Friday, December 2, 2016

2M Smokehouse and Catering Opens Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Pit master Esaul Ramos (formerly head pit master at Austin’s La Barbecue) and high school best friend Joe Melig are opening  San Antonio’s news barbecue obsession. 2M Smokehouse and Catering, which I raved about for its Saturday pop-ups this summer, will open off S. W.W. White at 11 a.m....

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Check Out Cocktail King Jeret Peña's Latest Project

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Bar owner, cocktail connoisseur, and now host of his own show — is there anything Jeret Peña can't do? In collaboration with Irez Pictures and directed by Bryan Ramirez, the local cocktail king and owner of The Brooklynite, the Last Word and Stay Golden Social House, debuted the full episode of Mixin' It...

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H-E-B is Bringing Luby's Mac and Cheese to the Freezer Aisle

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Pinch me, I must be dreaming. H-E-B announced that it will start selling Luby's mac and cheese (aka the best mac and cheese in the word) in the freezer aisle for $6.95 for 40 oz next week. The store will carry two types of mac — the original and...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chef Johnny Hernandez Will Open Two New Concepts Next Year

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:21 PM

I'm 100 percent sure the guy runs on really great caffeine. How else can chef Johnny Hernandez keep opening La Gloria's and Fruterias inside airports across the land while adding two entirely new concepts to our fair city in 2017? During the official grand opening of the Flats at...

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Swedish Meatballs Will Be Worth the 3-Year Wait, Right?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 5:36 AM

The good news: San Antonio is FINALLY getting its own IKEA. The bad news: The Swedish furniture giant with the hard-to-assemble dressers/desks/kitchen cabinets won't break ground in Live Oak until 2018. Which means we'll have to wait three long years to taste the oddly satisfying dish that is Swedish...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lowcountry Is Now Open And You're Probably Going to Love It

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 4:34 PM

The Southtown area gained another bar this past holiday weekend with the opening of Lowcountry at 318 Martinez St. If you're anything like my uber for the night, you might miss it. Located inside a renovated house, the backend of Lowcountry juts into Alamo Street Eat Bar's back patio...

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Where to Find Buñuelos, Churros and Arroz con Leche this December

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 2:52 PM

Nothing says San Antonio in the fall like a good Mexican dessert. This holiday season, decorate your table with some delectable local favorites, from churros and buñuelos to flan and arroz con leche. For churros, the delicious cinnamon and sugar covered, fried pastry sticks, you have two options: Mexican...

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Food Court: Hummus Recall, No Mas Mezcal and a New Distillery Opens

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Wisteria woesBad news hummus fans. A recall of Sabra Dipping Company’s products due to a possible contamination is affecting a few more items on shelves. Taylor Farms, which uses Sabra products, is holding a voluntary recall for products labeled “Taylor Farms Veggie and Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack...

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Local Produce Company Supplies Area Restaurants with Hard-to-Source Goods

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 3:55 PM

If you’re a fan of Rebelle, Folc, Mixtli, Grayze, Feast, or The Bin, you’re already familiar with their standout flavors — all made possible by adding a slew of ingredients you will definitely not find at your local H-E-B. Owned by Joe Mendez, Unifresh Produce is a relatively small three-unit...

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Isela's Tacos on the West Side Has Near-Perfect Tortillas

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Reposted with permission from The Tacoist. The name of the place is Isela’s Tacos, but it should be Isela’s Wonderful Tortillas. What filled the tortillas was good to very good, but the flour tortillas emerged as one of the best so far on this Tacoist odyssey. They are light and...

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