Brothers Titus and Nate Bond have taken over a little Northland diner for a new full-service gastropub focusing on fresh, local ingredients and craft beers.
Crown Point Tavern is scheduled to open Aug. 12 at 2631 N.E. Vivion Road, near Antioch Crossing.
The brothers grew up in Westport but now live with their families in the Northland.
“If you want to go have a nice dinner it is mostly corporate chains. There’s not a variety of locally owned, sit-down restaurants in the Northland,” said Titus Bond.
Chef Nate Bond’s menu will include small plates, street tacos, soups and salads, pork tenderloins, Philly cheesesteaks, pork belly Cubano and specialty burgers including the Crown Burger with sauteed mushrooms, aged Swiss and truffle mayonnaise on an egg bun.
Entrees will include pan-roasted chicken, beef short ribs, fried chicken and biscuits and jambalaya. For dessert: Long John chocolate doughnut sundae and Butterfinger cake.
The brothers also remodeled the former Marcy’s Restaurant & Lounge using reclaimed barn wood, polished concrete floors, and vintage advertising signs.
Hours will be 11 a.m. to midnight daily. Brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with a michelada bar on Saturday and a mimosa bar on Sunday.
Slim Chickens for Lenexa
A former Shell gas station at 8700 Long St. in Lenexa will be the site for a new Slim Chickens, an Arkansas-based chain specializing in hand-breaded chicken tenders.
Slim Chickens uses fresh ingredients for such items as tenders, chicken and waffles, smokey cheddar wraps, Buffalo Blues Salad (with blue cheese crumbles and grilled or fried tenders shaken in buffalo wing sauce), wings, and sides like mac-and-cheese, coleslaw, fried pickles, fried okra and fried mushrooms. It also has locations in Independence and Overland Park.
David Block, Jay Friedman and Max Kosoglad of Block & Co. Realtors handled the negotiations. Officials with Slim Chickens couldn’t be reached for comment.