Happy Hour Hound: Tost Bistro & Lounge
Tost Bistro & Lounge isn’t a place you go to because it made a top 10 list or was named a hot spot. It’s not that type of place. It’s never been a shining star...
Brunch For All Appetites
The brunch tradition started in England, home of the hard-core drunks. Instead of a heavy afternoon Sunday meal, the British pleaded for a lighter meal for...
Local Food Truck makes U.S. Top 10 Lists
I used to think gluten-free foods were like fat-free cheese: why would you eat something that’s had its very essence removed? But for those who suffer from...
David Gilbert left Sustenio at the Eilan Hotel and Resort earlier this year, citing the desire to pursue other ventures. He’ll soon be back in the...
Burger hounds and grilled goodness
There’s a new burger joint on the River Walk now — Charlie Wants a Burger at 223 Losoya. The restaurant is part of the Paesanos Restaurant Group, the folks...
Shiner aplenty in SA
If you’ve ever wanted to meet a Shiner expert, you have the chance on Thursday, May 30. A Shiner Brewmaster will be leading a beer pairing...
Industry News: Valentine's is for amateurs
Valentine's Day is possibly one of the worst times to frequent a restaurant. The staff is stressed, everything is prix fixe, and couples are forcing romance over salads.
San Antonio cooking great vegetarian food
When visitors to the Alamo City think of our cuisine, they probably think of nachos, chicken fried steaks, and barbeque – not vegetables. But USA Today...
Accolades for San Antonians
David Gilbert, chef at Sustenio at the Eilan Resort, released a book of his food travels in Asia this year. He’s been writing up a storm...
New food store opens in Southtown
I hardly ever complain about the H-E-B monopoly in San Antonio, but there is a definite lack of local food stores in town.
Stock up on kitchen supplies
The San Antonio Restaurant Association is helping restaurants and home cooks alike by having a massive garage sale. Restauranteurs have been donating all kinds of...
'Joan, get me a scotch'
Satel's is channeling the spirit of Don Draper, the lead character on the TV show Mad Men. On Thursday, November 1, the men's clothing store at...
A Taste of San Antonio
The San Antonio Restaurant Association is holding their annual Taste of San Antonio at Freeman Expo Hall on Sunday, October 28. Attendees will get to sample...
Slow Food lessons and hip-hop Thai
Chef Michael Sohocki from Restaurant Gwendolyn is teaching cooking courses every Sunday through October 21 to promote Slow Food South Texas, our...
Bakery Lorraine gets solid
Does the city need another bakery? Some may say no, but many would go out of their way to make room for Bakery Lorraine. Having enjoyed a presence at the Saturday...
H-E-B, Sa Food Trucks Cook for Charity
San Antonio food trucks and H-E-B are partnering to raise money for charity. In the Food Truck Face Off on Saturday, September 22, Jason Dady's DUK...
Taco Taco Franchises in North Carolina
Taco Taco Café, nationally lauded by Bon Appetit magazine and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network, is expanding. But not in San Antonio, or even...
Bourdain's F-bombs over San Antonio
Anthony Bourdain, TV personality, cheflebrity, lover of profanity, is coming to San Antonio. His North American tour — Guts & Glory: An Evening with...
Restaurant Week means city-wide specials
If you've been dying to try one of San Antonio's better restaurants, but haven't found a good excuse to go, you're in luck this week. During Culinaria's Restaurant...
Quealy return dinners at Monterey
Quealy Watson, former chef at The Monterey (1127 S St. Mary's) left the helm several weeks ago. But back in town for a visit, he's returning to the kitchen...
From food truck to family eatery
Knife & Fork Gastropub (20626 Stone Oak Pkwy, where Damien Watel's Ciao2 used to be) opened last month, serving up high-end versions of pub fare. The chef...
Who's got the hottest grill skill?
The Food Network's show Chopped is getting a dose of smoky flavor with this new season on grilling, called Chopped: Grill Masters. Chefs will compete for a $50,000 grand...
Drinks, dinner, and charity T's
Diana Barrios Trevino, restauranteur at the helm of Los Barrios and La Hacienda de Los Barrios, is helping struggling San Antonians through the power of flan.
Beat the heat, eat meat
Today's the day to celebrate Merikah and everything it stands for, not least of all overeating and bargain shopping. If that's your way of expressing patriotic fervor, then...
Community pitches in to save The Foundry
The Foundry, a church-run coffee shop at 2720 McCullough, was set to shut its doors on Wednesday, June 20. But thanks to a group of committed patrons, there's a chance...
BBQ and safety from the fire department
Cooking can be a dangerous sport. Knife cuts, scalding water splashes, oven burns, you name it. But by far the most dangerous practice is barbecuing — literally setting...
Celebrate Father's Day with a Feast
Father's Day is this Sunday. You can take the big guy out for a steak at Bohanan's, Fleming's, Kirby's, Morton's, Myron's, Perry's, Ruth's Chris, or Texas de Brazil...
