26 essential spots in and around San Antonio for chicken wings

You'll find little argument that chicken wings are the perfect pub food, and the Alamo City has no shortage of spots that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tycoon Flats
2926 N St Mary's St., (210) 320-0819, tycoonflats.net
If you’re looking to grab classic wings without the frills, look no further than Tycoon Flats. The eatery offers Buffalo, Honey BBQ or Garlic Buffalo wings with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Photo via Google Maps
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25 essential San Antonio pizza spots everybody should try at least once

Whether you're craving a deep dish Chicago-style pie, a pepperoni-laden New York slice or an oven-fired Mediterranean-style flatbread, San Antonio is home…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Maria’s Pizza
3529 Oakgate Dr, (210) 558-6600, mariaspizzas.com
Serving up the self-proclaimed "Best Pizza in San Antonio," Maria's Pizza is a must for the Alamo City's 'za connoisseurs. Maria's is only open for take-out, so next time you want pizza delivery, maybe skip out on Pizza Hut and give the best pizza in San Antonio a try. 
Photo via Instagram / edghtx
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22 San Antonio bars that open at noon or earlier so you can day drink

Whether you're pre-gaming ahead of a sports event, having a nightshift happy hour or going through a bad breakup, there are times…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cullum’s Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263, cullumsattagirl.com
Known for its fried chicken that’s now available for lunch, you can also stop by Cullum’s starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Seriously, grab a craft beer or two and enjoy it out on the patio of this rustic joint for a late morning pick-me-up.
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattagirl
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San Antonio's essential women-owned restaurants and bars

Women chefs, restaurateurs and innovators are at the forefront of San Antonio's thriving food scene. From bakeries to burger joints, wineries to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

2195 NW Military Highway, (210) 503-5121, clementine-sa.com
Alongside husband and chef John Russ, Elise Russ brings her longtime love for desserts to Clementine, where she serves as an owner and pastry chef. She brings years of experience in the food biz both in the Alamo City and beyond.
Photo via Instagram / clementine.sanantonio
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24 San Antonio restaurants that are always worth the wait

Delicious dishes, gorgeous atmosphere and impeccable service make each of these sought-after spots difficult to get into on a whim. Sometimes, you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Toro Kitchen + Bar
Multiple Locations,torokitchenandbar.com
Toro Kitchen and Bar is a local mini-chain with two locations in the Alamo City. With authentic Spanish tapas and live music every Friday and Saturday night, it's a great spot to meet up with friends — or take a date. So let the red wine and tapas flow, but be sure to book a table in advance. 
Photo by enriquevmedia via Instagram / torokitchenandbar
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24 essential San Antonio diners, dives and neighborhood spots for comforting eats

There's nothing like fall weather to trigger cravings for comfort food, whether that be gravy-smothered chicken fried steak, homey and warming fideo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bobbie’s Cafe
6728 S Flores St, (210) 923-1158, bobbiescafe.com
Now operated by his son, Bobbie’s Cafe has been “cookin’ with love” since 1972. Their homestyle meals are sure to make you feel, well, at home, with a range from Tex-Mex dishes to killer burgers and fish plates.
Photo via Instagram / bobbiescafe
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Everyone we saw at the Tower of the Americas Wine Fest in San Antonio

The Tower of the Americas hosted its third annual Wine Fest on Saturday, serving up a slew of wine samples and chef-prepared…

By Nina Rangel

Everyone we saw at the Tower of the Americas Wine Fest in San Antonio
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Essential San Antonio restaurants and bars with outdoor patios

With COVID surging again in San Antonio, it makes sense to play it safe and avoid crowded indoor spaces. That's why we…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Jay Moreno

Buckets Burgers and Beer
Masks Not Required for Staff or Customers
2014 S WW White Rd, (210) 251-2232, Facebook.com/Bucketsbeergarden
This family-friendly joint offers ample outdoor seating as well as space for the kiddos to let loose. An outdoor bar, live music and huge burgers — among other scrumptious food items — make this a spot you don’t want to miss when the weather is nice.   
Photo via Facebook / Buckets Burgers and Beer Garden
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The Best Food and Drinks in San Antonio, According to Our Readers

The people of San Antonio have spoken! Here are the Best of San Antonio Food & Drink winners for 2019.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Barbecue
Smoke Shack BBQ, 3714 Broadway St, (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
Photo via Instagram / jessy_eats
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Everyone We Saw at the 2019 Taste of New Orleans

