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Heating things up at Zero Degrees

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At Zero Degrees (top), a team member crafts a Mangonada. Photos by Collette Orquiz

California-based Zero Degrees has opened another location in San Antonio, seeking to satisfy customers’ palates by combining Asian and Hispanic flavors for drinks and snacks.

The latest spot is at 18010 Bulverde Road.

“This is the second one in San Antonio. There are 50-plus locations now throughout the U.S., with most of them in Texas areas,” said franchise owner Cody Pham.

Zero Degrees diners can feast on specialties such as Flamin’ Hot Elotes, a mix of grilled corn, cheese, chili powder, mayo and Tapatío Salsa Picante Hot Sauce, covered in pulverized Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

Another menu staple: Garlic Noodles — stir-fried noodles with garlic butter, Cotija cheese and an in-house sauce.

Zero Degrees is also the self-proclaimed “Home of the Mangonada” — a mango slush with fruit chunks, topped with chamoy and Tajin seasoning “to give it a sweet, salty, spicy kick that has made it our No. 1 best-seller,” according to the corporate website.

The shop boasts a hefty beverage menu, too, offering everything from slushes to boba tea and milkshakes — all made fresh and on-site.

“It’s a fast-paced casual restaurant. We do a lot of Asian/Hispanic fusion and are a boba shop,” Pham said. “So, we do a lot of the boba drinks, but we also put a little twist on some of the teas. That’s what’s unique about Zero Degrees.”

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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