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Açaí Bowls Make It To SA, Charc Week Is In Full Swing And More


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Move over, froyo — there's a new frozen treat in town. Berry Healthy Bowls (3131 Thousand Oaks Dr., 787-530-6683) has opened its food trailer window in the same shopping center as JonesN4Crossfit serving variations of frozen açaí bowls topped with all sorts of good stuff. Owner Danny Rigau, a Puerto Rican who left the island in 2014 for San Antonio, decided to launch the truck at the request of daughter Daniela, who's addicted to the stuff. Found in part of California, Florida and New York, açaí bowls are made with frozen berry puree that takes on a rich, chocolate taste. Known as a Brazilian super food, açaí berry bowls are topped with fresh fruit, coconut shavings, nuts, granola, hemp seed, coconut oil or hazelnut spread. Paleo types can look forward to the Berry Paleo bowl with unsweetened açaí, crumbled nuts, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and coconut oil. Bowls go for $5.50-$10 and opening hours will run 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Stone Oak's getting a new hot spot with the opening of Michin Fresh Mexican Kitchin (427 N. Loop 1604, Building 2, Suite 2) on Friday with happy hour specials ($5 house margaritas, $2.50 domestic bottles, Mexican draft $4) running from 7 to 9 p.m. on the patio. Expect coastal Mex fare and more options for late-night eats, as they'll stay open until 1 a.m. on weekends.

Area restaurants are deep into Charc Week, which ends Sunday. More than 15 restaurants in San Antonio will offer scratch- and house-made charcuterie boards at $25. The eateries include Biga on the Banks, Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden, The Fig Tree, Cookhouse, TBA, Crossroads Kitchen at Faust, Cullum's Attagirl, The Granary 'Cue And Brew, Restaurant Gwendolyn, Kimura Ramen, The Last Word, Lüke, Mezcalería Mixtli, NAO at the Culinary Institute of America, Rosella Coffee Co. and Tre Trattoria Alamo Heights. Little Gretel in Boerne rounds out the list. For more information and a look at Austin restaurants participating in this meaty week, visit

Finally, the winners of Dorcol Distilling Company's first-ever boozy ice cream social include people's choice winner Lüke San Antonio with its spiked caramel ice cream, Kinsman rakia, ginger, apricot-salted honey drizzle and chocolate sauce created by pastry chef Latoya Boisley. A La Mode Gelato took home Critic's choice for SA's Helado Borracho with The Romeo & Juliet of strawberry and lavender sorbet, Limoncello and a Kinsman rakia and ginger granita, which will be served as a special throughout next month at the shop (1420 S. Alamo St., 210-788-8000).

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