Restaurant news from across the metro area:
▪ Kulture Kurry, specializing in northern Indian cuisine, is now open at 9940 College Blvd., Overland Park. The restaurant serves such items as hummus tandoori, Masala crab cake, salads and soups, salmon in tamarind sauce, and scallops in saffron. Owner Roushan Kumar uses family recipes for his dishes.
▪ The Rim has opened at 8702 N. Flintlock Road in The Shoppes at Shoal Creek.
For now, the Rim is just offering its Joos menu including flavored iced tea or slush drinks, hot tea, premium or build-your-own smoothies, and vegetable and fruit juices. But it will soon roll out its full menu, including entree salads, grilled sandwiches, grilled entrees like bourbon chicken with two sides, and Rim Bowls like brisket with steamed mixed vegetables and rice.
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▪ Lidia’s Kansas City, now celebrating its 16th year in the Freight House District, is adding a new event space. The Terrazza will be a glass-enclosed room seating up to 88 people. It is going up on the former south side patio of the restaurant at 101 W. 22nd St. The room is slated to be completed next week and the first event is already booked for Dec. 13. Lidia’s is now taking reservations for holiday parties and other events.
▪ Andy Skeen, owner of Downtown Pizza, is moving the operation to Duke’s on Grand and will start serving pizza there by early January.
The delivery-only operation opened downtown in fall 2013, delivering pizza until 4 a.m. daily in a 7-mile radius of downtown. It is still delivering pizza as it sets up operations at Duke’s at 1501 Grand Blvd.
Downtown Pizza focuses on local, fresh ingredients for a menu that includes specialty pizzas, wings and sandwiches.