Saturday, December 16, 2017

CommonWealth Coffeehouse and Bakery Is Now Open at Hemisfair's Yanaguana Garden

Posted By on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 6:55 AM

It's opening weekend for the fourth CommonWealth Coffeehouse and Bakery in San Antonio and the second tenant inside Hemisfair's Yanaguana Garden. The Koehler House, constructed in 1880, is now a chic and tranquil space with exposed walls, a small kitchen and room for 42 coffee-seekers to sit and work, ...

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Friday, December 15, 2017

The CIA Bakery Cafe Is Coming Back This January in a New Location

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 5:45 PM

Alfajores and chocolate domes are coming back to the Pearl in 2018. Made by pastry students of the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio, the treats will be available in the new location for the CIA Bakery Café — Nao. First opened in 2011 at the spot now used by...

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Aspen's Brew Will Close After 12 Years in Business

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 5:11 PM

In sad coffee news, Aspen's Brew Cafe & Catering will close its doors on Saturday, December 23. The news comes via a post by Kim Montgomery, one of the owners of the shop, which first opened in 2006. In the Facebook post Montgomery notes high a 40 percent rent...

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Regal Theaters Now Serving Cheetos Popcorn for Cheesy Overload

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Regal Theaters just came out with a game-changer. Earlier this week, the Tennessee-based movie theater chain started dishing out a new concession stand snack: Cheetos popcorn. While San Antonio hands-down prefers Hot Cheetos (bet at least two of your fingers are stained bright red right now), this "dangerously cheesy" goodness...

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Trippy Interiors Aside, Southtown Should Ask for More From Burger Culture

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:44 AM

First the good news. Burger Culture does bang-up fries — specifically the sweet potato version. They play creamy interiors against crisp exteriors, both married to robust flavors. With their crisp and crackling, seasoned crust, the hand-dipped onion rings, thick version, are winners, too; there’s barely a whisper of grease. We...

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

There's a New Ramen Shop In North San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Coming from a family of restaurateurs, Kay Ito knew she had to do the same. She had conversations with her friends about Japanese ramen and found out most of them still confused it with the “instant ramen you find for 25 cents,” as she said. Ito Ramen was born...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

You Can Now Have a Meal Inside a Life-Size Gingerbread House

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:45 PM

The Weston Austin Downtown is offering a unique dining experience inside of a life-size gingerbread house made with real gingerbread and candy. The gingerbread house seats seven and is available for lunch and dinner with a reservation. The gingerbread house is on display for the entire month of December, with 10 percent...

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Keep Warm with Poké Bowls and Spirit Tastings at this 2-Day Pop-Up

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Just because it's a little chilly out doesn't mean you can't enjoy a bowl of poké goodness. The Hawaiian-style salad, which combines raw fish and a light dressing, finally made its way to San Antonio as of mid-2016 with great renditions at Bexar Pub, Posh Sushi and as a...

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You've Got Until December 31 to Visit the Bagel Factory

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:44 AM

It seems like San Antonio is finally warming up to bagels, but that growth has made for some serious decisions from local bagel maker Suzanne Jarvis-Hermann, owner of the Bagel Factory. According to a Facebook post, the shop will effectively close at the end of the year. In the...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Made-to-Order Pizza Craze Continues with New Chain in San Antonio

Posted By on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Firenza Pizza, a growing franchise that claims "pizza like never before," is coming to San Antonio. The franchise, based in Virginia, specializes in hand-crafted, made-to-order pizza. The spot will host nearly weeklong grand opening from Monday, December 18 to Saturday, December 23. Like most grand openings, Firenza Pizza is bringing...

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