Thursday, August 30, 2018

Estate Coffee's Brian LaBarbera Shares How His Hobby Turned Into a Business

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Did we accidentally start a coffee podcast? Maybe. This week's Big Spoon Podcast features a conversation with Brian LaBarbera, owner of Estate Coffee Co. We talk about how he left grad school, turned to woodwork, and later launched a coffee roaster and shop in San Antonio's Dignowity neighborhood. Here's...

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Day Drippin’: Booze and Beer in Dripping Springs

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM

The drive north up 281 is getting more depressing by the day as hillsides are razed and scraped for a wholesale carpeting of identical dwellings. The situation improves, at least for now, the closer one gets to Blanco. We’re turning east on 163/165 just short of town; it’s the...

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Downtown San Antonio Eatery Closes After Four Months in Business

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Hoppin' John, a Southern food restaurant inside the ground level of the Vistana Apartments, has closed its doors. The space has previously housed a Big Bob's Burgers location and a Taco Garage. The closing was announced on social media. Here's the post in full. So many restaurants,...

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Grayze Will Launch Breakfast After Labor Day

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Grayze on Grayson will give breakfast another shot starting Tuesday, September 4. The most important meal of the day was offered when the eatery first opened their doors in early 2016, but that was long before they were joined by a slew of eateries on Grayson and several apartment...

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Koi Poke Sushi & Burrito Is Now Open Near UTSA

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:11 AM

There's another poke shop in San Antonio as of this week with the opening of Koi Poke Sushi & Burrito by the family behind Koi Kawa Sushi. Koi Poke will feature the same Chipotle-style DIY bowl situation most other shops feature with choice of base, proteins, add-ons and crispy...

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Famed King's Hwy Brew & Q Closing Next Month

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 9:22 AM

It's a sad day for the Five Points neighborhood. Kings Hwy. Brew & Q will close its doors this September 29. Per a Facebook post, pitmaster Emilio Soliz and wife Christi Soliz will join B Daddy's BBQ in Helotes. Soliz was formerly the pitmaster at Two Bros BBQ until...

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Spurs Fans Can Drown Their Manu Sorrows with La Gloria & Burgerteca This Season

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 7:55 AM

If you're anything like us, you're still not over Monday's news of Manu Ginobili's inevitable retirement. But, the AT&T Center has just announced a new addition to the arena that might could help alleviate the pain of losing one of the team's pillars. The East Concourse on the Balcony...

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PRESS Coffee Readies for Reopening This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM

The little coffee shop on French has relocated its digs after after almost 10 months of leaving its original carriage house location. Now found in the Boardwalk on Broadway inside a sunlit greenhouse space, PRESS Coffee will open its doors for a soft opening today (Thursday) and tomorrow. The...

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