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…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Johnny Hernandez: La Gloria, la Fruteria-Botanero, and Burgerteca
La Gloria, Multiple Locations, 
La Fruteria, 1401 S Flores St., Ste. 102, (210) 251-3104 
Burgerteca, 403 Bluestar #105, (210) 635-0016, chefjohnnyhernandez.com/restaurants
The well-known San Antonio chef competed against celebrity chef Bobby Flay on the Food Network TV show, Beat Bobby Flay — the fourth chef hailing from the Alamo City to do so. 

Photo courtesy of Johnny Hernandez
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The best culinary competition moments from Flavor San Antonio 2022

While San Antonio Flavor is, first and foremost, a celebration of local food, it also includes a fierce culinary competition. Here's what…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The best culinary competition moments from Flavor San Antonio 2022
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All the beautiful people — and tasty food — we saw at San Antonio Flavor 2022

After a two-year hiatus, San Antonio Flavor returned Thursday night with gusto, bringing together culinary pros and foodies from all over the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the beautiful people — and tasty food — we saw at San Antonio Flavor 2022
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Everyone we saw having fun at San Antonio's first Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown

Alamo City food truck park StreetFare SA held its debut Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown on Saturday, offering up nacho samplings from multiple…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw having fun at San Antonio's first Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown
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San Antonio restaurateur Cappy Lawton flipped this remodeled Monte Vista home now for sale

Cappy Lawton is best known for restaurant ventures such as his namesake Broadway restaurant, Mama's Cafe and La Fonda on North Main…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Antonio restaurateur Cappy Lawton flipped this remodeled Monte Vista home now for sale
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Everything we saw as San Antonio Hell's Kitchen chef Mary Lou Davis held a going-away pop-up

Mary Lou Davis, the San Antonio chef who took second place in the past season of cooking contest TV show Hell's Kitchen,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as San Antonio Hell's Kitchen chef Mary Lou Davis held a going-away pop-up
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The 28 most anticipated new bars and restaurants coming to San Antonio

Foodies can agree that the past two years have been full of curveballs in all arenas — thanks, COVID. However, 2022 is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Kerbey Lane Cafe
5515 N. Loop 1604 W., kerbeylanecafe.com
Longtime Austin staple Kerbey Lane Cafe has set its sights on the Alamo City for a future expansion. Menu items will include diner favorites including waffles, breakfast platters and home-style entrees, with an expected completion date in March 0f 2022. 
Photo via Instagram / kerbeylanecafe
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The 25 most popular restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

Last year, Travel and Leisure readers named San Antonio one of the top destinations in the country, and it’s easy to see why:…

By San Antonio Current Staff

14. Bilia Eatery & Coffee
2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 131B, (210) 530-1333, facebook.com/eatbilia
"You will regret not eating here. In addition to their delicious sandwiches, they also make a bomb spicy sauce that is out of this world! Service was great and the restaurant seems to be well kept." – Michael C.
Photo via Instagram / biliaeatery
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The best new restaurants and bars to open in San Antonio in 2021

The San Antonio restaurant and bar scene endured many hardships during the COVID crisis, and it's now grappling with unprecedented supply chain…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Up Scale
1024 S. Alamo St., upscalesouthtown.com
The minds behind Southtown Instagram sensation Little Em’s Oyster Bar — opened this "sexy" new eatery this fall in the building that once housed brunch and dinner hotspot Feast. The new Southtown concept serves up seafood, steak and sushi, and is already racking up rave reviews. 
Photo via Instagram / upscalesouthtown
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Everything we saw at the NSFW 88th anniversary celebration of San Antonio's Esquire Tavern

Downtown nightlife stalwart the Esquire Tavern celebrated 88 years in business Sunday with live music by the Dirty River Jazz Band and a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at the NSFW 88th anniversary celebration of San Antonio's Esquire Tavern
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Everything we saw at Hops & Hounds' Puptoberfest fundraiser for the San Antonio Humane Society

