Monday, March 20, 2017

When the Cook's Wearing a White Paper Hat like at Taco Rey, Trust Him

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:28 AM

Reposted with permission from The Tacoist. As soon as I saw the white paper hat, I knew this place was legit. The portly cook on the flattop at Taco Rey donned a short order cook hat. The more I thought about it, the happier I became — this cook...

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Green Beer or Jameson?: Where to Party this St. Patrick's Day

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 4:00 AM

St. Patrick's Day is here. On a Friday. Our livers aren't ready. Grab a green T-shirt or socks, or what have you, and go drink some Guinny. McFinnigan's Pub will host their annual block party from noon to 2 p.m. with Jameson shots, Irish Car Bombs (which are way...

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

High Wheel Releases a New Beer for St. Patrick's Day

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 4:18 PM

HighWheel Beerworks, a product of Dorcol Distilling + Brewing Co., will release a new ale this week as part of their Brewer's Keep Series. Timed for a St. Patrick's Day release, the Irish red ale is sweet and malty on the forefront, but has a dry finish. At 5.5 percent...

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Stay Golden Social House Will Close this Summer

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Bar-goers in San Antonio have until June to enjoy the breezy patio, boozy cocktails and fun beer selection. The building that houses the Stay Golden Social House, owned by cocktail guru Jeret Peña, was sold to Silver Ventures (the Pearl's developer) and will be turned into a 10-story office...

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New Argentina-based Coffee Shop Opens in Medical Center

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 1:58 PM

A new kind of coffee shop opened in the city's Medical Center area as of February 24. Operator-partner Pablo Czarnik and wife Basia opened a location of Argentina's Cafe Martinez to the Alamo City, and have two more shops in the works. Czarnik's background is in management — he...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Folc Owners Are Suing Previous Landlord

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 3:52 PM

San Antonio's burgeoning food scene is once again facing a hiccup in tenant/landlord relations. This time, the owners of Folc and Park Social have filed a lawsuit against their previous landlord Carolea LLC. In the suit, partners Luis Colon and Daniel Eisenhauer allege their former landlord breached their lease...

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Cured's Steve McHugh Is SA's James Beard Award Finalist

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1:27 PM

The finalists of the James Beard Foundation Awards were announced this afternoon and one familiar face has been named to the shortlist for Best Chef Southwest. Steven McHugh of Cured at the Pearl for Best Chef Southwest. McHugh opened Cured in 2013 after a career with John Besh Restaurant...

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Fire, Theft Can't Keep Long-time Eatery King's Bowl Down

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Fires may have left several San Antonio restaurants out of commission last fall, but for one north side eatery, it was just another obstacle to overcome. King’s Bowl’s origin story goes as far back as 1975 with the arrival of Chung Tim Tam (or Andy as he was more...

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Sichuan House Is Now Open Daily

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM

After opening in May 2015, Sichuan House is finally extending its business hours to include Tuesday. The shop, owned by Kristina Zhao and her family, has been one of our favorites for their Sichuan flavors, family-style plates and inexpensive prices. The odd day-off was due in part to staffing...

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Critic Ron Bechtol Shares His Thoughts on Past and Present Trends in SA's Food Scene

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:00 AM

To put it succinctly, Ron Bechtol doesn’t quite remember when his first review for the San Antonio Current was published. He first dabbled as a food critic in 1979 for San Antonio Magazine (no relation to the current iteration of said publication) before it folded in the early ’80s...

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