Food Court: Sherlock's Closes, Specials at Hopdoddy and More

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August Specials

Speaking of burgers, San Antonio’s first Hopdoddy Burger Bar will celebrate its Southern roots with a new burger throughout August. The Triple B Burger, $12, will feature medium-rare Akaushi beef patty on arugula, with blue jack cheese, warm bourbon onion jam and fresh fried tobacco onions. 

Wash it down with the maple bacon waffle cone shake, $6, because why not, or the bootleg Kool-Aid, $8, which combines moonshine, pomegranate grenadine, raspberry hibiscus tea, lime juice and lemon-lime soda. 17623 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 101, (210) 434-2337.

The Game Is Not On

After 15 years of hosting rowdy weekends and one of the best St. Paddy’s Day block parties in town, Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub has closed its doors as of July 31.

The bar and grill known for their fish ‘n’ chips is owned by Houston-based Hospitality USA, which operates 16 other locations across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. 

With the closing comes news via press release of a new concept by HUSA — The Big Texas Ice House & Dance Hall will begin construction in its place. Expect an expanded patio, traditional dance floor, more beers on tap and full lunch and dinner service when Big Texas opens this fall. 16620 Thousand Oaks Drive.

Let’s Have Another Round Tonight
Houston Street Charities and the San Antonio Cocktail Conference will host Jason Kosmas, co-founder of Employees Only in New York City, and co-owner of The 86 Co. spirits for a special one-off seminar, “Cocktail Revolución,” on Tuesday, August 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Plaza de Armas. Expect to learn about rum and other spirits with this cocktail personality and author. Tickets for the event, $65, are available through

Happy Anniversary

The Box Street Social will celebrate its first year of business where it all started, parked underneath the Hays Street Bridge at the Alamo Beer Company brewery. 

On Sunday, August 7 from 1 to 6 p.m., chef Edward Garcia will fire up paella, roast a lamb and feature other truck favorites while Laura Molinar and Los Nahuatlatos provide the music. 202 Lamar St., (210) 920-1602.


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