Monday, March 27, 2017

Boiled Over: Southern-Style Peanuts Are Making Their Way Into SA Snack Culture

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:30 AM

A familiar smell wafted from an unknown source when we made it to Lowcountry’s opening night on November 25 of last year. Was my mom hiding in the back? Was I having a stroke? No, the scent of pinto beans was coming from a large Crock-Pot on the counter,...

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Real Ale Adds Gin, Whiskey to Roster With 'Real Spirits'

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM

As Real Ale prepares for its 21st anniversary of brewing quality craft beer in the Hill Country, owner Brad Farbstein is making a passion project come true. The whiskey and gin fan will launch Real Spirits Distilling Co. this April with a party, distillery tours and specialty cocktails. Though years...

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The 8th Annual Paella Challenge Has New Digs

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:21 AM

The late, great Mitch Hedberg once said, "I like rice. Rice is great when you're hungry and want 2,000 of something." Your mantra for Sunday's eighth annual Paella Challenge sponsored by Corona and hosted by chef Johnny Hernandez should definitely be "Come Hungry." Have a light dinner the night...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Garcia Brothers Talk Brisket Tacos, Longevity, Changing Clientele

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Reposted with permission from The Tacoist. Garcia’s Mexican Food would be easy to miss if it weren’t for the cars parked around the building and up and down the streets in the surrounding neighborhood of Beacon Hill. If you walked by the place when it was closed, you might...

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We Finally Know What's Going Into the former Mezcalería Mixtli

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:00 AM

The sign has been up for some weeks now and we finally know what will take Mezcalería Mixtli's place at The Yard on McCullough. Sabor Cocina Bar, owned by chef Federico Guillen formerly with Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina, doesn't have an opening date yet. The restaurant has added...

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Taquitos West Ave. Opens Second Location

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Even if you're not familiar with the outdoor kitchen, styrofoam plate, delicious taco set-up that's Taquitos West Ave., you'll want to pencil in a restaurant visit for their second location. Open for just under a month, Taquitos and Panaderia West Ave. is more than 2,000 square feet of taco...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

El Luchador Bar Opens this Summer off Roosevelt

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Four friends are opening a neighborhood cantina this June and San Antonians can get a sneak peek this Sunday during Siclovia. The space at 622 Roosevelt is leased by Ricardo Briones, Jesse Campos, Vanessa Martinez and Billy Mendoza, who are hoping El Luchador will keep that cantina vibe while...

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Sit With the Cool Kids During the First Saint City Supper Club Dinner

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Supper Clubs became popular in the '30s and '40s and now San Antonio has another. Joel Rivas, foodie, Supper Club mastermind and owner of Silverhill Care Solutions, is keeping all of the details of the Saint City Supper Club under lock and key. Once you arrive at the venue...

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Beignets and Coffee Will Come Together at Estate this Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Beignets are what's for breakfast this weekend as Michael Grimes of Southern Grit Flavor visits with chef Ben Annotti of Oak & Salt. Grimes will take over the wee kitchen space for a beignet pop-up for all to enjoy with Estate coffee this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Health Grocery Story Opens March 29

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Natural Grocers, which has one location off NW Military Highway, will open its Alamo Heights store on March 29. In a preview event that showcased their products, the brand shared news of the date and some background on what San Antonians can expect to see. Natural Grocers, a Golden,...

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