Taste of New Orleans proves that you don't need to leave San Antonio to experience the best of 'Nawlins. From Creole and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at the 2019 Taste of New Orleans
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25 Food & Drink Events Happening in San Antonio This Season

There are so many opportunities to try different types of foods and drinks outside of restaurants – and what's better than trying…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Taco Fest: Music y Más
$22-$77, April 13, noon, La Villita, 418 Villita St #9, tacomusicfest.com
If Taco Fest was heaven, San Antonians would go here. Essentially, Taco Fest is a place where a variety of taquerias, food trucks, and restaurants compete to have the best taco in town in various categories, like best breakfast tacos or best puffy tacos. Will your favorite taco win?
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
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All the Restaurants That Opened in San Antonio This June

San Antonio saw quite a bit of new restaurants (mostly an add-on to chains and such), a market location, and a few…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hula Poke
11830 Bandera Rd, (210) 592-1003, facebook.com
Hula Poke opened its third location, this time nestled on Bandera Road in Helotes. This growing chain is best known for its DIY poke bowls.
Photo via Instagram / milkbutterandeggs
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Culinaria Food + Wine Festival is Back

Don't miss out on all the delicious options! Learn more about Culinaria here.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo via instagram / culinariasa
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21 San Antonio Bars and Restaurants We’ll Miss in 2018

San Antonio might have seen more than 100 restaurant, coffeeshop, bakery, tea shop, and food truck openings this year, but we also…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Saigon Express
A favorite for pho, Saigon Express abruptly shut down on April 7 after 14 years in the noodle game. The owner declined to give reason for closure.
Photo via  Instagram / ElBeggar
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50 Best Moments You Missed at Tango of the Vines 2017

The annual fundraiser combines Texas Hill Country wines, craft beer and cocktails for your sampling pleasure. Held at The Witte Museum, live…

By San Antonio Current Staff

50 Best Moments You Missed at Tango of the Vines 2017
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20 Reasons Why San Antonio Was Named a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO

This week, UNESCO (which handles cultural distinctions as part of the United Nations) named San Antonio a Creative City of Gastronomy after…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Johnny Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Hernandez
The hometown boy that worked at his father’s Westside restaurant before leaving to New York’s Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park to gain serious cheffin’ skills. He returned to San Antonio, opened his own catering company, opened La Gloria at the Pearl has accrued a seriously enviable resume that includes opening several La Gloria’s across San Antonio and Vegas, The Fruteria, El Machito, the upcoming Burgerteca and Villa Rica; hosted Andrew Zimmern. Oh, and he cooked President Obama’s Cinco de Mayo dinner in 2016.
Photo via Instagram, iamchefjohnny
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20 Places to Eat Wings in San Antonio That Are Far Better Than Hooters

Okay, we know nobody goes to Hooters for the wings, but just know that you got options. Here are some spots to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Wayne’s Wings
2427 Austin Hwy., (210) 300-3891, wayneswingssa.com
If you ever thought of combining a funnel cake with a chicken wing, then you’ll love Wayne’s Wings. This innovative restaurant tops its wings with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Photo via Instagram, ambitiousvillain
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21 San Antonio Italian Restaurants That Beat Olive Garden

In the mood for pizza, pasta or both? Whether you’re looking for classic Italian fare or that with an American twist, you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

    618 McCullough Ave., (210) 223-5587, guillermosdowntown.com
    At Guillermo’s you have large variety of pastas, steaks, salads and pizzas, whether you’re looking for something hearty, light or just right.
    Photo via Instagram, amberquaid
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25 Festivals In and Around San Antonio to Check Out This Fall

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to take part in. We gathered the best…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Oct. 28, Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest
    100 Main St., Fredericksburg, (830) 997-8515, fbgfoodandwinefest.com
    Head on out to the Hill Country to get some of the best wine Texas has to offer during Fredericksburg’s own food and wine festival. Whether you’re more inclined to white wine or prefer red, you can enjoy food and music throughout the day.
    Photo via Facebook, Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, October 28, 2017
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16 Spots to Get Your Street Taco Fix in San Antonio

Let’s face it: San Antonio is a taco lover’s paradise. Whether it’s out of a truck conveniently located at your nearest gas…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Casa Azul de Andrea
    1036 S. Alamo, (210) 451-9393
    What better place to eat tacos than in the casita/restaurant dedicated to Frida Kahlo?
    Photo via Instagram, lisa.22rn
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20 San Antonio Food Trucks Worth Tracking Down

