Chef Tito de Dios is well-known in North Kansas City, Missouri, for his personality and energy; he’s operated several restaurants in the area over the years. His new fast-casual lunch spot, American Fusion Cafe, serves internationally influenced cuisine from the classically trained chef, alongside a food truck of the same name.

The constantly rotating menu celebrates traditional Mexican fare with European influences: The signature Mayan Pork sandwich, for example, from the Yucatán Peninsula, features pulled pork in a citrus sauce spiked with bright red achiote, served on a torta roll and topped with pickled red onions plus a side of crispy fries.

Depending on the week, diners can travel from Cajun country with shrimp po’boys to Mexico with carne asada burritos to Italy with lasagna or fettuccine Alfredo.

American Fusion Cafe, 1621 Swift St., North Kansas City, Missouri, 816.841.4700, americanfusion.kitchen