Dog-friendly drinking spot Hops & Hounds held a pet adoption event Saturday that also raised money for the San Antonio Humane Society.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at Hops & Hounds' Puptoberfest fundraiser for the San Antonio Humane Society
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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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The 25 highest-rated steakhouses in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

Whether you think steak is best reserved for a special occasion or you're fine with ordering one any old day, the Alamo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

1. Bohanan’s Prime Steak and Seafood
219 E Houston Street, (210) 472-2600, bohanans.com
“I've eaten at most of the steakhouses in San Antonio and Bohanan's is by far the best in service, ambiance, wine selection/service and food quality/presentation… The ONLY steakhouse I recommend while in San Antonio.” - Gerald H..
Photo via Instagram / jason_risner_photography
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The restaurateur from San Antonio's Chez Ardid and Maverick Brasserie is selling his 1920 home

You could say chef and restaurateur Miguel Ardid is a San Antonio dining institution. The son of local culinary pioneer Guillermo Ardid,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The restaurateur from San Antonio's Chez Ardid and Maverick Brasserie is selling his  1920 home
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Historic photos of 25 San Antonio-area bars and restaurants

We're all for San Antonio's recent designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, but it's abundantly clear that our city has…

By Sanford Nowlin

Golden Star Café; Plaza Bar; Moon Lee Café, 1100 block of W. Commerce St.This image from around 1965 shows a string of West Side businesses, including a pair of Chinese restaurants. Golden Star Café is still around, although it's now located at the 800 block of the same street.
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The 25 most popular restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

We get it. Choosing which local dining spots to check out can be a daunting task. With a slew of new eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

7. Bilia Eatery & Coffee
2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 131B, (210) 530-1333, facebook.com/eatbilia
"You will regret not eating here. In addition to their delicious sandwiches, they also make a bomb spicy sauce that is out of this world! Service was great and the restaurant seems to be well kept." – Michael C.
Photo via Instagram / biliaeatery
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The 20 best San Antonio bars and restaurants to open so far this year

Opening a restaurant in the post-pandemic world takes serious gumption, given what the foodservice industry has been through. Despite labor and supply…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bar Loretta
320 Beauregard St., (210) 757-3607, barloretta.com
SA foodies can expect “exceptional-yet-approachable” fare from this Southtown spot. The new eatery, housed in the space that was previously home to Madhatter’s Tea House and Cafe, features handmade and vintage details. 
Photo by Richard Casteel of Dandelion Gatherings for Bar Loretta
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25 San Antonio bars with food as good as the drinks

Sometimes when you're drinking, a bag of chips or a bowl of peanuts just won't cut it. Not to mention, if the cocktails…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
While most folks may visit this northwest-side spot to drink their calories, The Dooryard’s food menu is also worth checking out. Compliment pours of beers, seltzers and wines with soy ginger baby back ribs and $20 steak nights. 
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
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27 classic San Antonio restaurants that have been around 35 years or longer

The restaurant industry has a high turnover rate. Places come and go. Fast. Every so often, though, gems come along that stand…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant, 1968
1526 SW Military Drive, 210-922-3511, donpedro.com
For 53 years, this family-owned spot serves up a huge menu of Mexican favorites from recipes passed down from Monterrey, Mexico native Leticia Sepulveda, who took over the eatery with her husband Ruben in 1979.  
Photo via Instagram / donpedrotx
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All the boozy people we saw at the Michelada Festival on Saturday in San Antonio

San Antonians love their micheladas. That much was evident from how many people turned up to enjoy a festival Saturday dedicated to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to San Antonio

Summer is here, San Antonio, and that means local foodies are about to have a slew of new spots at which to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Up Scale
1024 S. Alamo St., upscalesouthtown.com
Husband-and-wife duo Houston and Emily Carpenter — the minds behind Southtown Instagram sensation Little Em’s Oyster Bar — will open a "sexy" new eatery called Up Scale in the building that once housed brunch and dinner hotspot Feast in Southtown. The new concept, which will serve seafood, steak and sushi, is slated to open this fall.  
Photo via Instagram / upscalesouthtown
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22 LGBTQ+ friendly bars and restaurants in San Antonio