Don't miss out on these San Antonio favorite food truck favorites. If you're a foodie, this is the list that we made…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cousins Maine Lobster
    (210) 951-8922,
    Got a hankering for some lobster? Cousin Main offers the best lobster dishes on wheels.
    Photo via Instagram
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20 Places to Slurp Up Delicious Noodles in San Antonio

Whether you're a chopstick, spoon or fork kind of person (hopefully you're not a fork person) there's no wrong way to eat…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bok Choy
    5130 Broadway St, (210) 437-2200, eatbokchoy.com/index.html
    By no means authentic, but bearing enough veggies that you’ll leave feeling less guilty than if you’d opted for a burger and fries. The menu at Bok Choy is simple enough to navigate, though still extensive. 
    Photo via Instagram,  eatbokchoysa
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San Antonio Donut Shops that Crush Krispy Kreme

Still getting your doughnuts from big chains like Dunkin' Donuts? Opt for something local next time and get a taste of the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

    Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson, (210) 448-8355
    If you're in the mood for a fanciful doughnut, stop by Larder and get a cup of coffee while you're at it. Sit by the river or walk around the Pearl like a tourist — either way, you can't go wrong.
    Photo via Instagram, larderatemma
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20 Places Where You Can Fuel Up Late at Night

Whether you’re a night owl any day of the week or are in search of good eating during your late night excursions on…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Hoppy Monk
    1010 N. Loop 1604 E., (210) 545-3330, thehoppymonk.com
    They’re raising the bar in the pub food game. Taste for yourself. Open until 12 a.m. Sunday and Monday, 1 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.
    Photo via Instagram, vinylscratchhh
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27 San Antonio Bakeries that Are Guaranteed to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you have a sweet tooth, then we've got a few places for you in mind. Check out these 27 bakeries in…

By San Antonio Current Staff

La Boulangerie
     207 Broadway St.,  facebook.com/laboulangeriesa
    You can guarantee that anything from this family-owned French bakery will be made from scratch and will be absolutely delicious. 
    Photo via Instagram, laboulangeriesa
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Where to Go for the Perfect Lunch Date in San Antonio

Whether you're in a budding romance or you've been with your significant other for several years, the lunch date can be a simple…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Liberty Bar
    1111 S. Alamo St., (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
    Although Liberty Bar made the horrendous mistake of abandoning their original location of perfection on Josephine all those years ago, their new home, set in a previously abandoned religious convent in Southtown was a strategic one that paid off. What’s good on the menu? Aside from “everything,” zero in on the following: goat cheese with piloncillo sauce, pot roast sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, fettuccini with oil, garlic (and add chicken). And finish with an espresso and the Minerva’s pineapple coconut cake. 
    Photo by Jason Risner via Instagram, libertybarsa
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20 Ways to Brunch in San Antonio

Brunch. Love it, hate it, not-sober-enough-for-it, the most important meal of the weekend is also an SA mainstay. From classic dishes to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Las Canarias
    112 College, (210) 518-1063,  omnihotels.com
    Choose dishes from the griddle or feast on breakfast menu classics. There's no going wrong at Las Canarias.
    Photo via Instagram, agwarren86
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13 Late-Night San Antonio Restaurants to Satisfy Every Craving

For the drunkies, munchies or sustenance for your nocturnal outings, here’s a roundup of our favorite places to fill up before you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

    2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261,  barbarosanantonio.com
    Open until 11:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Barbaro’s has the pizza, drinks and late-night atmosphere you need.
    Photo via Instagram, sun_carlos
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10 International Markets in San Antonio You Should Be Shopping At

As a rule, us Texans should consider ourselves blessed to have H-E-B access. And as San Antonians, with H-E-B markets and Pluses…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tim's Oriental and Seafood Market
    7015 Bandera Rd Ste 8,  (210) 523-1688, Mon.-Sat.:10am-9pm, Sun.:10am-8pm
     Stocked with frozen entrees, tons of sake, a plethora of noodles and snacks, Tim's has stuffed aisles full of Asian favorites. Don't miss out on their selection of veggies, seafood, pork belly and roasted duck, for which Tim's is especially renowned.
    Yelp/Tim's Oriental and Seafood Market
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