high-temperature oven and ready in minutes. The restaurants also offer red or white Italian wine on tap, custom-blended by Stuckey, a selection of local beers, and Alchemy Coffee from Lawrence in cold brew coffee bottles.