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texboy Nov 3, 2014 5:20 PM


Originally Posted by Restless 1 (Post 6792767)
We need more delis in SA!!!!

Dignowity Meats On Houston St., a deli specializing in smoked meats and gourmet sandwiches, is slated to open on the city’s Eastside on Nov. 15.

Luvs me a good deli. :cheers:

Glad to see local folks setting up shop. Wish a local spot would have jumped on the Alamo Methodist spot instead of an Austin one-off, but I guess beggars can't be choosers. I just hope Frank includes local or neutral decor instead of decorating with "Austin" decor....that always drives me nuts.

sirkingwilliam Nov 3, 2014 7:44 PM



sirkingwilliam Nov 3, 2014 11:13 PM


Look for a new tiki bar to open later this year, and this one is opening south of downtown.

It's going to be called Concrete Jungle, at 1628 S. Presa St., and it's a Latin American and Caribbean-style tiki bar that brings together Tapa Tapa truck owner Rudolfo Martinez and Esquire Tavern bartender Roy Guerrero.

Formerly the El Sauzeno Lounge, Concrete Jungle will focus on rum drinks with plenty of mezcal and some tequila drinks.

The name aims to give a sense of the exotic nature of tiki but with an urban sense of style.

"My first love was rum," Guerrero said. "I have been pretty obsessed with making tikis for a while."

Martinez is creating an Asian-Latin menu that includes crab rangoons, Spam rice bowls and glazed pork shoulder for groups of two or more.

The duo is shooting to open the bar by Dec. 1.

sirkingwilliam Nov 18, 2014 3:22 PM


I found this bit of information concerning In-N-Out planned for the corner of 281 and TPC Parkway.

sirkingwilliam Nov 20, 2014 12:56 PM


In-N-Out Burger finally will make its debut in San Antonio.

The popular fast-food chain plans to open its first restaurant in the Alamo City on Thursday at 10918 Culebra Road just west of Loop 1604.

Carl Van Fleet, vice president of planning and development for In-N-Out, confirmed the opening in an email sent to the Express-News on Wednesday.

The far West Side location will open every day at 10:30 a.m. and close at 1 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and at 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

sirkingwilliam Dec 17, 2014 9:33 AM


The Yardhouse and Margaritaville are both planned for The Shops at Rivercenter, as it currently undergoes a major redevelopment including the name change from Rivercenter Mall.

The two restaurants will occupy space on the west side of the Riverwalk lagoon.

This will be the second Yardhouse in San Antonio and the first Margaritaville.

sirkingwilliam Jan 19, 2015 2:13 PM


It is now confirmed that Margaritaville will open a location in Rivercenter Mall on the west side of the lagoon across from Fogo de Chao.

There is an official website and job postings for the new downtown restaurant.

sirkingwilliam Jan 21, 2015 11:09 AM


Jason Dady Restaurant Group is slated to open a seafood spot called the Shuck Shack near The Pearl sometime this spring.

Menu items will include fish and chips, clam chowder, lobster rolls and raw and baked oysters. The bar will have a nice lineup of craft beer and wine plus there will be an outdoor play area for kids.

Shuck Shack will be located at 520 E. Grayson St.


sirkingwilliam Jan 21, 2015 11:58 AM


Andrew Goodman, owner of popular Southtown eatery Feast, bought Fire Station No. 7 in Southtown last year with plans to convert it into an upscale Italian restaurant.

Preliminary design plans head to the HDRC this week and will get approval.

Plans call for three levels of dining. A first floor, second floor and rooftop. There will also be a wine cellar in the basement.

An interesting aspect of the transformation will be the installation of an elevator.



sirkingwilliam Jan 27, 2015 10:13 AM


Ruth's Chris Steak House leased 7,820 square feet at Eilan at 17101 La Cantera Parkway. Angela Rinehart of CGC Texas represented the tenant. Price Onken with Reata Real Estate represented the landlord. The restaurant has two other locations in San Antonio, one at the River Walk and another near the airport.

mklunder13 Feb 9, 2015 11:58 PM

I know awhile back there was talk about the Austin hot dog restaurant Frank moving into that old church on South Alamo. Has there been any updates on that? That would be a really awesome addition, making the food scene in south town even more diverse and attractive then it already is and bring more to the already booming area.

sirkingwilliam Feb 13, 2015 7:18 AM


This news is a little over a month old.


With one spot already open in San Antonio and a second on the way in Windcrest, In-N-Out Burger has plans for another burger joint in New Braunfels.

The restaurant will be located at 106 FM 306, which is right off Interstate 35 in New Braunfels, according to a project filing with the state. Construction is estimated to start in February with completion as early as August, the filing states.

In the San Antonio area, In-N-Out Burger has a restaurant at 10918 Culebra Rd. Another restaurant is expected to open soon at 8202 North Interstate 35, records show.

sirkingwilliam Feb 13, 2015 8:54 AM



W. Scott Bailey
San Antonio Business Journal

The delicate transformation of the original Pearl Brewery building into Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery is nearly complete. The new restaurant and brewpub is now slated to open in late March.

Southerleigh will be one of the largest brewpubs in the nation, and it will feature a modern twist on what owner and executive chef Jeff Balfour refers to as Texas' "cross-cultural cuisine."

The newest player in San Antonio's emerging craft beer industry has big plans for an historic site.

"We could not be in a better space to brew beer," Balfour said about the Pearl building, which has not housed brewing operations since 2002.

That long hiatus is about to end. Southerleigh will have a 15-barrel brew house, six serving tanks and an extensive firkin/wood barrel-aging program. Southerleigh brewmaster Les Locke plans to plans to develop nearly two dozen craft beers that will be available on tap — by the glass or in a growler. Southerleigh will offer several dining areas, including a private room housed in one of Pearl Brewery's original grain silos.

In October, I asked Balfour, who left a chef position at Hotel Valencia to take on the Southerleigh project, about the process of developing a new restaurant and brewpub in the original Pearl brewhouse.

"I'm still amazed by the history that you see in the building," he said. "My understanding was, when it closed, it closed. There was a lot of stuff that looked like it probably did when (Pearl) stopped using it."

sirkingwilliam Feb 13, 2015 9:44 AM

Snapped some pictures of the site, currently under construction, a little over a week or so ago.

sirkingwilliam Feb 13, 2015 9:48 AM

Snapped some pictures of the site, currently under construction, a little over a week or so ago.

Restless 1 Feb 22, 2015 7:36 PM

Got it on good authority that an In and Out burger is going up in the Walzem/Windcrest area.

Personally, I still like Whataburger better.

Apparently, the secret is out:

sirkingwilliam Feb 23, 2015 1:48 AM


Originally Posted by Restless 1 (Post 6924788)
Got it on good authority that an In and Out burger is going up in the Walzem/Windcrest area.

Personally, I still like Whataburger better.

Apparently, the secret is out:

Yes, this has been under construction since the summer. Delays with tearing down the bank that used to site on that site kept it from opening in the fall.

There is InO planned for Stone Oak as well.

sirkingwilliam Mar 9, 2015 7:48 AM



It's taken Eugene Simor several years to move his new Alamo Beer Co. brewery from conception to completion. But on Friday, in the spirit of Texas independence, Simor will mark the opening of the East Side brewery, beer garden and beer hall with a ceremonial keg tapping and cannon fire.

As part of the landmark event, Alamo Beer is expanding its product line and will introduce three new craft beers to the public to complement the company's signature Golden Ale. The company will debut the Alamo Pilsner, Alamo German Pale Ale and Alamo Amber Lager. The latter beer was created as an homage to the original Alamo Beer produced by a different company in San Antonio at the turn of the 20th Century. The beer disappeared at the beginning of Prohibition in 1919.

"It's been a long time in the making," Simor told me about his multi-year mission to bring the project to fruition — only hours before opening the doors to the new complex.

He was inspired in part through the journey by some of the words Alamo defender William Barret Travis penned as the historic mission was under siege: "... I shall never surrender or retreat."

The roughly $8 million brewery complex at 202 Lamar Street is situated near the historic Hays Street bridge, immediately east of Interstate 37. Simor said he expects to produce between 6,000 and 10,000 barrels of beer annually at the new brewery — more than twice its previous volume.

The project has helped stimulate other development in the long-underserved neighborhood.

"There are many things happening in the area as a result of this brewery," Simor said. "We are seeing an absolute resurgence in the Dignowity Hill area."

Simor said he could have developed the brewery anywhere. But he wanted to be near the famous Texas shrine for which is company is named.

sirkingwilliam Mar 20, 2015 10:52 AM



La Boulangerie, the long-awaited bakery from the family behind Saveurs 209 is holding a soft opening Friday.

The business at 207 Broadway will open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and serving a variety of sweet and savory items that include breads, croissants, choux, Parisian flan and quiche, to name a few.

The name is French for "the bakery." Quick French lesson: a boulangerie serves breads, while a pâtisserie serves pastries.

sirkingwilliam Apr 13, 2015 10:21 PM



The House, an ice cream shop that will sell alcoholic ice cream flavors, plans to open in Southtown later this month.

In all, The House will have a rotating selection of about 10 ice cream flavors, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, made in-house. Ice cream flavors include the Aztec (chocolate with amaretto) and the Blue Hawaiian (coconut cream, pineapple, rum and blue curacao).

There also are plans for a small drink lineup that includes local beer and wine as well as frozen daiquiris and margaritas, said co-owner Robert Nickle.

The House will be located at 732 S. Alamo St., next door to La Frite Belgian Bistro.

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