Grayze (521 E. Grayson St., 210-481-8281), which replaces Grayson Street Eatery, opened this Monday. The restaurant, helmed by James Moore (previously with Boiler House, Max's Wine Dive and owner of TBA), held soft openings this past weekend, and already the space is night and day from its predecessor. Grayze features intimate lighting and a cozy dining room with a sprawling patio that will be a haunt come springtime. The menu created by chef Pedro Cuellar for the soft openings will likely get a few tweaks, but expect familiar items with fun touches like a cornmeal-crusted calamari with shishito chamoy and saffron aioli, and a blackened redfish po'boy.
Rosella Coffee Company (203 E. Jones Ave., #101, 210-277-8574) is beefing up its food offerings with an expanded breakfast lineup that includes an open-faced biscuit sandwich with seared smoked ham, American cheese, two fried eggs and chives, and "Lighter Than Air" waffles available Monday through Friday through 2 p.m. Hot sandwiches and new salads are also on the menu these days from 11 a.m. to close, including a Reuben, BLT&A (made with smashed avocado and house-made spicy roasted garlic aioli) and heirloom tomato salad with cherry heirlooms, burrata, mint, basil and sweet and spicy mustard. Bonus: Waffles are also making their way onto the dessert menu. Wafflegatos — waffles, ice cream and espresso syrup — are now available.
If for some reason you don't get your fill during the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Mezcalería Mixtli (5313 McCullough Ave., 210-320-1600) is hosting a trio of after-parties this week starting with A Night in Chihuahua on Thursday at 9 p.m. featuring sotol tastings, followed by a night of smoke and fire on Friday at 10 p.m. with Montelobos Mezcal and Ancho Reyes brand ambassadors in the mix. Saturday's A Night in Oaxaca caps off the celebrations with Wahaka Mezca and Ulises Torrentera of Situ Mezcaleria in Oaxaca. Folc (226 E. Olmos Drive, 210-822-0100) will also host a post-opening night soiree on Thursday with a Treaty Oak takeover (complete with ramen bar for purchase) from 9 p.m. to midnight. Conference ticketholders can join the festivities from Downtown by hopping on the provided shuttle to and from the Majestic Theatre.
If you're jonesing for great bread, sandwiches, savory soups and best of all, birthday cake, check out The Bread Box (555 W. Bitters Road, Suite 115, 210-277-8612), which opened last November inside the Artisans Alley. It's quaint and a must for all sandwich lovers.