20 San Antonio restaurants and bars that closed in 2021

Pandemic-related hardships, lease adjustments and labor shortages took their toll on San Antonio bars and restaurants this year. Sadly, plenty we saw…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Two Step Restaurant & Cantina
9840 W. Loop 1604 North
This Tex-Mex-inspired barbecue restaurant had been shuttered since last March, in what was intended to be temporary closure due to the pandemic, but its owner said the West Side business simply wasn’t able to regain its footing. 
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29 women-owned San Antonio restaurants you should've tried by now

San Antonio has no shortage of spots to grab a great meal, but for anyone looking for eats with a little girl…

By San Antonio Current Staff

2195 NW Military Hwy, (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.
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The 24 most beautiful restaurants in San Antonio

Whether you're seeking a romantic date spot or simply looking for world-class dining, you'll be in awe of these gorgeous, locally-owned eateries.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Biga on the Banks
203 S St Mary's St, (210) 225-0722, biga.com
In the busy streets of downtown you’ll find this landmark eatery, known for its take on New American fare. Though the menu is constantly changing, you can always find inventive dishes, worldly wines and breathtaking River Walk views in Chef Bruce Auden's dining room.
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29 San Antonio restaurants and bars we said goodbye to in 2020

Due to pandemic-related hardships, lease adjustments and changing tastes, San Antonio lost plenty of bars and restaurants this year. The casualties included…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Gourdough's Public House
215 Losoya St.
Austin-based Gourdough's opened its first San Antonio location on the famed Riverwalk to pretty impressive fanfare, but it wasn’t enough to keep the location afloat. Gourdough’s San Antonio filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection May 6. 
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25 Essential Comfort Food Dishes Available for Takeout From San Antonio Restaurants

It’s safe to say that we all have one comforting dish that that we can rely on to soothe our soul, relax…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tony G's Soul Food’s Fried Catfish
915 S Hackberry, (210) 451-1234, tonygssoulfood.com
If soul food is the only thing that will ease your mind, head over to Tony G’s for any number of fried delicacies, including okra, chicken and shrimp. But above all, don’t miss the fried catfish. Huge fillets, dusted with cornmeal and fried to golden perfection, catfish connoisseurs are sure to be impressed. 
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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
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.  
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Female-Owned San Antonio Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now

Who run the world? Girls! (Beyoncé said so.) While we have no doubt that there's more, we gathered a list of San…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Viva Villa
905 Dolorosa, (210) 987-8482, vivavillatacos.com
La Familia Cortez, the family behind Mi Tierra, Viva Villa and more, have made their mark in San Antonio’s culture. But Chef Cariño Cortez, a third-generation family member, has made a mark all on her own. She currently serves as the project manager for La Familia Cortez Restaurants — and she’s a hell of a chef.
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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.
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The Most Beautiful Restaurants in San Antonio

Whether you're all about aesthetic or simply looking for a sure spot to dine, you'll be in awe at any of these…

By San Antonio Current Staff

306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
Charcuterie boards are incredibly flavorful, but they’re just part of Cured’s appeal. Just as enticing is the rustic-chic vibes of the space, which pairs nicely with the New American fare and craft cocktails on deck here. Seriously, you’ll want to thank Chef Steve McHugh personallly for this dining experience.
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Essential Broadway Restaurants Every San Antonian Should've Tried By Now

Broadway is ever-changing — attribute it to the development up and down the corridor (particularly near the Historic Pearl). As such, there's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Smoke Shack BBQ
3714 Broadway St, (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
With appearances on the Food Network and plenty of recognition throughout the barbecue world, Smoke Shack remains a standout on Broadway and throughout SA. Sister restaurant to The Pigpen, this Broadway joint does everything right, from the meats to the sides. Just take a bite of the Smoke Shack Mac and you’ll understand.
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San Antonio Restaurants That Accommodate Diners with a Gluten-Free Diet

Dining out when you have a gluten-intolerance can be super annoying, and even dangerous. Thankfully, there's quite a few restaurants that cater…

By San Antonio Current Staff

5 Points Local
1017 N Flores St, (210) 267-2652, 5pointslocal.com
Fortunately for those living with celiac disease, 5 Points overflows with fresh gluten-free bowls, plates and pastries — and is super strict about making it a safe space for special diet diners. For those looking to expand their wellness horizons, the restaurant also offers an upstairs yoga studio and healthy, refreshing drinks to cool down with afterward.
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San Antonio Restaurants, Bars We'll Miss in 2020

San Antonio might have seen dozens and dozens of restaurant, coffeeshop, bakery and bar openings this year, but we also said goodbye…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Granary
In November, restaurateur Tim Rattray announced that he would be closing The Granary to focus on his newest venture, Fontaine’s Southern Diner. Soon after, he announced the closure of that restaurant and filed for bankruptcy. The Granary opened in 2012.
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Veteran-owned restaurants in San Antonio you should've already tried by now

San Antonio is proud to be Military City, USA. As such, we figured locals would want to support veterans who now own…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Schilo’s Delicatessen
424 E Commerce St, (210) 223-6692, schilos.com
Not only is Schilo’s one of the oldest restaurants in the Alamo City, it’s also proudly owned by a veteran. Serving German-inspired sandwiches, soups and even homemade root beer, the downtown deli is headed by Bill Lyons, who took over the restaurant from his father in 1977 and served as a captain in the U.S. Army.
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22 Family-Owned Restaurants in San Antonio You Should've Already Tried

If you're all about supporting mom-and-pop shops (literally), you may want to make it a point to visit these family-owned restaurants where…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant
4223 Blanco Road, (210) 732-6017, losbarriosrestaurant.com
Viola Barrios came to San Antonio from her hometown of Bustamante, Mexico, a handful of family recipes in tow. In 1979, she opened Los Barrios in order to provide for her children. Though the restaurant and Barrios matriarch was murdered more than a decade ago, her legacy lives on through Los Barrios, La Hacienda de los Barrios and Viola’s Ventanas, which all serve a wide variety of delicious Mexican dishes, including its TV-famous puffy tacos.
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Themed Bars and Restaurants in San Antonio Worth Trying

There's lots of places to dine and drink in San Antonio, there's no doubt about that. But if you're looking for something…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Magic Time Machine
902 NE Interstate 410 Loop, (210) 828-1478, magictimemachine.com
Is there one specific theme at Magic Time Machine? Not really, but the restaurant prides itself in being “an adventure” with “fun, not stuffy, servers.” You’re definitely in for a memorable night here as the waitstaff are in costume and the space is decorated with memorabilia. You may be tempted to visit often as no two tables are alike here, each with a different theme.
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25 Essential San Antonio Food Trucks and Where to Find Them

In honor of National Food Truck Day on June 28, we decided to pay shout out the Alamo City's best mobile kitchens.…

By Sarah Martinez

The Box Street Social
Around San Antonio, (210) 920-1602, theboxstreetsocial.com
Brought to you by Chef Edward Garcia, this particular food truck is a steady favorite for local foodies. Track down the truck for yummy bites like chicken and donuts, stuffed avocados, wings and a variety of burgers and sandwiches.
Photo via Instagram / theboxstreetsocial
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30 San Antonio Restaurants Worth Checking Out During Culinaria's Restaurant Weeks

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2019 edition of Restaurant Weeks will allow San Antonians to taste food and drink from more than…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Maverick Texas Brasserie
710 S St Mary's St, (210) 973-6050, mavericktexas.com
A newcomer to the Restaurant Week scene, the beautiful Southtown eatery will surely have people talking with its Southern fare. Sure, it’s always a good time to stop by, but doing so this week will let you experience the excitement of this favorite truly coming into the local food scene.
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