Now open: Vietnamese crawfish at Northcross and Indian/Nepalese on North Lamar

The Austin location of a Houston original is now open at Northcross Mall shopping center. (PRNewsFoto/LA Crawfish)
The Austin location of a Houston original is now open at Northcross Mall shopping center. (PRNewsFoto/LA Crawfish)

Houston-based La Crawfish opened a franchise location at 2525 Anderson Ln. in the Northcross Mall shopping center. The restaurant specializes in Vietnamese crawfish. The rich and spicy boiled crawfish (and shrimp and crab) come flavored with Cajun, garlic butter or hot & sour spices. La Crawfish also serves pho, po’boys, a variety of chicken wings, and more. (No website)

Indian and Nepalese restaurant Bombay to Kathmandu Kitchen opened at 9616 N. Lamar Blvd. (just north of Rundberg Lane). The restaurant, open daily for lunch and dinner, serves tandoori meat dishes, naan, Nepalese specials like chicken chhoila, and more. (bombaytokathmandu.com)

East Side King opens in the heart of Sixth Street downtown

The fifth location of East Side King opened on Wednesday in a bar called The Four Horsemen on Sixth Street downtown. Photo from @eastsideking.
The fifth location of East Side King opened on Wednesday in a bar called The Four Horsemen on Sixth Street downtown. Photo from @eastsideking.

East Side King has opened its newest location inside The Four Horsemen, a bar at 310 E. Sixth St. downtown.

The popular Asian eatery from Paul Qui and Moto Utsunomiya now has five locations, three of which are also associated with bars, including the Liberty, Hole in the Wall and Whislers. (They also have a standalone location on South Lamar Boulevard.)

The location quietly opened today at 4 p.m. with the only announcement coming from a post on East Side King’s Instagram

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Correction: Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ spin-off Violet Taco opens at Star Bar this weekend

Valentina's Tex-Mex serves one of the best sliced brisket sandwiches in town.
Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ serves one of the best sliced brisket sandwiches in town.

A previous version of this blog incorrectly reported that Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ would reopen at Star Bar (600 W. Sixth St.). It turns out Valentina’s sister trailer, Violet Taco, will open at Star Bar, with Valentina’s staying down south at 7612 Brodie Ln. Violet Taco will, however, serve Valentina’s smoked brisket and carnitas daily (as well as ribs on Wednesday). Violet Taco recently left the Craftsmans bar on East Cesar Chavez Street, when it was determined the trailer was too big for the space. Violet Taco will serve dinner and late-nights only until the Star Bar finished its renovation in the coming weeks.