#getfried Fry Cafe
7400 San Pedro Ave (inside North Star Mall), (714) 932-7590, getfried.com
Working out of a mall kiosk, #getfried serves up sinfully delicious fries topped with all sorts of drizzles and extra treats that is literally making our mouth water right now. There’s also finger foods if you need to balance out your fry intake.
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Bubble Waffle Bar
19141 Stone Oak Pkwy., Suite 501
Less than a year after opening the first location on the North West side of town, a second Bubble Waffle Bar opened in mid-April. Stone Oak can now enjoy over-the-top milkshakes, bubble tea, and bubble waffles topped with ice cream, mochi, Pocky and more. Owner J.R. Gallegos hinted at upcoming items like Dole Whip soft serve and Mexican gelato.
Photo via Instagram / bubblewafflebar
Tapatio Vegan Taco facebook.com
What began as a pop-up is moving on up to a food truck. Opened on April 16, Tapatio Vegan Taco serves items like wheat “meat” and jackfruit as meat substitutes. Everything is completely homemade from the breads and tortillas to the cheeses and “meats.”
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Shotgun House Coffee Roasters
1333 Buena Vista St., (254) 913-9031, shotgunhouseroasters.com
The West Side is on the up, with a new coffee shop opening in mid-April. Owner Eddie Laughlin uses a San Franciscan roaster that can process 20 pounds in an hour. Satisfy your coffee needs here.
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302 Montana St, (210) 559-0421, cherritybar.com
Cherrity Bar, a new bar concept that helps three charities raise funds on a monthly basis, opened on the city’s Eastside. Stop in to the 22,000 square-space for cocktails and soon enough, ramen and deli sandwiches.
Photo by Jessica Elizarraras
Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave., (210) 648-3303
Seven (very!) long months later, Pollos is back serving up ridiculously good chicken. After being shut down for smoke problems, the $350,000 equipment upgrades will help scrub smoke and lessen its impact on neighbors and their homes. Pollos welcomed us all back on April 26.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
The Dakota East Side Ice House
433 S Hackberry St., (210) 375-6009, thedakotasa.com
The East Side has an ice house, y’all. Since its grand opening on April 15, The Dakota has been a place for visitors to kick back and drink with friends. Kick it on the patio with your booze while you snack on flatbread pizzas or sandwiches.
Photo via Instagram / sip_sa
Revolucion Coffee + Juice
300 E. Houston St., revolucionsa.com
Goodbye Moshe’s Golden Falafel, hello to a second Revolucion location. Announced last November, the shop brings juicing and acai bowls to downtown.
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1203 S. Alamo St., instagram.com/cullumsattaboy
Though not completely new, Attaboy can now be found in Southtown as of late March. After years parked on the St. Mary’s Strip, the Airstream has parked itself in the newly-billed “Hub Market” in front of Small Planet eBikes on South Alamo. Expect the namesake Attaboy burger specials, along with grilled cheese, 1980s ribs, beer cheese and a seasonal salad.
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Jokesters 22 Pub 'N Grub
713 S Alamo St., (210) 616-2504, facebook.com
If you need a different type of bar scene, hit up Jokesters, which opened in mid-April. You’ll get your booze via baby bottle and the chairs are equipped with thongs and tramp stamps. And it’s the perfect spot to get you a bar that can do both – watch the game on one side and catch a comedy show on the other.
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