Blatt Beer and Table opened at nearby Preston Hollow Village this month. (Photo from Facebook)

Blatt Beer and Table opened at nearby Preston Hollow Village this month. (Photo from Facebook)

Well, it might not be Lake Highlands exactly, but just across the Central Expressway at Preston Hollow Village a new restaurant has opened with another coming this fall — something to consider if you’re swinging by Trader Joe’s anyway.

Blatt Beer and Table brought an upscale pub vibe to the center when it opened this month. It has reasonably priced dishes offered with a twist, like pretzel bites served with rosemary infused mustard, or the Blatt burger with Guinness-braised onions. There’s also a wide number of vegetarian and gluten free options, for those with dietary restrictions. The bar, lit up with hipster Edison bulbs, is focused on beers, with an emphasis on local brews, along with shuffleboard. It’s the second Blatt Beer and Table in the US, the first being in Nebraska. It’s part of the Flagship Restaurant Group, the brainpower behind popular neighboring restaurant Blue Sushi Sake Grill.

Also opening in Preston Hollow Village, likely this fall, is a taste of old school taqueria with Cincos Tacos. It’ll be the second location for the restaurant, but with its own fresh concept. While the flagship location in Addison offers a full service bar, this will be more about beer and margaritas in a relaxed environment, according to CultureMap.