Fried Plantains

The Island Spot hosted a grand opening party more than a month ago at its new location on Jefferson at Madison. But the restaurant is just now actually opening. The restaurant is expected to open Tuesday, Aug. 30, according to a media release. The Island Spot specializes in Jamaican food and rum cocktails.

Sylvan Thirty is getting a new ice cream shop. Stephen Smith, the founder of the wholesaler Nib Chocolates in the Dallas Design District, is opening Betty Ringer Ice Cream around the end of this year. The shop will offer “a variety of frozen treats along with cookies, caramels and chocolates.”