Ghufrana Mahrukh opened Heaven’s Bistro Bakery on July 8 at 2205 W. Parmer Lane, Austin. She serves desserts; French pastries; coffee; breakfast croissants; and lunch items, such as soups, salads and sandwiches. The bakery can also create custom cakes for special events, such as weddings and birthdays. 512-351-8044. www.facebook.com/heavens.bistro.bakery
A second Austin location of Poke Bowl opened May 7 at 2501 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 700, Austin. The restaurant allows customers to make their own bowls with poke—a marinated fish popular in Hawaii—with rice and toppings, such as vegetables, wasabi, edamame housemade sauces. 737-209-0121. www.pokebowlaustin.com
USTA Kababgy opened April 24 at 9717 N. Lamar Blvd., Unit C2, Austin. The halal barbecue restaurant serves a variety of Mediterranean plates, such as Turkish flatbreads, lamb tikka and lentil soup. 512-465-2720. www.ustakababgy.com
Pho Dinh Vietnamese Cuisine, located at 9515 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 156, Austin, held its grand opening June 29. The family-owned restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese servings, such as pho, egg noodle soup, vermicelli bowls and more. 512-660-5042. https://pho-dinh-vietnamese-cuisine.business.site
Andy’s Frozen Custard opens its first Austin location Aug. 26 at 1710 W. Parmer Lane, Austin. The ice cream, desserts and confectionery company has more than 70 locations nationwide, including three north of Austin. Andy’s serves cones, sundaes, concretes and other seasonal treats. www.eatandys.com
Southside Market & Barbeque, the state’s oldest barbecue restaurant that opened in 1882 in Elgin, announced Aug. 2 it will open a new location in the Shops at Arbor Walk, 10515 N. MoPac, Ste. B-225, Austin. The new restaurant will serve slow-smoked meats and housemade sides and desserts. Owners Bryan and Rachel Bracewell plan to open Southside Market in late 2019. 512-281-4650. www.southsidemarket.com
Raku Cafe, located at 8557 Research Blvd., Ste. 140, Austin, has a “coming soon” sign posted at its storefront. The store will serve Taiwanese bubble tea, which is a cold drink made with tea, tapioca pearls and sometimes milk. An opening date was not announced.
Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden, a new concept from local coal-fired pizzeria and Italian restaurant Tony C’s, will open two locations. The first, at 2900 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, is slated to open in early 2020, with a second to follow in Round Rock next spring. The concept allows the business to expand to new neighborhoods and to provide space for larger groups, according to a news release. 512-263-3473. www.tonycs.com
Ryan Zhang opened Donut Hub on June 8 at 12129 N. RM 620, Ste. 448, Austin. The shop sells doughnuts, kolaches, croissant sandwiches and tacos. Donut Hub also creates custom doughnuts, including with characters, for parties. 512-258-1118. www.facebook.com/donuthubatx
V Cafe, located at 10700 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 210, Austin, opened in July. The Vietnamese restaurant serves sandwiches on freshly baked baguettes and croissants alongside vermicelli and rice bowls, pho and bubble tea. 512-344-9532. www.vcafetexas.com
Japanese restaurant Ebisu plans to open in August at 13376 N. US 183, Ste. 400, Austin. Ebisu will serve traditional Japanese cuisine, including high-grade sashimi, wagyu beef, nigiri and sashimi. Traditional sushi rolls will also available. Ebisu will have a bar with sake, Japanese whiskey and draft beer. 512-243-5554. www.ebisuaustin.com
Tso Chinese Delivery will open a second location Aug. 27 in Arboretum Crossing at 9333 Research Blvd., Austin. The Chinese restaurant focused on delivery and carryout orders only will expand its delivery service area to neighborhoods in an area bounded by Lost Horizon Drive, Bluegrass Drive, RM 2222, Metric Boulevard and Parmer Lane. 512-774-4876. www.tsodelivery.com
Los Angeles-based Dog Haus announced in early August it will open a location in Northwest Austin at the new Center at Four Points mixed-use development at RM 620 and Vista Parke Drive. No opening date has been set. The restaurant will serve hot dogs, sausages and burgers, including plant-based options. The space will have a biergarten with 24 craft beers on tap, a full bar and an outdoor patio. www.doghaus.com
Ash Durairajan will open Anjappar Indian Cuisine by late October at 12233 N. RM 620, Ste. 205, Austin, in the former Fowlers Sports Bar. The restaurant will feature traditional Indian cuisine as well as fusion items, such as tacos with tikka masala. Anjappar will also have a full bar featuring cocktails and local draft beer.
Kale Me Crazy will open its first Texas location in the fall at 8300 N. RM 620, Austin, inside The Trails at 620. Construction was scheduled to begin at the end of July. The superfood cafe will offer cold-pressed juices, poke bowls, smoothies, coffee and more. www.kalemecrazy.net