Editor’s observe: We get it. It may be troublesome to maintain up with the quick tempo of San Antonio’s restaurant and bar scene. We now have you lined with our common roundup of important meals information.
Openings and closings
The house owners of The Modernist are trumpeting a brand new challenge however are up to now conserving most particulars on mute. In a July 31 Instagram submit, the bespoke cocktail lounge teased a brand new idea referred to as La Ruina. The bar will likely be devoted to the spirits of tropical America with a give attention to rum (the tagline is “ron y mas”). The situation, nevertheless, stays a thriller. Zillow sleuths had been solely supplied one tantalizing clue — the spot will likely be “housed in a sleek however well-worn constructing.”
Japanese rooster spot Krazy Katsu burst into the San Antonio scene with a grand opening on July 30. The fast-casual restaurant, situated at 5257 McCullough Ave., makes a speciality of herb-brined and panko-breaded rooster sandwiches slathered with sauces like Bourbon teriyaki, Kewpie mayo, and chipotle ranch. The eatery additionally nods to its hometown in numerous choices, together with hibiscus agua fresca, craft beer from native fave Viva Brewery, and a fusion tackle rooster on a stick.
Francis Bogside gave an Irish goodbye to Southtown on July 31. In accordance with a media alert, the favored pub will quickly transfer to a brand new area. The long-running bar has been pouring since 2015, save for a 12 months interrupted by a devastating Halloween 2016 fireplace. After in depth renovations, it commandeered sibling restaurant Brigid’s area and reopened with a small stage and wraparound bar. There isn’t a phrase but on the place the bar will begin its third act. Particulars are promised within the upcoming weeks.
It’s out with barbecue, and in with cheesesteaks at Weathered Soul Brewing Co. South BBQ is shifting out of the brewery’s kitchen on August 7 to make room for Broadway meals truck Eleanor 1909. Proprietor Brie Morris, a former Meals Community stylist who has labored with Bobby Flay, Rocco DiSpirito, and Lorenzo Polegri, will carry some sparkle to conventional pub grub. Highlights embody a smash burger with pimento cheese and candied bacon, oxtail queso, and smoked salmon deviled eggs. In accordance with social media, Morris will begin serving on August 9.
In one other switcheroo, New Braunfels Italian joint 188 South closed its doorways July 30 to make means for a second location of San Marcos bistro Cody’s Restaurant. There are not any particulars but on when Cody’s will begin allotting its upscale fare, however the restaurant has absorbed lots of 188’s former employees members.
Different information and notes
River Stroll tiki bar Hugman’s Oasis rolled out a brand new meals menu on August 1. Nicely-known Alamo Metropolis chef Teddy Liang has developed 5 new dishes for the watering gap, together with Kalua pork sliders and two flavors of popcorn rooster. The must-order merchandise is bound to be the watermelon coconut bowl — a tropical concoction topped with fruit, ginger, roasted almonds, and chili salt dramatically offered tableside with dry ice.
Tickets are lastly on sale for the hotly anticipated Tasting Texas Wine + Meals Competition on October 27-30. As beforehand reported, the mega occasion is a collaboration between the James Beard Basis, Go to San Antonio, and native meals nonprofit Culinaria, that includes a daytime Culinary Market on the San Antonio River and a stellar forged of nationwide and homegrown culinary expertise. Snag passes right here.