Friday, July 19, 2019

This Week in Food News: Ice Cream, Coffee and a New Era in San Antonio Food Business

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 1:23 PM

Blüm Coffee & Tea is connecting highly-trained baristas with state-of-the art technology for the best cup possible. Expect to see the homegrown boutique expand to new locations throughout the U.S. in the coming months. Need more caffeine in your vida? Bandera Rosa returns to Tobin Hill this weekend with another...

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Blüm Coffee Now Serving Collaborative Spaces and World-Class Coffee in San Antonio

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 12:39 PM

At Blüm Specialty Coffee & Tea, a new extraction bar inside Paradox Co-Working Space, coffee is community. Blüm owners James Mireles and Liza Moreno-Mireles – the husband-and-wife team behind the wholesale roasting company, Pulp Coffee – bring more than 20 years of coffee industry experience to the small shop. The couple planned...

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IKEA Eats: Pretty Plating Isn’t a Priority at the Swedish Retailer’s Cafeteria, But the Food is Good Enough to Fuel a Tortuous Shopping Experience

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Hej! You’re forgiven for not knowing what this means, unless, of course, you’re a frequenter of IKEA — the Swedish, occasionally annoying, assembly-required, furniture giant. “Hej,” a Swedish greeting that translates to “hey” in English, will always welcome you at the new IKEA San Antonio. IKEA shopping veterans are...

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Where to Score National Ice Cream Day Deals in San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Sunday, July 21 is National Ice Cream Day, a necessary holiday during a hot Texas summer. Here’s where you can beat the heat with great deals and fun flavors in San Antonio: Baskin Robbins // Stop by your local Baskin Robbins and get two pre-packed quarts in a variety...

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Lick Honest Ice Creams Opening Second San Antonio Location in 2020

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 1:02 PM

A popular Texas-based chain is stretching its legs in San Antonio. Lick Honest Ice Creams announced plans to open a second Alamo City location in 2020. Known for its seasonal and sustainable artisan ice creams, Lick first touched down in San Antonio at the Pearl in 2014. For its...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Grain to Glass: Downtown’s Maverick Distillery to Begin Serving Whiskey and Beer Steeped in Texas History

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Maverick Whiskey, the long-awaited distillery from Ken Maverick — a direct descendent of Texas Independence leader Samuel A. Maverick — will open its doors to downtown San Antonio on July 23. Housed inside the historic Lockwood Bank Building at 115 Broadway, the three-story distillery sits on the corner of the prominent...

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Dallas-Based Taco Shop to Move Into Former Taco Land Location

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:16 PM

A few months after Viva Tacoland suddenly, but not surprisingly, shut its doors, a real estate company has confirmed that the space once housing a San Antonio punk rock mecca will bring more Gringo dining options to the gentrifying Pearl area. REATA Real Estate told that Dallas-based restaurant chain...

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Here to Win: Chef Mike Nguyen Scores a Victory with His Ramen-Focused Noodle Tree

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:10 AM

Name: Mike Nguyen Profession: Chef, owner of Noodle Tree Age: 32 Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California Big impact: There are no frills at Noodle Tree, but Nguyen’s training and his dedicated staff aim to deliver food experiences usually reserved for fine dining establishments. Little-known fact: Makes Liquid Rage hot sauce...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

White Elephant Coffee Co. to Close Southtown San Antonio Shop This Month

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 3:12 PM

Get your final caffeine fix at White Elephant Coffee Co. while you can. After four years of business, the award-winning Southtown coffeeshop will close its doors on July 31. "The last four years were filled with joy, excitement, passion, education, drive, accomplishment, community, friends, family, and love," owner Jose Carlos de...

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Pinch, San Antonio's Southeast Seafood Restaurant, Refocuses Expansion: Second Location to Open in 2020

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 1:06 PM

Pinch Boil House, a dining staple in downtown San Antonio, has paused its expansion plans for East Austin, following unexpected development delays. The popular fast-causal restaurant, co-founded by Andrew Ho and Sean Wen, opened to local diners in 2017, and was slated to open a second location in East Austin this summer....

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