Now open: Interstellar BBQ
Interstellar BBQ opened Feb. 21 at 12233 RM 620 N., Ste. 105, Austin. The restaurant offers brisket, pulled pork, spare ribs and chicken, along with sides, including coleslaw, grits with brisket and pimento potato salad.
The restaurant was formerly the original Noble Sandwich Co., but the owners decided to turn the place into a barbecue restaurant at the end of last year. 512-382-6248. www.instagram.com/interstellarbbq
Now open: Damma
Damma opened inside the food court at H Mart at 11301 Lakeline Blvd., Austin, on Feb. 1. The restaurant offers traditional Korean food, including stir dammfry, soup, kimchi, handmade dumplings and rice cakes. 832-488-8767
Now open: True Food Kitchen
Health-focused restaurant True Food Kitchen opened its second Austin location at The Domain on Feb. 13. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu of health-conscious appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Meals are offered with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
The 8,000-square-foot space is located at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. 100, Austin, previously occupied by Blackfinn Ameripub. The restaurant includes indoor and outdoor dining areas and a private dining room. 512-992-0685. www.truefoodkitchen.com
Coming soon: Pokeworks
A Manhattan-based poke brand will open the first of five planned Austin restaurants in late spring at 9828 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 140, Austin. Pokeworks will serve Hawaiian-inspired bowls featuring poke, which is marinated raw fish, as well as its poke burritos. Customers can build their own bowls, choosing from a variety of proteins, sauces and toppings. The poke restaurant has 30 locations nationwide and more than 100 in development. www.pokeworks.com
Coming soon: Plank Seafood Provisions
Oyster bar and seafood grill Plank Seafood Provisions announced in March it will open its first Texas location at The Domain in spring 2020. The restaurant will serve sustainable seafood, including peel-and-eat shrimp and yellowfin tuna. Plank Seafood will be located at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. 136, Austin. www.plankseafood.com
Coming soon: The Yard Milkshake Bar
Opening later this summer will be the first Texas location of The Yard Milkshake Bar at 3400 Esperanza Crossing, Austin. The Alabama-based dessert spot will offer customizable milkshakes. Ice cream options will include classic flavors as well as more unique ones, such as banana pudding and edible cookie dough. Customers can enjoy milkshakes with toppings such as doughnuts, candy bars, cookies and cereal. www.theyardmilkshakebar.com
Coming soon: Cava
This spring, a Washington, D.C.-based Mediterranean restaurant will open its fourth Austin-area location in a new building at The Domain at 10808 Domain Drive, Austin, near Braker Lane.
Cava serves authentic and modern Mediterranean food with items such as crazy feta, spicy lamb meatballs, cauliflower quinoa tabbouleh and seasonal items. www.cava.com
Madhu Phillips and Joyce Yang will open Sugar Pine in mid-April at 8578 Research Blvd., Austin. The restaurant will serve Asian cuisine and housemade ice cream with flavors such as green tea and black sesame. Menu items will include bento boxes and Japanese onigiri, which are rice balls filled with sweet or savory flavors. Sugar Pine will also serve wine and beer on draft as well as coffee. 512-520-9046