1. Albero Cafe: The new Italian restaurant opened last week in the former Bocconcini building at 4811 E. Central. It’s owned by Hassan Ballout, who worked for 10 years at nearby Bella Luna Cafe. The menu includes flatbreads, salads, paninis and pasta dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, Italian sausage penne and shrimp scampi. Entrees included grilled grouper, grilled salmon, strip steak, chicken Parmesan and eggplant Parmesan. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 316-260-9667.
2. Picasso’s, Derby: Kurt Schmidt opened his second Picasso’s Pizzeria at 620 N. Rock Road in Derby on Thursday. The restaurant will have the same big slices and sandwiches as the original, which opened at 621 W. Douglas in Delano in March 2012, but it will have slightly different hours. The Derby store will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 316-201-1743.
3. Round Browns Smokehouse:The former owners of Hamburger Hero just opened a new barbecue restaurant in Park City called Round Browns Smokehouse. It’s at 420 E. 61st St. North and serves brisket, pulled pork, smoked ham, smoked turkey, hotlinks, ribs, catfish and Hamburger Hero burgers. In 2011, Josh and Briana Sams moved their Hamburger Hero from Park City to a building at Douglas and Broadway, but it closed in 2012.