Trending
MOST READ
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

News: Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the San Antonio... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Elaine Wolff 10/22/2014
Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Food & Drink: There was a special kind of draw at Alamo Ice House on a recent Tuesday evening. A handful of weeks after opening its... By Jessica Elizarraras 10/22/2014
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
6 Sinfully Good Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in SA

6 Sinfully Good Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in SA

Food & Drink: Cheesy Jane’s. Multiple locations, cheesyjanes.com. If the name is any indicator, this San Antonio staple doesn’t mess around when it comes to... By Tommie Ethington 10/22/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Food & Drink

Industry News: Tuk Tuk opens, Trader Joe’s on 1604 (?) and a culinary tip of the hat from USA Today

Photo: , License: N/A


Good things come to those who wait? Tuk Tuk Tap Room (1702 Broadway) finally opened its doors, albeit quietly. Partners Jody and Steve Newman (Friendly Spot, Alamo Street Eat Bar, The Newman Project) and chef David Gilbert (formerly with Sustenio) are rolling out menu items and hoping to extend the soft opening stage to include exclusive preview dinners where chef can crank out his menu without a huge rush. Still, the first night was swamped with NoBro (that’s North Broadway) residents. Don’t expect a grand opening for a few more weeks, as Gilbert will be attending LuckyRice Las Vegas Night Market as SA’s only rep on October 5.

The Trader Joe’s-loving masses are about to get a new location if the State’s Comptroller’s office is to be believed. The office released its list of new sales tax permits for the week ending September 16 and the Monrovia, Calif.-based company was issued a permit for 403 N Loop 1604 W. Permits were also issued for new locations in Southlake, Dallas and Houston. Hopefully this Stone Oak location doesn’t take as long as the Quarry (350 E Basse) spot did to open.

It’s been a busy week for Bakery Lorraine (511 E Grayson). The sweetheart bakery celebrated its one-year anniversary and was featured on Travel & Leisure’s website as one of America’s best bakeries. The site lists several local favorites such as the plum upside-down cake (the recipe for which we shared September 11), Pop Tarts and frangipane tarts, while also naming a must-try item in the fig and goat cheese tart.

USA Today featured an article on SA’s rising culinary scene, which highlighted the Pearl including Green Vegetarian Cuisine, the CIA Bakery Café and Il Sogno Osteria, as well as the Westin La Cantera Resort (16641 La Cantera Pkwy) for its homemade ice cream. The article also boasted Taste of the River Walk and Culinaria’s Chef and Cellars event. I love that SA is getting some recognition, but the write-up failed to mention Andrew Weissman’s latest restaurant or The Granary (which was featured in the U.K.’s Trip Reporter for what the writer calls “new face of American cuisine; farm to fork, using delicious locally sourced ingredients in all manner of innovative ways”) … and would it have hurt to check out Southtown?

Basketball fans who enjoy not spending a ton of hard-earned cash on lackluster arena snacks will be able to take advantage of Josephine St. Café’s free park and ride program. The free bus takes off 45 minutes before tip-off, so get there early, grab a bite to eat or take it to-go and hop on board. The program begins October 30, the first Spurs home game, and continues throughout the season.

On a sad note, Mr. Tim’s Country Kitchen Café (620 S Presa) has seemingly closed. A recent visit was met with locked doors and a quick peek inside revealed an empty eatery.

Recently in Food & Drink
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus