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January 31, 2019 Slideshows » Food & Drink

11 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in San Antonio in January 

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San Antonio's food and drink scene is ever-evolving, that much is true. Here's a look at what new additions (and some relocations) that changed SA's landscape. From restaurants to boozy spots like a bar, brewery, growler station and even a beer garden, check out what's new.
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Eastside Kitchenette
2119 I-35, (210) 507-2568,
Photo via Instagram / do210
From Jeff and Jenn White comes the long-awaited Eastside Kitchenette. Found in the East Side (obviously), this new spot has it all – service for lunch dinner and even late night eats as well as a brunch menu and happy hour specials. Whatever entices you, trust us when we say this spot is more than promising.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Aquaduck Beer Garden
9214 Espada Road, (210) 600-3280,
Photo via Instagram / theaquaducksa
Though technically operating since late December, this South Side beer garden celebrated its grand opening in mid-January. Named after the nearby Espada Aqueduct, this addition is just another example of the growth that’s happening in the food and drink scene on the South Side.
Photo via Instagram / theaquaducksa
200 E Grayson St #117, (210) 554-6484,
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
As the newest restaurant from the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio, SAVOR lets students gain hands-on experience and allows local and visiting diners to enjoy top-notch meals. Since the January 22 opening, SAVOR has a globally-inspired menu that lets patrons build their own three- or four-course meal.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
BLVD Bar & Lounge
5138 UTSA Boulevard, (210) 343-1552,
Photo via Instagram / blvdsa
Get this: the front room serves up craft cocktails and craft brews. Great, right? But behind a swiveling bookcase, you get a black and gold nightclub, replete with over-the-top eye candy like 1,000 gold skulls set into its back wall and a circular chandelier comprised of 1,800 LED lights. Whichever tickles your fancy, this spot is worth checking out.
Photo via Instagram / blvdsa
Diana’s Burgers
2202 N Zarzamora St, (210) 251-2252,
Photo via Instagram / neighborphoodie
Brought to you by the sister of the late Chris Madrid, Diana’s Burgers brings everything you love about Chris Madrid’s, the burger spot, and put it under a roof on the city’s West Side. Yes, these burgers as cheesy as heck.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
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Islla Street Brewing
11911 Crosswinds Way, (361) 759-1941,
Photo via Instagram / isllastreetbrewing
The beers are "culturally rich small batch." Some of the brews are straightforward innovations, like a papaya hefeweizen. Oh, and there’s a brew dedicated to Selena – the Concha La Flor Stout. You have to check out this new brewery.
Photo via Instagram / isllastreetbrewing
Aldo's Ristorante Italiano
22211 I-10 #1101, (210) 696-2536,
Photo via Instagram / aldossatx
While not completely new, longtime Italian eatery Aldo’s moved from its location on Wurzbach Road after a long-hyped change of venue. The restaurant opened up its doors at its new location in the Dominion in January.
Photo via Instagram / aldossatx
Goodfire BBQ
8629 Perrin Beitel Road, (210) 267-1155,
Photo via Instagram / goodfirebbq
After teasing San Antonians for a little more than two years, Goodfire BBQ finally opened its doors. Brought to you by the folks behind Chacho’s (plus Chacho’s and Chalucci’s and Chacho’s Chicken), you can expect all the barbecue classics with a Chacho’s twist. And yes, there’s frozen margaritas.
Photo via Yelp / Feli C.
The CIA Bakery Café
200 E Grayson St #117, (210) 554-6484,
Photo via Instagram / ciabakerycafe
Open now through April 11, San Antonians can enjoy the sweet creations as made by Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio students. Found inside the new SAVOR, the cafe features breakfast and lunch selections as well as bakery treats.
Photo via Instagram / ciabakerycafe
The Growler Exchange
4130 Broadway St, (210) 320-2738,
Photo via Instagram / shotsbyjoshua
The Growler Exchange reopened its doors in January, moving into a former Bahama Buck’s. So stop by to see what’s new (hint: it’s an expanded tap wall).
Photo via Instagram / thegrowlerexchange
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Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard,
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Nestled in the UTSA area, this new ramen spot is likely a hit with students. For everyone else, stop by for ramen (duh) and small bites that will make your visit complete to this fresh spot.
Photo via Instagram / manny_sequera
Eastside Kitchenette
2119 I-35, (210) 507-2568,
Photo via Instagram / do210

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