Wednesday, August 12, 2020

San Antonio Music Venue Picks Adds Cocktail-Delivery Bus, Gears Up for Re-Opening

Posted By on Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 3:21 PM

Sometimes, one party bus just isn't enough. Picks Bar, a North Side live music hotspot, has added a second bus to the cocktail delivery fleet it launched earlier this summer to pandemic-proof its business model. Back in June, co-owners Jessica Marinez and Amber Hernandez unveiled Billie the Bus, a refurbished...

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Deco Pizzeria to Expand With Takeaway-Only Location on San Antonio’s East Side

Posted By on Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Days after offering an online sneak peak of its pending City Base Commons location, San Antonio's Deco Pizzeria has unveiled plans for yet a third location via a Facebook post.  The Fredericksburg Road pizza spot said the first iteration of a new pickup and delivery-only model will be located in...

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Employees of San Antonio’s Lion & Rose Sue, Alleging They Were Fired Over COVID-19 Symptoms

Posted By on Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Two former employees of Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub have sued in U.S. District Court in San Antonio, alleging they were sacked after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. In a filing made Monday, general manager Gary Bruce claims to have been terminated for confronting restaurant owner Allen Tharp about...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mexican One-Price Restaurant and Bar Will Open Its Doors in San Antonio on Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 2:48 PM

Cervecería Chapultepec, a Mexico-based chain that offers tacos, tostadas, burgers, cocktails and beer at one fixed price, will open its San Antonio location Thursday, August 13, according to a social media post. While the concept is popular throughout Mexico, the Alamo City spot will be the chain's first in...

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San Antonio’s Smoke: BBQ Launches Individual Boxed Meal Deliveries for Area Employers

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 12:16 PM

Recently relocated Smoke: BBQ this week launched a new program offering individual box lunches for large groups, including downtown employers. In a Facebook post, owner Adrian Martinez said guests had been asking for individually packaged fare, and that convinced the barbecue spot to create a menu geared toward hospitals, clinics,...

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San Antonio Commercial Kitchen for Small Food Businesses Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Culinary co-working space Alamo Kitchens is turning to crowdfunding to expand its business, which helps local chefs and entrepreneurs who can't afford to operate their own full-scale kitchen facilities. The San Antonio-based business wants to raise $15,000 to buy cameras and lighting so the food businesses that use its site...

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Boiler House at San Antonio's Pearl Complex Launches Meal Prep and Cocktail Kits for At-Home Cooking

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 3:54 PM

Houston-based Boiler House Grill and Wine Garden has rolled a collection of make-it-at-home kits featuring recipes and prepped ingredients for some of its best-selling items. The restaurant's Summer Sessions kits include its sarsaparilla flank steak, classic margarita on the rocks and the Boiler House old fashioned. Executive Chef Jarrad Gwaltney...

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One-Third of Congress Supports Proposed Act That Would Grant $120 Billion to US Restaurants

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has proposed an act to inject the US foodservice industry with $120 billion, and as of Friday, the act has gained the support of 188 congressional cosponsors, Restaurant Engine reports. The Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (or RESTAURANTS) Act...

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New Chinese Noodle House to Open in South San Antonio’s McCreless Market

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 10:43 AM

Chinese eatery Shifu Noodle soon will serve handmade noodles in a cozy shop on SA’s south side. "It’s been six months since we broke ground and are very excited to bring delicious authentic Chinese food to San Antonio," the shop's inaugural Instagram post read. "We will be opening very soon,...

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San Antonio’s Smack’s Chicken Shack Teaming Up with Just Dogs 34 for Collaborative Event

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 10:18 AM

Fried chicken gurus Smack’s Chicken Shack is teaming up with fellow food cart Just Dogs 34 for a special popup featuring a collaborative, mash-up menu. On Saturday, August 22, the pair of food carts will lend each other their best-selling toppings, flipping the script on two menu items per...

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