1. Japanese grocery store Asahi Imports opened a second location at 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. B-105B, Austin, on Dec. 13. The store carries more than 30,000 Japanese grocery products, including handmade onigiri rice balls, daily bento offerings, and a variety of fresh and prepared food. The original location for Asahi Imports, located at 6105 Burnet Road, was launched by owner Sally Matsumae’s grandmother. www.asahiimports.com

2. Smash ATX opened Oct. 6 in the former location of Spin. Like its predecessor at 213 W. Fifth St., Austin, Smash ATX is a bar and restaurant featuring ping-pong tables. Smash ATX’s menu focuses on comfort food, and it has a full bar, including signature cocktails. 737-263-0555. www.smashatx.com

3. Fast-casual restaurant Pollo Campero opened its first Austin location Nov. 18 at 8023 N. Burnet Road, Austin. The restaurant is operating out of commercial kitchen Kitchen United Mix. Pollo Campero originated in Guatemala and serves fried and grilled chicken meals as well as yuca fries, empanadas and other Central American dishes. Food is available for pickup and delivery only. www.us.compero.com