Ex-Lon's Chef Michael Rusconi to Open His Own Restaurant

Looks like Michael Rusconi, the executive chef of Lon's at the Hermosa from 2005 to 2009, and whose success at combining European technique with native ingredients and local produce garnered the restaurant a AAA Four Diamond award, has resurfaced to start a place of his own.

The Republic reports that Rusconi has signed a lease at the northeast corner of Tatum Road and Shea Boulevard (in the former location of the Japanese eatery, Shiro) to open his new restaurant, called Rusconi's Kitchen, in September.

Offering what Rusconi calls, "regional American comfort food," the Republic goes on to say that many of the creations at Rusconi's Kitchen will be cooked up on a wood-burning grill and that the menu may include such dishes as poblano-glazed pork belly with grits, homemade pasta, and pork osso buco.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >