New food: Three new food-centric businesses, and a change to one, coming soon to Lake Highlands

Ice cream aside flavored Sno from Bahama Bucks (Photo provided by Bahama Buck’s)
Ice cream aside flavored Sno from Bahama Bucks (Photo provided by Bahama Buck’s)

Creekside, the new Alamo Drafthouse- anchored development at Skillman and Abrams, has signed two new tenants — Bahama Buck’s, a frozen dessert shop, and Mrs. Gridiron, a homemade-meal service.

Bahama Buck’s is a Lubbock, Texas-based business with franchises all over the United States. Area locations include Sachse, Rowlett and, as of April, Far North Dallas. Flavored Sno, smoothies, sodas, mocha frostalattés, paradise fruit and Sno 2 go make up the menu. It is slated to open in 2017. Check for updates. Mrs. Gridiron — officially Caroline Hattemer, wife of Lake Highlands High School football coach Nathan Hattemer — produces made-from-scratch meals for delivery to Lake Highlands and East Dallas. Several menu items can meet dietary restrictions upon request. “In addition to the fresh-cooked, from-scratch meals that will still be available for pickup and delivery from our rotating monthly menu, we will also have ready-to-go items that you can drop in and pick up any time,” Hattemer says. She expects to open in May or early June.

Nearby at Walnut Hill and Audelia, another frozen dessert stand is under construction. Andy’s Frozen Custard, features — in addition to flavored, blended custards — sundaes, banana splits, Coke floats and Italian ice. At time of publication, an opening date had not been announced.

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In the same shopping center, expect some changes at Neighbor’s Casual Kitchen. Peter Touris, who opened Neighbor’s in September 2014, recently sold the restaurant to a group of longtime Lake Highlands residents. Touris is returning to the restaurant that has been a part of his own family for decades, Chubby’s on Northwest Highway near Jupiter. New owners, LH Eats, consists of dozens of investors, but expect to see partner/operator Jimmy Cannon, who has experience running restaurants, in house most days. Some of the near-future changes will include minor cosmetic alterations, condensing the menu and adding a couple of items.

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