A few bits of news from the ‘hood:
In big letters…CARLY SUE’S FAMILY DINER..now posted on Gregory Blvd just east of Main. This new restaurant is going in the old Mezzaluna’s spot. It will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner starting in September. Owners Tom and Barbara Byrum have a catering background–can’t wait to try this new spot. Oh I hope they serve THIN crispy waffles!
I miss The Sweet Guy. Unfortunately there wasn’t much business for this gelato/coffee/pastry shop but the staff was friendly, and I liked the relaxed atmosphere with a very visible location along Wornall/Broadway. A franchise restaurant, South Beach Taco Factory, is scheduled to go into this spot. Let’s hope the food doesn’t taste like it’s factory made.
And finally, local superstar and mom-who-can-do-it-all chef Celina Tio is a contestant on the Next Iron Chef reality show starting in October. Smart marketing tie-in: her restaurant Julian will have a weekly watch party on Sundays featuring the food she prepared during the competition.