These San Antonio restaurants and chefs have been featured on national TV shows

Every San Antonian has a shortlist of local dining spots they know and love, but some standouts and their chefs have managed to grab the national TV spotlight. Whether it's been via culinary shows on Food Network and the Cooking Channel or a PBS travel program, these establishments and their chefs have raised the media profile of SA's food scene.
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The Cove
606 West Cypress St., (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
Guy Fieri first visited The Cove during season four of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for the “Totally Unexpected” episode. Yep, Fieri really loved that The Cove is a restaurant, car wash, laundromat all in one. He loved it so much that he came back and had a Latin-spiced lamb burger as part of the “Best from the Road” episode where he revisited all of his favorites.
Photo via Instagram / thecovesa
The Cove
606 West Cypress St., (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
Guy Fieri first visited The Cove during season four of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for the “Totally Unexpected” episode. Yep, Fieri really loved that The Cove is a restaurant, car wash, laundromat all in one. He loved it so much that he came back and had a Latin-spiced lamb burger as part of the “Best from the Road” episode where he revisited all of his favorites.
Photo via Instagram / thecovesa
 Nacho Aguirre: Delice Chocolatier and Patisserie 
946 N Loop 1604 W #145, (210) 545-2200, delicechocolatier.com
Co-owner of Delice Chocolatier and Patisserie Nacho Aguirre, was named champion during the fourth season of the Food Network's reality show Spring Baking Championship. You can try some of Aguirre’s delicacies for yourself at his Belgian-inspired bakery located on San Antonio’s North Side. 
Photo via Food Network
Nacho Aguirre: Delice Chocolatier and Patisserie
946 N Loop 1604 W #145, (210) 545-2200, delicechocolatier.com
Co-owner of Delice Chocolatier and Patisserie Nacho Aguirre, was named champion during the fourth season of the Food Network's reality show Spring Baking Championship. You can try some of Aguirre’s delicacies for yourself at his Belgian-inspired bakery located on San Antonio’s North Side.
Photo via Food Network
La Panadería
301 East Houston St., (210) 592-6264, lapanaderia.com
Back in summer 2017, Guy Fieri stopped by the then-brand new La Panadería in the heart of downtown. The season 27 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode titled “A Passport of Flavor” looked at the authentic bakery that serves up real-deal sourdough just like in old school Mexico City. Guy also made the bakery’s best-selling item, the tequila almond croissants.
Photo via Instagram / lapanaderia
La Panadería
301 East Houston St., (210) 592-6264, lapanaderia.com
Back in summer 2017, Guy Fieri stopped by the then-brand new La Panadería in the heart of downtown. The season 27 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode titled “A Passport of Flavor” looked at the authentic bakery that serves up real-deal sourdough just like in old school Mexico City. Guy also made the bakery’s best-selling item, the tequila almond croissants.
Photo via Instagram / lapanaderia
Emily Hersh: Jardin
555 Funston Pl, (210) 338-5100, jardinsatx.com
San Antonio chef Emily Hersh appeared as a contestant during the 20th season of Fox TV's Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns, hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Formerly of Jason Dady's Jardín Restaurant at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Hersh now resides in NYC ahead of opening a new vegan barbecue concept. 
Photo courtesy of Emily Hersh
Emily Hersh: Jardin
555 Funston Pl, (210) 338-5100, jardinsatx.com
San Antonio chef Emily Hersh appeared as a contestant during the 20th season of Fox TV's Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns, hosted by Gordon Ramsay. Formerly of Jason Dady's Jardín Restaurant at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Hersh now resides in NYC ahead of opening a new vegan barbecue concept.
Photo courtesy of Emily Hersh
Paciugo Gelato & Caffe
340 E Basse Rd, (210) 832-8820, paciugo.com
Paciugo Gelato & Caffè was featured on the Cooking Channel's Cheat Day USA, a show that follows bodybuilding Dinner: Impossible host Robert Irvine as he seeks out the "craziest, most indulgent, most deliciously decadent meals" between gym days. The unique shop is known for its ice-cream sundaes that bear uncanny resemblances to savory Italian fare. 
