Thursday, February 23, 2017

Crowdfunding in SA: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:50 AM

As one restaurant closes, others hope to open — and owners are looking to their would-be customers for help. Crowfunding isn't new by any means. Indiegogo launched in 2008 and Kickstarter rolled through in 2009. Both have served as platforms where business owners, investors and the like can tap into...

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El Mirador Unleashes New Happy Hour

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

If you're a sucker for mezcal, you may want to bookmark this post. El Mirador launched a new happy hour as of last week. From 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, the eatery offers 25 percent all spirits, $1 off all beer, and $3 off all house cocktails...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Local Businesses Host Fundraisers for Tornado Victims

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:28 AM

After a series of tornadoes left a trail of damage on Sunday night, The Mix, Frank, and Maverick Music Festival are stepping up and helping out residents whose homes and property were damaged. “We have worked hard to embrace our Southtown and San Antonio communities by being a catalyst...

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RIP Lüke, James Beard Award Semifinalist Nominations in SA and more

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM

New Dunkin’ Stone Oak can officially claim a Dunkin Donuts/Baskin-Robbins as of February 14. The new store, which opened at 23505 Hardy Oak Boulevard is finally open for business after a few days of trial runs. According to Facebook, Dunkin/Baskin will offer a free medium hot or iced coffee...

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Kungfu Noodle Gets Sister Eatery with Lucky Noodle

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:02 AM

Hand-pulled noodles. I really don't have to say much more than that, but they don't pay me to blog three-word stories, so here it goes. The Kungfu Noodle empire has expanded ever so slightly with the opening of Lucky Noodle, opened by the son of the KFN owners. The...

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First Impressions: Checking out Mark Weaver's Periphery in Monte Vista

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

I was finally able to visit Periphery, Monte Vista's latest eatery and first solo venture by chef Mark Weaver (a former alum of Tre Trattoria, The Lodge) this past weekend. The eatery opened in early February inside the former Beat Street Coffee Co. and Bistro and Old Main Assoc....

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Lessons Learned from Lüke's Closing

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:00 AM

I take no pleasure in announcing restaurant closings. It can be awkward noting when eateries fold. It's something I've struggled with for a minute. On one end, logical Jessica knows she's writing about one of the riskiest businesses in which anyone could invest their money and time. On the...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time Well Spent at 2M Smokehouse & Catering

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Q Heads are a curious lot — cultish in their devotion to certain high priests of the pit; willing to wait in a five-hour line to score the perfect, barky brisket; downright dogged in defense of one sauce over another — or disdainful of sauce altogether; devoted to mesquite...

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It Takes Three to Explore Matehuala Cafe's Overwhelming Taco Menu

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

Reposted with permission from The Tacoist. Thank goodness I brought more than one taco enthusiast with me to Matehuala Cafe No. 2 on South Presa Street. One, we’ll call The Palette, is a regular on Tacoist taqueria visits. The other we’ll call California Native, who described Matuhuala’s menu as...

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Mardi Gras Shenanigans You Can Get Into Through Fat Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Party like a true New Orleans native with multi-day beer, bugs and blues at Willie's Grill & Icehouse (San Pedro location). The shindig starts Thursday through Tuesday with live music each night (Dr. Zog, Hamilton Loomis, The Groove Doctors, Brent Michael Wood, Finding Friday), Louisiana crawfish by the pound...

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