Idaho spud obsessives Boise Fry Company opened their first Austin location at 11005 Burnet Rd. near Kramer Lane. The restaurant serves eight varieties of fries (including russet, yam, purple, and Brussels sprouts) delivered in one of seven different cuts (regular, curly, waffle, etc.), as well as veggie, bison, and beef burgers. The fries come with the choice of several homemade seasonings, spritzers, and dipping sauces. Boise Fry Company is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. (boisefrycompany.com)
Almarah Mediterranean Cuisine opened at 12129 RM 620 (at Lake Creek Parkway). Almarah serves shawarma and kabobs, appetizers like hummus, falafel, and baba ghanouj, as well as more than 20 specialty pizzas and a variety of chicken wings. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.