Photo via Instagram / nerdyyogimolly_tx
Paciugo Gelato & Caffe
340 E Basse Rd, (210) 832-8820, paciugo.com
Paciugo Gelato & Caffè was featured on the Cooking Channel's Cheat Day USA, a show that follows bodybuilding Dinner: Impossible host Robert Irvine as he seeks out the "craziest, most indulgent, most deliciously decadent meals" between gym days. The unique shop is known for its ice-cream sundaes that bear uncanny resemblances to savory Italian fare.
Photo via Instagram / nerdyyogimolly_tx
Luther's Cafe
1503 N Main Avenue, (210) 729-5093, lutherscafe.com
Luther’s is a fave for late-night eats and drag shows that give us life. The Main Avenue spot was featured on the “Ooey, Gooey and Cheesy” episode of Burgers, Brew & 'Que for its meatloaf sandwich wrapped in crispy bacon and drenched with an egg.
Photo via Google Maps
Luther's Cafe
1503 N Main Avenue, (210) 729-5093, lutherscafe.com
Luther’s is a fave for late-night eats and drag shows that give us life. The Main Avenue spot was featured on the “Ooey, Gooey and Cheesy” episode of Burgers, Brew & 'Que for its meatloaf sandwich wrapped in crispy bacon and drenched with an egg.
Photo via Google Maps
Tim McDiarmid: The Good Kind Southtown
1127 S St Mary’s St, (210) 801-5892, eatgoodkind.com
Owner of The Good Kind and Tim The Girl Catering appeared on the 50th season of the Food Network's hit show, Chopped last year. You can check out some of the celebrity chef’s dishes at her popular Southtown eatery. 
Photo by Dawn Hoffman
Tim McDiarmid: The Good Kind Southtown
1127 S St Mary’s St, (210) 801-5892, eatgoodkind.com
Owner of The Good Kind and Tim The Girl Catering appeared on the 50th season of the Food Network's hit show, Chopped last year. You can check out some of the celebrity chef’s dishes at her popular Southtown eatery.
Photo by Dawn Hoffman
Two Bros. BBQ Market
12656 West Avenue, (210) 496-0222, twobrosbbqmarket.com
It’s safe to say that all of Chef Jason Dady’s restaurants got national attention when he appeared on Top Chef: Texas in 2011 and Iron Chef Gauntlet in 2017. Dady’s cherry-glazed baby back ribs have especially gotten attention as they’ve been featured on the Food Network’s site, too.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory
Two Bros. BBQ Market
12656 West Avenue, (210) 496-0222, twobrosbbqmarket.com
It’s safe to say that all of Chef Jason Dady’s restaurants got national attention when he appeared on Top Chef: Texas in 2011 and Iron Chef Gauntlet in 2017. Dady’s cherry-glazed baby back ribs have especially gotten attention as they’ve been featured on the Food Network’s site, too.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory
Mark's Outing
1624 E Commerce St, (210) 299-8110, marksouting.com
This Eastside joint known for colossal burgers made an appearance on the Cooking Channel’s Cheat Day USA, a show that follows bodybuilding Dinner: Impossible host Robert Irvine as he seeks out the "craziest, most indulgent, most deliciously decadent meals" between gym days. 
Photo via Instagram / marksouting
Mark's Outing
1624 E Commerce St, (210) 299-8110, marksouting.com
This Eastside joint known for colossal burgers made an appearance on the Cooking Channel’s Cheat Day USA, a show that follows bodybuilding Dinner: Impossible host Robert Irvine as he seeks out the "craziest, most indulgent, most deliciously decadent meals" between gym days.
Photo via Instagram / marksouting
Geronimo Lopez: Botika
303 Pearl Pwky #111, (210) 670-7684, botikapearl.com
San Antonio Chef Geronimo Lopez was featured on season 50 of Chopped on the Food Network. Known for his Peruvian fusion cuisine, you can try one of his noteworthy plates at Botika,  located at the Pearl. 
Photo via Facebook / Botika Restaurant
Geronimo Lopez: Botika
303 Pearl Pwky #111, (210) 670-7684, botikapearl.com
San Antonio Chef Geronimo Lopez was featured on season 50 of Chopped on the Food Network. Known for his Peruvian fusion cuisine, you can try one of his noteworthy plates at Botika, located at the Pearl.
Photo via Facebook / Botika Restaurant