Food briefs: New on Washington Avenue

Pacific Coast Tacos, 6329 Washington Ave., opened its second location early this month. (Facebook photo)

Pacific Coast Tacos, 6329 Washington Ave., opened its second location early this month. 

The menu features a blend of flavors from the West Coast of the U.S., down to Mexico and South America, reflecting cultural influences of Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Hawaii and French Polynesia.

Also, Fort Worth-based concept The Cookshack opened at 4015 Washington Ave. last month, according to its Facebook page.

The Cookshack says it is known for spicy hand-battered chicken and applewood-smoked ribs. Sides include French fries, mac and cheese, Texas caviar, coleslaw and more. 

Nara Thai also recently opened in the area at 4601 Washington Ave.

New Heights restaurant brings El Paso flavors

The 915 is a new concept by chef Vanessa Lomeli. The restaurant, named for El Paso’s area code, operates at 2914 White Oak Dr.

According to CultureMap, The 915 opened March 23 for takeout or delivery. Dine-in service will be added later.

The restaurant offers a twist on Tex-Mex staples.

Ramen on Shepherd Drive

The Los Angeles-based chain Rakkan Ramen is set to open at 600 N. Shepherd Dr. Ste. 515, in the M-K-T development early next month, according to Eater Houston.

The Japanese restaurant is known for its vegetable broths and pearl ramen, which is made with Japanese rock salt and white soy sauce.

Lowell Street Market’s new tenant

Kale Me Crazy, a superfood café, will open a location in the Heights in the Lowell Street Market where Sing used to be. The 718 W. 18th St. location will offer juices, smoothies, salads and wraps.

La Lucha’s crawfish boil

La Lucha, 1801 N. Shepherd Dr., is hosting a crawfish boil Sunday from 11 a.m. until the mudbugs are gone.

The restaurant will be offering classically prepared crawfish at cost with a splash of Tabasco pepper mash from Avery Island. Sides are available for purchase, including boiled potatoes and corn, roasted garlic and sausage. Guests can also choose from a variety of scratch-made sauces including green harissa, white remoulade, kimchi aioli and smoked oyster mayo.

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