Culinaria film series at EZ's Brick Oven
As part of Culinaria, the San Antonio food & wine fest with year-round events, foodie cinephiles can get their movie fix at EZ's Brick Oven & Grill (6498 N New Braunfels)...
Livestrong food truck pileup
It's getting warmer outside, but we're still a few weeks off from an outright angry Texas summer (we hope), so make sure to enjoy one of the many food truck parks...
Mother's Day means brunch
Admit it. As grouchy as you may have made her, your mom deserves a day of thanks. She birthed you, raised you, and puts up with your whining — the least you could do is...
New truck parks and the '101'
Last month, the City Council approved a food truck pilot program downtown, allowing for 15 food trucks to park and sell food at three downtown locations.
Food truck app hitting the market
With new food trucks and food-truck parks popping up all over town, it's hard to keep track of them all. SwebApps, a mobile application development company in San Antonio, has an app...
Easter Brunch deals on the make
Sunday is Easter, and whether you observe the holiday or not, it's a great time to eat a decadent brunch. Whether you want the champagne brunch at Las Canarias, or...
Armie Hammer's bakery lands in SA
With the opening of Bird Bakery (5912 Broadway) at 10 a.m. Saturday, San Antonio is getting a bit of Facebook celebrity. The Facebook movie, that is.
Brown's espresso workshop for caffeine fiends
Lovers of really good coffee rarely settle for the house blend at Starbucks. They make their own coffee, lovingly babying the beans and faithfully cleaning out their...
Chris Madrid’s owner passes away
Chris Madrid's is known in San Antonio for their burgers — from the renowned Tostada Burger to Porky's Delight — and for good reason. The roomy burger joint...
San Antonio chefs working to elevate city
A bevy of prominent San Antonio chefs have formed a group to raise the level of the city's culinary notoriety. So far, the San Antonio Chefs Coalition boasts Andrew Weissman of Il Sogno and...
Local chefs nominated by James Beard Foundation
Several local culinary stars might soon become figures in the national firmament. The James Beard Foundation have nominated Jason Dady of Tre Trattoria, Two Bros. BBQ, and Bin 555...
Por Vida makes a mark on UTSA
In a partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the University of Texas at San Antonio now offers low-fat and low-sodium dining options at...
SA chefs honored by StarChefs
Food & Wine has good reason to come to Texas (as they announced they will with a fest in April in, yawn, Austin) — we have so many great chefs in this area. StarChefs.com agrees.
World's largest free breakfast on Friday
At 4:30 a.m. Friday volunteers at the San Antonio Stock & Rodeo's kickoff Cowboy Breakfast — the world's largest free breakfast, according to the Guinness Book of World Records...
Top guac sought by Olé Avocado
With the Super Bowl on the horizon, some of you are perfecting your tailgating hors d'oeuvres. If you think your guacamole can't be beat, now's your chance to prove it.
Saweet, Dough sink roots deeper
Saweet Cupcakes is finally landlocked. After feeding cupcake lovers in remote locations all over the city, Saweet Cupcakes has put down roots...
Daily Beast: SA's pickled
If your New Year's Eve seemed particularly out of control, don't tell it to the Daily Beast. The online news site is well aware of San Antonians' alcohol obsession.
Ring out the old with Jason Dady
Chef Jason Dady is offering a sweet holiday special — for every $100 you purchase in gift certificates, you'll get a $25 gift certificate.
Dinner can be a Special Project
Pop-up restaurants are popular in Los Angeles and New York City. Chefs create makeshift restaurants with limited or fixed menus and open and close whenever they want.
Fast foodie: Café Green Tea
Green tea has become synonymous with health in the United States. It conjures up images of meditative silences and well-worn handless teacups.
Perry's Steakhouse opens at La Cantera
Houston-based Perry's Steakhouse & Grille has ventured into downtown Austin and uptown Dallas since opening in 1979. Now with Monday's opening they've officially sunk roots in San Antonio at The Shops at La Cantera (not really up- or down- town). The Texas
Black Friday shopping and olive soaps
Friday is the holiest of all American holidays: Black Friday. If you’re committed to putting your cheek to fellow-bargain-shopper jowl on this crowded day, at least go to local stores.
Fast Foodie: Donnie's Italian Beef & Hot Dogs
The problem of most dipped sandwiches is the dipping itself. Most sandwich joints will dip the inside of the bread in the sauce, getting just a taste of the meat juices.
Battle for top tamale
It’s November, which means fall leaves, digging out my jackets and coats, and tamales. The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without those meat and masa dishes.
Big Lou’s Pizza moving on to BBQ, burgers
Big Lou’s is known for its giant pizzas, so big they were featured on the Food Network’s Man v. Food alongside Lulu’s Bakery’s cinnamon rolls and Chunky’s Burgers’ Four Horsemen