June of 2021 is filled with reason for celebration, thanks to the overlap of Pride Month and the city's delayed Fiesta revelry.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cereal Killer Sweets
1031 Patricia, Suite 104, (210) 753-2032, cerealkillersweets.com
Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of San Antonio’s queer-owned businesses with an impressive catalog of LGBTQ+-centric charitable causes.
Photo via Instagram /  
texas_made_eats
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30 San Antonio restaurants and bars with bike-friendly patios

San Antonio's bar and restaurant scene has no shortage of sun-dappled patio space for cyclists to post up for a beer or…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St., (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
The Friendly Spot is a must-stop on a Southtown ride. 
Photo via Instagram /  
thatspookybitch_
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25 San Antonio restaurants that opened during the pandemic that you might have missed

Despite the many hardships that faced the bar and restaurant industry last year — thanks, COVID — San Antonio is now awash…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hops & Hounds
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd., facebook.com/Hops-Hounds-113122597047363
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, look no further than this new dog-friendly joint in Northeast San Antonio. Hops & Hounds specializes in classic American bites, adult beverages and space for the little ones and pups to play. 
Photo via Instagram /  
hopshoundssa
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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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25 iconic San Antonio restaurants everyone should try at least once

San Antonio is a verifiable mecca for food-loving folks who enjoy exploring the city and getting their grub on. Our culinary landscape…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
Housed in a restored convent, Liberty Bar is just one of those trendy places that knows how to draw in a crowd. After a winter hiatus, the eatery is set to reopen — with a new look — in April.
Photo via Instagram / libertybarsa
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All of the 3rd Annual San Antonio Burger Week's bingeworthy eats

San Antonio Burger Week comes but once a year, and when it does, it delivers. From Friday, February 26 through Sunday, March…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Guillermo's
Dine-In, Curbside and Pick-up, 618 McCullough Ave., (210) 223-5587, guillermosdowntown.com
The Volcano Burger Jumbo Slider, $8, Prepared with provolone cheese, jalapeño, bacon, wing sauce and Guillermo's delicious mayo. Lettuce, tomato and red onion on the side with a few fries on a large Guillermo's homemade slider bun. Spicy and delicious! 
Spinach Bacon Blu Cheese Jumbo Burger Slider, $8, Spinach, bacon, provolone, blue cheese dressing and Guillermo's Mayonnaise. Lettuce, tomato and red onion on the side with a few fries on a large Guillermo's homemade slider bun. 
Photo courtesy of Guillermo’s
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The 20 hottest new restaurants in San Antonio

New year, new restaurants! At least, that what it feels like in the Alamo City right now. A plethora of new eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
This northwest-side spot features 30 taps loaded with self-serve beers, seltzers and wines, allowing guests to sample a variety of beers without committing to a full pour. Expect a full food menu, outdoor seating for up to nine tables and a kids play area in the coming weeks.
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
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20 of the Most Anticipated New Restaurants Opening in San Antonio This Year

Yes, we know there's a pandemic going on. Yes, we know that's got to make it hard to open a new restaurant.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Southerleigh Haute
southerleigh.com/location/southerleigh-haute-south
As the latest concept from the Southerleigh Restaurant Group, Southerleigh Haute South is expected to open at The Rim later this year with fried chicken, biscuits, oysters, craft beers and a full bar.  
Photo via Instagram /  
southerleighhautesouth
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20 San Antonio Restaurants You Haven't Tried But Should

San Antonio has plenty of dining options to choose from, so you'd have to go out a lot to hit them all…

By San Antonio Current Staff

El Remedio
2534 Babcock Road, (210) 981-9797, twitter.com/elremedio_sa
Plan ahead so you can catch this food truck that will definitely hit the spot every time. Just look at that! Do you really need any convincing? These Mexican bites are sinfully delicious, but we don’t think you’ll mind the extra calories when it tastes this good.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
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