Globally inspired tacos and boozy margaritas are now available at Velvet Taco, which opened Feb. 6. The Dallas-based restaurant features tacos with international tastes and flavors, according to a press release. Its tacos include chimichurri steak, Korean fried rice, Cuban pig, spicy tikka chicken and more. Its menu also offers alcoholic drinks such as margaritas, ranch water, palomas and beer. Velvet Taco is located in Grapevine at 440 W. SH 114. 817-527-5995. www.velvettaco.com
Balkan Garden Bistro opened Feb. 15. An Eastern European restaurant, it features fajita-style cevapi, which are grilled Serbian sausages, as well as steaks, such as tomahawks and filet mignon. It also offers wine, cocktails, ribeye steaks, pasta and burgers. The restaurant has a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Balkan Garden Bistro is located at 2140 Hall-Johnson Road, Ste. 118, Grapevine. 682-376-7054. www.facebook.com/balkan.garden.bistro
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse opened Feb. 25 at 4025 William D. Tate Ave., according to a press release. Since opening its first location in 2008, Chama Gaucha has brought the hospitality and tradition of southern Brazil to the United States, the press release stated. The restaurant features meat—including beef, lamb and pork—on a large skewer that is carved tableside.
Chama Gaucha has locations in San Antonio, Houston and Chicago. 682-799-4025. www.chamagaucha.com
Heaven on Main opened at 20 S. Main St. in Grapevine in January. According to its website, the spa was created with the intention of providing a home spa feel for men and women to soothe their mind, body and skin in an uplifting and stylish environment. Services include body massages, body treatments and facials as well as various treatment add-ons, such as scalp massages, cupping treatments and Himalayan hot stones. The spa also plans on opening an online store where its products can be purchased. 682-447-2000. www.heavenonmainspa.com
Pretty Brows Lash N’ Skin held its grand opening Feb. 28, according to owner Pratima Neupane. She said the beauty salon offers facials; waxing; and brow services for lamination, threading and microblading. Pretty Brows Lash N’ Skin also features lash lifts and extensions, tinting for eyebrows and lashes, OxygenCeuticals and henna tattoo services.
The salon is located in Colleyville, near the Walmart Neighborhood Market, at 4902 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 104. 469-363-5931. www.prettyeyebrowsnlashes.com
Zafiros Mexican Grill y Cantina opened in Colleyville on Jan. 28. Located at 5204 Colleyville Blvd., Zafiros offers Mexican cooking featuring fresh, scratch-kitchen ingredients, such as locally sourced vegetables, in-house butchered meats and fish hand-selected by chefs, according to its website. The restaurant serves a variety of cuisines, including tostadas, fajitas, nachos, steak, handmade corn tortillas and more, according to its menu. 817-900-6535. https://zafirosmexicangrillycantina.godaddysites.com
Black Rifle Coffee Company opened in December at 5695 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville. The new location features a full espresso bar; grab-and-go food options that include breakfast, sweets and lunch options; more than 15 different blends of coffee; a drive-thru; Wi-Fi for people staying in; a patio; a dog park; and merchandise for purchase. Black Rifle Coffee Co. began in 2014 and has a goal of supporting veterans, law enforcement and first responders. 210-891-0029. www.blackriflecoffee.com/pages/colleyville-retail