ADDISON—Upscale Mexican food empresario Mico Rodriguez is expanding his Mesero empire northward: It's taking over the former Jakes Hamburgers spot on Belt Line Road. Per CultureMap, it'll "follow the Mesero model, which has a slightly different and larger assortment of dishes than the menu at Mr. Mesero." It's expected to open in January 2016.
GARLAND—Frozen pop hawker Steel City Pops opened its first Dallas location last summer on Lowest Greenville, and now it's headed to Garland. Look for a small shop to open in Firewheel Town Center this summer; the pops — in fruity flavors like pineapple-jalapeno and creamy flavors like avocado or coffee — won't be made on-site but rather trucked in from the Greenville location.
LAKEWOOD—Healthy takeout spot Snap Kitchen has its sixth DFW location in the works at the corner of Mockingbird and Skillman. The Austin-based chain specializes in grab-and-go meals, snacks, and cold-pressed juices that cater to a variety of dietary needs including paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb, like a 290-calorie Moroccan chicken bowl and 270-calorie turkey meatloaf. Look for the Lakewood Snap to open in time for summer.
NORTHPARK—Now you can get your green juice fix in between bouts of shoe shopping and trips to the Apple Store: Inwood Village-born concept The Juice Bar now has a third location in the upper level food court slinging all-organic fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, kombucha tea on tap, and a slushy juice concoction they've dubbed "fruice." Juices ain't cheap at around $7.50, but it's a helluva lot healthier than the nearby Jamba Juice.