Coronavirus still hangs over the Dallas food & beverage industry like a dark cloud, but there are restaurants opening, making plans, creating new dishes, whipping up new drinks.

Here’s the latest round of Dallas restaurant news:

Fat Straws, the small local chain with bubble tea and chewy puff donuts (aka mochi donuts) has launched dalgona, aka whipped coffee, at all four locations. Dalgona is made by whipping together instant coffee powder, sugar and hot water until it becomes creamy and is then used to top cold or warm milk. Fat Straws also has creative twists on the beverage including Dirty Chai (Chai Milk Tea & Dalgona), Dirty Matcha (Matcha Milk Tea & Dalgona), Dalgonacado (Avocado Smoothie & Dalgona), Dalgona Coco (Coconut Milk Tea & Dalgona. The drinks range from $4.25 to $6.50 and are available now at all Fat Straws locations. Curbside pickup and delivery through UberEats available at