Several new restaurants are opening their doors.

» Thirst-Tea Cafe, which has a location in Midtown Crossing, is opening a second location near 76th and Dodge Streets. The boba tea spot has added soft-serve ice cream to its menu, along with flavored waffle cones.

The new location is at 7616 Dodge St. For more information, visit

» Pinoy Grill, a new Filipino restaurant, is open in Bellevue. The restaurant, at 204 Galvin Road North, is serving several classic dishes, including tocino chicken, which is sweet-cured chicken slices, and sisig, which is minced pork blended with onions, peppers and chicken liver. Lumpia, Filipinio egg rolls, are also a staple.

For more information, call 531-365-0316.

» A new Chinese hand-pulled noodle spot, Meisiu Cafe, is open off 76th and Dodge Streets. The restaurant has noodle bowls and soups with proteins, vegetables and broths as well as rice dishes. A website is coming soon; for now, find the restaurant at 7622 Dodge St.

Reporter - Food and dining

Sarah Baker Hansen writes restaurant reviews and food stories for the World-Herald. She also writes the quarterly "Food Prowl" series, where teams of tasters go around Omaha to find favorite foods in a number of categories. Phone: 402-444-1069

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